A 1941 photograph depicts the Chicago Defender’s linotype operators.
From the treatment of black World War II veterans to Emmett Till's murder, the black press helped lay the groundwork for the civil rights movement. What role can it play today?
Both sea ice and government data are disappearing.
U.S. Geological Survey, flickr
Activists today are racing to save climate records from the Trump administration. Secret archives were a powerful way to fight hostile political climates throughout history – from the Nazis to the Islamic State.
Kamala Khan is a Muslim, Pakistani-American teenager who fights crime in Jersey City.
Jamie McKelvie/Marvel Comics
The Marvel superhero directly confronts a 'war on terror culture' that regards Muslim-Americans as threats.
It’s all happening.
© 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd.
The latest Star Wars films stirs up topical themes of resistance, empowerment and activism in the face of large-scale injustices.
From the comfort of home, an activist shares an online petition.
AP Photo/Federica De Caria
Much social good can come from mass involvement – and research shows that includes online activism. The bigger picture takes in all those people who care but are at risk of doing nothing.
Shareholder activism is growing worldwide.
Australia's rules on how investors engage with companies, coupled with the clout of superannuation investor groups, means there's potential for more shareholder activism.
The Art of the Brick / Nathan Sawaya
Campaign pits power of press against social media activism.
The World Social Forum believes ‘Another World is Possible’.
The decision to hold the 2016 World Social Forum in Canada made it inaccessible to many activists from the geopolitical south. But it also highlighted the false simplicity of the north-south dichotomy in social justice activism.
What's holding disabled athletes back from getting more involved in fighting inequality?
A very different approach to the migration crisis.
A group of activists is seeking to build a special community as an alternative response to the so-called migration crisis.
Twenty countries in our region have laws criminalising sex between consenting males.
Our inward focus on marriage equality means Australia is largely absent from efforts to increase respect for LGBTI people in our region.
Youth in France protest changes against changes to unemployment benefits.
The ladder of social mobility isn't what it used to be. An expert at Cornell explains how global demographic trends are widening the economic gap among young people.
Virtual reality can trigger emotions that text can’t convey.
It can be hard to move people with just text or images. But virtual reality can let people experience others' lives, making it a potent tool for social change.
Thousands are taking to the Internet to petition for the freedom of convicted murderer Steven Avery.
A new paper details how armchair activists – put together – can be a force.
Climate activists demand a fair share outside the Paris conference.
The Paris Agreement will leave activists demanding direct action on fossil fuels and energy market reform.
Shoes in Place de la Republique - Climate of Peace #climat2paix. Photo taken by John Englart in Paris on November 29.
An analysis of social media shows climate activists have seized on the Paris climate talks to spread the word, but dialogue with oil and gas industry is absent.
Activists in Paris, prevented from marching by the security situation, have resorted to putting shoes on the ground.
It’s hard not to feel for France’s climate activists on the eve of the Paris climate talks. The Government’s decision to prevent large-scale climate marches and protests planned for the weekend preceding…
Activist actor Jane Fonda has turned her attention to the challenges and opportunities of ageing.
Who will be responsible for putting the right policies and services in place to ensure we reap the benefits of healthy ageing and minimise the negatives?
Getting out the message: environmental activists seized on the Keystone XL pipeline as a symbol.
Activists can rightfully claim some credit for the Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. How did they do it?
Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s deft use of social media has enabled him to gather worldwide support in his fight against censorship.
What makes Ai Wei Wei so powerful? Critics say if he didn't exist, he'd need to be invented: an artist who's combined his life and art into a politically charged performance that helps define how we see modern China.