In order to tackle inequality, we need to understand what drives resistance to it and government responsiveness.
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.
Banners on the campus of Kent State University commemorating the anniversary of the May 4 shootings.
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The May 4, 1970 shootings at Kent State still loom large in our national conscience. What do these events tell us about the role of the university in today's climate of student protest?
As a privileged mainstream protest movement rises, it should heed the experiences and triumphs of its more radical counterparts
People risk being physically harmed during violent protests. But there is also an emotional element at play.