Gay people, Muslims, unaccompanied children, and Mitt Romney all make this week's list.
Protests in Boston and Washington, DC, fighting between the Libyan government and opposition forces in Benghazi, and more news from around the world.
We're often told that smartphones, apps, and social media have the potential to change the world—but progressive protest movements are much more successful when they engage in the old-fashioned techniques of meatspace.
Activists from rural Pennsylvania to Washington, DC are monitoring drilling activity, organizing communities, and getting themselves arrested in an effort to stop companies from pulling natural gas out of the ground.
We entered 2015 the way we left 2014: worried about the cops, the weather, the Islamic State, and cancer.
The police, people who hate the police, talking about rape, and more things scaring people around the country.
On a cold Friday night in New York, about 50 people gathered to show their support for Gotham's finest, but it wasn't long before counter-protesters angry about police brutality arrived.
The Reverend attracted a huge crowd at his Justice for All March, but there are signs that "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" may have moved beyond Sharpton's control.
The rent stayed high, hip-hop stayed strange, the police stayed awful, and a lot of people wanted Taylor Swift to stay away.
Rogue journalists, the Islamic State, the torture report, and all sorts of police misconduct make this week's list.
The recent ruckus over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner has led to some tough conversations about race at Columbia Law School.
Civil rights activists in Ferguson and New York have pinned their hopes for justice to federal investigations into police misconduct. But these probes aren't a silver bullet.
Little seems to have changed since December 2008, when Alexandros Grigoropoulos was murdered by a police officer in Athens.
VICE News attended an annual anarchist protest in Athens that was met with an unprecedented level of police brutality.
Hundreds were arrested but the protests remained mostly peaceful even as the tone veered from "Hands up, don't shoot!" to "Hands up, shoot back!" by night's end.
People flooded the streets in response to the Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict the cop who placed Garner in the choke hold the led to his death last July.
If somebody doesn't step up to readjust Occupy Hong Kong's paradigm—and soon—the movement will surely flatline.
The Dellwood Lounge remained unscathed through all the unrest. Maybe the people on the street were just as afraid of what was behind the plywood as the men on their barstools were of the chaos outside.
When police forces intercepted students from the Teachers College of Ayotzinapa in Mexico en route to a protest in Iguala, six students were fatally shot and 43 were abducted.
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The second round of protests was a bit less intense and way less destructive than the first.
Being black is not a choice, but what if it were? I made a list of pros and cons for my ethnicity amid my Ferguson-fueled depression.
They're protesting their precarious position in the country—they can't legally live or work in Greece, but they can't leave either.
Police kill. They get away with it. They kill again. Eventually, you realize that this process is not a bug in the system but a feature.