Stories tagged: "protests"


image of pro-Trump rallies and Black Lives Matter protests
I Was Deeply Embedded in the Pro-Trump Rallies. Journalists Like Me Saw This Coming.

On Jan. 6, we saw white privilege and white supremacy in action, but the biases that fueled the terrorism on the Capitol have been growing over the course of 2020.

A Trump supporter is tended to by a police officer while suffering the effects of chemical agents used to disperse crows after protesters stormed the grounds the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
Trump’s Tough Stance on Black Lives Matter Protesters Disappears for White Terrorists

Wednesday's uprising drove home a painful and obvious point: Police exercise a level of moderation when facing whites that is hardly ever extended to people of color.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) speaks during the third day of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on October 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images)
Sen. Josh Hawley, Who Is Trying to Overturn the Election, Lied About Protesters and Called Them ‘Scum’

Hawley tried to claim protestors "terrorized" his neighborhood. But when it comes to violence, it is far-right radicals--and not anti-fascists--who have killed over 300 people since 1994.

Black Lives Matter activists Lamont Lilly and Marc Hill and Maurice Mitchell
Heroes of 2020: Black Activists on the Protests That Were and the Work That’s Still to Be Done in 2021

Black activists organized for racial justice for years, but the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police pushed a large, diverse swath of protesters to support them.

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I’m a Prepper and Yet Even I Wasn’t Fully Ready for What Life in a Pandemic Would Bring

As someone who prepares for emergency situations, I already had the supplies and ammunition. What I wasn't prepared for, however, was the existential question of who I was.

A bipartisan group in the House and Senate delivered a rebuke of Trump's response to summer protests with a defense bill that requires federal officers to identify themselves at demonstrations. Image via Shutterstock
Mysterious Federal Officers Cracked Down on Protesters This Summer. Congress May Finally Be Responding.

Congress' annual defense authorization bill requires federal law enforcement agents to display identification while enacting with citizens, a seeming rebuke of actions at this year's protests.

With the Presidential election still not decided, hundreds of protesters in NYC took to the streets to denounce Donald Trumps attempt to stop the counting of votes in battleground states. (Photo by Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Americans Take to the Streets With a Message: Count Every Vote

Demonstrators marched in cities like Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, and Portland, in response to Trump’s aggressive effort to challenge the vote counts in states he appears to be on track to lose.