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Activists in Paris, prevented from marching by the security situation, have resorted to putting shoes on the ground. Reuters/Eric Gaillard

Security climate mutes environmental activists’ voice in Paris

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. Reuters/Fred Thornhill

Ageing activism: why we need to give voice to the new third age

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. Light Brigading/flickr

The activists’ playbook behind Obama’s Keystone rejection

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. AAP One

The building blocks of dissidence: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and #Legogate

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.
American rapper Tyler the Creator cancelled his Australian tour following a campaign by feminist grassroots activist group Collective Shout. Pemberton Music Festival/ Mark C Austin

Art, activism and our creative future

Arts activism isn't new, but online activist movements are changing the way it gets done. In this anonymous virtual landscape, does activism democratise social relations, or nurture inequality?

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