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Weekly Address: Celebrating Independence Day

President Obama used his weekly address to commemorate our nation’s Independence Day, and to recognize the generations of Americans— from farmers to teachers to entrepreneurs—who worked together to make the United States what it is today. The President also thanked the men and women of the military, who have given so much to defend the United States at home and abroad, and said that we are grateful for their service and sacrifice.

Istanbul Is Burning

What is happening in Turkey with the #occupygezi protests? Why should we care? We should care because, above all else, our grievances are connected through the violence brought when people stand up to say no to the initiatives of big business, planned behind closed doors and without our consent. The story that follows is a first hand account of the current struggle on the street in Turkey.

One Billion Rising

San Francisco is rising. ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME. ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION On Valentine's Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14

Libyan Revolution: Days Of Rage, Nights Of Mercy

In Libya, Zahra' Langhi was part of the "days of rage" movement that helped topple the dictator Qaddafi. In their first elections, Libyans demanded a more inclusive law, giving every citizen the write to vote and run, and employed an innovative "zipper ballot," that ensured equal representation from men and women of both sides. Yet the gridlocked politics of dominance and exclusion won out.

One Billion Women Dancing Is A Revolution

*Trigger Warning* A film by Eve Ensler and Tony Stroebel One In Three Women On The Planet Will Be Raped Or Beaten In Her Lifetime. One Billion Women Violated Is An Atrocity. One Billion Women Dancing Is A Revolution. Join V-Day

Morning Open Thread

Good morning today is November 30, 2012 and TGIF! A little music to get your day started. Your morning open thread begins below.

Tell Macy's: Dump Trump

New from the folks at Moveon.org: First, Donald Trump demanded that President Obama show his birth certificate, repeating a racist conspiracy theory that Obama isn't really American. Then Trump wanted to see his academic transcripts, implying