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Stronger Together

At Mashable’s Social Good Summit in New York, Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson reflect on their experience as social activists and discuss the new partnership to end child marriage. The Elders | Independent global leaders working…, posted with vodpod

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Government vs citizens

By Nicholas Kulish Hundreds of thousands of disillusioned Indians cheer a rural activist on a hunger strike. Israel reels before the largest street demonstrations in its history. Enraged young people in Spain and Greece take over public squares across their countries. Their complaints range from corruption … Continue reading

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iProtest

Activist Debby Chan takes on one of the world’s favourite brands in her fight for workers’ rights.

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Europe is angry

By Ulrich Beck Germany’s European policy is about to undergo a transformation as significant as Ostpolitik –the country’s improvement of relations with the Soviet bloc — was in the early 1970s. While that policy was characterized by the slogan “change through rapprochement,” … Continue reading

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Sweet Freedom

The Road to Freedom An in depth article on the trials and tribulations of a Syrian activist  from this weeks’s New Yorker.

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Unveiled: Women of the Middle East

By Naomi Wolf Among the most prevalent Western stereotypes about Muslim countries are those concerning Muslim women: doe-eyed, veiled, and submissive, exotically silent, gauzy inhabitants of imagined harems, closeted behind rigid gender roles. So where were these women in Tunisia … Continue reading

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The old man and the revolution

This is the incredible story of a true senex – a wise, old man – who wrote the guidebook to topple autocrats in a nonviolent revolution. Gene Sharp’s“From Dictatorship to Democracy”, has inspired dissidents around the world, including Burma, Bosnia, Estonia, … Continue reading

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