AVAAZ.org

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Name: AVAAZ.org
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

New site offers a home for citizen democracy

The thriving Wellington social entrepreneurship scene, characterised by organisations like Enspiral  and Loomio , has produced another contender with the official launch of the citizen democracy initiative ActionStation.ActionStation aims to help people ... [Published Idealog - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Is online democracy the future of politics?

Imagine this. You pull out your smartphone, tap the ‘democracy’ icon and spend five minutes skewing the political agenda to better align with your personal views. Then you go back to playing Candy Crush.When each major issue is subject to an instant online ... [Published Edgar Daily - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Endless Roadwork Threatens Future of East Village Gem Punjabi Grocery & Deli

Ongoing Houston Street construction has taken out pretty much all of the street-side spots where taxi drivers have traditionally pulled over to get a snack and take a break at the , which has operated around the clock every day for the last two decades. ... [Published New York Magazine - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Avaaz's global 'ebay of seeds' - how did they get it so wrong?

16th July 2014What happens when a major internet campaigning organisation gets it 100% wrong?Answer: tens of thousands of people end up pledging donations for something that can't be put into effect - and the NGO's motives are called into question.Such ... [Published Ecologist - Jul 16 2014]
Entities: AVAAZ.org, farmer, eBay Inc
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Canada can’t remain quiet about my brother Mohamed

My brother has been sentenced to spend seven years in an Egyptian prison for committing the crime of telling the truth. Our mother is heartbroken. She doesn’t know if she will live to see her son again.Mohamed Fahmy is a Canadian journalist for Al Jazeera ... [Published Globe and Mail - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Open Government, Feedback Loops, and Semantic Extravaganza

Tom Steinberg recently brought up one of the most important issues for those working at the intersection of technology and governance. It refers to the deficit/surplus of words to describe the field (I call it field in the absence of a better word) : ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Global Activism Group Launches Design Contest for Climate March Ad Campaign

Global activism group Avaaz has launched a design contest to find the artwork that will be used to promote an upcoming climate change march in New York.The People’s Climate March , sponsored by Avaaz members and “hundreds of local and national civil society ... [Published Adweek Online - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 1 reports

International petition in support of Evgeny Vitishko signed by 5173 persons

:10As of July 12, 2014, the demand of immediate liberation of ecologist Evgeny Vitishko from colony was signed by 5173 persons. In total, activists plan to collect 100,000 signatures in support of the ecologist.The collection of signatures was initiated ... [Published Caucasian Knot - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Should You Be Outraged By Facebook?

Some days it’s hard to know what to be outraged by.Take, for example, Facebook’s now-infamous manipulation of 700,000 users’ News Feeds. What say you? Outrage or no?Ifyou are outraged, are you more or less outraged than you were by the Hobby Lobby decision? ... [Published Media Post - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 2 reports

Defenders of Bees Celebrate Retreat of Corporate Pesticide Peddler

Agrochemical giant Syngenta withdrawals a request for 'emergency exemption' of harmful 'neonics' in the UK- Jon Queally, staff writerIn a victory for environmental campaigners fighting to prevent the use of bee-killing pesticides, the agrochemical giant ... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 2 reports

We are all agents of change

At Greenpeace, we are agents of change. We see the way we are consuming our world, and we neither accept it, nor the status quo that drives it.  Our impatience with finding ways to make our planet better includes our impatience with finding ways ... [Published Greenpeace news - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

Proposed coal mine stokes residents’ ire

A northern KwaZulu-Natal community that faces being uprooted if a proposed coal mine is approved has said their neighbours’ bitter experience with a mining company had largely influenced their decision to oppose it.The Fuleni anthracite mine, planned ... [Published Daily News South Africa - Jun 30 2014]
Entities: AVAAZ.org, Coal Mine, Coal

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The people who starred in the launch video come from popular culture and "believe politics is too important to be left to politicians" , Elliott says
Barber left the crowd electrified and ready for action. He concluded his speech by leading the crowd to stirringly chant "forward together, not one step back, forward together, not one step back!"
“It’s obviously a complex thing to look at 12333,” but "it's something we'll likely be delving into,” said a member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board who requested anonymity in order to speak freely. The board has highlighted 12333 issues in the past. For example, each agency is supposed to have guidelines to carry out the executive order, but some guidelines are three decades old. The board has encouraged the guidelines be updated, the source said."
"What people don’t often see or realize is the kind of pressure that some communities and non-profit groups come under by professional opponents to make statements that support their particular point of view. These groups try to block jobs, pipelines, modern infrastructure and they will use whatever they can to try and suggest motives that aren’t there. We wish these groups were held to the same standards of disclosure and providing factual information to the public that we are."

