Change.org’s Founder & CEO: Democratizing Democracy

Change.org’s Founder & CEO: Democratizing Democracy

The Guardian’s Media Editor Jane Martinson interviews Change.org Founder and CEO Ben Rattray in London. He talks about “democratizing democracy,” the power of mass mobilization to incentivize elected officials and corporations to put public interests ahead…

 

How to Tell a Great Story

How to Tell a Great Story

Writer and editor Carolyn O’Hara has put together a remarkably compelling and simple guide to one of the most useful skills anyone can develop.

 

Victory! Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Resigns

Victory! Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Resigns

Ten days ago, two young Egyptian activists broke a communications blackout and called us from Cairo’s Liberation Square to launch an international campaign over the phone. Just minutes ago, after a 30 year dictatorship, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned.

 

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Refuses to Stand Down

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Refuses to Stand Down

Earlier today the Egyptian activists who launched an international solidarity campaign over the phone told us Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was about to resign. “We're just ecstatic!” they said. In the end, the reality was quite different, and the revolution goes on…

 

Success! All Clothing Brands Associated with Bangladesh Fires Agree to Worker Demands

Success! All Clothing Brands Associated with Bangladesh Fires Agree to Worker Demands

In mid-December, more than two dozen people either burned, fell or suffocated to death when a preventable preventable fire broke out in an unsafe, multi-story clothing sweatshop in Bangladesh. Today, six weeks after the fire, we are pleased to announce that after 65,000 Change.org members from more than 70 countries called on all international companies sourcing from factory to take responsibility, every last one of them have finally pledged to do the right thing.

 

Egyptian Street Activists Launch Global Campaign

Egyptian Street Activists Launch Global Campaign

Egypt has been run by a dictator for 30 years. Six days ago, Egyptians said ‘enough’, and millions took to the streets. Over the weekend, as the government allowed phone calls for a few hours, two young pro-democracy activists started an online campaign which is taking off like wildfire. Show your support for Egyptian pro-democracy activists here!

 

Target Responds to Bangladesh Fires Campaign

Target Responds to Bangladesh Fires Campaign

Yesterday we wrote that two companies – Target and Abercrombie & Fitch – have refused to compensate the families of 28 workers killed in a fire while making their clothes. Last night a senior manager at Target called Change.org. Here’s what she had to say.