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WNYC News

Meet the Two-Story, Top Hat Wearing, Cigar-Chomping Inflatable Pig

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Across New York City, small groups of pro-union activists, supporting various causes, are holding flash demonstrations.  What they have in common is a belief that the pro-labor momentum that began with Bill de Blasio’s election will lead to higher wages for workers and a union-friendly administration.

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The Takeaway

Unrest Grows in Ukraine as Protesters Demand Regime Change

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Protests in Ukraine escalated on Monday as tens of thousands took to the streets in the capital city of Kiev to call for the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovich. Andrew Kramer is in Kiev reporting for our partner The New York Times and gives us an update of the situation on the ground. Lee Feinstein, a former Obama and Clinton administration official who served as ambassador to Poland from 2009 to 2012, explains the protests within the context of Ukraine’s history.

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The Takeaway

Arrests Continue at North Carolina's 'Moral Monday' Protests

Monday, July 15, 2013

For the past 10 weeks, protesters from all walks of life have been assembling at the state capitol in Raleigh, NC as part of "Moral Mondays." The issues they are protesting are almost diverse as the population itself, ranging from the environment, taxes and abortion. In the past 10 protests, over 700 people have been arrested. WFAE reporter Ben Bradford joins us to provide an update on North Carolina state politics.

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The Takeaway

Mass Anti-Government Protests in Egypt, Round Two of Texas Abortion Debate, Reflecting on the Battle of Gettysburg

Monday, July 01, 2013

New Listeners Start Here! | C.E.O. Pay Continues to Climb | Special Session Marks Round Two in Texas Abortion Battle | The Battle of Gettysburg, 150 Years Later | Millions of Egyptians Take to the Streets to Demand Morsi's Resignation | Nelson Mandela's Lifelong Friend Reflects on the Ailing Leader | The Changing Mission of the All-American Paratroopers

 

The Takeaway

Searching For an Immigration Compromise, Remembering James Gandolfini, Is Obesity A Disease?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

On Today's Show: A Voice From the Border on Immigration Reform | Is Obesity a Disease? |Actor James Gandolfini Dead at 51  | Protests Heat Up in Brazil | What Makes a Phenomenal Teacher? | Federal Reserve Eyes End of Stimulus

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Transportation Nation

Mass Protests in Brazil Win Bus Fare Reductions

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WNYC

A wave of mass protests have swept across Brazil for six straight days bringing hundreds of thousands of demonstrators to the streets in opposition to transportation fare increases. And it worked. 

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The Takeaway

Turkish Riot Police Force Protesters Out of Taksim Square

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The unrest in Turkey intensified last night as riot police used tear gas, water cannons, and sound bombs to scatter thousands of protesters. Claire Berlinski is a freelance reporter in Turkey and a senior fellow for Turkey at the American Foreign Policy Center. Her neighborhood, located four blocks from Taksim Square, was on fire yesterday.

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The Takeaway

Protests in Turkey, Wall Street's Dark Side, Immigrant Families Torn Apart by Deportation

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Protests Continue in Turkey | Protests in Turkey Reflect Deep Resistance to Erdogan's Policies | 'The Buy Side' and Wall Street's Dark Side | Immigrant Families Torn Apart by Deportation

The Takeaway

Protests Continue in Turkey

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Last weekend, and in the days since, hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Turkey. At stake: the culture and civil liberties of the nation, from family planning to alcohol consumption to the use of public land, as Prime Minister Recap Tayyip Erdogan attempts to forge a Muslim moral majority.

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WQXR Blog

Istanbul Music Festival Cancels Opening Ceremonies Due to Protests

Monday, June 03, 2013

Three days of clashes between protesters and riot police in Istanbul have prompted the Istanbul Music Festival to call off its opening night gala concert, scheduled for Tuesday.

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Edward Barrett Considers Anti-American Sentiment in Latin America

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

WNYC

The violent anti-American demonstrations occasioned by Vice President Richard M. Nixon's recent trip to Latin America are the subject of this 1958 International Interview with Edward W. Barrett, dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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The Takeaway

Plunging Currency and Protests in Iran

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Yesterday, hundreds of demonstrators flooded the streets of Tehran, chanting anti-government slogans and setting garbage cans on fire. The cause of the protests: money.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Middle East turmoil and the US response

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Middle East turmoil and the US response

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The Takeaway

Anti-Government Protests in Russia: Continuing Coverage

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Russian government appears to be worried about a mass anti-government rally planned in Moscow today. People want to express their outrage directly at President Vladimir Putin for the first time since his inauguration. Yet Putin may be trying to preempt the rally with some intimidating moves of his own. Ellen Barry is the Moscow Bureau Chief for our partner The New York Times.

 

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The Takeaway

NATO and Occupy Protests Rock Chicago

Monday, May 21, 2012

Apart from Washington, D.C., Chicago is the first American city to host the NATO Summit. As world leaders arrived for the Summit yesterday, they were greeted by thousands of protesters and just as many police officers. Chicago Police have arrested five protestors who allegedly planned to throw Molotov cocktails at President Obama’s campaign headquarters and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home. 

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WNYC News

Tax Day Protests Target US Corporations

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

About 100 protesters gathered outside Foley Post Office in Midtown Manhattan on tax day to rally against U.S corporations, which they claim do not pay their fair share of taxes.

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WNYC News

DA Tosses Charges Against Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez in OWS-Related Arrest

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The Manhattan District Attorney dropped charges Wednesday against Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez who was arrested during the clearing of Zuccotti Park last year.

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The Takeaway

How the Wisconsin Labor Protests Changed Politics

Monday, February 13, 2012

In response to the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill that sought to end collective bargaining, thousands of people throughout Wisconsin protested Governor Scott Walker and what they saw as a violation of their rights. At its peak, 100,000 people had congregated at the State Capitol in opposition. Though the bill eventually passed the state legislature, seemingly overnight, a movement was born. And it didn't end in Wisconsin — the critical mass that began in the Midwest quickly spread to nearly every state in the country, taking the form of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Schoolbook

A Protester, Along With Students, Returns to St. David's

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Picketing resumed on Wednesday outside St. David's School after a judge refused to halt a demonstration by a neighbor that the school had sued for defamation.

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The Takeaway

A Ground-Level Look at Egyptian Elections

Monday, November 28, 2011

The lead up to the election has been less than promising: Sunday marked the ninth straight day of protests against military rule in Egypt. At least 41 protesters have been killed and more than 2,000 wounded. However, these events haven't stopped a record number of voters from queuing up well before polls opened this morning. This will be the country's first parliamentary election since former President Hosni Mubarak was ousted.

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