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Activist Says U.S. Using Terrorism Charges to Stifle Political Dissent

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Why is the FBI harassing peace activists in the Midwest? Also: The Sunlight Foundation’s plan to fight money in politics, the mystery of Canada’s vanishing women, and the threat of big data.

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 READ MORE


Activist Says U.S. Using Terrorism Charges to Stifle Political Dissent

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Why is the FBI harassing peace activists in the Midwest? Also: The Sunlight Foundation’s plan to fight money in politics, the mystery of Canada’s vanishing women, and the threat of big data.

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 READ MORE



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Why Does the FBI Treat Nonviolent Activists Like Terrorists?

Peace activists in the Midwest are the latest victims of a surveillance state hellbent on prosecuting terrorists where none likely exist.

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 READ MORE



Seth Lemmons (CC BY 2.0)

Ever Have the Urge to Throw a Pie at a Politician? You’re Not the Only One

Humans have a long history of flinging food at civil servants to demonstrate their discontent.

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 READ MORE



Viktor Yanukovych Addresses the World

“I am the legitimate president of Ukraine,” the deposed Ukrainian president said Friday at a news conference in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 READ MORE



Creating the World We Want

If we do not like big finance capitalism, what will take the place of the current economy?

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 READ MORE



There’s Discontent and Violence in Thailand Too

Hours after supporters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra promised to take on protesters shutting down parts of Bangkok, a bomb detonated near a demonstration site in a busy shopping district Sunday, killing two people and wounding at least 22.

Posted on Feb 23, 2014 READ MORE



Ukraine Crisis Leaves Western Leaders Scrambling

Western governments are pledging money, support and possible EU membership to the country while anxiously watching the response of Russian President Vladimir Putin, “whose protege has effectively been ousted,” The Guardian reports.

Posted on Feb 23, 2014 READ MORE


Cold War Redux in Ukraine?

A leaked audio recording reveals the Obama administration has been colluding with the opposition in the country’s erupting conflict.

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 READ MORE



Venezuelan Hard-Liner Resurfaces as Maduro Expels U.S. Officials

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has appeared in a video asking his fellow citizens to join him in a march Tuesday to demand an end to a government crackdown that followed last week’s deadly protests.

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 READ MORE



Brazil’s ‘Rolezinhos’ Want a Place at the Table

Huge numbers of youths from Brazil’s new middle class—raised in shanty towns but educated in public universities—are congregating in shopping malls where they feel closest to the consumerist dream. And due to police repression, they’re becoming spontaneous expressions of public hope, frustration and yearning.

Posted on Feb 8, 2014 READ MORE



Photo by Sasha Maksymenko

Ukrainians Rebel Against Russia to Join ‘Europe’

The popular Ukrainian effort to be associated with Western Europe has produced rebellion and spilled into violence.

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 READ MORE



Ukrainian Protests Persist Despite ‘Orwellian’ Surveillance, Violence

Clashes between the Ukrainian government and demonstrators continued Friday, despite President Viktor Yanukovych offering to give a little ground. The government’s creative use of text messaging earlier in the week, not to mention violence, had something to do with the ongoing calls for regime change.

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 READ MORE



AP/Jacquelyn Martin

Beyond the Dreamer

In the last year of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. struggled with what are best understood as existential challenges as he began to move toward an ever-more-profound and radical understanding of what would be required to deal with the nation’s domestic and international problems.

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 READ MORE



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The Tasks of The People-Powered Movement for 2014

In this stage of America’s current social-political movement, which could take many years, our primary task is to build national consensus through broad and deep grass-roots organizing.

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 READ MORE


Bread and Puppet Theater: 50 Years of Art and Resistance

The Bread and Puppet Theater, one of the United States’ most beloved theater companies, is celebrating its 50th anniversary of using monstrous puppets to protest the “horror that happens” on the international stage. “Democracy Now!” spoke with Peter Schumann, the theater’s founder, for a full hour Thursday.

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Italian Woman ‘Sexually Assaulted’ Riot Cop With a Kiss?

An Italian student protester faces possible sexual assault charges after a photograph of her kissing a riot cop during a demonstration against the construction of a rail link became a symbol of peaceful protest.

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Sergei Chuzavkov

Ukrainians Topple Lenin Statue in Protest

Hundreds of thousands of people have been taking to the streets of the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, where Sunday they pulled down a statue of Vladimir Lenin to seek the resignation of the government for refusing a deal that would integrate the country more closely with the European Union.

