‘The Case Is Finally Over’: Charges Dropped Against All Remaining J20 Defendants

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

"If you did not take a plea, your charges cannot come back," said one former defendant. "Which shows the strength of collective defense." Charges against the remaining J20 protesters with no plea [...]

How Energy Companies And Allies Are Turning The Law Against Protesters

By Nicholas Kusnetz, Insideclimatenews.org -

The activists were ready for a fight. An oil pipeline was slated to cross tribal lands in eastern Oklahoma, and Native American leaders would resist. The Sierra Club and Black Lives Matter [...]

Prosecutors Invoke Union Membership To Criminalize Inauguration Day Protesters

By Elizabeth King and Siobhan O'Leary, Shadowproof.com -

In prosecutions against Inauguration Day protesters, the government contends some of the defendants’ union memberships qualify as evidence of a conspiracy to commit a crime. Hundreds of thousands [...]

J20 Trials Pushed Back, As After Nearly A Year And A Half Prosecutors Claim They Need More Time

By Chip Gibbons, Rightsanddissent.org -

For nearly a year and half the US Attorney’s Office has sought to put protesters arrested during the Inauguration in prison for decades. In spite of the massive amount of time and resources they [...]

DA Drops Charges Against Remaining Confederate Statue Protesters

By Virginia Bridges and Joe Johnson, Heraldsun.com -

District Attorney Roger Echols announced Tuesday afternoon that he is dropping the charges against the five remaining people accused of destroying a Confederate statue in downtown Durham last [...]

As Trial Begins, Trump Protest Attendees Face 60 Years In Prison

By Chris Steele, truth-out.org -

By Chris Steele for Truthout - A combined total of 12,000 years in prison is what close to 200 protestors, journalists and legal observers are facing from attending a protest at the January 20 [...]

Jerry Brown Lashes Out At COP23 Climate Protesters

By Kate Aronoff, inthesetimes.com -

By Kate Aronoff for In These Times - BONN, GERMANY—California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is set to have a big week here in Bonn at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 23rd Conference of the [...]

New Book Explores How Protesters—And Governments—Use Internet Tactics

By Wendy Grossman, www.arstechnica.com -

By Wendy Grossman for ARS Technica - In February 2003, the largest demonstration in Britain's history saw two million people march across London to protest the approaching Iraq War. Dozens of [...]

House Approves Bill To Address Perceived Threat Of Paid Protesters

By Matt Trotter, www.publicradiotulsa.org -

By Matt Trotter for Public Radio Tulsa - Citing costs faced by North Dakota in the wake of Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the Oklahoma House passed a bill creating liability for anyone who [...]

How The Government Is Turning Emerging Activists Into Felons

By Natasha Lennard, www.esquire.com -

By Natasha Lennard for Esquire - Alsip only knew one other person at the protest march that day. The political science graduate student from the University of Chicago had met her partner in [...]

Arizona GOP Kills Bill That Would’ve Treated Protesters Like Terrorists

By Brian Grenoble, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Brian Grenoble for The Huffington Post - “People need to know we are not about limiting people’s rights,” Arizona House Speaker J.D. Mesnard said. An Arizona bill that would have let the state [...]

Are Police Searching Inauguration Protesters’ Phones?

By George Joseph, www.citylab.com -

By George Joseph for City Lab - A lawyer for several protesters arrested in inauguration protests on Friday claims that police appear to be mining information from mobile phones taken after they [...]

North Dakota Governor Orders Pipeline Protesters Expelled

By Terray Sylvester, www.reuters.com -

By Terray Sylvester for Reuters - North Dakota's governor ordered the expulsion of thousands of Native American and environmental activists camped on federal property near an oil pipeline project [...]

Trump Interrupted By Protesters 14 Times

By Christina Wilkie, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Christina Wilkie for The Huffington Post - Protesters disrupted Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s speech at the Detroit Economic Club 14 times on Monday, a startling number, even [...]

New York’s Newest Protesters Are Right: It’s Time To Defund Police

By Steven W Thrasher, www.theguardian.com -

By Steven W Thrasher for The Guardian - My professor friend AJ and I led a walking tour of college students earlier this week about protest and policing in New York City. Between our stop at One [...]

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