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Mediaite's Concha: Sharpton's MSNBC Conflict a Ratings Bust, Too

Letting the Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights activist and Obama White House confidante, host his own MSNBC news show violates basic conflict-of-interest rules for journalism, and gives the lightly watched liberal cable outlet no discernible ratings boost in return, a media columnist told Newsmax TV on Friday.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Ferguson, MO

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Ahmad Seif el-Islam Hamad: Egypt loses a tireless champion of human rights

The death of Ahmad Seif el-Islam Hamad robs the Egyptian human rights movement of one of its ablest defenders in its hour of greatest need.

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Related Topix: Amnesty International, Charitable Organizations

The Toronto Star

Gay rights activist withdraws challenge to Jamaican laws

A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said Friday.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Gay/Lesbian

The Washington Post

Hashtag activism brings Ferguson to White House

Janessa Robinson stands with a sign that reads "I'm afraid to have a child one day," Thursday afternoon in front of the White House.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Howard University, Marketing

NewsOne

Re: Ferguson Raises Questions Around Traditional, Social Media Activism

The Black community is, in large part, coming together to speak out against the tragedy of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

The Indianapolis Star

New councilor has roots in community activism

New councilor has roots in community activism LaKeisha Jackson replaces retired councilman Vernon Brown.

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Related Topix: Indiana Wesleyan University, Wesleyan University, Marion County, IN, Indianapolis, IN

Baltimore Jewish Times

Commitment to Activism

Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 90, is arrested during a protest of the Michael Brown shooting in St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Missouri, Israel, World News, Middle East

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Reuters

Macau to 're-elect' leader as democratic rumblings, mirroring Hong Kong, are stifled

Macau chief executive Fernando Chui is widely expected to be "re-elected" on Sunday after the pro-China government stifled an unofficial referendum on democracy, taking a much harder line on the gambling hub than leaders have in neighboring Hong Kong.

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WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Obama: No 'strategy yet' for ISIS in Syria

It's too soon to say what steps the United States will take against ISIS in Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News

Regina Leader Post

ISIS militants shoot and stab more than 150 Syrian troops in brutal mass killings

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on social networks on Thursday, shows young men in underwear being marched barefoot along a desert road before being allegedly executed on Wednesday by Islamic State militants at an undisclosed location in Syria's Raqa Province.

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Daily Reporter

Hundreds mourn famed Egyptian rights advocate

Hundreds of activists, lawyers and other admirers gathered on Thursday to pay a final farewell to one of Egypt's leading civil rights advocates, a lawyer who defended Islamists, atheists and homosexuals alike and worked to hold Egypt's decades-old police state accountable for torture and abuse.

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Related Topix: Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

KCRA-TV Sacramento

ISIS claims mass execution in Syria

ISIS said Thursday that it has executed at least 250 Syrian soldiers at an air base in the northeastern city of Raqqa.

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Autos

Forbes.com

Market Basket: The Return of Boomer Activism

Next Avenue is a website from PBS stations designed to inspire America's booming 50+ generation to live the most meaningful and vibrant life possible.

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Related Topix: Business News

Kansas City InfoZine

The Fight for Online Anonymity and Privacy During Dragon Con

1. The campaign, online at ProjectSecretIdentity.org, is supported by a cross-fandom coalition of organizations, including: Southeastern Browncoats, a Firefly-inspired non-profit; the Harry Potter Alliance, an activism organization; the Baker Street Babes, a Sherlock Holmes fan group and podcast; Wattpad, a community of readers and writers; and the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Wattpad

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

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Bental in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights. . Smoke rises following an explosion in Syria's Quneitra province as Syrian rebels clashed with President Bashar Assad's forces, seen from the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Explosion

WGBH

Telling Crimea's Story Through Children's Books

Understanding all the players, alliances and political stakes in the rapidly shifting crisis in Ukraine can be challenging for anyone unfamiliar with Eastern Europe and its history.

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Related Topix: Travel, Ukraine Travel, Europe Travel, Kiev, Ukraine Travel

The Daily Caller

Kittens: The New Mascot Of Global Warming

Environmentalists with the Sierra Club have brought kittens into the climate debate.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment, Science, Weather, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Al Gore

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Indybay.org

20 Corals Protected Under Endangered Species Act Because of Global Warming

The federal government announced today that 20 species of coral are now protected as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act because global warming, disease and ocean acidification are driving them toward extinction.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Environmental Law, Law

Daily Kos

Holiday Weekend Show Highlighting Social Media Activism Hosted by Leslie Salzillo

In 1989, she built an award-winning song publishing company. When time allowed, Leslie would embark on protest trips to Washington DC with NARAL and Planned Parenthood.

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Related Topix: Rush Limbaugh, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

USA Today

Snow foolin': Blizzards still likely despite global warming

Snow foolin': Blizzards still likely despite global warming Big snowstorms won't be a distant memory, even with global warming, says a new study out Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Marlborough, MA

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