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Dear Armed Protesters: Your Little Occupation Is Very Expensive

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) this week urged federal authorities to do something about the armed protesters wreaking havoc in the state's...

A Drone Protestor Heads to Jail

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Bill Moyers

If he were here today, the martyred Dr. King would surely be shaking his head that America still has a problem with peaceful dissenters of conscience.

Law & Disorder

Michael Nigro | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Michael Nigro

During the Tamir Rice protest in downtown Cleveland, on December 29, 2015, police officer Brian Dorin, after using his cop car to "win" a game-of-chic...

Tunisian Police Fire Tear Gas At Hundreds Of Protesters

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.19.2016 | World

TUNIS, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Tunisian police fired tear gas on Tuesday to disperse hundreds of angry protesters demanding jobs in the central city ...

Activists Protest Rape With 'Sleep-Ins'

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 01.15.2016 | World

An Indian activist group is publicly protesting sexual violence against women in the country. Their weapon of choice? Naps. Members of Blank Nois...

With the New Year, America's Parade of Politics and Prejudice Marches On

Michael Winship | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

Powerbrokers and political sycophants, from Philadelphia to Pasadena you're marching this American parade straight into the pit. You don't have to look beyond our borders for the enemy that will bring us down. Just into a mirror.

Iran, Assassinations, and Hypocrisy

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While the Iranians rightly condemned Saudi Arabia, I find it quite ironic when they represent the murders as a "medieval act of savagery." It's as if the Saudi's, in executing Shiite clerics, held up a mirror to the Iranians in which they saw reflected back their own long-standing and brutal civil and human rights atrocities.

Occupation, Arson, and Terrorism

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Federal land is currently being occupied by protestors. Or, according to some, by domestic terrorists. But pigeonholing these guys with either label isn't quite as easy as it might first seem.

'The Roar of the Word': Eulogy for Shaykh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr

Tanvir Akhtar Ahmed | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Tanvir Akhtar Ahmed

It brings me no small amount of pain to be forced to bring light to yet another disgraceful and shameful act perpetrated in the name of Islam. But such barbarism must be dragged into the light, recognized for what it is, and immediately stopped.

A Militia Has Taken Over A Federal Building In Oregon

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

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Down With Freedom Of Speech!*

Daniel P. Malito | Posted 12.23.2015 | Comedy
Daniel P. Malito

As you may or may not have heard, there is a movement currently fomenting on college campuses that has evolved into a protest against being offended. Yes, you read correctly, those wacky Millennials are at it again, and this time they are targeting an edict that most people assumed was at the core of their beliefs - the absolute right of free speech.

Black Lives Matter Protest Moves From Mall Of America To Airport

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.23.2015 | Black Voices

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Red Line for Climate Justice Unfurled in Paris

Keith Peterman | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Keith Peterman

Saturday at noon (Paris time), the voice of civil society finally took to the streets in Paris calling for "Climate Justice." Thousands gathered at the Arc de Triomphe to unfurl a not-to-be-crossed red line in their fight against climate injustice.

The Speed of Social Media: A Boon to Student Protesters

Karen Gross | Posted 12.11.2015 | College
Karen Gross

Not that many years ago, news did not travel fast. I am old enough to have lived in a time when using the telephone to make long distance calls was...

With Daniel Holtzclaw Conviction, Justice is Finally Not Denied | Posted 12.12.2015 | Black Voices

Black lives -- 13 of them -- finally mattered Thursday night as an Oklahoma City jury found former policeman Daniel Holtzclaw guilty of 18 criminal counts, including four counts of first-degree rape.

The Dawn of the Age of Pragmatic Activism

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 12.03.2015 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

Everywhere we look there are protests in the streets and on college campuses. Whether it be #Blacklivesmatter, #concernedstudents1950, or the vigil...

8 Arrested As Police Tear Down Protest Camp In Minneapolis

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.03.2015 | Black Voices

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Officers using bulldozers and other heavy machinery tore down an encampment early Thursday outside a Minneapolis police precinct w...

How Rosa Parks’ Legacy Lives On In The Black Lives Matter Movement

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices

Sixty years ago, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus and settled into American history. We've seen the iconic picture...

Black Lives Matter Protesters In Chicago Plan To Boycott Black Friday

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.26.2015 | Black Voices

CHICAGO (AP) -- Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white poli...

Enough is Enough

Jo Ivester | Posted 11.24.2015 | Black Voices
Jo Ivester

When do we decide that enough is enough? Do we have to wait until a person of color is violently attacked before we take notice? The students of the University of Missouri have made it clear it is time to put a stop to all hateful comments and activity.

Why I've Chosen to Stick with Mizzou

Arielle Cadet | Posted 11.24.2015 | Black Voices
Arielle Cadet

I love Mizzou today just as much as I did the first day I learned about it. The only way that we are ever going to grow as a university, and as a community, is to listen to what everyone has to say. I know that it will take some time for the university to heal, but I know that I will still be here while it does.

The New Wave of Campus Protest: What's Behind the Oxy Occupation?

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Students in general, students of color in particular, and Black students even more so, are rightfully angry and upset about many aspects of our society in general and their colleges and universities in particular.

The Opportunity Today's Student Protestors Are Missing

Jean Hanff Korelitz | Posted 11.24.2015 | Fifty
Jean Hanff Korelitz

What strikes me most about today's protestors is their apparent wish for a college environment that is a hermetically sealed zone, in which one is protected from any other student or faculty member who holds a different viewpoint.

'I'm a Working Class Mujer': Listening to Marginalized Student Voices

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 11.22.2015 | College
A. B. Wilkinson

From California to Missouri to New York, structural oppression exists in every educational institution across the United States. It cannot be placed on a handful of people making prejudiced comments or simply pinned on outwardly racist, sexist, classist or homophobic actions. Systematic oppression is reflected in both the explicit actions of some and the implicit actions of many.

Going Back to Hong Kong -- One Year After

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

I had been in Hong Kong briefly exactly a year before I gave that talk, at a time when the 2014 protests were still underway and this, as well as the nature and interests of the audience that came to hear me speak, gave a special meaning to that part of the festival.