Posted on Dec 8, 2013 READ MORE



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L.A. Social Workers Say ‘Social Worker-to-Child Ratios’ Unsafe

“More than 1,600 social workers in Los Angeles County have gone on strike for better pay and fewer caseloads, saying excessive demands were buckling the system and jeopardizing children’s safety,” The Guardian reports.

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Reverend Billy

The leader of the Church of Stop Shopping faces a year in prison for a 15-minute musical protest he and his choir staged in a Chase Bank in Manhattan in September.

Posted on Nov 30, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Ahmed Abd el-Latif

New Law in Egypt Limits, Sparks Protests

Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour signed a law oSunday restricting public protests by requiring prior police notification, which opponents took as a crackdown on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Posted on Nov 24, 2013 READ MORE



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Let’s Call It Wal-Mart’s ‘Black Eye Friday’

Labor activists are gearing up for Black Friday protests at 1,500 Wal-Mart locations, trying to pick up some momentum from two miscues by the retail giant.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Jae C. Hong

More Than 50 Arrested in Wal-Mart Civil Disobedience

If you’re wondering why Wal-Mart is advertising about how well it treats its worker bees, it may be because demonstrators have launched an ambitious campaign to draw attention to the retail giant’s exploitation and alleged abuse of employees.

Posted on Nov 8, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Hassan Ammar

Egyptian Government Response to Protests Leave Many Dead

At least 28 people have been killed and 85 injured across Egypt after anti-government demonstrations Sunday on the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 READ MORE


DARPA Develops Running Animated Robot Beast

You may think the interests and makeup of America’s current leadership make this an unideal time to develop galloping robots, but the engineers at Boston Dynamics don’t.

Posted on Oct 5, 2013 READ MORE



Photo by Poster Boy NYC (CC-BY)

The Sparks of Rebellion

The tinder for revolt will not be the same as in past industrialized societies. Guided by the revolutionists who came before us, we will have to create our own forms of resistance out of the wreckage of the corporate state.

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Sam Jackson on Obama, Republicans and Civil Disobedience

In a new Playboy interview, the highest-grossing actor of all time, who has made an art of the f-bomb, says Barack Obama should “be fucking presidential,” and, on GOP obstruction, “there was a time we would be in the streets about this shit.”

Posted on Sep 24, 2013 READ MORE



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The Qurans Didn’t Burn, but Maybe the First Amendment Did

Florida minister Terry Jones was arrested Wednesday before he could torch thousands of kerosene-soaked Qurans as an anti-Islamist protest. And civil libertarians should be concerned.

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 READ MORE



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Cries for Economic Independence on Brazil’s Independence Day

People protesting corruption, poor public services and a corresponding heavy tax burden disrupted a Rio de Janeiro military parade Saturday celebrating Brazil’s independence day. Five people were injured and 10 were arrested in the clash.

Posted on Sep 7, 2013 READ MORE



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Morsi to Stand Trial on Charges He Incited Murder

Egypt’s state prosecutor recommended the ousted president be put on trial on suspicion of inciting the murder of protesters during a demonstration against him in Cairo in December.

Posted on Sep 1, 2013 READ MORE



John Beieler

A Geography of Dissent In Time

A Penn State doctoral candidate made a time-lapse visualization of what appears to be every recorded protest on the planet since 1979 that shows a flood of resistance sweeping the planet beginning with the anti-globalization movement of the late 1990s.

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Singing and Photography Can Land You in Jail

While the NSA has been drawing international attention for its massive collection of personal data and its seemingly preternatural inability to follow its own shadowy protocols for handling the material, it’s useful to remember that our national eavesdroppers aren’t the only governmental entities running roughshod over the Bill of Rights.

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Ahmed Gomaa

Muslim Brotherhood Claims Thousands Killed as Government Shuts Protest Camps

The interim Egyptian government has declared a national emergency and killed 149 people, it says, while clearing camps of people protesting its existence.

Posted on Aug 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Anti-Abortion Activists Try to Shut Kansas Clinic on Grounds It Draws Protests

In an absurd twist, Wichita anti-abortion activists’ petition to close down South Wind Women’s Center argues that their own protest tactics against the reproductive health facility would be too disruptive to the community.

