Tag: Protest

The Juggalo March on Washington Brought Me to Tears

The HeadCount blog is a forum for our community where we welcome all opinions and perspectives. Anyone wishing to write for the HeadCount blog may do so by emailing [email protected]  The National Mall might be my favorite place in the world. As a fan of American History, it’s always felt like an adult playground to me….

Posted in Music and Activism

Greenpeace Activists Sitting in a Russian Jail for Trying to Hang a Sign

Last month, 30 members of a Greenpeace activist crew were arrested by the Russian Coast Guard after trying to stage a protest against the first-ever oil drilling in the Arctic. They’ve been sitting in a Russian jail ever since.

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change

Did Oakland Cops Forget How Civil Disobedience Works?

Violent police crackdowns are only adding fuel to Occupy Wall Street, argues a HeadCount blogger. Why didn’t they realize that in Oakland?

Posted in Personal Liberty

21st Century Protest Songs Have a Digital Home

As Occupy Wall Street grows, the movement’s unofficial soundtrack is coming together on Facebook and SoundCloud

Posted in Music and Activism, Trends in Music and Society

Fiasco of a Protest

Lupe Fiasco fans announced earlier this week that they would rally outside Atlantic Records’ New York headquarters October 15 in an effort to speed the release of the rapper’s much anticipated third album, Lasers.

Posted in Music and Activism

Using Social Media to Stage a Movement

I wanted to organize a lil protest against BP and offshore drilling. It had been exactly one month since the oil spill began. One month of non-stop poison continuously flowing into the Gulf, making its way toward the Loop Current and Florida’s Keys and beaches. In the history of history, this is undoubtedly the single…

The Chartreuse of Civil Disobedience in Iran

This post commemorates the millions of Iranians who have taken to the streets in the spirit of Mohandas Gandhi’s satyagraha and Martin Luther King Jr.’s peaceful rebellion. The protesters mostly wear the lime-green chartreuse color (it’s a real “clash” of opinions) associated with presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi. On Monday, at a rally in Azadi (Freedom)…