Sixteen year-old Greta Thunberg inspired global climate change school strikes.
Facing up to the horror of climate change can help us work towards a more sustainable culture. Young people are leading the way.
Syrian anti-government protesters march as part of an uprising against the country’s authoritarian regime, in Banias, Syria, April 17, 2011. The Arabic banner at center reads: ‘All of us would die for our country.’
On the eighth anniversary of the Syrian uprising, scholar Wendy Pearlman writes about the people who risked their lives and raised their voices to fight the oppressive rule of Bashar al-Assad.
Protesters in Iraq have been wearing yellow vests since December.
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Protests seem contagious when they erupt in several countries at the same time. But new research shows that unrest rarely spreads. It's protest symbols, like France's yellow vests, that go global.
Although there is a global war on gender studies, women’s movements around the world continue to resist. Here people shout slogans during a protest at the Sol square during the International Women’s Day in Madrid, March 8, 2018.
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A bomb threat outside a gender research institute in Sweden is just one sign that things are escalating in the long battle for global gender equality.
Protesters fill the streets outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
This year, The Conversation celebrated the 50th anniversary of 1968 with its first podcast, 'Heat and Light.' These are some of the most interesting stories we uncovered – ones that still resonate in 2018.
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The winter woes facing the French president and British prime minister are surprisingly similar.
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Green activists are fighting save us all – so why do their sacrifices warrant punishment?
Demonstrators march down Paris’ Champs-Elysees Dec. 8.
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A populist movement that threatened to topple a French government more than 60 years ago has important lessons for today’s protests and why they represent a reckoning.
University students ask for a higher budget for public higher education.
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Strikes and rallies have gripped Colombia for months. That's bad news for its new government but a sign of progress in a country that had little tolerance for dissent during its 52-year civil war.
Who are the 'gilets jaunes', what do they want and how has France's political establishment responded to their populist challenge?
Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has not fulfilled agreements it made with academic staff in Nigeria’s public universities.
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Government remains the major funder of universities. But it hasn't met its obligations even though many institutions face serious infrastructure decay.
Google employees protest outside the Googleplex HQ in Mountain View, California.
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At a time when discussions about tech companies revolve around algorithms making automated decisions, the walkout gives Google a thousand human faces.
Fracking protestors Rich Loizou, Simon Blevins and Richard Roberts released from prison on October 17.
The criminalisation of fracking protesters is not the exception, it has become the rule.
Costa Ricans held a march in solidarity with Nicaraguan refugees on Aug. 25, 2018. An estimated 500,000 Nicaraguans live in Costa Rica, with more arriving daily as crisis in the country deepens.
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Nicaraguan migrants send over US$1 billion home each year. This money has played a changing role in domestic politics – first boosting the Ortega regime and, now, sustaining the uprising against him.
Seven years after Tahrir Square became the focal point of the Egyptian Revolution, towering metal gates now control access.
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Today’s urban public spaces tend to represent governments and cities rather than people and citizens. Architects and urban designers should contribute to shaping spaces for freedom and interaction.
The Left’s Gift to Nixon.
1968 is often remembered as a time when protest galvanized the left. But it was also the year that Richard Nixon won the White House — which Republicans would control for most of the next two decades.
Internal strikes throughout the country might harm the economy at least as much as the announced sanctions (Tehran, 2017).
As Iran struggles under another round of international sanctions, a widening social gap is putting President Hassan Rouhani's government under pressure.
Fifty years ago, students rose up against authoritarian governments, racial inequality and, most passionately, the war in Vietnam. Two historians reflect on those momentous days in 1968 – and discuss what current movements learn from them.
When the workforce recolts.
Technology companies have immense power over our lives. But why are so many of their employees and others concerned about the ethics of their behaviour?
Here lies democracy.
When different sides in a violent political crisis become ever more entrenched, democracy quickly starts to wither.