As this city's School Reform Commission prepares to roll out a plan for the radical "restructuring" of one of the nation's largest school districts, resistance is building.
Unions and progressive groups are fighting a new law that would make forms of protest - including picketing and peaceful sit-downs -- a crime, the AFL-CIO reports.
Voters will be headed to the polls for recall elections involving Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and four Republican state senators.
Lawmakers have passed a series of new ordinances and changes affecting the public's ability to speak and assemble, as well as expanding police power.
Speculation abounds on the reasons the White House moved the G8 summit from Chicago to Camp David.
Romney claimed the fuss was all over nothing; Seamus loved rides on the car roof, he insisted.
When NYC Mayor Bloomberg announced the "cleanup" of Zuccotti Park for Oct. 14 at 6 a.m, thousands of people including many union members - transit workers, teachers, Teamsters, communications workers - showed up in the early morning to support the Occupy Wall Street youth.
The rowdy but nonviolent roving protest was directed both at the BART's cell phone shutdown and BARTs police' fatal shooting of a homeless man last month.
The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit shut off cell phone access to commuters at train stations and protestors say the police violated their right to free expression.
Hundreds marched peacefully to protest the release from prison of Johannes Mehserle, former BART police officer who killed passenger Oscar Grant III, after Mehserle had served just one year in prison.