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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Men Pelt Jerusalem Buses With Stones Over Women Of The Wall Ad

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem ...

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.

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.

Protest Music and the Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution

Robert F. Darden | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Robert F. Darden

These days, I watch the news feeds from Hong Kong. I only half-listen to the announcers, the people on the barricades or the experts. Instead, I listen to what's going on behind the live shots of the talking heads in front of the action. I'm listening for music.

Mariah Stewart

As Ferguson Protests Spread, So Does Residents' Backlash Around St. Louis

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- The locations of demonstrators who descended on the St. Louis area over the weekend to push for national reforms regarding police brutali...

Halfway (Or So)

Stanley Ely | Posted 10.05.2014 | Arts
Stanley Ely

I am one who believes that there's merit in being satisfied halfway up the rungs on that ladder. This, I confess, may stem from my climbing that far at most in a late-day writing life.

The Madness of Rev. Kurt Dunkle and the Trustees of General Theological Seminary

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

A few days ago, eight faculty members at the General Theological Seminary in New York went on strike until their one demand was met. What was that demand? A meeting. As of this morning, they have all been fired.

What Yemen's Donors Need to Know

Belkis Wille | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Belkis Wille

The Friends of Yemen are in a position to wield significant influence, given their crucial financial support for Yemen's failing economy, but they aren't doing enough to address the human rights abuses that lie at the core of Yemen's problems.

Dave Jamieson

Hundreds Arrested As Fast-Food Workers Strike Across The Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- About two dozen of this city's fast-food workers marched Thursday afternoon to a street corner that's home to a McDonald's, a Wend...

Love Always Wins

Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div. | Posted 09.03.2014 | Religion
Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div.

Standing in the crowd of the protest rally sponsored by the St. Louis Clergy Coalition, I watched five young men grow increasingly agitated. They were there to listen, to learn, to understand, to be inspired. They were disappointed in what they heard.

At Least 3 Killed As Protesters Clash With Pakistan Police

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD and ZARAR KHAN | Posted 08.31.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with police Sunday in the Pakistani capital, and th...

It's the Racism, Stupid

Tina Issa | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Tina Issa

It has been quite an eventful summer, and not in a good way. It seems as if the world is falling apart, even in parts of the world that are leading democracies, like us right here in the U.S. Most feel helpless and frustrated when we watch the news, and wish we could do more to stop the chaos.

Kids Take Part In Ferguson Protests (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Emily Kassie | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics

Children in Ferguson have been protesting along with their families since the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9. They have joined the marches day an...

UC Berkeley Study Shows Cops in Riot Gear May Incite Violence

Judy Farah | Posted 10.22.2014 | Crime
Judy Farah

The Deciding Force project is building a database that shows patterns in police/protester interactions to determine how certain actions ignite violence. One such example is how an emotional outburst can escalate into a volley of rocks and tear gas.

From the Front Lines of Ferguson: A Community Organizer Explains How People of Faith Can Help

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 10.21.2014 | Religion
Sarah Cunningham

I had the chance to interview Wes Lathrop, the Department Directer of Power, as he worked on the front lines of Ferguson. POWER is an affiliate of The PICO National Network, the largest faith-based community organizing organization in the country.

The Revolution May Not Always Be Televised, But It Damn Sure Will Be #Tweeted

Nida Khan | Posted 10.21.2014 | Media
Nida Khan

Challenging the status quo through engagement, participation and active expression of thought is the kind of revolution I'm talking about.

From Ferguson to Cairo

Freedom House | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Freedom House

Clearly, Ferguson is not Gaza, or Bahrain, or Egypt. As many activists in those countries would note, the situations are simply not in the same category in terms of scale, severity, or political context. But no one should be satisfied merely with the fact that there is less tear gas and deadly police violence in the United States than in authoritarian countries.

Michael Brown, Son, Student 'Thug'?

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The politics of respectability in the black community may not only hinder us from acting and engaging in the constructive protest, lobbying and collective action needed to create a more just society, as it has with respect to the Ferguson protests, but it may also prevent us from simply being and living freely.

Make Art Not War

Michael Perman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Michael Perman

Moments of conflict like these call for social innovation: new ways of solving problems and new ways of creating calm while recognizing and providing vents for anger. What say you fellow innovators, artists and chefs?

Thank God That Is Happening In #Ferguson and Not Here

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 10.20.2014 | Religion
Sarah Cunningham

It's so profoundly important that we, living elsewhere in the U.S., don't squelch the concern in our souls by saying, "Thank God that is happening in Ferguson, Missouri and not here."

The Fury in Ferguson and Our Forgotten Lessons From History

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Heather Ann Thompson

Despite the crystal-clear conclusions drawn by the Kerner Commission about why the '60s had seen so much urban unrest, and what would happen if we ignored the lessons of the these rebellions, we are right back where we were 50 years ago.

Ferguson And Civil Rights-Era Photos Look Way Too Similar

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.24.2014 | Black Voices

A young black man in sunglasses holds a sign with bold print in full view of the camera: "I AM A MAN." The word "am" is underlined. He's not just ...

To the Weekend Protesters

David Harris | Posted 10.10.2014 | World
David Harris

This weekend, there have been large protests on the streets of London, Cape Town, and Santiago, and smaller demonstrations in Paris and New York.

Congressman Criticizes Boycott Of White House Iftar Dinner

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After an Arab American group called for a boycott of the White House’s annual Iftar dinner due to the escalating situation in Gaza, Congressman Keit...

Why I am Rooting for Brasil

Mandeep Singh | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Mandeep Singh

Brasil winning the World Cup could be a small moment of reconciliation for the nation's struggle, potentially helping to heal the wounds of what is lost.