Stories about Protest from June, 2017
Slimmed Down Garvey Sculpture Gets Thumbs Down From Jamaicans
Ambivalent — and often dismissive — about public statuary in general, Jamaicans turn their ire towards a bust of national hero Marcus Garvey that they say needs "more identity".
Is It the 20th Anniversary of Unification With China…or the Fall of Hong Kong?
Hong Kongers have several reasons to be unhappy with the city's relationship with China.
At Thailand's Request, YouTube Blocks Video Clip of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator’
"Juntaland's dictator blocking Charlie Chaplin's satirical film mocking dictator is hilariously insane and dictatorial," wrote a journalist on Twitter.
Iran's Revolution In Waiting
Without the active presence of justice in all its forms, it will remain impossible for any Iranian government to achieve coexistence among all of the country’s ethnic nations.
An Angolan Governor Loses His Job After Criticizing His Own Political Party in an Interview
Isaac Maria dos Anjos, ex-governor of the Angolan provínce of Benguela, is famous for his criticisms of the ruling MPLA party.
The Rise of the Hirak Protest Movement in Morocco
Six years after the Arab Spring, Riffian protesters are leading the way in expressing popular grievances in Morocco.
In a Guardian Story About an Environmental Conflict in Kenya, the White Saviour Rides Again
The Guardian's portrayal of an Italian expat as the central figure in a noble fight to save the environment from local hordes erases the complex reality of a Kenyan region.
Remembering Native American Civil Rights Pioneer, Lehman Brightman
Brightman was a key figure in many important acts of Native American resistance, including the takeover of Alcatraz Island and the occupation of Mount Rushmore.
With Public Finances Under Strain, Mozambique’s Government Approves Purchase of Luxury Cars for Deputies
"We should not make the Assembly of the Republic a big jackpot, where the popular vote is seen as a lottery house."
Thailand’s Junta Leader Wants Citizens to Answer Four Leading Questions About Elections
"If in the future, Thailand experiences another coup d’etat, will it be charged as a crime against the state?" wrote an activist in response.
Chronicles of a Concerned Venezuelan: Scenes to Help You (Try to) Understand Venezuela
"Venezuela is falling to pieces. We’re falling apart and I wonder if any of us are even aware of it."
Years After Marriage, Indian Women Dare to Say Their Husbands’ Names for the First Time
Community correspondent Rohini Pawar shares how women in Walhe village in Pune district, Maharashtra, are breaking away from patriarchal cultural practices.
Protests Break Out Across Idlib Against Syria's Al Qaeda Branch
"The Syrian revolution ongoing to topple every tyrant"
Japan's Controversial Anticonspiracy Bill Becomes Law
"It's possible that the law, which is intended to deal with organized crime groups, will expand to affect ordinary citizens."
Why an Ethiopian-Born British Citizen Ran in the UK's General Election
"Proud of Yemi Hailemariam, the wife of #AndyTsege who made it all the way to #Maidenhead to meet @theresa_may & demand for @FreeAndargachew."
Hackers Troll Prosecutor's Office In Advance of Russia Day Protests
On the eve of tomorrow's nationwide anti-corruption protests, hackers broke into the Yaroslavl Region Prosecutor's Office's website and posted a message.
How Palestinians Marked 50 Years of Israeli Occupation
"#Occupationis not being able to visit your relatives who live 10 minutes away...without permission from your occupiers."
Why Is the ‘Banksy of Bangladesh’ Asking Someone Called Subodh to Run Away?
"This Subodh is representative of Bangladesh at the present time. He is the representative of the unemployed and the marginalized people. He is the representative of good sense."
Indian Journalists Demand Press Freedom Protections After State Agents Raid Broadcaster Offices
“We have one message to those who are trying to destroy the institutions of India and everything it stands for: we will fight for our country and overcome these forces."
At Annual LGBT Event, Singapore Kicks Out Foreigners and Puts Up Barricade
"These new laws are actually keeping families apart: Singaporeans with non-resident spouses or relatives will not be able to attend Pink Dot together.”
In Ethiopia, Authorities’ Reshuffling of the Oromo Language Alphabet Touches a Nerve
"This is yet another fraud perpetrated on the Oromo people and it must be rejected."