The city’s government wanted the wealthy and overwhelmingly white areas of the city to subsidise the development of the poor and overwhelmingly black areas.
Like many social movements before it that began at the grassroots, Black Lives Matter is becoming a more conventional organization with top-down leadership.
While the mobilization of mathematical literacy can be a powerful tool in the context of social movements, there is also dangers in numerating violence and pain.
There are individual activists and political groupings who believe violent action is legitimate and use the circumstances to actively drive such behaviour.
Pres. Lukashenka of Belarus has stayed in power for 26 years by being a master tactician. But he has seriously mishandled opposition protests, says a Belarus-born scholar of Eastern European politics.
How anti-racism social movements and teaching disruptions due to COVID-19 can lead to more equitable and inclusive schooling.
Despite hardships, youth are rallying to build a new vision for the planet. The rest of us should join them.
Online social movements are not leaderless. On the contrary, leadership duties are often assumed by identifiable individuals committed to doing leadership work.
Vegan activists are doing more than promoting healthy diets, they are increasingly vocal about the ethical treatment of animals and pushing for social change.
Without implying that Don Cherry is deserving of a second chance given his track record, it wouldn’t be a bad thing if bridged differences resulted in redemption instead of cancellation.
Thousands of people turned out for the march for climate on Sept. 27 but new questions have arisen about the form these protests will take in the future.
Progressives are leading in the presidential elections of Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia, bucking the region’s recent rightward trend. But there are lessons in the failures of leftists past.
A controversial extradition law has been suspended in Hong Kong after more than a week of mass public resistance. Hong Kong’s legal system is one of its few remaining areas of autonomy from China.
Director Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ has received 10 Oscar nominations. Here, a sociologist explains the hidden historical and cultural context of the film.
Throughout the movement’s history, African Americans and whites lived, worked and protested side-by-side. It was one of the few long-term experiments in American interracial communalism.
For decades, the alternative weekly’s photographers served as the eyes of the streets, working with activists to document and publicize the anguish and rage of everyday New Yorkers.
Companies tie their flag to a social movement or political moment because they think there’s money in it. But if it helps change the world a little, that’s fine too.
The event, which runs parallel to the official Labour conference, is the engine of Corbyn’s social movement.
The broader nature of today’s pro-choice movements show that a specific injustice can be a vehicle for highlighting wider social inequalities.
Populism gets a bad rap for fuelling the rise of authoritarianism. But it can also be a shot in the arm for liberal democracy.