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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Google employees walk out to protest treatment of women

Carrying signs with messages such as “Don’t be evil,” several hundred Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday in a protest against what they said is …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

Westboro Baptist Church members outnumbered by protesters at every stop during Spokane visit

Five women from the Westboro Baptist Church met a wave of unified opposition in Spokane as counterprotesters turned out in droves Thursday to support soldiers, environmentalists, members of the LGBT …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

ffAngry at plight of southern-resident orcas, speakers rebuke NOAA in public meetings

Attendees criticized NOAA for coordinating the now-canceled rescue effort of the orca J50 with SeaWorld, the entertainment park that had for decades profited from capturing the animals for use in …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Nike store in downtown Spokane draws politically driven customers after Kaepernick ad campaign unveiled

Todd Eklof, the reverend of the Unitarian Universalist Chruch of Spokane, had heard the story of Nike’s ad featuring Colin Kaepernick on the radio and he thought it was courageous.


Protester: Toppling UNC Confederate statue was ‘righteous’

A protester accused of helping yank down a Confederate statue at North Carolina’s flagship university said Thursday that the community brought it down with “a righteous show of people power” …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

Broadway performers plan protest outside the White House

Rosie O’Donnell and cast members from some of Broadway’s biggest musicals plan to serenade President Donald Trump on Monday – but from outside the White House in protest.


After prison release, Palestinian teen considers law study

Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who became an international symbol of resistance to Israeli occupation after slapping two soldiers, walked out of an Israeli prison Sunday and told throngs of journalists …


Macron aide handed initial charges from May protest assault

A French judge handed preliminary charges Sunday to one of President Emmanuel Macron’s top security aides after video surfaced that showed him beating a protester at a May Day demonstration.


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 9:44 a.m.

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group and Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility for four people who ran onto the field and disrupted the World Cup final.


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

France, the land of boeuf bourguignon, faces wrath of ‘veganistan’ activists

The vegan and animal welfare wave hasn’t spared France, where butchers and slaughterhouses are increasingly coming under attack. The French butchers’ lobby has sought police protection after vegan activists stoned …


10,000 demonstrate in SeaTac against Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

Thousands gathered at the SeaTac Federal Detention Center on Saturday, protesting President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has led to heated criticism from mayors, governors and citizens.


Ethel Kennedy, 90, to join fast protesting family separation

The 90-year-old widow of Robert F. Kennedy plans to participate in a hunger strike to protest the separation of immigrant families.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Judge: Separated families must be reunited within 30 days

A judge in California on Tuesday ordered U.S. border authorities to reunite separated families within 30 days, setting a hard deadline in a process that has so far yielded uncertainty …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Macedonian president won’t sign off on name deal with Greece

Macedonia’s president said Wednesday that he would not sign off on a historic deal that would change the country’s name, the most potentially disruptive reaction so far to the agreement …


Aberdeen man sits in front of city hall to protest new ordinance

A new ordinance in Aberdeen prohibits sitting and lying down on sidewalks during certain hours, but that hasn’t stopped some from sitting down in protest of it.


Why the internet is suddenly protesting on net neutrality all over again

Internet activists and tech companies are holding a day of protest Wednesday to draw attention to net neutrality once again.


Arizona teachers rally again ahead of salary increase vote

Arizona educators gathered Wednesday in their red T-shirts at the state Capitol for a fifth and final day of a statewide walkout as the Republican-controlled Legislature was expected to pass …


Germans don Jewish skullcaps to protest anti-Semitism

Germans of various faiths donned Jewish skullcaps and took to the streets Wednesday in several cities to protest an anti-Semitic attack in Berlin and express fears about growing hatred of …


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Perched on a platform high in a tree, a 61-year-old woman fights a gas pipeline

A 61-year-old mother of three is perched on a platform 32 feet in the air between two oak trees, trying to stop a natural gas pipeline from coming through land …


Gaza protest camps moved closer to Israel border fence

Gaza protest organizers moved sit-in tents closer to the Israeli border fence Thursday, a day before a fourth planned mass demonstration, raising fears of more bloodshed.


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Confederate flag-bearing trucks park outside Michigan school

Pickup trucks bearing Confederate flags have been parking across from a high school in central Michigan, leading some students to counter-protest against racism and bigotry.


Decision to add citizenship question to census draws protest

The 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats, who said it would intimidate immigrants and discourage them from participating.


Protest planned after fatal police shooting of unarmed man

Community members and activists are gathering at Sacramento City Hall on Thursday to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by police.


UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Close to 2,000 students rally against gun violence at Idaho Capitol

Close to 2,000 people gathered on the Idaho Capitol steps to rally against gun violence on Wednesday – most of them high school and junior high students.


Church officials: Holy Sepulchre to remain closed

Leaders of the two largest Christian denominations in Jerusalem on Monday said the Church of the Holy Sepulchre will remain closed indefinitely to protest an Israeli attempt to tax their …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Russian opposition leader arrested amid election protests

Protesters gathered across Russia on Sunday to support opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s call to boycott the March presidential election, and Navalny himself was arrested while walking to the Moscow demonstration.


Israel official doubted Palestinian protest icon, her family

A senior Israeli official on Wednesday said he led a secret investigation into 16-year-old Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi and her family, in part because their appearance – including “blond-haired, …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 10:06 a.m.

6,000 strong, Spokane Women’s March exceeds expectations

In keeping with tradition, thousands more than expected flocked to downtown Spokane Sunday to cap off a weekend that saw women march in record numbers across the United States.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Women’s March aims to draw thousands to downtown Spokane on Sunday

A year after the Women’s March brought an estimated 8,000 people to downtown Spokane following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, organizers expect a smaller, less politically charged affair this time.


Analysis: Iran protests show danger of economic woes

The protesters rallied for days in Iran, chanting against government corruption and demanding justice.