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22

Nov

'Hunger Games' fans rally to put odds in more Americans' favorThe second installment in “The Hunger Games” movie trilogy just hit theaters, but for some fans, “Catching Fire” is about more than just entertainment. Participants in the Harry Potter Alliance’s Odds In Our Favor movement seek to “hack” the media campaign promoting the movie to make sure the story’s message remains clear: The economic inequality of Panem isn’t fiction for millions of Americans today.Learn how you can join a district and make a difference.

'Hunger Games' fans rally to put odds in more Americans' favor
The second installment in “The Hunger Games” movie trilogy just hit theaters, but for some fans, “Catching Fire” is about more than just entertainment.
 
Participants in the Harry Potter Alliance’s Odds In Our Favor movement seek to “hack” the media campaign promoting the movie to make sure the story’s message remains clear: The economic inequality of Panem isn’t fiction for millions of Americans today.

Learn how you can join a district and make a difference.

29

Oct

11-year-old leads march against climate changeIt’s often said that children are the future, and this kid is certainly fighting for hers. She deserves our help.

11-year-old leads march against climate change
It’s often said that children are the future, and this kid is certainly fighting for hers. She deserves our help.

28

Aug

10 people to follow on Twitter who are working to save the worldHere are 10 people who are doing good, 140 characters at a time. Make sure you’re following these environmental mavens on Twitter.

10 people to follow on Twitter who are working to save the world
Here are 10 people who are doing good, 140 characters at a time. Make sure you’re following these environmental mavens on Twitter.

21

Aug

Rachel Parent, a 14-year-old Canadian activist, founded an organization called “The Kids Right To Know,” which campaigns for mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms. She challenged TV host Kevin O’Leary to a debate after he called GMO protesters “stupid” and suggested that they “stop eating” as a way to “get rid of them.” O’Leary accepted. Here’s what happened.

28

May


 Tattoos for a cause: How skin ink has evolved  



Human rights, cancer survival, and generosity are just a sampling of the themes that get under many people’s skin.
Human rights, cancer survival, and generosity are just a sampling of the themes that get under many people’s skin.

10

Feb


 Lucy Lawless sentenced to community service for oil protest  



'Spartacus' actress was arrested last year after occupying an oil-drilling ship for three days with the environmental group Greenpeace.
'Spartacus' actress was arrested last year after occupying an oil-drilling ship for three days with the environmental group Greenpeace.

10

Dec

OMG letter-writing campaign seeks to save rhinos from extinctionThe kids behind the nonprofit One More Generation hope to send South African President Jacob Zuma 1,000 letters from around the world.

OMG letter-writing campaign seeks to save rhinos from extinction
The kids behind the nonprofit One More Generation hope to send South African President Jacob Zuma 1,000 letters from around the world.

05

Oct

Daryl Hannah arrested protesting oil pipelineThe actress is taken into custody along with landowner Eleanor Fairchild after they stood in the way of heavy equipment being used to build the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Daryl Hannah arrested protesting oil pipeline
The actress is taken into custody along with landowner Eleanor Fairchild after they stood in the way of heavy equipment being used to build the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline.

14

May

Sea Shepherd leader Paul Watson arrested in GermanyWatson, a Canadian national, is in a German jail after being detained on charges stemming from a confrontation over shark finning in 2002.

Sea Shepherd leader Paul Watson arrested in Germany
Watson, a Canadian national, is in a German jail after being detained on charges stemming from a confrontation over shark finning in 2002.

24

Mar

Is walking a form of activism?For all but the last hundred years, walking has been humanity’s primary mode of transportation. Today, though, simply strolling down the block in the evening might constitute an act of dissent. Some notes on the nascent pedestrian revolution.

Is walking a form of activism?
For all but the last hundred years, walking has been humanity’s primary mode of transportation. Today, though, simply strolling down the block in the evening might constitute an act of dissent. Some notes on the nascent pedestrian revolution.