The Guide to Political Change

  • Turkey

    Journalist Tim Pool recently joined the VICE editorial staff to cover breaking news, and his first assignment was to fly down to Istanbul and produce a live stream of the...

  • The New Slums of Baghdad

    The American military has withdrawn most of their forces from Iraq, but Baghdad is still a nightmare. Terrorists, local gangs, street hustlers, and hucksters all mingle in the real-world horror show of post-war Iraq.

  • The Zapatista Uprising (20 Years Later)

    Twenty years after the Zapatista uprising, VICE traveled to Chiapas, Mexico, to recall the events of that fateful day. It was the first indigenous armed uprising in Latin America in the internet age.

  • Cambodians Are Still Angry at Their Government

    Freedom Park is Phnom Penh’s designated protest space. The Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) have been demonstrating here since September. They want a new election after slamming last summer’s poll for “massive irregularities.”

  • Istanbul Rising

    On Friday, May 31, Turkish riot police fired tear gas and pepper spray into a peaceful protest held to save Gezi Park, one of the last green areas in central Istanbul. This set off the biggest civil uprising in the history of the Turkish Republic...

  • The New Roma Ghettos

    In the last two years, as the Eurozone crisis worsens, Slovakia seems to be scapegoating its precarious minority of Roma—the ethnic group better known as Gypsies. Racist violence, evictions, threats, and more subtle forms of discrimination and...

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  • Sex Tapes, Riots, and Corruption: Things Aren't Great in Turkey

    Violent clashes between protesters and police broke out in the heart of Istanbul this weekend, following a series of revelations about corruption within the government, months of demonstrations, and an all-round terrible year for Prime Minister Recep...

  • Ground Zero - Mali

    Ground Zero - Mali was shot in Gao, Mali, on February 21, 2013. It's basically the first legitimate combat footage to come out of the war there. Normally, the French ban journalists from the front lines and film a sanitized version of the...

  • Students Are Still Dying in Egypt

    After the country’s bloodiest summer, the trail of bodies is reinforcing one of the mainstays of the Mubarak era: unexplained deaths, denials by authorities.

  • Ukraine Rising

    In November 2013, pro-EU Ukrainians flooded the streets of Kiev demanding the resignation of their president.

  • Are Terrorists Intent on Destroying the Sochi Olympics?

    Sochi is heavily guarded ahead of the Olympics, with a security zone stretching about 60 miles along the coast and 25 miles inland. Still, Doku Umarov, the leader of an umbrella Islamist organization known as the Caucasus Emirate, has called on his...

  • Egypt's Prisons Are Full to the Brim with Activists and Journalists

    Over the past three Fridays, Egyptian police have arrested over 700 protesters and killed another 27, according to official figures. There was a time when these numbers would have led the news bulletins. Now, they're buried in half-hearted weekend...