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Colin Kaepernick Speaks Truth to Power, Refers to Police Killings of People of Color as 'Lawful Lynchings'

Colin Kaepernick (you may have heard of him) recently received the 2018 Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amensty International. The ceremony was …

Race & Ethnicity

No one would go with her, so a 7-year-old girl walked out of class to protest guns alone

First-grader Havana Chapman-Edwards was the only student from Fort Hunt Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia to partake in the National School …

Guns

SD County Students to Walk Out for 2nd Gun Violence Protest

Students with banners and signs that read "never again" made their way out of class and through the streets of San Diego County Friday for a second …

Education

U.S. students walk out again to protest gun violence

LITTLETON, Colo. (Reuters) - Demanding an end to gun violence and tougher restrictions on firearm sales, thousands of students again walked out of classes across the United States on Friday in hopes of putting pressure on politicians ahead of November's midterm elections.<p>Timed to coincide with the …

Gun Control

David Hogg was asked how to overcome right-wing ‘bullies’ – here’s his surprising response

Gun control advocate and Parkland massacre survivor David Hogg says in a new video that he overcomes his right-wing critics by telling them he loves them.<p>In a glowing review of the history of Hogg’s recent gun control advocacy, Vox published a video interview with the high school student where he …

Gun Control

Russia Accidentally Sabotages Its Internet

It’s the latest Kremlin attempt to clamp down on Russians’ online activity. And it blocked almost 16 million IP addresses belonging to Amazon and …

Privacy

Under Louisiana Bill, Peaceful Protesters Could Face 20 Years in Prison

Under a proposed Louisiana law, peaceful protests like 350.org's "Draw the Line on Tar Sands and the Keystone XL pipeline," in the French Quarter in …

Oil & Gas Industry

Ninth-grader turns the tables on a bully who tried to shame her as a ‘disgusting slut’

A ninth-grader turned the tables on a bully by printing his hateful taunt on a T-shirt and wearing it to school. Kailey Kukkola said teachers and …

British Columbia

Outrage as California prof calls Barbara Bush 'amazing racist' and says she's happy 'witch is dead'

A university professor in California has sparked a social media uproar after calling former first lady Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal,” and saying she’s “happy the witch is dead.”<p>Randa Jarrar, an author and professor in the English department at California State …

Social Media

Calls grow to boycott Starbucks after bogus arrest of Philadelphia black men

Calls Grow to Boycott Starbucks Calls are growing for a boycott of the Starbucks coffee shop chain after police were filmed arresting two black men …

Black Culture

Teachers Win Again in Oklahoma as Strike Ends

After a nine-day walkout, the Oklahoma Education Association announced Thursday that public school teachers will return to their classrooms after …

Education

Teachers wary of Arizona governor's pay boost plan

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers said Friday they were deeply skeptical of the Republican governor's promise to sharply increase pay, wondering where the money will come from while pointing to ongoing concerns about overall education funding.<p>Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday unveiled a plan to boost pay 9 …

Education

What Palestinians can teach us about popular resistance

The people of Gaza rose up not because of Palestinian political factions, but despite them.<p>The ongoing popular mobilisation on the Gaza border is a reminder of previous historical events where the Palestinian people rose in unison to challenge oppression and demand freedom.<p>Palestinian popular …

Israel

'Momentum is on our side,' Oklahoma teachers union leader declares

Oklahoma teachers carried their walkout over school funding and higher pay into a ninth day on Tuesday as a union leader declared that educators had …

Unions

How the Gun Control Debate Has Changed Since Parkland

Parkland students lead an inclusive, multiracial movement. States are taking action. Will the federal government?They demanded government action on …

Guns

A ‘Double Standard’: Black Parkland, Fla., Students Speak Out on Black Lives Matter Message Being Shut Down by School Days Before Shooting

Just one week before a mass shooting would launch their school into the national spotlight, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School put on a …

Black Students

Still dissatisfied, Slovak protesters keep up pressure over corruption

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Protests in Slovakia over the murder of a journalist have led to the prime minister's resignation and a cabinet reshuffle. Still not satisfied, the demonstrators now want the police chief out and a crackdown on corruption.<p>Nearly 50,000 people marched through the capital …

Europe

Trump drives surge in protests, activism

<b>"Rallying nation:</b> In reaction to Trump, millions of Americans are joining protests and getting political," by WashPost's Mary Jordan and Scott …

Protest

Arizona Teachers Strike Is the Answer to Years of Tax Cuts and Neglect of Education

Click here for reuse options! Red-state teachers are fighting back against decades of GOP neglect.Arizona teachers are considering a strike, …

Education

Sinclair Journalists Are Striking Back at Their Corporate Overlords

As the issue of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s “must-run” segments has ballooned into a national controversy, journalists across the company’s sprawling …

Journalism

Students join Oklahoma teachers in protest to demand better school funding

Students joined teachers in Oklahoma City Wednesday for a third day of protests demanding that state lawmakers increase funding for public schools …

Education

WATCH: Faculty meeting erupts in chaos after students confront Confederate-loving professor funded by the Koch brothers

After activists outed Florida Atlantic University professor Marshall DeRosa for having written articles in defense of the Confederacy, being funded …

Rights & Freedoms

Red State Rebellion: Inside the Oklahoma Teacher Walkout

Kent Scott, a teacher from Tecumseh, Oklahoma, holds a protest sign at the state capitol on April 2, 2018, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Thousands of …

Education

This local affiliate station rebelled against Sinclair Broadcasting -- and their viewers loved it

At least one Sinclair station refused to air the Trumpian propaganda spot featuring news anchors pledging to fight “fake news.”<p>Madison, Wisconsin’s …

Fake News

Teacher Strikes Shut Down Schools Across Oklahoma and Kentucky

West Virginia's educators have kicked off a red-state rebellion.The red-state teachers rebellion that started in West Virginia continues to grow, …

Income Tax

Students at Florida high school held walk out to educate others on the Second Amendment

About 75 students briefly walked out of their classes Friday at Rockledge High School in Brevard County, Florida, to demonstrate their support for the Second Amendment, Florida Today reported.<p>What happened?<p>Students walked along the school track and carried the American flag and signs that stated, …

High School

Parkland shooting survivors have mastered a new strategy to steer political discourse — and it's shaping countless aspects of Americans' lives

Andrew Harnik/AP<p><b>Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg's campaign against Laura Ingraham epitomizes a new kind of boycott.</b>• <b><br>Within 24 hours of Hogg's call for a boycott of Ingraham's advertisers, a number of companies announced plans to pull their commercials from the Fox News program.</b>• <b><br>American</b> …

Social Media

WATCH: Parkland students react in the best possible way to news the NRA is sending Ted Nugent after them

A panel made up of three student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School reacted appropriately when <i>AM Joy</i> host Joy Reid informed them …

Guns

'It's Our Time and We Know What to Do': Activists Plan Next Steps After March For Our Lives

Click here for reuse options! First, they marched. Now, they vote.Joaquin Oliver loved basketball. So much so, family friend Carol L. Chenkin told …

Gun Control