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People of Protest

Capturing the true spirit of movement-leaders who will never stop fighting for their rights.

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The Undercover Anarchists’ Secret Construction Collective

In a sleepy corner of Connecticut, a radical band of leftists are sneaking out after dark to tackle the homelessness crisis that has spread to every corner of America.

The Shot-in-the-Eye Squad

As Black Lives Matter protests swept the nation, the rubber bullets and tear gas canisters started to fly. This epidemic of “blinding by police” inspired our unlikely network of survivors.

The Masked Vigilantes Coming for Your Horrible Boss

Fed up with low wages and abuse, these outraged employees are naming and shaming “shitty owners” in splashy protests complete with megaphones and bags of poop. But have they gone too far?

The Warriors of a Failed Revolution

Fifty years ago, young idealists swore to end American injustice. When their movement splintered, their lives diverged—from quiet college prof to infamous kidnappers to filthy-rich hotelier.

How My Song Became an Unlikely Protest Anthem—in Hong Kong

I'd given up on a music career when a song I posted online took on a strange new life. Suddenly I had a #1 hit, and an entire new life on the other side of the world.

Inspired by Black Lives Matter, This Masked Man Patrols Under the Cover of Darkness

Block by block, cycle-bound activist Sabir Abdussabur fights injustice on the streets of New Haven, Connecticut.

This “Old Guy With a Sign” Might Be the Most Dedicated Anti-Trump Protester in America

Gale McCray has never been politically active, but since the election he’s become a fixture at a Fort Worth, Texas, intersection.

These Rebel Reporters Harnessed ’90s Dial-Up Internet to Resist a Nationalist Dictator

Back when you were still hoarding AOL CD-ROMs, a team of silenced Serbians took their message to the masses via a strange new tool called online journalism.

Crossed Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

My inward-turning left eye led to a childhood full of teasing. But when I found my calling – as a professional dominatrix and political activist – the tables turned.