Fifty years ago, students rose up against authoritarian governments, racial inequality and, most passionately, the war in Vietnam. Two historians reflect on those momentous days in 1968 – and discuss what current movements learn from them.
When the workforce recolts.
Technology companies have immense power over our lives. But why are so many of their employees and others concerned about the ethics of their behaviour?
Here lies democracy.
When different sides in a violent political crisis become ever more entrenched, democracy quickly starts to wither.
Trump Baby flies over Parliament Square in July during President Trump’s visit to the UK.
Trump Baby is the latest in a long history of visual protests. But is this 'cheap shot street theatre' truly effective, or should we ask more of protest artists?
Elin Ersson was accused of frightening children – but it's more likely that she inspired them.
The young activist acted morally and intelligently when staging her protest against the deportation of asylum seekers from Sweden.
Oleg Sentsov's trial was a farce, but the world continues to ignore his plight.
Prophets of da City.
One of South Africa's finest hip-hop crews message was that you couldn't box identities forged through multilingual living in the ghettos.
Take off time.
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The changing aesthetics of protest allow many more voices to be heard.
Protesters hold up signs outside of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
An immigration expert breaks through the alphabet soup of federal agencies responsible for enforcing immigration laws.
Frances McDormand in the film that inspired many protesters.
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Activism increasingly relies on strong visuals that can be shared online, and – somewhat surprisingly in a digital world – physical billboards still play an important role.
Citizens protesting at the Volokolamsk town hall, after noxious fumes from a local landfill sent 50 children to the hospital.
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Massive noxious garbage dumps piling up around Moscow have sparked citizen protests. And those protests are turning into criticism of the political system, which could threaten the Putin regime.
Palestinian nonviolent protests and mass movement of resistance is one of Israel's biggest fears.
CCTV cameras are becoming a “normal” feature of public life, tracking peoples’ movements as a matter of course.
As CCTV cameras become more widespread, it's becoming more difficult for people to protect their locational privacy in public.
The power of players extends well beyond on-field actions.
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NFL players, historically losers in power struggles with team owners, can retake control of the kneeling-protest issue if they use social media to connect with the public.
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Markets have mobilised feminism to advance political goals and add value.
Young Palestinian activists are risking their lives to protest against Israeli occupation – here's why.
Israeli forces fire tear gas at protesters from Gaza.
Thanks to a violent fringe of protesters backed by Hamas, a far larger non-violent movement is struggling to control the narrative of what's happening in Gaza.
North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo (centre) before the announcement that his province is being taken over by national government.
The chaos visiting South Africa's North-West province shows that ordinary people in rural areas have got a raw deal from ruling party.
The Atelier Populaire produced many of the iconic images of the student and worker movement that gripped France 50 years ago.