Tag: Activist

Obama Foundation’s fellows include South African activist and Afghan refugee

Former US president has said he wants to create ‘a million young Barack Obama or Michelle Obamas’ Koketso Moeti, a civic activist in South Africa, had kept on putting off her bid for a fellowship at Barack Obama’s foundation. On the last day before the applications deadline, she decided to go for it. “That’s when …

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Inside the Activist Efforts to Stop Noise Pollution

Click here for reuse options! Noise pollution and the battle for quiet space and peace of mind. Ah, the sweet, sweet sound of New York City on a spring day: Traffic, horns, cursing; the buzz of eight million people and their multiple devices. The roar of a subway train entering a station. The sound of …

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Nuts & Bolts: How can Daily Kos help your activist efforts?

Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D-I-Y’ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you’ve missed prior diaries, please visit our group or follow Nuts & Bolts Guide. Over the years, I’ve used this group to talk about practices …

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Watch the magical moment civil rights icon John Lewis met a 10-year-old budding activist

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was in Selma, Alabama, this week to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” when civil rights activists marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a display of registering voters. The nation watched on television as John Lewis and the other demonstrators were viciously beaten by Alabama State Troopers with clubs and tear gas.  Ten-year-old …

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Two ‘Rabid’ Men’s Rights Activist Sites Are Now Officially Considered Hate Groups by the SPLC

“The vilification of women by these groups makes them no different than hate groups." For the first time, two so-called men’s rights groups have been added to a widely watched list of extremist groups. The Southern Poverty Law Center released its annual “Year In Hate” report on extremism today, and the report included two new …

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Immigrant Rights Activist Ravi Ragbir Wins Stay After Being Targeted by ICE

Ragbir argues he has been targeted by federal immigration officials because of his activism. Today immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir announced: “The government has issued me a stay of deportation.” Ragbir, executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC, along with CASA de Maryland, Detention Watch Network, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and …

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Activist Organizers’ Hopes for 2018 from Movements around the World

From Alicia Garza to Annie Leonard, nine organizers share their hopes for the new year. Across the globe, 2017 brought us to new lows. Yet, even as crisis after crisis shook us to the ground, they also inspired many to rise up and take to the streets and other venues of popular power. Donald Trump …

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Activist Arrested After Exposing Border Patrol for Dumping Water Left for Migrants

More than 8,000 have died attempting to cross the Mexican border since the 1990s. Last week, humanitarian and immigrant rights organizations No More Deaths and La Coalición de Derechos Humanos released a report and videos that exposed Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents intentionally vandalizing and destroying life-saving jugs of water left by No More Deaths for border crossers in the …

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Tom Cotton’s Cease-and-Desist Letter to an Activist Raises Serious First Amendment Questions

Tom Cotton’s office says they warned an activist to stop contacting them after she used vulgar language. In October, Stacey Lane — a human resources professional of 19 years, got in the mail a cease-and-desist letter from Senator Tom Cotton, R-Ark. The letter, in an envelope addressed to Lane, said that all communication “must cease and …

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After Successfully Bringing Down Her Local Confederate Statues, This Activist Says She’s Ready for Office

A grassroots activist decides to take the movement from the street to elected office. 2017 wasn’t an easy year for progressive activists by any stretch. Between the Muslim ban, the riot in Charlottesville and the struggling Dream Act, it was hard to find any silver linings for social justice. But in cities throughout the U.S., …

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