Progressive Source Awards

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From ProgressiveSourceAwards.com:

The Progressive Source Awards recognize innovation and compelling messages in online advocacy. Our objective is to provide progressive advocacy groups and non-profits with an easily-accessed repository of Web marketing “best practices.”

The Awards are the first to recognize effective Web advocacy campaigns. Anybody can recommend a nominee for a Progressive Source Award at the Awards Web site. There are two prizes for each of seven categories. The general public can vote for the “Most Popular” Award, while a diverse panel of more than a dozen distinguished judges will also select a Judges’ Award for each category.

Learn more, nominate and vote at ProgressiveSourceAwards.com! Oh yeah, I’ll be one of the judges.

Avaaz G8+5 Climate March – Rostock, Germany

Video slide show of Avaaz.org’s G8+5 Climate March in Rostock, Germany.


The background music is an instrumental piece by Hepnova. The inspiration for the piece came from my travels in the Nordic countries. In the piece, I attempt to evoke the awesome powers of nature, as well as the fragile balance of the polar regions.

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Avaaz Video Featured on YouTube Front Page This Week

STOP THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS


I was part of the creative team of the Clash video, and worked on the localization/subtitling of the non-English versions. After our video was featured on YouTube earlier this week, the number of view counts has shot up dramatically. The video is stirring up quite a buzz online!

RICKEN PATEL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF AVAAZ.ORG’s YOUTUBE DEBUT


This was shot using my MacBook’s built-in webcam at Avaaz.org’s New York office.

Oppose the theft of Iraqi oil

The Iraqi Parliament will soon vote on a US-backed law that could hand too much oil revenue and control to foreign corporations.

A Sunni, Shia and Kurd Parliamentarian are planning to stand together and present this petition to the Iraqi Parliament. They want us to help them show that the world supports Iraq’s right to its own oil and its own future.
Make your voice heard. Take action now

Learn more:
Copy of Oil Law in English

Full Letter from President of Hassan Jum’a Awwad, Head of the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions

Christian Science Monitor Article

Price of Oil resource page

Article and Audio/Video from Democracy Now!

Short animation summarizing what is wrong with the Iraqi Oil Law