Latest Civil disobedience Stories

2006-06-06 20:18:11

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Tuesday unveiled its most comprehensive guidance to date for medical professionals in dealing with detainees, but rights activists denounced it for allowing broad use of prisoners' health data to guide interrogations.

2006-06-05 16:26:34

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Pentagon document setting rules for medical professionals in detainee operations endorses force-feeding hunger strikers, a practice criticized by rights activists, U.S. officials said on Monday.

2006-05-12 14:26:28

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Illegal immigration protesters wrapped up a cross-country caravan on Friday with a rally in the shadow of the U.S.

2006-05-12 08:46:57

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court refused on Friday to stop a former cruise liner that environmental activists say has hundreds of tonnes of toxic material on board from entering Indian waters.

2006-04-18 18:06:26

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - More than half a century after U.S. civil rights icon Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man, the Alabama legislature on Tuesday voted to pardon her and others convicted for breaking segregation-era race laws.

2006-04-18 14:10:00

Environmental group Greenpeace said on Tuesday the eventual death toll from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster could be far higher than official estimates, with up to 93,000 cancer deaths attributable to the accident.

2006-04-06 18:05:00

Greenpeace on Thursday said McDonald's was fueling Amazon rainforest destruction by using soybeans grown in the region as feed for chickens that end up served in the fast-food chain's European restaurants.

2006-03-21 13:50:00

The United Nations should protect the world's oceans from deep sea fishing and pollution in the same way as environmentally sensitive land, the lobby group Greenpeace said on Tuesday.

2006-03-02 12:44:01

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday its members prevented a boat from leaving a Chilean port with materials to construct a controversial wood pulp plant in Uruguay.

2006-02-21 05:42:56

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has a long tradition of passionate protest, yet even by this volatile country's standards Tuesday was something special. Six protests unfolded in less than an hour, all within about one km (half a mile) of each other.

Word of the Day
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.