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Activists or Terrorists?new

The Oscar-nominated documentary film If A Tree Falls traces the transformation of one otherwise ordinary young man into an activist and then into what the courts have deemed a "terrorist" and the way those actions affected the environment, his family and the community.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  02-24-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

In Defense of Bankersnew

Why Occupy protesters shouldn't target those who cash our checks.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Eric Barton  |  11-21-2011  |  #OCCUPY

Occupy Philly Says the Anti-Big-Bank Revolution is Comingnew

Neither pepper spray nor mass arrests have put a halt to Occupy Wall Street—if anything, it’s galvanized and intensified the 2-week-old movement. But if you think New Yorkers are pissed off, just wait until Philadelphia, the original cradle of the revolution, shows the world how it fights the power.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Michael Alan Goldberg  |  10-03-2011  |  Business & Labor

Battle Over Biomassnew

Angry loggers, protesters locking themselves to cars and belligerent law enforcement bring to mind the face-offs between loggers and activists during the logging wars of the Northwest in the 1990s. But these days, with only a few exceptions, it’s energy and climate change, not old growth, that are causing the clashes between corporations and ecowarriers.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  05-13-2011  |  Environment

How Canvassers Get Your Moneynew

They've got a pitch, and a strategy that would make a football coach proud.
East Bay Express  |  Matthew Green  |  11-03-2010  |  Politics

May a Thousand New ACORNs Take Rootnew

ACORN took formal steps last week toward dissolution, but its work will continue under similar organizations with new names.
Arkansas Times  |  Max Brantley  |  04-01-2010  |  Commentary

Games, Games, Go Away: Activists Protest the Vancouver Olympicsnew

Formed in Vancouver, the Olympic Resistance Network began mobilizing with the slogan “No Olympics on Stolen Native Land.” Stolen, because most of the territories in British Columbia were never settled with treaties, like the rest of Canada.
Montreal Mirror  |  Roxane Hudon  |  02-12-2010  |  Sports

Meet Kelly Slater: Golfer, Activist and a Decent Surfernew

On the board, Kelly Slater’s been the youngest and oldest champion his sport has known, claiming a record-crushing nine world titles and earning him comparisons to Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Mark C. Anderson  |  02-11-2010  |  Sports

O'Brien's Song: Now, the Activist Must Fight for His Lifenew

For Tim O'Brien, grad school, and life in general, are full-contact sports, and heaven protect anyone who gets in the way of his idea of justice.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  12-15-2009  |  Civil Liberties

Not so Pretty in Pinknew

Has feminism been replaced by the pink-ribbon breast cancer cult? When the House of Representatives passed the Stupak amendment, which would take abortion rights away even from women who have private insurance, the female response ranged from muted to inaudible.
Metro Times  |  Barbara Ehrenreich  |  12-15-2009  |  The War on Women

The Absurd Comedy of 'Fix The World' Goes Hand-in-Hand with the Yes Men's Aestheticnew

There's a surprising amount of both intellectual and comic rigor on display here, and belly laughs are plentiful. At the very least, the Yes Men, for a moment, steal anti-capitalist activism from unappealing anarcho-crusaders and make it seem like something we could all get behind.
Portland Phoenix  |  Christopher Gray  |  10-29-2009  |  Reviews

Envirowimps: L.A.'s Big Green Groups Get Comfynew

Big-time environmental activists in Los Angeles have left the street-fighting to the little guys.
L.A. Weekly  |  Patrick Range McDonald  |  07-10-2009  |  Environment

What Can Americans Do to Help Iran's Democracy Movement?new

Even though I'm an Iranian-American and think you're kind of a bigot for asking me, I'm going to answer you, anyway.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  07-07-2009  |  Commentary

Peace, What is it Good For? Coming to Terms With War in the Obama Eranew

"Peace" does not automatically exist when war stops. Peace is not just an absence of war. At least, this is not how those who work for peace in the world feel about it.
New Haven Advocate  |  Alan Bisbort  |  07-07-2009  |  War

Why is Andy Ives Biking Across America?new

The recent graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and member of Bike and Build is biking cross-country to raise awareness for the affordable housing crisis in America.
INDY Week  |  Shanae Auguste  |  06-18-2009  |  Housing & Development

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