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Oakland Reacts to Verdict in Oscar Grant Murder Trial

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Crowds gathering in downtown Oakland to protest the Oscar Grant murder trial verdict are expressing anger at a justice system they say continues to fail communities of color.

It's Always the Old to Lead Us to the War/It's Always the Young to Fall

Freddie Gershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Freddie Gershon

I think of Phil Ochs on July 4. Phil was a cult contemporary of Bob Dylan from the 60s and 70s. And Phil wrote a song called "Another Country."

SU Students Dish on Jamie Dimon (VIDEO)

Jett Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jett Wells

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase, was named Syracuse University's 2010 graduation commencement speaker in March, to mixed reactions from the student body.

Mushrooms Keep Sprouting

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

As the economy continues in a tailspin and state and municipal budget cuts loom, small groups are mushrooming, organizing, and fighting back.

Hands Across the Sand Movement Makes a Bold Visual Statement Against Offshore Drilling

Zach Weisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Zach Weisberg

Hands Across the Sand mobilized beachgoers in 860 different locations worldwide to make a bold, yet peaceful visual statement in protest of careless offshore drilling

Quincy Tea Party Protest Draws Police In Riot Gear During Obama Speech (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party protesters in Quincy, Illinois who did not follow a Secret Service agent's orders were met with an group of police officers dressed in riot ...

And the Children Shall Lead -- New Jersey Students Fight Back

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

New Jersey high school students are at the forefront of the battle against budget cuts and to save education in the United States.

Egyptians take to the streets in protest against police brutality

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meedan

The death of a young businessman in Alexandria, Egypt, reportedly at the hands of two police officers, has led thousands to the streets in protest aga...

Beyond Petroleum

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Moving beyond petroleum means moving beyond the gospel that competing fragments, each looking out for its own "self-interest," is the highest form of order we can hope for.

An Image I'd Rather Forget: A Critique of Ticked Off Tra**ies With Knives

Ashley Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Love

TOTWK leaves the viewer with the false impression that transsexual and transgender women are unauthentic in their gender identity and really "gay men in drag."

Showdown on Wall Street and K Street

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Organizers believe that the recent victory on health care reform will help propel a similar movement to take on banking giants.

Should Christopher Hitchens Apologize to Iraqis (And U.S. Peace Marchers?)

Fred Branfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Branfman

Hitchens' memoir Hitch 22 provides a textbook case of nonhumanity. For while proudly bragging of helping cause the invasion, he does not even mention let alone acknowledge responsibility for the civilian suffering to which it led.

Kashmir Police Open Fire On Protesters

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A protest in Kashmir turned deadly when troops open fired on hundreds of demonstrators on Sunday, killing one person and wounding at least five, the A...

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.

Memoir By Tiananmen Decision-Maker Stopped From Going To Press

AP | MIN LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HONG KONG — A Hong Kong publisher said Sunday he has scrapped plans to publish an insider account of Beijing's decision-making behind its 1989 crack...

Two Cities, Two protests: Oscar Grant Murder Trial

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

It was LA's turn to organize a protest to support Oscar Grant's family. Last Monday, more than 60 Grant supporters gathered outside the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

Why Are 110,000 Orthodox Israelis Rioting to 'Protect' Segregated Schools?

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

It is with American ears that revere the separation of church and state that we listen in awe to extreme religious happenings in the Middle East. Som...

Foreclosing on America: Edda Lopez vs. Bank of America

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

When I first arrived at Edda Lopez's house, I wondered how this elderly woman lives on the second floor of her elevator-less home despite being wheel...

'Deportees': In Response to Arizona Law, Cuéntame, Outernational and Tom Morello Release Music Video

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Axel W. Caballero

In response to Arizona SB 1070, Outernational with Tom Morello released a cover version of Woody Guthrie's "Deportees." The song has spread online as ...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

One blowing oil well is more real and compelling than all of the lies and noise the right has generated in the last 17 months put together.

Tea Partying's First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One way or another the Tea Party's future prospects are likely to hinge on whether their decentralized nature turns out to be their strongest point, or their weakest.

World Bank Awards $3.75 Billion to Coal Company in South Africa

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Erich Pica

What would you do with $3.75 billion -- that is, if you had to use it to fund a project that alleviates poverty and mitigates climate change, and not to, say, purchase a personal tropical island?

Let's Name the Bankers and Make Them Famous

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cenk Uygur

John McCain said during the campaign that he would stop wasteful spending in government by naming names and making people famous. Well, that's a pretty good idea. Let's do it for the bankers to get out money back.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Protester Arrested For Pouring Oily Substance On Self During Senate Oil Spill Hearing

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Texas commercial fisher-woman Diane Wilson, one of the founders of protest group Code Pink, was arrested on June 9th for interrupting a Senate Energy ...

Phelps' Son Says "God Hates Fags" Church Could Turn Violent

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joe Cutbirth

Fred Phelps and his hateful clan spent this weekend in West Virginia taunting innocent families whose fathers, brothers and sons were buried alive in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster.