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More Than 14,500 Rally Online to Fight "Gay Cure" Therapy in Hong Kong

Joe Mirabella | Posted 08.31.2011 | World
Joe Mirabella

A petition calling on the Hong Kong government to drop "gay cure" therapist Hong Kwai-wah has reached more than 14,500 signatures in the last 48 hours.

Open for Government: San Francisco Mayoral Candidates to Debate Tech and Transparency

Sarah Granger | Posted 08.16.2011 | Technology
Sarah Granger

San Francisco has been a leading city in efforts to open government through technology, data sharing and new media over the past few years, including ...

Fighting City Hall's Nuclear Weapons

Joe Cirincione | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Kansas City wants to build nuclear weapons. Although it is too late to stop construction on the plant, some Kansas Citians are proposing alternative uses to bring sustainable jobs, not bombs, to the area.

Laura Stampler

Saudi Women's Rights Activists Press Hillary Clinton To Endorse Their Right To Drive

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Stampler | Posted 08.03.2011 | World

A consortium of Saudi Arabian women's rights activists have written an open letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging her to publicly p...

San Francisco Giants Make Pro Sports History with First "It Gets Better" Video

Joe Mirabella | Posted 08.01.2011 | Sports
Joe Mirabella

Lifelong Giants fan Sean Chapin encouraged the World Series champions to make an "It Gets Better" video by starting an online petition following recent controversial incidents.

Elise Foley

Government Promises, Then Voids 22,000 Green Cards

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Macedonian native Marianno Gorgeski found out he had been selected from 19.6 million applicants to receive a green card to move to the U...

'Stealing Education' Case Round II: Petition to Drop Case, Mom Still Homeless

Mary Ann West | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
Mary Ann West

Homeless mother, Tanya McDowell, returned to the Norwalk, Conn. State Superior Court for her pretrial hearing regarding her "stealing education" case.

Weekly Pulse: GOP Would Privatize Medicare, Gut Medicaid

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled a draft budget resolution for 2012. Ryan's program would pr...

Weekly Mulch: Why Natural Gas Companies Fear Josh Fox, Gasland, and the Oscars

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The natural gas industry is afraid that Josh Fox, director of the muckraking film Gasland, might win an Os...

Weekly Mulch: Monsanto's Mutant Alfalfa and the Feral Pig Invasion

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Agribusiness giant Monsanto is strengthening its hold over the food system both in this country and abroad,...

Weekly Pulse: New Anti-Choice Bill Suggests More #DearJohn Letters Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Health advocate Eesha Pandit and blogger Sady Doyle join GRITtv host Laura Flanders for a discussion...

The New Change.org

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Fruchterman

The site has evolved into an organizing platform that helps concerned people start their own grassroots movement and mobilize others.

Weekly Mulch: The Dirty Truth about Natural Gas and Energy Innovation

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The argument against natural gas got a boost this week, when a congressional investigation turned up evide...

Weekly Diaspora: Why Sexual Violence Against Latina Farmworkers is a Hate Crime

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger This week, two high-profile trials involving the racially motivated murders of Latinos in Pennsylva...

Weekly Mulch: Why is the U.S. Losing the Clean Energy Race to China? Blame the Climate Cranks

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao touched on energy issues in the bilateral summit between t...

Weekly Diaspora: Anti-Immigrant Hate Crimes Rise with Hateful Political Speech

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The federal trial of three Pennsylvania police officers accused of covering up the murder of an und...

Weekly Diaspora: Tucson Shooting Reshapes Explosive Immigration Debate

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Tucson shooting that left Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) critically wounded and 6 oth...

Craigslist Saga: The Great Migration of Sex Trafficking Ads

Marissa Louie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marissa Louie

What has happened since Craigslist shut down its Adult Services section in the United States in September and internationally in December?

Weekly Pulse: Giffords Shooting Reveals Flaws in U.S. Mental Health Services

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head at a constituent outreach event in a supermarket...

Weekly Diaspora: In 2011, Birthright Citizenship in the Crosshairs

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, a coalition of anti-immigrant lawmakers from 14 states unveiled their much-anticipated b...

Reflecting on 2011 -- The Year Online Organizers Got Real

Joe Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Joe Solomon

Let's imagine for a moment, that right now we're not nearing the end of 2010. Instead, we're wrapping up 2011 -- the year online organizers shot for the stars.

Weekly Mulch: How to Avoid Fracking and Oil Spills in 2011

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: We're posting the Weekly Mulch on Thursday this week because of the holidays. It'll return to its regular Friday morning posting next w...

Ending Animal Abuse Is Merely a Click Away

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

I'm always surprised when I read about how we treat nonhuman animal beings. But it's incredibly easy to contribute to ending the abuse.

Weekly Mulch: Coal Ash in Our Stockings

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: Due to the holidays, the Weekly Mulch will appear on Thursday afternoon both this week and next week. We'll resume regular Friday morni...

Weekly Pulse: Egg Salad Surprise! Congress Votes to Clean Up Food Supply

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger It's a Christmas-week miracle! The Senate, in a vote that astonished everyone, brought the Food Safe...