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Critical Mass: The Implosion of Black Powerlessness

Rev. Gwen Thomas | Posted 11.26.2014 | Black Voices
Rev. Gwen Thomas

People are angry. They are angry about a lot of things. The killing of Michael Brown was another element in the critical mass, and the no bill decision was the tipping point.

A Mongkok Morning

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Ever since I had arrived in Hong Kong, people had told me not to leave without going to Mong Kok, a neighborhood in Kowloon, just across the harbor from Hong Kong Island proper, that was home to the territory's second largest Occupy zone.

'Green News Report' - November 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: NY Gov. Cuomo blames meteorologists for his failure to prep for deadly ...

November 17th - Romanians and Czechs Choose Democracy

Olena Kagui | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Olena Kagui

"A minor miracle occurred yesterday," wrote Frank Fischer in an email on November 17th, "(it) marked a significant victory for democracy and justice in Romania's long march from the end of the Communist regime."

Training the Citizen Muscle

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy A few days ago I was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and saw multiple ads on the streets inviting citizens to gather in their n...

Warning to Police at Ferguson Protests: Protesters Win Millions for Police Misconduct

Bill Quigley | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Police officers should approach Ferguson protesters with caution and fully respect their constitutional rights. That is the clear message from recent court awards and settlements against police force abuses against demonstrators.

Violence in Post-Verdict Ferguson: What We Should Really Be Worried About

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics
Heather Ann Thompson

Although another round of violence in Ferguson may well be inevitable, how we understand what happens there is not. It is our responsibility to ask, particularly when things get violent, who it is that has the guns, the tanks, the tear gas, and the batons. Let us not get our history of protest in America wrong one more time.

Cultivating Climate Justice: Brazilian Workers Leading the Charge Toward Zero Waste

Beverly Bell | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Beverly Bell

This is part 1 of a four-part article series "Cultivating Climate Justice" which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollut...

10 Illegal Police Actions to Watch for in Ferguson

Bill Quigley | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Bill Quigley

When the verdict is announced in Ferguson, people can expect the police to take different actions to prevent people from exercising their constitutional rights. These tactics are quite commonly used by other law enforcement in big protests across the U.S.

CNN Reporter Hit With Tear Gas In Mexico

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.13.2014 | Media

Rafael Romo, CNN's Senior Latin American Affairs Editor, was hit with tear gas while reporting on violent protests in Chilpancingo, Mexico, this past ...

Dave Jamieson

The Mail Is About To Get Slower

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. Postal Service planning to shut down 82 more plants starting in January, postal worker unions and allies in Congress are p...

Ayotzinapa's Uncomfortable Dead

Beverly Bell | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Beverly Bell

By Charlotte María Sáenz, Other Worlds November 11, 2014 Ayotzinapa's Uncomfortable Dead[1] Vivos se los llevaron y vivos los queremos. "Alive, t...

The Other Berlin Wall -- and What It Can Teach Us Today

Robert F. Darden | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Robert F. Darden

Twenty-five years ago, the Berlin Wall fell. Fifty years ago, a small band of freedom fighters in Selma, Alabama, were being attacked on all sides and simply couldn't spare energy to worry about events in Europe... or anywhere else.

Czechs Celebrate Independence Day by Protesting (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Olena Kagui

October 28th is the Czechoslovak Independence Day. In 1918 it was the day that Czechoslovakia was created and it continues to be celebrated in the Czech Republic and Slovakia today.

The American Public's Attitudes Toward Protest Movements

Paul Herrnson | Posted 10.23.2014 | 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.

Put Your Feet On the Street Wednesday, 10/22 -- A National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality

Jerry Ashton | Posted 10.22.2014 | Crime
Jerry Ashton

A "National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization of an Entire Generation," will be arriving at major cities and towns across the U.S. in a nationwide call to action.

Civil Society Walks Out On the World Bank

Nezir Sinani | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Nezir Sinani

As the World Bank Group (and the IMF) shareholders convened the other week in Washington, DC for their annual meetings, one lesser-known issue grabbed the spotlight -- the new environmental and social policies.

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.