Thurman was 30 years older than King: the same age, in fact, as King's father. Among his most significant contributions was bringing the ideas of nonviolence to the civil rights movement.
To defeat Trumpism and movements like it, we can be either be part of the problem or part of the solution. Contemplative resistance that reflects on our own collective dysfunction is necessary.
The 'resistance' to the Trump administration has many forms, from grassroots organizing to making music. But a historian of 20th-century Germany asks whether opposing Trump is a real resistance.
In an exclusive interview, Professor James Scott discusses anarchism and State resistance by so-called “powerless” actors. Excerpts for The Conversation France.
Thanks to a violent fringe of protesters backed by Hamas, a far larger non-violent movement is struggling to control the narrative of what's happening in Gaza.
The Atelier Populaire produced many of the iconic images of the student and worker movement that gripped France 50 years ago.
A grassroots movement is fighting for transparency and accountability on North Carolina's involvement in torture.
An all-women workforce used to weed Italy's rice fields. And they left a powerful historical legacy.
The rise of neo-Nazism under President Donald Trump signals a new wave of authoritarianism. Now more than ever, colleges and universities must help students become informed and compassionate citizens.
Gay pride has many exuberant advocates. It also has critics in unexpected places.
Defiant against Trump's policies on immigration and environment, California finds itself defending its way of life – the California Dream itself.
Art helps the youth of Timor Leste express their resistance to legal and political authority in the country.
Martin Luther King Jr. led one of the most successful, nonviolent resistance movements in American history. Here's a roundup of key coverage from our archive.
The latest Star Wars films stirs up topical themes of resistance, empowerment and activism in the face of large-scale injustices.
How Messrs Thouless, Haldane and Kosterlitz could hold the key to the future.
In Turkey's climate of general political repression, cyberactivism constitutes a real alternative for engaged citizens.