Fight Over a Gentle Stream Distills Israel’s Political Divide

Who gets to enjoy the Asi, an exquisite squiggle of water? The question has come to symbolize the identity politics that divide Israeli society.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #israel, #kibbutz-movement, #land-use-policies, #politics-and-government, #shas-party-israel, #water

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Residents and Revelers Clash Over Washington Square Park

As the pandemic eases, the park has attracted crowds of young people who regard it as a place to let loose. Residents say the scene is out of control.

#attacks-on-police, #curfews, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #washington-square-park-manhattan-ny, #youth

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St. Louis Couple Who Aimed Guns at Protesters Plead Guilty to Misdemeanors

Mark McCloskey and Patricia McCloskey of Missouri will pay a total of nearly $3,000 in fines and give up the weapons used in the confrontation.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections-senate, #fines-penalties, #firearms, #mccloskey-mark-t-1956, #mccloskey-patricia-n-1959, #missouri, #republican-party, #senate, #st-louis-mo, #united-states-politics-and-government

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50 Police Officers Step Down From a Crowd Control Unit in Portland

The officers voted to leave the unit, known as the Rapid Response Team, hours after one of its members was charged with assaulting a woman at an Oregon protest in August.

#corey-budworth, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gugino-martin-1944, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-portland-ore, #portland-ore, #schmidt-mike-district-attorney, #wheeler-edward-tevis-ted

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Driver Who Plowed Into Protesters in Minneapolis Is Charged With Murder

Nicholas Kraus of St. Paul, Minn., was drunk at the time of the crash, the authorities said. Deona Marie Erickson, 31, a social justice advocate, was killed in the episode.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #drunken-and-reckless-driving, #erickson-deona-marie, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kraus-nicholas, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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For Israel’s Netanyahu, the Official Residence Became a Fortress

After a year of protests outside Balfour, the prime minister’s house, Israelis are debating what role they played in Benjamin Netanyahu’s downfall.

#corruption-institutional, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hebrew-university, #israel, #jerusalem-israel, #likud-party-israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #netanyahu-sara, #netanyahu-yair, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #saar-gideon, #social-media, #youth

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Couple Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Charge in Capitol Attack

As more suspects plead guilty, prosecutors will reveal potential sentences for several groups of defendants.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #justice-department, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Woman Dies After Driver Hits Crowd in Minneapolis

The group was gathered on Sunday night to protest police brutality. Two other people were injured, the police said.

#deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #minneapolis-minn

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Israel’s Frail New Coalition Gets a Quick First Test

Less than a day after taking over from Benjamin Netanyahu, the new government was set to decide whether to postpone a far-right march that risks provoking Hamas.

#bennett-naftali, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-jerusalem, #hamas, #israel, #lapid-yair, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

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Candidates’ Blueprints for Easing the Housing Crisis

Democrats running for mayor face a problem that may have worsened during the pandemic.Their plans have overlaps and differences.

#adams-eric-l, #de-blasio-bill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #stringer-scott-m, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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Biden Must Stop the Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota

The fight over the pipeline will be, at least for now, where Biden’s climate commitment will be judged.

#alberta-canada, #army-corps-of-engineers, #boston-mass, #canada, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #enbridge-inc, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indigenous-people, #keystone-pipeline-system, #minnesota, #mississippi-river, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oregon, #pipelines, #superior-wis, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wisconsin

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Question Looms Over This Year’s Group of 7: Where Are All the Protesters?

It’s challenging it is to be an activist this year, what with the pandemic, a hermetically sealed summit and a new American president who is hard to get too worked up over.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cornwall-england, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #group-of-seven, #johnson-boris, #trump-donald-j

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Oregon House Ejects Mike Nearman for Aiding State Capitol Breach

The Oregon House voted 59 to 1 to remove Representative Mike Nearman, a Republican, for his actions in December.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #nearman-mike, #oregon, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

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Peruvian Election, Still Undecided, Pushes a Democracy to Its Brink

The two presidential candidates are locked in a near tie. One claims fraud and is seeking to have tens of thousands of votes nullified. The other has called his supporters into the streets.

#castillo-pedro-1969, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #fujimori-keiko, #peru, #politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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3 Columbus Officers Are Charged With Misconduct in George Floyd Protests

The officers face criminal prosecution for responses to demonstrations last year that Mayor Andrew Ginther said “did not meet my expectations or the community’s.”

#columbus-ohio, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-columbus-ohio

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Park Police Had Planned to Clear Area Before Trump’s Walk to Church, Watchdog Says

The report by the Interior Department’s inspector general did not investigate what other law enforcement agencies knew and who might have ordered them to use force to clear Lafayette Square.

