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Oukasie residents protest over poor service delivery in 2010. Jaco Marais/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Book review: lessons from a township that resisted apartheid

A readable and important new book on the struggle for justice in South Africa's Oukasie township does not go far enough to question the feasibility of grassroots resistance.
Students who walked out of school protest against gun violence in front of the White House. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Why is the NRA boycott working so quickly?

The lightning-quick corporate response to demands for a boycott against the NRA shows that companies can't escape politics in an age saturated with social media.
Spanish activists protest against retailers using factories in a building in Bangladesh which collapsed, killing more than 600 people. Reuters/Albert Gea

How divestment campaigns can change the rules in a profit-driven world

"Shaming campaigns" have been successful in attracting attention to transnational issues like inhumane working conditions and environmental degradation. But shaming guilty corporations is only the first step.

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