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WNYC News

Seeking to be 'Strategic' While Marching and Disrupting

Friday, December 05, 2014

During a second night of citywide protests against the Garner grand jury decision, organizers said they support the spontaneous demonstrations but are also asking, 'What's next?'

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The Takeaway

Protesters in St. Louis Face Generational Divide

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Older generations of protesters are clashing with younger demonstrators in Ferguson and St. Louis—each group has a different vision of how to bring about change.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Turkish Listeners on the Protests in Istanbul and Beyond

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Protests and clashes with police in Turkey are making headlines around the world. If you have ties to Turkey, tell us what you're hearing from friends and family and what you understand as the big issues in the demonstrations. How much is the issue the balance between a religious and a secular state? Why did a rally over a park turn into a larger protest? Plus, Steve Coll of The New Yorker joins to talk about the larger context of what happening in Turkey.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Egyptian elections, pressure on Iran and demonstrations in Moscow

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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WQXR Blog

Granny Protesters Stage Vigil at Lincoln Center

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

About 125 protesters led by an anti-war group called the Granny Peace Brigade, some supporting themselves with canes or walkers, held a vigil on the plaza at Lincoln Center on Tuesday night.

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What Occupy Wall Street Says About Protesting in America

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I think the reason we’re seeing such… populist anger, really, expressed on both the Right and the Left, is that people see that... they understand that. And where I don’t think we have a national consensus is okay, what’s the answer?

Chrystia Freeland, global editor-at-large of Thomson Reuters, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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WNYC News

Hundreds Gather for Wall Street Protests

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the Financial District Sunday as part of Occupy Wall Street, an event organized by activists critical of corporate influence over politics and demanding higher taxes on high-income individuals.

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The Takeaway

Syrian-Israel Border Protests Shift Attention From Government Conflict

Monday, June 06, 2011

At least twenty people lay dead at the Israeli border at Golan Heights after Israeli troops opened fire on more than one thousand Syrian protesters who stormed the border. Officially the demonstrations were being held to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Arab defeat in the Mideast war. It was the second outbreak of deadly violence in the border region in the past month. But both Israeli officials and anti-regime activists in Syria are calling the border protests a sham and media stunt, instigated to draw attention away from the hard-handed government shutdown of protests within Syria.

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The Takeaway

Libya and the History of Moammar Gadhafi's Rule

Friday, February 18, 2011

Verifiable updates have been hard to come by in Libya, where more protests have been reported over the past several days. There is a notable absence of independent journalists reporting from there because of iron-clad restrictions on the press and on the Internet. Protests were reported by ex-patriots around the world who have contacts in Libya. The protests were aimed Libya’s ruler, Moammar Gadhafi, who has been in power for 41 years. What is situation in the North African country today, and what does it say about Gadhafi's rule? 

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The Takeaway

Must Peaceful Protest Be Abandoned?

Friday, February 11, 2011

President Mubarak's refusal to step down on Thursday turned the mood in Tahrir Square from hopeful anticipation to fury in a matter of minutes. Many see Mubarak's response as a direct rebuff to peaceful protest. Is violence the next (and last) resort?

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The Takeaway

As Protests Continue in Egypt, a Look at Democracy in Southeast Asia

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

It’s day 16 of protests in Egypt and demonstrators say they won’t let up until President Hosni Mubarak steps down. Ultimately, the activists on the streets are demanding free and fair elections and a commitment to a democratic government. We’ve talked in depth about the intersection of democracy and Islam in the Middle East, and the challenges of trying to blend the two ideals. But in Southeast Asia, Muslim nations like Indonesia and Malaysia have relatively successful democracies. What makes democracy in those populous Muslim countries work?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Egypt and U.S. Policy

Friday, February 04, 2011

Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign RelationsDaily Beast contributor, and author of Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy, weighs in on the uprising in Egypt, what U.S. policy should be toward the country, and how "the devil we know" might be preferable to the Muslim Brotherhood.

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The Takeaway

Arab-Americans Reflect on Week of Protests

Friday, February 04, 2011

Political demonstrations have swept across the Middle East this week, with protestors taking to the streets in Egypt, Yemen and Syria. In Yemen, the protests was hailed as the "day of rage;" in Syria it's being called the "day of anger;" and today in Egypt, protesters are calling for a "day of departure."

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Egypt’s demonstrators undaunted

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Egypt’s demonstrators undaunted

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The Takeaway

Amid Political Turmoil in Arab World, Yemen's President Pledges to Step Down in 2013

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Following massive protests in Egypt and Tunisia, longtime president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, announced he would not seek re-election in 2013. He also pledged that he his son would not be his successor. The concessions come ahead of planned anti-government protests in Yemen today.

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The Takeaway

Reflecting on March of Millions

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

In what is being dubbed the "March of Millions," hundreds of thousands of Egyptians have taken to the streets in the eighth day of protests against President Hosni Mubarak. Demonstrations have vowed to remain on the streets until Mubarak, who has held his position for more than 30 years, quits. Protests are taking place in Tahrir Square, which translates to Liberation Square.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Unrest in Egypt

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Unrest in Egypt

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