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A Staggering Number Of Peaceful Protesters Have Been Killed Or Detained In Egypt

Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact

By Hajer Naili, WomensENews.com (WOMENSENEWS)-- A Facebook group called Egypt's Queens: Imprisoned has been keeping an online list of women detaine...

18 Powerful Images from Massive #SOSVenezuela Demonstration in Los Angeles, California

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 02.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Stephanie Rudat

Clad in vibrant colors of the Venezuelan flag, supporters of ongoing protests in Venezuela rallied peacefully in Los Angeles, California on Saturday in front of the Federal Building.

This Year In Palestine

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
Gail Vida Hamburg

In the face of international media indifference, the Palestinian people decided to start telling their own stories of living under occupation. One of those stories, 5 Broken Cameras, is an astonishing film by a Palestinian farmer from Bilin, a village in the West Bank.

Living Transformation: The Future of Awareness

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Humanity is already moving into a new paradigm, even as we are standing in the rubble of the old one's demise. In this moment of time, when the chaos and disarray are still mounting and we cannot yet see the formation of what will follow, we can wring our hands and fall into fear, which is how the old domination model has maintained control throughout human history.

Dishonoring the King Legacy:
 An Assault on the Right to Protest

Rev. Calvin Morris | Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Calvin Morris

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. marched, and led historic marches of thousands, through the streets of city after city. Mayor Emanuel's proposed changes to the ordinances governing our right to protest fly in the face of Dr. King's legacy.

If You Want to Be a Rebel, Be Kind

Nipun Mehta | Posted 02.04.2012 | Impact
Nipun Mehta

Spirituality often sees activism as unnecessarily binding, while activism often sees spirituality as a navel-gazing escape. For Pancho, though, the two paths merge into one. Meditation is internal service, while service is external meditation.

State Police or Police State

Michael G. Winston | Posted 01.30.2012 | Home
Michael G. Winston

State Police or Police State? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/19/uc-davis-police-pepper-spray-students_n_1102728.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtml...

PHOTOS: Pepper-Spraying Cop Makes His Way Throughout Art History

Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

If you haven't seen it yet, the disturbing footage of a policeman pepper spraying UC Davis students holding a peaceful protest has gone viral and laun...

Occupy LA: A Grassroots Movement

Hector Villagra | Posted 01.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

Why will the many weeks' long peaceful protest and encampment be closed down, you may ask? Is it concern over public health? Nope. Is it a threat to public safety? Think again. It's the lawn.

Who Leads Occupy Wall Street, Everyone or No One?

Paul Schmitz | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

The Occupy protesters share with the Tea Party an aversion to institutional leaders and political process. But to achieve change, the two must eventually work side by side. And it is easier to mobilize than to organize.

Occupy! A Visual History

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Washington, D.C., White House, protest for women's suffrage, 1917 Flint, Michigan, sit-down strike, General Motors factory, 1937 N...

Occupy Wall Street -- Global Nuisance or Revolutionary Brilliance

Marlise Karlin | Posted 12.29.2011 | Impact
Marlise Karlin

There is exponential power in peace which has been realized throughout history. But the Occupy movement hasn't always been peaceful.

All Eyes on Occupy Oakland: Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Jail

Van Jones | Posted 12.26.2011 | San Francisco
Van Jones

This kind of crackdown we're seeing in Oakland is bad for our democracy, and it's bad for public safety. Mayors and police chiefs at Occupy sites across the country should take note: this is the wrong way to respond to the Occupy movement.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Occupy Wall Street

Posted 12.14.2011 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: If you've heard about "Occupy Wall Street," but aren't sure what it...

Occupy Wall Street: Inarticulate Nonsense or Real Politics?

Sean Firko | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Sean Firko

Maybe the protests, by evading the traps and lures of party politics, will help to generate the nationwide sentiment that is required for policy change.

Is Tahrir Square the End of Al Qaeda?

Mark Juergensmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Juergensmeyer

The peaceful protesters in Egypt's Tahrir Square succeeded where years of jihadi bloodshed have not produced a single political change. This is a profound anti-jihadi lesson -- it would seem God is really on the side of the people.

Drilling Opponents Spied on Like Terrorists

Jay Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Stanley

Once again, police "intelligence" functions created to supposedly help prevent terrorism are being used to violate the rights of peaceful ...

Protesting for the Young at Heart

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

There's a lot to learn from our elders -- the art of protest is no exception. Since 1987, the Raging Grannies have been showing protesters worldwide how to peacefully fight for justice and equality.

The West Must Stand Up for Tibet

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rory Fitzgerald

The sad reality is that all the historical evidence suggests that violent insurrection has a much better track record of achieving freedom than nonviolent resistance. Hence, Tibet still is not free.

Clinton in Nigeria: A Moment of Opportunity

Sarah Dotlich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Dotlich

Electoral integrity and the ability for all citizens of Nigeria's democracy to participate meaningfully should be high on Secretary Clinton's agenda.

Who Carries the Burden of Peace?

Nathan Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Schneider

Israel and its backers need to make the real sacrifices necessary to offer the Palestinian people a solution worthy of their dignity. It will not come cheap, but no cost is dearer than more war.