The shifting geography of protest: a global digest

Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Map of Earth

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The distinguished sociologist Imannuel Wallerstein recently wrote of the “rapidly and constantly shifting geography of protest” that has been sweeping the world since the onset of the Great Recession. In his reckoning, one protest “pops up here and then is either repressed, co-opted, or exhausted,” after which another protest pops up somewhere …

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Quebec Student Strike Wins Big

This photo was taken on March 22, 2012 by Scott Montreal

INDYPENDENT Psst, the secret is out: We fought the law and we won. Quebec’s five-month college and university student strike against tuition hikes ended in victory last week. Coming on the heels of the Arab Spring, the European revolts against disastrous austerity policies and the Occupy movement, Quebec students in three province-wide associations struck, hung tough and refused …

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