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The Power Of Protest At Mizzou

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Jim Wallis

What this series of events does show is the chasm that sadly still exists in the experiences and therefore perspectives of most white people compared to most people of color.

The University of Missouri Protests: Did Wolfe Resign For the Right Reasons?

Jesse Andreozzi | Posted 11.11.2015 | College
Jesse Andreozzi

Nothing seemed to motivate the school's governing body to take action. Low and behold, once the football team takes a stand, everything kicks into overdrive.

The 1976 Soweto Uprising in South Africa

ADST | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

By the 1970's, South Africa's majority black communities were sick and tired of Apartheid's oppressive policies, which led to an increase in violence, protests and militant activity. However, not all organizations and group efforts to fight apartheid involved violence.

Current Situation in Punjab Evokes Memories of 1984 Anti-Sikh Violence

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 10.20.2015 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

This past week, tensions have escalated in Punjab. Due to media censorship, we have little information about what is actually happening on the ground, but here is what we are hearing and seeing so far.

Guatemala: The Unexpected Leader of the Anti-Corruption Spring

Ana Davila | Posted 10.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Davila

On the eve of the upcoming elections in Guatemala, uncertainty is in the air. Ten days before the decisive round, it is still unclear if the people will choose the outsider Jimmy Morales, or the experienced former First Lady Sandra Torres to run the country.

The Difference Between "Anti-Islam" Patriots and Real Patriots

Craig Considine | Posted 10.07.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

Now think about the following question: Whose side would George Washington be on: the Muslim citizens serving in the U.S. military, or the mob of bigots who threaten American citizens with violence at their place of worship?

The Fractious Demand for ILP in Manipur

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 09.04.2015 | World
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

Manipur has witnessed a series of protests starting in July this year, following demands for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system ...

Could Lebanon Turn Trash into Treasure?

Aisha Subhan | Posted 09.02.2015 | 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.

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

Dave Stieber | Posted 08.20.2016 | 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.

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 Ferguso...

If the Black Lives Matter Movement Would Just Be Convenient

Kelly Wickham | Posted 08.12.2016 | 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.

Black Lives Matter Has Helped Bernie Sanders' Racial Justice Agenda

Ben Spielberg | Posted 08.11.2016 | 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 N...

Mariah Stewart

Ferguson Prosecutor Accused Of Misconduct Is Still Doing Her Thing | 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 06.19.2016 | 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 06.08.2016 | 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 06.04.2016 | 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.

Ryan J. Reilly

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

Iran's Kurdish Rebellion

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 05.22.2016 | 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 | 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 05.12.2016 | 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 05.11.2016 | 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.