Clashes over an oil pipeline slated to cross historic Native territory in North Dakota continue after more the 140 people were arrested in protests last week. The increasingly high-stakes face-off is one of the biggest actions by Native Americans in years.
For weeks, members of the Standing Rock Sioux have gathered in Cannonball, North Dakota, standing against the Dakota Access pipeline. The government has now halted construction pending reassessment of the project.
The Dalai Lama prohibits his followers from praying to what he considers the malevolent deity of Dorje Shugden. But adherents of this practice, many of them western converts, say the Tibetan religious leader is guilty of persecution.
What does it take for local law enforcement to detain people at the request of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement? This anti-Trump protester was held overnight after she asked for an attorney before speaking to immigration agents.
When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.
A women's rights group in France is claiming that women are charged more than men on what are basically the same products. Now they're taking the issue to the government and demanding an end to what they call a tax on being female.
These days, the word "thug" is bound up in questions of racial discrimination in the United States. So it may be surprising that it's actually an Indian word that referred to a notorious group of 14th-century robbers and killers.
Anonymous has evolved from a band of online pranksters into a legitimate group focused on social activism. But just how much impact is it making? It's uneven, but that doesn't mean the group isn't making a difference, especially in the lives of budding activists.
The photos of Bree Newsome taking down the Confederate flag from in front of the South Carolina state house helped make her an "Internet folk hero." But they also inspired artists all over the country. We talked to few to find out what inspired them to draw her.