Jenni Monet was arrested and charged with “engaging in a riot” while covering the Standing Rock protests. She speaks with MediaFile about her experiences, and her perspective on the #NoDAPL movement as an Native American journalist.
As social, political and environmental injustices seem increasingly prevalent, it can be difficult to handle feelings of powerlessness. But is “slacktivism” the best way to combat the unfairness we see around us? Though well-meaning, slacktivists tend to perpetuate social cycles of complacency and dishonesty which
Last week, Jordan Brenner of Bleacher Report initiated a hashtag that quickly became a trending topic across Twitter. Celebrities and regular citizens alike shared tweets tagged with #PressOn along with screenshots of their subscriptions to various newspapers, especially The New York Times and The Washington
A large and seemingly instantaneous protest movement has risen in cities across the nation – including all ages, genders, creeds, and spanning the political spectrum. But how do these protests start, and where does the mass organization come from? The protests occurring almost every day
Newsfeeds and television screens across the country are being inundated with images from the Women’s March on Washington and and its sister marches in cities across the country on January 21. While news sources largely frame the march as a victory for all women, they
Since the election of Donald Trump, many Americans have taken to the streets in protest of his impending presidency and its potential consequences. Among many of these demonstrations, the act of flag burning has earned a considerable amount of attention. Increased attention on this demonstration
In February of 2014, students took to the streets throughout Venezuela to address grievances with their government. The country had one of the highest murder rates globally, a 50 percent inflation rate, and a lack of critical daily supplies such as toilet paper and milk.
After the International Paralympic Committee Ejected a Belarusian Team Employee, Pro-Russian Media Fired Back
The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games saw their first political protest last night when Andrey Fomochkin, an employee of the Belarusian sports ministry, draped the Russian flag around his shoulders as he marched in with his country during the Opening Ceremony at Maracana Stadium. Fomochkin’s credentials
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been making headlines this past week for refusing to stand during the pre-game national anthem. While other national sports leagues, like the NBA, require participation in the national anthem, the NFL has clarified in a statement that “players
Search “Baton Rouge protestor” and Ieshia Evans of Pennsylvania will appear. She stands tall with her knees locked, shoulders back, and dress fluttering around her ankles. Her body language is a stark contrast to the riot-gear clad Louisiana State Police officers approaching her. Their knees