Torture protestors arrested at Cheney home

Torture protestors arrested at Cheney home

Two protesters were arrested at the McLean, Virginia, home of former Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday after 20 demonstrators, some in orange prison jumpsuits, walked onto his property to mark the 13th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison. The protesters from the anti-war group Code Pink walked up to the house before […]

NYC Mayor asks for temporary halt in protests

NYC Mayor asks for temporary halt in protests

As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the killings of two officers. De Blasio called on Monday […]

Police shooting protestors descend on DC Saturday

Police shooting protestors descend on DC Saturday

Protesters plan to converge on the nation’s capital on Saturday to help bring attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. Civil rights organizations plan to hold a national march in Washington with the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two unarmed black men who died in incidents with […]

Black fraternities torn by protests over deaths

Black fraternities torn by protests over deaths

Recent protests against the police killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown have created a conundrum for the nation’s black fraternities and sororities: to remain relevant in the black community they need to be involved, but protect their reputations if demonstrations go awry. The competing pressures were exemplified last weekend when black Greek members and […]

Protests stop train, block California highway

Protests stop train, block California highway

Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train as activists in this ultra-liberal bastion protest grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. Protesters blocked traffic on both sides of Interstate 80 in Berkeley, […]

Another night of violent protests in Berkeley

Another night of violent protests in Berkeley

Raucous demonstrations hit Berkeley’s streets for a second straight night as protesters angered by police killings in Missouri and New York clashed with officers, vandalized businesses and even fought with each other, officials said. Sunday’s protest began peacefully on the University of California, Berkeley, campus but eventually grew rowdy and spilled into Oakland. Activists made […]

Obama plans meeting on Ferguson

Obama plans meeting on Ferguson

President Barack Obama planned to hold meetings Monday on the Ferguson situation, and a few members of the St. Louis Rams football team showed their support for protesters who have been rallying in the streets and at retail stores since a grand jury’s decision a week ago not to indict the white police officer who […]

Protests around the nation over Ferguson decision

Protests around the nation over Ferguson decision

Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Here’s a look at the protests, which are turning their attention to disrupting commerce, and […]

Protests, disruptions return in Ferguson

Protests, disruptions return in Ferguson

Disrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. As Small Business Saturday approached, numerous storefronts in the Ferguson area had their windows covered with plywood with messages […]

Protests dwindle in Ferguson

Protests dwindle in Ferguson

The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine. Scattered demonstrations continued Wednesday, including protesters who rushed into St. Louis City Hall screaming “Shame, […]