Vox Populi

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Kevin A. Young: History Shows That Sustained Disruptive Protests Work

Electoral campaigns require a majority of voters. Non-electoral strategies do not.

July 29, 2020 · 4 Comments

Andrew Selsky, Gillian Flaccus: Oregon Officials Decry Federal Agents after Protest Clashes

Militarized federal agents deployed by the president to Portland, Oregon, fired tear gas against protesters again overnight as the city’s mayor demanded that the agents be removed and as the state’s attorney general vowed to seek a restraining order against them.

July 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Deesha Philyaw: I Am Not My Ancestors

‘Just don’t try and make a world out of a man, especially a man who’ll still be a boy when you a full-grown woman.’

July 19, 2020 · 8 Comments

Lornet Turnbull: 7 Ways Protestors Showed Up for Black Lives

Amid the outpouring of outrage over George Floyd’s death are glimpses of solidarity and hope.

June 6, 2020 · 1 Comment

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II: May the Screams and Tears and Protests Shake the Very Conscience of This Nation

If we want to reach a better place on the other side of this, we must refuse to be comforted too quickly.

June 1, 2020 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: Notes from a Poem Rewritten while Listening to Prince

The first protest I ever attended was on a beautiful spring day and I was asked to leave. because I wasn’t animated enough for a spring day or for a … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nadia Prupis: Dozens Arrested as Protest Grows against Canadian Tar Sands Facility

Standing on side of campaigners, local mayor vows to wage ‘war’ against fossil fuel giant and federal government to defend community. Ongoing protests in British Columbia to stop a tar … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

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