"I think about the humiliation these young men go through, being stopped and frisked, and ask myself, 'When will it be my son's first time?'"
A protest grew to 3,000 once it reached the gates of the Chevron refinery, and 209 were subsequently arrested in a sit-down act of non-violent civil disobedience.
The problem? The truck was illegally advancing through tribal lands and a federally-protected river area.
A right-wing governor has used an unreliable study and nonexistent federal requirements to replace local, community-based, nonprofit health care providers with out-of-state for-profit companies.
By signing the new law, the Republican governor replaced one of the best voting laws in the country with one that is arguably now the worst.
"Mother Demands Justice" was the theme of a press conference and protest at the unveiling of a large public mural in downtown Tucson commemorating the murder of a Mexican teen.
In a groundbreaking report to the UN Human Rights Council, Juan Méndez, the UN special rapporteur on torture, found that solitary confinement can amount to cruel, inhuman punishment - and even torture.
The demonstrators say ALEC is hurting just about everyone in America who is not part of the top one percent.
President Obama told a Tonight Show audience Aug. 6 that there are times the Russians "slip back into Cold War thinking and a Cold War mentality."
For the past several years the winter months in Washington have been consumed in political showdowns over the federal budget.