Effective activism's a long-haul process, not "save the Earth in 30 days, ask me how." But there are some principles that seem to reoccur for people addressing every kind of challenge.
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You've probably heard about the three hikers being held in Iran since last summer. Their case has become a political football, highlighting the inhere...
"Caught in a Bad Hotel" didn't just make me happy because it's a fun video. It made me hopeful that creative activists can use this medium to more effectively get their message out.
Rooted deep in the grain of American culture, the Spirtual Left has long acted as the progressive conscience of the nation, championing from the beginning causes like abolition and women's rights.
As a woman, mother and activist, to me, one week in American life and politics is like seven dog years. Women don't need to worry about keeping up wit...
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On Friday, a group of Nigerian expatriates gathered outside of the Nigerian Consulate in...
Glenn Beck, the popular and outspoken Fox News host, says he wants to go beyond broadcasting his opinions and start rallying his political base -- for...
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Bassnectar is Lorin Ashton's multi-faceted electronic music and social experimentation p...
When it comes to women in hip-hop, don't call it a comeback. Women have been here for years.
The strategies and ultimate goals are the same for any kind of torture: to humiliate, disembody, extract confessions and permanently terrorize the victims to prevent further 'disturbances'.
Both President Obama and the Republican Party (and even failing sectors like the auto industry), could learn a thing or two from my generation.
As open lesbians, gay rights have been major for the Indigo Girls -- along with environmental concerns They are artists who believe that activism goes part and parcel with the power of song.
This is China we're talking about, so the video isn't just funny, punny wordplay. The grass-mud horse video has become a national symbol of resistance to authority and censorship.
Last week, I wrote about the impact of the economy on our children and explored if there is an "upside" to the down turning economy for families. (rea...
Of all the fossil fuels, coal is the single biggest contributor to global warming; Burning it cuts short at least 24,000 lives in the U.S. annually.
Unlike candidates in the idealist era that just ended, Obama ran a national campaign and competed in formerly rock-ribbed Republican states. His reward? Victory in nine 2004 red states.
Thousands of citizens across the country will participate in 2009 Humane Lobby Day, and will ask their state legislators to support bills dealing with important animal-related policy reforms.
Icelanders don't have the culture of crowds. There are no subways, no train stations, so Facebook has made a great social impact and has played a vital role in the days since the economic crash.
Progressive billionaires, bloggers and grassroots activists mobilized less against a conservative president than a complicit mainstream media and a Bush-enabling Democratic establishment.
This past Sunday I ran for re-election as a Delegate to the California Democratic Party. I was on the Progressive Slate, from the 42nd Assembly District which covers parts of LA and the San Fernando Valley.
With all the dream destinations in the world that I have yet to conquer, why am I hung up on visiting a tiny country best known for warfare and which my family abandoned a generation ago?
Each victim of a hate crime is equally precious. Each is equally deserving of protection and justice.
Many of us are succeeding, in places like Great Falls, Montana, and Omaha, Nebraska, as former GOP strongholds become more hospitable to progressive ideas and people.
The triumph of democracy in the Maldive Islands should be counted as yet another example of the power of civil resistance to create a government by the people, for the people.
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