How I'll Remember Leslie Feinberg

On November 15th, Leslie Feinberg died a communist, a class warrior, a ground-breaking activist for trans liberation, an anti-racist, and a lifelong champion for social justice at home and abroad. » 11/19/14 6:30pm 11/19/14 6:30pm

Twitter Censors Its First Account. What Does This Mean For Activists?

Well, it's happening. Twitter, the hangout for people who find tumblr too much work, disclosed that it's blocking users in Germany from viewing the tweets of Besseres Hannover, a group of neo-Nazi skinhead psychos. This is the first time the microblogging behemoth has ever censored an account, and you can be sure… » 10/18/12 12:05pm 10/18/12 12:05pm

Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire Also Captured By Israeli In Raid Of…

At about 4 am local time, Israeli military forces launched a raid on 6 vessels in international waters carrying 700 activists and 10,000 tons of humanitarian supplies destined for the Gaza Strip. Israel claims nine activists were killed. » 5/31/10 12:00pm 5/31/10 12:00pm

Canadian Senator To Abortion Rights Groups: "Shut The Fuck Up"

On Monday at a Parliament Hill gathering, feminist senator Nancy Ruth told the room that she thinks pro-choice activists should "shut the fuck up" about their concerns regarding a women's health initiative. Wait, what? » 5/04/10 4:40pm 5/04/10 4:40pm

Russian Model Is Modern Mata Hari • Palin: Obama "Promoting Shameful…

• Ekaterina Gerasimova is supposedly a latter day Russian Mata Hari. Political figures claim that she has been trusted with the mission of ruining their reputations by luring them into compromising situations with sex and drugs. » 4/28/10 5:20pm 4/28/10 5:20pm

Sexual Assault In Congo: Activists Speak Out

Lisa Shannon became an activist in Africa after watching a moving episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Alice Walker has played a key part in the feminist movement for years. Recently, they shared their thoughts on rape in the Congo. » 4/08/10 6:20pm 4/08/10 6:20pm

R.I.P Judith Krug, Librarian, Free Speech Activist, Founder of Banned…

As mentioned briefly last night, Judith Krug, the founder of Banned Book Week and champion of the First Amendment, died Saturday in Evanston, Illinois. She was 69. » 4/15/09 9:30am 4/15/09 9:30am

Egyptian Women Assert Freedom In New Media, Older Faith

In May 2005, Nora Younis was one of 30 women picked from a group of protesters and penned into a parking garage, where members of the Egyptian police force beat her and sexually assaulted others. » 1/05/09 3:40pm 1/05/09 3:40pm