Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (center) attends a graduation of National Armed Forces.
Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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.
AP/ Fernando Llano
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.
AP Photo/Carlos Giusti
Some Puerto Ricans voted, but most stayed home amid a looming financial debt crisis and political protests. Will this vote matter?
A new generation of workers has underpinned a successful election for Jeremy Corbyn. But can they be harnessed to recreate the power of the poll tax protests?
Protesters march past the venue for the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban, South Africa.
Popular protest is on the rise globally, particularly in places with deeply entrenched inequalities.
From Gezi Park in Istanbul to Wall Street in New York City, urban protest camps are shaking up the political establishment on an international scale.
As 1,300 prisoners went on strike for improved conditions, a wave of solidarity protests spread across the Palestinian Territories.
Protests in South Africa are about more than just service delivery of basic services such as water and electricity. They reflect a wider crisis about the failure to build a more equitable society.
Venezuela is among the countries in which popular resistance to repressive politics is on the rise.
There are groundswells of civic engagement in a handful of countries, but ensuring the survival of fundamental freedoms in these dangerous times will require a resistance that knows no borders.
High school and college students protested Trump’s inauguration at Seattle Central College in January.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
When it comes to politics these days, it feels like everything is 'my way or the highway.' What can colleges do to end this moral fundamentalism and get students listening to each other?
Students for a Democratic Society was the largest – and arguably most successful – student activist organization in U.S. history.
S.Sgt. Albert R. Simpson, Department of Defense / via Wikimedia
Student protest has been in the political spotlight since Trump's election. Todd Gitlin, former president of Students for a Democratic Society, shares his perspective on protest in the 60s and now.
Bob Brown was arrested in January 2016 at a forestry protest in Tasmania; charges were later dropped.
AAP Image/Forests of Lapoinya Action Group
Following his 2016 arrest, former Greens leader Bob Brown aims to show that Tasmania's anti-protest laws are in conflict with the constitution's implied right to political communication.
Trump points a finger.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
A scholar of rhetoric makes note of one way Trump’s language has changed since he became president.
The 2014 People’s Climate March in New York City.
Messaging for the April 29 People's Climate March is stressing collective resistance against President Trump. This theme may appeal to activists, but is unlikely to grow the movement.
The face and character of protests in South Africa seems to be changing.
Protests in South Africa have largely been confined to black working class townships and informal settlements. Is this beginning to change?
Here's why I'm supporting this weekend's March for Science.
Ethiopia’s large young population could become an advantage if backed by appropriate policies.
Over 70% of Ethiopia's population is under 30 years of age. This can be converted to economic muscle if policies are introduced to tackle the high unemployment levels in the country.
Rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela.
REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Rather than an outright coup, Venezuela's government has slowly eroded its democratic institutions and processes, until now.