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Bless You, John!

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Every member of the Democratic caucus and every Republican of integrity should be sitting (in) with Congressman Lewis demanding action on gun control ...

North Carolina NAACP Promises 'Sit-Ins' If Anti-Queer Law Isn't Repealed

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.11.2016 | Queer Voices

The President of North Carolina's NAACP chapter, William Barber, announced that he will organize a "mass sit-in" at the state's legislature later this...

How Four College Students Started a Revolution

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Even many liberals -- black and white -- thought that they were too radical. But their actions galvanized a new wave of civil rights protest. But this is how people make history.

5 Peaceful Ways to Protest Police Brutality in 2015 and Beyond

Ama Yawson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

For many of us, 2014 was an emotionally devastating year because of the seemingly continuous news stories of unarmed citizens falling victim to lethal police brutality. Many of us protested in 2014 and yet have not yet seen the change that wanted. So what are we going to do about it?

Grandma, Did You Occupy Wall Street?

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

In my youth we used the word "sit-in," instead of "Occupy," but the movements are essentially the same kind of phenomenon, both symbolic forms of resistance to an oppressive social or economic status quo.

Joy Resmovits

When Teachers Take to the Streets

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- It’s civil disobedience, schoolhouse style. As constrained budgets embroil state houses and city councils, igniting pitched debates a...

Weekly Audit: The Real Legacy of Reaganomics

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of B-movie actor-turned-conservative president, Ronal...