Why the protests in Iran are happening

Jan 2, 2018
Protests in Iran have left more than 20 people dead since they started last week. These are the country’s largest demonstrations since 2009, when millions protested the results of a presidential election. This current wave of protests was sparked by something different, however: economic inequality. Marketplace host Lizzie O’Leary spoke with Bahman Kalbasi of the […]

The color of the year has a political past

Jan 1, 2018
Ultra Violet is a purple of protests.
The Pantone Color of the Year: Ultra Violet. 
Courtesy of Pantone

Colin Kaepernick says the NFL colluded against him

Oct 16, 2017
The football player refused to stand for the national anthem in protest of racial injustice, and some in the sports community speculate his political activism led to the NFL blackballing him.
Colin Kaepernick (R), and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers (L), kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium on Sept. 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.
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How effective are networked protests?

May 12, 2017
Demonstrations without infrastructure are less effective, says author Zeynep Tufekci.
Protesters walk up Pennsylvania Avenue on Jan. 21 during the women's march on Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Capitol in the background.
Mario Tama / Getty Images

Can Venezuela's Maduro survive the latest riots?

Apr 13, 2017
The economy is a hot mess and allegiances are shifting.
Venezuelans protest the government of President Nicolas Maduro last week in Caracas.

Women's march on DC made possible through digital innovations

Jan 17, 2017
It's now easier than ever to organize large protests thanks to today's tech.
Woman rally as part of a nationwide protest against President-elect Donald Trump outside of Trump Tower back in December.

Protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline have momentum

Sep 23, 2016
The question is what that momentum will look like under a different political environment.
Protesters display signs during a rally on September 13, 2016 in San Diego, California, in support for the protestors at Standing Rock, North Dakota who are fighting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

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Baltimore, now and then

Apr 30, 2015
What's changed — and what's stayed the same — since the 1968 riots in Baltimore.

Social media plays prominent role in Baltimore unrest

Apr 29, 2015
Among the places riots are playing out: Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, Instagram.

West Baltimore business owners pick up the pieces

Apr 28, 2015
After protests turned violent, some storefronts were completely gutted.
Sheranda Palmer and co-owns the building housing R&M Grocery, which was trashed by looters Monday.
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