More than just a musical accolade, UNESCO has recognised the social and political importance of Jamaican music.
Gender based violence should not be addressed only once it has happened, by jailing offenders. Prevention is just as important.
A snap poll intended to boost the Turkish president's power has stirred up online opposition to his increasing authoritarianism.
Corruption has become one of the biggest concerns for South Africans living in a province that has erupted in violence.
By remorselessly crushing political dissent, Daniel Ortega has squandered his people's goodwill and eroded his power base.
The events of summer 2011 proved that Israel incubates the same sort of socio-economic discontent that upended the wider Middle East.
With a hollowed-out agenda and a cynical attitude to corruption, Iran's reformist forces have squandered their people's trust.
Iran's main opposition is loath to embrace a new wave of protesters. It may soon have no choice.
The nationwide anti-government protests in Iran could have significant implications in Syria and beyond.
Bob Brown's successful High Court challenge to an anti-protest law in Tasmania will cause many states to review their own protest laws.
Donald Trump’s ill-timed comments on protests by America's elite athletes have given legitimacy to claims of his racial animus.
The anti-fascist movement, or 'antifa', has undergone more of an evolution of progressive militancy than a birth.
The Martin Place camp and others like it should make us uncomfortable. We live in a system that creates and tolerates homelessness.
The spectacle of two countries confronting systemic corruption and bad government says a lot about the state of Latin American democracy.
After a high point in 2011, it looked like a global wave of protest had crested. But another one is surging.
Who are those people out there marching on Washington, DC? Researchers at the University of Maryland did a survey to find out.
Freedom of protest and dissent could not be more fundamental to the American project. Is it in mortal peril?
If people fall for Trump's idea that we live in a constant crisis, they'll never be able to think clearly enough to save themselves.
People have been rising up against nuclear weapons ever since the first one was used – and it hasn't been for nothing.
The marking of our national day has long been fraught, and this year is no exception.