Politics and History

Science March

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

Black Lives Matter protestor

Activist Cat Brooks on protesting the police.

Joe Scheidler

Joseph Scheidler on his decades-long career as an anti-abortion protester.

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.

airport protest

When you don't have a voice, when you feel like lawmakers just won't listen to you, protest is one way of capturing the world's attention. But does it work? 

Take it to the streets

Occupy Wall Street co-creator says activists are following an outdated script.

Satellite image of Europe

There are nearly 250 million migrants across the world right now. Some will be escaping war or oppression, others will be seeking out freedom or economic prosperity, but whatever the reason, the kind of life they're looking for lies across a border that's policed and restricted. What if it didn'...

Immigrants on ocean steamer passing the Statue of Liberty, New York City, 1887

University of Chicago historian Tara Zahra looks at the period of mass migration to America between 1846-1940. She says it was characterized by deep anxiety, both in the US and Europe.

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