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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.

Stories from the Egyptian Revolution Told by a Film, a Book, and a Journalist's Testimony

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

Those who shape public opinion - and in particular Western public opinion - really need to watch the documentary film "The Square" (Al-Midan), so that...

Why Do We Need 'World Day for Farmed Animals'?

Michael A. Webermann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Michael A. Webermann

Each of these animals is capable of experiencing pleasure, affection, and joy, as well as sorrow, loneliness, and pain. Therefore, the question World Day for Farmed Animals asks is, "If we wouldn't raise a dog or cat for food, why would we do it to a pig, chicken, or fish?"

5 Reasons Why Protesting at the UN Is Useless... Seriously

Benish Shah | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
Benish Shah

We want Buzzfeed to tell us what personality type we are and Fox to give us dramatics instead of news so we can poke fun. Because all of that is easier than actually doing something about the things that bother us.

The Last of The Gentle Rebels

Fred Lundgren | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Fred Lundgren

Did the contributions of our movement rival that of the labor movement, women's suffrage, the civil rights movement or the Vietnam War protests? The obvious answer is no but in its way, the American Agriculture Movement was equally necessary.

Is Cyanide in Its Autumn Hours? Greener Gold and the International Implications of a Romanian Ban on Cyanide

Adam Cernea Clark | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Adam Cernea Clark

Now over two weeks into ongoing protests that give no indication of subsiding, the major political actors in Romania struggle to deal with an increasingly larger and more vocal segment of the population. There is also a growing sense that this movement is already bigger than Rosia Montana itself.

Saving Roşia Montana from International Trade Law

Adam Cernea Clark | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Adam Cernea Clark

After years of struggle and, most recently, historic protests throughout Romania and abroad, over 20,000 people took to the streets in Romania last week to protest a mining project in the western commune of Roşia Montana.

Citizens: The New Fourth Estate

David Hoffman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Media
David Hoffman

Citizens are the new Fourth Estate. As the new media disrupt the industrial model of information, citizens have become empowered to oversee the doings of their elected representatives. A more direct form of democracy is emerging.

Wall Street's Two Least Favorite Birthdays: OWS and Everett Stern

Jerry Ashton | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

You can be sure that TBTF (Too Big To Fail) bankers will not be donning party hats when these two birthdays roll around: that of Occupy Wall Street on...

The Dispersal of the Protest Bears Testimony to the Professionalism of the State and the "Haphazardness" of the Muslim Brotherhood

Raghida Dergham | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

Many legendary Arab statesmen have fallen over the past few years - having been hanged or mutilated, or fled or been imprisoned. Yet the lesson remain...

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.