Today's grandmothers spent their university years protesting. A former Australian Human Rights Commission president tells her sister grandmothers they have nothing to lose by continuing the fight.
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Written from prison, the new book of poems by the writer, academic and activist shows her fire but also her deep love for Uganda.
Everyone needs to be fired up with a rage aligned with the feminine principle of care rather than the masculine principle of control.
How two massive opposing forces - the shift towards a sustainable world and the force that thrives on inequality - are unfolding at a global level.
In urban Namibia, performance poetry provides a safe space for women to share their experiences and challenge traditional ideas.
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The long history of racist beauty standards alone cannot explain the ongoing global use of harmful skin lighteners.
Workers harvest grapes on a wine estate in Stellenbosch outside of Cape Town.
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Labour can use networks to create public pressure to protect workers' rights.
Radical thinking in Greater Manchester's cycling and walking plan could direct cities away from car-focused infrastructure.
The Oscars red carpet saw two glamorous examples of couture that is better for the planet - but were they truly sustainable?
A demonstrator protesting a disputed election wearing a headband in support of the Green Movement, Tehran, June 15, 2009.
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The conflict between Iran and the US has gone on for decades. A scholar of social movements in Iran asks why the US has consistently failed to support that country's activist reform movements.
Large corporations have both contributed to the expansion of LGBTQ equality and served as a bulwark against conservative backlash.
In an interview, law professor Carlos Ball explains how gay rights activists and corporations went from adversaries to partners. But would the alliance have happened if it had hurt companies' bottom lines?
It’s all connected.
What can we do as individuals to help save the planet? Acting locally is satisfying because we can see the results, but a geographer argues that large-scale solutions often make the most difference.
Marchers celebrate the first Indigenous Peoples Day in Berkeley, Calif. on Oct. 10, 1992.
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The official celebration of Native Americans represents the fruits of a decades-long effort.
Working conditions are one of the reasons why Ghanaians have protested.
Protests in Ghana are often misunderstood which is why the root causes need to identified.
Amazon workers in Seattle walked off the job on Sept. 20 in a climate strike.
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There's no First Amendment in the workplace, which leaves worker activists at the whim of their employers.
Protesters send a message to their leaders and everybody else.
A team of researchers tried to gauge public perceptions of climate activists and faith in humanity's ability to work together on issues like climate change.
Politicians routinely criticise young climate strikers as not making a difference. But the reality is quite different.
Conscripting young volunteers to combat climate change is not necessary. Australians aged 15-17 already have the highest rates of volunteering in the country.
The Kumasi Kejetia Market is the biggest in West Africa.
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Governments should change their approach by deepening collaboration with citizens to ensure delivery of urban infrastructure
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985, is one example of doctors’ involvement on the political stage.
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Doctors have long taken up global issues, from nuclear war to ozone depletion and climate change, and helped shift the course of history.
The movement to ban miniature toiletries isn’t likely to make a dent in the global plastic crisis.
InterContinental Hotels Group plans to switch miniature toiletries for bulk products, but it isn't likely to do as much for the environment as activists might think.
Popular climate movements are gaining momentum around the world.
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Populism focuses on charismatic individuals. Environmentalism is all about collective action on collective solutions. How do they come together?