Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser ordered 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' to be painted on a street near the White House. The act would have been considered vandalism had it not been done by city workers.
It goes against the basic principles of humanity and common sense to prohibit weapons in international conflict, but allow them to be used against civilian protesters.
Pepper spray uses a chemical called capsaicin. It's the same compound that makes chillies hot, but in a more intense, weaponised form.
The Black Lives Matter protests last weekend marked a new stage in the unpredictable journey coronavirus has taken us on.
Over the past 50 years, protesters' voices have found power in unison. But activists and onlookers have increasingly been exposed to new sounds that aim to shatter rather than gather the crowd.
Many militia members have championed the importance of individual rights, but have also backed a president who is now threatening the kind of crackdown they fear.
Our experts look at why people of colour are being hit harder by COVID-19, New Zealand's success in eliminating the virus, and the latest on drug trials.
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.