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Gandhi, Nonviolence, and the Civil Rights Movement

A recent NPR story covered Mohandas Gandhi’s early career and activism in South Africa. Gandhi originally went to South Africa to work as a lawyer but it was his experience with the segregated and racist system of apartheid that galvanized him into political action. 1,044 more words

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The road to civil disobedience

Thanks to the BC Civil Liberties Association for presenting protest rights workshops across BC’s northwest this week. The calm and cogent presentation outlined the laws around peaceful gatherings and what protesters can expect from police and what their rights are when… 146 more words

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Week 5 Blog

Week 5 Blog Post
The piece that I read for week 5 was written by Randy Shaw and was called Direct Action. The piece was about direct action organizing. 217 more words

Capitol Security Rules Will Stop Overnight Sit-Ins

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — New Capitol security rules approved by Gov. Rick Scott and Senate and House leaders will prevent overnight protests like the monthlong sit-in after George Zimmerman’s acquittal on murder charges. 447 more words

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Greensboro Four member Jibreel Khazan tells Wheaton College audience the battle to protect rights is needed even today

“Greensboro Four” member Jibreel Khazan banged his left fist into his right hand.

The pounding echoed through the microphone he held as he transported his audience at Wheaton College in Norton to the Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., where he and three other African-American students from North Carolina A&T State University sat as part of a silent protest on Feb. 526 more words

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