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The Poultry Industry Responds to an Activist Farmer

The poultry industry responds to a farmer who let animal activists into his barns, and then filed for whistleblower protection The post The Poultry Industry Responds to an Activist Farmer appeared first on WIRED.

A Factory Farmer Strikes Back at the Company He Farms For

A factory farmer who let animal-welfare activists film inside his barns files for whistleblower protection so he can keep farming. The post A Factory Farmer Strikes Back at the Company He Farms For appeared first on WIRED.

Noam Chomsky: Slavery is ‘the core of our history’ but not ‘part of our consciousness’

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Activist and labor educator Noam Chomsky denounced what he described as the softening of the impact of slavery on U.S. history in footage posted on Tuesday by Democracy Now. “It is a large part of the basis for our wealth and privilege,” Chomsky told host Amy Goodman. “Is there a...

“No Blood For Vanity!” Hong Kong Animal Right Activists Protest the Fur Fair

Hong Kong is a "premier global fur trade center" because of the demand from mainland China. At the same time, cheap fur products also flooded the local market.

DuPont rejects activist request to change how directors are elected

(Reuters) - DuPont on Tuesday rejected a push to let shareholders split their votes between company-backed directors and those nominated by activist investors in an escalating proxy battle with Nelson Peltz. Peltz's Trian Fund Management...Show More Summary

Bridgeport activists call for 31st Street CTA bus route

A group of Bridgeport activists once again are asking the CTA to restore the long-gone bus service along 31st Street between the lakefront through the Bridgeport community and west to suburban Cicero.  Some South Side residents longShow More Summary

Angry Activists Confront Trans Teen in Charlotte Bathroom, As Nondiscrimination Ordinance Fails

Tensions flared in Charlotte, N.C. Monday, as nearly 120 citizens gave passionate speeches for and against an ultimately stymied LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance. read more

Human Rights Activists Remain Behind Bars as Azerbaijan Prepares to Host First European Games

6 hours agoNews : Vice News

With 100 days left until the games, VICE News spoke to Dinara Yunus, the daughter of two of Azerbaijan's most prominent imprisoned human rights activists.

2 racist emails cited in federal report on Ferguson police prompt outrage

6 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

For the activists who cast Ferguson, Mo., as a symbol of the fight against police racism, the Department of Justice report castigating the city’s Police Department for patterns of racial bias was long-sought vindication.

Activists to Protest at Regional Feds Ahead of Jobs Data

A network of liberal activists is planning a series of small demonstrations outside of several Federal Reserve district banks Thursday, intending to highlight elevated unemployment among minority communities and urging officials not to raise interest rates any time soon.

Ohio-Based LGBT Activist Adam Hoover Fakes His Own Kidnapping

7 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

At the age of 17 Ohio-based activist Adam Hoover made a name for himself by being one of Ohio’s youngest agitators for LGBT equality and founding Marriage Equality Ohio. More recently Hoover has made his way back into the news...

Gazan Doctor Aims to Rebuild Strip's Only School for Disabled Children

A Gazan doctor teams up with human rights activist to rebuild Gaza's only school for disabled children.

UN Secretary-General Expresses Alarm about Executions, Retaliation Against Activists and Attacks on Women in Iran

In particular the Secretary-General voiced his concern about Iran’s chronic application of the death penalty to drug-related offenses, which do not qualify as the “most serious crimes”; the number of death penalty cases with a political dimension; the high incidence of public executions; and the execution of juveniles.

How translation amplifies ideas: TED speakers show appreciation

Shortly after model Geena Rocero gave the TED Talk “Why I must come out,” she was Skyping with an LGBTQ activist in Hong Kong. This activist mentioned how powerful it would be for Chinese speakers to be able to watch the talk. Rocero logged on to to find out how she could get her [ … ]

Two educators, two very different visions, one question: How can tech help us rethink education in the developing world?

Take two education activists with very different theories — and give them a chance to work together on a goal they both care about. That’s the thinking in the video above, the kick-off of Microsoft’s new Work Wonders project, which pairs up unlikely collaborators to spark new ideas. Watch as TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra [ … ]

Not a bug splat: This massive portrait is a message to drone operators

9 hours agoArts : TED Blog: Art

This portrait of a girl tells a story larger than the massive piece of vinyl it is printed on. Unfurled in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan, “#NotABugSplat” was created by a collection of artists and activists, using TED Prize winner JR’s Inside Out campaign, to send a message to drone operators, who reportedly call their kills “bug splats” because they [ … ]

23 Gay Rights Activists Arrested In Idaho State Capitol

9 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

An estimated 23 gay rights activists were arrested in Idaho yesterday morning after protesting in the Idaho House and Senate chambers, attempting to pressure lawmakers to pass anti-discrimination protections reports Boise State Public Radio. The activists, wearing black shirts that...

As Uganda's 'Kill The Gays' Bill Returns, Pro-Gay Activists Step Forward

9 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In 2009 David Bahati made a name for himself by introducing an early version of what would eventually become Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law. Colloquially known as the “Kill The Gays” Bill, Bahati’s proposal argued in favor of punishing those thought to...

Fact Checking the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine

The citizen activists fact checking the conflict in eastern Ukraine believe their approaches are more honest and revealing than the narratives spun by either the Ukrainian or Russian state-controlled media.

BG 322: Eco-Dharma

Episode Description: Lama Willa Miller and David Loy join host Vincent Horn for Geeks of the Round Table to discuss how Buddhist concerns intersect with ecological & activist concerns. The trio talk about the upcoming Eco-Dharma Conference,...Show More Summary

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