More Protests To Begin In Response To The Memphis Police Video Release
In response to the release of the bodycam video, protests over Tyre Nichols' death, which occurred at the age of 29, have continued, and law enforcement in New York, New Jersey, and other parts of the country are preparing for a second day of intense public activity on Saturday.
More demonstrations today following the publication of a video revealing Tyre Nichols' fatal police beating.
Protests began to gather Friday night, with people marching to the streets in many towns and holding placards containing Nichols' name. Protests and marches were scheduled for Saturday in Memphis, Boston, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, Athens, Georgia, and Columbus, Ohio, among other places.
The Veterans for Peace Anti-Nuclear Protest Vessel ‘Golden Rule’ Visits Florida.
The Golden Rule is a storied sailboat with a long history of antiwar protesting. It is a 39-ft Angelman-Davies gaff-rigged ketch and little sister to the Sea Witch design. First launched in in 1958 from California to Hawaii, it was sailed by Quakers toward the Marshall Islands to try to stop nuclear bomb tests.
Mother of activist killed by law enforcement at Atlanta police training site feels enraged and helpless.
( CNN ) - Protests erupted in Atlanta on Saturday after the death of an activist shot by police earlier this week. The activist's mother said she feels outraged and helpless.
President of Peru calls for dialogue as widespread demonstrations leave more than 30 people hurt.
( CNN ) - After skirmishes between protestors and police during widespread rallies resulted in one death and 30 injuries, Peruvian President Dina Boluarte has appealed for dialogue. "Once again, I urge conversation and urge those political leaders to cool down.
Tens of thousands of police officers have been sent to Peru's capital as protests continue to spread.
( CNN ) - Hundreds of demonstrators marched into the downtown center of the Peruvian capital Lima on Thursday, drawing the attention of thousands of police officers. Meanwhile, in the southern city of Arequipa, violent skirmishes broke out.
Measures to give police more leeway to suppress demonstrations that cause disruptions
Under the proposed new legislation, police may be given the authority to end demonstrations before they create a significant disturbance. Authorities would be better able to crack down on "a disruptive minority" if the recommendations put out by Downing Street were implemented. According to the reforms, police will have more leeway and clarity on when they may interfere. However, the human rights organization Liberty said the measures would chill their ability to demonstrate.
Most Black Americans say protests are necessary for progress in racial equality
With the rising of the protests stemming from George Floyd’s murder in 2020, race equality became a major talking point in recent years. YouGov America performed a survey on 1,500 U.S. adults this month in which they gathered American’s feelings on statements regarding protest’s effects on racial progress.
Dollar General, Family Dollar, and Dollar Tree Employees Stage Walk-Outs For Safer Workplaces. More are Expected.
The street protestors demand an end to unsafe work environments, often ridden with crime and overcrowded shopping aisles. This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets:BizNewOrleans.com and Google.com.
Dollar stores profiting billions, fined millions on employee safety violations, workers protest for better pay & safety
Protesters in New Orleans, Louisiana demanded that Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, and Dollar General resolve safety issues and staffing shortages at their stores (source). **This article is based on information sources from news websites.**
Impact of protests in China to be focus of online panel discussion hosted by Chicago publisher on December 20
Photo by(Alejandro Luengo/Unsplash) The consequences of the recent wave of protests in China will be the subject of an online panel discussion sponsored by Chicago publisher Haymarket Books on December 20 at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Uprising In China: The Roots, Nature, and Trajectory of the Resistance will be streamed on the Haymarket Books YouTube channel.
No War in Ukraine Protestors at Union Square, NYC
In this video, JamesandKarla showcase "No War in Ukraine" protestors at Union Square in New York City.
Opinion: Freedom of Speech or Gun Rights: Which is more important?
Let's be clear: Gun rights activists are killing the freedom of speech. Our land of the free is under threat!Photo byPhoto by Volodymyr Hryshchenko on Unsplash. It is often said that America is the land of the free. This phrase is most commonly associated with our country's freedom of speech. But what happens when this right is exercised in a way that some people find offensive?
Iran’s Soccer Team Does Not Sing National Anthem, Showing Solidarity With Protestors In Iran
Ehsan Hajsafi, Captain of the Iranian team at the World CupPhoto byЕкатерина Лаут at Wikimedia CommonsIn their game versus England today, the national team of Iran did not sing their national anthem before the start of the World Cup match. The silence was apparently in support of the Iranians who have been engaged in protests against their regime for the past two months following the death of Mahsa Amini. This contrasts with previous appearances by the Iranian team, who enthusiastically sung along with the Iranian national anthem at the previous World Cup in 2018. The silence of the players was not shown by state TV in Iran.
Protestors Set On Fire Home Of The Founder Of The Islamic Republic Of Iran
Portrait of Ruhollah Khomeini, the first Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1979 to 1989Unknown author on Wikimedia Commons. According to images posted on social media, which have been verified by AFP, the home of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the current Islamic Republic of Iran, has been set on fire by protesters. The Ayatollah was deeply critical of the US-backed shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi to the point he went into exile in France following his opposition to the Western-backed regime. Eventually he would return to the country in 1979 in order to lead the Islamic revolution, which has led to the current conservative government over the country. Even though Ayatollah Khomeini passed away in 1989, he remains a venerated figure in Iran, to the point there is a state holiday in June every year to mark his passing.
Iran Leadership Votes Overwhelmingly To Execute Thousands Of Protestors in Brutal Crackdown
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei of IranKhamenei.ir via Wikimedia Commons. The death of Mahsa Amini on September 16th as a result of a severe beating following her arrest by Iran’s morality police due to her having worn an improper hijab during her visit to Tehran has over the past two months wracked Iran with unprecedented levels of protests and civil unrest. Notable acts have been the burning of their hijabs by women protestors, as well as cutting their hair in defiance of Iran's laws set in place by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Opinion: The role of social media in amplifying or containing protests
Social media is being used as a way to organize protests, but it is also being used as a tool of oppression. Social media has had a varied role in protests, both amplifying and containing them depending on the specific case.Image by Edy Zoo.
Haiti Requests Assistance From International Armed Forces Due to Gangs and Protests
Rescuers in Port-au-Prince, HaitiDavid Mark from PixabayIn the wake of hardship imposed by dwindling supplies of fuel, water, and basic goods due to widespread protests and the actions of gangs, the government of Haiti has reached out to the international community seeking assistance in restoring security to their country. It is the hope of Prime Minister Ariel Henry and other officials of the Haiti government that such an intervention might help alleviate the crisis plaguing their country before they can get any worse.
Wednesday in Portland: Woman accused of killing boyfriend 2 months ago remains at large
(Nathan Howard/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Wednesday, Oct. 5 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Woman accused of killing boyfriend in Portland 2 months ago remains at large.
As Death Toll Rises, Iran Blames US And Israel For Protests
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of IranKhamenei.ir via Wikimedia Commons. Protests have continued to spread in Iran in the weeks since the death of Mahsa Amini. The passing of the young Kurdish woman who had fallen into a coma after being detained by the Morality Police for supposedly breaking the strict law that has required all women cover their hair with a hijab or headscarf has led to much anger in Iranian society. In response, the regime has acted to crack down on protests and criticisms of the regime, which has led to a death toll surpassing 130, hundreds more injured, and more than 1500 arrested by the regime. Despite the regime sanctioned violence and repression, significant numbers of the people of Iran continue to voice their discontent with the mandatory hijab law that has existed since 1979, the Morality Police as a whole, and the regime itself for the death of Mahsa Amini.