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We all want to change the world. EPA/Porter Binks

Eric Garner, the ‘American problem’ and a chance to unite

Police violence has dominated American headlines over the past year. The seemingly unaccounted-for police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson brought renewed attention and public protests…
Fight the power. EPA/Dennis M. Sabangan

Hong Kong protesters have sights set on global problems

Complaints about the supposed political apathy of todays’ students are not uncommon among middle-aged professors. Historian Mark Lilla diagnosed that apathy as a problem affecting not just American students…
A new generation is raising a fist in anger. Gert Bruininkx

An indignant generation is raging around the world

Foundation essay: This article on the indignant generation by Simon Hallsworth, head of the School of Applied Social Sciences at University Campus Suffolk, is part of a series marking the launch of The…
Made in Brazil, used in Turkey: a teargas canister. Özlem Gürses

Popular protest: new media and the spread of inspiration

A protest against the destruction of green space in central Istanbul escalates to national protests against a remote, desecularising political leader; public transport fares in Brazil lead to a national…
The Occupy movement highlighted income disparity across the world. AAP/Dean Lewins

Australian census: not quite the US, but income gap widens

The Occupy movement in the US has brought into sharp focus the level of income inequality that exists in society. For example, in 2009 the top 10% of households in the US had an income that was about 11.5…
A life without money isn’t pie in the sky any more. truthout.org

Occupy a money-free world? Now that’s a capital idea

When New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered police to clear Zuccotti Park of Occupy protestors on 15 November last year he called on the protesters to “occupy the space with the power of their arguments…
Occupy protestors have a right to protest; police powers to move them on from public spaces should be questioned. RynChristophe/Youtube

Moving right along: what powers do police have to ‘move-on’ protestors?

When police removed a young woman’s “tent dress” this week at the Occupy Melbourne encampment, it was yet another controversial interaction between protesters and authorities. As shown in the Occupy movement…

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