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The Takeaway

Mexico's Dia de la Revolución Turns Into Day of Violent Protest

Friday, November 21, 2014

Yesterday, the 104th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution became a moment of violent national protest—demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails and police responded with tear gas.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Family Meeting 2004: The RNC in NYC

Monday, October 20, 2014

We remember the summer of 2004, when the Republican National Convention came to New York City, with Jim Dwyer, The New York Times reporter, who covered the protests against it.

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On The Media

Unveiling CitizenFour, Inside Ferguson, and Protesting Outside SCOTUS

Friday, October 17, 2014

A look at Laura Poitras' new documentary about Edward Snowden, "CitizenFour," a view from inside the continued protests in Ferguson, and barring political protesters outside SCOTUS.

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 Takeaway

Hong Kong Leaders Open to Talks with Protestors

Friday, October 03, 2014

Hong Kong's Beijing-appointed leader announced that he won't be stepping down, but said he is open to talks with the protesters.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Hong Kong's political crisis

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Hong Kong's political crisis

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The Takeaway

Trouble at Home: Hong Kong's Path to Democracy

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Journalist and professor Louisa Lim explains what it's been like to watch the streets where she grew up erupt in chaos almost overnight.

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PRI's The World

Pussy Riot wastes no time in getting back to activism

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

After 18 months in prison, Pussy Riot members Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova promptly renewed their campaign against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now they've added prison reform and human rights to their agenda, and they're taking their fight on the road.

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PRI's The World

Hong Kong students are cutting classes for the sake of democracy

Monday, September 22, 2014

University students in Hong Kong don't have a reputation for being zealous when it comes to politics. But on Monday, an estimated 13,000 young people turned out for a pro-democracy rally to send a message to the central government in Beijing and pave the way for a broader movement.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Governor Paterson on Saturday's Eric Garner March

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Former governor David Paterson jumps into the fray following the death of Eric Garner by marching in a planned protest Saturday in Staten Island.

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PRI's The World

This Russian man got three years in prison for trying to protect a fellow protester

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's getting harder and harder to find people willing to protest against the Russian government — because the consequences of protesting can be so sever.

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PRI's The World

A veteran conflict reporter had to go to Ferguson to get arrested for the first time

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ansgar Graw, a reporter with the German newspaper Die Welt, has years of experience in places like the Gaza Strip, China, Vietnam, Iraq and Cuba. But Graw had never been arrested for reporting — until he went to Ferguson, Missouri.

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The Takeaway

Ferguson's Tense Start to the School Year

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As violence continues in Ferguson, teachers face the added task of comforting and protecting students, while some school districts have had to delay the start of school altogether. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ferguson in Context

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A look at the protests from Ferguson, plus the history of protests in the United States and how those in Ferguson may be deviating. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 378: In the Pool

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

On June 18th, 1964, J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo were two of several black and white protesters who jumped into the whites only pool at the Monson Motor Lodge in St. Augustine, Florida.

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The Takeaway

Can You Trust the Cops?

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Protesters plan to crowd a city council meeting scheduled for Thursday to voice their complaints against the Albuquerque Police Department in the wake of several police killings that have caused outrage.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Crimea and a cash shortage take centre stage in Ukraine

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Crimea and a cash shortage take centre stage in Ukraine

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The Takeaway

Violence & Political Unrest Continues to Erupt in Ukraine

Friday, February 21, 2014

For the past few days, live video from Kiev's Independence Square has been streaming in real time, giving people around the world a first-hand glimpse at the scope and scale of the protests.

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The Takeaway

Kiev Burns as Protests in Ukraine turn Deadly

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Kiev is smoldering after a night of violent fighting between government forces and protesters. Dozens are dead and hundreds are injured in Ukraine's capitol city. Zenon Zawada, political analyst at Concord Capital investment bank and writer for The Ukrainian Weekly, is in Kiev and was at the protests last night. He gives us an update on the situation on the ground. John Herbst, former Ambassador to the Ukraine, weighs in on what the violence means for the future of Ukraine.

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The Takeaway

Ukraine & The Significance of a Statue

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

On Sunday Ukrainian protesters toppled a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Kiev. It was a move seen by one member of Parliament as “the end of the Soviet occupation and the beginning of the final decolonization of Ukraine.” Joining The Takeaway to explain the significance of this statue’s undoing is Sasha Senderovich, assistant professor of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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