Who are the 'gilets jaunes', what do they want and how has France's political establishment responded to their populist challenge?
Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has not fulfilled agreements it made with academic staff in Nigeria’s public universities.
EPA-EFE/ Felipe Trueba
Government remains the major funder of universities. But it hasn't met its obligations even though many institutions face serious infrastructure decay.
Google employees protest outside the Googleplex HQ in Mountain View, California.
EPA-EFE/John G. Mabanglo
At a time when discussions about tech companies revolve around algorithms making automated decisions, the walkout gives Google a thousand human faces.
Fracking protestors Rich Loizou, Simon Blevins and Richard Roberts released from prison on October 17.
The criminalisation of fracking protesters is not the exception, it has become the rule.
Costa Ricans held a march in solidarity with Nicaraguan refugees on Aug. 25, 2018. An estimated 500,000 Nicaraguans live in Costa Rica, with more arriving daily as crisis in the country deepens.
Reuters/Juan Carlos Ulate
Nicaraguan migrants send over US$1 billion home each year. This money has played a changing role in domestic politics – first boosting the Ortega regime and, now, sustaining the uprising against him.
Seven years after Tahrir Square became the focal point of the Egyptian Revolution, towering metal gates now control access.
Ahmed Abd El-Fatah/Wikimedia
Today’s urban public spaces tend to represent governments and cities rather than people and citizens. Architects and urban designers should contribute to shaping spaces for freedom and interaction.
The Left’s Gift to Nixon.
1968 is often remembered as a time when protest galvanized the left. But it was also the year that Richard Nixon won the White House — which Republicans would control for most of the next two decades.
Internal strikes throughout the country might harm the economy at least as much as the announced sanctions (Tehran, 2017).
As Iran struggles under another round of international sanctions, a widening social gap is putting President Hassan Rouhani's government under pressure.
Fifty years ago, students rose up against authoritarian governments, racial inequality and, most passionately, the war in Vietnam. Two historians reflect on those momentous days in 1968 – and discuss what current movements learn from them.
When the workforce recolts.
Technology companies have immense power over our lives. But why are so many of their employees and others concerned about the ethics of their behaviour?
Here lies democracy.
When different sides in a violent political crisis become ever more entrenched, democracy quickly starts to wither.
Trump Baby flies over Parliament Square in July during President Trump’s visit to the UK.
Trump Baby is the latest in a long history of visual protests. But is this 'cheap shot street theatre' truly effective, or should we ask more of protest artists?
Elin Ersson was accused of frightening children – but it's more likely that she inspired them.
The young activist acted morally and intelligently when staging her protest against the deportation of asylum seekers from Sweden.
Oleg Sentsov's trial was a farce, but the world continues to ignore his plight.
Prophets of da City.
One of South Africa's finest hip-hop crews message was that you couldn't box identities forged through multilingual living in the ghettos.
Take off time.
Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire
The changing aesthetics of protest allow many more voices to be heard.
Protesters hold up signs outside of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
An immigration expert breaks through the alphabet soup of federal agencies responsible for enforcing immigration laws.
Frances McDormand in the film that inspired many protesters.
Merrick Morton/Fox Searchlight Pictures
Activism increasingly relies on strong visuals that can be shared online, and – somewhat surprisingly in a digital world – physical billboards still play an important role.
Citizens protesting at the Volokolamsk town hall, after noxious fumes from a local landfill sent 50 children to the hospital.
Radio Free Europe
Massive noxious garbage dumps piling up around Moscow have sparked citizen protests. And those protests are turning into criticism of the political system, which could threaten the Putin regime.