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Colorado Students Considering Recall of Conservative School Board Members

Wade Norris | Posted 10.15.2014 | Denver
Wade Norris

The bold protest of Jefferson County, Colorado students to the actions of the conservative majority on the Jefferson County School Board in Colorado has already drawn national and international press.

The Real Threat to Our Country

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.14.2014 | Black Voices
Clarence B. Jones

African-American communities are sick and tired of police brutality and are not going to stand still anymore and quietly accept this as an existential fact of life within their communities

White Fragility and White Violence in America

Matthew S. Rindge, Ph.D. | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion
Matthew S. Rindge, Ph.D.

Just as sexual violence is a male problem, so too is racism a white problem. White Americans are complicit in -- and the primary beneficiaries of -- a system that dehumanizes and erases black lives.

Thousands March in Mexico City for Missing Students (PHOTOS)

Sandra Larriva | Posted 10.09.2014 | World
Sandra Larriva

A gathering of thousands filled the streets of Mexico City on Wednesday to protest the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero last month.

Hong Kong: The Future of People Power?

John Feffer | Posted 10.09.2014 | World
John Feffer

If as a result Hong Kong can democratize its institutions and equalize its economic success, the city can point the way for the country as a whole.

Taiwan Warily Eyes Battle of Wills Between Beijing and Hong Kong

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
Kevin A. Lees

In Hong Kong, they may be protesting with umbrellas, but in Taiwan earlier this year, it was sunflowers. Hong Kong's protesters know as well as PRC policymakers that Taiwan is still watching very closely, and Beijing's wrong-footed response in Hong Kong today could halt Ma's push for greater Taiwanese cooperation.

Berkeley's Freedom Flame Kept Alive by New Generation of Digital Activists

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 10.02.2014 | College
Ruairí McKiernan

While Berkeley is more progressive than many places in the U.S, it is clear that the culture of large-scale student activism has changed. Many claim the youth of today are apathetic. Others say they just engage in different ways. It may also be that exorbitant college fees play a large part in taking the radical edge out of the student population.

Historians Should Honor Protesting Colorado Students

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The brave Colorado high school students who are protesting their school board's attempt to rewrite their American history curriculum are doing all Americans a favor. They are reminding us of the importance of dissent and protest in our nation's history.

These Photos Of Hong Kong Show A Completely Different Side Of The Pro-Democracy Protests

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

Student protests in Hong Kong grew over the weekend into an enormous pro-democracy demonstration after police tried to forcibly disperse the protester...

Why Is a Holocaust Survivor Leading a Fast Against Animal Slaughter?

Michael A. Webermann | Posted 09.26.2014 | Green
Michael A. Webermann

Dr. Hershaft founded the organization Farm Animal Rights Movement in 1976, and two years later began an annual one-day fast as part of World Day for Farmed Animals, to raise awareness about the immense suffering animals experience when raised and killed for food.

This Is What Activism Can Accomplish: Look at the Drop in NYC Stop-And-Frisks

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.23.2014 | New York
Ian Reifowitz

Stop-and-frisk numbers are down 90 percent in New York City from the peak in early 2012. Ninety percent.

PHOTOS: 'Flood Wall Street' Protesters Assemble In New York

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

A day after the People's Climate March filled the streets of New York, a smaller group of protesters are engaging in non-violent, direct action agains...

Maybe It's Time We Gave You an Apology

Lester & Charlie | Posted 09.20.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Sensitivity be damned. Offending people may not work for everyone, but Urban Outfitters obviously feels it works for them -- surely they'll find more ways to offend. It's going to be hard to top a bloody Kent State sweatshirt, however.

An Unbearable and Choking Hell: The Loss of Our Freedoms in the Wake of 9/11

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Ironically, just a short week after the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we find ourselves commemorating the 227th anniversary of the ratification of our Constitution. Yet while there is much to mourn about the loss of our freedoms in the years since 9/11, there has been little to celebrate.

Occupy to Main Stream Media: 'We Are Replacing You'

Jerry Ashton | Posted 09.12.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

At least, social and alternative media folks clearly have that intention in mind, if you are to believe the message that they are delivering at Zuccotti Park on Occupy's Birthday #3 this coming Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Taking It to the Streets: Why I Am Marching for the Climate on September 21

Kelly Rigg | Posted 09.12.2014 | Green
Kelly Rigg

For me, however, and I suspect for many others, marching shoulder to shoulder with kindred spirits goes beyond the need to make a point. It is an expression of shared hope, reflecting deeply held convictions about the need to protect our children, our grandchildren and the generations to come.

Workers Fight for Fair Wages and Will Win

Michael Stewart | Posted 09.11.2014 | New York
Michael Stewart

On a cold November morning in 2012, some 200 fast food workers at places like McDonald's and Burger King started an improbable journey with a one-day strike at a handful of restaurants to demand a minimum wage of $15 an hour.

Procession or Riot

Rev. Winnie Varghese | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Winnie Varghese

A riot, I wondered? It was more like a procession. When the church organizes itself in a line and parades around, we believe we are bearing witness to the action of God in the community. We are illustrating a just world.

Islamabad Revolutionaries Misunderstand the Right to Protest in the United States

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Liaquat Ali Khan

To protect the constitutional democratic order, Pakistan needs to pass a law to regulate the right to protest that forbids inciting a crowd to imminent violence, issuing threats to the life of lawmakers, or entering government buildings.

Matt Sheehan

Hong Kong Activists Threaten Massive Protests Over Beijing's Election Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

BEIJING -- On Sunday, China's National People's Congress announced that Beijing intends to pre-screen candidates in the election of Hong Kong's next c...

How the Ferguson Protests Convinced Me We Don't Need Cell Phone Kill Switches

Mike Montgomery | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

The government's quick willingness to shut down communications is what got me (and others) thinking about the kill switch. It makes it very easy for police to simply shut down all cell phones using the technology to stifle coverage and communication.

Ferguson and America's Hatred of Democracy

Heather Gautney | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Ferguson was not just an event in which police overreacted to heated demonstrations; it's a symptom of a generalized hatred of democracy in this country -- the hatred of the truly bold idea that politics should be the work of everyday people and that power should not be concentrated in the hands of a few.

Ferguson as Christological Challenge: Rethinking Jesus in an Unjust Society

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 08.22.2014 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

Let us bury the New York Times-bestselling, life coach Jesus, along with the ecclesiology of egoism it implies.

17 Moments From A Calm Night In Ferguson

Huffington Post | Emily Kassie | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

Last night the streets of Ferguson were calm. A peaceful protest marched on until midnight, with officers standing by. ...

Ferguson Can Teach Us About Protest and Activism

Heath Brown | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Heath Brown

The police force and public officials, more generally, showed a deep misunderstanding of protest and public activism, consistently unable to distinguish between the large number of protesters and small number of looters. Unfortunately, they are not alone.