In late 2011, after more than nine months of brutally repressed protests, Syrians all across the country engaged in a general strike. Only those providing essential goods or services went to work; all others...
In 2009, to protest against unreasonably low prices, Belgian milk farmers literally dumped a day’s worth of milk into their fields, instead of having to sell it at a loss.
In retaliation for its suppression of activists, in 2011 the United States and the European Union placed an embargo on all oil sold by Syria.
In 2011, as protests spread all over Egypt, President Mubarak imposed a curfew. Instead of stopping the protests, thousands of Egyptians promptly flooded the streets, refusing to respect the new law.
A year after Mubarak was driven out of office, Egyptians marched in protest against the military-run government, calling for mass strikes.
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.
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...