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Hundreds Arrested As Fast-Food Workers Strike Across The Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- About two dozen of this city's fast-food workers marched Thursday afternoon to a street corner that's home to a McDonald's, a Wend...

Love Always Wins

Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div. | Posted 09.03.2014 | Religion
Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div.

Standing in the crowd of the protest rally sponsored by the St. Louis Clergy Coalition, I watched five young men grow increasingly agitated. They were there to listen, to learn, to understand, to be inspired. They were disappointed in what they heard.

At Least 3 Killed As Protesters Clash With Pakistan Police

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD and ZARAR KHAN | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and th...

It's the Racism, Stupid

Tina Issa | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Tina Issa

It has been quite an eventful summer, and not in a good way. It seems as if the world is falling apart, even in parts of the world that are leading democracies, like us right here in the U.S. Most feel helpless and frustrated when we watch the news, and wish we could do more to stop the chaos.

Kids Take Part In Ferguson Protests (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Emily Kassie | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

Children in Ferguson have been protesting along with their families since the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9. They have joined the marches day an...

UC Berkeley Study Shows Cops in Riot Gear May Incite Violence

Judy Farah | Posted 08.22.2014 | Crime
Judy Farah

The Deciding Force project is building a database that shows patterns in police/protester interactions to determine how certain actions ignite violence. One such example is how an emotional outburst can escalate into a volley of rocks and tear gas.

From the Front Lines of Ferguson: A Community Organizer Explains How People of Faith Can Help

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Sarah Cunningham

I had the chance to interview Wes Lathrop, the Department Directer of Power, as he worked on the front lines of Ferguson. POWER is an affiliate of The PICO National Network, the largest faith-based community organizing organization in the country.

The Revolution May Not Always Be Televised, But It Damn Sure Will Be #Tweeted

Nida Khan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Media
Nida Khan

Challenging the status quo through engagement, participation and active expression of thought is the kind of revolution I'm talking about.

From Ferguson to Cairo

Freedom House | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Freedom House

Clearly, Ferguson is not Gaza, or Bahrain, or Egypt. As many activists in those countries would note, the situations are simply not in the same category in terms of scale, severity, or political context. But no one should be satisfied merely with the fact that there is less tear gas and deadly police violence in the United States than in authoritarian countries.

Michael Brown, Son, Student 'Thug'?

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.21.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The politics of respectability in the black community may not only hinder us from acting and engaging in the constructive protest, lobbying and collective action needed to create a more just society, as it has with respect to the Ferguson protests, but it may also prevent us from simply being and living freely.

Make Art Not War

Michael Perman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Michael Perman

Moments of conflict like these call for social innovation: new ways of solving problems and new ways of creating calm while recognizing and providing vents for anger. What say you fellow innovators, artists and chefs?

Thank God That Is Happening In #Ferguson and Not Here

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 08.20.2014 | Religion
Sarah Cunningham

It's so profoundly important that we, living elsewhere in the U.S., don't squelch the concern in our souls by saying, "Thank God that is happening in Ferguson, Missouri and not here."

The Fury in Ferguson and Our Forgotten Lessons From History

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Heather Ann Thompson

Despite the crystal-clear conclusions drawn by the Kerner Commission about why the '60s had seen so much urban unrest, and what would happen if we ignored the lessons of the these rebellions, we are right back where we were 50 years ago.

Ferguson And Civil Rights-Era Photos Look Way Too Similar

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.24.2014 | Black Voices

A young black man in sunglasses holds a sign with bold print in full view of the camera: "I AM A MAN." The word "am" is underlined. He's not just ...

To the Weekend Protesters

David Harris | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
David Harris

This weekend, there have been large protests on the streets of London, Cape Town, and Santiago, and smaller demonstrations in Paris and New York.

Congressman Criticizes Boycott Of White House Iftar Dinner

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After an Arab American group called for a boycott of the White House’s annual Iftar dinner due to the escalating situation in Gaza, Congressman Keit...

Why I am Rooting for Brasil

Mandeep Singh | Posted 09.07.2014 | 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.

The House and Senate Battle over Egypt Aid

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is expecting the United States to deliver the $1.3 billion in annual military assistance without any delays or restrictions, he may be in for a "rude awakening," as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez said during a hearing on Egypt earlier this month.

Why Iranian World Cup Fans Wave 3 Different Types of Flags

Ravishly | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Ravishly

These fan mementos aren't of the zany variety displayed so often at the sporting event. Rather, they represent competing political persuasions regarding the Persian motherland and for what they want Iran's jerseys to signify.

After One Too Many Fouls, the World Cup Deserves a Red Card

Azlan Ibrahim | Posted 08.06.2014 | Sports
Azlan Ibrahim

Just a few days away from the largest sporting festival in the world, the stories coming out of Brazil are not so festive. The handwringing reflects less on Brazil, but on whether the world even needs a World Cup anymore.

Liu Bolin - Hiding in the City

Janet Fong | Posted 08.06.2014 | TED Weekends
Janet Fong

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgHis work illustrates that amid the accelerating progress of society, our living environment has significantly improved, while humans are becoming increasing lost about the meaning and value of self -- sometimes even allowing the self to disintegrate. The artist's Chinese army training uniform and disappearance into the background are deliberate and metaphoric gestures of protest against this loss.

Liu Bolin: The "Invisible Man" Journeys From China To The West

Michael A. Santoro | Posted 08.05.2014 | TED Weekends
Michael A. Santoro

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThere is more, however, to Bolin's technique than simple pleasures--there is the scene finding and set up, the painting, the social commentary, and finally the snap of the camera. It is a genre-bending combination of street theatre, conceptual art, and photography rolled into one.

Hidden Injustices, Irreconcilable Contradictions

Meredith Ludlow | Posted 08.03.2014 | TED Weekends
Meredith Ludlow

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAs Liu remarks, "any culture has its irreconcilable contradictions." Often we are just too wrapped up in our own societies to see them. Sometimes it takes fading into the background as a quiet observer to bring these contradictions into sharp focus.

Harnessing The Power Of Invisibility

Blair Schulman | Posted 08.02.2014 | TED Weekends
Blair Schulman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgTo embark upon a series of stealth configurations I expect more than a sleight of hand to invoke some intrigue or unrest. "My intention was not to disappear in the environment but (to) let the environment take possession of me", Bolin says. Once possessed, now what? How do you roil the many to action? Does such work bring out the tumbrels or will it present a shrug instead, leaving everyone to return to their meager comforts?

A Chinese Artist Offers Irreverence And Hope With His Work

Amy Wu | Posted 07.30.2014 | TED Weekends
Amy Wu

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgTrue, I could not access Google and my Gmail or Facebook, but I was also introduced to an underground rock scene, to journalism students who asked thoughtful questions and who were inspired into the profession to tell the truth, and met young intellectuals and artists who like Liu find ways to openly express themselves within the boundaries of society and reality.