Extinction Rebellion take inspiration from history for their tactics – but today's police service is much harder to overwhelm than it used to be.
They've been branded as anarchists and 'fringe-dwellers', but do Extinction Rebellion protesters really warrant such drastic reactions?
Democracy is not perfect. Sometimes it produces policies that are undemocratic and unjust. In those cases, breaking the law may be justified.
The movement claims to practice civil disobedience – but its tactics suggest something else.
When the government claims that only non-disruptive protests are "civil", it risks censoring those who seek to go beyond mere symbolic actions and have some impact on others through their protest.
Climate change will hit young people hardest, yet they cannot access the democratic processes that adults take for granted.
Based on the success of the Clayoquot Sound protests 25 years ago, we can expect the TransMountain pipeline expansion protest movement, and its related civil disobedience, to continue.
The situation in Catalonia is ripe for widespread civil disobedience against the Spanish government.
Diners deployed a giant conga dance as a pretext to head outside to their cars and flee the scene.
Civic intelligence describes what happens when people work together to address problems efficiently and equitably. It could help address many societal challenges.
The global activist escapades that make up the Climate Games remind us that climate politics isn't just confined to the United Nations summit in Paris.