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Venezuelans revel in pots-and-pans protests after Maduro humiliation
MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - For over a decade, Venezuelan opposition supporters would clang pots and pans on balconies of middle-class apartments to protest late leader Hugo Chavez's self-styled "21st century socialism."
98 points by Reuters | Venezuela Protest Zulia Maracaibo Usain Bolt Salvador Allende Civil disobedience Ciudad Ojeda
London City Airport flights disrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters blocking runway
London City Airport was brought to a standstill on Tuesday for more than five hours after nine protesters from the Black Lives Matter campaign gained access to the runway. Read Full Article at
683 points by Russia Today | Airport United Kingdom Racism White people Civil disobedience Protest Miscegenation Race
Q&A with Hong Kong's youngest legislator Nathan Law
Nathan Law Kwun-chung, a 23-year-old pro-independence candidate has just been elected to Hong Kong's legislature.
309 points by Al Jazeera English | Elections Civil disobedience Election Hong Kong Voting Voting system Approval voting Politics of Hong Kong
Fired Greenville police officer sues the city, police chief
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A former Greenville police officer has sued Police Chief Ken Miller and the city in U.S. District Court. Local media report that Joshua Pratt says in the lawsuit that he was improperly suspended and fired for a mistake in an affidavit. Pratt's lawsuit says he thinks ...
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Ferguson protest organizer found shot to death in burning car
Darren Seals, a prominent organizer for the Ferguson protests in response to the killing of a black teenager by a white police officer in 2014, has died. He is the second Ferguson, Missouri activist to be found shot and in a burning car. Read Full Article at
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Ferguson activist found dead in burning car
A homicide investigation was underway Wednesday in St. Louis County into the fatal shooting of Ferguson activist Darren Seals.         
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Swarthmore students cited by college for sit-in

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Black Lives Matter groups joining forces with wage activists
A cluster of Black Lives Matter groups and the organization leading the push for a $15-an-hour wage are joining forces to combine the struggle for racial justice with the fight for economic equality, just as the Rev. Martin Luther King…
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Anti-Trump demonstrators finding wealth of options in once-apathetic Miami
It's become hard to keep track of all the groups that have formed to oppose the president.       
15394 points by USA Today | Protest Politics Activism Democracy Miami Civil disobedience Protests Demonstration
‘Take them in!’ Massive Barcelona march urges Madrid to welcome refugees (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Up to half a million activists have flooded the streets of Barcelona demanding the government in Madrid lives up to the EU-set refugee quota and welcome thousands more of asylum seekers into the country. Read Full Article at
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‘Day Without Immigrants’ strike and marches sweep US
Businesses across the US closed after thousands of immigrants stayed home to show their impact on the country in light of recent actions on legal and illegal immigrants. Students also boycotted, leaving some classrooms nearly empty. Read Full Article at
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Veterans from post-9/11 seek new purpose by joining left-wing protest movements
The ground troops populating the latest left-wing protest movements? Some of them are actually former ground troops. Groups of post-9/11 veterans, fueled by crowdfunding, disability checks and a thirst for purpose and adventure, are joining demonstrations everywhere from North Dakota to Washington, D.C., throwing another wild card into the increasingly ...
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Immigrants’ rights protest at Union Park; plan to march downtown
Across the country, organizers of "A Day Without Immigrants" are urging immigrants to stay home from work and school as a peaceful protest.
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'A Day without Immigrants' protests: L.A. Unified urges students not to take part
L.A. Unified is urging students not to join in any walkouts or demonstrations planned for Thursday as part of a national “Day without Immigrants” being marked across the country. The nation’s second-largest school district contacted parents and employees via voicemail on Wednesday evening with...
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'Day Without Immigrants' protest: Latest updates
Restaurants, stores and other businesses in Philadelphia and other cities are closing for a "Day Without Immigrants" protest.
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L.A. Unified to students, staff: Come to school on `A Day without Immigrants'
Essential Education: Betsy DeVos' first speech as secretary Feb. 15, 2017, 10 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here's the latest: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos used her first public speech to praise magnet schools. Today, she is...
9079 points by Los Angeles Times | Protests Protest Activism Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified School District Demonstration East Los Angeles Civil disobedience
71-year-old staffer was hurt during protest, Rohrabacher says
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) said a 71-year-old staff member was knocked unconscious Tuesday while protesters gathered at his Southern California office. Rohrabacher is a conservative who has voiced support for some of President Trump’s actions. He released a statement that said his longtime...
198 points by Los Angeles Times | Protest Activism Orange County California Tea Party protests Barack Obama Civil disobedience California's 46th congressional district Demonstration
Reporter attacked, 2 cars burned out as anti-police protests rage on in Paris suburbs (VIDEO)
The Paris suburb of Argenteuil saw violent scenes and arrests as dozens of people took to streets to protest police brutality, as the “accidental” sexual assault of a 22-year-old man by a police officer continued to rile up French youth. Read Full Article at
699 points by Russia Today | Police Paris Police brutality Protest Police officer Protests Nicolas Sarkozy Civil disobedience
Inside the black bloc militant protest movement as it rises up against Trump
The movement first made its presence felt in California more than two decades ago, then built its forces amid the protests against the Iraq war. Out of the sea of largely peaceful antiwar demonstrators marching in San Francisco’s Financial District in 2003, a more militant subgroup emerged. Its...
