Civil disobedience

FILE - In this April 2, 2018 file photo, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, center, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, left, co-chairs of the Poor People's Campaign, speak at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. They announced the campaign is preparing for 40 days of non-violent "direct action" in about 30 states that will climax with a rally in Washington this June. The organization is the rekindling of the campaign to help poor people that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was working on when he was killed April 4, 1968, in Memphis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 15, 2018 - 2:51 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of anti-poverty activists have launched a campaign in recent weeks modeled after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign of 1968. Like the push 50 years ago, advocates are hoping to draw attention to those struggling with deep poverty from Appalachia...
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Gary Horton, at right, president of the Erie chapter of the NAACP, organized about 160 people as they prepared to march from the Martin Luther King Center, 312 Chestnut St., to Perry Square in Erie on Thursday, June 14, 2018. They were taking part in the Poor People's Campaign march, on the 50th anniversary of the original campaign, which was inspired by a speech made by the Rev. Martin Luther King a few days before he was killed in April 1968. Several groups organized Thursday's march in Erie, including the Erie Benedictines for Peace, Erie County United and the Erie chapter of the NAACP, among others. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)
June 15, 2018 - 2:20 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of anti-poverty activists have launched a campaign in recent weeks modeled after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign of 1968. Like the push 50 years ago, advocates are hoping to draw attention to those struggling with deep poverty from Appalachia...
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Supporters of the opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinian hold a rally in the Republic square in Yerevan on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The Armenian parliament has voted against protest leader Nikol Pashinian as the country's new prime minister. The chamber voted on Tuesday 45 to 55 on Pashinian's nomination at the end of a nine-hour-long session of the parliament. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 01, 2018 - 3:57 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's parliament rejected making the opposition lawmaker who led weeks of anti-government rallies the country's new prime minister Tuesday, prompting him to call for a nationwide strike in protest. After a nine-hour session, the National Assembly of Armenia voted 55-45...
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Opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinian speaks during a rally in the Republic square in Yerevan on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The Armenian parliament has voted against protest leader Nikol Pashinian as the country's new prime minister. The chamber voted on Tuesday 45 to 55 on Pashinian's nomination at the end of a nine-hour-long session of the parliament. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 01, 2018 - 2:21 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's parliament rejected making the opposition lawmaker who led weeks of anti-government rallies the country's new prime minister Tuesday, prompting him to call for a nationwide strike in protest. After a nine-hour session, the chamber voted 55-45 against appointing...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968, file photo, Australian silver medalist Peter Norman, left, stands on the podium as Americans Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists in a human rights protest. Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) awarded on Saturday, April 28, 2018, a posthumous Order of Merit to Norman. AOC President John Coates said that Norman's achievements as an athlete - his silver-medal winning time of 20.06 seconds at Mexico City remains an Australian record 50 years after he set the mark - were dwarfed by his support for the gold and bronze medalists who raised their gloved fists and bowed their heads during the American national anthem. (AP Photo, File)
April 27, 2018 - 9:22 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Olympic Committee has awarded a posthumous Order of Merit to Peter Norman, the Australian sprinter who shared the podium with Tommie Smith and John Carlos when the two Americans raised their fists in a human rights protest at the 1968 Olympics. Norman, who died in...
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April 27, 2018 - 8:31 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Olympic Committee has awarded a posthumous Order of Merit to Peter Norman, the Australian sprinter who shared the podium with Tommie Smith and John Carlos when the two Americans raised their fists in a human rights protest at the 1968 Olympics. Norman, who died in...
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Mariah Jones, second from left, hug her husband, Jamarr Jones as they leave the wake for police shooting victim, Stephon Clark at the Bayside of South Sacramento Church, known as BOSS Church, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Clark, who was unarmed, was shot and killed by Sacramento Police Officers, Sunday, March 18, 2018. A another mourner, right, holds the couples daughter Amina Jones, 2. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 29, 2018 - 2:19 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's capital city is on edge for the funeral of a 22-year-old unarmed black man killed by Sacramento police in his grandparents' backyard. The Rev. Al Sharpton plans to give the eulogy for Stephon Clark at Thursday's funeral at Bayside of South Sacramento church...
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Aria Siccone, 14, a 9th grade student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where more than a dozen students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, cries as she recounts her story from that day, while state Rep. Barrinton Russell, D-Dist. 95, comforts her, as they talk to legislators at the state Capitol regarding gun control legislation, in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 22, 2018 - 11:15 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Holding hand-scrawled signs and wearing black "Parkland Strong" T-shirts, the 40 teenagers filed warily into a committee room at Florida's state Capitol on Wednesday. They hadn't been invited and the lawmakers they were intruding upon were in the middle of a meeting. Timid...
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February 06, 2018 - 6:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's interior minister said Monday she will consider pardons for suffragettes convicted during the struggle for the women's franchise, as the country marked 100 years since some women won the right to vote. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said she would "take a look at" the cases of...
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