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First POST: Optimized

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, October 7 2014

Why the DCCC should optimize for brand loyalty along with fundraising; a new guide to civic tech; why some in Iceland like New Zealand's Internet Party; and much, much more. Read More


Idle No More, a Canadian Social Justice Movement, Goes Viral On and Offline

BY Elisabeth Fraser | Friday, January 25 2013

Idle No More demonstration in Washington, D.C. (credit: Jonathon Reed/Flickr )

A new social justice movement has sprung up in Canada and is spreading throughout North America. Some call Idle No More, which started with aboriginals protesting government budget cuts to environmental issues, the new Occupy. With high visibility on social media and a viral hashtag, Idle No More has achieved wide public awareness. But critics fear the movement has undermined its potential by straying too far from its original mandate. Read More