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Two Students Who Put Pie In The Face Of Carl Levin Sentenced

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

DETROIT — A federal judge in Grand Rapids sentenced two recent college graduates to 30 days in jail for protesting U.S. Sen. Carl Levin's stance...

Workers March The Mag Mile For A Higher Minimum Wage

Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

Low-wage workers, community, labor and religious advocacy groups will march down Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile,” a shopping and tourist area with ...

Arrested at the White House

Bill McKibben | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

After three days in D.C.'s Central Cell Block, I'll go to this weekend's big celebrations for the opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the Washington Mall with even more respect for MLK's calm power.

1 Day In Jail For Arizona Immigration Protesters

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 10.24.2011 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX — A judge on Tuesday sentenced more than a dozen immigrant rights advocates to one day in jail stemming from a protest last year over Ar...

America's Numb Generation

Peter Bart | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Peter Bart

Why are kids in America so calm in the face of a stalled economy, stalemated government, college loans and dim job prospects? Or are they just numb? Their passivity seems to mirror the traits of the characters featured in Hollywood's recent movies.

Support Syria's People

James Zogby | Posted 10.20.2011 | World
James Zogby

The Arab League should make it clear that the Assad regime has lost whatever legitimacy it once claimed in the Arab World and promptly suspend its membership in the organization, declaring that the regime has forfeited the right to play a role in Syria's and the region's future

Immigrants Plead For End To Fingerprint Sharing

AP | By AMY TAXIN | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Immigrants who say they were hauled into jail for selling ice cream without a permit and for reporting being the victim of domestic vio...

Dan Froomkin

I'm Mad As Hell And I'm Not Gonna Write Any More Checks | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

The CEO of Starbucks wants Washington to wake up and smell the coffee. Infuriated by what he described as irresponsible behavior, Howard Schultz is...

Why Aren't Americans in the Streets? Where Is the American Autumn?

Nathan Schneider | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Nathan Schneider

Americans may not be out on the streets yet, but they're planning on it. Just wait -- or get involved. People are organizing. The more they prepare, the more likely they are to carry out actions worthy of their goals.

Ai Weiwei Talks Detention With NY Times | KEITH BRADSHER | Posted 10.12.2011 | Arts

HONG KONG -- Ai Weiwei, the prominent Chinese artist and dissident, said Friday that he had been kept in a tiny room throughout his nearly three-month...

Economy Got You Down? Some Opportunities to Resist!

Nathan Schneider | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Nathan Schneider

The next few months are looking to be a busy season for organizing, protest, and nonviolent civil resistance in the United States, against the very corporate powers that have rigged this disastrous game.

High Speed Turin-Lyon Train Runs on the Border of Italian Democracy

Lorella Di Vuono | Posted 10.03.2011 | World
Lorella Di Vuono

The protests of those who oppose the construction of the new railway line, until now, have never been accepted by political institutions. The only result after years of battling is an entire mountain valley placed under military control.

Why I Got Arrested for Protesting Obama's Deportation Policy

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

I am a strong supporter of President Obama. But the deportation policies Senator Obama once described as "terrorizing communities" have not changed significantly. I cannot sit quietly and wait.

The Israeli Summer

Noah Efron | Posted 09.30.2011 | World
Noah Efron

Protesters have demanded an end to wholesale privatization. They have demanded that the country provide everyone with a good, fair start to life -- with guaranteed food and shelter, and good, free early education.

Save Our Schools Rally Kicks Off In D.C., Teachers Invited To Meet With Education Secretary

Posted 09.27.2011 | Education

The four-day long Save Our Schools rally begins in Washington, D.C. today. The Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action, a joint effort o...

Photos: Young Voices of Cairo

Turnstyle | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Tim DeChristopher Is Going to Jail, Now It's Our Turn

Bill McKibben | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

If you sweated through last week's record heat, if your crops are withering in the southwest's epic drought, if you watched the Mississippi swallow your town -- then Tim DeChristopher acted for you.

Turning a Blind Eye: The Human Rights Crisis in Puerto Rico

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

Puerto Rico's citizens are suffering abuses at the hands of its own police department that would never be tolerated anywhere else in the United States.

Christina Wilkie

WATCH: 'No Labels' Group Wants Any Deal At All | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The "No Labels" movement descended upon Washington on Monday complete with about 45 protesters, who staged a 20-minute protest on the Ca...

Is America in an Age of Action, or Apathy?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 09.14.2011 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Yes, we are angry about a lot of things... but we are not sure what to do about it. End result? We're not doing too much of anything.

Joshua Hersh

VIDEO: Journalists In Jordan Attacked By State Security Forces | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.14.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Journalists in Jordan say they were given orange vests by government officials in order to help them safely cover protests there today -...

Minnesota Chants 'Tax the Rich' While the Rest of Us Sit on the Couch

Dan Bimrose | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

The state shutdown in Minnesota brought upon by the lack of a budget agreement between Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislators only...

David Lohr

Casey Anthony Trial: Anger At The Courthouse | David Lohr | Posted 09.04.2011 | Crime

Orlando, Fla. -- Inside the courtroom, there was jubilation today for Casey Anthony and her defense team. Not only did they manage to avoid a first-de...

Climate Kids in Court

William S. Becker | Posted 08.24.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

During one of his high-intensity speeches earlier this month, Van Jones showed he was back in fighting form.

Damascus Revolutionaries Plan Bright Future for Syria

Meedan | Posted 08.27.2011 | World

Do not overlook the new generations of Syrians; they are young men and women who neither consider religion to be an enemy of the people, nor do they adopt the slogan of "Islam is the answer."