#barr-william-p, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #inspectors-general, #interior-department, #lafayette-square-washington-dc, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-park-police, #united-states-politics-and-government

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After a Year of Protests, Portland Is Ready to Move On. But Where?

The demonstrations that swept the country after George Floyd’s death lived on for much of the year in Portland, a city now engaged in finger-pointing and a debate over what comes next.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-reform, #portland-ore

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In a Different Capitol Siege, Republicans in Oregon Call for Accountability

G.O.P. lawmakers in the state are calling for the resignation of a legislator who appears to have encouraged protesters to breach the State Capitol in December.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #nearman-mike, #oregon, #salem-ore, #state-legislatures, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021

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A Curfew and Clashes With Police in Washington Square Park

The confrontation over a new restriction at the Greenwich Village gathering spot has raised tensions over officers’ conduct.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #curfews, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #pop-and-rock-music, #washington-square-park-manhattan-ny

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The Left Needs the A.C.L.U. to Keep Defending Awful Speech

Yes, the civil liberties group is divided. What else is new?

#american-civil-liberties-union, #censorship, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #cole-david-d, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #liberalism-us-politics, #neo-nazi-groups, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #skokie-ill

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Line 3 Protest Tests 2 of Biden’s Campaign Pledges

The Line 3 pipeline would carry oil from Canada across Minnesota, crossing sensitive waterways as well as tribal lands. On Monday, protesters gathered to try to stop construction.

#alberta-canada, #army-corps-of-engineers, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #enbridge-inc, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #mccarthy-gina, #minnesota, #native-americans, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Israel Security Chief Warns Against Incitement of Conflict as Tensions Mount Before Key Vote

The director of the Shin Bet, Nadav Argaman, made a rare public appeal amid fears that a new round of turmoil might disrupt attempts to form a new government.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-jerusalem, #hamas, #jerusalem-israel, #likud-party-israel, #palestinians, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #shin-bet

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Hong Kong, Newly Constrained, Tries to Remember Tiananmen Massacre

Officials have banned the annual June 4 vigil, as a new security law looms over commemorations of the 1989 crackdown. Hong Kongers wonder how long the memory will remain.

#beijing-china, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-alliance-in-support-of-patriotic-democratic-movements-of-china, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #tiananmen-massacre-1989, #tiananmen-square-beijing

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Facebook Plans to End Hands-Off Approach to Politicians’ Posts

The social network, under pressure since barring former President Donald J. Trump, will no longer automatically give world leaders special treatment.

#computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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A Stanford Student Mocked the Federalist Society. It Jeopardized His Graduation.

The Stanford student sent a satirical flier that drew a complaint from the conservative group. The university then placed a hold on his diploma.

#colleges-and-universities, #comedy-and-humor, #conservatism-us-politics, #conway-george-t-iii, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections-attorneys-general, #federalist-society, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #law-schools, #paxton-ken, #stanford-university, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #tribe-laurence-h, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Wedding Dress Repurposed

How women are fashioning the white dress to bring awareness to a variety of issues.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #marriages, #women-and-girls

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A Wave of the Hand Sets Off Spain-Morocco Migrant Fight

Spanish officials say Morocco increasingly sees migrants as currency for financial and political gains after it let up to 12,000 flood into a Spanish enclave in North Africa over two days.

#ceuta-spain, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #illegal-immigration, #international-relations, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #morocco, #politics-and-government, #spain

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Anti-Government Activist in Belarus Stabs Himself in Courtroom

Before his apparent suicide attempt, Stepan Latypov said he had been tortured and his family threatened, amid President Alexander G. Lukashenko’s efforts to stifle dissent.

#belarus, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #minsk-belarus, #political-prisoners, #stepan-latypov, #torture

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A Crossroads for N.Y.C. Pride

The decision to ban police officers from marching as a group has spurred a wave of questions over the future of the celebration.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gay-officers-action-league, #heritage-of-pride-inc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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As Coronavirus Toll Grows, Brazil’s Political Divisions Spill Onto the Streets

Opponents of President Jair Bolsonaro have mounted the largest protests since the beginning of the pandemic, suggesting new volatility before next year’s elections.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots

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The Vogueing Protesters of Bogotá, Colombia

“We were scared, but the people and the love from the public was our gasoline to go up there and confront the police,” said one.

#bogota-colombia, #dancing, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots

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After Erdogan Angers a Loyal Province, His Opponents See an Opportunity

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey set off protests in his home province, the heart of his political base, with plans to build a quarry that would destroy a pristine woodland.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #justice-and-development-party-turkey, #land-use-policies, #politics-and-government, #quarries, #rize-province-turkey, #turkey, #wilderness-areas

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Death of QAnon Follower at Capitol Leaves a Wake of Pain

Rosanne Boyland had never voted before 2020, but she fell prey to dark conspiracy theories, family members said. She died on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and they are still not sure why.

