Like many social movements before it that began at the grassroots, Black Lives Matter is becoming a more conventional organization with top-down leadership.
In the absence of national leadership, local communities are forging new responses to the climate crisis in places where they live, work and play. These three examples show how.
The most successful women’s team in Africa, the Super Falcons emerged from a long history of protest – and continue to demand equality.
In Latin America, common citizens have often donned outlandish outfits and comic book-inspired personas to lead demonstrations and promote social change.
For over a century, Black activists have used punctuation marks to subtly challenge official accounts of events.
While many companies promote social causes, advocates are skeptical of how genuine their commitment is.
Environmental groups have protested logging of British Columbia’s old-growth rainforest for three decades. But the Fairy Creek dispute could grow into another ‘War in the Woods.’
The HIV In My Day project preserves the early history of the HIV/AIDS pandemic through the personal stories of long-term survivors and caregivers.
While Mother’s Day is often surrounded by cloying sentiment, Australian mums have a long history of political activism and forcing social change.
To remove the burden of responsibility, everyone must take over some of the work that diverse communities have been doing to combat prejudice and fear for decades.
To understand her contribution to public debate, it’s important to see her in the context of the historical moment that made her work possible, necessary and provocative.
A former student at a therapeutic boarding school, who is now a scholar, explains why she believes a growing outcry is making a difference.
Indigenous land defenders: Don’t Call Me Resilient EP 6 transcript.
In this episode of our podcast, we take a look at Indigenous land rights and the people on the frontlines of these battles.
A web of local environmental action campaigns launched against oilsands pipelines a decade ago helped bring an end to Keystone XL.
Nine months into the pandemic, Indonesia has seen serious threats to civil liberties, involving not only privacy but also freedom of expression and of the press in the digital realm.
A fast-moving equine flu cratered the US economy in the fall of 1872, showing all too clearly that horses were essential and deserved better treatment.
Our two-year study explores how female writers and journalists use online platforms to engage in gender activism, and how they navigate the challenges and opportunities that come with digital media.
The push to expand charter schools in the U.S. contributed to a robust movement of teachers’ unions and allies demanding a well-resourced public school system.
The unique challenges of the pandemic changed the way community organisations work. Organisations that worked in silos during other emergencies bundled their expertise and resources.