Tag: Protests

Sir Ian McKellen's Sign At Women's March Sums Up Message Of Protest In Trump Era

Sir Ian McKellen attends the Women’s March in London and waves around a very appropriate photo of actor and dear friend Sir Patrick Stewart.

Viral January 22, 2017

Raising Minimum Wage May Lead To Robots Taking Over Jobs: McDonalds Ex-CEO

Former McDonald's CEO Edward Rensi warned that robotic tools could take over jobs if the minimum wage would be raised. A McDonald's employee protest shut the chain's Chicago headquarters on May 25, a day before its annual shareholder meeting.

Business Tech May 26, 2016

Telescope Protesters Gather At Kamehameha Statue To Demand Reopening Of Mauna Kea Summit Road

The University of Hawaii decided to close the Mauna Kea Summit Road following the damage it sustained from the people's installation of boulders and rock walls as part of their protests against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Earth/Environment July 3, 2015

Protests Against Giant Telescope In Hawaii Continue Amid Construction Process

Local residents of the Hawaiian Big Island continue their protest against the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea by blocking roads leading up to the giant telescope's construction site.

Space May 4, 2015

Japanese Valentine's Day Haters Protest The 'Oppressive Chocolate Capitalists'

A lot of people do not like Valentine's Day. Now one group of Japanese men is taking their anti-Valentine's Day and chocolate industry sentiment to the streets.

Internet Culture February 14, 2015

#ICantBreathe: Protests Not Just on Streets, Twitter Explodes with Powerful Thoughts

Twitter explodes with #ICantBreathe tweets demanding justice and change in America.

Internet Culture December 5, 2014

#CrimingWhileWhite Sheds Light On Racial Double Standard Following Eric Garner Decision

A Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of an unarmed African American, which sparked more protests regarding race and police.

Internet Culture December 4, 2014

Racial Divides Disappear in Heartwarming Hug Photo Amid Ferguson Protests

Photo of white police officer and young black child hugging while protests go on around them spreads through social media. The two came together at a protest in Portland of the shooting in Missouri of Michael Brown.

Society November 30, 2014

Ferguson In The Media: Newspaper Front Pages The Morning After The Decision

On Monday night peaceful protests and violent riots broke out after the announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged for the death of Michael Brown.

Internet Culture November 25, 2014

Hong Kong protesters' iPhones target of malicious spyware, claims security firm

Cybercriminals have released a cross-platform Trojan to attack Chinese protesters. The mobile remote access tool's use could extend beyond the Occupy Central protests.

Apps/Software October 1, 2014

Hong Kong protesters use FireChat app to communicate without Internet

Demonstrators protesting for greater democracy in Hong Kong are connecting without government-controlled Internet by using the smartphone app FireChat.

Internet Culture October 1, 2014

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong use FireChat to stay under Beijing radar

It's hard to stay organized when crowds are involved. It's even harder when communication lines are threatened. Hong Kong protesters pull through with the help of FireChat.

Apps/Software October 1, 2014

China reportedly blocks Instagram as Hong Kong protests go full blast

With pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong intensifying, China has allegedly blocked Instagram in the region. Imposing such blocks is possibly an attempt on part of the government from curtailing the spread of violent images that show the clash of the protesters and police

Society September 29, 2014

Mozilla's Brendan Eich has just become the most hated CEO in the world for his anti-gay stance

Mozilla stands by its principle of openness, diversity and equality amid latest controversy sparked by the newly appointed chief executive Brendan Eich's support to Proposition 8.

Society March 31, 2014

Anonymous-backed protests in Albuquerque against police shooting hits streets and government websites

The recent killing of a mentally ill, homeless man has sparked protests and hacking activities. Will the Albuquerque police department accused of violating civil rights be acquitted from it?

Society March 31, 2014

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