When former President Donald Trump summoned his fans to protest over what he called his imminent indictment, a scholar of democracy saw it as an autocratic move.
Lidia Thorpe’s temporary blocking of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday night has again brought to the surface discussion on the role of protest and police discretion.
‘Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.’ It’s often misunderstood, by many Americans. A constitutional scholar explains what it really boils down to.
Black police officers can have bias against Black people – and act on it.
Australia Day has not always been celebrated on January 26, and the meaning of the date has been contested historically and today.
The US PEPFAR initiative has brought HIV medication to millions of people globally. Behind this progress are the activists that pressured politicians and companies to put patients over patents.
Thousands of demonstrators have descended on Lima amid violent clashes with police. The protest movement could be taking cues from earlier mobilizations in neighboring Bolivia.
Indonesian worker protests about a new emergency regulation – issued suddenly in late 2022 to replace a controversial job creation law – look likely to continue ahead of the February 2024 election.
When communities face security challenges and lack legal protection, they find innovative ways to respond.
The app best known for kids sharing video clips of themselves singing and dancing has become a powerful tool for activists speaking out against repression in Iran.
Through articles written by academic experts in the course of the year, The Conversation Africa takes a look back at Ghana in 2022.
Starry-eyed claims such as “the World Cup brings down cultural barriers” simply do not stand up to scrutiny.
The arrest of a journalist could have been avoided, a policing expert says.
Activists aren’t necessarily more aggressive than in the past, but they are using creative and sometime shocking new tactics that quickly go viral.
Razor wire, surveillance technologies and gated compounds – welcome to COP27.
Eight journalists covering a protest on the M25 motorway were recently detained by police.
Iranian protesters aren’t satisfied winning small battles within the Islamic regime. Their aim is a revolution that will result in universal human rights.
In 1914, suffragette Mary Richardson slashed a painting London’s National Gallery to attract publicity to Emmeline Pankhurst’s imprisonment.
Climate protesters are destabilizing the idea that public galleries are safe spaces for works of art, held in public trust.
Protest is a way to keep potential abuses of the rule of law in check. But what happens if citizens and authorities feel protesters go too far in violating the rule of law?