Todd Gitlin

Columbia University

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Professor of Journalism and Sociology and Chair of Communications at Columbia University; author of Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage, The Bulldozer and The Big Tent: Blind Republicans, Lame Democrats and the Recovery of American Ideals and The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election; former President of Students for a Democratic Society (1963-1964); protester at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, attendee at the 2008 Democratic Convention and former blogger about it for Harpers

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American History is filled with marches and protest movements. What does it take for a demonstration to lead to real change?

How effective have mass protests been?

American History is filled with marches and protest movements. What does it take for a demonstration to lead to real change?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Tom Hayden wrote the  Port Huron Statement , which became a blueprint for civil rights and anti-war protest in the 1960s.

Politician and anti-war activist Tom Hayden dead at 76

Tom Hayden wrote the Port Huron Statement , which became a blueprint for civil rights and anti-war protest in the 1960s.

from To the Point

New York's Zuccotti Park has little vegetation.

If We Are the 99 Percent, Who Is the 47?

New York's Zuccotti Park has little vegetation.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved more than 800 bills.

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Greta Thunberg inspired Fridays for Future--school strikes around the world.  Were the leaders of major polluters paying attention? Not according to what they told the United Nations.

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These are some interesting texts.

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Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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Democrat Monique Limon announced she will run for Hannah Beth Jackson’s coveted state senate seat.

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Absolute immunity, executive privilege, crony privilege?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

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In a Dallas courtroom on Wednesday, a former police officer was convicted of murder for killing her African American neighbor, then she got a hug from the victim’s brother and the…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Trump’s sometimes, maybe lawyer Rudy Giuliani clearly needs an attorney himself as the investigations involving the former New York City mayor mount.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers