Outside of violent struggle, a variety of strategies can be used to force a transition from authoritarianism to democratic government.
Protests articles on Democracy Chronicles
Political protests are a human right, political right and civil liberty to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue and defend common interest. Today, pro-democracy protests are under threat. Also take a look at our articles on the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Turkey, and the Tea Party.
Citizens can and should participate in the fight to protect voting rights. In this regard, there are several volunteer opportunities.
Belarusians’ fight for independence, according to Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, is a microcosm of authoritarianism vs democracy globally.
Algerians are fighting for real democracy. This is seen in that they have been in protest for two years and boycotted recent elections.
A dozen Thai pro-democracy student activists were charged with royal defamation over demands last year for reforming the monarchy.
Myanmar’s democracy advocates have set fire to the ASEAN flag in protest of regional leaders’ failure to condemn the February 1 coup.
Since 2014, the simple brolly has been an emblem of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, first used as a method of speech.
Cameroon diaspora opposed to President Biya clashed for the second time with Geneva police Saturday as they asked Biya leaves Switzerland.
Hong Kong’s civil liberties are at risk, with free speech stifled and police given the power to arrest people who oppose the government.
A key observer argues that while recent protests are extraordinary and signify change, many forces in Cuba are pushing against democracy.