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2000 Rally In Downtown L.A. Against Fossil Fuels

Philip David Morton | Posted 05.20.2016 | Los Angeles
Philip David Morton

2000 protestors rally in front of Los Angeles City Hall, May 14, 2016 Two thousand people attended a protest march in downtown Los Angeles last Satur...

'Green News Report' - May 17, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Global protests for action on climate change receive no coverage in corpo...

Job Needed for Non-Sellout Author!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.17.2016 | Media
Jerry Ashton

There it was. Very pure, very simple and very direct in the bio posting in LinkedIn by journalist Cat Watters. A posting that spoke to that need experienced by almost every non-mainstream journalist, blogger, photographer, videographer, audio interviewer, and artist in America -- if not throughout the world.

Philly Kicks Off Wave of Major Actions Against Fossil Fuels in USA

Patrick Ammerman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Patrick Ammerman

Philadelphia is the only major city in 2016 that is still investing in a large fossil fuel project. As the Philadelphia Port Authority decides whether to build an oil port on the Delaware River, 300 Philadelphians took to the streets this past Saturday demanding the project not go through.

Protest to be Held at Whole Foods 365 Launch in LA Amidst Co-CEO Mackey's Ties with Pedophile

Nikki DuBose | Posted 05.05.2016 | Los Angeles
Nikki DuBose

Regardless of whether or not Marc Gafni was ever charged with a crime, or in spite of the statutes of limitations, we are obligated as a society to support victims of child sexual abuse and give them a voice.

Brazil At the Crossroads

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 04.27.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Brazil is at a crossroads. The country retains its tremendous potential. But to reach it, it must pick the right fork in the road.

A Revision on the Bill of Rights, Part II

Justin Curmi | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics
Justin Curmi

If a person is unaware of his or her rights, they will be doomed to laws that establish religions, prevent religious expression, limits free speech and press, and the right for people to protest peaceably.

Activist Comics: Real Heroes Protest Congress

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 04.21.2016 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

This past week has seen a flood of demonstrators into Washington, D.C., as part of the Democracy Spring and Democracy Awakening protests. To spread awareness about this movement and the importance of using your voice to protest, The PSA Crew released this edition of Activist Comics and put this up as street art in front of the Capitol and around D.C.

Over 1,400 Arrested to End Corruption of Big Money in Government

Eleanor LeCain | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Eleanor LeCain

The pro-democracy movement arrived at the US Capitol the week of April 11 in full glory, with rallies and non-violent arrests every day totaling about 1,400 people, making it the largest civil disobedient action at the nation's capitol this century.

Why I'm Risking Arrest to Demand Congress Fix Our Democracy

Nick Nyhart | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Nick Nyhart

There is a long-honored and successful tradition in this country of non-violent civil disobedience as a tool to break intransigence on the part of the powers that be. And that's what's happening today.

Protesters Invade Capitol To Protest Corrupt Money In Politics

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics

Thirteen activists zip-tied themselves to the scaffolding in the Capitol rotunda Friday as part of a weeklong civil disobedience action protesting the...

Can You Hear Them Now? Verizon Employees Strike for Workers' Rights

Kicker | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics

Usually if we hear people complaining about Verizon, it's because they've just gotten a bill with a number they really don't like. Verizon isn't in the news for high phone bills right now, though -- they're being accused of mistreating their workers.

Protesting Protest

Zita Luiten | Posted 04.07.2016 | Impact
Zita Luiten

Two years ago, on a cold winter day, I went to protest in a demonstration. I went to protest to protect the (human) rights of refugees in the Netherlands.

Thousands Refuse Common Core Testing, Calls for National Opt-Out and Washington March

Alan Singer | Posted 04.07.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

New York State began 2016 Common Core aligned English-Language Arts testing on April 5. On Long Island, a major opt-out center, thousands of students ...

Chicago 1968... Cleveland 2016?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Could this be the year when Republicans see some sort of replay of what the Democrats went through in 1968?

Egyptian Activist Wael Ghonim Describes His Time in Prison Following the 2011 Protests

Quora | Posted 04.07.2016 | World

What was it like being in the Egyptian jail? What happened during those days? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compe...

Is Digital Humanitarianism All Good?

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

From cause promotion to facilitating the use of social networks and digital tools in response to crises, new technologies are changing the way humanit...

What's the Point of the Chicago Teachers Union Walkout?

Peter Cunningham | Posted 03.29.2016 | Chicago
Peter Cunningham

Public protest is an honored tradition in our democracy. From the American Revolution to Black Lives Matter, speaking out for fairness, justice and fr...

Agents of Change: 5 Powerful Men Making A Positive Difference Right Now

Greg Archer | Posted 03.29.2016 | Good News
Greg Archer

Jase Peeples They walk among us--those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who (and where) they are. These five guys create...

Something Is Wrong in the State of NSW

Charlie Wood | Posted 03.22.2016 | Green
Charlie Wood

Isn't it absurd that, as the fossil fuel era comes to a close and one of the world's largest coal companies stares down the barrel of bankruptcy, the New South Wales (NSW) Government introduces draconian laws which could send everyday people to jail for peacefully protesting?

Honk for Peace

ilona saari | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
ilona saari

Recently, like many Americans I've had an itch to exercise my constitutional right to express my opinion by protesting at one of Donald Trump's rallies, but I live where movie stars, artists, writers, hippies, corporate and studio execs, retirees and farmers all reside peacefully together.

Violence and Arrests At Trump Rallies Are Way More Common Than You May Think

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 50 people, mostly protesters, have been charged in connection with GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump's campaign ralli...

Anti-Trump Protesters Just Fuel More Hatred

Nathan Timmel | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
Nathan Timmel

Please stop. You're not helping the situation, and in fact are adding fuel to the ignorant and hateful fire being stoked by The Donald. What do you hope to accomplish by yelling at them?

Donald Trump, Protest, and the First Amendment

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Questions have arisen in recent days about whether Donald Trump, his supporters, and his opponents have acted in ways that either violate the First Amendment or can be punished consistent with the First Amendment. Here are some questions and answers.

The Significance of Chicago's Trump Shut Down

Andy Thayer | Posted 03.15.2016 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

Bullies lose face and their support melts away when they are successfully confronted by their victims.