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?
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.
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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?