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WATCH: Kansas LGBT Community And Allies Rally Against Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents and allies in Topeka, Kansas, recently took to the streets to protest against the W...

Women In The Muslim World Need Genuine Reform

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Is misogyny prevalent and gaining traction in the Muslim world and why did most women vote for Islamists in Middle East elections?

Trayvon Martin Dominates Media Coverage, But Some Wish It Didn't

Akilah Bolden-Monifa | Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices
Akilah Bolden-Monifa

News and information about Trayvon Martin's death dominates the media.  It wasn't always that way,  the shooting occurred on February 26th but the n...

Educating for Democracy: The 'War on the Poor'

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.28.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Over 45 years after the "War on Poverty", we are faced with a "For the Few Deal" -- what I would call a full-fledged "War on the Poor."

My Thank You Letter to Scott Walker

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Thank you for giving us a reason, and a renewed commitment, to publicly declare that we stand together in solidarity to protect the middle class, and to ensure justice for workers.

Rally Against Hearing On US Muslims Held In Times Square

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Some 300 people gathered in Times Square on Sunday to speak out against a planned congressional hearing on Muslim terrorism, criticiz...

Entertainment and Politics

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The phenomenon of TV personalities throwing their own "rallies" certainly breaks new ground in both the political arena and the entertainment world -- politics has truly become indistinguishable from show business.

Close Aging Nukes By Installing LEDs

Brian Clark Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian Clark Howard

Remy Chevalier is a brilliant and eccentric eco-activist with a "bright plan": he believes a very achievable switchover to green lighting will save e...

PHOTOS: CHAOS As White Supremacists Rally At City Hall

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A white supremacist group rallied against illegal immigration in downtown Los Angeles Saturday as hundreds of counter-protesters g...

Weekly Diaspora: Local Laws Target Immigrants; Activists Take to the Streets

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger While immigrant rights groups pressure the federal government via high-profile marches and rallies, anti-immigr...

Tea Partying's First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One way or another the Tea Party's future prospects are likely to hinge on whether their decentralized nature turns out to be their strongest point, or their weakest.

RNC Refuses DNC's Joint 'Civility' Statement, Politico Reports

Politico | ANDY BARR | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee has rejected a proposal from its Democratic counterpart to sign a joint "civility" statement, POLITICO has learned. ...

Parents, Students and Civil Rights Advocates Protest the Mass Closings of Public Schools

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

Here in New York, protests have attracted thousands, culminating in a tumultuous eight hour meeting at which parents, students and teachers pointed out how the Dept. of Education had unfairly targeted their schools

Nikola Pashinian Sentenced: Armenian Journalist Gets 7 Years In Prison For Organizing Unrest

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YEREVAN, Armenia — A court in Armenia on Tuesday sentenced a journalist to seven years in prison for organizing mass unrest in the wake of the 2...

Protesters Hold Massive Rallies Against Emissions, Climate Change

New York Times | ANDREW C. REVKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Campaigners against global warming have drawn on an arsenal of visually startling tactics over the years, from posing nude on a Swiss glacier to scali...

Does This Misspelled Tea Party Sign Make My Butt Look Big?

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

Every time I see those handmade signs at the Tea Parties displaying anti-Obama phrases filled with hate, fear and misspelled words held by flocks of pallid agitators my stress level reaches a new high.

Citizens Confront WellPoint: Poster Child for Health Insurance Reform

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Citizens will pay a visit today to WellPoint's Indianapolis headquarters to protest the giant insurance company's abusive practices and its opposition to real health care reform.

QODS DAY: Protesters Transform Jerusalem Day Into Iran Day

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Today a long time tradition of the Islamic Republic of Iran was transformed into nationwide mass protests against the government.

Democrats Plan More Than 500 Reform Rallies

Politico | Chris Frates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Faced with a souring public mood on health care reform, Democrats and their supporters are launching a national grassroots push Wednesday to show lawm...

Leadership in Peril: Iranians Won't Wait Out Recount

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Thanks to these demonstrations, Mousavi is now firmly coming into his own as the leader of the opposition, and unless Ayotollah Khamenei acts fast, Ahmadinejad won't be the only one who has to step aside.

Iranian Election: Massive Campaign Rallies Are Reminiscent Of The Revolution

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The street gatherings that are taking place in the last days and nights before the Iranian election are reminiscent of the sorts of rallies and demonstrations that were eventually called the Revolution.

ACORN Helps Lead Progressive Action to Pass A Stimulus Package

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

Because of reality facing America's low- and moderate-income communities, ACORN members and their neighborhoods function as the canaries in our nation's economic coal mine.

Photos From Hillary Clinton Rally, St. Charles, MO (SLIDESHOW)

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Shapiro

OTB Photojournalist Melissa Hapke attended the Hillary Clinton Rally today in St. Charles, Missouri. Clinton is spending time in this swing state ral...

Newspeak/Hatespeak

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shana Ting Lipton

"He's an Arab," one of Sen. John McCain's elderly female supporters blurted out in reference to Sen. Barack Obama, at one of McCain's rallies. This is...