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12-Year-Old Blasts N.C. Governor on Voting Right Restrictions

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. At a recent NAACP event, 12-year-old Madison Madison Kimrey, founder of NC Youth Rocks, gave a compelling speech, taking on Governor Pat McCrory and the state’s recent highly restrictive Voter I.D. Laws. A motivated and young suffragette, her particular concern was the elimination of the state’s pre-registration for 16 and […]

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Spot the Whistleblowers: Follow the (Lack of) Money

By: James Corbett, BoilingFrogsPost.com. If there is one thing that defines our current political era, it is the unprecedented crackdown on government whistleblowers. If the Bush administration’s invocation of the little used State Secrets Privilege to silence those exposing corruption is taken as the beginning point of this era, we have seen a steady progression […]

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Russel Brand May Have Started A Revolution…

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. The revolution itself may not be televised, but on last night’s edition of BBC’s Newnight, viewers may have witnessed the start of one. Russel Brand, actor-slash-comedian-slash-Messiah, in his newly acquired capacity as guest editor of the New Statesman’s just-published revolution-themed issue, was invited to speak with Jeremy Paxman why anyone should listen to […]

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The Man Who Lives Without Money

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. Think you couldn’t live without money? Irishman Mark Boyle challenged this notion and here’s how he finds life with no financial income, bank balance, and no spending. “If someone told me seven years ago, in my final year of a business and economics degree, that I’d now be living without […]

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Growing Change: Seattle’s Food Forest is Open!

By Amanda Froelich, True Activist. The vision of the Beacon Food Forest is to change the way the public thinks and relates to its food. To curb poor nutrition, prevent food waste, enhance general education, and grow free and sustainable food for all, the food forest has finally become a reality. Thankfully, the evolvement is […]

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‘No Monsanto!’: World marches against GMO food

Thousands took to streets across the world’s cities on Saturday to protest the use of GMO products, with Giant Monsanto being the main target. Over 50 countries have been taking part in the march for world food day, and across 47 different US states. Berlin, Strasbourg, Chicago, London, Sydney and Mumbai are just a few […]

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Malala Yousafzai wins Sakharov prize ‘for freedom of thought’

Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl shot and injured by the Taliban for her human rights work, has been awarded the EU’s Sakharov Prize. Apart from Yousafzai, the shortlist included NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and three Belarusian dissidents. Yousafzai, who campaigned for rights of women in Pakistan through her blog and other digital media, was the […]

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3 Ways Monsanto Threatens Our Planet (And What To Do About It)

By:  Anthony Gucciardi, Natural Society. Through rampant and unchecked genetic manipulation, multinational biotechnology juggernauts like Monsanto continue to churn out genetically modified creations that threaten the entire planet in a way that we have never before witnessed throughout history. Examining the role of genetic manipulation, even going beyond the affects on human health, it’s easy to […]

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