Tag: activists

by Katie Bieze

When Twitter user @MindofAndre sent filmmaker and activist Nancy Schwartzman a message on Twitter alerting her to the Apps Against Abuse challenge, her first thought was “I don’t have time to make an app … I’m a filmmaker!” After further consideration, however, Schwartzman, who initiated The Line Campaign with Deb Levine of the Internet Sexuality [...] more »

by Eszter Farkas

Serious North Africa news junkies are likely aware of growing demands for regime change in Sudan. Protests have spread outward from Khartoum, the capital, over the past few weeks. Hundreds of protesters have been arrested, detained, and beaten. If you’re unaware, perhaps it’s because you’ve been busy following elections in Egypt and Libya. Or maybe [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

How do people end up in the streets protesting something? What motivates them to take action, even when that action could lead to their arrest? Last year, Facebook and Twitter played major roles in helping organize street protests during the Arab Spring, to the point where dictators were focused on either blocking the services or [...] more »

by Katia Savchuk

In March 1984, tens of thousands of British miners went on strike over expected coal mine closures. During the next year, unions faced off with police and Margaret Thatcher’s conservative government in what became Britain’s most turbulent industrial protest of recent decades. Media coverage of the strikes was thoroughly unsympathetic, painting miners as aggressors even [...] more »