Pussy Riot feminist activist collective, from left to right, Alina Petrova, Diana Burkot, Masha Alyokhina, Olga Borisova.

A conversation with Russian protest group Pussy Riot


There are many Russian critics of the war in Ukraine. Those inside Russia generally keep quiet, while others are silenced through imprisonment. Others have left the country, including the four members of the feminist activist collective Pussy Riot. The World’s Marco Werman speaks to one member of the group.

A woman in Tehran climbs onto a car and sets her hijab ablaze.

‘The hijab will never be the same,’ protester in Iran says

A man points his finger at a yellow billboard with black writing in Vietnamese and English

Backlash over anti-racist billboard challenges Houston’s Vietnamese American community

Tsitsi Dangerembga, left, prominent Zimbabwean author and Fadzayi Mahere, right, spokeswoman for the main opposition party, appear at the magistrates courts with others in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 1, 2020.

Citizens are challenging repression with #ZimbabweanLivesMatter, says author Tsitsi Dangarembga

A nurse talks with police.

Mass arrests in Zimbabwe over coronavirus regulation violations

A huge crowd of protesters in Mali with one person raises his arms high in the air

Protesters in Mali call for president to step down


In recent years, Mali has experienced a combination of security challenges, including growing violence from armed militias and terrorist groups that has displaced more than a million people in the Sahel region, and killed thousands, including Malian and foreign troops.

A woman and a man hold signs and candles lit up in the dark outside

How violent protests in South Korea became a thing of the past


Protests in South Korea were once characterized by intense, often violent confrontations between protesters and police. Today, those kinds of fierce standoffs in the country seem to be a thing of the past.

Gen. Milley and Sec. Esper sit at a table

Americans have ‘fundamental right’ to hear from military leaders, frmr NATO commander says


James Stavridis, a retired Navy admiral and former NATO supreme allied commander said he’s “quite surprised” that two major military leaders refused to testify regarding military use to quell protests. He thinks “It’s a significant misstep by the Department of Defense,” he told The World.

The area where the statue of Edward Colston stood is seen

Symbols of ‘racist past’ topple amid global BLM protests; New Zealand reports no active COVID-19 cases

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A statue of a British slave trader in the UK and confederate statues in the US have been toppled or defaced as protesters demand a reckoning on systemic racism. Some Minneapolis City Council members said they will “begin the process of ending the Minneapolis Police Department.” New Zealand has no active cases of COVID-19 in the country. Brasilia has become a new hotspot for the virus.

President Trump holds up a Bible.

Never before have threats to US democracy been so grave, says political scientist

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Could the US become a so-called “competitive authoritarian regime” which only bears the “outer look of democracy?”