Ai Weiwei is an artist who knows a thing or two about doing time in jail. Next year the activist Beijing artist will exhibit a series of new installations at Alcatraz, the former island prison in San Francisco Bay.
As a lifelong Democratic activist, I'm always fascinated by those whose first order of business -- and I do mean business -- is to trash my beliefs in order to sell me a new party platform or candidate. So it came as no surprise that...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Colloquialism using violent imagery.]It's no secret that the Democratic establishment has unbridled contempt for progressive bloggers and activists. The hostility for leftwing policy, especially economic policy, and the...Show More Summary
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As activists fasted for the 22nd day at the National Mall to urge Congress to act on immigration reform, House Republicans were busy holding a two-hour committee hearing a few blocks away on whether President Barack Obama (D) has “encroach[ed] into Congress’ sphere of power” on immigration reform. Show More Summary
(NAIROBI, Kenya) — About 300 journalists and civil rights activists marched to parliament and the president’s office Tuesday in Kenya’s capital to protest what they say is an attempt by lawmakers to stifle criticism by pressuring journalists with monetary fines. Show More Summary
Four men chatting in a Delhi bar are not, by their own admission, natural drinking buddies. They first "met" on Twitter, where they voiced a common desire - to see Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi become the next prime ministe...
(MIAMI) — Three immigrant advocates on a hunger strike to pressure lawmakers to reform the country’s broken immigration system ended their three-week fast on the National Mall, while a new group of fasters, including U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, took their place. Show More Summary
Gabriel Arana has a long, pull-no-punches profile of the DADT activist and Iraq veteran. One of Choi’s darkest moments was at his trial earlier this year for chaining himself to a White House fence in 2010: Dan called four witnesses to testify, then showed a video of his Rachel Maddow interview. While it played, he wept. “The defense rests!” he announced, […]
Under the inspired leadership of the Holy See’s Nuncio, Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, the culture of death took a significant stumble at the Third Committee of the UN in New York last week. There are around forty resolutions crafted by this UN committee in October and November each year. The worst resolution this year was on […]
Pamela Gellar and Robert Spencer Banned from England Over Pro-Israel Views– Gellar and Spencer – Pro-Jew Authors, bloggers and activists Pamela Gellar and Robert Spencer recently discovered they were banned from visiting England due to their pro-Israel views. The Daily … Continue reading ?
Earlier I posted about Queer Nation protests of Johnny Weir at a talk at Barnard College last night. Weir appeared at the talk with his husband, Victor Weir-Voronov. The openly gay skater is contracted to work at the Sochi Games...
The Project began when activist Yasmin Silvia Portales shared her dissatisfaction with the absence, at the time, of spaces for meeting the social demands of sexually diverse persons and for advocating for sexual and reproductive rig...
Kevin Bacon, activist, actor and inspiration for the parlor game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” is celebrating #GivingTuesday by asking fans to create a charitable fundraising campaign for this year’s Read More The post Kevin Bacon’s #GivingTuesday Challenge appeared first on Ecorazzi.
Representative Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) has likened both immigration reform and the fight to increase the minimum wage to the effort for desegregation and civil-rights icon Rosa Parks.As one of the leading voices for minimum-wage hikes...Show More Summary
David Hudson wouldn't call himself a political guy, but when he found an issue with the Arkansas Constitution several months ago, he felt compelled to write a letter to his local legislators. It proved to be a much more complicated task than the Little Rock software developer had imagined. Show More Summary
Oh, Stewart Baker. It's getting to the point where I feel like we may even need a "Oh, Stewart Baker" topic here on Techdirt, given how often we seem to feel the need to utter that phrase. Baker, if you haven't been playing along with...Show More Summary
After a fifty-year career as an activist and US Congressman, civil rights icon John Lewis wrote a graphic memoir, March: Book One – the story of his life and the civil rights movement. March: Book One, the first of a series of three books, was released in August to great acclaim. Now, Top Shelf Digital, […]
Fast food workers are planning a strike to force employers to pay them $15 per hour. This Thursday, in over 100 cities across the nation, Big Labor is coordinating with "grassroots" activists to pressure these employers to pay a "living wage." From all the press, you'd think the push toward higher wages was something noble. Show More Summary