Tag Archives: Protests

Snatching Despotism from the Jaws of Democracy – Venezuela Continues to Worsen

Since taking the role as President, Nicolas Maduro has led his country into a state of hyperinflation, failed to address the growing humanitarian issues such as the national shortage of food and medical supplies, and has repeatedly sought to oppress civilians by means of violence.

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Russia’s Rubber Ducks Hint at a Political Alternative.

Those who hit the streets may have learned something important: If there is organization among Russian liberals around things they care about, but things that are expendable to the president, there just might be room for a political alternative under Putin.

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Hong Kong and the “Umbrella Revolution”

Protests in Hong Kong over free elections, now known as the Umbrella Revolution, continue to grow. Although the movement has no centralized leadership structure, it has maintained its unity and discipline, and has avoided becoming violent or destructive. Substantial donations of food and supplies have allowed the movement to maintain its momentum and are emblematic of widespread local support beyond

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Pakistan’s Protests – What they Mean and Why they Matter

One could be forgiven for missing the most recent bit of troubling news out of Pakistan these last few weeks, what with the national media’s eye currently trained on ISIS’ horrific advance through Syria and Iraq. Led by the celebrity-turned politician Imran Khan and the Pakistani-Canadian cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, thousands of demonstrators have occupied central Islamabad for the past several weeks

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