US Crisis Monitor The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) and The Bridging Divides Initiative (BDI) at Princeton University have launched a joint project that provides the public with real-time data and analysis on political violence and demonstrations in the United States. It includes data on violence associated with Black Lives Matter demonstrations.
This Digital archive was funded by the School of Advanced Study to put online the papers of South African anti-apartheid activist Ruth First who was assassinated in 1982. They include letters from her exile in London, political activities in South Africa and Mozambique during the apartheid era and responses to her impact. Also relevant here are the […]
This historical blog covers many of the key events and people that marked the spring of 1968. It provides both descriptions of various issues and people and links to more detailed information. It will eventually contain 12 entries from March-May 1968. The front page is here and there are regular updates on strikes and events. It […]
The aim of this project is to explore the ways in which radical, feminist and at times illegal protest actions are archived. The project was initiated by Rachel Tavernor during a three month PhD placement at the British Library (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council). The website includes two strands. The first, is […]
Recently, Mosireen launched its Internet “resistance archive,” 858 The collection includes footage shot during the revolution by both members and non-members from 18 days in January 2011 when activists protested in Tahrir square Egypt. At its outset it contained 858 items although more is being added. It is important that this is preserved as Egyptian government […]
Art of the March is an online archive and interactive presentation of protest signs and posters collected from the activists in the aftermath of the historic Boston Women’s March on January 21, 2017. There will be over 6,000 that can be sorted by concern, strategy and keyword. Topics covered include an insight into concerns raised […]
See the website of the Womens March on London 2017 which has details on the global movement. There is also a statement about it on the Womens Equality Party website An interesting initiative is We the people which is a crowd-sourced project backed by artist Shepard Fairey. The initiative is seeking to raise funds to […]
Newsmuseum has created a teaching and learning site which has archived front pages of newspaper coverage of events, plus lesson plans and links to historical resources on early 20th-century American race riots.
Map of Media Freedom in Europe Index on Censorship and Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso are joining forces to map the state of media freedom in Europe. This is being built using ushahidi system which allows users to submit reports of censorship abuse and reporting restrictions. Click on the map to view examples of recent reports […]
Forward to Freedom: The History of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Britain 1959-1994. This great new website funded by the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund provides free access to a wealth of resources. These include: a history of the campaign and boycotts, oral history accounts from activists and original documents. […]