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    Book Discussion on Words Will Break Cement

    Moscow-based journalist Masha Gessen talked about her book, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot, in which she profiles the feminist punk rock collective, Pussy Riot, whose…

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    Climate Change, Austerity, and the Return of Authoritarianism

    A panel discussion was held on topics such as science, moral issues in economics, climate change and the use of non-violent civil disobedience. Michael Ash is an author of an essay…

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    Medea Benjamin on Code Pink

    Medea Benjamin talked about the history of the protest group, Code Pink. She discussed the group’s protests, including during the previous week’s congressional hearings on…

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    Open Phones

    On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Do demonstration marches still make a…

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    Scenes of a Cairo Mosque

    Scenes were shown of protestors being cleared from al-Fath mosque in Ramses Square in Cairo, Epypt, by Egyptian security forces.Courtesy of Al Jazeera English.

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    Secretary Kerry on Unrest in Egypt

    Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to reporters about the violence in Egypt before the daily State Department briefing.

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    White House Daily Briefing on Violence in Egypt

    Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest read a statement condemning the violence in Egypt. He then responded to questions from reporters on Martha’s Vineyard, where President Obama…

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    Occupy Movement and Economic Inequality

    Supporters of the “Occupy Movement” talked about the state and future of the movement. The Occupy Movement began in 2011 as a protest movement against social and economic…

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    New York City Civil War Draft Riots

    This week on The Civil War, author Iver Bernstein discussed the causes and consequences of the New York City Draft Riots of mid-July 1863, that resulted from the federal draft for…

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    Wounded Knee 1973, Forty Years Later

    In February 1973, Oglala Lakota Indians and members of the American Indian Movement seized and occupied the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota. For the next few months hostilities…

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    Book Discussion on Occupy Nation

    Todd Gitlin talked about his book, Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the…

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    Dockum Drug Store Sit-In

    Carol Hahn and Galyn Vesey talked about the Dockum Drug Store sit-in in which they participated in 1958. This was one of the earliest examples of this type of civil rights protest in the…

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    Book Discussion on The Riot Within: My Journey From Rebellion to Redemption

    Rodney King talked about his childhood as well as his life in the days and years following the video recording of his beating by the Los Angeles police on March 3, 1991. Mr. King…

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    Panel on the Port Huron Statement

    Panelists talked about student unrest in the 1960s. Tom Hayden was the original drafter of "The Port Huron Statement", the founding document of the Students for a Democratic Society in…

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    Book Discussion on Put Your Bodies Upon the Wheels

    Kenneth Heineman discussed Put Your Bodies Upon the Wheels: Student Revolt in the 1960s, published by Ivan R. Dee. In his new book, Professor Heineman explores the social, cultural,…

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    Book Discussion on The Devil We Don't Know

    Nonie Darwish took a critical look at the revolutions in the Middle East and questioned whether they would lead to an expansion of freedom and democracy as many in the West…

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    Book Discussion on Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention

    Jamal Joseph recounts his life as a member of the Black Panther Party in New York City in the 1960s and '70s. The author recalls his introduction to the Panthers his senior year of high…

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    Book Discussion on Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America

    A history of the Occupy Wall Street movement was written by almost 60 of the participating activists, calling themselves “Writers for the 99%.” Some of the contributors to the…

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    Book Discussion on Uprising

    John Nichols reports on the public protests that took place in Madison, Wisconsin, in February 2011 in reaction to Governor Scott Walker’s decision to remove collective bargaining…

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    Campus Protests During the 1960s

    A panel of scholars described how they have used oral histories to help present a more complete record of protests on college campuses in the 1960s and '70s. They used slides as they…

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