by Walter G. Moss
Youth activism like the kind currently being globally displayed also encourages us, but it also reminds us how tough the struggle ahead will be.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Soviet experiences from decades past offer examples for what Beijing may do to quell protests in the city.
SOURCE: Washington Post
They attacked a draft board office to protest the Vietnam War. Fifty years later, the fallout continues.
The three young men, dubbed the Silver Spring Three, poured blood on draft cards in suburban Maryland.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Mr. Salter — as he was known throughout his career as an activist and academic — died Jan. 7 at his home in Pocatello, Idaho, at age 84.
SOURCE: Nursing Clio
by Nancy C. Unger
Here are some examples.
SOURCE: The Los Angeles Times
by Jonathan Zimmerman
Last November, only 58% of eligible Americans voted.
SOURCE: The Nation
by Ari Berman
Tens of thousands of activists marched from Shaw to the North Carolina State Capitol, where they held an exuberant rally protesting the right-wing policies of the North Carolina government.
SOURCE: Pueblo Chieftan
Dozens of Colorado State University-Pueblo faculty and supporters protested a proposal to cut up to 50 positions.
by Juan Cole
Originally posted on Informed Comment.
SOURCE: Toronto Sun
A Femen activist protested in Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral on Wednesday, one day after far-right historian Dominique Venner committed suicide inside. Venner shot himself at the altar in front of around 1,500 visitors.Venner condemned both same-sex marriage and Islamist influence in France in writings before his death.The now infamous topless protesters released the following statement along with photographs:"Just right now FEMEN's angel of Death held a mono-protest on the altar of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in the same place of yesterday's suicide of fascist activist....
SOURCE: Charlotte Observer
William Chafe is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History, emeritus, at Duke University and the former dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Jacquelyn Dowd Hall is the Julia Cherry Spruill Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill.This week, we were arrested at the General Assembly. We chose the path of civil disobedience – along with 29 others – as a means of calling attention to the headlong assault on our state’s history by the governor and the state legislature.We are not radicals. Each of us has been president of the Organization of American Historians, the leading professional organization of all American historians. We cherish the history we have spent our lives studying. Yet now we see a new generation in Raleigh threatening to destroy the very history we have spent our lives celebrating....
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