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Energy Quote of the Day: "You're Handing a Bat to Your Opponents...'

Tom Steyer the billionaire hedge fund manager turned enviro-political activist is spending big bucks to sway voters toward pro-climate-action democrats in the midterm elections this fall, but some are questioning the factual integrity of ads sponsored by Steyer’s super PAC NextGen. read more

Is SeaWorld Doing Enough to Silence the Haters? SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) is tired of seeing its brand sink all the way down to Davy Jones' locker. SeaWorld is taking steps to address the criticism that activists have been hailing at the theme park operator...Show More Summary

Between Bombs and Rebuilding in Gaza, Palestinian Activists are Fighting for the Environment

What is it like to be a climate activist in Palestine living under occupation? We speak to a West Bank-based environmental activist.

Rick Perry, Rand Paul take aim at Obama, Hillary Clinton at Koch event

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, already sounding like announced presidential candidates, appeared before several thousand conservative activists in Dallas on Friday to attack President Obama and Hillary Clinton while laying out their respective platforms.

Abortion By Mail

by Dish Staff Emily Bazelon profiles doctor and reproductive-rights activist Rebecca Gomperts, who “started Women on Web, a ‘telemedicine support service’ for women around the world who are seeking medical abortions.” Why Gomperts’ work matters: Almost 40 percent of the world’s population lives in countries, primarily in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Persian Gulf, […]

Peaceful Citizen Activists Blocking Hate is a Beautiful Thing!

The power of one, a few and many to do the right thing and fight for equality, fairness and a just society is an awesome force for change and for good The post Peaceful Citizen Activists Blocking Hate is a Beautiful Thing! appeared first on The Good Men Project.

This WikiLeaks-Inspired Group Exposes The Extravagant Excess Of Swazi Royals

In the small southern African nation of Swaziland, a group of activists inspired by WikiLeaks is exposing the excesses of Swaziland's opulent royal family, AFP reports. Many members of the royal family are active on Twitter, Instagram, and other social networks — and they're not shy about flaunting their wealth. Show More Summary

Brit Kidnapped for ‘Gay Cure’ in Congo

14 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

LGBT activist Christina Fonthes tweeted a cry for help from a family vacation in Kinshasa, claiming her mom was handing her over to a Congolese group that ‘fixes’ homosexuality.

My Time in Secret Detention in Syria: "We Could Hear the Screams of Torture Victims"

When Shappal Ibrahim, a peaceful activist with the Union of Young Kurds, was approached by a Syrian government official claiming to be a fellow supporter of the country's "revolution," he did not realize it was part of a ploy to detain him for his human rights activities. Show More Summary

Winking at 2016, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence courts Koch brothers summit

16 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

With a nod to a potential presidential candidacy, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence pitched himself to a prominent crowd of conservative activists Friday by criticizing the last Republican administration in Washington, that of George W. Bush.

Gun Humpers To Hold Armed Protest At Whole Foods Over Sign Prohibiting Firearms In Their Store

Open Carry activists are planning a protest at a Whole Foods store on August 30th after finding a sign outside one of the stores which states that firearms are prohibited. The chain store has had a gun ban in place for quite  awhile now so the news has taken awhile to sink into the gun [...]

Howard Hughes Corp (HHC), Unit Corp. (UNT), Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) (CP): Kenneth Squire’s 13D Management Boosts its Stakes in Its Largest Holdings

Kenneth Squire’s 13D Management recently filed with the SEC its 13F for the second quarter of 2014. This fund tracks 13D filings from activist investors and uses them to guide its investments. It focuses on companies with more than $1 billion in market cap, and last revealed an equity portfolio of more than $250 million […]

In the Life (At the Schomburg): Outing Lorraine Hansberry w/ Alexis De Veaux + Joi Gresham + Steven G. Fullwood

The Schomburg Center A panel discussion about imposing gay and lesbian labels on public figures who never publicly identified as such. This conversation centers on playwright, activist and intellectual, Lorraine Hansberry. Panelists include Joi Gresham, Alexis De Veaux, Steven G. Show More Summary

I have a dream: Tim Cook tweets his admiration for Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the 51st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, Tim Cook has tweeted to celebrate the life of the African-American Civil Rights leader and activist. Describing King’s speech as “the speech of my lifetime,” Cook … Read more ›

Pro-Abortion Activist’s Play Glorifies Do-It-Yourself Abortions

So the headline in the New York Times reads “Young, Fearless and Not Into Dragons: Ruby Rae Spiegel’s Play ‘Dry Land’ Confronts Abortion.” You know the Times would drool over any play about abortion (unless, of course, the mother chooses not to abort). Add to this that the playwright is a recently turned 21 senior […]

By Choice or Necessity, the Future of Abortions May Be at Home

20 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

“We won’t go back” has become a slogan for pro-choice activists, who have responded to an onslaught of abortion restrictions by invoking the bad old days of dangerous at-home abortions that preceded Roe v. Wade. But there’s some evidence suggesting we already have gone back — and that a new... More »

Finding hell in Syria’s Qusayr

20 hours agoNews : The Great Debate

In the summer of 2012, I spent three weeks in the besieged Syrian town of Qusayr working as a freelance photographer and writer with a group of young anti-Assad activists in a second-floor apartment next door to a field hospital.

Steve Carell To Play Gay Rights Activist In 'Freeheld' Alongside Ellen Page, Julianne Moore

20 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The long-gestating narrative film adaptation of Freeheld, originally an Oscar-winning short documentary from Cynthia Wade, has added a new star to its cast according to Entertainment Weekly. Steve Carell has now replaced Zach Galifianakis in the role of Steven Goldstein,...

Mother of Abortion Activist Who Attacked Pro-Lifers Sues Pro-Life Group for “Emotional Distress”

An abortion supporter attacks a group of pro-life advocates in Columbus, Ohio and was recently ordered to pay restitution in the case. Now, in a strange twist, the abortion backer’s mother has filed suit against the pro-life group claiming “emotional distress” from the publicity surrounding her daughter’s assault of their members. The abortion backer, Victoria […]

Hobby Lobby president to join extremely anti-gay activists at 'Star Spangled' event

22 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

The Benham brothers routinely equate LGBT rights with Satan. Tony Perkins equates homosexuality with drug abuse and says it's a fact that gay people will face eternal damnation. Mark Harris has admitted he doesn't want people to see homosexuality as...

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