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Massive ‘Break the Internet’ Revolt Begins Today to ‘Save Net Neutrality’

Major websites and social media platforms are teaming up for an “epic” online demonstration to show what the web would look like without net neutrality. (COMMONDREAMS) — In addition to making their voices heard in the streets, net neutrality defenders have planned a massive online demonstration this week ahead of the FCC’s scheduled vote on chairman Ajit Pai’s deeply unpopular plan to […]

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Disturbing – Yet Accurate – Illustrations That Portray The Absurdities Of Modern Society

Warning: Some of these images are graphic and may be inappropriate for the workplace.  By: Amanda Froelich/True Activist  Because the truth can be hard to grasp, a number of artists have used their abilities in recent years to expose accepted ‘norms’ of society in creative, thought-provoking ways. From “This Activist’s Artwork Speaks Volumes About Present-Day […]

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LeBron James Donates $41 Million To Send 1,100 Kids To College, Becomes 6th Most Charitable Athlete In The World

By: Amanda Froelich/True Activist  Basketball star Lebron James didn’t have the easiest childhood. Born in Akron, Ohio, his parents often struggled to make ends meet, which is why they sent him to live with the family of Frank Walker. It is a fortunate thing they did because it was through Walker that James learned of his […]

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Zoo Lion’s Response To Little Girl’s Kiss Is Proof Animals Don’t Belong In Captivity [Video]

By: Amanda Froelich/True Activist  When you’re a child and visit the zoo, the experience can be magical — as well as a bit confusing. This is because, the beasts (from lions and hyenas to elephants and flamingos) tend to behave differently than they do on television shows, such as the Discovery Channel. Many zoo animals […]

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Ellen DeGeneres’ New Campaign Advocates Against Trump’s Decision To Permit Elephant Hunting

By: Amanda Froelich/True Activist  Did you know? In less than a decade, the African Elephant is expected to go extinct. This acknowledged, why on Earth would the U.S. — specifically, President Donald Trump — allow trophies from the majestic beasts to be imported into the first-world nations? Most likely, for profit, under the guise of […]

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These 21 Brilliant Illustrations Summarize Everything Wrong With Society

By: Amanda Froelich/True Activist “Satire is fascinating stuff. It’s deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down, there is a drift towards satire, because it’s the only thing that makes any sense” – Ben Nicholsan. John Holcroft is a talented British illustrator known for his ability to merge retro-style illustrations with satirical commentary concerning topics […]

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Anti-Fracking Protests Successfully Shut Down Traffic At Energy Companies’ Offices

By: Julia Conley/COMMONDREAMS   Holding a banner reading “We won’t stop—There’s too much at stake,” demonstrators shut down morning traffic at an office park outside Pittsburgh on Monday, in protest of the harmful effects 15 energy companies in the complex have on the environment. Seas are rising they telling me. Seas rising & so are we. So rise […]

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Plant-Based Cooking School Plans To Change The World One Free Class At A Time

By: Brianna Acuesta/True Activist  When thinking of cooking schools, most people automatically think of expensive, gourmet schools that charge upwards of $40,000 per year and teach people how to cook all the classic restaurant meals and then some. However, not many are thinking about Made in Hackney, a school that uses all plant-based ingredients that […]

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Public Transportation Will Soon Be 100% Free In Dunkirk, France

By: Amelia Kinney/True Activist  Beginning September 2018, public bus transportation in Dunkirk, France will be 100% free of charge. Dunkirk is the largest of 30 French transport authorities to instate free transit policies. The move supports France’s Paris Agreement goals and sets a promising example for other cities worldwide. Dunkirk Mayor Patrice Vergriete says the […]

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Students Create Special Halloween Costume For Girl With Rare Genetic Mutation

By: Amelia Kinney/True Activist  The nonprofit Magic Wheelchair partnered with students and alumni at Virginia Commonwealth University to create a special Halloween costume for 16-year-old Alex Hayes. Hayes is confined to a wheelchair because she was born with an extremely rare chromosomal mutation, known as GRIN2B. Through the partnering with Magic Wheelchair, the VCU students […]

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Someone Is ‘Vandalizing’ Streets With Pixel Art, And The Internet Can’t Get Enough [10+ Photos]

By: Amanda Froelich/True Activist  How do you turn regular, boring streets into curious art installations? Add some pixelation, of course! This is what Swedish artist Johan Karlgren, also known as Pappas Pärlor, is doing in his local area. According to Bored Panda, Karlgren’s works of art are inspired by his passion: old video games. This is […]