Positive Activism


Reflecting on Rape Culture now that Sexual Assault Awareness Month Has Ended

Every 2 minutes an American is sexually assaulted, which equates to a staggering 237,868 new victims of sexual assault every year. Still think Rape Culture isn’t real?

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Activist Spotlight: Yoni Miller

Every quarter, Positive Activism seeks to discover a new activist and find out what what really makes them tick! This Spring’s spotlight piece features Yoni Miller, a media watchdog, anti-repression activist, and dual citizen.

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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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Positive Activism Winter Spotlight:

PA Winter Spotlight Activist: Mike McKee. “People matter, moving forward matters, that is a constant.”

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Positive Activism Fall Spotlight: Aly Wane

Every quarter, Positive Activism seeks to discover a new activist and find out what what really makes them tick! This fall’s spotlight piece features Aly Wane an “illegal alien” fighting for peace, equality, and the fair treatment of immigrants. Read…

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Your True Purchasing Power – Part Two – Behind Every Product is a Story

Ever think about where our food, clothes, and all other products come from and how they are produced? While this thought may occur when we purchase everyday products, we sometimes just buy a certain product because it’s convenient or, for…

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Your True Purchasing Power – Part One – Using Your Money as a Political Tool

Welcome to the first part of a two part series on purchasing power. This short series will focus around the idea that you, and I, and each individual consumer is a political actor, whether we know it or not, and…

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Chelsea Manning and the Whistleblower Witch Hunt

Chelsea Manning was found not guilty of aiding the enemy on Tuesday when she exposed war crimes committed by the United States. While this may sound like a victory for Manning and her supporters (and in some ways it is), Manning was…

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5 Things You Should Know About Brazil

If you have seen posts floating around Twitter and now Facebook with the hashtag #changeBrazil #acordaBrazil, if you are mystified by the sudden appearance of Brazil in your newsfeed, if you know nothing, or even if you already know of…

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The [black] face of poverty in America.

According to data from the US Census Bureau, African Americans make up approximately 35% of Americans below the poverty line, with Hispanics not far behind at 33%. While the latter statistic has increased rapidly over the past decade, the former…

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