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Category: Activist Update


Summer 2016 Activist Spotlight – Emily Giles

This summer’s activist in focus is Emily Giles an art therapist focused on using the creative process to help strengthen individuals and communities.

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8/11 Activist Update

Update: US State Department tampered with Human Trafficking Report, Activists Under Attack, and Sudan Accused of War Crimes.

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Spring 2015 Activist Spotlight: Asher Platts

Every quarter, Positive Activism seeks to discover a new activist and find out what what really makes them tick! This spotlight piece features Asher Platts. Here Asher shares his story of how he came to be so involved with the Greens and offers inspiration to those considering becoming involved with the political system.

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Wrapping up the Homeless Alleviation campaign

Through the generosity of our donors and hard work of a few volunteers, we were able to purchase the materials for, create, and deliver seventy two care packages that will be handed out to Madison’s homeless population if/when they cannot be admitted to shelters.

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Police Brutality Sparks Outrage in Hong Kong

The video of the police, which was released shortly after, has sparked outrage around the world, and lead to a backing down of police forces in Hong Kong.

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At least 6 dead after US drone strike

According the Al Jazeera, at least 6 “suspected militants have been killed by a US drone strike in the North Waziristan tribal area of Pakistan. Today’s strike is the 4th US strike in the country in recent months, occurring after…

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4/16 Activist Update: Two Boko Haram Attacks, Torture in Syria, and Sudanese refugees flee to Ethiopia

Get the latest activist news through Positive Activism. This week we feature articles from Nigeria, Syria, Sudan, and Ethiopia.

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Friend of PA, Harvey J Kaye appears on Bill Moyers

This week, Bill speaks with historian Harvey J. Kaye, author of the new book, The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, about how FDR’s speech was a rallying cry to build the kind of progressive society that Roosevelt hoped for but did not live to see at war’s end.

Kaye says the president was able to mobilize Americans who created “the strongest and most prosperous country in human history.” How did they do it? By working toward the Four Freedoms and making America “freer, more equal and more democratic.”

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Ukrainian Revolt, Gay Rights in Uganda, and Counterterrorism in this week’s Activist Update

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has fled the country, protesters are bloodied and dead, Outcry over Uganda’s latest Anti-Gay bill, A mix of al Qaeda, local insurgents, and organized criminals, require counterterrorist reactions according to 18 Western and African nations.

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South Africa, CAR, Syria, and Sochi in this week’s Activist Update.

Syria misses deadline. Activist arrested in Sochi, CAR soldiers lynch suspected ex-rebel. South African Miners continue strike. Click to learn more.

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