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Civil Unrest

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  • Colorado students walk out to protest proposed curriculum changes

    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...
  • 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."...
  • Sectarian strife rises as Iraq election approaches

    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...
  • Snowden speaks [Editorial]

    Accused National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was handed a golden opportunity to justify himself Wednesday when he was asked by NBC's Brian Williams whether the American public should view his unauthorized release of thousands of classified U.S....
  • 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...
  • Hong Kong braces for protests as vote fuels pro-democracy movement

    Hong Kong braces for protests as vote fuels pro-democracy movement
    Nearly 800,000 people voted in a nonbinding Hong Kong referendum aimed at agitating for greater democracy, organizers said early Monday, and the semi-autonomous Chinese city was bracing for hundreds of thousands of people to march through the streets...
  • 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

    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...
  • Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race'

    Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race'
    The longer former National Security Agency contract employee Edward Snowden stays holed up in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport while Russian President Vladimir Putin cynically proclaims him a martyr to freedom of speech...