How We #ShutDownDC In September, And How We Can Do Something Even Bigger This Spring

By Patrick Young, -

Last September, when young people called for global climate strikes, organizers in DC answered that call in a big way. On September 23rd, 2019 hundreds of people organized into 22 different [...]

Arrests Made During Protests Against Las Vegas Homeless Ordinances

By Staff, -

A new law allowing Las Vegas to designate sidewalk cleaning periods and criminalizing camping in those areas during cleaning time takes effect Sunday, allowing police to arrest anyone sitting, [...]

CLDC Seeks To Assert Climate Necessity Defense In Response To Extinction Rebellion Portland Protest Charges

By Lauren Regan, -

Portland, OR — Yesterday CLDC attorneys, joined by co-counsel and Portland attorney Kenneth Kreuscher, filed a brief in the Multnomah County Circuit Court on behalf of our clients, a group of [...]

Protests Target A ‘Carbon Bomb’ Linking Two Major Pipelines Outside Boston

Phil McKenna, -

WEYMOUTH, Massachusetts — After endless public hearings, drawn-out government appeals and fruitless legal proceedings, a band of community and climate activists was left to this: Sitting in the [...]

Scores Wounded As Security Forces, Protesters Clash In Beirut

By Staff, -

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Cat-and-mouse clashes between Lebanon’s security forces and protesters wounded scores of people on a night of violence that rocked central Beirut on Saturday. Riot police fired [...]

Video: Calling For The Closure Of Guantánamo Outside The White House On The 18th Anniversary Of The Opening Of The Prison

By Andy Worthington, -

Yesterday was the 18th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, and, for the tenth year running, I was in Washington, D.C., calling for its closure. I was there as a [...]

French Unions Battle Macron In Make-Or-Break Pension Protest

By Tangi Salaün and Caroline Pailliez, -

Teargas swirled in Paris where riot police charged at demonstrators who hurled projectiles and lobbed insults in cat-and-mouse skirmishes as darkness fell. Some protesters dressed in black and [...]

US Anti-War Protesters Demonstrate Following US, Iran Strikes In Iraq

By Morgan Artyukhina, -

A day after Iran fired dozens of missiles at US forces in Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of a top Iranian general, US antiwar protesters took to the streets to demand the Trump [...]

Protest Has Helped Define The First Two Decades Of The 21st Century – Here’s What’s Next

By Feyzi Ismail, -

The first two decades of the 21st century saw the return of mass movements to streets around the world. Partly a product of sinking confidence in mainstream politics, mass mobilisation has had a [...]

Coal Train Protesters Target One Of New England’s Last Big Coal Power Plants

By Phil McKenna, -

Climate activists halted a coal train bound for one of New England's last large coal-fired power plants by building a barricade on the tracks and sitting on it for about eight hours this week. [...]

Millions Pack Tehran Streets To Pay Homage To Gen. Soleimani

By Staff, -

A huge sea of mourners, streaming from all the adjoining streets in freezing temperatures, descended on the iconic Engelab Square in central Tehran Monday morning before rallying to Azadi [...]

Eight Days Of Protest Force Reversal Of Cyanide Law In Argentina

By Mercedes Araujo, Translated by Liz Mason-Deese.  -

For over a week, residents of the Argentine province of Mendoza mobilized, in marches, candlelight vigils, and enormous protests against the provincial government’s decision to overturn Law 7722, [...]

Thousands Of Chileans Receive The New Year With Protests

By Staff, -

On the day, protesters made an altar to honor Mauricio Fredes, who died Friday after falling into a water pit when he escaped the repression unleashed by police. Thousands of Chileans returned to [...]

Why We Persist: Activists Have Protested US Drone Base For Over A Decade

By Ed Kinane, -

“All human beings possess the basic right under international law to engage in non-violent civil resistance activities for the purpose of preventing, impeding, or terminating the ongoing [...]

Citizenship Law Protests Shut Down India’s Capital

By Saikat Datta, -

India’s national capital, New Delhi, faced a lockdown unprecedented in history on Thursday as protests over the religion-based Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) broke out across the country. The [...]