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The Real Takin’ It to the Streets

October 19, 2010 by

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West Bank on the Left Bank Stoked by President Sarkozy’s refusal to back down on pension reform, France’s discontents are on the rise and taking to the streets. http://goo.gl/6G7I   Over the last three weeks, millions of French citizens have taken to the streets to protest President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension reform plan. The reform plan, which includes […]

Why You Shouldn’t Go to the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert Rally

October 5, 2010 by

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“Beneath the mask of hedonism, we live in a deeply oppressive, regulated society.” (Slavoj Zizek) Europe Witnesses Civil Unrest, America Witnesses Spectacle of Entertainment A previous post highlighted how people all over the world are responding to the current economic crisis: protests, strikes, legislative battles, and civil unrest. A cement truck was driven into the Irish […]

Tracking Responses to the Global Financial Crisis – Update: Saturday October 2nd

October 2, 2010 by

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Introduction I’ve decided to do a weekly update entitled “Tracking the Global Financial Crisis” in order to track how states and non-state actors are reacting to the current global financial crisis. A birds eye perspective is needed as economies are inextricably linked through a global banking and business system. How one part of the world […]