Archives for the ‘Nation & World’ Category

Political Prisoners Chelsea Manning and Oscar López Rivera to be Released

May 6th, 2017 • Category: Featured, Nation & World

In his final days in office this January, former President Barack Obama set the ground for two important political prisoners to be released this month.



Is the Electoral College the Best System to Elect Our President?

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

As votes were tallied in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump was declared the winner, but he earned fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. How is that possible?



Town’s Destruction Creates First “Climate Refugees” in U.S.

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

Only about 60 people remain in Isle de Jean Charles, a southern Louisiana town. Activists have coined those who left America’s first “climate refugees,” but they are not officially recognized that way.



Trump Comes to Power: Protesters Chant “Not My President”

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Lead Story, Nation & World

On November 8, 2016, the United States elected Donald Trump as its next president. Beginning the day after the election, protests against Trump’s victory sprung up across the country.



Striking Behind Bars

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

Starting September 9, 2016, thousands of prisoners in over 24 states staged a labor strike demanding better living conditions and healthcare, the right to unionize and an end to what one organizing group call “slavery in America.”



In the Street for Abortion Rights

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

On “Black Monday,” October 3, 2016, tens of thousands of women in Poland wore black and participated in a protest against a strict abortion ban.



Taking a Stand Against Homophobia

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

In September, a 12-year-old boy in Celaya, Mexico, stopped an anti-gay protest in its tracks.



Largest Strike in World History?

Dec 2nd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

On September 2, 2016, one hundred eighty million workers in India went on strike – one of the largest strikes in the history of the world.



FBI Tries to Take Bite Out of Apple

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

The U.S. Senate is writing a bill that could force technology companies to hack encrypted devices in response to a court order.



“Without Disruption There Is No Progress”: Activists Shape Conversations on the Campaign Trail

Jun 3rd, 2016 • Category: Nation & World

Activists of color have been getting involved in many ways during this year’s presidential campaign, from interrupting rallies to hosting voter registration drives.