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Protesters Focus On Peru's Political Establishment

William Lee | Posted 10.02.2013 | World
William Lee

Rather than being focused on local issues, such as the impact of large-scale mining, the protests have expressed a broad frustration with Peru's political establishment. In this way, they mirror recent protests in Brazil.

Justice Denied

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The outrage over the killing of an unarmed Black teenager who was doing nothing wrong must continue until some semblance of justice is achieved. Let us refuse to be silent until the killing of Black mothers' sons is as important as the killing of White mothers' sons.

Globalization Is Unsung Hero of Worldwide Protests

Devin Stewart | Posted 09.10.2013 | World
Devin Stewart

Through the late 80s and 90s, protests everywhere from Berlin to Seattle revealed a common target of public unrest: globalization. Jobs and industries...

There Is Only One Cure: Politics

Kátia Abreu | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Kátia Abreu

For the ills of Polis, politics is always the remedy, even when it is also the disease. The only cure for politics, whatever the stage of the anomal...

Three Days in Cairo

Mat Wolf | Posted 09.03.2013 | World
Mat Wolf

"Do you really want to come to Egypt? Right now? Really?" The job interview was friendly, but not encouraging. Work as a freelancer had dried up and a nice stable desk job, albeit one in an unstable country, would at least be interesting. So I said yes, booked my ticket, and prepared to fly into the unknown.

The Clash of Cultures From Istanbul to Cairo

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Muqtedar Khan

Secularists in both Cairo and Istanbul are afraid that their governments are pandering to right wing Islamic extremist ideas to advance an Islamic project that will curtail individual freedoms. They protest because they feel democracy is undermining freedom.

Growing Pains in Emerging States: What to Make of Mass Demonstrations in Turkey and Brazil?

Steven Feldstein | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Steven Feldstein

While unrest continues in Turkey, new demonstrations exceeding one million are sweeping Brazil. This moment compels us to reassess existing assumptions about the relative strength and ascendance of emerging nations, most of which face fundamental demographic, socio-historical, political and economic challenges.

Jeitinho Brasileiro: The Brazilian Way of Doing Things

Nathalie Davidson | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Nathalie Davidson

The last six months of my study abroad experience in Rio de Janeiro have been incredible to say the least and there was no way I could not participate in the protest with the hope of giving back to Rio what the city has given me, optimism for the future.

WATCH: Couple Weds In Midst Of Turkish Protest

Posted 06.24.2013 | Weddings

In the middle of Istanbul's Taksim Square, a protestor wearing a wedding dress and another wearing a suit and tie stood out. They were Barish an...

Turkish Artists Respond To Protests

ARTINFO | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts

As protests fill the streets of Turkey -- and the news internationally -- how are the nation's artists responding? This morning, ARTINFO spoke with Tu...

One Reason To Save Europe: Trust Still Exists

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

In Europe you can actually say hedge funds don't serve our community or our state well, so we want to regulate them heavily. In Europe you can actually ban Monsanto, isn't that amazing? It shouldn't be.

John Timoney and the Kingdom of Bahrain: White-washing Human Rights Abuses and Suppressing a Popular Revolution

Kris Hermes | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Kris Hermes

In 2011, the Kingdom hired PR wizard and former police chief John Timoney, who is well-known for his repressive police tactics used against political dissidents in the U.S. More than two years after the uprising, Timoney's contract is nearly up and the assessment in Bahrain is bleak.

Abercrombie & Fitch: Sorry!

Posted 05.23.2013 | Business

Abercrombie & Fitch has apologized, again. In recent weeks, the retailer has seen its brand's popularity plummet after Business Insider resurfaced ...

80-Year-Old North Carolina Educator: Why I Am Going to Risk Arrest Today

Barbara Parramore | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Barbara Parramore

I devoted my entire career to making sure that all of our children get the very best education possible, and I am willing to be arrested today to make my voice heard to the North Carolina General Assembly.

Public Protests and Pride Parades: The Power of Participation

Murray Lipp | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Murray Lipp

One of the defining characteristics of the LGBT community is our resilience and refusal to accept oppression. We're also known for our capacity, as a community, to put on a grand party when the situation demands it.

One Mother's 'Dirty War'

Jim Calio | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Jim Calio

It was not unusual in those days for the children of the "disappeared" to be taken by members of the junta and passed off as their own. It was theft of human beings, and it was grotesque.

School Officials, Students Divided In Support Of Mississippi Transgender Student

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Students at a Batesville, Miss. high school are protesting because they believe that a transgender classmate is receiving “special treatment.” ...

Obama CIA Nominee's Bracelet Makes Statement At Hearing

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

CIA director nominee John Brennan sent a powerful message on Thursday when he wore an accessory that honored prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, an Americ...

Protests: Are They Worth It?

Uloop | Posted 02.17.2013 | College

Having attended several student protests and enjoyed being part of the political scene, when I heard about a Palestinian protest, I could not refuse the offer to attend it. Little did I think that this one protest would question my views on protests and possibly be the last one I attend.

Dave Jamieson

WATCH: Michigan Protests Turn Ugly WIth Pepper Spray, Punches | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

The largely peaceful protests against right-to-work legislation that brought thousands of pro-union workers to Lansing, Mich., turned ugly at times on...

A "Radical Idea" Reversed: Author Says Nobel Committee Has Betrayed Founder's Anti-Military Intent

Democracy Now! | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Democracy Now!

For years, the Norwegian Nobel Peace Committee has faced criticism over its secrecy and selections, perhaps most notably in 1973 when Henry Kissinger ...

Radley Balko

Arrest Of Catholic Anti-War Protester Highlights Emergence, Tension With Church’s Progressive Side | Radley Balko | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Anti-war activist Brian Terrell began serving a six-month sentence Friday at the federal prison camp in Yankton, South Dakota. Last April, Terrell and...

Some Nudity is Apparently More Lewd Than Others

Tamar Abrams | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

All three of the women who removed their clothing were arrested. According to ACT UP New York, they are Cassidy Gardner, 23, and Megan Mulholland, 23, who are community organizers for Queerocracy, and Jennifer Flynn, 40, of Health GAP. How many of the men were handcuffed? Not one.

Naked Protesters Storm Boehner's Office

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

At least seven nude protesters stormed House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) office in the Longworth House Office Building on Tuesday, according to re...

Threats to Civil Society Are Rising Rapidly

Frank Vogl | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Frank Vogl

The vice is tightening in one country after another on activists for human rights, political reform, freedom of speech, and anti-corruption.