Reading Time: 6 minutes For a moment, the assassination of Qassem Soleimani raised fears of a new wave of violence in Lebanon. Now, the people of this war-torn country are back to fighting corruption.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Democracy is a dangerous pursuit these days in Hong Kong — candidates and activists in crucial elections have been violently attacked.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Movements born online may draw thousands of followers, but avoiding the hard work of mobilizing people through social media may hamper their progress in the long run.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The anti-Trump movement had high hopes for a massive protest against the US president in London but, amid D-Day celebrations, Brexit turmoil, and Trump fatigue, the show of resistance fell a bit flat this time around.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Protests in more than 100 countries are coinciding with the first major election in which climate change may actually matter.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The US president is notoriously thin-skinned. He’s faced considerable protests across America — but it’s about to be turned up to “11” when he touches down in the UK tomorrow.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Fifty years ago today, in 1967, nearly 100,000 Americans marched on Washington, DC, to protest the Vietnam War. In those days there was a mandatory draft in place, and the risk was very real that a young man just out of high school could quickly wind up 13,000 miles away, fighting an unseen enemy in Read More
Reading Time: < 1 minute Protesting racism is a tricky business. Those who want to keep an unequal system in place will attack the manner of the protest so they can ignore the substance of it. So how do these people want blacks to protest racism? Click here for a complete guide to whitey-approved forms of protest.
Reading Time: 2 minutes On August 14, in Durham NC, something strange happened that does not make sense to me. A protester climbed up on the statue of a Confederate soldier, tied a rope around his neck, gave a signal, and her fellow activists pulled until the statue came crashing down. Then several others converged on the statue, viciously, Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutes The women from across the country who marched on Saturday see their protest as the beginning of something even bigger.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Prior to the start of the Republican National Convention, everybody felt that Cleveland was a powder keg. However, so far the streets of the city have been calm and most of the fireworks happened inside the convention.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Revelations that FBI surveillance planes circled Baltimore during the recent civil unrest have civil liberties advocates in a tizzy. Not surprisingly, the secretive Bureau has not been forthcoming about this ominous development.
Reading Time: < 1 minute This video report portrays what can happen when economic times turn bad. About Greece, but a cautionary tale for us all.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Obama Administration is not being completely straight with us when it comes to the Occupy protests. A growing body of documentation suggests that the Department of Homeland Security is deeply involved in coordinating surveillance of protesters—and maybe more.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Protests Then and Now, Space-Age Science, And Stone-Age Art.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The police are becoming more like the military every day. This is probably not a good thing.
Reading Time: 2 minutes With the recent events in the Middle East and the union busting in Wisconsin, Americans can learn something useful about fighting back from our neighbors across the pond. In the UK, a group of ordinary citizens decided to disrupt business as usual: By spreading the word on Twitter and holding nation-wide protests of the largest cell phone provider Vodafone, they demanded the company pay up for billions in taxes owed.