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On This Day 1967: Joan Baez Arrested in Vietnam Protest
Offbeat  (tags: Protest, Vietnam War, Joan Baez, USA )

Ray
- 199 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Rallies across America have taken place in 30 US cities, from Boston to Atlanta, to protest againstgainst the continuing war in Vietnam.
Activists March on UW to Stop Animal Lab
Offbeat  (tags: animals, ethics, activists, protest, laboratory )

Tracy
- 210 days ago - animalsnorthwest.com
Hundreds turned out to protest construction of a new animal research facility on the University of Washington campus today, October 2, in Seattle.
Baltimore Cop in Freddie Gray Arrest Once Hospitalized Over Mental Health - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Police, Protest, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 368 days ago - rt.com
Records from the sheriffâEUR(TM)s office and court show Baltimore Police Officer Lt. Brian Rice, a central figure in the arrest of Freddie Gray, was hospitalized three years ago over mental health concerns. He also had his gun confiscated.
Cops Trained to Justify Use of Deadly Force âEUR" Former US Marshal
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Protest, Shooting, USA )

Ray
- 390 days ago - rt.com
When it comes to officer-involved shootings, the problem lies with law enforcementâEUR(TM)s training that instructs cops to say they felt the suspects were a threat, either to the officers or to the public, a retired US Marshal told RT.
âEUR<Working Class and Youth See UK Democracy âEUR~Rigged in Favor of the PowerfulâEUR(TM)
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Election, Meeting, Politics, Protest, UK )

Ray
- 392 days ago - rt.com
Young and working class Britons feel disenfranchised and less inclined to vote than the affluent and should therefore be legally forced to do so as part of a democratic reboot, a think tank claims.
McDonaldâEUR(TM)s Raises Pay, Improves Benefits for 90,000 Employees
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Food, Health, Human rights, Protest, USA )

Ray
- 398 days ago - rt.com
Fast food giant McDonaldâEUR(TM)s announced it would raise wages and offer benefits to employees at 1,500 company-owned US restaurants. The decision wonâEUR(TM)t effect the wallets of 90 percent of employees who work at more than 3,000 franchise-owned restaurants.
Animal Rights Activist Attacked Outside Palm Springs Restaurant
Offbeat  (tags: Thousand Palms, Calif, animal rights, protest, Foie Gras, ban lifted )

Stephen
- 413 days ago - kesq.com
Foie Gras is back on menus across California after a statewide ban was lifted in January. However, the French delicacy is still causing controversy. Over the weekend, a protest outside a Palm Springs restaurant turned violent.
&#8203;£50m Cut From Child Mental Health Services Since 2010, Govt Admits
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Law, Mass media, Medicine, Politics, Protest, Social networks, UK )

Ray
- 479 days ago - rt.com
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) has been criticized after it was revealed £50 million was cut from the children's mental health budget - more than 6 percent in real terms - since 2010 when the Conservative-led coalition came to power.
From Daredevils to Good Samaritans: 9 People Who Made 2014 Count
Offbeat  (tags: Bahrain, Clashes, Fracking, Human rights, Israel, Protest, Rally, Russia, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 487 days ago - rt.com
By accident of birth or design, some people were born to break the mold and march to the beat of their own drum. Below are the stories of nine people who made waves, both big and small, in their own special way in 2014.
Hundreds of Cops Turn Their Backs on Mayor at NYPD Officer Funeral
Offbeat  (tags: Hate crimes, Police, Protest, Shooting, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 492 days ago - rt.com
As Mayor Bill de Blasio was giving a speech at the funeral of Rafael Ramos, a NYPD officer killed in an 'execution'-style attack, attending police turned their backs to the screen in protest. Blasio is accused of siding with Eric Garner campaigners.
UK Police Misuse Pre-Charge Bail to Ban Activists From Protesting - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Police, Protest, Rally, UK )

Ray
- 495 days ago - rt.com
UK police forces are misusing pre-charge bail by banning hundreds of protestors from attending lawful demonstrations, The Guardian newspaper has revealed. Of all bailed protesters, eighty-five percent are never charged with any crime.
 

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