A group of Wal-Mart employees seeking higher wages said it is planning protests at 1,600 Wal-Mart stores nationwide on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year in the U.S. Continue reading
In Burkina Faso, violent protests brought about the end of the rule of President Blaise Compaore, leaving the nation’s military chief in charge for now. Compaore, who seized the office 27 years ago in a coup, resigned Friday and called for elections within 90 days. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the U.S. is responding to the power shift. Continue reading
In Burkina Faso, a people’s revolution unseated a president who had held power for nearly three decades. What effect will this transition of power have for the nation’s stability? Jeffrey Brown speaks with Nii Akuetteh of the African Immigrant Caucus about the ways African voters are asserting their political clout. Continue reading
The results of the autopsy on Michael Brown, the teenager shot and killed by a police officer 75 days ago, sparked a new round of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after the official report was leaked to the press. Judy Woodruff discusses the forensic evidence and its limitations with Dr. Judy Melinek of the University of California, San Francisco. Continue reading
Fifty years ago this month, long before the Vietnam War, students on the U.C. Berkeley campus ignited protests over a ban on political activity — a student movement that would morph into the huge, confrontational demonstrations of the early 1970s and beyond. Continue reading
Hundreds of people rushed the barricades of pro-democracy protesters in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong Monday, battling with demonstrators to remove roadblocks that have caused traffic congestion in the city over the past two weeks.
China’s government is refusing to compromise with pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong as protesters threatened escalated action in the autonomous island region of south China Thursday.
Wide-scale protests continued for another night in Hong Kong in response to the Chinese government’s decision to vet candidates in Hong Kong’s 2017 elections. Continue reading