With international climate talks failing to make progress fast enough, activists are radically rethinking how to be most effective in the streets, political arenas and courtrooms.
The Rebecca riots saw Welsh farmers disguised as women destroy tollgates as a way of challenging what they believed was an oppressive taxation system.
Comparisons have been made to the 1989 demonstrations that led to the Tiananmen Square massacre. An expert on Chinese protests explains why that is half right.
The 1982 Franklin Dam protests were a defining moment in the history of Australia’s social movements. But such campaigns may well be impossible today.
Opposition to the controversial law reflected the British national character, reminiscent of comedies like the Carry On films.
A clash of protesting groups are creating political tension in Australia.
How does the spirit of Byron Byron endure wave after wave of seekers and lately, Instagram influencers? Sally Breen took a road trip and found a something deeper in the beachy township.
The government’s definition of extremism falls short of what’s needed, but new definitions could make things more complicated
Mining is not just a physical engineering process. It requires social engineering as well.
While new Indian agricultural reforms are ostensibly aimed at empowering farmers, there are fears they will have the opposite effect. Here’s why.
Trump supporters openly discussed forcing Congress and Vice President Pence to overturn the election results.
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.
Protests don’t simply turn violent because people have “nothing to lose”. Police behaviour and group psychology also plays a part.
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.
From anti-war demonstrations to the latest women’s march, 2020 is already shaping up to be a big year for protests in the US. Journalists will pick which messages get heard.
Fears that Beijing will renege on autonomy promises is only encouraging calls for independence from mainland China.
Democracy is not perfect. Sometimes it produces policies that are undemocratic and unjust. In those cases, breaking the law may be justified.
Conscripting young volunteers to combat climate change is not necessary. Australians aged 15-17 already have the highest rates of volunteering in the country.
LGBT Americans under 24 are more likely to volunteer, sign petitions and attend rallies and demonstrations.
Showing up at school board meetings might not sound as exciting as marching in the streets. But it can be an effective way to change things at the local level.