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Striving for social justice

by Arushi Saxena, Emily Tan, Nicole Tian, and Sara Yen

January 21, 2020

“Show me what democracy looks like!” Behind the banner emblazoned with “Women’s March 2020,” loudspeakers blared from the event’s organizers as they led the enthusiastic protestors in a resounding chant. The crowd, spanning all generations, waved cardboard signs, filled the entire bre...

Demonstrators call for impeachment on street corners around Bay Area on the eve of historic impeachment vote

Protestors cross De Anza Boulevard and wave signs at cars that call for the House to pass two articles of impeachment tomorrow.

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

On the eve of a historic House vote on two articles of impeachment, activists voice their support for impeachment at demonstrations around the Bay Area, joining over 600 rallies and protests nationwide organized by the advocacy group MoveOn. The rallies and demonstrations took place across the nation, in various public areas and c...

“Students, teachers take a stand”: March for Education rallies support for educational funding

Saanvi Arora (10) joins other high school students from around the Bay Area in leading last Saturday's March for Education. Saanvi is a member of GEN-Up, a student-led social justice organization and student-activist coalition.

by Kathy Fang, Arushi Saxena, and Alysa Suleiman

November 19, 2019

Over 100 people gathered in César Chavez Plaza in downtown San Jose on Nov. 9 as part of the March for Education, an event hosted by GEN-Up, a student-led social justice organization and student-activist coalition. The event featured talks from student speakers and elected officials, as well as a rally...

Local tribe protests Santa Clara County mining operation

Roxanne Gaona, a senior at Central High School in Fresno, and another youth activist hold a banner reading

by Eric Fang, Winged Post Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2019

At the southern end of Santa Clara County, just west of Highway 101, green and gold hills stretch for over 6,000 acres. Oak and sycamore trees dot the rolling landscape known as Sargent Ranch, providing shade for cougars and tiger salamanders that dart through the tall grass. For thousands of yea...

“No Planet B”: Students, faculty join millions worldwide on strike at rally for climate action

Climate strikers march down Santa Clara Street in downtown San Jose, chanting and shouting for environmental protection policies and governmental action. Last Friday, millions of protestors around the world took to the streets to demand climate action from national governments, most of these strikes led by youth activists.

by Sriya Batchu, Kathy Fang, and Arushi Saxena

September 22, 2019

As a student speaker dressed in a red shirt finishes her speech and steps away from the microphone, the vast crowd of mostly young people erupts in cheers while waving brightly colored handmade signs with slogans such as “I’d be in school if the planet were cool” and “The climate is changing ...

Flame of liberty: How Hong Kong’s riots burned through the city’s economy

An extradition bill proposed by the Hong Kong government has led to a series of demonstrations and protests against it.

by Nina Gee and Emily Tan

August 28, 2019

It started off peaceful: hundreds of thousands of people marching the streets of Hong Kong, fighting for their right to a due democratic process and for the identity of a nation.  And then, suddenly, it took a turn for the worst. Spirits clashed, fires flew, the streets filled with tear gas and rubb...

Voice your opinion: Brexit protestors continue fight over EU

Two people with signs against with messages against Brexit, shout at a member of parliament walking out the The Palace of Westminster. Theresa May, the Prime Minister of Britain, lost in the House of Commons on January 15, 2019, over her deal to leave the European Union.

by Carter Chadwick, Humans of Harker Videographer and Photographer

June 18, 2019

A small group of protesters shout at passersby and members of the British Parliament who exit The Palace of Westminster after a session on June 11. The Prime Minister of Britain, Theresa May made a deal with the European Union on Nov. 25, 2018. This deal included the fine that Britain had to pay the...

Third year of Women’s March protests takes up variety of current issues

Third year of Women’s March protests takes up variety of current issues

by Kathy Fang, Managing Editor

January 21, 2019

As comedian Mona Shaikh ascended the dias and took hold of the microphone before a crowd of marchers and protest signs gathered in San Francisco’s Civic Center, a surge of cheers and shouts rang across the plaza. “This guy being the President, it’s like there’s a horse loose in a hospital,”...

Rally a year after Charlottesville faces resistance

Counter-protesters raise their fists at the “No to Marxism in America 2” rally in Berkeley on Aug. 5. “[The counter protest is] about making sure that working class people have solidarity,” said Khawer Khan, one of the counter-protesters.

by Varsha Rammohan, Winged Post Copy Editor

August 31, 2018

One year after the violent Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Unite the Right 2 rally took place in Washington, D.C. from Aug. 11 to Aug. 12. White supremacist groups began to gather at the Foggy Bottom subway station but were immediately met with counter-protesters belonging to...

Students, faculty join national movement protesting for gun control

Students that spearheaded the march in San Francisco prepare to partake in the march following the rally. More than 25,000 people participated in the San Francisco march alone on March 24.

by Katherine Zhang, Kathy Fang, and Prameela Kottapalli

March 28, 2018

  “Hey-hey! Ho-ho! The NRA has got to go!” “Enough is enough! Enough is enough!” “Rain rain go away! Take away the NRA!” “No more silence, end gun violence!” The shouts rang out as the wave of brightly colored windbreakers and ponchos surged forward. The air was cluttere...

Not one more: Thousands participate in March for Our Lives protests in Bay Area

Demonstrators carry vibrant signs inscribed with protest slogans. Bay Area activists organized marches and rallies in San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco.

by Nicole Chen and Prameela Kottapalli

March 26, 2018

Over 800 March for Our Lives protests took place on Saturday, pressing for tighter gun control and safer school environments. In the Bay Area, San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland marches, among others, attracted students and teachers to join the fight.   ...

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