Fears that Beijing will renege on autonomy promises is only encouraging calls for independence from mainland China.
Politicians who refuse to listen to popular demands have a reason to be concerned.
What shape will global protests take in the 2020s?
Public protests eventually forced the scrapping of some proposed freeways in 1973. Today, we have another round of projects and people are protesting again, with good reason. Government should listen.
Around the world, frustrations about growing inequality and inadequate responses to climate change are fuelling protests – and these are likely to grow bigger and more violent in the next year.
Evo Morales is at least the ninth Bolivian president to by forced out of office by a mass uprising. But even in exile he remains by far the most popular politician in the country.
While celebrating the millions on streets in London and Vancouver, we must not forget the sacrifices of people in the Global South.
Internal documents reveal how police and government respond to protests or labour disputes that are framed as threats to national security, and how heavily corporations are involved.
People get angry far more often than they rebel. And rebellions rarely become revolutions. An expert on the French Revolution explains why today's protest movements are different.
How the protest movement in Hong Kong moved onto university campuses – by two researchers who have witnessed the unfolding events.
From Chile to Lebanon and Iraq to Hong Kong, the same masks have become a common language to register dissent.
In the last century, several South American countries faced coups, military dictatorships and social uprisings. Despite economic improvements in recent years, the continent remains mired in unrest.
East Germans feel alienated and powerless. They see themselves as second-class citizens, while outsiders live high on what is rightfully theirs.
Laws on boycotts already exist, but their aim was never to target consumer groups.
Lebanon's 1989 peace deal ended a civil war by sharing political power between religious factions. That created a society profoundly divided by religion – something today's protesters hope to change.
Extinction Rebellion isn't trying to win support or inspire people – it's trying to force action.
Indonesia passes a regressive anti-democratic law – with more to come – just as BJ Habibie dies, the president who championed the dramatic reform process that transformed Indonesia after 1998.
They've been branded as anarchists and 'fringe-dwellers', but do Extinction Rebellion protesters really warrant such drastic reactions?
Why young Iraqis to took the streets in protests that left more than 100 people dead after a brutal suppression.
Protests in Ghana are often misunderstood which is why the root causes need to identified.