Experiments with truth: 6/5/09

    • 200 farmers in Australia rallied outside Parliament in Sydney to support a bill that would stop mining on prime agricultural land, an issue they feel government has overlooked for too long.
    • Many Chinese internet sites forced to shut down by the government crackdown on the Tiananmen Square anniversary are staging a inconspicuous protest by saying they are closed for “Chinese Internet Maintence Day” rather than simply have their site fail to load.


    Recent Stories

    • Analysis

    Lessons for nonviolent activism in an era of digital authoritarianism

    May 17, 2022

    As autocrats become savvier in using technology to repress dissent, activists are striving to preserve the benefits of digital activism and mitigate the risks.

    • Q&A

    ‘Poison for the people’ — How an exiled activist is countering Russia’s propaganda machine

    May 12, 2022

    Environmental activist Evgeniya Chirikova once helped save a forest in Moscow. Now she’s trying to give voice to Russian activists and journalists resisting Putin’s regime.

    • Feature

    A rural protest for accountability and transparency brews in India

    May 10, 2022

    Facing extreme poverty and a lack of basic services, a movement in Rajasthan is renewing its push for an ambitious law to hold officials accountable.