Stories tagged: protests
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 10:01 P.M.
Thousands tell Washington lawmakers to spend more on schools
Some 5,500 demonstrators fill the Capitol steps to demand more money for public schools.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 4:44 P.M.
Jennifer Holliday backs out of Trump inauguration gig
Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week’s presidential inaugural following protests from her gay and black fans, further dimming the event’s already low celebrity …
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 1:56 P.M.
Park service blocking Trump inauguration protests, lawyers say
Civil rights attorneys in Washington say they’ll take the National Park Service to court unless the agency grants permits to groups seeking to protest the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 9:15 A.M.
Mediators want Congo political crisis solved by Christmas
Mediators urged Congo’s president and opposition parties Wednesday to reach an agreement before Christmas on a peaceful settlement to the country’s political crisis, saying dozens already have been killed this …
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 5:01 P.M.
Oil pipeline: Trump’s stock in company raises concern
President-elect Donald Trump holds stock in the company building the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, and pipeline opponents warn that Trump’s investments could affect any decision he makes on the …
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016
Amy Goodman: Repression marks Africa’s last colony
The Sahrawis are in a protracted struggle for self-determination, and face terrible repression by Morocco.
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 10:03 P.M.
The Latest: 300 attend Thanksgiving Day pipeline protest
About 300 opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline demonstrated on Thanksgiving Day in the North Dakota city of Mandan, about 50 miles north from where demonstrators have camped out for …
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 8:24 A.M.
GOP senator to propose bill criminalizing “illegal protests”
A Republican state senator who campaigned for President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he plans to propose a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would take a firm stand against …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 4:44 P.M.
Anti-Trump demonstrators say nationwide protests are ‘just a taste of things to come’
They’re angry. They’re afraid. They’re upset that Donald Trump is going to be their next president. But many of the protesters who took to the streets in cities across the …
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 8:10 P.M.
Thousands of Seattle students walk out of class to protest Trump
Thousands of middle and high school students across Seattle walked out of classes Monday to protest President-elect Donald Trump.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 12:08 P.M.
Portland high school students walk out in protest over Trump
High school students from at least four campuses have walked out of class in Portland, Oregon to protest President-elect Donald Trump.
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2016, 4:31 P.M.
Thousands rally, march in nationwide anti-Trump protests
Tens of thousands of people marched in streets across the United States on Saturday, staging the fourth day of protests of Donald Trump’s surprise victory as president.
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2016, 2:50 P.M.
Trump may revisit Trump Country during a victory tour
Donald Trump may take a victory tour to states that elected him president, an aide said Saturday, as boisterous protests unfolded outside the tower where he holed up with members …
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 10:01 P.M.
Outrage and fear fuel continuing anti-Trump protests
Spurred by fear and outrage, protesters around the country rallied and marched Friday as they have done daily since Donald Trump’s presidential election victory.
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 7:46 A.M.
Rubber bullets and fear: Trump protesters flood streets anew
PORTLAND, Ore. – From New York to Illinois to California, in red states as well as blue, protesters decrying Donald Trump’s election spent another night overtaking highways, smashing store windows, …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 8:01 P.M.
Vigils, protests flare up in wake of Trump victory
Vigils and protests flared up across the country Wednesday evening as opponents of President-elect Donald Trump expressed dismay with the election results, underscoring the difficult task he faces in uniting …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016
Amy Goodman: Mass incarceration challenged from within
Today’s striking prisoners are protesting long-term isolation, inadequate health care, overcrowding, violent attacks and slave labor.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 8:15 A.M.
Charlotte chief says family will view video of police shooting
Charlotte’s police chief says he plans to show video of an officer shooting a black man to the slain man’s family, but the video won’t be immediately released to the …
MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016, 11:27 A.M.
At least 17 dead amid opposition protests in Congo’s capital
Street clashes between security forces and demonstrators opposed to President Joseph Kabila left at least 17 dead in Congo’s capital Monday in a dramatic sign of mounting tensions after officials …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016
Spin Control: Peaceable assemblies not necessarily sensible
The right to peaceably assemble does not guarantee a right to always have the clearest message.
MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016, 10:18 P.M.
Criticism mounts over how police handle Louisiana protesters
Criticism mounted Monday over how Baton Rouge police dealt with throngs of protesters during the weekend, including nearly 200 demonstrators who were arrested and may yet face criminal charges.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016, 9:35 P.M.
Venezuela unrest continues as shortages persist, protesters demand food
Venezuela, where anger over food shortages is still mounting, continued to be roiled this week by angry protests and break-ins of grocery stores and businesses that have left five dead, …
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016, 9:03 A.M.
Saudi Labor Minister vows Binladin workers to be paid soon
Saudi Arabia’s Labor Minister says some employees of the Saudi Binladin Group will receive their salaries this month and others soon thereafter.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 11:53 A.M.
Protests follow Trump to California convention
Several hundred protesters have gathered near a Burlingame, California, hotel where Donald Trump will address the state GOP convention.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 10:19 A.M.
McDonald’s stores targeted by protests for $15/hour, union
Protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union will be at McDonald’s restaurants around the country and overseas Thursday as part of an ongoing push targeting the …
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: Both sides guilty of campaign ugliness
Politics is the civilized substitute for settling things the old-fashioned way - laying your opponent out on a stretcher
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016, 11:42 P.M.
Trump rallies highlight divisions
CLEVELAND – In a Republican presidential primary filled with extraordinary moments, a 24-hour stretch that began Friday night stands above them all. Opponents of Donald Trump were so committed to …
SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2016, 3:47 P.M.
Protests planned across US to back Apple in battle with FBI
An Internet rights group said it plans to stage rallies in more than 20 states to protest the FBI’s demand requiring Apple to help unlock an iPhone used by a …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015
Activists afloat attempted to stop nuclear submarine
The protesters were ready for a watery rendezvous with the huge vessel coming to the Northwest. They would take their boats out into Puget Sound and, like many Davids confronting …
FRIDAY, OCT. 3, 2014
Amy Goodman: School board vs. civil disobedience
“Don’t make history a mystery” read one of the signs at a rally in Jefferson County, Colorado. High school students in this suburban district, referred to locally as “JeffCo,” have …