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.
Racialized and marginalized populations whose protest movements are already subject to ongoing forms of monitoring, infiltration and pre-emptive police action are at risk from the convoy crisis.
America’s public sphere is broken because propaganda has replaced political communication. How did we all become propagandists?
To be politically successful, coalitions need to be unified. But that pressure to unify can spell trouble for groups – as today’s GOP demonstrates.
Banning the Chinese-owned social media platforms raises free speech concerns and could worsen the US-China trade war.
Today’s autocrats rarely use brute force to wrest control. A human rights and international law scholar details the modern authoritarian’s latest methods to grab and hold power.
According to research, a strong sense of social identity and empowerment often dictates how rioters behave.
US history is filled with instances where one partisan side charges that the other side’s positions will lead to national ruin. Now, both sides accuse the other of betraying their country.
Almost one-third of countries around the world are authoritarian regimes with the trappings of democracy. Their bad behavior poses a threat to real democracies, as the United States recently learned.
Strikes and rallies have gripped Colombia for months. That’s bad news for its new government but a sign of progress in a country that had little tolerance for dissent during its 52-year civil war.
For decades, Bangladesh had a very vibrant – and highly political – rock scene. But the genre is struggling to survive the country’s crackdown on dissent and increasing Islamic conservatism.
The arrest and sentencing of Somalilander Naima Qorane for publishing pro-unity poetry is just the tip of the iceberg in a state that’s eager to maintain its sovereignity as a nation.
Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan has called for a school boycott to change the nation’s gun laws and make schools safer. A scholar who studies protest explains how the boycott could work.
Citizen activists can influence the policy positions of their elected representatives. Their activism might well counter the advantages of the wealthy in America.
It’s not a new phenomenon that scientists who challenge the orthodoxy or policy positions suffer career ramifications.
South Africa needs to build a mental infrastructure that will allow people to individually and collectively engage in a bold, courageous and trutfhul dialogue.
There were more protests in Britain last year than at any time since the 1970s.
We are in danger of losing sight of what freedom is.