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Potential Constitutional Crisis in Taiwan Erupts Over China Trade Pact

Brian Christopher Jones | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Brian Christopher Jones

Taiwan's Legislative Yuan is now literally under citizen control. Late Tuesday night protesters, unhappy with the scrutiny applied to a service trade pact with China, stormed the Legislative Yuan and have occupied the building ever since.

Here Comes Another Round Of Protests

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food protests are planned for several U.S. cities Tuesday as labor organizers look to bring attention to practices they say ill...

Unasur and Venezuela

Julia E. Sweig | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Julia E. Sweig

Unasur's meeting today in Chile, a country where protests and democracy seem to coexist quite productively, will tell us a lot about how far South Americans are or are not willing to go in talking to one another about matters traditionally considered to be sovereign.

Dave Jamieson

In Pittsburgh, Mass Protests Over The Booming Health Care Sector's 'Poverty Wages' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business

Hundreds of demonstrators poured into downtown Pittsburgh Monday to protest low wages at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, escalating a two...

A Staggering Number Of Peaceful Protesters Have Been Killed Or Detained In Egypt

Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact

By Hajer Naili, (WOMENSENEWS)-- A Facebook group called Egypt's Queens: Imprisoned has been keeping an online list of women detaine...

Tsar Putin

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is escalating the stakes by intervening in the Ukraine, and effectively taking control of the Crimean peninsula.

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 02.28.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

Why the World Is So Coup-ky

Chris Peak | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Peak

The formula for a coup d'état is pretty uniform and quite simple. It's the buttermilk pancake recipe of the kitchen.

Tunisia's Donor Assistance Glossed Over Sectors Related to Economy

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Mehrunisa Qayyum

With Tunisia's new technocratic government taking office as caretaker, economic reform remains one of the legacy challenges since Ennahda won power in 2011.

Pussy Riot Proves We Are Not Having a Post-Feminist Moment

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 02.21.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

t's tempting to divorce ourselves from Pussy Riot's reality, to compartmentalize them as being a small, controversial group of women "over there" where limited freedoms are simply the reality.

The End of Dayton? With Bosnia on Fire, What Comes Next

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Mark V. Vlasic

Change is never easy, but in Bosnia, it often comes at a bloody cost. Let us hope that a hundred years after the start of WWI, leaders on both sides of the Atlantic step in, to ensure the fires of Bosnia spark reforms, not new confrontations.

Tweeting the Revolution: Social Media Use and the #Euromaidan Protests

Pablo Barberá | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics
Pablo Barberá

While there are obviously downsides to the massive amount of information that social media creates, we have also seen that the availability of these platforms gives protestors a loud voice internationally, independent of traditional media structures and of the government.

Venezuelans Unite: From Streets to Cyberspace

Michael Solis | Posted 02.20.2014 | Impact
Michael Solis

Over 11,000 miles away from her home country, Venezuela, Haydee Izaguirre was stunned as she watched the movie scene that her country had become on February 12, 2014.

Too Often, American Justice Is Injustice

Michael Shammas | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Our state of affairs goes against a pinnacle of American justice, equality before law, facilitating everything from war crimes, to torture, to domestic spying, to a predatory, ravenous Wall Street that feeds on the middle class with impunity.

Life on $3 a Day: Garment Workers and Cambodia's Struggle for Human Rights

Elizabeth Daube | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth Daube

Despite a day filled with marches and demonstrations, Phnom Penh remained relatively calm. The only government reaction: quietly relocating a dozen protesters who had camped outside the U.S. embassy. Fast forward a few weeks, and the demonstrations have taken a dramatic and deadly turn.

Reflections On 30 Years of Corporate-NGO Bridge Building

Bill Shireman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

For over 15 years, I battled corporate giants over nuclear power, open space protection, and the throwaway society. I campaigned with Ralph Nader for...

A New India Dawning

Rajeev Chandrasekhar | Posted 03.25.2014 | World
Rajeev Chandrasekhar

These new crop of politicians bring with them a new fresh perspective into the traditional political discourse. Already, they have shaken up the establishment on issues of corruption and the privileged lives that are led by traditional politicians in India.

After Being Beaten By Police, These Protesters Came Back Armed With Something Stronger Than Weapons

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

In the final weeks of 2013, the nascent Ukrainian protest movement, dubbed EuroMaidan, was met with a brutal crackdown by the Ukrainian riot police fo...

Comedian VS. Startup CEO on Techies, Gentrification, & Homelessness

Nato Green | Posted 03.01.2014 | San Francisco
Nato Green

I'm not saying my comedy is singly responsible for the changing political tide, just that no one ever really can know what changes the course of history.

Scott Brown Dismisses Protests: 'It Kind Of Energizes Me'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass) didn't receive the warmest welcome at a New Hampshire Republican State Committee holiday party on Thursday night. ...

How Did Glitter Get These Protesters Charged With Staging A Bioterror Hoax?

Mother Jones | Molly Redden | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

This story first appeared on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It's not uncommon for environmental pro...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 12/6/13

John Zipperer | Posted 02.04.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It was a week of political protests, papal action, and the historic loss of Nelson Mandela. Separate the ridiculous from the redeeming by taking our Week to Week news quiz.

Meet Me at the Crossroads

Rev. Gwen Thomas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gwen Thomas

While President Obama is responsible to all of us for his administration's policies, he cannot be responsible for the behavior of objectionists who would block any ideology and policy that he presents.

Aquino's Moment of Truth: The Philippines at the Crossroads

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

The question now is whether Aquino -- although hailing from a privileged background, with little ideological bent, but similarly enjoying a great measure of popular support -- will go down in history as Philippines' version of Lula or Erdogan.

The Real Revolution

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

Not voting reinforces rather than defies corporate power structures. Distinguishing his "indifference and exhaustion" from apathy, Russell Brand suggests that abandoning our voices will silently (telepathically?) send a message for utopian change. Hardly.