6951 points by Los Angeles Times | Protest Activism Black Panther Party Police brutality Civil disobedience Demonstration Police Nonviolent resistance
Bloomberg: Anti-Trump movement can learn from the 1960s
Political theater, democracy “in the streets” – it’s supposed to feel like the 1960s again.The high so far was likely the impassioned but mostly orderly march in Washington the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration. Drawing a half-million people, it included a broad range of participants. The low ca...
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DC anti-abortion activists protest Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anti-abortion activists have rallied in Washington to call on the federal government to cut off payments to Planned Parenthood. WTOP reports that ( ) protesters wearing red vests that said "Pray for Life" gathered in northeast DC on Saturday. It was one of several anti-abortion protests being ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Activism Protest Demonstration Washington D.C. United States Congress Protests Civil disobedience Federal government of the United States
Concord Museum to hold yearlong celebration of Thoreau
CONCORD, Mass. (AP) - The Concord Museum is hosting a yearlong celebration to mark the bicentennial of the birth of writer Henry David Thoreau. The museum has created an initiative titled "Be Thoreau." It includes a series of special exhibitions, workshops, gallery talks and children's activities. The first exhibition, by ...
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A Massachusetts museum holding a celebration of Thoreau
CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts museum is hosting a yearlong celebration to mark the bicentennial of the birth of writer Henry David Thoreau.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Henry David Thoreau Concord Massachusetts Walden Pond Civil disobedience Walden Ralph Waldo Emerson Civil Disobedience Massachusetts
Poles protest plans to expand Warsaw in apparent power grab
WARSAW, Poland — Hundreds of protesters with flags and banners marched in downtown Warsaw on Saturday against the ruling party's plan to enlarge the Polish capital by incorporating 32 neighboring municipalities.The ruling populist Law and Justice party says the move will help the neighborhoods develop by linking them closer with the capital, which provides jobs, education and entertainment for the region.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Protest Civil disobedience Elections Poland Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 Protests Civic Platform Management
DeVos blocked by protesters as she attempts to visit D.C. public school
After raising doubts, Trump affirms "One China" policy in phone call with Chinese leader Feb. 10, 2017, 1:32 p.m. This is a look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: After raising doubts, Trump now affirms "One China" policy in call with Chinese leader Appeals court ruling...
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'Go back!' Protesters block Education Sec.
Protesters briefly blocked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she tried to enter a public school on Friday morning.
53542 points by CNN | Protest Democratic Party Teacher Education Civil disobedience United States United States Senate School
'We see you' - Romanian activists become potent political force
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - On Feb. 1, hours after Romania’s government issued a decree seen as turning back the clock on the country’s fight against corruption, Florin Badita took unpaid leave from his job in the western city of Cluj and left for the capital Bucharest to help mobilize a response.
-2 points by Reuters | Activism Protest Romania Demonstration Civil disobedience Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 Protests Transylvania
Attorney General Sessions and NAACP President Brooks chat by phone
After weeks of being at direct odds, the newly confirmed attorney general of the United States and the president of the NAACP talked by tele...       
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Berkeley probes “hands-off” police response to protest chaos
University of California, Berkeley police took a hands-off approach to protesters on the campus last week when violent rioters caused chaos when they overtook a largely peaceful protest against a right-wing speaker.
41 points by The Denver Post | Protest Demonstration Riot Civil disobedience Protests Nonviolent resistance University of California Berkeley University of California
California's Rep. Tom McClintock pleads for civil discourse and says he'll get a bigger space for his next town hall
Essential Politics: Holder visits Democratic lawmakers in Sacramento, Assembly advances bill providing immigration law resources Feb. 7, 2017, 4:15 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Former U.S. Atty....
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Romania's gift of hope to the world
Romania's protests last week showed that its civic activism is mature enough to tackle severe abuses of power.
-2 points by Al Jazeera English | Protest Activism Democracy Romania Civil disobedience Demonstration Riot Protests
19 rabbis arrested outside Trump hotel to protest travel ban
Nineteen rabbis were cuffed Monday night outside a Trump hotel near Columbus Circle while protesting the President’s ban.
29032 points by Daily News | Protest Civil disobedience President of the United States Clergy Columbus Circle Rabbi Central Park West Activism
Thousands hit streets in Barcelona to support on-trial former Catalan leader Mas
Thousands of Catalans have taken to the streets in support of revered former leader Artur Mas, who faced court on Monday over a symbolic non-binding independence referendum held in 2014. Read Full Article at
104 points by Russia Today | Spain Catalonia Barcelona Civil disobedience Catalan people American films Països Catalans Democracy
The White House and Fox join forces to undermine anti-Trump protests as violent and fake
Every protest is a "riot." Every protester is "paid."
