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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 04.02.2014 | 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.

Scales of Justice

Mr. Fish | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Mr. Fish


Pyramid or Brokerage Scheme? Herbalife vs. Bill Ackmaan

Food Politic | Posted 03.21.2014 | Food
Food Politic

By Aly Miller Originally published in Food Politic How did Herbalife, a company that sells nutrition and energy supplements, become the center of a ...

A Redress of Grievances

Michael Benson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Benson

Consider the tens of millions in the world today who will NEVER have the chance to petition their government for anything. But our right as Americans to lobby has been affirmed and reaffirmed again and again.

Free Speech, RIP: A Relic of the American Past

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Living in a representative republic means that each person has the right to take a stand for what they think is right, whether that means marching out...

Pray Less, Do More

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 02.28.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

Sadly, there isn't a shortage of tragedies in black communities. Read any newspaper in any part of the country, from Detroit to Omaha to Chicago to Ne...

Where Did Press Freedom Suffer Most in 2013? Online

Josh Stearns | Posted 02.27.2014 | Media
Josh Stearns

As the spaces and places in which we publish, speak and assemble grow more connected, the geography of freedom is in flux. We'll need to draw new maps, and forge new paths, and fight new battles to protect our rights online and off.

Should Occupy Have Cut Off Its Right Hand?

Nathan Schneider | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Nathan Schneider

The existence of certain obnoxious quarters of the right in Occupy was occasionally a problem for the movement, but the right's presence was also a sign of Occupy's promise.

Activists Seek to Impeach Philly's First Black D.A.

Christopher Norris | Posted 04.19.2014 | Black Voices
Christopher Norris

Seth Williams, who was hired by the citizens of Philadelphia to prosecute the guilty as well as protect the innocent in his role as District Attorney, is not very popular these days; in fact some of his bosses, the taxpayers, are calling for his job.

18 Powerful Images from Massive #SOSVenezuela Demonstration in Los Angeles, California

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 02.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Stephanie Rudat

Clad in vibrant colors of the Venezuelan flag, supporters of ongoing protests in Venezuela rallied peacefully in Los Angeles, California on Saturday in front of the Federal Building.

Venezuela and the Hypocrisy of the International Left

Carlos González | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Carlos González

It's time for those us on the left to stop defending the undefendable, to denounce the repressive actions of a government shooting at it's own citizens for demanding a true democracy and a better life. Socialism without democracy is simply a dictatorship.

UCLA Scientists Terrorized By Animal Activists (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 02.25.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

On February 15th, 2014, just a few feet from the front door of a residential home occupied by a UCLA scientist, a group of 66 animal rights activists staged a peaceful demonstration. However, "peace" was the opposite of their goal.

Ode to Rastafari: Stop Eviction of Rastafari from Pinnacle Ancestral Grounds!

Jasmine Rand | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Jasmine Rand

As the epicenter and birthplace of the Rastafari faith and movement, Pinnacle provided refuge and promoted self-reliance to Blacks in Jamaica at a time when they were relegated to second-class citizenry.

Government Control of the Internet -- A View From Istanbul's Streets Echo Concerns on U.S. Streets

Jerry Ashton | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Jerry Ashton

Turkish Riot Police are using water cannon, tear gas and rubber (for the moment) bullets to quell the hundreds of demonstrators marching in Istanbul.

How to Be a 21st Century Peace Activist

Allyson Stroschein | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Allyson Stroschein

The second question you must ask to be a 21st peace activist is: What should I do about it? In other words, what meaningful actions can I take (given my specific life circumstances) to make the biggest impact on peace in the world?

Ukraine Has Not Yet Perished

Kaley Hanenkrat | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Kaley Hanenkrat

The first time I heard the Ukrainian national anthem, which roughly translates to "Ukraine has not yet Perished," I thought I had mistranslated. Watching the events around EuroMaidan unfold, however, I do not think there could ever be a more perfect title for a country's anthem.

Photos From Inside Thailand's 'Shutdown Bangkok' Protests

Hunter Styles | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Hunter Styles

Sunday's fatal public shooting of activist Suthin Tharathin marks the tenth fatality in what has become nearly three weeks of protests against the Thai government, centered here in the nation's capital.

Reproductive Rights in a State of Emergency

Dennis Trainor | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

This Wednesday marked the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

American Idle: Why We Don't Care About the Grammys

Stephan Said | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Stephan Said

Years from now, when people look back at this generation as one that created change on a scale not seen since the civil rights movement itself, they will know there was a soundtrack.

After Being Beaten By Police, These Protesters Came Back Armed With Something Stronger Than Weapons

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

In the final weeks of 2013, the nascent Ukrainian protest movement, dubbed EuroMaidan, was met with a brutal crackdown by the Ukrainian riot police fo...

Angry Workers Swarm Seoul's Streets, Demand President Resign

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.07.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

South Korea may best be known for slick electronics and saccharine pop tunes, but less of that stereotypical effervescence was present in Seoul in Dec...

Dear Mr. President: In Response to Responses to the ASA Boycott

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 03.01.2014 | College
David Palumbo-Liu

That the resolution has been so condemned by some without an understanding of these basic facts, upon which supporters voted for it, is regrettable and only shows the more the power of the prejudices to which even very smart people might be susceptible.

A Retrospective

Murray Fromson | Posted 02.14.2014 | World
Murray Fromson

Following a month-long return to the memories of my Cold War years of reporting in Southeast Asia, life in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Hong Kong exposed me to an economic revival of these countries that have put the animosities of the past to rest.

The Meaning of Brian Tacadena

Sam Slovick | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics
Sam Slovick

Thirty-four years since Montoya's death, Tacadena's death raises the same questions and some new ones, like why is there is no national database and standardized reporting system for people killed by the police?