Starting out as a set of demonstrations against university reform, the French uprisings of May 1968 quickly gathered momentum.
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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.
A 2012 anti-abortion protest against a Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast.
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Some UK councils are considering setting up buffer zones around abortion clinics, to protect patients from anti-abortion protestors.
The Junkyard Band.
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.
Students from Wits University, in Johannesburg, during a protest for free education.
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 was arrested under an anti-protest law after refusing to obey police directions to leave a forestry coup at Lapoinya State Forest.
Bob Brown's successful High Court challenge to an anti-protest law in Tasmania will cause many states to review their own protest laws.
Mohandas K. Gandhi during a prayer meeting on Jan. 22, 1948.
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.
New Orleans Saints fans cheer from the stands during a game against the Denver Broncos in 2016.
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A recent study might explain why there's been such divergent, emotional responses to the NFL protests.
A placard “leave the power” being held by a demonstrator during a protest against President Faure Gnassingbe in Lome.
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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.
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A rebellion against the technology which triggered the industrial revolution changed the way we understand technology.
Music fans gather for the Rolling Stones’ ‘Gimme Shelter’ concert at California’s Altamont Speedway in 1969.
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.
Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder, Janaya Khan, says racism in Canada is on the rise.
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Canadians have a deep investment in their country as a "colour-blind society." Actually, racism is everywhere, just hidden behind a polite veneer.
Members of the Black Bloc light flares as riot police arrive during a street protest against the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, in July.
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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.
Social media is here to stay and gives a platform to companies as well as consumers who hold the power to bring about change.
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (center) attends a graduation of National Armed Forces.
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The loyalty of Venezuela’s soldiers is getting shaky. History shows from the Arab Spring to Latin American coups, when the military withdraws support for a leader, a fall from power is imminent.
After a high point in 2011, it looked like a global wave of protest had crested. But another one is surging.
A young woman protests at a “Not My President” demonstration against Donald Trump in New York in December 2016.
According to famed anthropologist Arjun Appadurai, the central question of our times is whether we’re witnessing the worldwide rejection of liberal democracy and its replacement by some sort of populist…
Musicians protesting against government while holding instruments in Caracas, Venezuela.
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Musicians who learned how to play through a state-funded program called El Sistema are taking their instruments to the streets to protest the government.
Puerto Ricans in favor of independence protest after a referendum was held on the island’s status.
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Some Puerto Ricans voted, but most stayed home amid a looming financial debt crisis and political protests. Will this vote matter?