The courts have provided little guidance on whether politically-motivated crimes are better or worse than crimes from 'common criminals'.
As well as an attack on the working classes, Peterloo was also an episode of violence against women.
The reported number of deaths of people campaigning to protect the environment has tripled over a 15 year period.
Rosselló's corruption is just the latest in a string of disasters for Puerto Ricans -- but it also created an opportunity for a stressed community to come together.
Protesters have adopted new approaches stemming from the failures of the 2014 Umbrella Movement and they are building something that is showing resilience to Beijing’s authoritarianism.
The new legislation will give harsher punishment to people who incite others to trespass on farms.
Australian artists are protesting the Adani mine's potential impact on the black-throated finch. The project is gaining traction online, but in this case, emotive art might not be enough.
Municipal swimming pools flourished in the 20th century. But too often, their success was based on the exclusion of African Americans.
Protests in Hong Kong over a proposed extradition law are the largest in the territory's history. But not all of the people out in the street share the same tactics or goals.
The occupation of Hong Kong's Legislative Council building on July 1 was met with calls for 'zero tolerance' from mainland China.
A controversial extradition law has been suspended in Hong Kong after more than a week of mass public resistance. Hong Kong's legal system is one of its few remaining areas of autonomy from China.
Telegram enabled protesters in Hong Kong to evade surveillance, but a DDoS attack and the arrest of a group administrator undermined the ability of protesters to organise and communicate.
History shows that when government elites believe that there is a risk that they may lose control of the capital, they escalate targeted violence against civilians.
The Uber driver walkout raises questions about how workers can fight for better pay and benefits in the age of the gig economy – a topic frequently on the minds of Conversation scholars.
While the Treasury secretary says House Democrats lack a 'legitimate' reason for demanding Trump's tax returns, a former IRS attorney explains that the law says otherwise.
Violence against LGBTQ people in Brazil is at an all-time high, but artists refuse to be intimidated.
The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 provides important lessons of worker solidarity and action that we may need to pay close attention to as labour struggles are likely to intensify in Canada.
When the government claims that only non-disruptive protests are "civil", it risks censoring those who seek to go beyond mere symbolic actions and have some impact on others through their protest.
Facing up to the horror of climate change can help us work towards a more sustainable culture. Young people are leading the way.
On the eighth anniversary of the Syrian uprising, scholar Wendy Pearlman writes about the people who risked their lives and raised their voices to fight the oppressive rule of Bashar al-Assad.