Opponents and supporters of plans to accept Syrian refugees into the United States held dueling but peaceful rallies in Hartford.

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Authorities say eight people, including a state politician, have been arrested at a Manhattan demonstration against the proposed U.S. deal with Iran.

  Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and the author of five previous books, including The Big Rich and Public Enemies. His new book is Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence.

There was a stretch of time in America, during the 1970s, when bombings by domestic underground groups like The Weathermen, The Symbionese Liberation Army, The FALN, and The Black Liberation Army were a daily occurrence. The FBI combated those groups and others as nodes in a single revolutionary underground, dedicated to the violent overthrow of the American government.

The FBI’s response to the leftist revolutionary counterculture has not been treated kindly by history, Burrough’s book tempers those judgments with an understanding of just how deranged those times were.

MSMC Students, Staff Protest Professors' Termination

Apr 2, 2015
WAMC, Allison Dunne

More than 150 students and staff at Newburgh’s Mount Saint Mary College gathered Wednesday to protest the termination of two professors. They say freedom of expression is at stake as Catholic policies encroach. The Board of Trustees chair disagrees.

  The Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury outcomes launched protests from coast to coast.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that federal reforms are a possibility.

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A peace and justice action network in Westchester is holding a 24-hour protest against U.S. military strikes in Syria. The peaceful demonstration begins Friday evening.

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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner headlined a fundraiser for New York Congressman Chris Gibson Tuesday evening. The Sullivan County event drew about 75 protestors, who gathered to tell the two Republicans that their votes are hurting working families. 

We welcome David Talbot and speak with him about his book, Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love, which tells the story of San Francisco between 1967 and 1982.

Occupy groups and others plan to protest during the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Premiers.

Demonstrations are planned Sunday and Monday.

Organizers say they want the governors and premiers to focus on the human rights of the people in the region and a process that engages them in holding their governments accountable for protecting their rights.

The 36th annual conference will be co-hosted by Gov. Peter Shumlin and Quebec Premier Jean Charest.