Stories about Protest from October, 2014
Myanmar Reporter Detained by the Military, then Killed
More than a thousand people gathered in Myanmar's capital to call for an investigation into the death of a journalist who supporters allege was tortured and killed by the army.
Comic Explains the ‘Cold War’ Between Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protesters and Their Parents
Jason Li has translated a letter written by a web user named Cherish to her parents, which was published on citizen media website inmediahk.net, and turned it into a comic. The letter addresses the generational conflict triggered by the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong. Most of the pro-democracy protesters are under...
Thailand's High School Civic Activism in a Time of Martial Law
A group of high school students in Thailand is organizing a series of protests, demanding education reforms from the military-led government.
Aleksandr Makarenko: Digital Quartermaster for Ukraine's Army
The Ukrainian army and pro-Kyiv forces, underfunded by the state, have relied heavily on support from ordinary Ukrainians like Aleksandr Makarenko, who has raised over $75,000 on social media.
Take a Photographic Tour of Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy ‘Umbrella Square’
The headquarters of the Occupy Central movement counts more than 1,600 tents, where protesters are camping out to demand free and fair elections from Hong Kong and Beijing authorities.
Mexican University Students Go On Strike Over Ayotzinapa Tragedy
"They were taken alive, we want them back alive!" The student community in Mexico shows their solidarity for the missing students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, which remains unresolved.
People in Burkina Faso Are Taking to the Streets Against a ‘President for Life’
Protests swept cities in Burkina Faso over President Blaise Compaoré's proposed changes to the constitution to let him run for office again. He has held power for 27 years.
‘Hunger Games’ Salute Gives Hope to Democracy Activists in Thailand
Attendees at a cremation of a former public official made a three-finger salute which was last used by activists denouncing the coup and loss of democracy in Thailand.
Thai Students to Hong Kong Protesters: ‘Do Not Give Up’
It is illegal in Thailand today to organize or join rallies, but a group of Thai students expressed their support for Hong Kong's protesters in a special Google Hangout discussion.
3 Online Initiatives to Boost Voters’ Involvement in Tunisia's 2014 Elections
Tunisians go to the polls on Sunday to elect their parliament members. Online, they can scrutinise their choices and even check which politician is being truthful.
How Chinese President Xi Jinping and His Yellow Umbrella Became a Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protest Meme
A propaganda photo of the Chinese leader on an official visit to the mainland's Hubei Province has been photoshopped into various pro-democracy protest scenes in Hong Kong.
There's an Island Made of Toxic Trash Rising Out of the Sea in the Maldives
Used batteries, asbestos, lead and other potentially hazardous waste dumped at Thilafushi island are seeping into the water, but environmental concerns have never materialized into a campaign by local activists.
Mexico in the Labyrinth of Its Solitude
Since the beginning of his term in late 2012, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has been committed to creating and broadcasting an image of a country moving forward. The government has enacted structural reforms with support from the opposition. The government's strategy to deal with the country's security crisis, however,...
Argentinian Motorcylists Fight Against Discriminatory Regulations
New security measures imposed on Argentinian motorcyclists have generated an unexpectedly strong protest movement.
Talk Show Inspires 1 Million+ Callers to Protest India's Anti-Gay Law
"Satyamev Jayate" aired an episode on October 19, 2014 called "Accepting Alternative Sexualities" that attempted to challenge misconceptions about India's LGBT community. Soon after, #FreedomForLGBT was trending on Twitter.
Learn Who's Who in Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution With ‘Mr and Little Miss Hong Kong People’
Inspired by British cartoon "Mr Men and Little Miss," commercial artist Maxwell created illustrations of the important pro-democracy protesters and government workers caught up in the Occupy Central movement.
Baby Doc's Death Fails to Bring Closure for Haitians
Dictators Jean-Claude and Francois Duvalier never paid for their crimes while alive; indeed, the fact that justice was not served is still a thorn in the side of many Haitians.
GV Face: In Conversation with the Activist Bahrain Doesn't Want Us Talking To
Bahrain is in the third year of its crackdown on activists. International media reports the protests as a Shia-led revolution against a Sunni regime, but activists say this is simplistic.
Pacific Islanders Block Coal Ships at Australian Port to Protest Climate Change
Using hand carved canoes, the Pacific climate warriors, along with dozens of Australians in kayaks, were able to prevent 10 scheduled ships from passing through the Newcastle coal port.
How the Tlatelolco Massacre Shaped Modern-Day Mexican Hero Raúl Álvarez Garín
Hundreds of Mexican students were gunned down by their government in 1968. Raúl Álvarez Garín, who was a leader of the national student strike committee, survived.