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Friday, April 20, 2018
DACA, immigration

Nationwide Protests Erupt After Trump Ends DACA

As Politico reported Sunday night that Donald Trump was planning to end DACA on Tuesday morning, immigration advocacy groups sprang into action, planning rallies. Though it was Labor Day weekend, and the reports were not definite, too much was at stake. Yatziri Tovar, a member of immigrants’ rights group Make the Road New York and a […]

September 6, 2017
Women's March, A Day Without Women

How To Participate In The ‘Day Without A Woman’ Strike

You can attend a rally before or after work, wear red, decline to shop, or decline to perform unpaid labor if taking the day off from paid labor is not an option.

March 8, 2017
Trump, Berkeley

President Trump Threatens U.C. Berkeley After Protests Stop Far-Right Speech

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to cut funding to the University of California at Berkeley after protesters smashed windows and set fires at the liberal-leaning school, forcing the cancellation of an appearance by a far-right Breitbart editor.

February 2, 2017
Protests, Freedom of Speech, Free Speech

Bills Targeting Protests In U.S. States Fuel Free Speech Fears

Bills have been introduced over the past month in states including North Dakota, Indiana, and Iowa that would impose measures such as harsher penalties for demonstrators who disrupt traffic, and scrapping punishment for drivers who unintentionally strike protesters blocking their vehicles.

January 27, 2017

More Protests Set After Police Kill Unarmed Black Man In California

More protests were planned on Wednesday a day after a police officer in southern California shot and killed an unarmed black man, less than two weeks after similar incidents in two other U.S. cities.

September 28, 2016

Charlotte Protests Diminish Early Friday As Family Views Video

Largely peaceful protests dwindled early on Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina, as police chose not to enforce a curfew prompted by two nights of riots.

September 23, 2016

Standing Rock Protest Continues After Months As Tribe Fights For Ancestral Sites And Against Pipeline

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe, together with more than a thousand indigenous activists from multiple other tribes, have been involved in a months-long protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.8 billion project that would transport oil across the state.

August 29, 2016
Protesters march in the street ahead of Monday's start of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Why Philly Will Face More Protests Than Cleveland

While Cleveland saw an aggressive police presence enforce civility between pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators—an LA Times reporter compared the scene to “a heavily militarized debate camp”—Philadelphia is expected to experience a much more active protest scene.

July 25, 2016
Penn State student Zaniya Joe wears a piece of tape over her mouth that says "Black Lives Matter" during a Ferguson protest organized by a group of Penn State University students on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, in University Park, Pa. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

FBI Greenlights Crackdown On Black Lives Matter Protesters

The Baton Rouge police were given the green light by the FBI to approach this peaceful protest as they would an enemy force. This has been the dangerous pattern of federal law enforcement efforts these past few years: suppressing social movements in coordination with local police departments.

July 13, 2016
Trump adversaries should organize if and when they protest at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Mary Sanchez argues.

Trump Adversaries: Don’t Riot. Organize!

The revolution might not be televised, but if the Republican National Convention in Cleveland goes pear-shaped, the cameras will be there to catch every moment. Unfortunately, not all the protesters will have the emotional maturity, much less the structure and discipline, to make their messages coherent or persuasive.

July 8, 2016
Supporters of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump protest outside a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Williamson, West Virginia, United States, May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

What Has Happened To Our Election?

People are going about their normal daily activities with seeming equanimity — although there’s been a marked increase in convenience store parking space shootings, actually. Maybe an armed society’s not such a polite society after all. How surprising would it be to see gunfire erupt at a presidential campaign event? But I digress, and ominously.

May 11, 2016
Democracy Spring

Over 1,000 Arrests In Anti-Corruption Democracy Spring Protests

Since April 11, hundreds of protesters have stood outside the U.S. Capitol, protesting political corruption and getting arrested in scores. Over the past week, over 1,000 protesters were arrested not far from the steps of the Capitol.

April 20, 2016
brazil protesters dilma rousseff

Who Actually Wins If Brazil Impeaches Its President?

The Workers’ Party, one of the largest in Congress, has vowed not to recognize the government that will take over from Rousseff.

April 19, 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

Calm Returns To Brussels Memorial After Arrests At ‘Hooligan’ Protest

Police have cleared crowds of self-proclaimed “hooligans” from a makeshift memorial site for the victims of the recent triple bombing attack in Brussels, the Belga news agency reported, while adding that there was still a high security presence.

March 28, 2016
U.S. Secret Service agents surround U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump during a disturbance as he speaks at Dayton International Airport in Dayton, Ohio

Yuk It Up, America, While You Still Can

Trump was downcast that only one protester showed up and there was no big disruption of his speech. “In certain ways,” Trump said, “it makes it more exciting.”

March 17, 2016
College Protests Occidental College California

College Students Find New Power In Campus Protests

If the University of Missouri was the spark, then the fire didn’t take long to spread.

November 18, 2015

Riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri To Remain In State Of Emergency: Officials

The state of emergency, which gives county police oversight of security in the city of 21,000 people, was declared following a shooting incident at a protest Sunday night.

August 12, 2015
Baltimore, Curfew, Riot, Peace, Police Brutality, Protests, Police, National News, Police Report, Investigation

Baltimore Police Give Findings Into Freddie Gray Death To Prosecutor

The accuracy of the Baltimore police’s investigation is put into question as implications surface that Freddie Gray severed his own spinal cord.

April 30, 2015
Baltimore, Curfew, Riot, Peace, Police Brutality, Protests, Police, National News

Baltimore Calmer After Night Under Curfew; Schools Reopen

Calm and the odd baseball game occur in Baltimore the day after the first curfew is held.

April 29, 2015

Rioters By Any Other Name

Why were the Ohio state rioters described as “rowdy,” while the Ferguson rioters were “thugs”?

January 15, 2015

De Blasio On New York Police Turning Their Backs: ‘Disrespectful To The Families’

The tension between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD continues to rise.

January 6, 2015

Another Arrest In Officers’ Assault As NYPD Prepares For Cop’s Funeral

New York City police have arrested a suspect in the assault of an officer during last month’s protests.

January 2, 2015

Some Witnesses Told Obvious Lies To Michael Brown Grand Jury, Prosecutor Says

Robert McColloch admits that some witnesses were “clearly” not telling the truth.

December 19, 2014

Race Relations Suddenly A Top Concern Of Americans

Race has caught up with the economy as the nation’s top perceived problem.

December 19, 2014

Will Police Protests Fade Like Tea Party And Occupy?

How can the current demonstrations succeed where their recent predecessors have fallen short?

December 12, 2014