• November 5, 2013

    The Peoples’ Assembly Against Austerity is backing a day of protest in every town and city in the country to coincide with Guy Fawkes Night.

  • August 14, 2013

    The UN Secretary-General has condemned in the strongest terms the violence that occurred today in Cairo and urged Egyptians to focus on promoting reconciliation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • June 1, 2013

    The Turkish authorities have been told to order police to stop using excessive force against peaceful protesters in Istanbul, and investigate other abuses.

  • March 12, 2011

    We are likely to understand situations like the recent cairo protests more readily by examining the social and political pressures involved for both the protesters and the security forces, says Michael Marten - rather than seeking to make broad statements equating Christian and Muslim beliefs and practices.

  • 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.

  • September 28, 2007

    At least nine people were killed in Rangoon yesterday in continuing clashes between the military and demonstrators. They included eight protesters and a Japanese photo-journalist. Monks have been beaten and arrested in the crackdown. But the protests continue.