Browsing the "protest" Tag

What Happened to Occupy?

February 7th, 2012 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

When the NYPD cleared Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street protestors back in November, the Occupy movement seemed to have reached a

Anonymous Internet War?

January 23rd, 2012 | by Elton Li

Last week, the federal government shut down the file-sharing website MegaUpload. During this shut down, they arrested several high-ranking executives

Political Exploitation

December 6th, 2011 | by Rachel Blumenstein

As primaries approach to select the Republican candidate that will run against President Obama in 2012, many key players vying

What Does It Mean to Occupy?

October 26th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

Occupations generally aren’t popular among the folks being occupied, and in general it seems better to avoid occupying someplace when you can. So why did the protestors choose this negatively charged word to name themselves

What Comes Next?

October 20th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

Monday marked the one-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street: for over four weeks, a fluctuating but solid number of protestors have camped

Occupy What?

October 19th, 2011 | by Leslie Horwitz

“CORPORATIONS are people…when Texas EXECUTES ONE!" Incoherent, wide-ranging, and provocative, this slogan painted in red at “Occupy Wall Street” pretty much says it all. To analyze this sign, one would find it paradoxical.

Occupy Wall Street is Coming to a Town Near You

October 7th, 2011 | by Mike Guisinger

From Moscow to Grand Rapids, cities have begun organizing their own “occupy” demonstrations. There are now over 720 planned or ongoing protests. There’s also an Occupy Detroit event on October 21st, where hundreds, maybe thousands, are expected to occupy Detroit’s Michigan Central Station. Oh, and there was also one in Ann Arbor last night, right on the Diag

Anti-Abortion on Campus

October 5th, 2011 | by Naomi Scheinerman

The anti-abortion demonstration on the Diag these past two days has received a great deal of attention and caused quite a buzz on campus...The graphic and obscene display has provoked varying emotions from disgust to anger, from sadness to humility. I want to take the time to work out some of the thoughts I have both heard as well as hold myself.

Angry College Students

September 21st, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

I’ve been looking over the Big Picture blog’s recent set of photos of the student protests in Chile. As I’ve come to expect from the Big Picture, it’s a stunning ensemble: Lane Turner, who runs the blog, offers a concise, informative summary paragraph on the topic portrayed and then doles out 20 or 30 clear and striking photos

Looking in The Mirror

April 4th, 2011 | by Matt Friedrichs

Two weeks before yesterday, Pastor Terry Jones set fire to a copy of the religious text of Islam, the Qur’an. While I do not agree with any of the pastor’s actions or motives, I am also somewhat shocked by the reaction of Afghan civilians who have orchestrated a wave of protests, violent at times, in a response not aimed simply at the Pastor Jones, but to all of the United States

What Happens Next in Wisconsin?

March 10th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

Yesterday Wisconsin’s Republican state Senators sidestepped their Democratic colleagues’ boycott, making use of procedural maneuvers to pass legislation that takes a

This Isn’t About The Budget

February 24th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

Once again, the real pundits of the world have beaten me to the punch and made their points better than

Krugman Does Wisconsin

February 21st, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

I was going to write something today about the broader issues at stake in Wisconsin, but Paul Krugman beat me

More on Wisconsin

February 18th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

My colleague Mike Guisinger had a great post earlier today on recent labor protests, including the one in Wisconsin.  I

The Strength of Sit-Ins

February 18th, 2011 | by Mike Guisinger

I love sit-ins. Why do I love sit-ins? Because they’re peaceful, bold and more often than not, effective. Sit-ins have

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