Tag: Protests

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Since Donald Trump became president, the United States has seen over 20,000 street protests. While this number includes some pro-Trump rallies, most of the events voiced opposition to the administration. Between hundreds of Women’s Marches, the airport protests, the Tax March, the March for Science, the March for Truth, the […]

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Group of Googlers seek end of forced arbitration for tech employees

In the wake of a series of employee protests late last year, Google made some much-needed tweaks to its employment policy, ending a requirement for forced arbitration against sexual harassment claims. It was a win for worker’s rights, but some Googlers think it may not have gone quite far enough, and are seeking a total […]

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Fighting Authoritarianism, One Mass at a Time

In Kinshasa’s Saint Joseph parish on an August afternoon, a crowd gathered to give thanks: The man they had risked their lives to oust was stepping down from the presidency. Just a week earlier, President Joseph Kabila, who has ruled the Democratic Republic of Congo for nearly 18 years, enriching […]

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France Accuses Trump of Interfering in its Politics as ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Rage

Paris (AFP) – The French government on Sunday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the Paris climate agreement. “We do not take domestic American politics into account and we want that to be reciprocated,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le […]

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French Motorists Spark ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests and Riots Over Fuel Taxes and Regulations (UPDATE: New Green Taxes to Be Suspended)

Despite everything  you’ve heard about road rage, motorists tend to be pretty meek — at least when it comes to government regulations, and particularly in Europe. They passively accept, and pay for, mandated safety and emissions regulations as well as for taxes on the fuel for their vehicles. Perhaps, though, […]

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Macron’s France: 80-Year-Old Woman Dies After Being Hit in Face with Tear Gas Grenade Pellets

An 80-year-old woman has died after she was hit in the face with tear gas grenade pellets during Yellow Vest protests in Marseille, France. The woman, of Algerian heritage, was home in her fourth-floor flat in a building near La Canebière, Marseille, Southern France, when she was hit Saturday, reports Le Parisien. It is believed the […]

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Anti-Macron Protests Spread, Ambulance Workers Join Rebellion

More than one hundred ambulance drivers protested in Paris Monday morning, as France’s President Emmanuel Macron faces mounting pressure from populous movements inspired by the Yellow Jackets. Paramedics blocked the Place de la Concorde near the National Assembly in downtown Paris at 5:30 am local time, blaring their sirens and holding banners condemning government-mandated industry reforms, reports France […]

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#ProtectMueller protests demand justice, “Trump is not above the law.” (Video, Photos)

Take it to the streets, America. The investigation into Trump’s corruption and likely criminality must not be stopped. Thousands of Americans from Florida to California gathered to defend Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the system of justice he represents. Below, photos and video from the events, shared live. The #ProtectMueller crowd keeps growing! pic.twitter.com/7KvYY0fL5t — […]

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Fighting for Democracy: A Lesson From Bolivia

On Monday more than 25 opposition groups flooded the streets of colonial Potosí to disrupt the government’s official celebration of Bolivia’s independence day. It had snowed in the city on Saturday, and melting snowmen decorated the main plaza.   Alongside the national army and Congress there for the official events, hundreds of people turned out to […]

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Man Arrested in Horrific Stabbing Death of Nia Wilson; Bay Area Protesters Demand Justice

BART police image of John Cowell, 27, who was apprehended on Monday night for fatally stabbing Nia Wilson, 18, and injuring her sister, Letifiah Wilson, 26Screenshot: ABC 7 News The man believed to have slit the throat of 18-year-old Nia Wilson at an Oakland BART station on Sunday night was arrested without incident Monday night. […]

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Injustice against Standing Rock protesters is egregious—and ongoing

A Native American protester stands in front of the White House during a demonstration against the Dakota Access Pipeline on March 10, 2017, in Washington, DC. Standing Rock protesters faced below-freezing conditions, water cannons, sponge rounds, bean bag rounds, stinger rounds, teargas grenades, pepper spray, Mace, Tasers, and even a sound weapon. Officers carried weapons openly and […]

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Cartoon: Civility, please. Kindly refrain from using the n-word.

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Mynxii White’s “Revolt” at Leica Gallery, LA: Paying homage to women resisters and the importance of defiance

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick It is an impossible feat to document—or to know, name or even catalog—all of the resisters whose actions led to revolutions, both big and small. And yet some of these women have left a personal impact on photographer Mynxii White—one that she has chosen to channel into her work. With the […]

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Man Who Drove Through Antwon Rose Protest, Ran Over Demonstrator, Only Charged With Misdemeanor

Screenshot: KDKA/Post-Gazette A Pennsylvania man who hit a protester after driving his car through a street filled with protest was charged with a misdemeanor, the second such incident at a demonstration demanding justice after a Pittsburgh police officer shot and killed 17-year-old Antwon Rose, Jr. According to the Tribune-Review, 69-year-old Ronald V. Hinerman’s silver Hyundai […]

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Trump to NFL: Congratulations, You Played Yourself

President Donald Trump delivers remarks while hosting the New England Patriots and team owner Robert Kraft during a celebration of the team’s Super Bowl victory on the South Lawn at the White House April 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C. It was the team’s fifth Super Bowl victory since 1960.Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The NFL […]

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Open Borders Protesters Target 2018: ‘Vote Them Out’

Hundreds of open borders protesters in Washington, DC, on Saturday joined in chants of “vote them out” amid protest signs that took clear aim at the 2018 midterm elections. “Vote them out” chants rang out many times over the course of several hours at one of many leftist open borders protests on Saturday. The “Keep […]

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‘You are not alone’: Supporters briefly block bus of migrant kids as it leaves Texas facility

Campaign Action Migrant children, already frightened and tired after an arduous journey to the U.S./Mexico border, become all the more vulnerable at the McAllen Customs Border Protection Facility in McAllen, Texas. That’s exactly why supporters have been outside the facility rallying for them. Dubbed “Ursula,” this is the facility where migrant families are initially processed—and where migrant families […]

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‘You are not alone’: Supporters send messages of love as they briefly block bus of migrant kids

Campaign Action Migrant children, already frightened and tired after an arduous journey to the U.S./Mexico border, become all the more vulnerable at the McAllen Customs Border Protection Facility in McAllen, Texas. That’s exactly why supporters have been outside the facility rallying for them. Dubbed “Ursula,” this is the facility where migrant families are initially processed—and where migrant families […]

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