Global protest grows as citizens lose faith in politics and the state

The myriad protests from Istanbul to São Paulo have one thing in common – growing dissent among the young, educated and better-off protesting against the very system that once enriched them. And therein lies the danger for governments.


Crianças ligam para o SOS Criança preocupadas com a situação dos pais

A sério… isto é horrível e só criaturas sem essência humana são capazes de ignorar situações destas quando fazem parte do nosso quotidiano diários e somos obrigados a funcionar como almofada emoci0nal para…

E o pior é que amanhã no Expresso teremos mais um artigo de opinião do Refundador Ramos…

Leitura sugerida pelo António Ferrão:

Predicting Global Revolutions, Civil Wars and Riots

What’s Happening in Wisconsin Explained

If you need to know the basics of what’s going on in Wisconsin, read on. If you’re already up to speed, you can follow the action on Twitter or jump straight to the latest updates from our reporter on the ground in Madison.

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First day of action: February 26th

Anti-cuts: Alliance of defiance

Oxford, Bristol, Manchester, Lewisham… Jim Cranshaw and Emma Hughes talk to local anti-cuts campaigners.

Across Britain, local groups are organising. False Economy lists an impressive 100-plus anti-cuts campaigns – everything from three people painting a banner to groups with hundreds of members. The anti-cuts movement has not only reinvigorated local campaigning, but also raised important questions – crucially, asking how campaigns can involve people who are angry and want to take action but are not used to political or trade union organising.

Fighting for Freedom against Tanks, Mercenaries and Bombs

It has become a symbol of the fight against Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi: Protesters in the northern town of Al-Bayda faced mercenaries, tanks and bombs, but refused to buckle. Dozens died, but those who were wounded say they will return to the front if needed.

It was 9:30 in the morning on Friday when Abdel Aziz Abdallah learned that his son was dead. The 55-year-old received a phone call from an acquaintance with contacts to the unsteady regime of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Abdallah’s son Farj, just 23 years old, died in a hospital in Tripoli, the acquaintance told his father. His body will soon be brought to his hometown of Al-Bayda in north-eastern Libya for burial.

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