Dissent Goes Global
Speaking Out—Through History and Around the World
Enjoy our slideshow of famous dissenters from around the world and the varied causes they've stood against their governments, faiths, and cultures to support.
It’s widely known that America values dissent: Hundreds, if not thousands, of social rights activists, politicians, writers, and revolutionaries have emerged throughout our nation’s history and effected change. However, it’s unfair to view dissent as a purely American activity. As we have seen time and again, from the Arab Spring to the heated demonstrations in Rio de Janeiro, the right to dissent has gone global. In this slideshow, we highlight twenty of the world’s most prominent dissenters.