The most memorable scene from April's protest against the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center came when two men wearing comically large Bush/Cheney masks were handcuffed and marched to the back of a squad car. An overreaction, perhaps, but not a huge miscarriage of justice. They had wa ... More >>
You heard it here first: The outrage that has been simmering on the right since President Obama's election in 2008 is about to boil over. It will make the claims that he's a crypto-Muslim communist bent on destroying America seem like trifling schoolyard taunts. It will make those early Tea Party ra ... More >>
As expected, the Texas House passed new, restrictive abortion restrictions this afternoon, sending them on to the Senate for final approval, but not before Democrats could launch a statewide bus tour, and not before this pro-choice protester could scream at lawmakers from the gallery. Unlike the cla ... More >>
It's a cute idea, really. A couple of dozen Democratic lawmakers enter to protest looming cuts to the food stamp program by going to the grocery store, elbow-to-elbow with real Americans, and spending $30 for a week's worth of food. Not only will it shame Republicans into eliminating cuts to the Sup ... More >>
It's not uncommon, if you happen to be passing the intersection of Greenville Avenue and Royal Lane, to be confronted by very large, very graphic photographs of aborted fetuses. The corner is a favored hangout of anti-abortion protesters, presumably in support of the White Rose Women's Center, which ... More >>
A $65,000 bond for three young people arrested on misdemeanor charges sounded unusually high to us when we wrote about the Keystone XL protesters locked up in Smith County a week ago. Bail was halved Wednesday, but that was only after the presiding judge recused himself from the case over a conflic ... More >>
For more than two weeks, three young people arrested on misdemeanor charges have remained in a Smith County jail, unable to bond about because a judge set bail at $65,000. They stand accused of misdemeanor criminal trespassing, resisting arrest and illegal dumping. But the unusually high bond amou ... More >>
Last week, workers at Wal-Mart stores in Southern California walked off the job in what was, per Salon, the first multi-store strike in the retail giant's history. Today, the protest made its way to Dallas. Workers at nine area Wal-Mart stores walked off the job this morning to demand higher wages ... More >>
Earlier this week we told you about John Jay Myers, the Libertarian Senate candidate who believes he'll be unfairly excluded from WFAA's planned October 2 debate. He promised to bring protesters to the station's headquarters on Young Street, which he did today around 11. When we got there, there ... More >>
Led by a little-known minister, protesters rallied to run a Korean store owner out of business. Then they learned a little more about that minister.
Repercussions from the fatal shooting of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will be felt in Austin next year, state Senator Royce West told hundreds of demonstrators who gathered at Paul Quinn College today to mourn and demand justice for the 17-year-old. "We've come together today, but what w ... More >>
It probably hasn't escaped the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation's notice that an awful lot of people are very, very unhappy with the organization lately. Just to drive the point home a little further, reps from MoveOn.org, CREDO Action and UltraViolet announced they'd be hand-delivering a Move ... More >>
I was out wandering around not far from my house this morning when I was lucky enough to catch a bit of the annual Elite News-sponsored Martin Luther King Day Parade. Hundreds of people turned out to watch, lining the former Forest Avenue for at least a mile. The marchers included the mayor (trailin ... More >>
Special thanks to those who made 2011 so very, very special.
All photos by Robert WilonskyThe scene outside, and around, Dallas City Hall at 12:40 a.m.Robert's downtown at the Occupy Dallas camp, where police are breaking up protestors as we speak. He sends along these photos, and this: City has yanked their agreement with Occupy Dallas, and they're curre ... More >>
No way is this over. No way should anybody let this drop. The Occupy Dallas arrests last Saturday should be taken as a direct challenge, not a lesson or defeat. The Dallas Police Department is already trying to paper over the outrageous arrests of seven bank protesters last Saturday on trump ... More >>
New report finds the Lone Star swimming in deep debt.
At 1:20 this morning Boston police stormed an Occupy encampment in Boston Greenway park, hauled off more than 100 protesters in cable-tie cuffs and tore down their tents. Everybody in the Occupy Dallas encampment I talked to at about noon today was aware of what just happened in Boston. The ... More >>
We began the day by discussing Occupy Dallas's missive to the mayor concerning their encampment at Pioneer Plaza, between Dallas City Hall and the Dallas Convention Center. We end it -- not counting our Rangers liveblog, which is now into extra innings -- with this: Following a sitdown with the g ... More >>
There's a HuffPo piece this morning about how the pepper-spray-flavored Occupy Wall Street protests moved to the West Coast yesterday -- San Francisco, specifically, and the Bank of America building in the Financial District. Next Thursday, though, they hit a little closer to home. Without Radioh ... More >>
No doubt you've heard of plans to plant a six-lane bowling alley-slash-bar next to Good Records on Lowest Greenville. It was on the City Plan Commission's agenda two weeks ago, at the same time the CPC replatted Valley View Center to make way for its inevitable demolition. Problem was, neighborho ... More >>
School's out, but not for the Dallas Independent School District's trustees, who're meeting at this very moment (behind closed doors) before they look at two versions of the 2011-'12 budget -- what they're calling versions 5.1 and 6.0, which follow the iteration presented to the board on May 26 t ... More >>
For over 22 years, Mike Williams has led the New Orleans metal band Eyehategod. And, in that time, the singer has endured numerous protestors at shows, a constantly revolving situation with bass players and even some time in jail in 2005 on a narcotics charge. Through it all, Williams has remained c ... More >>
Patrick MichelsSee more pics of the protest in Kevin Todora's slideshow.If you happened to stroll past Pegasus Plaza downtown over the lunch hour, what follows may not be news to you. Odds are, you already noticed the 20-some protesters wielding signs with behind-the-scenes photos of elephants an ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsNeighbors from Jubilee Park were protesting outside DISD headquarters again last night, while parents supporting expansion plans for O.M. Roberts Elementary held their own meeting at the school.The Dallas Independent School District's designs on land around O.M. Roberts Ele ... More >>
Patrick MichelsMichael Robinson, left, and David Bowling were the sole protesters at today's same-sex divorce hearing downtown.So much for the media circus outside today's highly anticipated (judging by the advance news coverage, anyway) hearing at the George L. Allen Sr. Courts Building, where t ... More >>
Patrick MichelsDemonstrators on both sides of the debate shared space outside this morning's town hall meeting with Rep. Pete Sessions and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson.Update: Check out our slide show for more photos from the meeting and the protest.Walking up to the health care reform protest outs ... More >>
Sara KerensUndaunted by the mighty Canadian consulate downtown, the PETA protesters stand their ground.When People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals came to Fort Worth earlier this month, they parked a woman in a cage, nearly naked and painted up like a cat, on a sidewalk downtown. So imagine our ... More >>
Megan FeldmanThis afternoon outside Dallas City Hall, several hundred people braved the summer's first 100-degree day to protest the violent crackdown on demonstrators in Iran. They waved Iranian flags, held signs demanding freedom and democracy and showed photographs of the violence that has rocked ... More >>
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