Meet a Yemeni Feminist

October 26, 2013

The issue of women's rights does not only concern women, but the whole of Yemeni society. Benjamin Wiacek speaks to Alaa Al-Eryani, a Yemeni women’s rights activist, who launched a page on Facebook dedicated to the Yemeni Feminist Movement. She talks to Wiacek about her initiative and...

Florida: Making Voters’ Voices Heard

November 21, 2012

While working with the Obama campaign in the swing state Florida, Miranda Margowsky realized that poor voting conditions won't stop passionate voters. It was 5am when I pulled into the parking lot of an early voting site in Miami for the first day of early voting. There were already 30 people...

Yes, They Can: Volunteers of the 2012 US Election Campaign

November 20, 2012

Why volunteers have made the difference between victory and defeat for the Obama campaign. Background It was perhaps only the second time that the world saw Barack Obama crying. Here was a man known for his emotional detachment being overcome by strong emotion, a man who had coolly observed...

Obligation to Speak

November 06, 2012

Non-compulsory voting has got to end. It is probably contrary to everything you have been told but it is true and it is time we recognized it.  The US has got to stop allowing potential voters to stay at home while others attend the ballot box and perform their civic duty and vote. Not voting...