Peruvian Presidents Are Becoming an Endangered Species
Political chaos has produced leaders with little power and no support.
Rap Against Dictatorship Turns Thai Protests Into Video Hits
Facing a military-backed government, Thai protesters find musical inspiration.
Is This Nigeria’s Arab Spring Moment?
The protests that began as a movement against police brutality have much bigger goals—including regime change.
Shutting Down SARS Won’t End Nigeria’s Security Crisis
The military and vigilante groups may step in where police have failed—and their human rights records are just as bad.
Nigeria’s Next-Generation Protest Movement
Demonstrations against police brutality—organized on social media and powered by artists and musicians—have shown Nigeria’s youth that they have the power to change society.
A Year After Protests Began, Chile’s Constitutional Referendum Goes Ahead
On Sunday, after months of protests, voters can choose to keep or begin a process of replacing the current constitution.
In Chile, One Word Defines the Political Revolution
The Chilean term “facho” evokes the image of Chile’s fascist past—but also of present-day tenacity that thumbs its nose at institutional power.
Nigeria’s Years of Protest
The country has been heading for a reckoning for a while—here’s why anger is boiling over now.
The U.N. Protest Gag Order Lives On
One staffer has accused the United Nations Development Program of muzzling efforts to protest racism.
Thai Protesters Claim a Temporary Victory
Both the government and demonstrators are borrowing tactics from Hong Kong.
Thai Protesters Defy New State of Emergency
After a confrontation with the royal motorcade, the government is cracking down.
Lukashenko’s Talk Offers Could Trap Him or Protesters
The besieged autocrat is stuck between Russia and a hard place.
Is This the Beginning of Kyrgyzstan’s Next Revolution?
The Central Asian state is the latest post-Soviet republic jolted by an electoral crisis. But the ongoing protests are driven by internal dynamics, not international ones.
Tinder Is the Latest Social Media Battleground in Thai Protests
Authorities are struggling as protesters break anti-monarchy taboos.
Can Thailand’s Protest Movement Broaden Its Appeal?
To succeed, the protesters will have to overcome old regional and class divides—and new ones, along generational lines.
The Case for Black American Self-Defense
Pacifist injunctions obliterate the history of, and need for, armed protection.
India’s Democracy Is Under Threat
New Delhi’s crackdown on dissent is endangering free speech and the entire system of criminal justice.