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Latin American history shows that sending out troops to quell unrest is a perilous move even in strong democracies. Usually, protesters die. Sometimes, the end result is authoritarianism rule.
After years of inaction by authorities, protesters have forced the point – opening a new chapter in this monument's history.
Livestreamed video coverage of protests across the country is the modern heir to decades of grassroots documentary filmmaking.
Protests over police violence and white supremacy have erupted in almost 600 US cities. A historian of black social movements says what's happened after George Floyd's death is unprecedented.
They're not really protesting – they're hoping to find an opportunity to spark violence and trigger a war between black and white Americans.
With the plague decimating the ranks of laborers, surviving workers started pining for higher wages. When the monarchy responded by enacting taxes and restrictive labor laws, the peasants rebelled.
The fate of a Queensland mine extension could be sealed today with a ruling on the ongoing case by Australia's highest court.
Understanding how unrest informed both early Christianity and the foundational stories of the United States can serve as a guide in this current period of turmoil.
It's nearly impossible to avoid close contact when protesting, and easy to forget the risks. An infectious disease expert answers key questions about how to avoid spreading the coronavirus to family.
Many law enforcement agencies fail to adequately investigate misconduct allegations and rarely sustain citizen complaints. Disciplinary sanctions are few and reserved for the most egregious cases.
Opinions about demonstrations are formed in large part by what people read or see in the media. This gives journalists a lot of power when it comes to driving the narrative.
Labor's Jim Cairns was a vital leader against the war, typified by the May 1970 demonstrations. No politician since has played such a strong campaigning role.
During the pandemic, climate activists are thinking globally and acting digitally.
Freedom of political communication is implied in the constitution, but protesters have still been fined for breaching social distancing rules by leaving their homes.
In the 1950s, 'coming out' meant quietly acknowledging one's sexual orientation. Today, the term is used by a broad array of social movements.
The RCMP have long been responsible for violence against Indigenous people.
First seen in Prague in 1980, a form of public protest and free expression has spread throughout Hong Kong and around the world.
From anti-war demonstrations to the latest women's march, 2020 is already shaping up to be a big year for protests in the US. Journalists will pick which messages get heard.
You can't demand rebellion for long without inviting the suspicion of the state.