21486 points by The Washington Post | Protest Riot Civil disobedience Demonstration Tea Party protests Brian Kilmeade President of the United States Activism
Will the anti-Trump protests expand? That's more likely than ever before
Twitter, Facebook and other social media help answer the question: Will anyone else show up?
370 points by The Washington Post | Protest Facebook Sociology Twitter President of the United States Donald Trump Social network service Civil disobedience
Protesters give chase at Saturday GOP events
Protesters target Ryan, McClintock and Fischer.
800 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Protest President United States Congress Donald Trump Civil disobedience United States House of Representatives Meetings
Hundreds of people showed up for a town hall with California's Rep. Tom McClintock, and things got intense
Essential Politics: Protesters ask GOP lawmaker to keep Obamacare, Schwarzenegger takes aim at Trump Feb. 4, 2017, 6:23 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Hundreds of protesters urged Palmdale Rep. Steve...
7020 points by Los Angeles Times | Protest Meetings United States Congress United States House of Representatives Riot Civil disobedience Member of Congress Town meeting
In face of mass protests, Romania backs off corruption decree
Eric DuVallFeb. 4 (UPI) -- In the face of mass protests, the Romanian government said it would repeal a decree that would have granted clemency to politicians convicted of corruption.
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More than 100 protest Trump immigration policies during raucous pre-Super Bowl protest
More than 100 protesters chanted, drummed and danced out their vehement opposition to President Donald Trump's immigration policies during a loud but peaceful protest stationed outside the Galleria on Friday evening. Toting "Resist Trump" and "Black Lives Matter" signs, the growing crowd chanted "hands too small, can't build a wall" and rapped out anti-Trump chants inspired by the rapper Ludacris as a strong police presence monitored the situation from nearby.
504 points by The Houston Chronicle | Activism Immigration to the United States Protest Nonviolent resistance Houston Civil disobedience Uptown Houston Socialism
Right to protest?: GOP state lawmakers push back against public dissent
Republican lawmakers are pushing back "by any means necessary" against the wave of protests sweeping across the US with new bills in at least half a dozen states seeking to rigorously curb public dissent. Read Full Article at
1025 points by Russia Today | Protest Civil disobedience Legislature Road Human rights Right to protest Demonstration Activism
Police questioned over restraint in Berkeley riot that cancelled Breitbart editor’s speech
University of California Berkeley police praised its officers for "tremendous restraint" during protests that scuttled Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos' speech at the school, but others in attendance criticized the police for lack of action. Read Full Article at
601 points by Russia Today | Constable Violence Police Law enforcement Riot Protest Civil disobedience Crime
Hung jury in criminal case against Oregon climate change activist
A mistrial was declared on Thursday in the criminal proceedings against environmental activist Ken Ward, who was facing three felony charges after he shut off a valve on the Washington state pipeline to stop the flow of tar sands oil last October. Read Full Article at
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Protests in Hamtramck and DTW on immigration ban
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Protesters march in Center City, Drexel Hill

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In North Dakota, it would be legal to hit a protester with your car: Wave of laws proposed to discourage protest
For months, opponents of the proposed $3.8-billion Dakota Access pipeline waged protests. They established a prayer camp and strung banners between trees. At times, they blocked roads and construction sites. They faced attack dogs, pepper spray, tear gas, rubber bullets and water sprays that turned...
13558 points by Los Angeles Times | Protest North Dakota Civil disobedience Right to protest Activism Road Buffalo Bills Riot
Berkeley campus chaos spurs questions, criticism at free-speech bastion
Chaos that erupted at the University of California, Berkeley, to oppose right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was shocking not just for the images of protesters setting fires, smashing windows and hurling explosives at police, but because of where it took place. UC Berkeley is the birthplace...
154 points by Chicago Tribune | Protest Civil disobedience University of California Berkeley George Berkeley University of California Berkeley California Free Speech Movement Glenn T. Seaborg
Comics bring John Lewis' civil rights struggles to life
March is a vivid, firsthand account of John Lewis’ struggle for civil and human rights, embraced as a teaching tool for a new generation.       
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Lewis: Anti-Trump protesters should be peaceful, hopeful
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Congressman John Lewis says protesters of President-elect Donald Trump are justified because of what he said while campaigning. The Georgia Democrat urged them to speak truth to power through love and nonviolence and not be bitter or angry Lewis is being recognized with the Nashville Public ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Sit-in Civil disobedience Washington D.C. Tennessee United States Donald Trump Martin Luther King Jr. History of African-American civil rights
Through FBI eyes: How law enforcement labels protesters
It’s been written there are five people you meet in heaven, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency says there are seven types you meet at a protest, according to their guide for handling crowd dynamics. Read Full Article at
691 points by Russia Today | Protest Demonstration Riot Civil disobedience Protests Activism Law Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
ACLU asks Eastern Michigan to not discipline black student protesters
ACLU sends letter to Eastern Michigan University president asking for expulsion proceedings to be halted.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Protest University Civil disobedience Racism Michigan Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 Demonstration Student