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Civil authorities have a right to disrupt protests if they interfere with and impose a threat to the safety of citizens.”
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Primary Sources

U.S. Constitution, Amendment I
James Madison, 1789

Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau, 1849

Direct Action
Voltairine de Cleyre, 1912

Buddhist Monk Sets Himself on Fire Malcolm Browne, 1963

Burning the American Flag in Protest Anonymous, c. 1969

Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's Claims Television News Is Biased Spiro T. Agnew, 1969

Jimi Hendrix Playing at Woodstock
Henry Diltz, 1969

Two Judges Decline Drug Cases, Protesting Sentencing Rules
Joseph B. Treaster, 1993

Your Rights to Demonstrate and Protest  National Lawyers Guild, 2000

Pie in the Eye Paul Sussman, 2000

What Makes an Activist?Anne Becker, 2003

Bush Zones Go National
Jim Hightower, 2004

Civil authorities have a right to disrupt protests if they interfere with and impose a threat to the safety of citizens.”


History of civil disobedience

City park reopens after protesters are evicted


Judge rules against occupy boston

right to protest – aclu 

occupy protesters rights

Which cities have been sued? Occupy and the courtroom

Cities doing it right respecting protestors rights

Wall street protesters lose bid to return to new York city park with tents

Buffalo – clearing protesters and rights  looking at tactics both parties

ask leaders to respect their constitutional rights

Occupy protesters sue over free speech, force

Federal judge’s ruling means…

Judge’s ruling on occupy: occupying is not speech

Occupy DC obtains federal judge’s order against surprise eviction

 Judge halts eviction of occupy wall st. – would allow protesters to return with ‘belongings’ 

Judge’s decision on occupy Boston is perplexing 

Judge Brokers deal to allow Occupy Augusta to stay in park 

 Protests in the United States

History of Mass nonviolent Action

History of marches and mass actions

Bill Moyers and the history of Dissent

Greenpeace and Peaceful Protest

Civil Rights, Vietnam and a Decade of Protest

The 10 best protests

the 1960’s

The civil rights movement timeline

civil rights movement


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