Police reportedly arrested 19 workers who sat down in the street — and refused to move — outside the bustling McDonald's at New York's Times Square.
The protesters - most of them members of the Philadelphia-based Earth Quaker Action Team - said they were calling on President Obama to block construction of the pipeline.
The arrests mark the third major act of civil disobedience by immigration reform advocates in the past few months.
Labor attorney Joe Burns argues that unions will never regain power without being prepared to break the law.
Climate activist Tim DeChristopher visited "The Late Show" with David Letterman on Tuesday to discuss the documentary "Bidder 70,"which tells the story of his stunning act of civil disobedience in a time of global climate chaos.
Documents recently obtained by Bold Nebraska show that TransCanada - owner of the hotly-contested Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands pipeline - has colluded with an FBI/DHS Fusion Center in Nebraska, labeling non-violent activists as possible candidates for "terrorism" charges and other serious criminal charges.
After serving 10 days of her 15-day sentence for trespassing during a protest against fracking, activist Sandra Steingraber was released from the Schuyler County jail in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Watch Steingraber’s supporters greet her with flowers, cheers and song.
Watch the livestream as over 100 students protest the KXL pipeline with a mock funeral outside TransCanada's Massachusetts office near Boston. Over 25 protesters have already been arrested.
Environmental activists protest Keystone XL oil pipeline.
When Reddit co-founder and internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide last Friday, he was facing up to 13 felony counts, 50 years in prison, and millions of dollars in fines. His alleged crime? Pulling millions of academic articles from the digital archive JSTOR.
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