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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.

Where Did the Antiwar Movement Go?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The importance of an antiwar movement that refused to stand down can't be emphasized too strongly. Its refusal to shut up brought Vietnam, both literally and figuratively, to America's doorstep. It made a grim war a living (and dying) presence in American lives.

How Did Glitter Get These Protesters Charged With Staging A Bioterror Hoax?

Mother Jones | Molly Redden | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

This story first appeared on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It's not uncommon for environmental pro...

America's Youth Is Uprising: 5 Signs From Our Nation's Public Schools

Christopher Emdin | Posted 06.13.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

Student protests across the nation are indicators of the rising youth discontent within American public schools and they demand our attention. We as parents, teachers, and community members should support students in their need for more civic engagement in public education standards.

New 'Networked Feminism' Just Like the Old Networked Feminism: Organize or Die

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

We didn't chit and chat then; we don't chit and chat now. And, by the way, we want a mainstream media that accurately characterizes our activity for just what it is: a successful freedom movement of decades-long duration.

Frustrated With Corruption, Protesters Around The World Decry 'Voting Is Worthless' | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

MADRID — Hundreds of thousands of disillusioned Indians cheer a rural activist on a hunger strike. Israel reels before the largest street demonstrat...

Liu Xiaobo Imprisonment: Edward Albee, E.L. Doctorow And Other Writers Gather To Protest

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Major writers will gather in New York this morning to call for the release of Chinese writer and dissident Liu Xiaobo. On Christmas Day, Liu Xiaobo w...

Do We Really Need to Vote?

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sybil Adelman Sage

Ahmadinejad's response to the election protesters was, "It is not important who voted for whom. What we need is national greatness." An effective cost-saving measure might be to eliminate the voting as it appears to be irrelevant and misleading.

Biggest Ever Civil Disobedience on Climate at Congressional Power Plant

Daniel Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Kessler

Of all the fossil fuels, coal is the single biggest contributor to global warming; Burning it cuts short at least 24,000 lives in the U.S. annually.

On the Fight for Marriage Equality in California

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Everyone should have the right to marry, regardless of sexual orientation, but this is a time when there ought to be more concern about who's getting sacked than who they're in the sack with.

The Intelligence Community: Our Retarded Giant

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

It won't be your grandmother's hippie protest at the DNC -- this time around, the police presence will be huge, suspicious activity will be loosely defined and cataloged in a huge national database.