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Democracy in Crisis: Nine injured in attack on protesters outside Turkish ambassador’s residence

Shortly after Donald Trump tweeted “It was a great honor to welcome the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to the @WhiteHouse today!” members of Erdoğan’s security staff, many of whom appear to have been armed, attacked a peaceful protest across from the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington D.C. […]

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This week in political activism: March 20-26

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Start local by getting to know your county supervisors and city council Iowa City Council meeting City Hall (410 E Washington St) — Tuesday, March 21 […]

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This week in political activism: March 13-19

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week. Share your thoughts with Joni Ernst Joni Ernst’s Traveling Office Hours Meeting Room B, Coralville Public Library — Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m. Senator Joni […]

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Photos: Massive crowd turns up to support immigrants and refugees

The Iowa City downtown Ped Mall was packed community members Sunday. An estimated 2,000 people gathered at a Solidarity Rally Against the Ban to oppose President Donald Trump’s recent executive order banning immigration from seven countries, all of which are predominantly Muslim. Elected officials, members of the faith community, musicians and people who have been […]

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Nearly 200 protested at Eastern Iowa Airport in solidarity with immigrants and refugees

Nearly 200 protesters gathered at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids on Sunday in the wake of an executive order issued Friday by President Donald Trump barring citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and Sudan from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The order also denied entry to all refugees for 120 days, except those […]

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Protest planned today at Eastern Iowa Airport following recent executive order

A protest is planned starting at 4 p.m. today at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids against the recent executive order affecting refugees, immigrants and green card holders (although the administration seems to have walked back restrictions on green card holders in statements made today). This protest follows several others across the country held […]

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FedEx: Employee who tried to stop Thursday flag burning will keep job

In a tweet sent out Saturday morning, FedEx announced that Matt Uhrin, the driver who interrupted a flag-burning protest Thursday, would keep his job. The company said that it had reviewed the incident, which garnered national attention including coverage on Fox News, and had no plans to “change his status.” We have reviewed the matter […]

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Flag burning in downtown Iowa City led to confrontation, citations

Two citations were issued following a flag burning protest on the Iowa City Ped Mall on Thursday afternoon in which a FedEx delivery man intervened with a fire extinguisher to put out the flames and take away some of the flags. Protesters Kelli Ebensberger and Paul Osgerby received a citation for not having a permit […]

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Iowa City man attempts to burn a flag in protest of Trump inauguration

Iowa City resident Andrew Alemao attempted to burn a flag Friday on the Iowa City Ped Mall as an act of protest against the Trump inauguration. Alemao was interrupted by a bystander who disapproved of the act and wrestled with him, trying to take the flag away. Police arrived quickly and diffused the situation. As […]

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Protesters make last stand as Electoral College votes

Roughly 40 people gathered under the dome of the Iowa Capitol Building in Des Moines on Monday to protest the election of Donald Trump and urge electors to “be brave,” as one sign read, and switch their votes away from Trump. Electors across the U.S. are gathering in state capitals today to cast votes for […]

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Citizens rally to pressure electors against voting for Trump

Stop Trump. Defend Democracy. Iowa State Capitol — Monday, Dec. 19 at 9 a.m. Citizens from across the state are planning to gather at the State Capitol in Des Moines today, Dec. 19 to convince electors for the Electoral College to refuse to cast their votes for Donald Trump. The main organizers — including Democracy […]

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Donald Trump’s Thank You Tour stops in Des Moines

President-elect Donald Trump visited Des Moines yesterday as one of the stops on his Thank You Tour. This tour is traveling to battleground states — including Ohio, Michigan and North Carolina — that favored Trump on Nov. 8 as a means of thanking his supporters. The Iowa Events Center’s Hy-Vee Hall hosted a crowd of […]

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