Tag: peaceful protests
Journalist and pro-democracy activist Omoyele Sowore is entering his second month in jail for calling for peaceful nationwide protests against the government....
State lawmakers across the country are advancing bills to increase penalties for demonstrators who interfere with 'critical infrastructure,' such as pipelines and gas terminals.
Interviews with 11 Black Lives Matter social media page administrators highlight the challenges of scaling grassroots activism through digital organizing.
Protests have erupted nationwide against the Trump administration’s new policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
On the evening of April 4, 1968, an hour or so after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, I was in a jail cell in Concord, Mass., writing a freshman paper about King, Gandhi and Thoreau.
Individual admissions officials took to Twitter to let students know that joining such demonstrations wouldn't "affect their college acceptance decisions."
Even in the face of massive wealth and political influence, protest has the ability to change the conversation, to educate the public, change facts on the ground, and mobilize opposition.