Protests Archive

Decree decriminalizing corruption withdrawn after mass protests in Romania

Following the largest protests in decades, the Romanian government has decided to withdraw a decree that decriminalizes grant offences and has backed down on a controversial plan to water down anti-corruption laws. The Romanian government’s decision to withdraw a decree that decriminalizes minor corruption

Two massive protests you might have missed this weekend

This weekend was an exciting one globally: hundreds of thousands of people took the streets to protest and stand in solidarity. Despite the large turnout, relatively few cameras were covering either the anti-TTIP protest in Berlin (around 150,000 people) or the million man march

Protests and government response escalate in “garbage crisis”

Anti-government protesters began a sit-in inside the Environmental Ministry building in Beirut on Tuesday, calling on minister to resign over the garbage crisis that has ignited violent protests in Beirut. The minister has refused to resign even though piles of garbage have been left uncollected for weeks since

David Suzuki’s Grandson Stands Up To Unjust Laws

David Suzuki’s grandson, Tamo Campos, was arrested during a peaceful protest against the exploitation of the Burnaby Mountain conservation park on Thursday, November 20th. After being released, he stood in the rain and asked those of us watching to reflect on what is exactly

12 Things Every Activist Should Know

There are a lot more than 12 things that any effective activist should know, many of those unlisted here are dependant on what you are doing, where you are, and what exactly you are trying to achieve. These 12 basic tips should be useful

Navajo Win $554,000,000 From The US Government

In a landmark settlement, which Navajo president Ben Shelly describes as “fair and just,”  the United States government has been ordered to pay reparation amounting to $554 million for mismanaging Navajo lands.  The Navajo nation is the largest indian (native american; indigenous) tribe in the

Cardiff And Newport Lockdown During NATO Conference

Ahead of the Nato conference in Newport, Wales, Police have erected 10 miles of high security fencing around Cardiff city centre, and around the Celtic Manor resort in Newport, which is being called the “ring of steel”. Up to 150 heads of state and government, including

Non-Violent Civil Resistance Is Actually 2x More Successful

Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan decided to look beyond speculation to see how effective different social change movements (to overthrow the government or liberate territory) were between 1900 and 2006. Their study, conducted at Columbia University, revealed that non-violent uprisings involved greater parts of

Using World Cup Stadiums To Tackle Poverty

An innovative project has been proposed by Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux, dubbed “Casa Futebol,” that will aim to transform Brazil’s World Cup stadiums, and intends to renovate the stadiums in a way that will help the growing deficit of housing for Brazilians. The

5 Reasons You Should Despise Wal-Mart

As a consumer, I prefer low prices just as much as the next guy, because who wants to pay more when they don’t have to? Quality does not go hand-in-hand with price, but for many household and everyday items: this does turn out to