Supreme Court justices are considering a battle of First Amendment rights vs. individual privacy after members of a controversial church protested at the funeral of a U.S. Marine. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal describes Wednesday’s hearing and considers the issues being weighed by the court. Continue reading
As soon as Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 into law in April, grassroots groups started protesting. One of the main organizers is 23-year-old artist and activist Ernesto Yerena, who, growing up, didn’t have to look very far to see that art and social issues could intersect.
Nick Paton Walsh of Independent Television News reports on the ongoing clash between authorities in Thailand and “red shirt” anti-government protesters that left six dead and Bangkok ablaze as some protesters to surrendered. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, Taliban militants attacked one of NATO’s largest military bases in Afghanistan, killing a U.S. contractor and democrats in the Senate fell short in a bid to push financial reform to a final vote. Continue reading
Tensions flared between Thai anti-government protesters and security forces, as a general backing the protest movement was shot in the head. New York Times reporter Thomas Fuller, who had been interviewing the general, describes how the bullet narrowly missed him, and Judy Woodruff reports on the anger in Bangkok’s streets. Continue reading