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Oberlin Students: We Demand We be Paid Wages to Protest; We Demand That Any Grades Lower Than C's Be Deleted; We Demand That In Lieu of Tests, We Just Sit Down With the Professor and Rap With Him About the Subject Matter

The snowflakes just keep getting more Special. They're also dropping out of Oberlin College, which might be the only savvy decision they've ever made since applying to Oberlin College. Oberlin College's activist community is ready to call it quits. Progressive...

Anti-Indian Point activists warn of safety hazards at plant

31 minutes agoNews : NY Daily News

Activists hoping to shut down the Indian Point nuclear reactor located 30 miles north of Manhattan filed a legal action Tuesday.

Kurdish Political Prisoner in Iran on Hunger Strike to Protest New Charges

Mohammad Sediq Kaboudvand, a prominent Kurdish human rights activist who is in his ninth year of incarceration at Tehran’s Evin Prison, has gone on hunger strike to protest the new charges that have been brought against him. Kaboudvand’s wife, Parinaz Baghban Hassani, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he started the […]

Vietnam Stops Activists From Meeting Obama

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of its communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise...Show More Summary

Breastfeeding, Bias, and Men Who Give Birth: Q&A With Trans Activist Trevor MacDonald

In his new parenting memoir, Trevor MacDonald talks about pregnancy and breastfeeding as a trans man—and why we must dislodge the idea that bearing children is only women's labor. The post Breastfeeding, Bias, and Men Who Give Birth: Q&A With Trans Activist Trevor MacDonald appeared first on Rewire.

This Body Positivity Activist Is Back With Another Refreshingly Real Post

Megan Jayne is a body positivity blogger and social media activist who frequently graces the internet with her refreshing perspective and candid reality checks. After overcoming an eating disorder at 14, she started a website, Body Posi...Show More Summary

Obama prods Vietnam on rights after activists stopped from meeting him

1 hour agoNews : The Newsroom

By Matt Spetalnick and Martin Petty HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of its communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in amity between the former foes. Show More Summary

Obama quotes Thich Nhat Hanh in Vietnam address

U.S. President Barack Obama, in Hanoi, Vietnam today, addressed that nation’s people with remarks that included a reference to the Zen master, Engaged Buddhism advocate, and lifelong anti-war activist, Thich Nhat Hanh. And as Vietnam...Show More Summary

Sanders’ impressive activist DNC platform committee could help transform U.S. progressive politics

Bernie selected Cornel West, Keith Ellison, Bill McKibben, a pro-Palestine advocate and a Native American activist

Naked Vegans Stage Protest in Human Meat Packaging

In a protest against the production and consumption of meat, 20 naked animal rights activists covered in fake blood in Barcelona wrapped themselves up in cling film as if they were about to be bought in a supermarket on Sunday. The protest,...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood Lawyer Admits DA Turned Over Confidential Docs to Thwart Baby Body Parts Investigation

A lawyer representing indicted pro-life activist David Daleiden says a Planned Parenthood lawyer accused of colluding with prosecutors to secure the indictment has admitted that a Houston-area district attorney's office shared "confidential" documents with him about the case.

A Public Art Project Invites Gentrifiers to Confess Their Sins

5 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

On a Saturday evening a few weekends ago, several artists, performers, activists, and writers gathered at an apartment in Chelsea to discuss their relationship to the city-wide process of gentrification.

The Bathroom Law Is Self-defeating and Unenforceable

A front page story in the New York Times stunningly reveals why North Carolina's new bathroom law is not just unconstitutional but utterly self-defeating. The story includes a photo of Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, a transgender activist born...Show More Summary

Sanders Places One-Child Policy Activist and Israel Critics on DNC Platform Committee

Will the Democratic National Committee come to regret its decision to offer Bernie Sanders seats on a key committee at the July convention? After...

Offshore Drilling Foes Invoke 1953 Law to Prod Obama on U.S. Ban

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Environmental activists who dangled from bridges and paddled kayaks around an Arctic rig have a new strategy for stopping oil development off U.S. coasts: persuading President Barack Obama to use a 1953 law to bar offshore drilling permanently. Show More Summary

Northern Ireland: Women Use Publicity Stunt to Attack Pro-Life Laws Protecting Unborn Babies

Three Northern Ireland abortion activists turned themselves into a police station on Monday evening in a publicity stunt meant to challenge the pro-life country’s abortion laws. Northern Ireland recognizes that unborn babies deserve a right to life and only allows abortions when the mother’s life is at stake; aborting an unborn baby for any other […]

Jia Lee, Opt-Out Activist, Wants To Shake Up The UFT's "Closed Door Negotiations"

Jia Lee has been teaching in New York City schools since 2001, working with elementary and special needs students in the Bronx and Manhattan. In recent years, she has been an activist in the “opt-out” movement, where students abstain from sitting for state exams tied to teacher and school ratings. [ more › ]

Pro-Choice Activists Ask to Be Prosecuted to Prove a Point About Abortion Laws

6 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

While in the U.S. pro-choice advocates fight felony charges and fake abortion centers, three women from Derry, Northern Ireland, have turned themselves in for procuring pills to induce abortion and distributing them to young women. They hope to trigger a trial following two high-profile cases prosecuting young women who used this ... More »

Activists Launch Declaration Against N Yorkshire Council Fracking Approval

"Friends of the Earth" launched a petition on Tuesday to oppose the recent decision by the North Yorkshire County Council to support the extraction of shale gas in the Ryedale district by fracking.

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