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How One Group of Activists Disrupted a Major Fracking Event

18 minutes agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

A group of protesters try to stop Big Oil from polluting public drinking water. We were 20 minutes into one of the most boring Power Point presentations I have ever seen. While we looked at “shaded areas of cross-sections of multiple productive zones of oil fields,” the regulator was droning on and on. Show More Summary

Rehersal sacrifice of the paschal lamb

(PROSPECTIVE) TEMPLE MOUNT WATCH: Temple Mount activists slaughter lamb in public 'rehearsal' of Passover sacrifice. Hundreds attend ceremony held by group advocating for the re-building of Jewish temple in the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, in show of strength marking rising influence of their cause. Show More Summary

Rosie O’Donnell, New Co-Host of The View, Killed an Endangered Hammerhead Shark

After controversial anti-vaccine activist Jenny McCarthy was let go from The View, the producers were presumably looking for someone with less of a history of being on the wrong side of public policy. In Rosie O’Donnell, they made an awful choice. Show More Summary

Will Technology Put an End to Disability? A Future Tense Event Recap.

Few concepts are more vexed in activist circles than normalcy. Changes that make life easier for some almost inevitably push others further to the margins. Almost 15 years ago, feminist philosopher Judith Butler referred to this phenomenon...Show More Summary

Creative solutions to everyday problems

Artist/activist/advocate Theaster Gates offers some clear and compelling (although counter to current practice) insights about how art meets place in this interview with Carol Coletta of the Knight Foundation. While many ‘placemaking’...Show More Summary

Divvy's expansion begins, but doesn't hit all corners of Chicago map, activists say

More Divvy bikes and stations are going to be installed beginning in April, doubling the footprint of Chicago's bike share program yet falling short of covering the entire city. The addition of 176 stations and 1,750 bikes will extend...Show More Summary

US Department of the Interior Approves Shell's Arctic Drilling Rights

10 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

These Greenpeace activists look pissed. Granted, this photo was taken before news of Sally Jewell's affirmation of the Shell leases today. Aliyah Field, 27, and Zoe Buckley Lennox, 21, are probably extra pissed right now. Vincenzo Floramo/Greenpeace A...Show More Summary

10th Cir. OKs Exclusion of 700 Pages of Nonconforming Docs

Calling something a legal "technicality" is like calling a judge an "activist" or, in George Orwell's formulation, anyone a "fascist." The word doesn't mean anything except "I don't like that person." In the law, "technicality" just means "I lost." The Tenth Circuit emphasized the importance of process, though, as it......

Fight For 15 Expands Movement Ahead Of International Strike

Chicago workers from a variety of sectors, community activists and others say they plan to participate in what organizers are saying could be the largest-ever international strike for low wage workers. [ more › ]

Heritage Analyst Blasts Dan Savage's 'Jim Crow' Claim About Indiana Law

The Heritage Foundation's Ryan Anderson defended Indiana's religious freedom law on Monday's All In program on MSNBC, and blasted far-left LGBT activist Dan Savage for likening the new statute to Jim Crow: "It's interesting that Dan says that it's discrimination. Show More Summary

Voltari Surges 10%: Icahn Returns to Darling-Turned-Dog Motricity

Shares of New York-based Voltari (VLTC), which gets paid by advertisers to serve ads to mobile devices, are up 10 cents, or almost 10%, at $1.11, in late trading, after activist investor Carl Icahn this afternoon disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission that he had acquired 4.06 million shares at a [...]

20 Question Challenge: Tim Anderson, Academic And Activist

The New Matilda 20 Question Challenge returns. This week is Tim Anderson, the political activist pardoned after being jailed for the 1978 Hilton Hotel bombing.

Why It Matters That Jeb Bush Defended Mike Pence

In the five days since he signed Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a cadre of athletes, activists, and business leaders have condemned and criticized Gov. Mike Pence for ostensibly giving state sanction to anti-gay discrimination. Show More Summary

Harry Reid Unapologetic over Lying about Romney, Because Obama Won

The activist Left has given us ample evidence over the last several months that the narrative is more important than the truth, and all but confirms this in his latest interview. Reid, if you will remember, said the following from the...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Happy International Trans Day of Visibility! We’re excited to see our own Jos and 99 other trans activists on the annual Trans 100 List.  A profile of Sharon Farmer, first African-American woman director of White House photography. “I gave up delivering babies so I can provide abortions.” 16 writers on their decision not to have kids. 235 […]

Why is Egypt Prosecuting Human Rights Defenders?

How low will the Egyptian government go in silencing the voices of its citizens and its human rights activists? Last week, it went even lower than thought possible. In what amounted to a judicial masquerade, the Egyptian government suddenly...Show More Summary

Climate Action Now. Seriously.

By Nicholas Caleb of Portland, Oregon. Nicholas is a Concordia University Professor, attorney, & community activist. California has one year of water left and is in a drought cycle with no end in sight. Let that sink in. We are seeing the early stages of what are quickly becoming the catastrophic effects of climate change. Show More Summary

Video: Belgian police put a violent end to a legal pro-life rally in Brussels

The police 'were facing us, as if we were the source of aggression, not the mob around us,' recounts one of the pro-life activists.

News: NOM, Tom Hardy, Jacob's Ladder, Jon Hamm, Helen Mirren

12 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Jacob's Ladder: Play co-penned by longtime activist David Mixner gets raves in Austin. StoryCorps conversation: Accepting his daughter as gay was like a weight lifted off him. "Deidra Robinson and her father, William Watford III, were extremely close — until...

First Drip (3/27/15): Religious freedoms over discrimination protections hits N.C., more

When religious freedom trumps discrimination protections: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which, according to the Washington Post, gay activists say "could pave the way for open discrimination...Show More Summary

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