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hacking as civil disobedience: a dichotomy for americans


although it's fueled by a cultivated institutional distrust, it is illegal. this is true even though the definition of data as property is tangled.






why am i facing 75 years in prison?


by threatening anti-trump protesters with decades in prison, the state is attempting to criminalise civil disobedience.






liberals should stop pretending their protest culture doesn’t hurt people


liberal protesters (even violent ones) often ostentatiously advertise their own kindness and love—no matter who their civil disobedience hurts.






meet the disabled activists from denver who changed a nation


the wheelchair accessible bus that carried a protester away from sen. cory gardner's office last week exists because of a similarly dramatic civil disobedience action held by the same group nearly 40 years ago.






americans’ right to protest is in grave danger, united nations warns


the right to protest is fundamental to american democracy. the country was born, after all, out of decades of civil disobedience by people angry about taxation without representation. (in washington, fwiw, we are still angry.)






memo to uc berkeley protesters: violence doesn't help your cause


to the editor: protesters engaging in destruction fail gandhi’s well-proven lesson: nonviolent civil disobedience plainly reveals brutality of the opposition or authorities and legitimately garners public support for the principled protesters. for example, the images of carnage on selma’s edmund...






henry david thoreau's desk heads to ny for exhibit


the simple desk on which henry david thoreau wrote "walden" and "civil disobedience" has left concord, massachusetts, for the first time.






thousands rally to back palestinian prisoners' hunger strike


several thousand palestinians rallied in a west bank square on wednesday in solidarity with hundreds of hunger-striking palestinian prisoners held by israel. speakers called for a new campaign of civil disobedience against israeli rule.






'donald trump's civil war' by ken burns


"i mean, had andrew jackson been a little later, you wouldn't have had the civil war. he was a very tough person, but he had a big heart. he was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the civil war, he said, 'there's no reason for this.' people don't realize, you know, the civil...






albania premier warns opposition not to disrupt local polls


tirana, albania (ap) — albania’s prime minister said friday that the ruling socialist party had withdrawn its candidate from the mayoral voting in a western town, apparently fearing a confrontation with opposition supporters who are planning a national protest there on the same day. the main opposition democratic party has threatened “civil disobedience,” starting with […]






actor james cromwell to report to jail for plant protest


wawayanda, n.y. (ap) — oscar-nominated actor james cromwell is heading to jail in new york for blocking traffic to protest a power plant. a town judge sentenced the 77-year-old cromwell and two fellow protesters to a week in the orange county jail for civil disobedience at the construction site of a 650-megawatt natural gas-fired power […]






henry david thoreau’s desk heads to ny for exhibit


concord, mass. (ap) — the simple desk on which henry david thoreau wrote “walden” and “civil disobedience” has left concord, massachusetts, for the first time. the green wooden desk and 18 other thoreau artifacts have been loaned by the concord museum to new york’s morgan library & museum for a new exhibit about the 19th […]






us postal service issuing new thoreau stamp at walden pond


concord, mass. (ap) — the u.s. postal service is dedicating its new henry david thoreau postage stamp at a ceremony at walden pond, where the 19th century american philosopher and naturalist spent two years in solitude and reflection. writer of “walden” and “civil disobedience,” thoreau is being honored on the bicentennial year of his birth […]






no quiet desperation at thoreau’s 200th birthday observance


concord, mass. (ap) — the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. the rest are observing the 200th birthday of henry david thoreau, the author who penned that line. the u.s. postal service is marking the occasion wednesday with a new postage stamp honoring the “walden” and “civil disobedience” writer, philosopher and naturalist. thoreau […]






hoop dreams: karen civil & adidas host inaugural live civil basketball camp


some kids in new jersey got to be like mike, thanks to karen civil's latest initiative.






thanks, mr. trump, for reminding us of lessons from the civil war


let's not condemn donald trump for suggesting that people ask, "why was there the civil war?" it's a relevant question, perhaps now more than ever. in the 152 years since the end of the bloody conflict that pitted the north against the south, the most important issue in the civil war remains unresolved....






