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In an unprecedented court escalation, Trump protesters could be facing decades in prison for Inauguration demonstrations

The American Civil Liberties Union has called these new laws “unconstitutional,” vowing to “fight in statehouses against any bill that violates the First Amendment.”

Protest Policing in Trump’s America: Notes for J20 and Beyond

Students in the course are taught three tiered levels of response: crowd management, crowd intervention, and crowd control.

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Steven Rosenfeld: Should Protestors Embrace Violence?

The question of violent versus nonviolent protest has bedeviled movements for decades. By Steven Rosenfeld  AlterNet  December 10, 2014      Editor’s Introduction: From the article: “The pattern that emerges from these pages shows that heavily funded municipal, county, state and federal ‘counter-terrorism’ agencies (often acting in concert through state/regional ‘fusion centers’) view citizens engaged in […]

Chris Hedges> Occupy Will Be Back

Occupy Will Be Back Posted on Jun 18, 2012 Photo by Paul Weiksel, Rights reserved In every conflict, insurgency, uprising and revolution I have covered as a foreign correspondent, the power elite used periods of dormancy, lulls and setbacks to write off the opposition. This is why obituaries for the Occupy movement are in vogue. And this is why […]

Morris Berman> Slouching Towards Nuremberg

Slouching Towards Nuremberg by Morris Berman    May 9, 2012    Dark Ages America Strange things are happening in the United States these days, and every day seems to bring additional scary news.  The similarity to the erosion of civil liberties in Germany during the 1930s is a bit too close for comfort. Many will regard […]

Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal

Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal 29 February, 2012   RT Washington: US park police detains a Christian religious activist during a pro-life demonstration in front of the White House in Washington on February 16, 2012. (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad) Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The […]

Rebecca Solnit> Mad, Passionate Love and Violence: Occupy Heads Into the Spring

Mad, Passionate Love and Violence: Occupy Heads Into the Spring By Rebecca Solnit  Feb 22, 2012   TomDispatch via Truthdig When you fall in love, it’s all about what you have in common, and you can hardly imagine that there are differences, let alone that you will quarrel over them, or weep about them, or be torn apart by […]

Will Occupy Wall Street’s Spark Reshape Our Politics? Katrina vaden Heuvel

Will Occupy Wall Street’s Spark Reshape Our Politics? Katrina vanden Heuvel on October 11, 2011 – 2:21pm ET Editor’s Note: Each week we cross-post an excerpt from Katrina vanden Heuvel’s column at the WashingtonPost.com.  When the organizers of Occupy Wall Street first gathered to discuss their plan of action, the strategy that resonated most came […]