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Could Lebanon Turn Trash into Treasure?

Aisha Subhan | Posted 08.28.2015 | College
Aisha Subhan

Several weeks have gone by and the Lebanese government is still without a sanitation solution. The citizens of Beirut have seen trash pile high on their streets, witnessed the stench worsen, and experienced detriments to their own health.

Thousands Of Lebanese Protestors Met With Tear Gas And Gunfire In Beirut

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.22.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Police firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons battled thousands of Lebanese protesters Saturday demonstrating against ...

Explaining a Hunger Strike to My 3 Year Old: Dyett High School- Hunger Strikes

Dave Stieber | Posted 08.26.2015 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Yesterday my son and I took juice to the 12 parents and community members who are performing a hunger strike. They are protesting Chicago Public Schools' decision to close one of the last public schools in their neighborhood.

8 Arrested During Protests Of Second Hawaii Telescope

AP | Chloe Fox | Posted 08.20.2015 | Science

HONOLULU (AP) - Eight people were arrested early Thursday during a protest against a Maui solar telescope, including a leader in the effort to stop a ...

One Year After Mike Brown Was Killed, St. Louis County Still Doesn't Know How to Handle Protests

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- One year ago, the world watched as militarized police aimed their weapons at civilians protesting the killing of Michael Brown in Fergus...

If the Black Lives Matter Movement Would Just Be Convenient

Kelly Wickham | Posted 08.12.2015 | Black Voices
Kelly Wickham

I'm seeing so many people ask for convenience in the Black Lives Matter struggle. Let's apply that to the history of the United States. You know, if we were nice and convenient and not disruptive.

Peaceful Protest Held In Ferguson After Two Nights Of Tension

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.12.2015 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police outnumbered protesters along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson on Tuesday night, signaling the demonstrations around th...

Black Lives Matter Has Helped Bernie Sanders' Racial Justice Agenda

Ben Spielberg | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

Black Lives Matter protesters wanted Sanders' campaign to stop treating racial justice as an inevitable byproduct of economic justice. They wanted Sanders to instead promote a specific racial justice platform complementary to his economic justice agenda, and they had every right to demand that he do so.

Demonstrators Rally For Eric Garner One Year After His Death

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.17.2015 | Black Voices

Dozens of demonstrators rallied on New York's Staten Island on Friday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Eric Garner's death at the hands of ...

Mariah Stewart

Ferguson Prosecutor Accused Of Misconduct Is Still Doing Her Thing

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- “Did the protesters use the term ‘Fuck the police’?” It’s late Tuesday morning, and perhaps 15 people are gathered in a ...

Burundi Votes In Parliamentary Election After A Night Of Gunfire

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

By Clement Manirabarusha BUJUMBURA, June 29 (Reuters) - Burundians voted for a new parliament on Monday after a night of sporadic blasts and gunsho...

Seven Myths About Democracy in Morocco

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

Judging by media stories and think tank reports, many foreign commentators seem unable--or unwilling--to see beyond the reformist image that the Moroccan leadership seeks to project abroad.

Being a Do-Gooder, Becoming a Freedom Fighter: BlackLivesMatter

Amira Sakalla | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Amira Sakalla

From a very young age, little girls in America are programmed to believe in world peace, as I was. We were rewarded by people much bigger and more important than us for expressing such selfless aspirations so early on.

Who and What Changed America? A 20th Century Timeline

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

TIME magazine just published its "25 Moments That Changed America" list, focusing on the 20th Century. I agree with most of the selections and am impressed with the essays that explain the choices.

Venezuelans Mass For Year's Largest Anti-Government Protests

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands donned white and took to the streets in cities across the country Saturday in the biggest show of frustration wi...

Japan's Controversial Nuclear Plant Obtains Final Permit Needed To Restart

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A nuclear plant in southern Japan on Wednesday obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to becom...

Ryan J. Reilly

St. Louis County Admits It Has A Jail Problem, Is Finally Getting Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For St. Louis County, the first step is admitting there’s a problem. For years, the county has enabled small municipalities scrounging...

Dozens Arrested As Oakland Cracks Down On Nighttime Demonstrations

AP | Posted 05.24.2015 | Crime

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities acting under a new get-tough policy for monitoring street protests arrested or cited dozens of demonstrators for ...

Iran's Kurdish Rebellion

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
Stephen Schwartz

Violent protests by Iranian Kurds have taken the world by surprise, and mainstream reporting on them is sparse. That is doubtless explained by the general absence of decent journalism under the regime of the Islamic Republic, including restrictions in entry of foreign correspondents.

Street Clashes, Gunfire Rock Burundi's Capital

Posted 05.21.2015 | World

By Edmund Blair and Goran Tomasevic BUJUMBURA, May 21 (Reuters) - Street battles and gunfire erupted again in the Burundi capital on Thursday as pr...

Ryan Grim

Hillary Clinton Backs Obama Plan To Reverse Police Militarization

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's executive order banning the federal government from transferring certain types of military-style equipment to p...

Orioles Do Their Hourly Workers A Solid After Baltimore Protests

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.13.2015 | Sports

The organization is going to pay its employees for lose wages due to the Freddie Gray protests.

Black People Are Protesting the Wrong Way

Corey Smith | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices
Corey Smith

Police brutality is realistically not a national issue even though it gets national attention. It's a local issue. In order to fight police brutality in your local community, you have to start at the local level.

Silence Isn't Always Compliance... Sometimes It's the Activism of Listening

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

With so much angst and unrest unfolding throughout the world, most of which we're made aware of in minute-by-minute bursts, the pressure to show our social activism bona fides is intense, ofttimes bearing down like a hurricane with an agenda.

Prince Performs Phenomenal 'Rally For Peace' Show In Baltimore

Reuters | Lacey Johnson | Posted 05.14.2015 | Black Voices

BALTIMORE, May 10 (Reuters) - Reclusive rocker Prince took the stage on Sunday in a "Rally 4 Peace" concert in response to the death of a 25-year-old ...