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Ninety percent of the protesters at the Women’s March on Washington voted for Hillary Clinton. Liz Lemon/Flickr

The demographics of the #resistance

Who are those people out there marching on Washington, DC? Researchers at the University of Maryland did a survey to find out.
Protesters holding signs next to North Lake Road at Bibra Lake in Perth last month. Richard Wainwright/AAP

Can poetry stop a highway? Wielding words in the battle over Roe 8

Protest poetry has an esteemed history, from the British war poets to writers behind the Iron Curtain. In Perth, poets are protesting against a contentious road extension and their words are charged.
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Street fighting monsieur

A brisk ten-minute walk from where I currently live gets me to Place de la République. Before you get there these days you will see large numbers of gendarmes in riot gear, hear the sounds of a largish…
Did the Roman arenas of political conflict support the common good? Trey Ratcliff/flickr

Contentious politics: Hobbes, Machiavelli and corporate power

History offers countless examples of social change that is now consolidated and popularly supported, but which was only achieved through protests that were judged at the time to be extreme.
Reclaim Australia supporters at the April rallies displayed a mix of liberal and anti-Muslim slogans. Irfan Ahmad

Reclaiming Australia? Liberalism’s role in Islamophobia

If Reclaim Australia were rallying Muslims, the liberal media would examine its religious inspirations. Yet the media treat its supporters as disgruntled individuals rather than Christian representatives.

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