April 10, 2000 |
Encouraged by shofar blasts and a trumpet fanfare, several thousand people formed a human chain around the U.S. Capitol in Washington to demand that wealthy nations show biblical forgiveness by canceling billions of dollars in debt owed by the world's most impoverished countries.
April 16, 2000 |
Some had taped down the rings in their pierced eyebrows to guard against having them torn off in a melee. Others wore bandannas to hide their faces like guerrilla comandantes. But the young protesters who took to the solitary, police-lined streets of downtown Washington on Saturday were more quixotic than confrontational and hundreds of them went meekly in plastic handcuffs after the riot squad bottled them up in an office-district canyon and police started making arrests.
September 22, 2001 |
A Washington protest group said it expects more than 10,000 people to join an antiwar march next Saturday from the White House to the Capitol as the U.S. military prepares for retaliatory strikes for last week's terrorist attacks. "The issues of war and racism were issues we were paying a great deal of attention to already," said Richard Becker, a spokesman for International Action Center, which has formed International ANSWER, which stands for Act Now to Stop War and End Racism.
May 1, 2000 |
A massive outpouring of gays and lesbians and their supporters from across the nation gathered here Sunday amid a multihued show of pride in their movement and an appeal to mobilize as a political force in the November elections. Representing all 50 states and various countries, participants in the "Millennium March on Washington for Equality" trekked from the Washington Monument to the front of the U.S. Capitol for more than six festive hours of speeches and music.
May 1, 2000 |
Kathi Friedman's epiphany came in February, the afternoon she joined other mothers being interviewed about the Million Mom March at a television studio in South-Central Los Angeles. The only white woman in the room, the property manager who lives in Hancock Park suddenly realized she was also the only mother there who hadn't lost a child or family member to gun violence. Some had lost two or three. "It was a life-changing experience," said Friedman, an anti-violence activist for 15 years.
May 26, 1997 |
Thousands of war veterans and their families circled the National Mall on motorcycles Sunday, demanding better treatment of disabilities linked to military service and a final accounting of Americans lost in the Indochina conflict and other wars.
June 2, 1996 |
Tens of thousands of people from across the nation gathered at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday to march, sing, clap and cheer in support of a simple but powerful cause--the welfare of children.
June 1, 1996 |
Today, tens of thousands of children will be marching to the Lincoln Memorial and carrying with them hopes for a revived liberal agenda. Dubbed "Stand for Children," the march and rally is the brainchild of Marian Wright Edelman, the relentless champion of federal aid programs for nutrition, education, health and welfare. She conceived the idea of a children's crusade in February when the entire structure of federal aid, especially welfare, was under attack in Congress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1996 |
They were two little boys on a big silver bird in the sky. One had on a black Nike baseball cap and an Orlando Magic jersey, his hair knitted in cornrows. The blond had on Nike shoes and a shirt with a T-rex stomping across it. "Explore the Smithsonian," it read. We were 33,000 feet above the Mississippi, heading back to Los Angeles from the Stand for Children in Washington, D.C.
September 1, 1996 |
A protest featuring several militia groups drew a light turnout for the first of two days of music and speeches decrying what organizers see as an increasingly powerful and intrusive federal government. "I just got a call, and people are stuck in traffic," organizer Joseph Corey told about 100 people scattered on the Mall near the Capitol about an hour after the two-day demonstration began. In an interview, Corey had predicted 15,000 people would show up.