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President Obama, First Family Lead The Way In March Across Selma Bridge

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.07.2015 | Black Voices

President Barack Obama and the First Family led the way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on Saturday as they reenacted the iconic ma...

Fossil Fuel Divestment: Reasons for Disruptive Forms of Protest Against the Harvard Corporation

Benjamin Franta | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Benjamin Franta

Even if a person is reluctant to engage in disruptive forms of protest in general, the Harvard Corporation's method of deciding and defending its fossil fuel investment policy encourages such protests, because the Harvard Corporation's method is unresponsive to attempts from the Harvard community at debate and reasoned persuasion.

UC Santa Cruz Student Protesters Cause Traffic Jam And Shut Down Campus

Dieter Holger | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Dieter Holger

Millennial angst, for lack of a better term, fueled the 96 hours of demonstrations by students at UC Santa Cruz. Gen Y students are protesting on other University of California campuses against issues like 'police terror,' tuition hikes, and having to pay for education in general.

Demonstrators Tried To Levitate Vice Media HQ Into The East River (Seriously)

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.04.2015 | Media

We can't make this stuff up. On Tuesday, members from the music collective Talibam! attempted to levitate Vice Media's Brooklyn headquarters into ...

Friday Talking Points -- D.C. Smoke-In History

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington D.C., deserves at least an honorable mention, for standing strong in the face of threats of jail time from House Republicans, for allowing the will of the voters (70 percent of them) to become law this week.

Faces From Ferguson: Ashley 'Brown Blaze' Yates

Maytha Alhassen | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices
Maytha Alhassen

In the basement of St. Louis' Saint John's United Church of Christ at the end of the Labor Day weekend, Yates recounted almost a month's worth of harrowing encounters with a militarized police force to a room of Black Lives Matter freedom riders. She woefully explained that as the days bled into one another, she began "marking days by police tactics."

Astoria Characters: The All-Around Activist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.25.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Even when he's not raising his furious fist to the sky, Mickey Z. is outstanding in the crowd. That's something to say because as a political activist, he's in so many.

Activism With or Without God

Reverend Billy | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Reverend Billy

More of our activism needs a spiritual basis, and that doesn't only mean the absence of mindless confrontation. Spirit is laughter, shape-shifting and music.

Mariah Stewart

St. Louis County Prosecutor: 'I'm Pretty Sure All Lives Matter' | Mariah Stewart | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- A couple dozen protesters were escorted out of an event at St. Louis University on Friday after disrupting a speech by St. Louis County ...

Youth Protest Hong Kong Style: A Q&A on 'Lessons in Dissent' with Filmmaker Matthew Torne

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 04.20.2015 | Media
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Matthew Torne, a British filmmaker, is coming to Southern California soon to show and discuss his documentary Lessons in Dissent, which analyzes the 2012 Hong Kong protests that were triggered by plans to bring mainland style patriotic education to the former Crown Colony.

These Iconic Photos Of The Selma March Tell A Powerful Story

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.17.2015 | Black Voices

The racial tension that gripped Alabama in the 1960s resulted in some of the most iconic moments of the Civil Rights movement that have been captured ...

Welcome to the PAGE2Ferguson Blog Salon

Timothy K. Eatman | Posted 04.12.2015 | Education
Timothy K. Eatman

At this time of protest over systems of power, oppression, racism, and police brutality, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life lifts up the voices of our graduate students in response to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Sophia Jones

Thousands of Jordanians Gather In Amman To Denounce Islamic State For Brutal Killing Of Pilot | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.06.2015 | World

AMMAN, Jordan -- Thousands of Jordanians gathered at central Amman's Grand Husseini Mosque at noon on Friday, praying for peace and denouncing the Isl...

Fear and Branding in Santa Bruta

Sam Slovick | Posted 04.05.2015 | Media
Sam Slovick

The Santa Barbara News-Press published a photograph on Jan. 3 of some Latino people at the DMV with the accompanying headline, "Illegals Line Up For Driver's Licenses." Things moved quickly after that. The gloves are off and the game is on -- the sexagenarian billionaire McCaw in one corner and PODER in the other.

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Bad for Workers, and for Democracy

Heather Gautney | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Over the past few months, protests have erupted in the halls of the U.S. Capital, and in the streets outside, to thwart the passing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)--a boon to corporate interests, the protesters argue, and an anathema to U.S workers.

Carol Kuruvilla

The Stormy Debate Over White Clergy's Hashtag Activism | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion

A group of clergy members wanted to change the conversation when they heard that a Florida police department was using mug shots of young black men as...

5 Real Ways to Actually Support Black-Owned Businesses

Ernest Owens | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

True, social justice and political activism can help solve many of the continuous problems facing our community, but what about economic growth and stability to help heal our struggling neighborhoods?

The Media vs. the Movement: 3 Ways the 'New York Times' Completely Misunderstands #BlackLivesMatter and Movements in General

Leah Hunt-Hendrix | Posted 03.24.2015 | Black Voices
Leah Hunt-Hendrix

Recently the New York Times published the latest in its series of sub-par articles on the current racial justice movement. Like its predecessors, this installment dutifully reinforces conventional wisdom that does not stand up to challenge.

#LiberateWE: A Call to Action

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 03.23.2015 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

The same systems and organizations that have frozen us out for years now want to dictate and advise us on how we should engage to fight for our freedom.

How's a Busy Mom Supposed to Find the Time to Protest Guantánamo?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact
Frida Berrigan

When we went to Cuba in 2005, I was not a mother, I was not nursing and I had never been covered in baby snot or toddler vomit. It doesn't seem like so long ago and I am not a different person, but it is hard to be here when my friends and part of my heart are in D.C., working so hard for justice, accountability and all that I hold so dear.

Political Risk in Countries Around the World in First Quarter 2015

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Global issues like terrorism, the economy, climate change and Middle East turmoil will sadly burden us this quarter and all year. These are factors that may hinder stability in the international system - that's global political risk in a nutshell.

I Took My Kids To The Protest

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 03.08.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Harvey

They have a deeply informed perspective on this. Kindness and fairness are a big deal in their lives.

Business as Usual With Mexico No Longer Possible as Human Rights Disaster Deepens

Ted Lewis | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Ted Lewis

When Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto last met with President Obama he was riding a wave of legislative success and media adulation, but terrifying events in 2014 have changed all that.

#BlackLivesMatter Demonstrators Bring In New Year With Protests

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.11.2015 | Black Voices

The recent police killings of numerous black men have sparked outrage and prompted nationwide responses from activists seeking to bring about change -...

The Rise of Anti-Government Protests Around the World and How to Reduce It in 2015

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

What we've been witnessing is the decline of state-society relations in which citizens no longer believe in their leaders, governments or certain policies -- and they are speaking out in violent and non-violent ways. There's a recurring feeling that there must be a better, more legitimate way to govern.