Stories about Protest from June, 2015
After Citizen Uprising in Burkina Faso and Burundi, Are Niger and Togo Next?
20,000 Nigeriens took to the streets in Niamey, Niger on June, 6. There are multiple causes for the protests: endemic poverty, mediocre governance and restricted free speech are among the main grievances from Nigerien civil society. These protests come on the hill of similar uprisings in Burkina Faso, Burundi...
Ahead of Mexico's Vote, a Young Indigenous Woman Asks for an End to Silence Over Deaths and Disappearances
Her criticism of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Rigoberta Menchú's call to vote echoed through social media, adding weight to the argument to annul Mexico's June 7 elections.
Want to Change the Future of Climate Change? Pay Attention to the Past
From the movement to end the Vietnam War to abolitionism, US history offers lessons aplenty for climate activists.
Russian Activist Dons Stilettos and Dog Collar to Protest ‘Sadists’ Law’
Submitted to the Duma in late May, the legislation would expand the circumstances under which guards can use force when confronting anything from a prison break to a disobedient prisoner
‘We're Here for Our Families': Filipino Workers on Strike Share Hopes for Tomorrow
“We are fighting for regularization so that we will not lose our livelihood. This is for all the workers abused by the company.”
Selfie Campaign Promotes Interfaith Tolerance and Ethnic Diversity in Myanmar
"He is a Sikh and I'm a Muslim. But we are friends. Although we have diversities, we share our own opinions and beliefs, we accept and respect our different identities."
What You Need to Know About Growing Opposition to Peru's Tia Maria Mining Project (Part II)
Resistance by Peruvian farmers to the planned Tía María mining operation has increased in the last few weeks. Here are some recent facts and analysis about the conflict.
Taking Russia’s Troll Factories to Court
Last week, a woman named Lyudmila Savchuk announced that she is suing Russia’s most famous “troll factory." Savchuk says she worked for this office until March as an undercover reporter.
Russia Claims Another Victory Against Twitter, But Here's What Really Happened
This is not the first time Russian censors claim to have persuaded Twitter to comply with takedown requests. As before, Moscow’s claim today that Twitter “deleted 32 links” is inaccurate.
Pakistani Journalists Left in Limbo Amid Vicious Media War
"If you can not give employment to 2200 media workers, you have no right to take away 2,200 jobs."