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Is Vandy Clubbing Seals? You Can Stop Them!

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.08.2012 | College

Someone really, really doesn't like Vanderbilt University's football team. A new Change.org petition that popped up this week is petitioning the athle...

University Says Allowing Campus LGBT Club Would Be 'Hypocritical'

uppersaucon.patch.com | Posted 08.08.2012 | College

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SLIDESHOW: Top Change-Driven Leaders Of 2012

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 08.02.2012 | Impact

If you've had it with disparaging political rhetoric, look to this group of true leaders who don't place the blame on one another when times get tough...

Public Education Is for the Common Good

Asher Huey | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Asher Huey

When astroturf groups undermine schools and workers, they are not acting in the best interests of children, parents, teachers or the community.

Teens Protest Airbrushing In Teen Vogue

Posted 07.07.2012 | Style

When Julia Bluhm decided to protest Seventeen's use of Photoshop, there were plenty of skeptical onlookers. The widespread use of airbrushing in magaz...

Joy Resmovits

Weingarten On Rhee: 'I'd Be The First To Welcome Her If She Actually Changed'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

The day after Michelle Rhee's education lobbying group, StudentsFirst, got dumped by progressive petition site Change.org because of intense pressure ...

Ryan Grim

Michelle Rhee Dealt Stinging Blow

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a surprising reversal, Change.org, the progressive online powerhouse that channels grassroots energy into petition-based activism, ha...

One Teen's Big Petition To 'Find Nemo' A Natural Habitat

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.15.2012 | Teen

Every Disney fan remembers the classic "Finding Nemo" line: "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming!" But according to 17-year-old Katie Emmons, the f...

Change.org Founder On The Impact Of Online Activism

Posted 06.08.2012 | Impact

Ben Rattray was set on being an investment banker until his senior year of undergrad at Stanford University when one of his younger brothers came out ...

Teen Girls Launch Petition For Female Moderator At Presidential Debates

Posted 06.07.2012 | Teen

"This is an exciting time to be a young woman interested in politics." These words, written by three high school students from Monclair, New Jerse...

Elementary School Students Ask Crayola to Recycle Markers

Joe Mirabella | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Joe Mirabella

Sun Valley Elementary school students in San Rafael, CA are urging Crayola to create a take back program for their Crayola markers.

Honor Student Jailed For Missing Too Many Classes

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.29.2012 | Teen

Diane Tran, a 17-year-old honor student in Texas, was forced to spend the night in jail last week after missing too many classes, KHOU-11's Sherry Wil...

What I Learned After My Friend's Baby Died

Jenny Isenman | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

The ER that she went to said her daughter had a simple cold. They made her feel neurotic. They made her feel overprotective and ignorant.

When the Little Guy's Tools for Change Are Co-opted

Mathilde Dratwa | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Mathilde Dratwa

Should change.org censor content? The company's mission is to "fight for what's right." But if it allows "anyone, anywhere" to start a petition, then who defines "what's right?"

PHOTOS: Teens Bring Airbrushing Protest To Seventeen's Headquarters

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 07.03.2012 | Style

It's easy to make an online petition. It's more challenging to gather up supporters, go out in the rain and make your point in person. But that's w...

Thousands of Vietnam POWs Fight for Health Insurance

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Scout, Ph.D.

For the last two years, Mr. Khao has contacted every legislator he can, asking for official recognition and veteran's benefits for these thousands of U.S. citizens who were soldiers for the CIA's secret war in Laos. So far nothing has come to pass.

Christians: Affirm That Same-Sex Relationships Are Not Inherently Immoral

John Shore | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
John Shore

This is an election year. If a petition calling upon Christians to affirm LGBTQ people is signed by hundreds of thousands of Christians, then the entire conversation around the gay issue changes.

Teen Petitions 'Seventeen' To Use Non-Airbrushed Images

Posted 07.06.2012 | Style

Celebs, editors and health professionals have called on magazines to halt the excessive use of airbrushing for its negative impact on impressionable t...

Fathers From Around The Country Didn’t Allow Huggies To Disrespect Them

Etan Thomas | Posted 06.19.2012 | Parents
Etan Thomas

Society has become comfortable with the notion that the typical father is not capable of actually being a responsible father.

The Pulpit vs. The Pews: A Call To Action For All Catholics

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 06.16.2012 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

As Catholics speak out and call upon the Church to live out its call to be a beacon of social justice and love, those in the hierarchy will begin to see another way in which Christ has risen -- he has risen from the silence and has cried out for equality.

VOTE! Webby Awards Nominates 5 Sites For Social Change Award

Posted 04.12.2012 | Impact

Nothing will replace the immeasurable power of a protest that gathers thousands of people in a city square. But a number of organizations and social n...

Mattel: Bald Barbie Doll Next Year

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 03.30.2012 | Parents

A bald friend of Barbie's would be available next year, CNN reports, though the doll will not be sold in stores. The move comes after parents too...

Busy Philipps Gives Her Take on Bully and Upcoming Film With Michelle Williams

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

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Starbucks Under Fire Over Insect Ingredient

Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 03.28.2012 | Food

Starbucks enraged vegetarians this week after confirming that its strawberry flavored drinks contain a new ingredient of cochineal extract -- a red dy...

Don't Dismiss 'Slacktivists' -- Give Them The Tools To Do More

Bob McKinnon | Posted 05.25.2012 | Impact
Bob McKinnon

How does social change happen - with marches or clicks? To anyone who grew up in the 60's this seems like an absurd, if not offensive question. But t...