In 1965, to protest the obstruction of blacks desiring to register to vote, waves of marchers ignored the injunction to stay away from the courthouse in Selma, Alabama, effectively asking to be arrested.
Immigrant advocates protested a fingerprint-sharing program, which they believe will increase deportations, by sounding a Caracol shell before circling the Radino Federal building seven times during their "Jericho Walk."
"Occupy the Rose Parade" protestors marched against corporate personhood, the foreclosure crisis, and the influence of corporate money in politics.
On March 28, 1960, South African citizens declared a stay-at-home day of mourning for victims of the Sharpeville massacre on March 21. After 1994, March 21 was declared a public holiday, Human Rights Day,...
Cairo, Egypt, January 1, 2012: A candlelight vigil was organized to remember those who died in the Arab Spring.
Here's a vocabulary booster for you! It refers to Lysistrata, the character in Aristophanes' comic play about a woman who set out to end the Peloponnesian War by urging women to withhold sex from...
A convoy of slow-moving trucks gathered to protest fuel prices in the UK in 2005.
Democracy in Action sponsored worldwide mock elections to protest the 2010 elections in Burma.
In 2008, Chicago public school students boycotted the first day back at school to protest disparities between Chicago public schools and those in wealthier suburbs.
In opposition to a city-wide ban on history courses teaching specifically about Mexican-American history, students in Tucson, AZ, have organized their own weekly classes on ethnic heritage.