Black Lives Matter doesn’t believe in hierarchal structures allowing anyone to take on leadership tasks.
The structures of leaderful practices in online social media networking sites in the case of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
A ‘Black Lives Matter’ billboard hangs above a Modell’s in New York.
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Big businesses often engage in social activism because they want to sway public policy outcomes. They’re not exclusively trying to appeal to liberal customers.
President Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla. had thousands of empty seats, thanks at least in part to the actions of teenagers who mobilized on the social media platform TikTok.
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If teenagers organizing on social media can hamper a presidential campaign rally, how challenging is it to manipulate elections?
A focus on academic and professional achievement and patterns of trust affect Chinese students' involvement in activism.
Protesters in front of Boston Police Headquarters during a United Against Racist Police Terror Rally on June 7, 2020.
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Across the United States, police are shielded from both public and departmental accountability by multiple layers of contractual and legislative protections.
A largely wordless social media protest allowed many to take a political stand who might otherwise have stayed aloof
Students in an after-school drama club in Athens rehearse their performance about the refugee crisis, March 2017.
Despite hardships, youth are rallying to build a new vision for the planet. The rest of us should join them.
Greta Thunberg talks with Professor Johan Rockström about the coronavirus and the environment at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, April 21 2020.
During the pandemic, climate activists are thinking globally and acting digitally.
Members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) , 1964.
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The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC, traces its lineage to students who learned from a 'second curriculum' at historically black colleges and universities, a historian recounts.
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.
Detail of book cover.
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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.