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New site offers a home for citizen democracy [Published Idealog - Jul 28 2014]
There's a New World Superpower -- And 4 Other T... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 26 2014]
Former State Department employee reveals spying... [Published RINF.com - Jul 25 2014]
Is online democracy the future of politics? [Published Edgar Daily - Jul 25 2014]
ISRAEL AND JUDAISM: Presidents Council Rejectio... [Published Washington Report on Middle East Affairs - Jul 25 2014]
Privacy watchdog’s next target: the least-known... [Published Post Tech - Jul 23 2014]
Privacy watchdog’s next target: the least-known... [Published Faster Forward - Jul 23 2014]
Latest Surveillance Whistleblower Unconcerned A... [Published US News & World Report - Jul 22 2014]
Building an International Seed Savers Exchange [Published Ecologist - Jul 19 2014]
TransCanada drops contentious clause [Published Bay Today - Jul 18 2014]
Former BBC journalist named as victim in Malays... [Published Prolific North - Jul 18 2014]
Mining poses new threat to world's greatest rhi... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 17 2014]
Saving our planet, making a difference [Published Pravda - Jul 16 2014]
Endless Roadwork Threatens Future of East Villa... [Published New York Magazine - Jul 16 2014]
Avaaz's global 'ebay of seeds' - how did they g... [Published Ecologist - Jul 16 2014]
Canada can’t remain quiet about my brother Mohamed [Published Globe and Mail - Jul 16 2014]
TransCanada 'Gag Order' Preventing Mattawa From... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Jul 15 2014]
Open Government, Feedback Loops, and Semantic E... [Published Zunia.org RSS - Jul 15 2014]
Mattawa council removes controversial clause [Published Bay Today - Jul 15 2014]
Global Activism Group Launches Design Contest f... [Published Adweek Online - Jul 14 2014]
Petition goes to Mattawa council on silence issue [Published Bay Today - Jul 14 2014]
Thank you for supporting #FREEAJSTAFF [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Jul 13 2014]
International petition in support of Evgeny Vit... [Published Caucasian Knot - Jul 13 2014]
Last chance for Thailand to tackle illegal ivor... [Published WWF - Jul 11 2014]
Should You Be Outraged By Facebook? [Published Media Post - Jul 11 2014]
Last chance for Thailand to tackle illegal ivor... [Published WWF - Environmental News - Jul 11 2014]
How mobile gaming could cure cancer [Published Research Magazine - Jul 10 2014]
Bee supporters see off Syngenta pesticide bid [Published DIYWeek.net - Jul 10 2014]
Bees relief: Syngenta withdraws application for... [Published Russia Today - Jul 07 2014]
Defenders of Bees Celebrate Retreat of Corporat... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 04 2014]
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Privacy watchdog’s next target: the least-known... [Published Post Tech - Jul 23 2014]
This graphic from NSA internal training materials, provided to The Washington Post by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, outlines the various authorities for signals intelligence collection. At the bottom, there are 'checkboxes' for target status, ...
Privacy watchdog’s next target: the least-known... [Published Faster Forward - Jul 23 2014]
This graphic from NSA internal training materials, provided to The Washington Post by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, outlines the various authorities for signals intelligence collection. At the bottom, there are 'checkboxes' for target status, ...
Open Government, Feedback Loops, and Semantic E... [Published Zunia.org RSS - Jul 15 2014]
Tom Steinberg recently brought up one of the most important issues for those working at the intersection of technology and governance. It refers to the deficit/surplus of words to describe the field (I call it field in the absence of a better word) : ...
Last chance for Thailand to tackle illegal ivor... [Published WWF - Environmental News - Jul 11 2014]
Thailand has until next March to take measures to shut down domestic trade in illegal elephant ivory or it will face trade sanctions, an international meeting on wildlife trade announced today. Governments at a meeting of the Convention on the International ...
We are all agents of change [Published Greenpeace news - Jul 04 2014]
At Greenpeace, we are agents of change. We see the way we are consuming our world, and we neither accept it, nor the status quo that drives it.  Our impatience with finding ways to make our planet better includes our impatience with finding ways ...
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