Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (center) attends a graduation of National Armed Forces.
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The loyalty of Venezuela’s soldiers is getting shaky. History shows from the Arab Spring to Latin American coups, when the military withdraws support for a leader, a fall from power is imminent.
A young woman protests at a “Not My President” demonstration against Donald Trump in New York in December 2016.
According to famed anthropologist Arjun Appadurai, the central question of our times is whether we’re witnessing the worldwide rejection of liberal democracy and its replacement by some sort of populist…
Puerto Ricans in favor of independence protest after a referendum was held on the island’s status.
AP Photo/Carlos Giusti
Some Puerto Ricans voted, but most stayed home amid a looming financial debt crisis and political protests. Will this vote matter?
From Gezi Park in Istanbul to Wall Street in New York City, urban protest camps are shaking up the political establishment on an international scale.
Bob Brown was arrested in January 2016 at a forestry protest in Tasmania; charges were later dropped.
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Following his 2016 arrest, former Greens leader Bob Brown aims to show that Tasmania's anti-protest laws are in conflict with the constitution's implied right to political communication.
Here's why I'm supporting this weekend's March for Science.
Rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela.
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Rather than an outright coup, Venezuela's government has slowly eroded its democratic institutions and processes, until now.
Clamping down in Moscow.
Anti-corruption protests in more than 80 cities spell trouble for the 2018 presidential election campaign.
The idea that violence is acceptable when levelled against tyranny is a core American belief.
The outdoor retail industry is moving its lucrative trade show out of Utah after disputes with state officials over land conservation.
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
President Trump says environmental regulation kills jobs. To fight back, conservation advocates need to show that protecting the environment can produce jobs and local benefits.
Protests in South Africa have been growing, showing increasing discontent with the state.
Corruption is leading to instability in South Africa, which in turn poses a threat to the country's national security.
Thousands gather to protest against the Romanian government in the streets of Bucharest, February 6th.
Romania's ongoing protests against a bold move by the government to decriminalise corruption has highlighted greater social and political issues.
The statue outside Ewood Park of former Blackburn Rovers owner “Uncle” Jack Walker.
Can social media and a high profile clash with Manchester United help disgruntled Blackburn Rovers fans lodge a protest that will resonate in India where the club's unpopular owners reside?
Law enforcement officers move in to verify the identity of people in a field outside the Fort Lauderdale airport after a mass shooting.
New ways of expressing discontent are constantly emerging. Could mass shootings join what sociologist Charles Tilly has dubbed the 'repertoire of contention'?
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.
It’s all happening.
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The latest Star Wars films stirs up topical themes of resistance, empowerment and activism in the face of large-scale injustices.
Gatherers in Cannon Ball, North Dakota celebrate news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
AP Photo/David Goldman
The protesters have scored a big victory in the Dakota Access Pipeline conflict, but it's served only to illuminate the sharp divisions over energy policy in the US.
Demonstrators chant slogans while flashing the Oromo protest gesture during Irreecha, the thanksgiving festival of the Oromo people, in Bishoftu town, Oromia region, Ethiopia, October 2, 2016.
The current state of emergency in Ethiopia is the last attempt by the Tigrayan-led regime to stop the Oromo and Amhara protests and maintain political power.
Peacekeepers can offer a channel of communication between police and protesters.
Peacekeeping is not easy. But for South Africa's universities to begin working towards solutions, it is crucial that their communities give peace a chance.
Turkish citizens demonstrate against internet censorship in 2011.
In Turkey's climate of general political repression, cyberactivism constitutes a real alternative for engaged citizens.