Things Are Good: Easy HPV Testing From Eve Kit

HPV is a virus that can lead to cancer, but is generally easy to test for and prevent. It can be an awkward experience getting tested though, and that is where a new crowd sourced intuitive, the Eve Kit, comes into play. It’s a simple to use STI and HPV testing kit that women can ...

The Canadian Progressive: Big Oil Madness: Gastem’s $1.5 million lawsuit against tiny Quebec village of Ristigouche

Gastem, a Quebec oil and gas exploration company is suing the tiny Quebec village of Ristigouche-Sud-Est to the tune of $1.5-million. The post Big Oil Madness: Gastem’s $1.5 million lawsuit against tiny Quebec village of Ristigouche appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Art Threat: Hugs With Arms will put affordable art on your walls

After seven years of putting political art on your computer screen, I’m now hoping to put some art on your walls. We started Art Threat in 2007 because we felt that artists creating socially-engaged work weren’t getting the attention they deserved. After 1200+ posts over the years (and many more to come), I’d like to ...

Art Threat: Children 404: help fund a film exposing Russia’s crackdown on LGBTQ youth

In the Fall of 2013 a Russian documentary filmmaker contacted numerous LGBTQ activists and filmmakers in Canada and the United States with whom they had worked with in previous years to screen their films. The message they sent was a request to help fund a film that they believe desperately needs to be made: a ...

Art Threat: Swaping songs for socks: has Indiegogo become colonized by capital?

Remember when crowdfunding was a baby? It was an innocent but fierce little phenomenon that you would feed, along with a whole community, and lo and behold, a project would be raised, big and strong ready to tackle the world. Amazing things like literacy projects, art therapy, and independent documentaries were among the steadily highlighted ...

Things Are Good: Crowdfunding for Political Change

Sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have changed the way some projects get funding by using contributions from individuals on a large scale. There have been many art projects and products that have come into existence thanks to this new trend in crowdfunding. Todd Aalgaard has wondered if crowdfunding can be used to encourage progressive politics. ...

The Disaffected Lib: Crowdfunding – The Way to Get Help Where It’s Needed

It’s easy to balk when you’re asked to donate a hundred bucks to this cause or that or to take on an open-ended, monthly donation to help some individual or cause on the other side of the planet or the other side of town. That’s where crowdfunding comes in.   What if you could just kick ...

Paulitical Satire: Crowdfunding and Politics – Innovation Delayed is Innovation Denied

The super cool, and crowdfuned, Pebble watch! So, I’ve started spending a fair amount of my spare time reading, learning and investigating a variety of different areas of social innovation and social enterprise. Not surprisingly, to some of you at least, entrepreneurship interests me from a personal and a professional stand point…at least in the long term.But ...