Sounds from torture

Author: Armando Alves
Date: Friday 31 October 2014
Category: Human rights

The sounds from torture go beyond the ones suffering in this campaign from Amnesty International Portugal, where several artists and musicians built a musical instrument made up of objects used in torture methods. The drum set is traveling the whole country to help spread this message, amplifying the pain sounds…

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Positive affirmation. Simple and beautiful.

Author: Reuben Turner
Date: Wednesday 29 October 2014
Category: Activism, Environment

Climate action organisation 10:10 published this tonight. #ItsHappening is a wonderful compendium of solutions to climate change, happening now all over the world. A wonderful piece of positive affirmation that reminds us that change is possible. I’ve often commented that while progressive causes get caught up in numbers, our opponents…

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Put a woman on Canada’s $100 bill

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Wednesday 29 October 2014
Category: Gender issues

Although, as a Commonwealth country, Canada currently has Queen Elizabeth II on every $20 bill, the only Canadian women honoured on a banknote were recently removed. In 2001, Canada’s redesigned $50 bill featured The Famous Five, a group of women who successfully petitioned the supreme court to recognize women as…

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Become a Design Rebel, study Socially Conscious Design

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Wednesday 29 October 2014
Category: Design

brightcove.createExperiences(); Design Rebel: Socially Conscious Design An Online Skillshare Class by Noah Scalin Last year I wrote (And Reuben did too) a review about the Design Activists Handbook from Design Rebel and Osocio blogger Noah Scalin. A great book about the value of socially conscious design. Because designing for a…

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#Carebandb Vs #Carebnb – two charities jump on the Airbnb bandwagon

Author: Oriana Lauria
Date: Tuesday 28 October 2014
Category: Fundraising

Charities often come up with similar campaign ideas to raise awareness or funds. But to develop the same concept, with the same name at the same time of the year… well, that’s just odd. Over the last week two different charities have launched two campaigns that mimic Airbnb’s website and…

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Ebola: A Poem For The Living

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Tuesday 28 October 2014
Category: Health

As Ebola hemorrhagic fever slowly spreads to the west, it’s important not to forget how important it is to address the areas where it hit hardest, in several countries of West Africa. Composer and sound engineer Andrew Huggett shared this pro bono job with me at a recent recording session…

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In Brazil they save water with silicon

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Monday 27 October 2014
Category: Environment

São Paulo in Brazil suffers from the worst water shortage in history. Water is not rationed but there is now a campaign to ask motorists not to wash their cars during the drought. That’s not a bad call in a city of 7 million cars because washing a car takes…

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Minecraft is Saving Children

Author: Armando Alves
Date: Monday 27 October 2014
Category: Health, Developing World

Clinic Craft is an effort on behalf of NGO Save The Children, where building a virtual clinic on Minecraft can actually help build a real one, saving children’s lives. Dan Maher and Chris Doney are the ones leading the effort, asking minecrafters to build their own clinic on the game…

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Don’t kid yourself: This FCKH8 video is a t-shirt ad

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Friday 24 October 2014
Category: Corporate Social Responsibility

When FCKH8 first started making waves online with its four-letter videos, I was intrigued. Hearing people say “fuck” is hardly shocking anymore, but the righteous directness of the approach was fresh. These days, however, the organization is starting to feel not-so-fresh. In September the company, which is actually a for-profit…

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UNICEF tells us something we already know and it still surprises us #violencevaccine

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Tuesday 21 October 2014
Category: Violence, Peace & Conflicts

UNICEF tells us something we all know: there is no vaccine for violence. And yet it is a surprising statement what the make in their new video because of the way of narrating and the lack of stereotypes. The video is the start of the UNICEF UK’s new Children in…

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