• November 30, 2013

    The violent dispersal of demonstrators on Independence Square (Maidan) in the centre of Kyiv shows a shameful disregard for peoples right to peacefully protest, says Amnesty.

  • August 11, 2013

    From anti-neoliberal protests around globalisation through to the Occupy movement, environmental direct action and mass anti-austerity demonstrations, there has been an explosion of grassroots activism that has moved in tandem with the wave of crises facing western-driven free market capitalism since 2008.

  • August 3, 2013

    The Czech authorities have been told to protect Roma communities from violence and intimidation, ahead of planned racist demonstrations.

  • June 17, 2013

    Police in Turkey have been refusing to acknowledge that they have been holding people in custody following mass detentions carried out across Istanbul.

  • January 13, 2013

    Some one hundred protesters against United States drone strikes and 'enhanced interrogations' have blocked the entrance to the CIA headquarters.

  • December 10, 2010

    It is interesting to note how much UK media attention, following protests against student fee rises yesterday (9 December 2010), has focused on the admittedly alarming experience of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla when the car they were travelling in was damaged - compared to the life-threatening ordeal of Alfie Meadows.

  • February 2, 2010

    Human rights groups across the world have condemned the execution of two men arrested during protests that followed Iran's disputed presidential election in 2009. Mohammad Reza Ali-Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour were hanged last week.

  • January 12, 2010

    The conviction of five Muslim men who demonstrated at a home-coming parade by the Royal Anglian Regiment in Luton is an infringement of free speech and free protest, says veteran human rights activist Peter Tatchell.

  • March 31, 2009

    It is understandable that some people feel sceptical about demonstrations in the wake of events like the G20 summit, says Simon Barrow. But mobilisation for change needs to be seen as part of a larger process of change, not as an act of disconnected idealism.

  • February 2, 2009

    Protests took place in Britain's capital over the weekend, calling for an end to the government-backed slaughter in Sri Lanka and for the freedom of Tibet from Chinese domination.