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‘Democracy Now!’: WikiLeaks Catches Stratfor Tracking Activists

In this clip from Tuesday’s edition of “Democracy Now!,” one Andy Bichlbaum of The Yes Men tells host Amy Goodman about being monitored by Stratfor, the spying firm targeted by Anonymous in a bit of holiday season hackery late last year.

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 READ MORE



Flickr / ramesh_lalwani (CC-BY)

Activist Rejects Indian PM’s Plea to End His Fast

India’s prime minister begged anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare again on Thursday to end his protest fast, which after 10 days has caused the activist to lose at least 14 pounds but gain much public attention. (more)

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Gurinder Osan

Truthdigger of the Week: Anna Hazare

Social activist and anti-corruption proponent Anna Hazare, whose arrest sparked huge protests across India this week, is our Truthdigger of the Week.

Posted on Aug 19, 2011 READ MORE



Flickr / Zingaro. I am a gipsy too.

Greeks Waylay U.S. Ship in Gaza Flotilla

The Audacity of Hope, an American ship in the defiant Freedom Flotilla 2, tried to set sail for Gaza on Friday afternoon but was stopped by the Greek coast guard shortly after leaving port. (more)

Posted on Jul 1, 2011 READ MORE



Wikimedia Commons

China on U.S. Human Rights Scolding: Look Who’s Talking

The U.S. and China are bickering again over human rights after the U.S. condemned the arrest of Chinese dissidents. Beijing dismissed Washington’s latest criticism and said the U.S. is beset by violence, racism and torture and thus has no authority to condemn the actions of other governments. Above, Ai Weiwei, a jailed activist.

Posted on Apr 10, 2011 READ MORE


iPhone
Courtesy of Apple

Activist App: ‘Panic Button’ for Cellphones

A new “panic button” cellphone application is being promoted by the U.S. State Department for pro-democracy activists, especially those in the Arab world and China, that wipes out the phone’s contacts and alerts fellow activists.

Posted on Mar 26, 2011 READ MORE


Cairo meeting
AP / Amr Nabil

Israel Under Int’l Scrutiny for Flotilla Attack

Relations between Israel and friends like Turkey and the U.S. went south following Monday’s raid on a flotilla en route to Gaza, as differing reports emerged to challenge Israel’s account ... (continued)

Posted on Jun 1, 2010 READ MORE


D'Annunzio
youtube.com

Tensions Brew Between Tea Party, GOP

Now that we’ve gotten the inevitable tea party pun out of the way, here’s the newsy bit: According to the astute analysis of Salon’s Gabriel Winant, the relationship between the GOP’s powers that be and certain sachet-carrying members of the tea party ... (continued)

Posted on May 25, 2010 READ MORE



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Chinese Activist Sentenced to 11 Years

In one of the most improper of Christmas presents, Liu Xiaobo, a Chinese human rights activist, was sentenced to an unusually harsh 11 years in prison for charges of “subversion.” The decision was ostensibly made on Christmas Day to minimize international attention.

Posted on Dec 25, 2009 READ MORE


Boca
welcomeargentina.com

Politicians Fined for Environmental Negligence

An Argentine court has fined the country’s environmental secretary and two politicians for failing to clean up the polluted Riachuelo River that winds through Buenos Aires, a move unique and commendable for its accountability of politicians to citizens’ concerns.

Posted on Oct 29, 2009 READ MORE


Suzman
bbc.co.uk

Anti-Apartheid Activist Helen Suzman Dies

Former South African politician and anti-apartheid crusader Helen Suzman, a white woman who was once the only member of parliament to openly oppose the pernicious system of racial separation in South Africa, died Thursday at her home in Johannesburg. She was 91.

Posted on Jan 1, 2009 READ MORE


AFA video

They’re Here, They’re Queer, and They’re ... Well-Organized

The town of Eureka Springs, Ark., is held up as a cautionary example of how “well-organized” squads of homosexuals are taking over God-fearing hamlets across America in this instructional video promo.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008 READ MORE


Mugabe
AP photo / Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi

Mugabe Henchmen Mutilate and Murder Opposition Activists

In a gruesome killing spree that morbidly illustrates the ongoing election crisis in Zimbabwe, militia members apparently supporting President Robert Mugabe mutilated and killed four young men, three of whom were identified as activists for the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), the rival party to Mugabe’s Zanu (PF) group. The fourth happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time and didn’t know Zanu (PF)‘s secret handshake, so to speak.

Posted on Jun 19, 2008 READ MORE


Dr. Al-Arian
tkb.org

Dr. Al-Arian’s Third Strike

The Palestinian activist Dr. Sami Amin Al-Arian, imprisoned for five years despite a jury’s failure to return a single guilty verdict against him, has gone on a hunger strike in a Virginia jail.

Posted on Mar 7, 2008 READ MORE


Arellano
AP Photo / Julio Cortez

Deported Activist Fights to Reunite Families

After leaving the sanctuary of the Chicago church where she held off immigration authorities for a year, Mexican immigration activist Elvira Arellano was arrested and deported after speaking out at an immigrants’ rights demonstration in Los Angeles.  Now in Tijuana, Arellano will continue her efforts to reunite with her American-born son and will keep fighting for families divided by immigration laws.

Posted on Aug 20, 2007 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: The New Activist Judges

Honestly, people, haven’t you figured out what this is all about yet? Money. The conservatives are in a snit about “liberal courts” because of money.

Posted on Aug 24, 2006 READ MORE


David Muhammad
From printroom.com

David Muhammad: The Truthdig Interview

The prominent black activist and mentor for incarcerated youth in Oakland, Calif. argues that it’s time to hold hip-hop artists accountable for the messages behind their music.

Posted on Apr 3, 2006 READ MORE


Ron Kovic with his painting

Photo Essay: Ron Kovic Today

By Zuade Kaufman

Ron Kovic, the author of “Born on the Fourth of July,” the classic personal memoir about the aftermath of the Vietnam War, remains a committed activist.

icon: VideoPhoto Gallery

Posted on Jan 18, 2006 READ MORE


Alito Proves His Conservative Mettle

Profile of rise through right-wing ranks; “Constitution does not protect a right to abortion.” | more
Also: Check out our extensive paper trail on the nominee. | link

Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


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