Asian Vaginas End Racism

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Saturday 22 November 2014
Category: Discrimination

Ever heard a guy say, “I’m not racist, I’ve dated Asian/Latina/Black women before?” Or “I treat my housekeeper like family”. Solo performer, writer and cultural commentator Kristina Wong did an extremely funny comment on video on these meaningless one-liners. Wong’s analysis is so on point.

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Wildlife Aid found the superlative of cuteness with ‘Saving Harry’

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Sunday 16 November 2014
Category: Animal rights

I’m a big fan of the work from Kris Hofmann. Her animations surprise every time and are always completely different. In the animation she made for Wildlife Aid UK she found the superlative of cuteness. It is the story of Harry the hedgehog who exchanged suburbia for life in the…

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SEM campaign asks sick people not to Google their symptoms

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Saturday 15 November 2014
Category: Health

Five years ago, when I was working on the social marketing campaign for the H1N1 pandemic with the Public Health Agency of Canada, one of the first things we did was search engine marketing (SEM). In any public health crisis, the first thing people do is look online for symptoms,…

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Pregnant teen mannequins shock and shame in Venezuela

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Friday 14 November 2014
Category: Women's Issues

Reuters reports that these “pregnant” mannequins, dressed in school uniforms for girls under 15, are a statement about an adolescent pregnancy rate that is one of the worst in South America. Created by Fundana and Construyendo Futuros, the mannequins were set up in a popular Caracas mall. “It’s amazing seeing…

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Jews can make everything funnier. Even YouTube.

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Monday 10 November 2014
Category: Culture

Promoting a comedy convention in Jerusalem without budget, that was the challenge for Hooligans, a creative agency from Tel Aviv. They came with GO HORA!, a digital hora generator, that mixes randomly Jewish hora dances with YouTube hits. Surprisingly, the beat always fits perfectly, and it’s really funny to watch.…

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#RustyRadiator is back with ‘Who Wants to Be A Volunteer’

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Friday 7 November 2014
Category: Awards, Poverty, Developing World

An award that should be superfluous, that is the Rusty Radiator Award. SAIH, the Norwegian Students and Academics International Assistance Fund, came last year with the first edition of this award. It is a demand for change the way fundraising campaigns are communicating issues of poverty and development. The promo…

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#freedomoftweet transforms your tweet into a bird song

Author: Marc van Gurp
Date: Thursday 6 November 2014
Category: Human rights

The freedom to tweet is not for everyone. As for the people in China, Iran and North Korea. Reporters without Borders Belgium came up with a solution. They let birds sing the tweets with #FREEDOMOFTWEET. Functionally it is rather useless, but that isn’t the intention. The twitter bird sings an…

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At Kroger, loaded guns are safer than skateboards, ice cream, and bare chests

Author: Tom Megginson
Date: Thursday 6 November 2014
Category: Activism

It’s hard to fathom why anyone thinks it’s a good idea for citizens to bring loaded weapons into public places. But many of the United States of America, it is considered a right. Some national chains, like Starbucks, have asked that customers “no longer bring firearms into our stores or…

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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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