Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is ‘listening’ to a woman quietly holding a climate action sign outside parliament. But politicians have a vested interest in downplaying disruptive protests.
Most Americans support clean energy in principle, but what will they do when wind turbines or high-voltage transmission lines come to town?
Instead of boycotting the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing, activists should pressure the IOC to let anyone attending the Games to express their views on China without fear of penalization.
A short history of the Ex-Services Human Rights Association of Australia: a group of brave returned servicemen and women who protested the Vietnam War.
Native Americans have long struggled to practice their spiritual rituals and protect their landscapes. Crackdowns on Indigenous protests could further erode the free exercise of their religions.
In Latin America, common citizens have often donned outlandish outfits and comic book-inspired personas to lead demonstrations and promote social change.
The protests paved the way for healing, vitality and a new vista of productive life.
There is no clear evidence that new regulations intended to crack down on ‘illegal behaviour’ are even needed. Most not-for-profit organisations are law-abiding and heavily regulated.
Those who booed the England team for their anti-racist demonstrations are part of a long tradition of silencing protest in sport
As the government cracks down on the right to protest, we should remind ourselves of similarities between new legislation and older legacies of imperialism.
Injustices towards the Palestinians’ struggle don’t stop at the borders of Gaza or the boundaries of East Jerusalem. Across Canada, the atmosphere is menacing for those who speak up for justice.
The line between what is normal and what is pathological has blurred. We risk our collective sanity and our planet if we stick to business as usual.
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.
From Emmeline Pankhurst’s Women’s Social and Political Union, to Christine Holgate and Brittany Higgins, suffragette white has a long history.
The resistance during this election cycle is even more passionate than in recent years.
A privacy expert says citizens will need to exercise their right to public protest if they want to preserve their privacy.
Women don’t feel safe outside and they don’t feel safe inside. Street lighting doesn’t solve the problem.
The Morrison government is counting on the news cycle moving on and protesters giving up.
Protest has not been explicitly outlawed during the pandemic. So let’s not pretend Clapham protesters should have expected the police response.
Christian Porter on Monday gave notice that he’s determined to stage a fightback, however damaged his ministerial career might appear at the moment.