trump makes puzzling claim about andrew jackson, civil war


the u.s. president had a historical question: why did america's civil war happen? "why could that one not have been worked out?" remarks by donald trump, aired monday, showed presidential uncertainty about the origin and necessity of the civil war, a defining event in u.s. history with slavery...






unlikely allies fight fees threatening civil rights march


black people who celebrate the civil rights movement and white people who commemorate the civil war are suddenly finding themselves fighting on the same side in historic selma, alabama: against city hall.






trump’s logic could apply well beyond civil war


president donald trump’s “what if” about the idea of president andrew jackson preventing the civil war is an amazingly impressive insight into american history. imagine what would’ve happened if only there had been efforts to deal with slavery and avoid civil war between 1776 and 1865. “ i mean had ...






trump’s civil rights division will be headed by staffer who railed against civil


the trump administration has quietly appointed a heritage foundation staffer who has railed against civil rights protections for transgender patients as director of the federal agency charged with protecting the civil rights of all patients. though the administration did not issue a formal announcem...






witness to slavery, war and civil rights opens in florida


calling it a reflection of the "larger american experience," a home that has been witness to slavery, the civil war and the civil rights era has been opened to the public in tallahassee.






the grove, a witness to slavery, war and civil rights opens


calling it a reflection of the "larger american experience," a home that has been witness to slavery, the civil war and the civil rights era has been opened to the public in tallahassee.






trump’s civil rights division will be headed by staffer who railed against civil


the trump administration has quietly appointed a heritage foundation staffer who has railed against civil rights protections for transgender patients as director of the federal agency charged with protecting the civil rights of all patients. though the administration did not issue a formal announcement, roger severino is now listed on the website of the u.s. […]






former attorney general holder honored by civil rights group


washington (ap) — former u.s. attorney general eric holder is being honored for his service to the cause of civil rights. holder is scheduled to receive the award from the washington lawyers’ committee for civil rights and urban affairs on wednesday. u.s. rep. john lewis, a georgia democrat and a civil rights leader, will present […]






naacp sounds alarm on 'decline' in civil rights commitment


leaders of the nation's oldest civil rights organization are set to meet with attorney general jeff sessions, saying his policy changes "signal a threatening decline" in the justice department's commitment to civil rights.






syria's civil war explained


the syrian civil war is the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed thus far.






syria's civil war explained from the beginning


the syrian civil war is the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed so far.






syria's civil war explained from the beginning


the syrian civil war is the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed thus far.






civil rights groups challenge registration deadline in georgia house race


a coalition of civil rights groups is challenging a georgia law that doesn't allow new voters to register before a closely watched runoff election in the 6th congressional district. the washington-based lawyers' committee for civil rights under the law filed a federal lawsuit thursday in atlanta...






trump asks why american civil war couldn’t have been avoided


new york (ap) — the u.s. president had a historical question: why did america’s civil war happen? “why could that one not have been worked out?” remarks by donald trump, aired monday, showed presidential uncertainty about the origin and necessity of the civil war, a defining event in u.s. history with slavery at its core. […]






obama’s top civil rights lawyer to lead advocacy coalition


washington (ap) — the obama administration’s top civil rights lawyer will lead a coalition of civil and human rights organizations at a time when they fear the justice department will soften its stance on criminal justice reform. vanita gupta led the obama justice department’s civil rights division. she said on thursday she will become the […]






civil rights group sues in us court over immigration detention


the american civil liberties union sued the u.s. department of homeland security in federal court on thursday, seeking records the civil rights group contends provide accounts of hunger strikes at immigration detention facilities. the aclu said in its filing that in recent weeks there have been a ne...






ole miss to recognize slave labor on pre-civil war buildings


the university of mississippi will post signs acknowledging that slaves built some structures on the main campus founded before the civil war.






joi ito dropped out of u. of c. to dj. now he rewards others for disobedience.


in the 1980s, joi ito traded in library tables at the university of chicago for turntables at chicago’s smart bar. but his attempt to evade academia wouldn’t stick. the two-time college dropout became director of the mit media lab in 2011, making the 50-year-old an academic administrator at one...






despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await cosby


although bill cosby’s sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on saturday, his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases. in civil lawsuits in the united states, plaintiffs need only show that...