What Are the Limits of Protests and What Types of Protests Are Effective?


Pamela Karlan
* Professor of Law, Stanford University Law School Walter Weber
* Senior Counsel, The American Center for Law & Justice, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Jeff Kerr
* General Counsel, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Todd Gitlin
* Professor of Culture Journalism and Sociology, New York University
* Author, The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage (Bantam, 1993)
* Author of Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives

Brandon Jourdan
*Organized the Chapel Hill, North Carolina Independent Media Center (IMC) (network of volunteers who run a global media newsroom that exists on the Internet)
* Videographer for IMC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Don Gonyea (talk about Karen Hughes resignation)
* NPR White House Correspondent

Thousands of people have come to Washington, DC in recent days to speak out over actions of the International Monetary Fund, on U.S. aid to Colombia, and on the Middle East. And the Supreme Court has just agreed to hear a major case on whether racketeering law can be used to stop and punish political protesters. What are the limits of protest? What should they be? And what types of protests are effective?



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