Tag Archives: Civil disobedience

15Jan/17
Collective punishment, Boycott, Civil disobedience, Community organizing, Academy Awards, Boycotts of Israel, Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Oscars, Los Angeles

Anti-Trump protests kick off with Washington civil rights march

A week of protests ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president kicks off with a civil rights march in Washington by activists angry over the Republican’s comments on minority groups including Muslims and Mexicans. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

29Nov/16

White House weighs in on Trump’s flag-burning tweet

White House Spokesman Josh Earnest takes issue with a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump that said burning the U.S. flag should be punishable as a crime.

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 29, 2016) (WHITEHOUSE.GOV) – White House Spokesman Josh Earnest weighed in on Tuesday (November 29) on a tweet made earlier in the day by President-elect Donald Trump which read that the burning of the American flag should be punishable as a crime.

“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.

Earnest said that while he and many other Americans might find the burning of the flag “offensive”, the country also had a “responsibility” to “carefully protect” constitutional rights like freedom of speech.

The Supreme Court ruled in 1989 that flag burning is protected speech under the Constitution’s First Amendment.

10Feb/16

Sanders courts U.S. black vote after coasting to New Hampshire win

U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders meets with civil rights activist Al Sharpton in Harlem.
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26Jan/16
Collective punishment, Boycott, Civil disobedience, Community organizing, Academy Awards, Boycotts of Israel, Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Oscars, Los Angeles

African-Americans told to tune out Oscars

Los Angeles activists urge viewers to boycott Oscars by tuning out until Academy implements change.
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29Nov/15

Biggest day ever of climate action, scuffles in Paris

Some 2,000 climate change events take place in cities across the globe on the eve of the Paris climate talks, making this the biggest ever day of climate action in history. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading

19Oct/15

Netanyahu, Hamas turn up rhetoric over violence

(NVO) – Hamas hailed on Monday (October 19) the recent spate of violence and called on Palestinians to push ahead with the Intifada, or uprising, while Israel called on the country to respect the rule of law.
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02Jul/15

Protest against racism in NY sets American flag on fire

“Disarm NYPD” anti-racism group assembles in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park, setting fire to an American flag they say symbolizes “white supremacy.”
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09May/15

London protesters scuffle with police at anti-Cameron rally

Protesters throw bottles and smoke bombs at riot police in central London in a demonstration against the re-election of Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron.

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