Protests

The End of the Latin-American Dictatorship is Nigh

Is the age of the Latin American dictator over?

A win in Venezuela could herald a dictator-free Latin America—for the first time in 200 years

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Fun with propaganda!

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Belarus' unrest in 2010 provided a valuable lesson to today's protesters in Kiev.

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For the Ukranian protests to bring about any progress, they need to incorporate the Russia-leaning parts of the country. 

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In case you missed it, Kiev has been exploding over the last few days. Hundreds of thousands of people came out into the streets over the weekend—both in Kiev and elsewhere in Ukraine—to protest President Viktor Yanukovich's last-minute decision to scuttle the signing of a vaguely worded agreement that would have begun to pull Ukraine into the European orbit—and out of Russia's. The police can't clear the streets.

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Where Did the Anti-Globalization Movement Go?

Once the anti-globalization movement nearly shut down a city. Not anymore

They’d expected big numbers—but not so big as what came. Union organizers, environmentalists, Wiccans—45,000 people in all. Over the course of four days what had begun as a nonviolent protest at the World Trade Organization Headquarters in 1999 became the Battle in Seattle. Starbucks windows were smashed, Niketown looted.

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Syria Offline

These charts should give pause to any dictator considering an Internet blackout

The Syrian city of Aleppo briefly regained access to the Internet yesterday, ending an information blackout that lasted well over a month. As of this afternoon, though, it looks like the city is back offline. During the brief window of access, people on the ground issued celebratory tweets even as fighting continues in the city, one of the main battlegrounds of Syria's civil war.

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An interview with Mosa'ab Elshamy, the 23-year-old whose photos have defined Egypt's revolution

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“We were expecting this. We were expecting the government to raid our house.”That’s what Adam Kokesh’s roommate gravely told a local news channel shortly after the gun-rights activist and general rabble-rouser was arrested at his Herndon home last night.

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The Mixed-Up Files of Taksim Square Architecture

The long, strange history of the building that sparked the Istanbul protests

The proposed building in Taksim Square actually has a long and storied history. 

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