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Civil Unrest

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  • At least 50 arrested in Ferguson protests

    At least 50 arrested in Ferguson protests
    More than 50 people were arrested in a series of peaceful rolling protests in the St. Louis area on Monday, staged to draw attention to police violence more than two months after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager in a local suburb....
  • 2 Hong Kong college students emerge as leaders in mass protest

    2 Hong Kong college students emerge as leaders in mass protest
    Just months after being elected leader of Hong Kong's biggest university student group, Alex Chow joined in the city's annual, orderly July 1 pro-democracy march. But in a move that foreshadowed last week's massive sit-ins, Chow and a committed core of...
  • Once again, it's Republicans vs. historical fact

    To the editor: The Republican National Committee denounces the College Board's AP United States history guidelines for their alleged "radically revisionist view of American history." ("New U.S. history curriculum sparks education battle of 2014," Oct. 1)...
  • Hong Kong democracy movement feels Beijing's pressure

    Hong Kong democracy movement feels Beijing's pressure
    Hours after mainland Chinese officials announced new rules ensuring that only handpicked candidates could run for Hong Kong’s top leadership position in 2017, local democracy activist Benny Tai Yiu-ting declared a new "era of civil disobedience."...
  • Colorado students walk out to protest proposed curriculum changes

    For the third straight day Wednesday hundreds of high school students walked out of their classrooms in suburban Denver in an act of civil disobedience to protest proposed curriculum changes that would curtail lessons about civil disobedience and other...
  • Bethlehem police horses gear up for civil unrest

    As rows of Bethlehem police officers armed with batons and wearing riot gear marched in unison across a grassy field, two horses with the department's mounted unit trotted behind. Just like the officers in the civil disturbance drill, the horses wore...
  • Raising a black son

    Raising a black son
    With the fatal shooting of Michael Brown and the ensuing unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and the shooting of Ezell Ford here in Los Angeles, I cried remembering the three words that challenged me three years ago. “It’s a boy!” As those...
  • Fast food workers plan civil disobedience in minimum wage fight

    Fast food workers plan civil disobedience in minimum wage fight
    Hundreds of fast food workers plan to strike and protest across the country on Thursday, the latest step in their push for a $15 hourly wage, organizers said Monday. The plans, discussed by organizers on Monday’s U.S. Labor Day holiday, include...
  • Equality Maryland head arrested at immigration reform rally

    Equality Maryland head arrested at immigration reform rally
    Carrie Evans, the executive director of Equality Maryland, was arrested at an immigration reform rally in Washington on Thursday afternoon, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization said. The arrest wasn't surprising, as...
  • A plan to bring a Marine home from Mexico by wreaking havoc at border

    On Saturday, Sept. 20, if Stasyi Barth of Lake Elsinore has her way, border traffic from the Pacific Ocean to Brownsville, Texas, will grind to a halt, blockaded by Americans using their vehicles as barricades. Barth is rallying folks who are mad as...
  • Sectarian strife rises as Iraq election approaches

    Iraq’s worst surge in sectarian violence since 2008, fueled by protracted political disputes, makes the first parliamentary election since the U.S.-led occupation anything but promising.      Over the last year, Islamic militants have targeted...