It’s never been about abortion

The Real Origins of the Religious Right One of the most durable myths in recent history is that the religious right, the coalition of conservative evangelicals and fundamentalists, emerged as a political movement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion. The tale goes something like this: Evangelicals, who [...]

2018-07-02T16:10:08+00:00 News|

10 tech trends that will impact social justice in 2018

The resilience and fragility of 2017 has been met with increased instability, polarization, and crackdowns on democratic principles in 2018. Still, activists around the world continue to push for the protection and expansion of human and civil rights. At the same time, technology continues to both support and undermine social justice, adding a layer [...]

2018-04-29T14:54:17+00:00 News|

New mobile apps are shaping Iran’s civil society

A popular uprising took hold of Iran in the final week of 2017, with thousands taking to the streets to protest against the dire economic situation in the country. Using smartphone apps such as Telegram and Instagram, demonstrators quickly spread their message, and within days, protests erupted in dozens of cities across Iran. In the government [...]

2018-04-29T14:49:57+00:00 News|


Twitter prides itself as a place where everyone has “the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers”. In March 2018, it tweeted that it “stands with women to make their voices heard”. And yet, the right for women to freely express themselves is routinely silenced by toxic abuse on the [...]

2018-04-28T12:01:49+00:00 News|

Chinese #MeToo Student Activists Use Blockchain to Fight Censors

Student activists trying to ignite the #MeToo movement in China have turned to the technology behind bitcoin to battle government censorship. The rare display of dissent emerged after student Yue Xin accused prestigious Peking University of trying to silence her demands for a public airing of a sexual harassment episode more than 20 years [...]

2018-04-28T11:53:27+00:00 News|