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A policeman stops a 'Blockupy' anti-capitalist protester near the European Central Bank building before the official opening of its new headquarters in Frankfurt.

How protesters are using modern branding techniques


Seeing The News — Protest Edition: UK-based journalist Elliott Goat argued at the annual SXSW Interactive conference that activists are becoming as sophisticated as professionals on Madison Avenue when it comes to branding.

A pro-democracy protester carries a yellow umbrella, symbol of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement, while gathering with other protesters at Mong Kok shopping district in Hong Kong on November 27, 2014.

Hong Kong’s leaderless protests may mark a new evolution in leadership

Pro-democracy protesters dismantle a barricade, in accordance with a court injunction to clear part of the protest site. The demonstrators set up camp at the end of September 2014.

Barricades come down in Hong Kong, but the protest movement is far from over

Agnes Chow, 17, started going to protests in high school. She's been a fixture at Hong Kong demonstrations over nearly two weeks of pro-democracy protests.

Loved or loathed, Hong Kong’s new generation of student protest leaders pushes for change

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Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson talks to people during a peaceful demonstration, as communities react to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 14, 2014. Tensions in Ferguson eased after the Highway Patrol relieved St. Louis Cou

Here’s how police can get protests right instead

Anti-Mursi protesters clash with members of the Muslim Brotherhood near Tahrir Square on October 6, 2013.

Why protests fueled by social media are more likely to fizzle

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Social media-inspired protests often turn out spectacular crowds, but months later, most seem to sputter and die. There’s a reason, says a University of North Carolina professor.

As economic recession marches on in Spain ‘Robin Hood’ character galvanizes poor, unemployed

Spain continues to struggle to rebuild its economy and those who are out of work are growing increasingly frustrated. In recent months, several workers marches have been held, and in some the generally peaceful protests have turned into mob actions, which include stealing from grocery stores and banks — ostensibly for the poor.

‘The Protester’ named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

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The Time Person of the Year for 2011 looks at the year of protests that have really circled the globe. From Tunisia to Syria, Egypt to Russia, China to the United States, the dissatisfied and disaffected have taken to the streets in an attempt to improve their lots or change their countries.

Occupy Wall Street protesters take to vacant, foreclosed homes

As the Occupy Wall Street protests dwindle, beset by winter weather and police actions, they’re trying a different tack, one that they hope will help reduce homelessness and help some people keep their homes from being foreclosed upon.

Tea Party activists meet Occupy Memphis protesters for civil discussion

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In Memphis, an online discussion between the two largest protest movements going right now, the Tea Party activists and the Occupy Wall Street protesters, led to an in-person discussion where the two sides tried to better understand each other and find common ground.