Latest Civil disobedience Stories

2009-07-08 17:25:38

Police in Connecticut said a man who showed up for a dental appointment in the nude has been charged with disorderly conduct and public indecency. Investigators said Christopher Hoff, 41, arrived at Optimus Dental in Stratford completely naked and fled the building once the female receptionist began screaming, The Connecticut Post reported Wednesday. Officers arrived on the scene and people on the street pointed them in the direction of the naked guy, police said. Police said they tracked...

2009-07-08 12:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, 11 daring Greenpeace climbers hung a banner on Mount Rushmore challenging President Obama to show real leadership on global warming.

2009-06-03 12:30:00

Greenpeace said on Wednesday that the cattle industry is the biggest driver of destruction of the Amazonian rain forest.

2009-05-31 19:50:00

Mr. Terry releases video statement for Pro-life leaders concerning Dr. Tiller's killing. Video can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08C9O_4BbcA WASHINGTON, May 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue.

2009-04-30 17:38:40

A pair of university students in Singapore, a man and a woman, were each fined $1,350 for taking a walk in the nude through a commercial area. Eng Kai Er, 24, and Jan Philip, 21, were sentenced Thursday to pay the maximum fine for an obscene act after they admitted to taking a nude stroll through Holland Village on a Saturday evening in January, The Straits Times reported Thursday. Court papers said the students took the walk to seek thrill. William Chan, a lawyer for the duo, said the...

2009-04-14 11:41:00

33-Year-Old Organizing Phenomenon Helped Double Group's Size WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greenpeace USA today announced that Phil Radford, well-known among a new generation of environmental leaders for his grassroots organizing achievements, will serve as its next executive director.

2009-04-09 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue. On Good Friday, April 10, at 12:00 Noon, DC area Pro-life leaders and activists will protest at the White House (gathering in the Northwest quadrant of Lafayette Park) to denounce President Obama's speech at Notre Dame's commencement on May 17, and the proposed change in "conscience regulations" regarding abortion referrals and dispensing Plan B, etc.

2009-04-08 16:26:33

City officials in Laguna Niguel, Calif., said new rules against public urination and alcohol drinking are aimed at controlling Mooning the Amtrak events. The City Council approved a new ordinance Tuesday that bans public urination and defecation as well as prohibiting the public consumption of alcohol, the Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Wednesday. Officials said the ordinance resulted from a Mooning the Amtrak event in July that involved about 10,000 people.

2009-04-08 14:21:31

A New York restaurant has stirred controversy by refusing to change its controversial name: Obama Fried Chicken. City Councilman Charles Barron, D-Brooklyn, was joined in protesting outside of the restaurant Monday with Rev.

2009-04-07 15:17:00

Officials with North Carolina's Brunswick County said they have decided to ban nude sunbathing on Bird Island. The county Board of Commissioners said Monday that Commissioner Marty Cooke will work with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department to post a sign on the island, which is a popular destination

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