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A military guard salutes newly appointed interim President Francisco Sagasti in Peru

Peruvian Presidents Are Becoming an Endangered Species

Political chaos has produced leaders with little power and no support.

Rap Against Dictatorship performs during a demonstration at the October 14th Memorial in Bangkok on Aug. 27.

Rap Against Dictatorship Turns Thai Protests Into Video Hits

Facing a military-backed government, Thai protesters find musical inspiration.

A demonstrator holds a placard to protest against abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) at the Lekki toll Plaza in Lagos, Nigeria on Oct. 12.

Is This Nigeria’s Arab Spring Moment?

The protests that began as a movement against police brutality have much bigger goals—including regime change.

A protester waves the Nigerian national flag while gathering with other protesters to barricade the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

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.

A protester poses with a banner reading “End SARS” at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos, Nigeria, on Oct. 18.

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.

People with Chilean flags take part in a rally ahead of Sunday's referendum, in Santiago, on Oct. 22. Chileans will be asked two questions: if they want a new constitution and who should draft it.

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.

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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.

Image: People walk with their hands over their heads as they pass through security checkpoints in Lagos, Nigeria, on Oct. 23.

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 General Assembly Hall of the United Nations

The U.N. Protest Gag Order Lives On

One staffer has accused the United Nations Development Program of muzzling efforts to protest racism.

A protester gives the three-finger salute at a rally outside Nonthaburi police station in Bangkok on Oct. 19.

Thai Protesters Claim a Temporary Victory

Both the government and demonstrators are borrowing tactics from Hong Kong.

Protesters attend a rally  in Bangkok on Oct 15.

Thai Protesters Defy New State of Emergency

After a confrontation with the royal motorcade, the government is cracking down.

Riot police detain protesters at a march in Belarus on Oct. 11.

Lukashenko’s Talk Offers Could Trap Him or Protesters

The besieged autocrat is stuck between Russia and a hard place.

People protesting the results of the parliamentary vote gather by a bonfire in front of the seized main government building, known as the White House, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Oct. 6.

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.

Thai protesters attend a rally outside the Thai parliament in Bangkok on Sept. 24.

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.

Two members of the Black Panther Party

The Case for Black American Self-Defense

Pacifist injunctions obliterate the history of, and need for, armed protection.

Rapid Action Force personnel stand guard following sectarian riots over India's new citizenship law in New Delhi on Feb. 28.

India’s Democracy Is Under Threat

New Delhi’s crackdown on dissent is endangering free speech and the entire system of criminal justice.

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