The Poor Peoples campaign kicked off 40 days of nonviolent protest on Monday, reviving Kings anti-poverty efforts and demanding action Hundreds of low-wage workers, faith leaders, civil rights organizers and liberal activists were arrested in demonstrations in Washington and in cities across the US on Monday as they resumed the work Martin Luther King left unfinished. Fifty years after King… Continue reading "Hundreds arrested as activists pick up where Martin Luther King left off"
Singer and civil rights activist, 90, holds Pittsburgh audience spellbound with tales of his life and denunciation of Trump as a national mistake civil rights activist warned the crowd at Carnegie Music Hall on Friday night that this was probably his last public appearance. It lasted nearly two hours. Despite appearing disoriented a stroke a few years ago took away… Continue reading "Harry Belafonte tells crowd at likely last public appearance: ‘We shall overcome’"
Officers in riot gear made arrests and cleared streets of demonstrators on Sunday, then gathered alongside a city boulevard chanting whose street, our street Police officers in riot gear gathered alongside a St Louis boulevard late on Sunday night, chanting whose street, our street, a common refrain used by those protesting against the statement, Sgt Heather King, president of the… Continue reading "Police officers in St Louis chant after breaking up protests"
A year after Vietnams worst environmental disaster, lives remain ruined while the government cracks down on protesters seeking compensation We used to eat the meat of the pig, but now all we have to eat is the skin the Vietnamese saying neatly encapsulates the predicament facing the countrys fishermen, says Nguyen Viet Thieu. Before the marine disaster happened, I could… Continue reading "‘We are jobless because of fish poisoning’: Vietnamese fishermen battle for justice"
Far-right and anti-fascist groups face off with each other and law enforcement, a little over a week after two men died in a racially charged stabbing A much-anticipated alt-right rally in Portland, Oregon has ended in police using stun grenades and tear gas against the most militant segment of a counter-protest. At 3.30pm, police began pushing antifascist or antifa activists… Continue reading "‘Alt-right’ Portland rally sees skirmishes with counter-protesters"