Tag Archives: Social Protest

Jimmy Lohman :
Trump rallies: The case for silent protest

This is not about ‘freedom of speech.’ It is about proper tactics for confronting an enormous evil. By Jimmy Lohman | The Rag Blog | March 15, 2016 It is a mistake to shout down Trump and disrupt his rallies. … finish reading Jimmy Lohman :
Trump rallies: The case for silent protest

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Ed Felien :
In Minneapolis, demonstrators protest
institutional racism

They ask city government to stand at the side of poor people and people of color, rather than standing over them with a club. By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | December 11, 2014 [Demonstrations in reaction to police … finish reading Ed Felien :
In Minneapolis, demonstrators protest
institutional racism

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Bob Feldman :
People’s History of Egypt, Part 23, 2006-2011

With 30 percent unemployment and 44 percent of its people in poverty, Egypt saw an eruption of strikes and other protests. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | April 28, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob … finish reading Bob Feldman :
People’s History of Egypt, Part 23, 2006-2011

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Jack A. Smith :
Climate Change Confab Brings Too Little Too Late

Climate change activists in Warsaw, Friday, November 22, 2013, portray, from right, French President Francois Hollande, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Obama, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo by Czarek Sokolowski, / AP. Climate Change meeting in Warsaw brings … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
Climate Change Confab Brings Too Little Too Late

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Johnny Hazard : Mexico City Rocked by Massive Teacher Protest

Teachers mobilize in Mexico City, Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Photo by Alejandro Mancilla / The Rag Blog. Militant teachers’ strike: Massive protests continue in Mexico The actions were a continuation of protests against an education ‘reform’ package first passed by … finish reading Johnny Hazard : Mexico City Rocked by Massive Teacher Protest

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Johnny Hazard : Militant Teachers Block Mexico City Airport

Teachers shut down airport in Mexico City. Photos by Jesús Villaseca for The Rag Blog Protesting radical education ‘reforms’: Militant teachers block Mexico City airport The action was part of a series of escalating protests against the passage, without discussion, … finish reading Johnny Hazard : Militant Teachers Block Mexico City Airport

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Ron Jacobs : Autumn in America, 1973

Lines at New York City gas station, 1973. AP photo. Image from SeattlePI. Fall 1973:Autumn in America Tempers were heating up. The nightly news on WABC usually featured at least one story per broadcast of a fight or sometimes a … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Autumn in America, 1973

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Tom Hayden : Secrecy Protests Split American Elites

Image from ElectronicFrontierFoundation / Flickr. Protests against secrecy drive elites into debate A virtual empire composed of distant and interconnected private and public elites contradicts representative democracy as virtually all Americans understand it. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog … finish reading Tom Hayden : Secrecy Protests Split American Elites

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Dick J. Reavis : Diverse ‘Moral Monday’ Movement Captures Imagination in North Carolina

Demonstrator being arrested during a protest at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, May 6, 2013. Photo by Gerry Broome / AP. ‘Moral Monday’:Diverse NAACP-led movement ‘achieves mass’ in North Carolina “When I got to an A.M.E. [African Methodist-Episcopal] … finish reading Dick J. Reavis : Diverse ‘Moral Monday’ Movement Captures Imagination in North Carolina

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Shirley Youxjeste : Mexican Teachers Take to Streets on ‘Teachers’ Day’

Militant teachers demonstrate in Mexico City, May 15, 2013. Photo by Fritz Schtickelmeyer / MexDFmagazine. Marching against education ‘reforms’:Teachers’ Day in Mexico: Teachers who earn about $600 a month, work two jobs, and bear constant insults in the media, see … finish reading Shirley Youxjeste : Mexican Teachers Take to Streets on ‘Teachers’ Day’

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Alice Embree : Campaigning against Cuts at Corn Dog’s Office

From left, at Austin “fiscal Cliff” demonstration: Aron Duhoon, Harrison Hiner, Grover Norquist (Thorne Dreyer), Alice Embree, Les Cunningham, Paula Littles, and, in front, Sen. John (Corn Dog) Cornyn. Photo by Carlos Lowry / The Rag Blog. Austin protest against … finish reading Alice Embree : Campaigning against Cuts at Corn Dog’s Office

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Mari Jo and Paul Buhle : Wisconsin’s Historic ‘Solidarity Sing Along’

Solidarity Sing Along at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Photo from Solidarity Sing Along / Facebook. The historic Wisconsin ‘Solidarity Sing Along’ Dubbed the ‘longest continuously running singing protest in history,’ the Solidarity Sing Along is about to celebrate its 350th … finish reading Mari Jo and Paul Buhle : Wisconsin’s Historic ‘Solidarity Sing Along’

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