Reading Time: 3 minutes Students in the US and worldwide skipped class to join the Youth Climate Strike, demanding legislative action to stop climate change.
Reading Time: 2 minutes A peaceful protest outside the Vatican for women’s rights turned violent when police descended to break up chants for equality in Church deliberations.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The election of Donald Trump has spawned a new protest movement in the United States. Modern technology now allows participants in marches and rallies to document their experience and share it with others.Many people do so on their own social media accounts. However, there are ways of making images available to a much wider audience, Read More
Reading Time: 19 minutes L.M. Bogad, a master of theatrical spectacle as a way to protest government policy, talks to WhoWhatWhy about “tactical performance.” Does it have a place — as a kind of force multiplier for protests — when all politics is devolving into entertainment?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Thousands of Americans, outraged by the One Percent’s massive influence in politics, engaged in acts of civil disobedience at the culmination of a march on Washington. It should have been a story. Where was the media?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Whistleblowers are often ostracized for their willingness to speak out against corruption and unchecked power. What is it in human nature that’s so scared of transparency and truth? RadioWhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman speaks with former whistleblower Wendy Addison, recognized for bringing attention to massive corruption at a major South African company and now outspoken supporter of whistleblowers worldwide.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Is President Obama’s recently announced order seeking to reverse the dramatic over-arming of police forces nationwide too little, too late? We all saw—in Baltimore, in Ferguson, in Boston—how civilian law enforcement has turned into a virtual sixth branch of the military. Where is this going? Our guest, author of a new book on the topic, shares his research.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Russ Baker and KGO AM talk radio host Pat Thurston cover the waterfront – March 24, 2012, Click “Read More” to listen.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Video powerfully contrasts US government rhetoric about “the people” in other countries and their right to peacefully protest, and the crackdown on similar protest at home.
Reading Time: 7 minutes HR 347 is either a reasonable effort to protect the president or it’s an effort to sack the constitution. Or maybe it’s neither. Whatever it is, it deserves further study.