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The American Public's Attitudes Toward Protest Movements

Paul Herrnson | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Paul Herrnson

Groups across the political spectrum have used rallies, marches, and picket lines to bring their agendas to the attention of the media, government and fellow citizens. But public attitudes about this form of political engagement have historically been mixed at best.

A Relevant Requiem in St. Louis

Jesse Rosen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

On Monday night, demonstrators protested the Metropolitan Opera for performing John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer." Three weeks ago a very different kind of demonstration was held in Powell Symphony Hall.

On National Day of Maize in Mexico, Protecting the Sacred Plant

Beverly Bell | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Beverly Bell

Adelita San Vicente Tello speaking at local celebration of Mexico's first National Holiday of Native and Creole Seeds. Photo courtesy of Adelita San ...

The Violence of Demanding Peaceful Protest: The Missteps of Clergy in Ferguson

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The false promise that "peace will get what you want" is absurd. Sometimes you have to shut things down in order to bring about justice. The work that I do is to ensure that acts of civil disobedience remain nonviolent, not that they remain nonexistent.

Immigration Activists Arrested At White House Protest

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, dozens of activists were arrested in front of the White House while protesting the continued deportations of undocumented i...

Which Churches Are the Most Activist of All? New Study Findings May Surprise You

David Briggs | Posted 08.17.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

The nation's largest religious body is also by far the most likely to have its congregations take to the streets in public demonstrations or lobby the halls of power on moral issues, a new study finds.

Colombia's Peace Talks with FARC: A Political Conspiracy?

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

The future of Colombia had never been so dark and uncertain. Two years ago, President Juan Manuel Santos embarked the country into a negotiation process with the terrorist organization FARC in Habana, Cuba.

Catholic Demon-Making

Mathew N. Schmalz | Posted 07.13.2014 | Religion
Mathew N. Schmalz

As a Catholic myself, I do think that something potentially very dangerous is going on. And the devil is in the details. As much as exorcism might be about casting out demons, it's really about bringing back the priest.

Immigration Gets Uglier for Obama by the Day

Ryan Campbell | Posted 06.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Realizing that nothing can pass this House of Representatives, organizers asked Obama for help, and felt betrayed after they received a no from the "Deporter in Chief."

New Year's Wish: An Open Letter to Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio & Police Commissioner William Bratton

Mira Schor | Posted 02.26.2014 | New York
Mira Schor

I want to talk to you about a dark day in the history of New York City.

Immigration and the GOP Post-Shutdown

Ryan Campbell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Recent demonstrations have been instrumental in keeping the attention on immigration reform. This is critical: Republicans, especially the Tea Party Caucus that is much less friendly toward immigrants, will not have the political leverage to fight the next few bills.

A New Era of Digital Protest

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Robert Muggah

Social networks are viewed with suspicion by the political establishment. Many governments are finding it increasingly difficult to control the public narrative in a world where information is available in realtime, and on an unfathomable scale.

International voluntarism in Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.18.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Palestinian cause continues to attract supporters from around the world. Volunteers wishing to give some of their time and expertise in solidarity...

Ominous Arrival?

Monique El-Faizy | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Monique El-Faizy

The last 24 hours have been a roller coaster ride. I am writing this from a random hotel while Cairo is under curfew because we couldn't get to our intended destination.

Capturing Egypt's Revolutionary Graffiti

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 09.14.2013 | World
Alexander Nicholson

As a new wave of political expression swept the country, I found that a new form of artistic political expression -- revolutionary graffiti -- had also enveloped Egypt's cities.

Egypt After June 30th

James Zogby | Posted 08.29.2013 | World
James Zogby

What we do know is that when the dust settles Egypt will still be divided, will still be facing enormous economic challenges, and will still be in need of a national dialogue that can chart a new course for the country.

Growing Pains in Emerging States: What to Make of Mass Demonstrations in Turkey and Brazil?

Steven Feldstein | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Steven Feldstein

While unrest continues in Turkey, new demonstrations exceeding one million are sweeping Brazil. This moment compels us to reassess existing assumptions about the relative strength and ascendance of emerging nations, most of which face fundamental demographic, socio-historical, political and economic challenges.

WATCH: Couple Weds In Midst Of Turkish Protest

Posted 06.24.2013 | Weddings

In the middle of Istanbul's Taksim Square, a protestor wearing a wedding dress and another wearing a suit and tie stood out. They were Barish an...

Taksim Square: The Destruction of Place and the Power of Preservation

Paul Gunther | Posted 08.07.2013 | World
Paul Gunther

Like New York's joyously crowded Grand Central and the Arab world's historic squares, Taksim is a public space that in the minds of nascent autocrats risks not merely to accommodate unrest but actually to kindle it.

GORGEOUS Vintage LA Photos

The Los Angeles Public Library | Posted 05.07.2013 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Public Library

Over the years, and many incarnations, the Herald Examiner excelled at covering local news, catering more to the "man on the street," and was also a huge fan of sensational stories.

Time for an American Spring?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Okay, it's clear they don't get it. After several elections, the Great Recession and lots of moaning and groaning about the stalemate in Washington, o...

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 3

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Almost two weeks after the NATO summit, what have we learned? Among a long list, all media coverage failed and the 99 percent fought each other.

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 2

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

When the NATO summit descended upon Chicago with the full weight of the global military industrial complex, what did we learn?

Tyler Kingkade

College Students Plan U.S. Walkout On Thursday

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.01.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Thousands of U.S. college students will walk out of class Thursday in a coordinated day of protest against what may be another year of sig...

Soundtrack for Global Protest: Beethoven Calls the Tune

Greg Mitchell | Posted 04.22.2012 | Arts
Greg Mitchell

Yes, many know that the "Ode to Joy" has been transformed into the anthem of the European Union. Or that Leonard Bernstein assembled a massive orchestra to perform the Ninth in Berlin to mark the shattering of the Berlin Wall, with "Ode to Joy" changed to "Ode to Freedom."