Post Tagged with: "protests"

The G20 Summit’s Virtual Mob: Are Courts Prepared for a New Age of Protests?

The G20 Summit’s Virtual Mob: Are Courts Prepared for a New Age of Protests?

Jumping on the bandwagon of demonizing crowds does not quite get to the point of violent protests and their causes.

Voices of the People

Voices of the People

Connectedness and shared ideas collectively characterise today’s popular protests. We can expect to see more such protests as people across the world raise their voices and demand change.

G20 and the Culture of Protests

G20 and the Culture of Protests

The culture of protests has become a common sight in all G20 summits, so much so that preventing violent activism has become an inevitable part of the security planning.

Of Habermas and Hypocrisy: Discounting Nonviolence in Afghanistan’s Elections

Of Habermas and Hypocrisy: Discounting Nonviolence in Afghanistan’s Elections

The international community’s response rewarded the threat of violence, essentially derailing any hopes of achieving consolidated democracy in Afghanistan.

Protesting Youth in an Age of Neoliberal Savagery

Protesting Youth in an Age of Neoliberal Savagery

It is time for authentic rage to transform itself into an international movement for the creation of an effective strategy for social, political, and economic change.

A Generation in Need of Hope

A Generation in Need of Hope

When wealthy and established people begin nurturing hope, rather than fear, will we see the renaissance of youth creativity in politics that our world desperately needs.

Global Corruption, Global Protests: The Odds of Success Against the System

Global Corruption, Global Protests: The Odds of Success Against the System

Global mass public protests are a milestone in the ‘war on corruption’. However, they face entrenched networks of interests, which need to recognise that reform is key to their personal survival.

Public Life and Pussy Riot in Putin’s Russia

Public Life and Pussy Riot in Putin’s Russia

The persecution of Pussy Riot was meant to delineate the acceptable boundaries of behavior to the Russian population. And thus the system drags itself forward, looking more and more absurd every week.

International Response to Bahrain’s Arab Spring

International Response to Bahrain’s Arab Spring

The implications of the Arab Spring on surviving regional powers has been overshadowed by geopolitical and geostrategic interests. Bahrain exemplifies this quagmire.

Putin And The Challenge Of The ‘Vanguard Of The Bourgeoisie’

Putin And The Challenge Of The ‘Vanguard Of The Bourgeoisie’

Barring some extraordinary developments between now and 4 March, Putin will win the upcoming presidential elections in Russia. So if winning is not the real challenge facing Putin, what is?

Transcending Meta-Narratives: Unpacking the Revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia

Transcending Meta-Narratives: Unpacking the Revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia

From afar, the protests in Arab countries seem broadly similar: economic factors – such as the global recession’s impact on migrant remittances, as well as rising food prices – are being cited as the impetus for the revolts. Yet while economic grievances are not irrelevant, the structural meta-narrative, just like the cultural one, is problematic.

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