#boyland-rosanne-1986-2021, #conspiracy-theories, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qanon, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Island Residents Protest at the Willows Inn After Workplace Allegations

About 50 people carried signs and shouted ‘shame’ at diners Friday, after a New York Times article chronicled harassment and discrimination claims from former employees.

#chefs, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #restaurants, #sexual-harassment, #wetzel-blaine-chef, #willows-inn-lummi-island-wash-restaurant, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Police Don’t Belong New York City’s Pride Parade

Modern Pride celebrations began with a rebellion against the police. We have not forgotten that.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parades, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Where Myanmar Sends Its Political Prisoners

For 134 years, Insein Prison has stood as a monument to brutality. Since the Feb. 1 coup, journalists, elected leaders and pro-democracy protesters have been held in the aging facility.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-the-press, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #news-and-news-media, #political-prisoners, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #rumors-and-misinformation, #torture

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‘I Knew That I Couldn’t Stay Quiet’

Millions of Americans took part in street demonstrations after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. A year later, first-time protesters reflect on what happened — and what is next.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020

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Kay Tobin Lahusen, Gay Rights Activist and Photographer, Dies at 91

She and her partner, Barbara Gittings, were on the front lines long before Stonewall, and Ms. Lahusen photographed protests during the movement’s earliest days.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #daughters-of-bilitis, #deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gittings-barbara-1932-2007, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kameny-franklin-e, #lahusen-kay-tobin-1930-2021, #photography, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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Pride Said Gay Cops Aren’t Welcome. Then Came the Backlash.

Just as L.G.B.T.Q. visibility reached a new peak, splinter groups are re-examining the annual parade. Is Pride too corporate? Should police officers be allowed to march? Is it a revolution, or is it a party?

#black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gay-officers-action-league, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #parades, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Republicans Block Jan. 6 Commission

The vote was a stinging defeat for proponents of the commission, who had argued that it was the only way to assemble a truly comprehensive account of the riot for a polarized nation.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Jimmy Lai and Other Hong Kong Activists Are Sentenced Over Oct. 1 Protest

Many of the city’s democracy activists face jail terms amid a broad campaign to subdue opposition.

#china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lai-jimmy, #law-and-legislation, #leung-kwok-hung, #politics-and-government

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Free Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara

Today words, ideas and a commitment to peaceful protest are no less powerful threats to the Cuban state.

#cuba, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hunger-strikes, #politics-and-government

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Iraq Arrests Militia Leader, Inciting a Standoff With Iran-Backed Forces

The arrest of an Iranian-backed paramilitary leader in the killing of government protesters enraged powerful militias in Iraq and posed a test of the prime minister’s pledge to rein them in.

#baghdad-iraq, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #iraq, #kadhimi-mustafa-al, #shiite-muslims, #targeted-killings

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Why Are Colombians Protesting?

Demonstrations have filled the streets of major cities for a month — and more than 40 people have died, some in clashes with the police. Here’s what you need to know about the protests.

#bogota-colombia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #duque-ivan, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations

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Protestas en Colombia: videos muestran tácticas policiales violentas

Un análisis de grabaciones de las recientes manifestaciones en Colombia muestra a oficiales que emplean la fuerza de manera indiscriminada y atroz.

#colombia, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Cali Protest Videos Show Violent and Deadly Colombian Police Tactics

An analysis of visual evidence from recent protests in Colombia shows egregious and indiscriminate use of force by officers toward civilians.

#colombia, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Times Reporters Write About Enduring Floyd Protest Moments

Last year, more than 30 Times reporters across the country covered the demonstrations after George Floyd’s death. Here, 10 of them reflect on the sights and interactions that have stayed with them.

#arango-tim, #black-lives-matter-movement, #bosman-julie, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #eligon-john, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #healy-jack, #searcey-dionne

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Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Activists Face Jail and Cynicism

Hundreds of protesters, many students or college-educated, face potentially stiff sentences after Beijing’s crackdown. Those behind bars already battle isolation and disillusionment.

#china, #chow-yong-kang-alex-1990, #chow-agnes-1996, #communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ex-convicts, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lam-ivan, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #sentences-criminal, #wong-joshua-1996, #youth

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Every Belarusian Journalist I Know Is in Jail or Exile

What’s happening in Belarus could easily soon happen in Russia.

#belarus, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #media, #minsk-belarus, #navalny-aleksei-a, #news-and-news-media, #protasevich-roman, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia

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What’s Happening in Belarus? Here Are the Basics.

For those trying to catch up on the “state hijacking” of an airplane, the arrest of a dissident and what preceded it.

#belarus, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #europe, #european-union, #lukashenko-aleksandr-g, #political-prisoners, #protasevich-roman, #ryanair-holdings-plc

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