Protests

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Madrid's Mayor Wants to Ban City Center Protests

Ana Botella says demonstrations like the ones over the weekend are a detriment to the city's image.

An Illustrated History of All the Ways Urban Environments Can Control Us

War of Streets and Houses explores how a city can simultaneously foster and crush social change.

The Plight of Cambodia's Garment Workers, On Display on a Manhattan Sidewalk

Artist Kat Eng crouched outside Times Square's H&M for eight hours, sewing on a hand-operated machine.

Protests in Kiev Turn Deadly

At least two people have been killed in violent clashes between Ukrainian police and pro-Europe protesters.

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Rolezinhos: The Flash Mobs Currently Freaking Out Brazilian Authorities

Low-income youth have been gathering in São Paulo shopping malls to chant lyrics from a music genre called funk da ostentaçã o.

Why I'm Not Embarrassed to Have Been Fooled by the Google Bus Protest Hoax

People are angry about Silicon Valley's private shuttles for some very real reasons.

Daniel Gould / Cycling Weekly

Following a Spate of Deaths, London Cyclists Get Militant

Five bicyclists were killed on the city's streets in November alone, leading to a dramatic protest Friday.

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Cyclone Phailin Is Barreling Towards One of India's Most Volatile Areas

The storm is already about half the size of India.

Stockholm Artists Protest Obama by Putting Guantanamo Hoods on Statues

Street artists decry the "hypocrisy" of the President's plea for military action in Syria.

Reuters

Armenia's Biggest Celebrities Are Offering People Free Rides Around Yerevan

The program, dubbed Free Car, is part of a public transit strike to protest huge fare hikes.

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'Blue Paint Is Not Enough'

London's bicycle advocates say they're fed up with a city government that promotes cycling but isn't serious about safe bike infrastructure.

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Turkey's Slide Into Urban Planning Autocracy

A new Bosphorus bridge is fast becoming Istanbul's most contested project – not least because the government will stop at nothing to get it built.

Devin Stewart

Globalization Is The Unsung Champion of the Protests Around The World

The growing global middle class wants good schools and good governments, and they're letting their leaders know.

Reuters

How Walkability Shapes Political Activism

Social movement organizations are strongly correlated to key elements of cities.

Reuters

As Protests Continue in Brazil, Hard Lessons for an Urbanizing World

This widespread movement has clear echoes in developing megacities everywhere.

Reuters

Turkey's Protests Just Might End Peacefully

Officials suspend plans to raze Gezi Park.

Reuters

Activists Protest Russia's New Anti-Gay Laws With Kisses

Opponents threw eggs, stinging nettles and urine at the protesters; at least 20 people were arrested.

Reuters

The Latest Images From Turkey as Police Continue Their Crackdown on Protesters

Anti-government demonstrations have spread beyond Istanbul's Taksim Square.

Jennifer Hattam

Occupy Istanbul? Inside the Growing Mini-City at Gezi Park

There are tents, libraries, free food, even free hugs. But how long will it be allowed to last?