Moral Mondays

Politics & Government
8:29 am
Tue July 16, 2013

101 More Arrested In Moral Monday Demonstration; Counterprotest Coming

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RALEIGH, N.C. - About 100 protesters are facing charges for demonstrating outside the North Carolina Senate in the latest of what have become weekly protests against Republican policies.

More than two-thirds of those arrested Monday were women. Organizers focused on women's rights and leadership as legislation that could close most of the state's abortion clinics nears a final vote.

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The State of Things
11:35 am
Fri July 12, 2013

North Carolina In National Spotlight

North Carolina legislative building
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A panel of experts share views and insight on the General Assembly and Moral Mondays

The happenings at the North Carolina General Assembly have put the state solidly in the national focus. Major network news stations, as well as the New York Times editorial board, have begun to point a finger at the state.

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The State of Things
11:02 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Love Army Fights NC General Assembly With Music

The North Carolina Music Love Army Logo.
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Two weeks ago, the North Carolina Music Love Army did not exist. It was just an idea.

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Politics & Government
7:04 am
Tue July 9, 2013

64 Arrested At N.C. Legislature Protest, More Than 700 In Ten Weeks

Protesters gather at the capitol for a Moral Monday protest.
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RALEIGH, N.C. - 64 people have been arrested inside the North Carolina legislature for protesting the policies advanced by the Republican majority.

The arrests bring the total for the past 10 weeks of "Moral Monday" protests to well over 700 taken to jail, nearly all charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing and violating building rules.

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The State of Things
11:53 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Jim Holshouser & North Carolina's Changing Politics

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Congressman Howard Coble shares his memories of Jim Holshouser and the weekly news round table discuss how NC politics are changing

Former North Carolina Governor Jim Holshouser was laid to rest today. He died this week at age 78 in a state very different from the one he governed 4 decades ago.

His Republican Party has changed a lot too.  Congressman Howard Coble served in Holshouser's cabinet.  "I think he was concerned in enlarging our tent," Coble told host Frank Stasio on The State of Things. "We have some folks in our party who would like to build a barrier around the tent and permit only those who agree identically with every issue, and that's not practical."

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Politics & Government
10:45 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Civitas’ Moral Monday Arrestee Database Elicits Critical Responses

The 'Pick the Protester Game' on the Civitas website.
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The  Civitas Institute posted an online database of Moral Monday/Witness Wednesday arrestees yesterday on its website, prompting a flood of responses and online commentary. The database includes demographic breakdowns of 382 people by political affiliation, age, race, and employment, and even includes a “Pick The Protester Game" in which the user must match a piece of demographic information with one of three mugshots.

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Politics & Government
7:04 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Latest NAACP Protest Nets 84 Arrests, Nearly 400 In Six Demonstrations

A woman is arrested at one of six near-weekly protests at the General Assembly.
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84 people were arrested at the General Assembly in another of the "Moral Monday" protests led by the state NAACP.

Church leaders led this week's demonstration and were among those taken into custody Monday night.  So far, more than 380 arrests have been made.  The civil rights organization and a number of left-leaning groups are speaking out against policies pushed by the Republican-controlled legislature.

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Politics & Government
7:00 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Protesters Crowd Legislature For Fifth 'Moral Monday'

Reverend William Barber addresses the rally
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A story about 'Moral Mondays' at the legislature.

151 people were arrested at the General Assembly Monday night. It was the fifth “Moral Monday” demonstration at the legislature, and it was the largest yet.

Police estimate that at least a thousand people crowded the mall behind the building to protest Republican policies on everything from education to tax cuts.  They started gathering on the Halifax Mall late yesterday afternoon.

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The State of Things
1:53 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Moral Mondays: Modern Day Civil Disobedience In The State Capitol

A woman is arrested at the state capital as a part of a Moral Mondays protest.
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If you've gone to the legislature these past four Mondays, you likely encountered a group of demonstrators singing, chanting, holding hands and raising signs. And a lot of them are getting arrested. Since April 29th, 153 people have been arrested at what the NAACP and other organizers are calling "Moral Mondays."

A panel of activist and scholars join host Frank Stasio for a conversation about Modern Day Civil Disobedience

A group of community members and scholars joined host Frank Stasio on WUNC's The State of Things to talk about the recent arrests, as well as the theory and history behind civil disobedience on a global scale.

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