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Peaceful Protest

Candlelight and Youth Politics are Leading Democracy

AsiaToday | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home

[A protester holds up a candle at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul on Nov. 12, while attending a rally calling for President Park Geun-hye's resignation./ ...

The Violent Destruction Of A Colombian Peace Camp

Anna Joseph | Posted 11.22.2016 | Home
Anna Joseph

On November 19th, at about 2:00am -- an hour calculated to prevent press, human rights defenders, and the citizenry from being present -- hundreds of police officers circled the Campamento por la Paz in Bogotá's Plaza de Bolivar.

The Real Weapons Are Hate, Fear And Anger

Brittney Grimes | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices
Brittney Grimes

There is nothing more disturbing than the chaos and killings that are witnessed in any nation. Those killings have been occurring in America senselessly and unnecessarily. Retaliation and annihilation are not the answers.

Why Should We Care About Democracy in Africa?

Phyllis Taoua | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home
Phyllis Taoua

Overcoming decades of dictatorship is a process that will likely take a generation to complete. Thus, while Burkina Faso's election is very good news, it comes with warnings about what is needed in the future to avoid a repetition of the past.

WVU Students and Administration Stand in Solidarity with Mizzou

Chris Hickey | Posted 11.17.2016 | College
Chris Hickey

In response to the recent events at the University of Missouri, West Virginia University students, faculty, and administration stood in solidarity Thursday night. Demonstrators showcased their ability to support the necessary dialogue of campus culture while doing so in a peaceful manner.

Socially Conscious Documentary 'We the People: The Market Basket Effect' Reveals the Power of Peaceful Protest

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Gregory Weinkauf

With regional, national, and worldwide roll-outs planned, the first public screening of We the People: The Market Basket Effect -- directed by Tommy Reid, narrated by actor, musician, and Massachusetts man Michael Chiklis -- takes place this Sunday.

BDS: As American As Apple Pie

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 08.14.2016 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

In condemning the Palestinian BDS movement, Hillary Clinton places herself not only on the wrong side of history, but on the wrong side of American history.

Netanyahu and the Risky Business of 'Business as Usual'

Khaled Diab | Posted 05.25.2015 | Home
Khaled Diab

Though "business as usual" is the path of least resistance on the Israeli-Arab and Israeli-Iranian axes, they are also risky enterprises as the old equilibriums shift.

Photo Of Young Boy Hugging Officer Goes Viral And Becomes 'Icon Of Hope'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

As photos around the web show images of nationwide protests in reaction to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, one particular image has received widespr...

November 17th - Romanians and Czechs Choose Democracy

Olena Kagui | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Olena Kagui

"A minor miracle occurred yesterday," wrote Frank Fischer in an email on November 17th, "(it) marked a significant victory for democracy and justice in Romania's long march from the end of the Communist regime."

Plunged into Chaos

Broderick Greer | Posted 10.25.2014 | Religion
Broderick Greer

I will never forget the day I was baptized. Ever the aquaphobe, I remember my eight-year-old self praying, "Jesus, if I don't die while I'm under the water, I'll serve you forever."

Arrest of Human Rights Advocate, Rodrigo Diamanti, Magnifies Abuses in Venezuela

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 07.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Stephanie Rudat

Diamanti joins a growing list of notable figures that have been incarcerated for opposing the authoritative regime of Venezuela's President, Nicolas Maduro.

A Staggering Number Of Peaceful Protesters Have Been Killed Or Detained In Egypt

Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact

By Hajer Naili, (WOMENSENEWS)-- A Facebook group called Egypt's Queens: Imprisoned has been keeping an online list of women detaine...

18 Powerful Images from Massive #SOSVenezuela Demonstration in Los Angeles, California

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Stephanie Rudat

Clad in vibrant colors of the Venezuelan flag, supporters of ongoing protests in Venezuela rallied peacefully in Los Angeles, California on Saturday in front of the Federal Building.

This Year In Palestine

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 04.21.2013 | Home
Gail Vida Hamburg

In the face of international media indifference, the Palestinian people decided to start telling their own stories of living under occupation. One of those stories, 5 Broken Cameras, is an astonishing film by a Palestinian farmer from Bilin, a village in the West Bank.

Living Transformation: The Future of Awareness

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Humanity is already moving into a new paradigm, even as we are standing in the rubble of the old one's demise. In this moment of time, when the chaos and disarray are still mounting and we cannot yet see the formation of what will follow, we can wring our hands and fall into fear, which is how the old domination model has maintained control throughout human history.

Dishonoring the King Legacy:
 An Assault on the Right to Protest

Rev. Calvin Morris | Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Calvin Morris

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. marched, and led historic marches of thousands, through the streets of city after city. Mayor Emanuel's proposed changes to the ordinances governing our right to protest fly in the face of Dr. King's legacy.

If You Want to Be a Rebel, Be Kind

Nipun Mehta | Posted 02.04.2012 | Impact
Nipun Mehta

Spirituality often sees activism as unnecessarily binding, while activism often sees spirituality as a navel-gazing escape. For Pancho, though, the two paths merge into one. Meditation is internal service, while service is external meditation.

State Police or Police State

Michael G. Winston | Posted 01.30.2012 | Home
Michael G. Winston

State Police or Police State?

PHOTOS: Pepper-Spraying Cop Makes His Way Throughout Art History

Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

If you haven't seen it yet, the disturbing footage of a policeman pepper spraying UC Davis students holding a peaceful protest has gone viral and laun...

Occupy LA: A Grassroots Movement

Hector Villagra | Posted 01.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

Why will the many weeks' long peaceful protest and encampment be closed down, you may ask? Is it concern over public health? Nope. Is it a threat to public safety? Think again. It's the lawn.

Who Leads Occupy Wall Street, Everyone or No One?

Paul Schmitz | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

The Occupy protesters share with the Tea Party an aversion to institutional leaders and political process. But to achieve change, the two must eventually work side by side. And it is easier to mobilize than to organize.

Occupy! A Visual History

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Washington, D.C., White House, protest for women's suffrage, 1917 Flint, Michigan, sit-down strike, General Motors factory, 1937 N...

Occupy Wall Street -- Global Nuisance or Revolutionary Brilliance

Marlise Karlin | Posted 12.29.2011 | Impact
Marlise Karlin

There is exponential power in peace which has been realized throughout history. But the Occupy movement hasn't always been peaceful.

All Eyes on Occupy Oakland: Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Jail

Van Jones | Posted 12.26.2011 | San Francisco
Van Jones

This kind of crackdown we're seeing in Oakland is bad for our democracy, and it's bad for public safety. Mayors and police chiefs at Occupy sites across the country should take note: this is the wrong way to respond to the Occupy movement.