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Vladimir Luxuria, Gay-Rights Activist, Detained at Sochi Vladimir Luxuria, Gay-Rights Activist, Detained at Sochi

Vladimir Luxuria, former Communist MP for Italy and current television personality, was detained twice by Russian police for her gay-rights activism in Sochi. Her first detainment came on Sunday after holding up a sign in the Olympic Park which read …

Susan Sarandon: Involved in a New Relationship? Susan Sarandon: Involved in a New Relationship?

Is Susan Sarandon in a relationship with Jonathan Bricklin? The two appeared together in December during a meeting of New York’s Hudson Union Society, as seen in the video clip above, and they are co-investors of a ping pong bar …

Betsy Smittle, Half-Sister to Garth Brooks Dies Betsy Smittle, Half-Sister to Garth Brooks Dies

Betsy Smittle, country star and half-sister to Garth Brooks, died on Saturday, November 2nd. She was sixty-years-old. She performed live with her half-brother, Garth Brooks, and even toured with his band (Stillwater) before releasing her solo album (Rough Around The …

CitizenWeb Project Is The Newest Internet Freedom Fighter On The Block CitizenWeb Project Is The Newest Internet Freedom Fighter On The Block

In recent years, a number of digital rights advocacy groups have sprung up to fight against what they see as government and corporate interference into their private lives on the Internet. Today, we can add one more to the bunch …

Rachel Corrie Was Protecting Terrorists in a Warzone, Says Israeli Judge Rachel Corrie Was Protecting Terrorists in a Warzone, Says Israeli Judge
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An Israeli court has ruled that Israel is not responsible for the death of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old activist who was killed while protesting the destruction of Palestinian homes in Rafah, a town in the Gaza Strip. According to an …

Bing, Lenovo, DoSomething.org Really Want Teens to Not Be Lazy This Summer Bing, Lenovo, DoSomething.org Really Want Teens to Not Be Lazy This Summer

Bing continues its mission to get people #doing more as it has teamed up with Lenovo and DoSomething.org to launch “The Hunt: 11 Days of Doing,” a call to action for youngsters to get up off of their keisters and …

Facebook Faces Pressure To Diversify Its Board of Directors Facebook Faces Pressure To Diversify Its Board of Directors
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If recent reports prove accurate, the biggest internet IPO in history is coming in May. We’re talking about Facebook, of course, and since the social media king filed its S-1 back at the beginning of February, the company’s public image …

Slacktivism Does More Than You Think [Infographic] Slacktivism Does More Than You Think [Infographic]

The past year seems to have seem to have played host to a wave of activism and social involvement in the United States the likes of which we have not seen since the Vietnam War era. Sure, there have been …

Transgender Student Files Complaint, Denied Residential Assistant Position in an All-Male Dorm Transgender Student Files Complaint, Denied Residential Assistant Position in an All-Male Dorm
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Kaeden Kass, was born a female but identifies himself as male. The transgender student attends Miami University and has filed a complaint against his school after not being allowed to serve as a residential assistant in an all-male dorm. After …

Activists YouTube Wolfowitz Into “The Office”

Phil de Vellis created the now-famous ‘Hilary 1984′ video that exploded across YouTube and hordes of other sites; he’s at it again, helping an activist group cast World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz in a video as the less than brilliant leader of Dunder Mifflin.

Pothole Activism, Google Maps, and Cell Phone Journalists

Ingenious? Or a waste of precious time? You be the judge. A New York City man is utilizing Google Maps, Flickr, and the mobile camera phones of his fellow citizens to track the city’s multitude of potholes. Call it a “holey quest.” Yeah, that’s a zinger.