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…

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.