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Why I am Rooting for Brasil

Mandeep Singh | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Mandeep Singh

Brasil winning the World Cup could be a small moment of reconciliation for the nation's struggle, potentially helping to heal the wounds of what is lost.

Cindy Sheehan: Compassion, Courage, Conviction and Controversy

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Joanna Perry-Folino

The loss of a child is perhaps the most devastating loss a human being can suffer. The short and long term effects of the pain which affects a parent after the death of a son or daughter are unfathomable.

Global Day of Protest Against the Drug War

Daniel Altman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Daniel Altman

For the second year in a row, an international groundswell of activists have organized a Global Day of Action. In addition to the thousands of actions around the world focusing on various aspects of the failed drug war, drug policy reform advocates will be taking their protest right to the source: the UN Headquarters in New York.

A Symbolic Victory For People Power In Ireland

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 06.16.2014 | World
Ruairí McKiernan

After 19 nights of sleeping on the floor of the Paris Bakery in Dublin, a group of mostly young migrant workers succeeded in forcing political action that will help them recoup unpaid wages and make history in the process.

Colombia's Peace Talks with FARC: A Political Conspiracy?

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 06.12.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

The future of Colombia had never been so dark and uncertain. Two years ago, President Juan Manuel Santos embarked the country into a negotiation process with the terrorist organization FARC in Habana, Cuba.

Why Philly Must Persist in Protesting

Christopher Norris | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Christopher Norris

There's a lot at stake when it comes to fairly funding public education, but it seems only the teachers, students and parents are sacrificing -- I've never heard of a stadium being closed because the team didn't make the points or a politician's salary being drastically cut to make ends meet.

'Guns' by Negativland: In the Era of Open Carry Protests

Melissa Webster | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Melissa Webster

I'm tired of wasting time on more pointless debate that goes in circles and gets us nowhere, while the bodies of dead kids continue to pile up and people in Texas walk around with loaded guns in their hands like they're Wyatt Earp.

Fixing the Double Democratic Deficit

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Danny Sriskandarajah

Governments and international institutions both need to listen to and include these voices -- radical reform is necessary to make decision-making processes open and governance more democratic, and less susceptible to elite manipulation.

Sowing the Seeds of Its Own Demise: The Fossil Fuel Industry and Community Conflict

Aaron Packard | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green
Aaron Packard

While coal and gas companies try to paint the resistance to their projects as a small fringe movement of radicals, the reality is that society's discontent with the fossil fuel extraction reaches far wider than that.

Let The Controversy Commence!

Timothy Patrick McCarthy | Posted 05.28.2014 | College
Timothy Patrick McCarthy

History shows us that critics--outliers, whistleblowers, radicals of various kinds -- are usually the first to be silenced, so we should never be complicit in the work of silencing those with whom we disagree.

Remembering Environmental Defenders

Erich Pica | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

On Memorial Day, there is nothing more haunting, tranquil and inspiring as listening to taps being played at a cemetery honoring the men and woman who...

From Traitors to Blasphemers?

Marium Chaudhry | Posted 05.23.2014 | Media
Marium Chaudhry

Now the media is a deep, deep purple, reflecting shades of darkness, a silent oath broken as we watch Pakistan's media violently self-destruct.

Occupy Wall Space

Buddy Winston | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Buddy Winston

As odd as discovering that Attila the Hun made potpourri, George W. Bush is now a avid portrait artist.

When Do Grads Get a Choice?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.19.2014 | College
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Instead of clicking my tongue when the students do get on their hind legs and loudly say NO to an administration that wants to honor someone the student body viscerally rejects -- I cheer.

Honoring Commencement Dissent

Craig Borowiak | Posted 05.19.2014 | College
Craig Borowiak

Students have routinely been cast as spoiled and narrow-minded, their protests construed as signs of a newly ascendant liberal intolerance. Most disconcerting, student dissent and resistance have been wrongly equated with bigotry and censorship. This latter equation warrants extra scrutiny.

Morons March on Mall

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

In yet another feeble attempt to overthrow our supposedly fascist and oppressive government, right-wing lunatics once again took to the street in a horrendously embarrassing fizzle.

Teacher: A Street Artist Trying to 'Teach Peace'

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.15.2014 | Arts
John Wellington Ennis

Teacher is one of the most accomplished and prolific street artists in Los Angeles. True to his name, Teacher's focus has been on education and the vital need to focus on the most important resource we have: our children.

A Mother's Day Memory: From "The Icky Era of Aspic"

Lindsay Pyfer | Posted 07.09.2014 | Taste
Lindsay Pyfer

It was slimy. And, worst of all, it wasn't sweet. Then there was the texture, which has aptly been described as "like eating congealed blood."

Arrest of Human Rights Advocate, Rodrigo Diamanti, Magnifies Abuses in Venezuela

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 07.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Stephanie Rudat

Diamanti joins a growing list of notable figures that have been incarcerated for opposing the authoritative regime of Venezuela's President, Nicolas Maduro.

A Dad, an Animal Rights Protest and the Exploitation of Children

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

On Friday, April 25th, 2014, I witnessed the inappropriate political use of several elementary school age children.

Hawthorne Sisters' Topless Protest Exposes Sensitivities in China's Politics

John Wagner Givens | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
John Wagner Givens

Whether these woman recognized it or not, they have stumbled upon an extremely effective tactic given the constraints of the contemporary PRC

Losing Another Decade

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"We cannot afford to lose another decade." My God. There's more darkness in this quote than the New York Times intended.

'Cowboys And Indians' Stake Out The National Mall To Protest Keystone XL

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -– Farmers, ranchers and indigenous leaders who live along the Keystone XL pipeline route are holding an encampment on the National Mall ...

10 Beautiful Reasons To Pay Attention To Ukraine's Protests

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts

"Everything is art," Ai Weiwei once declared. "Everything is politics." The sentiment is one upheld by many individuals who view the line between art ...

Making Way for Jackie Robinson: The Quiet Fight of the Brown Bomber

Michael G. Long | Posted 06.02.2014 | Black Voices
Michael G. Long

It's that time of the year when we honor Jackie Robinson for breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball in the 20th century. While he appreciated the sentiment, Robinson often recalled he was not the only black pioneer in sports.