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Right-wing British politician Nigel Farage is hit in the face with a milkshake during his general election campaign launch in Clacton-on-Sea, eastern England, on June 4, 2024. Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images

All shook up? UK’s Nigel Farage is the latest to bear the brunt of pelting as popular politics

From ancient Rome to modern times, pelting has been a performance of crowd defiance in all its joyous, furious and lawbreaking glory.
Police drag away a tent from a pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of California, Irvine on May 15, 2024. Leonard Ortiz/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Who gets to decide what counts as ‘disorder’?

Framing dissent and poverty as a menace to public order can threaten fundamental rights, particularly when it’s used to justify the deployment of predictive technology.
A protester wearing a Georgian and European flag faces off with policemen blocking a street near the Parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, May 14 2024. David Mdzinarishvili / EPA

Georgians rally against controversial ‘foreign agents’ bill – it’s the latest chapter in the country’s long history of political protest

Georgia seems to be particularly prone to activism, distinguishing it from its neighbours in the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Student protesters link arms as police move to clear remaining protesters and their encampment at the University of Calgary campus on May 9, 2024. Noah Korver/Canadian Press

A different way to address student encampments

Student protests on campuses are calling attention to atrocities in Gaza and challenging university administrators to divest. What is the best way forward that avoids unnecessary violence?
NYPD police officers march onto Columbia University’s campus in New York City on April 30, 2024. Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

Why universities turn to the police to end student protests − and why that can spiral out of control

While most colleges and universities have their own police units, some schools, like Columbia University, have only private security − and then can call in outside police when they feel it is needed.
Ohio National Guard soldiers move in on anti-war protesters at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, in May 1970. Four students were killed and nine wounded when National Guardsmen opened fire on the protesters. (AP Photo, File)

Cops on campus: Why police crackdowns on student protesters are so dangerous

Even if you disagree with their concerns or their tactics, students should not be penalized for thinking critically about world events and trying to bring about positive social change.
Anti-Vietnam War protests at the University of Sydney, 1969. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy SEARCH Foundation

Vietnam, brutalist architecture, fees and Gaza: how student protests shaped Australian universities

Australian universities have long been a site of protest. Today’s students join this legacy of activists who helped shape higher education and the Australian cultural landscape.
Demonstrators gathered on Parliament Hill in 1975 calling for equal pay and equal child custody rights for LGBTQ+ parents. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Grimshaw

How a digital archive is preserving Canada’s history of LGBTQ+ activism

The Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project uses a new online database to record the events, places, people, organizations and publications that have formed Canada’s LGBTQ+ rights movement.
A student holds a ‘Free Palestine’ sign at a rally at the University of Texas April 24, 2024, in Austin, Texas, one of many gatherings following the arrest of more than 100 demonstrators at Columbia University protesting Israel’s war in Gaza. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

As campus protests escalate surrounding the Israel-Gaza war, Ontario’s Bill 166 is not the answer

Ontario’s Strengthening Accountability and Student Supports Act threatens to undermine university autonomy, and could serve to censor critical thinking and dissent on campuses.

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