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    A Hidden View into Burma’s Oppressive Regime

    To much of the world, Burma, also known as Myanmar, is a closed country. The military dictatorship in power tries its best to keep it that way. Under the regime’s oppressive control, the 2007 anti-government uprising that happened there could have passed without much notice, were it not for ...

    Inside the Tank at Tiananmen Square

    In China's Tiananmen Square today, police officers chased television cameras, blocking shots of the square with opened umbrellas on the 20th anniversary of the massacre there. It's a futile effort, of course, as front pages and homepages worldwide remember the spontaneous and heroic protest ...

    Eco-Activists Smell a Rat

    The raids that snared eight anarchist activists in St. Paul last month on the eve of the Republican National Convention were based in part on information from police informants who infiltrated protest training camps. The New Statesman reports that such incursions are commonplace in the U.K., ...

    RNC: John Sboy of Lobbyists for McCain Represents the Richest 1 Percent

    Inside the Republican National Convention hall, I ran into a man calling himself John Sboy (say it fast), a member of a group known as Lobbyists for McCain (formerly known as Billionaires for Bush). I asked Mr. Sboy why he supports John McCain, what he thinks of Sarah Palin, and his ...

    The Perils of Nude Protesting

    Protesting in the nude certainly gets people’s attention, but do the spectators recognize the protestors’ message? And furthermore, do they care? Sustainablog.org writer Adam Williams considers these questions after observing the World Naked Bike Ride in St. Louis earlier this summer. The ...

    RNC: ‘A Theatrical Performance in an Intersection’

    The folks organizing the Republican National Convention are touting it as “the greenest ever.” The radical environmental activists at Earth First are planning to show up for the event, but not to cheer on the recycling program or the use of flex-fuel and hybrid vehicles. They’re coming ...

    Dodging Uncle Sam's War Tax

    Every year, somewhere between February and mid-April, sweet thoughts of indulgent write-offs and sneaky loopholes tickle the American taxpayer’s fancy. For most of us, these thoughts have their root in a Jeffersonian disdain for federal governance, or plain old-fashioned greed. But for ...

    Daily Show Writers Strike Back

    At this point in the Hollywood writers’ strike, fans of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart are likely experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms including headaches, uncontrollable shaking, and severe nausea. The show has produced no new episodes since the strike began, and countless satire ...

    Protests Can Pierce a Company's Stock Prices

    There’s good news for the icy-hearted cynics in all of us: Protests actually work! A new study shows that protests against misbehaving corporations can send a company’s stock prices tumbling—just as long as the New York Times is there to cover it.Writing for Columbia Journalism Review’s ...

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