Category: Protest! By Paki Wieland

Interdependence Day Celebration 7/2/16

The First Annual Northampton Interdependence Day Festival! Children’s Theater! Street Theater! Puppets! Music! and Action! Inspiration for one and all! Led by Beth Fairservis, puppet master and visionary artist, a group of local dramatists, artists, poets, musicians and activists are…

Sigrid Schmalzer: Red Revolution, Green Revolution 2/9/16

Sigrid Schmalzer presents her new book “Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China,” which looks at how socialist political ideas influence Chinese agricultural practices and the concepts of science and modernization on which those practices are based. She…

Protest! Climate Change Protest in Paris 12/19/16

A look at the streets of Paris during the Climate Change Protests in December 2016 during the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Video by Paki Wieland Tags: Climate change, global warming, Paris, UN, United Nations, Protest, Paki Wieland, COP21, activism

Protest! Syria Panel at Smith College 2/11/16

Three prominent activists and scholars with direct connections to Syria discuss war crimes, human rights and the human cost of the Syrian conflict in a panel presentation on “Accounting for Torture in Syria.” The panelists are: Robert Ford, former U.S….

Protest! Umass Divest Protest 4/14/16

More than 250 demonstrators from the UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign staged a sit-in at the Whitmore Administration Building on April 14, 2016 to demand that the University of Massachusetts Amherst sever all financial ties to fossil fuels. The protest…

Can Ferguson Happen Here? A Panel Discussion 1/19/15

A panel discussion on Martin Luther King Day 2015 in Northampton, MA to reflect on the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the local and national backlash that followed. Panelists include Northampton Police Chief Russell P….

Gas Leaks Springfield and Northampton 6/2/16

Community forums in Springfield and Northampton concerning the issue of unrepaired gas leaks by Columbia Gas featuring a presentation by Ania Camargo, of the organization Mothers Out Front. The sponsors said there are more than 500 ongoing gas leaks in…