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The Real Takin’ It to the Streets

October 19, 2010 by


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.   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


“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


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 […]