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Trump’s Inauguration To Be Met With Massive March For Women’s Rights

Activists are organizing a “Women’s March on Washington” for January 21, 2017, the day after Trump is inaugurated, to demonstrate their disgust with the election of a man who has been repeatedly accused of sexual harassment and assault

November 13, 2016
NFL

American Protest Is An Act Of Faith

The thing is, people like them get indignant when anger over racial oppression expresses itself in street violence. Now we see they also get indignant when it expresses itself peacefully.

September 15, 2016

High School Football Players Across The U.S. Join Kaepernick, Refuse To Stand For National Anthem

High school football players across the United States, inspired by Kaepernick, are refusing to stand during the national anthem to protest racism and inequality. Many of those leading the protests are black and brown students who have grown up with images of young people who look like them being shot and killed by police.

September 13, 2016
Sep 8, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall (54) kneels during the national anthem next to defensive end Jared Crick (93) and defensive tackle Billy Winn (97) and defensive tackle Adam Gotsis (99) before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Other Athletes Take Kaepernick’s Lead In Anthem Protest

As Twitter users continue to tweet their distaste for Kaepernick and the athletes that are rallying behind him, a logical question to ask is who will be next to join the athletes in their protest?

Linebacker Bobby Wagner, who has played with Lane in Seattle since 2012, hinted that the Seahawks may be the next athletes to join the protest. Wagner told the media that “anything we want to do, it’s not going to be individual. It’s going to be a team thing. That’s what the world needs to see. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals.”

September 10, 2016
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Watch: Obama Says Kaepernick Is ‘Exercising His Constitutional Right To Make A Statement’

President Obama said San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was “exercising his right to make a constitutional statement” by refusing to stand up for the national anthem.

September 6, 2016

Hong Kong: Rooftopping For Freedom And Disobedience

On February 8, 2016, the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, violent clashes between police and young protesters erupted in the city of Hong Kong, with surprising aggression and subsequent injuries on both sides.

September 4, 2016

The Summer-Ender Of 2016: Political Hurricanes And A Quarterback Tempest

As August exits, two political hurricanes, named Hillary and Donald, will hit landfall to slam a thousand towns. It’s not clear which gale force is strongest. What’s clear is, the electorate is cut apart along bright lines of gender, race and class, never more polarized.

September 2, 2016
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands on the field before their NFL pre-season football game against the Denver Broncos in San Francisco, California, U.S. August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo

NFL’s 49ers Support Quarterback After He Refused To Stand For Anthem

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick later told NFL Media in an article posted on Saturday. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.”

August 28, 2016
A graduating student of the City College of New York takes a selfie of the message on her cap during the College's commencement ceremony in the Harlem section of Manhattan, New York, U.S., June 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The Great College Coddling

Judging by the popular press, it appears that a generation of toddlers, coddled and cosseted all their lives, have now enrolled in college, where confusion reigns. It appears that the faculty and administration of some of our most esteemed institutions of higher education have found themselves pleading with the little beggars on their knees.

June 15, 2016
A Maricopa County, Arizona police SWAT team with an armored vehicle stand guard outside a campaign rally being held by Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in Fountain Hills, Arizona March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

How Teenagers Got Police To Back Down And Remove Military-Grade Weaponry From Their High Schools

After nearly two years of sit-ins and protests, a coalition of Los Angeles high school students and grassroots organizers forced the police department for the second-largest public school district in the United States to remove grenade launchers, M-16 rifles, a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, and other military-grade weaponry from its arsenal.

May 31, 2016
Sanders at the Verizon picket

Bernie Sanders Speaks To Verizon Workers On Strike

Bernie Sanders joined 36,000 striking Verizon workers yesterday in Brooklyn.

April 13, 2016
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Hundreds Rally In US Against Big Money In Politics

Police in Washington DC have arrested dozens of protesters who were staging a sit-in outside the US Congress meant to raise awareness about corporate influence in American politics.

April 11, 2016
Ted Cruz protestors

Endorse This: Ted Cruz Heckled Out Of The Bronx

Yesterday, Cruz couldn’t walk two blocks in the Bronx — one of the most diverse county in the nation — without hearing from real New Yorkers about their real beliefs; namely, that Ted Cruz is a bigot.

April 7, 2016
Trump supporters (R) voice their opinions at anti-Trump protesters following a campaign rally for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in Cleveland, Ohio, March 12, 2016. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

There Is No “Trump Voter” and It’s Dangerous to Think Otherwise

Even as the media continues to portray Trump supporters as ignorant poor people, it largely ignores what it means to be poor in America.

April 1, 2016
Right-wing demonstrators protest against the wave of terrorism in front of the old stock exchange in Brussels, Belgium. March 27. 2016. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Belgian Police Break Up Street Protests As Attack Investigation Widens

Most of the protests were peaceful but white-helmeted riot police used the water cannon against a group of protesters, many of whom local media described as right-wing nationalists, who burst onto the square chanting and carrying banners denouncing Islamic State.

March 28, 2016

On The Ground At NYC’s #CrushTrump Rally

“Donald Trump, go away! Racist, sexist, anti-gay!”

March 21, 2016
A member of the audience (R) throws a punch at a protester as Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Tucson, Arizona March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich

Trump Refuses To Condemn Violence At His U.S. Presidential Rallies

Trump said that “professional agitators” bore much of the blame for violence at his rallies as video showed a protester being beaten and another apparently being grabbed by Trump’s campaign manager.

March 20, 2016
Donald Trump Chicago Protest

Who Were The “Brownshirts” Protesting Trump In Chicago?

Trump supporters’ airing of grievances is only the latest in a concerted effort from the right to dissociate itself with fascism.

March 18, 2016

State Of Emergency Ends In Ferguson, Missouri, As Violence Recedes

Ferguson saw a fresh wave of demonstrations beginning last weekend, marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.

August 14, 2015

Candidates, Interrupted: Black Lives Matter Takes Over The Campaign Trail

Black Lives Matter protesters have been feeding their racial justice message to 2016 presidential candidates – without reservations.

August 13, 2015
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Participants, Residents Reflect On Meaning Of Fanless Baseball In Baltimore

The MLB experiments with an empty stadium: If there are no fans to watch the Orioles and White Sox play, is truly a game?

April 30, 2015
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And The O’s Played On

The cult of sport faces off against civil protests, as riots ripple through Baltimore, and the Orioles decide whether or not to play ball.

April 28, 2015

Pilot Lands Gyrocopter At Capitol In Apparent Protest; Charges Pending

The tiny aircraft flew in low over the National Mall, whizzing past a row of trees and a statue of Ulysses S. Grant, as a group of onlookers stood by. Both houses of Congress were in session at the time.

April 16, 2015
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South Carolina Officer Charged With Murder, Accused Of Shooting Fleeing Man

The South Carolina cop who gunned down an unarmed black father of four is charged with murder.

April 8, 2015
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Arctic-Drilling Protesters Board Shell’s Oil Rig In Pacific

Six Greenpeace members board a Royal Dutch Shell oil rig to protest the energy company’s exploration and drilling of the Alaskan Arctic.

April 7, 2015