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New global communities of concerned citizens can help protect iconic places such as the Great Barrier Reef. But the scope of these remote communities must extend beyond mere 'slacktivism'.
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An all-women workforce used to weed Italy's rice fields. And they left a powerful historical legacy.
Students who walked out of school protest against gun violence in front of the White House.
The lightning-quick corporate response to demands for a boycott against the NRA shows that companies can't escape politics in an age saturated with social media.
Some argue that news coverage of shootings is too sanitized.
According to a photojournalism expert, there can be a relationship between exposure to grisly images and activism. But there are also ethical considerations to be made.
American skiier Gus Kenworthy is one of many openly gay athletes competing in Pyeongchang.
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A country with a questionable stance on LGBTI+ rights is again hosting the Winter Olympics.
Keur Gui - Thiat, left, and Kilifeu, right.
The international community has failed to recognise the new political visions being articulated by young musicians and activists across Africa.
Protestors in front of the U.S. Capitol, May, 2017.
Citizen activists can influence the policy positions of their elected representatives. Their activism might well counter the advantages of the wealthy in America.
Why some corporations are quick to respond to criticism, and others hide away.
If you find help messages from factory and delivery workers in your presents this season, how should you respond?
At a time when our political future is uncertain, the only way to guarantee change is to do it yourself.
Audible Australia’s Listen to Love podcast is an explicit attempt to shape the debate around marriage equality currently raging in Australia.
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Podcasts like The Messenger, about refugees, and Listen To Love, about same-sex marriage, are bringing new voices to major issues. But as podcasts get political, it's unclear whether they'll be able to cut through complex debates.
Decriminalisation allowed sex workers to step out of the shadows and into active participation in public life.
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Full decriminalisation of sex work is advocated by many health and human rights organisations around the world. Sex workers in New South Wales kick-started the process 40 years ago.
Arundhati Roy, in 2010.
Author and activist Arundhati Roy proves once again that she is a passionate voice of dissent in a nation that's tilting towards authoritarianism.
Activist art makes clear that the border dynamic is a lot more complex than Trumps's 'them/us' rhetoric.
Members of Patriotic Millionaires, whose privileged members advocate for higher taxes on the rich, met with lawmakers in this 2015 photo to discuss legislation to close the carried interest loophole.
When the wealthy become unlikely allies in the fight against inequality, they often take similar steps. It all starts with acknowledging their own privileges.
Solarpunk imagines a sustainable future, and what it might be like to live in it.
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Punks aren't known for their positivity, but 'solarpunks' are all about optimism. A new movement of speculative fiction, art, fashion, and activism, it imagines a sustainable future that requires radical social change.
A young woman protests at a “Not My President” demonstration against Donald Trump in New York in December 2016.
According to famed anthropologist Arjun Appadurai, the central question of our times is whether we’re witnessing the worldwide rejection of liberal democracy and its replacement by some sort of populist…
Environmentalists are not fans of EPA chief Scott Pruitt.
Green groups fighting Trump's anti-environmental agenda should heed precedents from the Reagan and George W. Bush administrations. They can also learn from the Australian experience.
German infantrymen aim machine guns from a trench near the Vistula River in 1916.
In the winter of 1915, a German soldier died in a field hospital in Russia. We don't know his name, but he helped revolutionize the way gay people have advocated for equality.
High school and college students protested Trump’s inauguration at Seattle Central College in January.
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When it comes to politics these days, it feels like everything is 'my way or the highway.' What can colleges do to end this moral fundamentalism and get students listening to each other?