{FD} FBI’s black ‘extremists’ report ignites fears of return to illegal government watch

Political organizations and veteran members of the civil rights movement have expressed concern over an FBI report noting the rise of black “extremists,” and fear it could lead to a return to a time when the agency unjustly spied on organizations which hadn’t broken any laws.

{FD} Black Lives Matter shouts down ACLU: ‘You protect Hitler, too!’

Black Lives Matter protesters shut down an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) event on free speech last week at William & Mary College after swarming the stage and shouting “liberalism is white supremacy” and “ACLU, you protect Hitler, too.”

{FD} ACLU sues St. Louis over treatment of protesters

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis on Friday over what it called "unlawful and unconstitutional action" during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of a white former police officer in the death of a black man.

Right and left facing off as Berkeley protests turn tense

Protesters from the poles of the U.S. political spectrum converged on another American city Sunday as skirmishes erupted when several dozen left-wing protesters surrounded and shouted at a handful of right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley.

5 assaulted at Berkeley protests as black-clad anarchists storm rightwing rally

Protesters from the poles of the U.S. political spectrum converged on another American city Sunday as skirmishes erupted when several dozen left-wing protesters surrounded and shouted at a handful of right-wing demonstrators in Berkeley.

Boston ‘Free Speech Rally’ cut short as conservative activists leave counterprotesters behind

Thousands of leftist counterprotesters marched peaceably through downtown Boston on Saturday, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism ahead of a rally being staged by conservative activists a week after a Virginia demonstration turned deadly.

{FD} Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance – and face some

Gay pride parades Sunday in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights, while contending with the prospect of protests over the events' own diversity and direction.

{FD} International marijuana holiday off to a smoking start

Beginning April 20, and continuing throughout the weekend (or until the snacks run out), swarms of so-called “stoners” will be gathering on grassy knolls, city streets and even the U.S. Capitol steps to celebrate the international marijuana holiday known as “4/20.” And while the yearly, pungent “protests” are often treated as sideshows, the issue of legalized cannabis - and the benefits it is providing to a variety of Americans - is growing too big to ignore.