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John Carlos, Tommie Smith, and Peter Norman at the 1968 Olympic games.

Before "taking a knee," there was the fist. 

Piano with sheet music

Julian Barnes discusses composer Dmitri Shostakovich and his bully - Joseph Stalin.

Dog and cat facing each other

Chances are if you were picked on as a child, you probably haven't patched things up with your bully and become friends. But fourth-grade archenemies Alex Abramovich and Trevor Latham have.

Has bullying changed from physical to psychological terror?

If you've ever been bullied, you've probably had revenge fantasies. But you probably haven't taken it to the extreme that Allen Kurzweil has. He actually tracked down his childhood bully. He writes about his experience in "Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully."

"the queue" book cover

Writer Basma Abdel Aziz on the transformative effect of the Egyptian uprising

Science March

Journalist Mark Engler explains why some protests flourish whereas others fail.

Barney Frank

Former Congressman Barney Frank believes that if you want to see political change, don't go to a demonstration. Instead, lobby your local representatives and vote.

Black Lives Matter protestor

Activist Cat Brooks on protesting the police.

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