Events like the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony present history as a simplistic story of progress and reconciliation.
Preparations for next month’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast are pushing homeless people out of town, and out of the state. Sadly, that's not unusual for events of this sort.
Student activists are presenting important, emotionally powerful counter-narratives to those of the gun lobby. Their success will depend on whether they can sustain these efforts.
The internet has revolutionised communication, but voice calls are declining in some demographics. And that means we may be losing out on a powerful part of what connects us to each other.
The 17-year-old Palestinian activist about to face trial in Israel has become the face of the conflict.
After Columbine, teens weren't taking to the streets to call for more gun regulations. So what's changed?
The protesters who took to the streets of Paris didn't know what they wanted: they just knew what they were against. But they did make us think that maybe there is another, better world.
Some UK councils are considering setting up buffer zones around abortion clinics, to protect patients from anti-abortion protestors.
In 1985 The Junkyard Band shifted the paradigm by challenging Reaganomics. Many of those same key issues still rage on today, across the world.
Why some corporations are quick to respond to criticism, and others hide away.
Iran's main opposition is loath to embrace a new wave of protesters. It may soon have no choice.
The South African oddity is that those who in other societies would be arguing against free passes for the affluent, argue for them.
Bob Brown's successful High Court challenge to an anti-protest law in Tasmania will cause many states to review their own protest laws.
For Gandhi, whose birth anniversary is Monday, Oct. 2, nonviolent resistance meant placing one's own body in harm’s way to expose social injustices, which made it a powerful political tool.
A recent study might explain why there's been such divergent, emotional responses to the NFL protests.
The seeds of discord that were planted in independent Togo have resulted in ethnic divisions, and a state that has long been ruled by family. But recent protests could mean things are about to change.
A rebellion against the technology which triggered the industrial revolution changed the way we understand technology.
Musicians were able to connect with confused, scared and angry Americans – including those who supported the war – in a way actors, broadcasters and writers could not.
Canadians have a deep investment in their country as a "colour-blind society." Actually, racism is everywhere, just hidden behind a polite veneer.
Black Blocs sprung from an anarchist movement in western Germany. Anti-capitalism and anti-government, the original Black Blocs marched against nuclear energy and neo-Nazis.