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Remembering Leonard Beerman: Activist, Pacifist, Rebel and Rabbi

2 hours agoNews : Truthdig

Leonard Beerman died Wednesday, and with his passing the world has lost a great light for justice and peace.

Topless Femen activist grabs Baby Jesus in St Peter’s Square

11 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

An activist from the feminist group Femen bared her breasts in St Peter’s Square on Christmas Day and rushed the Nativity scene, grabbing the Baby Jesus figurine. A Vatican police officer wearing a black cape was quick to arrest the blonde activist and wrest the figurine away from her. The...

Saudi women drivers sent to ‘terrorism’ court, say activists

Two women’s rights campaigners detained in Saudi Arabia have been transferred to a special tribunal for “terrorism”, activists said on Thursday after the women appeared in court. The ruling came at a hearing in Al-Ahsa, in the kingdom’s Eastern Province, according to the activists who declined to be named. Loujain Hathloul has been detained since […]

Hindu activists organize mass 'reconversion camps' in India

13 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

By his count, Vyankatesh Abdeo has helped convert 700,000 Indian Christians and Muslims to Hinduism over the last two decades, but he would describe it differently.

Orangutans are deemed to be ‘persons’ in first-ever court ruling

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Canadian and U.S. animal-rights activists are applauding an Argentine court’s decision this month to grant a form of “non-human personhood” to a 29-year-old Sumatran orangutan named Sandra — believed to be the first-ever ruling of its kind. “Sandra will now be a lightning rod for all animals,” said...

Saudi women drivers sent to ‘terrorism’ court: activists

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Two women’s rights campaigners detained in Saudi Arabia have been transferred to a special tribunal for “terrorism”, activists said on Thursday after the women appeared in court. The ruling came at a hearing in Al-Ahsa, in the kingdom’s Eastern Province, according to the...

Hong Kong protesters held after clashes

Police say 12 pro-democracy activists blocking roads in city's Mong Kok neighbourhood taken into custody.

There’s Now Footage of the “Catholic Warrior” Walking Off With The Satanic Temple’s Display in the Florida Capitol

The other day, we learned that The Satanic Temple's display in the Florida State Capitol Building had been vandalized.We now know it was Susan Hemeryck, a 54-year-old Tea Party activist who wore a shirt with the phrase "Catholic Warrior" on it. Show More Summary

Live updates: Berkeley awaits vigils for Antonio Martin

Activists had already planned Christmas Eve memorials for Antonio Martin, a black man killed by a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri Tuesday night But on Wednesday, groups have begun to gather at the gas station where he was shot — including locals, veterans of the Ferguson protests, and police The NAACP has called for peaceful gatherings. Show More Summary

Pioneering Gay Activist Chi Chia-wei Seeks Constitutional Review Of Taiwan's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

If one were to compile a list of the great LGBT activists around the world, it would have to include Chi Chia-wei (above). Almost 30 years after he was arrested for petitioning the Taiwanese legislature to legalize same-sex marriage, Chi...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Ocean Lovers!

Red sea stars (Echinaster sepositus) around seagrass in Punta Elena, Almería, Spain. (Photo: Oceana / Sergio Gosálvez) All of us at Oceana would like to wish our readers, ocean activists and Wavemakers a Merry Christmas and happy holiday...Show More Summary

Miscommunication Or Something More? Hollywood Execs Say They Never Received George Clooney’s Hacking Petition

George Clooney might be a better actor than grassroots activist. The 53 year old recently went on a diatribe, sniping in an interview with Deadline that Hollywood’s top studios “ran… READ ON

U.S. Lawyers Left Guessing At Argentine Animal Rights Ruling

Court says that the animal was wrongfully deprived of its freedom. In an apparent victory for animal rights activists, an Argentine court has declared that Sandra, a 28-year-old orangutan living in the Buenos Aires zoo, is a non-person but that "it is necessary to recognize that the animal is subject to rights, and should be protected." Read Full Story

48% of Americans Would Definitely Not Vote for Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton for President

Abortion activist Hillary Clinton, if she seeks the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, would almost certainly become the party’s nominee. However, 48 percent of Americans already say they would definitely not vote for Hillary for president. A Wall Street Journal report indicates 48 percent of Americans are a definite no when it comes to […]

Police evict squatters in London that planned to feed homeless on Christmas Day

LONDON — Police officers and bailiffs clashed with a group of squatters in a five-storey Victorian building near Trafalgar Square in central London on Wednesday morning The group, who refer to themselves as "Love Activists," refused to leave the former Royal Bank of Scotland office, as bailiffs tried to evict them. Show More Summary

Peter LaBarbera Found Innocent Of Mischief In Canada, Says He's 'Sorry To Disappoint All The Nasty Gay Activists'

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera was found not guilty in a Canadian court Monday of a mischief charge stemming from his arrest in April for protesting at the University of Regina. LaBarbera, of Illinois-based Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, and Canadian...

CO: Boulder Group Backs Ads Against U.S. Support for Israel 'War Crimes'

It's unlikely that the buses bearing the controversial messages will be seen in Boulder County, but local activists are voicing their support for a round of ads that debuted in the Denver metro area last week decrying Israel's ongoing conflict with Palest

Millions March NYC v. Santacon: The Role of Millenials in Activism

I often feel like I see two distinct angles of the current generation of 20-30 year olds -- one: activist minded, diverse, outspoken, righteous; the other: success-minded, largely homogenous, apolitical. Both, riding a wave of technological advances making it easier than ever to share ideas. Show More Summary

Millions March NYC v. Santacon: The Role of Millenials in Activism

I often feel like I see two distinct angles of the current generation of 20-30 year olds -- one: activist minded, diverse, outspoken, righteous; the other: success-minded, largely homogenous, apolitical. Both, riding a wave of technological advances making it easier than ever to share ideas. Show More Summary

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