| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:51 PM
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."...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:42 AM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:19 AM
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...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:19 PM
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!”
| Sep 2, 2014
| 6:09 AM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:31 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:51 PM
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...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
MEXICO CITY — It's only a matter of a couple of pesos. On the other hand, it's a 66% fare increase — and it's got many Mexico City residents hopping mad.
A recent increase in subway fares in Mexico City has touched off a protest movement...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:23 AM
The debate over whether Edward Snowden should receive leniency from the federal government -- revived by a New Year's Day editorial in The New York Times -- tracks the larger debate over Snowden encapsulated in the question: "Hero or traitor?" In other...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:47 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Dreadfully earnest about its politics in the manner of John Sayles at his preachiest, the indie historical thriller "No God, No Master" draws a line from the civil unrest of 1920s anti-immigrant America to today's terror-besotted society that's so...