Students for a Democratic Society was the largest – and arguably most successful – student activist organization in U.S. history.
S.Sgt. Albert R. Simpson, Department of Defense / via Wikimedia
Student protest has been in the political spotlight since Trump's election. Todd Gitlin, former president of Students for a Democratic Society, shares his perspective on protest in the 60s and now.
Most U.S. environmental organizations are less diverse than this group of Californian environmental justice leaders.
How could green groups attract more diverse volunteers? Maybe they could put more time and energy into outreach toward the people most affected by environmental injustices.
Here's why I'm supporting this weekend's March for Science.
Mishaps can spiral out of control quickly these days.
Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Photo
Incidents that may have been mere hiccups a few years ago today can go viral in an instant, causing a massive backlash and leaving some of the biggest companies wrong-footed.
Health centre in Sainte Dominique, Dakar, Senegal.
Viral hepatitis sheds light on key challenges faced by health system in Africa and how social and culture factors can help in prevention.
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.