Protests

 
Rubber bullets well past their sell-by date
Rubber bullets well past their sell-by date
Across the world dramatic protests have been a major feature of the past year. In Hong Kong, Iraq, Chile, Venezuela, Bolivia, France, Spain and...
‘We will continue to strike against climate change’
‘We will continue to strike against climate change’
For more than a year, children and young people from around the world have been striking for the climate. We launched a movement that defied all...
Rule of law? What rule of law?
Rule of law? What rule of law?
Since assuming power on May 29 2015, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has shown a stunning disregard for the rule of law and human rights,...
Find pathways beyond mass protests
Find pathways beyond mass protests
The last half-year has seen a startling cluster of protests around the world, including Algeria, Bolivia, Catalonia, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, France,...
Bolivia's Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces
Bolivia's Morales resigns after losing backing of security forces
Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after the...
Iraq: More than a month of anti-regime protests
Iraq: More than a month of anti-regime protests
Anti-government protests that started in Iraq on October 1 have escalated into countrywide deadly clashes and demands for the government to resign....
Chile’s riots: The dance of the dispossessed
Chile’s riots: The dance of the dispossessed
Chile is one of the most industrially advanced economies in the Latin American region, but recent violent protests illustrate the social cost of a...
Reclaiming Nairobi’s forest
Reclaiming Nairobi’s forest
‘We would collect dead, dumped bodies. Some were decomposing, others were fresh,” said John Chege of his early days policing Nairobi’s urban...
Rage in the twilight of neoliberalism
Rage in the twilight of neoliberalism
Ours are turbulent times of rage and peril. This is currently most clearly evident on the streets of Chile and Lebanon, where huge protests have...
People in Ecuador have woken up to a fragmented and polarised society
People in Ecuador have woken up to a fragmented and polarised society
The recent protests in Ecuador brought the capital of Quito to a standstill, forced President Lenín Moreno to relocate the seat of government, and...
Iraq cut the internet, and the economy suffered
Iraq cut the internet, and the economy suffered
When anti-government demonstrations shook Iraq, authorities cut the internet to disconnect protesters and slow sharing of bloody images — a...
Scores arrested in looting, xenophobic protests
Scores arrested in looting, xenophobic protests
South African police on Monday arrested dozens of people following widespread looting and protests in the transport industry linked to a wave of...