By far, the biggest development of the past week was Papa John’s Pizza blaming black National Football League players, who are protesting police brutality and racism, for a bad quarter of sales. CEO John Schnatter’s so-so pizza business had a disappointing quarter before this one. Nevertheless, Schnatter attempted to heap
The majority of Houston Texans players took a knee during the anthem after their team owner, Bob McNair, reportedly said, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison,” during a meeting between owners and players. McNair’s comment infuriated players, and several players considered a walkout in protest. Wide receiver DeAndre
Vice President Mike Pence engaged in a brazenly shoddy political stunt that likely rejuvenated kneeling protests by NFL players during the national anthem. Pence attended the San Franciso 49ers vs. Indianopolis Colts game. He left right after the anthem and suggested it had something to do with players from the
In the NFL’s third week, players responded to Trump’s comments against those who kneel during the national anthem to protest injustice and systemic racism.
Despite the aggressive pressure mounted against J20 protesters, the Washington Post attempted to frame concern for state repression as an overreaction.
Activists from the Colorado-based grassroots disability rights organization, ADAPT, were violently removed from the United States Capitol building in June while staging a protest against the Senate healthcare bill. They particularly opposed proposed Medicare cuts that would impact their communities. Protesters in wheelchairs shouted, “No cuts to Medicare!” as they
NYPD Sued For Refusing To Confirm Or Deny Existence Of Counterintelligence Activities Against Activists
The NYCLU and Millions March NYC sued the NYPD after the department refused to confirm or deny the existence of records on Black Lives Matter activists.
The fallout from last week’s “Day Without Immigrants,” which saw restaurant and daycare employees strike across the United States, started immediately, with at least 100 people fired from their jobs. High school students faced the prospect of similar repercussions, but nonetheless, they recognized the power of protest and participated in
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola are joined by Jacqueline Keeler, a Diné/Ihanktonwan writer, is our guest this week. She is the author of “Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears.” Her work has been published by The Nation, Yes! Magazine, and other publications. Keeler talks with
Former Bush speechwriter is drawn to protests against Donald Trump, but he has cartoonish ideas for what citizens should do to resist Trump.