Some militia members see political unrest as an opportunity to wrest power from an overbearing federal government. But others support strict enforcement of law and order.
Thanks to some serendipity and fortuitous timing, the images emerging out of Selma had a uniquely powerful effect on the nation.
The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has a long history of struggle, protest and resistance to white supremacy and its social effects.
A political scientist says the protests against police violence that have swept the US signal welcome social change -- and could dramatically alter the work she's done for five years.
Hip food offerings can signal that a neighborhood is gentrifying – especially when they repackage traditional foods for wealthy white eaters.
What are known as 'ag-gag' laws impede the transparency Canadians expect from farms and food-production facilities, particularly dangerous in the COVID-19 period.
The police killing of George Floyd galvanized populations already frustrated by the effects of COVID-19 to take to the streets.
Do US attorneys general act in the public's interest, or the interest of the president who appointed them?
Rap songs from Public Enemy and Ludacris have been heard at marches over the killing of George Floyd. But the history of Black American music as a form of protest dates back to the 19th century.
Scholars who study policing explain what they have found that could help reduce police prejudice and violence.
Though often seen as socially conservative, the Catholic church has a strong progressive strain that can be traced back 50 years to Latin America's liberation struggles.
Why are so many people who have never protested before now joined in the fight against systemic anti-black racism?
Across the United States, police are shielded from both public and departmental accountability by multiple layers of contractual and legislative protections.
Police forces across the country now have access to surveillance technologies that were recently available only to national intelligence services. The digitization of bias and abuse of power followed.
Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' to be painted on a street near the White House. The act would have been considered vandalism had it not been done by city workers.
It goes against the basic principles of humanity and common sense to prohibit weapons in international conflict, but allow them to be used against civilian protesters.
Pepper spray uses a chemical called capsaicin. It's the same compound that makes chillies hot, but in a more intense, weaponised form.
The Black Lives Matter protests last weekend marked a new stage in the unpredictable journey coronavirus has taken us on.
Over the past 50 years, protesters' voices have found power in unison. But activists and onlookers have increasingly been exposed to new sounds that aim to shatter rather than gather the crowd.
Many militia members have championed the importance of individual rights, but have also backed a president who is now threatening the kind of crackdown they fear.