Posted on Aug 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Tens of Thousands of Tunisians Protest

Tens of thousands of Tunisians poured into the streets of Tunis on Wednesday to demand the resignation of the Islamist-led government after the assassination of a prominent opposition politician.

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 READ MORE



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Morsi Supporters Stand Firm After Slaughter

Undeterred in their commitment to Egypt’s first democratically elected president, demonstrators pledged to maintain sit-ins in east Cairo on Sunday despite the risk of continued violence and bloodshed after the massacre the day before of scores of their comrades.

Posted on Jul 28, 2013 READ MORE



The Guardian

At Least 65 Mohamed Morsi Supporters Killed in Cairo

Corrected: Egyptian security forces opened fire on a Muslim Brotherhood protest early Saturday morning, killing roughly 65 supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 READ MORE



Osbornb (CC BY 2.0)

Truthdiggers of the Week: NSA Protesters

Too many Americans lack the courage to call their leaders liars and demand that their government return their civil liberties, but not those who rallied on Independence Day, and not journalist Madiha R. Tahir.

Posted on Jul 6, 2013 READ MORE



This Independence Day, Thank a Protester

More than 160 years ago, the greatest abolitionist in U.S. history, the escaped slave Frederick Douglass, addressed the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society.

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 READ MORE



Photo by Alexis Gravel (CC-BY-ND)

Canada Bans the Mask: Unlawful Protesters Risk 10 Years in Prison

Masked protesters have become a common sight around the globe and Canada is so concerned about the phenomenon that parliament passed a bill that could, under certain circumstances, put disguised men and women away for a very long time.

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Victor R. Caivano

Brazil Erupts in Protest Over Services and Soccer Costs (Video)

A few-cent rise in public transportation prices led to protests Monday across Brazil involving more than 100,000 people angered over heavy-handed policing, poor public services and high costs for the World Cup.

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 READ MORE


Did Turkish Police Fire Tear Gas Into a House?

As Turkey’s deputy prime minister apologized for the aggression against anti-government protesters, a video that appears to show Turkish police breaking windows and gassing a home was uploaded to CNN’s iReport website.

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Thanassis Stavrakis

Turkey Sees Third Straight Day of Political Clashes

Two days of violent encounters between Turkish police and demonstrators turned to three Sunday. Thousands of protesters kept control of Istanbul’s main square as the country’s prime minister vowed to move forward with the controversial development plan that provoked the clashes.

Posted on Jun 2, 2013 READ MORE


Dramatic Footage of the Protests in Istanbul

Orange gas slowly filling the streets, people getting blasted with water cannons and nearly run over by security trucks, shoving matches between cops and protesters; these are some of the scenes coming out of the ongoing anti-government protests in Turkey.

Posted on Jun 2, 2013 READ MORE



AP

Turkish Leader: Protesters Are ‘Extremists Running Wild’

Thousands of Turks demonstrated for a second day in Istanbul against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whom they see as becoming increasingly authoritarian.

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 READ MORE



Facebook/March Against Monsanto

Anti-Monsanto Protests Draw Huge Crowds Around the World (Video)

What began as a call to action on Facebook against Monsanto months ago became a worldwide event Saturday, as demonstrators took to the streets in hundreds of cities spanning more than 50 countries around the globe to protest against the biotech behemoth in a “March Against Monsanto.”

Posted on May 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Marching in Chicago: Resisting Rahm Emanuel’s Neoliberal Savagery

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s current attempt to close down 54 public schools largely inhabited by poor minorities is one more example of a savage, racist neoliberal system that uses the politics of austerity and consolidation to further disenfranchise unskilled youths in the inner city.

Posted on May 24, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Brennan Linsley, File

It’s Time to Support Guantanamo Detainees

Last Friday marked the 100th day of the detainees’ hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. I am not a Guantanamo detainee, but I too began a water-only hunger fast.

Posted on May 22, 2013 READ MORE



Stephen D. Melkisethian (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Fearlessness Grows From the Grass Roots

As people see that the government represents Wall Street and concentrated wealth instead of their interests, more of them are becoming fearless.

Posted on May 10, 2013 READ MORE



U.S. Army/Spc. Michael J. MacLeod

10 Years Later and I’m Still Protesting War

A decade ago, I resigned my post in opposition to President George W. Bush’s war on Iraq.

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 READ MORE


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