The World Social Forum believes ‘Another World is Possible’.
The decision to hold the 2016 World Social Forum in Canada made it inaccessible to many activists from the geopolitical south. But it also highlighted the false simplicity of the north-south dichotomy in social justice activism.
What's holding disabled athletes back from getting more involved in fighting inequality?
A very different approach to the migration crisis.
A group of activists is seeking to build a special community as an alternative response to the so-called migration crisis.
Twenty countries in our region have laws criminalising sex between consenting males.
Our inward focus on marriage equality means Australia is largely absent from efforts to increase respect for LGBTI people in our region.
Youth in France protest changes against changes to unemployment benefits.
The ladder of social mobility isn't what it used to be. An expert at Cornell explains how global demographic trends are widening the economic gap among young people.
Virtual reality can trigger emotions that text can’t convey.
It can be hard to move people with just text or images. But virtual reality can let people experience others' lives, making it a potent tool for social change.
Thousands are taking to the Internet to petition for the freedom of convicted murderer Steven Avery.
A new paper details how armchair activists – put together – can be a force.
Climate activists demand a fair share outside the Paris conference.
The Paris Agreement will leave activists demanding direct action on fossil fuels and energy market reform.
Shoes in Place de la Republique - Climate of Peace #climat2paix. Photo taken by John Englart in Paris on November 29.
An analysis of social media shows climate activists have seized on the Paris climate talks to spread the word, but dialogue with oil and gas industry is absent.
Activists in Paris, prevented from marching by the security situation, have resorted to putting shoes on the ground.
It’s hard not to feel for France’s climate activists on the eve of the Paris climate talks. The Government’s decision to prevent large-scale climate marches and protests planned for the weekend preceding…
Activist actor Jane Fonda has turned her attention to the challenges and opportunities of ageing.
Who will be responsible for putting the right policies and services in place to ensure we reap the benefits of healthy ageing and minimise the negatives?
Getting out the message: environmental activists seized on the Keystone XL pipeline as a symbol.
Activists can rightfully claim some credit for the Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. How did they do it?
Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s deft use of social media has enabled him to gather worldwide support in his fight against censorship.
What makes Ai Wei Wei so powerful? Critics say if he didn't exist, he'd need to be invented: an artist who's combined his life and art into a politically charged performance that helps define how we see modern China.
Anne Summers’ 1975 book was, and remains, remarkable for a number of reasons.
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Anne Summers' ambitious 1975 book reframed Australian history by placing women at its centre. It was a book of its time. But its groundbreaking approach ensures it is also a book for today.
Noami Klein speaking in Sydney.
Christopher Wright speaks with Canadian journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein about capitalism's impact on the environment and how it has influenced our responses to climate change.
American rapper Tyler the Creator cancelled his Australian tour following a campaign by feminist grassroots activist group Collective Shout.
Pemberton Music Festival/ Mark C Austin
Arts activism isn't new, but online activist movements are changing the way it gets done. In this anonymous virtual landscape, does activism democratise social relations, or nurture inequality?
If only we could all get this excited about tackling climate change.
The UK should look to mainland Europe for greener music festivals.
The criminalisation of any aspect of consensual sex work has been shown to increase sex work stigma.
There is a wider social, economic and cultural context in which sex work occurs. The criminalisation of consensual adult sex work does not prevent violence – it exacerbates it.
Caspar Bowden, privacy advocate and campaigner.
Privacy advocate broadsided any deserving criticism, including his employers.
Environmental groups should get involved in politics.
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From the perspective of conservation scientists, the government’s inquiry into the tax-deductible status of environmental groups is a bad idea wrapped in naïveté.