The Families Belong Together March Was a Crash Course on the Violence of Our Immigration System 

WASHINGTON, DC—On the corner in front of the AFL-CIO headquarters, a stately looking building with marble fronts and too many windows to count, members of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) attracted a crowd. In unison, they practiced protest calls—“Ain’t no power like the power of the people…

Dozens of New Jersey Middle School Students Refused to Pose for a Picture With Paul Ryan on Their Class Trip

Some very sensible 8th grade students from New Jersey would not deign to be seen in a photograph with Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan during their field trip to Washington. About half of the 150 South Orange Middle School students on the trip watched from a parking lot as the rest of their cohort sidled up to Ryan…

Torch-bearing White Nationalists Protested the Planned Removal of a Confederate Monument in Virginia

On Saturday, in Virginia, a blindingly white punching bag by the name of “Richard Spencer,” led or participated in two rallies of fellow white nationalist and “alt-right” protesters, complaining about the planned removal of a Confederate monument in Charlottesville. The statue in question is of Confederate General…

'Every Time I Sweat, It Makes Me Think of My Grandparents, Sweating': NOLA Protesters Clash Over Confederate Monuments

NEW ORLEANS—Pastor Marie Ortiz told me she had a dream, the day before last, in which the Holy Spirit commanded her to go to Lee Circle. So she went, alone, and anointed the steps. Then she looked up at the 133-year statue of the Confederate General Robert E. Lee, bronze arms crossed over the center of New Orleans,…

'The Prodigal Son Comes Home': Protesters and Fans Greet Trump on First Presidential Visit to NYC 

MANHATTAN—“So what commie rag are you writing for?” jokes John Mcteague, a wiry middle-aged New Yorker whom I meet after I overhear him talking to his friend about how to get to the anti-Trump rally. He identifies himself to me as a full-time legal marijuana activist and sucks on his vape as we head west. A few blocks…

Protester Arrested After Laughing At Jeff Sessions's Confirmation Hearing Faces Up to a Year in Prison 

Desiree Fairooz, a Code Pink activist who was arrested after laughing during Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing, has been charged and convicted of disrupting Congress and “parading or demonstrating on Capitol grounds,” the New York Times reports. Tighe Barry and Lenny Bianchi, two Code Pink members who appeared at…