yang zhang spent decades capturing china's underground music scene

In the 80s and 90s, as the government cracked down on dissident, Chinese youth found an outlet for their anger in rock and heavy metal. Photographer Yang Zhang captured the nascent scene in all its revolutionary spirit.
Hannah Ongley

vivienne westwood takes on fracking with america's cup protest tees

The designer and activist is part of a campaign to ban a pro-fracking sponsor from Auckland’s 2021 race.
Mitch Parker

how to turn your anger into action

Clare Press on making your voice count within the new wave of activism sweeping the world.
Clare Press

when london trumped hate

On Friday the 13th of July 2018, 250,000 protestors took to the streets of London to protest bigotry and hatred. Ivan Ruberto went down to capture the beautiful chaos that unfolded, as we spoke to Owen Jones about the "Carnival of resistance".
Ryan White
Think Pieces

looking back on the protests and politics of the russian world cup

How did ordinary Russians feel about it? And how did Pussy Riot’s pitch invasion figure in the country’s tradition of performance protest art?
Anastasiia Fedorova

how paris pride and james baldwin shaped my experience of coming out

Embracing the dualities that come from being a queer person of color.
Prince Shakur

how to help families separated at the us-mexico border

Practical ways to protest the policy.
Jack Sunnucks

cannes’ filmmakers and actors stage powerful red carpet protest in solidarity with palestine

It’s the latest in a wave of solidarity protests, with a benefit concert taking place at the Roundhouse next month to help Palestinian refugee children.
Roisin Lanigan

dancing for freedom in tbilisi

At the weekend, Georgian youth threw a protest rave outside Parliament after armed police stormed a Tbilisi nightclub. Following the protest, i-D talked to Tbilisi’s creative youth about what happened, and what's next.
Anastasiia Fedorova
Think Pieces

is music a weapon: from cold war jazz to k-pop’s mission in north korea

South Korea’s K-Pop envoy to their isolated and unpredictable northern neighbour is the latest in a long history of cultural propaganda. But as Fela Kuti and Pussy Riot have shown, music can be weaponised against governments too.
Jake Hall

hero of the week: the women striking at yarl’s wood detention centre

Women at the facility have been on hunger strike for a month, protesting their ‘indefinite’ detention (which is illegal in all other European countries) and “inhumane conditions”, supported by protesters across the UK.
Charlotte Gush

could 2018 be the year things finally get better?

Remember all the way back to 2016, when things couldn’t possibly get any worse? Good times. Let’s fast forward to 2018, where there is a distinct sense this might be the year we collectively turn a corner.
Roderick Stanley