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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Activism’

Salma Hayek: Donald Trump Appeals To Dumb People

Salma Hayek is experiencing somewhat of a resurgence. Not that the star ever went away, but she has found a footing as a voice for causes in addition to her acting work. Salma Hayek has long been outspoken politically and is a vocal advocate for women’s rights globally. Hayek explains that she was not always so eager to use her …

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Pamela Anderson Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse

Pamela Anderson is best known as the bubbly blonde who made the Baywatch one-piece iconic in her role as CJ Parker. However, the star’s life before Playboy, Baywatch, and Tommy Lee was anything but charmed. The 46 year-old star this week opened up about her past, revealing the extent of the sexual abuse she endured as a child. Anderson spoke …

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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 “Gay is OK” in Russian. According to Imma Battaglia, director of Italy’s Gay Project action group, Luxuria’s arrest on Sunday …

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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 in New York City called SPiN. People have speculated for a while that more was going on between the two. …

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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 Edges) in 1994. Smittle sang on multiple albums for her half-brother such as Ropin’ the Wind. She even made television …

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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 with the CitizenWeb Project. So, what is the CitizenWeb Project? It’s a group founded by Jacob Cook that fights for …

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Rachel Corrie Was Protecting Terrorists in a Warzone, Says Israeli Judge

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 International Business Times (IBT) report, judge Oded Gershon ruled in Haifia that Corrie was protecting terrorists in a warzone, and …

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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 do some good in their communities over the summer. Teens in the United States apparently have a motivation problem when …

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Facebook Faces Pressure To Diversify Its Board of Directors

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 has been a hot topic of conversation. The specific issue at the heart of the discussion: Why is Facebook’s board …

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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 marches and rallies on a semi-regular basis in one place or another all over the country. But, even civil disobedience …

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Transgender Student Files Complaint, Denied Residential Assistant Position in an All-Male Dorm

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 filing the complaint with the Miami University council and dean of students Kass was offered the same position for a …

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