Time’s nearly up: Iranian presidents Mohammad Khatami, Hasan Rouhani, and Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
With a hollowed-out agenda and a cynical attitude to corruption, Iran's reformist forces have squandered their people's trust.
Iran's main opposition is loath to embrace a new wave of protesters. It may soon have no choice.
Student protesters at the University of Tehran.
The nationwide anti-government protests in Iran could have significant implications in Syria and beyond.
Bob Brown was arrested under an anti-protest law after refusing to obey police directions to leave a forestry coup at Lapoinya State Forest.
Bob Brown's successful High Court challenge to an anti-protest law in Tasmania will cause many states to review their own protest laws.
NFL players from many teams have knelt or linked arms in protest during the playing of the national anthem.
Donald Trump’s ill-timed comments on protests by America's elite athletes have given legitimacy to claims of his racial animus.
Antifa, or militant progressives, have always existed and flourished in democracies.
The anti-fascist movement, or 'antifa', has undergone more of an evolution of progressive militancy than a birth.
The homeless camp in Martin Place, Sydney, is an uncomfortable reminder of a deeper systemic crisis.
The Martin Place camp and others like it should make us uncomfortable. We live in a system that creates and tolerates homelessness.
A Venezuelan police officer at a protest in Caracas.
The spectacle of two countries confronting systemic corruption and bad government says a lot about the state of Latin American democracy.
After a high point in 2011, it looked like a global wave of protest had crested. But another one is surging.
Ninety percent of the protesters at the Women’s March on Washington voted for Hillary Clinton.
Who are those people out there marching on Washington, DC? Researchers at the University of Maryland did a survey to find out.
Enjoying it while they can.
Freedom of protest and dissent could not be more fundamental to the American project. Is it in mortal peril?
If people fall for Trump's idea that we live in a constant crisis, they'll never be able to think clearly enough to save themselves.
People have been rising up against nuclear weapons ever since the first one was used – and it hasn't been for nothing.
The Founding of Australia. By Capt. Arthur Phillip R.N. Sydney Cove, Jan. 26th 1788, Algernon Talmadge R.A, 1937.
State Library of NSW
The marking of our national day has long been fraught, and this year is no exception.
Protesters holding signs next to North Lake Road at Bibra Lake in Perth last month.
Protest poetry has an esteemed history, from the British war poets to writers behind the Iron Curtain. In Perth, poets are protesting against a contentious road extension and their words are charged.
Protests in April and May galvanised the government to crack down on dissent.
The jailing of the two men shows the government of President Nursultan Nazarbayev well understands that it can no longer underestimate the power of new forms of civic activism.
Anti-WTO protesters in Seattle, 1999.
Seattle Municipal Archives via Wikimedia Commons
As the world pulls up its drawbridges, it's time to revive the ideas of a remarkable and unfairly derided movement.
Where does a divided country go from here?
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
Why is the country witnessing so much division and violence?
There have been efforts to include women in West Bank politics, but they've fallen short. Activists are trying to change things.
Australian Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs has warned against laws that violate freedom.
While the debate around Section 18C has raged, a host of other laws that impinge on freedom of speech have been quietly introduced.