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How NFL protests mirror Berkeley’s 1960s Free Speech Movement

NFL players protested en masse at Sunday’s games after President Trump called for them to be fired for the act of protesting police brutality during the national anthem. The battle over free speech in

The thousands of protesters who followed Kaepernick’s lead after he took a knee

On August 14, 2016, before the San Francisco 49ers’ first preseason game of the season kicked off, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remained seated during the national anthem. It took two more
Thousands of protesters take to D.C. streets to rally for racial justice

Thousands of protesters take to D.C. streets to rally for racial justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thousands of people rallied for racial justice in the nation’s capital on Saturday as part of the March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women. The two rallies, which were
Three Positive Things You Can Do In Wake Of Latest Shooting

Three Positive Things You Can Do In Wake Of Latest Shooting

Waking up on a Monday to yet another massacre is crazy making. I don't even let news like this reach my inner thoughts anymore. I feel utterly hopeless and knowing that nothing was done about gun

Inside a safe injection site that breaks the law but prevents overdoses

Public health experts say that one of the best ways to curb overdose deaths is by establishing safe injection sites — places where people can use heroin and other drugs under medical supervision.

The bodies of missing people are rapidly turning up in Mexico

For three years, Mario Vergara has regularly ventured into the hills of the southern Mexican state of Guerrero to search for the remains of his brother Tomás. Although he hasn’t located his brother,

The Kinsey Sicks’ Political Drag

Ben Schatz, a Harvard-educated lawyer, became a performer during the AIDS crisis. He was planning to retire, and then the election happened.
BIE, Felicia: Fighting for Justice and Our Basic Human Rights Isn’t Extremism

BIE, Felicia: Fighting for Justice and Our Basic Human Rights Isn’t Extremism

They are trying to turn black people into the bogeyman. They want everyone else in America to see us as a threat so that when we are killed with impunity, no one bats an eyelash. This is already
Ecovention Europe: Art to Transform Ecologies, 1957-2017 (part 1)

Ecovention Europe: Art to Transform Ecologies, 1957-2017 (part 1)

Alone or with the help of local communities, these artists have cleaned up polluted areas, planted wheat field, provided pollinators with colourful and appetizing flowery landscapes, built hanging and

Ecovention Europe: Art to Transform Ecologies, 1957-2017 (part 2)

Man-made virgin forest, plants that remove toxic substances from polluted waters, community urban orchards, mobile library, etc. Today’s short selection will focus on artistic attempts (many of them
Florida A&M University: Activism Since Day 1

Florida A&M University: Activism Since Day 1

I marched a hole in my shoes the first time.Read more...

A Canadian student leader faces discipline for blasting ‘white fragility’

A Muslim Dalhousie University student is being accused of reverse racism and facing disciplinary action for a Facebook post calling out white fragility. Ahead of Canada 150 celebrations this past
More than 30 Houston Texans players took a knee after owner Robert McNair's 'inmates' comment

More than 30 Houston Texans players took a knee after owner Robert McNair's 'inmates' comment

At an NFL owners meeting last week, Houston Texans owner Robert McNair reportedly said of the ongoing national anthem protests by NFL players, "We can't have the inmates running the prison." On

2-year-old rushed to hospital after denied kidney transplant due to father’s probation

Two-year-old A.J. Burgess was rushed to the hospital over the weekend for treatment of an infection. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, A.J. has a peritonitis (abdominal) infection. “He
Volunteers are helping the earth by reusing industrial waste

Volunteers are helping the earth by reusing industrial waste

Millions of tons of industrial waste in New York City wind up in landfills every year. But there's an organization called Big Reuse in Brooklyn, New York that's taking some of that waste and making
Obama’s four rules for persuading people and effecting real change

Obama’s four rules for persuading people and effecting real change

Former president Barack Obama addressed 500 young leaders, entrepreneurs, and artists from 60 nations and 27 states at the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago…
The Black Bloc: Inside America’s Hard Left

The Black Bloc: Inside America’s Hard Left

VICE met members of Philadelphia's Antifa movement to learn more about their tactics before they went out to a local Trump rally.
Dolores Huerta, the Mexican American Activist Who Invented 'Yes We Can,' Is Still Fighting

Dolores Huerta, the Mexican American Activist Who Invented 'Yes We Can,' Is Still Fighting

A new documentary seeks to set the record straight on the 4'11" feminist foremother's tremendous contributions.
The Resistance Now: Twitter worker who turned off Trump hailed as hero

The Resistance Now: Twitter worker who turned off Trump hailed as hero

The president’s account went dark for 11 hushed minutes, but experts say the rogue worker could face prosecution. Plus: Trump’s forthcoming tour of Asia met with protests in SeoulWill the rogue