civil unrest

The controversial ruling by the Constitutional Court may have made the extension of President Kabila's term beyond the constitutional
Our job as mothers, fathers, and parents, is to be their first teacher and their first leader educating them on privilege and race relations.
Municipal IQ economist Karen Heese characterises the rise in local protests as worrying. As the narrative goes, protests
Forced migration, food insecurity and failure of government to provide for basic population needs make populations far more susceptible to extremism, political uprising and wide-scale destabilization.
Will climate change by itself break the global food system in the next 10 to 15 years? That's unlikely. But add population growth, failed states, armed conflict and political instability to the mix and the picture starts looking a lot more combustible. Places that are already grappling with other strains may well be driven over the edge by climate-induced food price spikes.
Lack of values, justice and fairness between police and black Americans is the decades-long backdrop leading up to Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and so many others that are part of the "Ferguson Effect" in our country.
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This entire choreographed song-and-dance of social injustice is all pointing in one clear direction: Word that will come very soon -- maybe this week, maybe next, most likely on the coldest rainy or snowy day in the forecast -- that Officer Wilson will not face charges.
James Wesley, Rawles, a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer and present-day survivalist, is the author of the novels, Expatriates, Founders, Survivors, and Patriots, all of which deal with the possibility of a coming global collapse.
The politics of respectability in the black community may not only hinder us from acting and engaging in the constructive protest, lobbying and collective action needed to create a more just society, as it has with respect to the Ferguson protests, but it may also prevent us from simply being and living freely.
Climate change is expected to get worse, causing global food shortages, which can lead to civil unrest. Knowing this, can we prevent future riots and bloodshed?
By the end of the riots, people had reduced the spotless idyllic alters of the City of Angeles to cinders. But there are still lessons in those ashes.
As a community activist and local professor, we are first-person witnesses to the undeniable reality that poverty and economic distress -- not race -- were the primary factors in the upheaval in Los Angeles twenty years ago.
Maybe the protests, by evading the traps and lures of party politics, will help to generate the nationwide sentiment that is required for policy change.
The Wall Street protests are heartening -- but also a measure of the utter failure of the usual machinery of democracy to remedy the worst pillaging of regular Americans by financial elites since the 1920s.
We have reached a tipping point in the cancerous march of global capitalism.
Footage has emerged on YouTube showing a young man injured during the London riots being robbed by men who supposedly came
The critical question facing Hassan in the event Mubarak is granted asylum in the US is whether he will also qualify or will
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets with opposition journalists and makes surprisingly enlightened utterances while Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is out of the country.
Another possible source of discontent looming on the horizon is being trumpeted by Russian Education Foundation and academician