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1 hr ago | Technology Marketing

Social Activism Becomes a Thing for Brands, Thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge

Social activism reached a tipping point this summer with the ALS Association's unstoppable Ice Bucket Challenge , which to date has raised nearly $100 million while soaking millions more.


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5 hrs ago | Russia Taday

'Royal family dominates courts': Bahrain arrests high-profile human rights defender

A prominent human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja was arrested shortly after arriving in Bahrain to check on her father, who is hunger striking in prison along with thousands of sentenced activists, a key opposition figure Nabeel Rajab told RT.


Related Topix: Prison

8 hrs ago | The Standard

Occupy drums up resistance

Occupy Central will "definitely happen" with students gathering last night at a luxury hotel as tears and outrage greeted Beijing's framework for the 2017 political blueprint.


Related Topix: US News

12 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Egypt delays deadline for criticized NGO registry

Egyptian authorities pushed back Sunday a deadline for local and international non-government organizations to register under a restrictive law or risk being shut down, a decision that was criticized as a way to silence critics of the government, a government official said.


Related Topix: Hosni Mubarak, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak

16 hrs ago | SFGate

Protesters who blocked coal shipment set for trial

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Related Topix: Global Warming

23 hrs ago | Daily Times

Forced marriages and conversions need to be discouraged: speakers : August 31, 2014,

KARACHI: Senior representatives of civil society, political representatives and analysts, human rights activists, religious scholars have stressed upon the prevention to curb forced marriages and conversion issues in Sindh.


Related Topix: World News, Pakistan, Asia, Wedding,

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Racism treaty committee calls on Obama administration to explain black prisoners

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination issued its " Concluding Observations " on Aug. 29 over United States progress to end racism.



'Stealth' North Dakota Bakken oil pipeline project faces fight

A major oil pipeline that would cross the Missouri River twice in North Dakota as it carries crude from the Bakken oilfields to Illinois faces a fight from activists in Iowa but so far has largely flown under the radar here.


Related Topix: North Dakota, Williston, ND, Watford City, ND, Cannon Ball, ND

PETA objects to ALS ice bucket challenge over animal testing concerns

The ice bucket challenge which features celebrities and ordinary people having buckets of ice water poured over them to raise awareness for ALS, a degenerative nerve disease, has gone viral on the Internet.


Related Topix: Animal Rights

Christian Science Monitor

African-American men at risk, activism through social media,...

A casket containing the body of Michael Brown is wheeled out Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, World News, Indonesia,

The Bennington Banner

Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News


Syrian rebels holding 44 Fiji peacekeepers attack Filipino troops in Golan Heights

An armed group of men, not specified which group of rebels, gather at Syria's Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

Nanaimo Daily News

Syrian rebels holding 44 Fiji peacekeepers attack Filipino troops in Golan Heights

An armed group of men, not specified which group of rebels, gather at Syria's Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

News Max

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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Howard University, Marketing


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.


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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Baltimore Jewish Times

Commitment to Activism

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


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