The self-appointed militiamen who’ve taken over buildings at a federal wildlife sanctuary in Oregon say they’re not backing down. Israel is also dealing with an armed movement of zealots challenging their government’s authority.
South Africa's president froze tuition hikes after violent confrontations between students and heavily armed police officers were broadcast live on national television. "The youth win!" one person responds on Twitter.
The current crisis is only the beginning for residents displaced by devastating explosions at the Chinese port of Tianjin. Traces of cyanide and other toxic chemicals have been reported in the air, which have prompted further questions and concerns.
Guatemala doesn’t have a recent history of mass public demonstration, but that’s changing thanks to the rise of new, more connected generation, and a massive corruption scandal that has rocked the government.
At demonstrations against Israel's operation in Gaza, angry crowds have attacked protesters. Those who are against the war say they now fear more violence, but still feel an obligation to make their voices heard.
On September 19th, Russian journalist Andrey Allakhverdov was aboard the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise protesting at an Arctic oil rig, when Russian authorities arrested the entire crew. His letters from a prison in Murmansk tell a story of uncertainty, yet reasonable treatment.
Three years ago, a Tunisian architect was blogging anti-government sentiments anonymously from Paris. His views reflected those protesters in Tunisia who ushered in the Arab Spring. Today, the Tunisian blogger and cartoonist is still very much a part of the conversation about the future of his country. But he's still anonymous, and waiting hopefully for real political change to take place in his country.
You can see the phrase scrawled on walls around the globe from Tahrir Square to Ferguson, seemingly anywhere people take to the streets: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." It was the creation of American jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, whose biographer says he'd enjoy the term's enduring use.
Turkey's been roiled by protests over plans to develop Gezi Park in Istanbul — but none quite like this protest. Kemal Uzun is organizing a series of flash mobs to tell the Turkish government that the people are not backing down.
There was something of a diplomatic bright spot on Thursday, when representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the EU and the US agreed on steps to take to de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine. But the crisis is a long way from over and one expert says there's still a great deal of danger ahead.