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For more information Protests due to the global financial crisis, In the aftermath of the global financial crisis a Western crisis that became globalWestern nations have suffered greatly. Resulting attempts to address the economic problems include austerity measures that feel much like the disastrous Structural Adjustment Policies that these Western nations imposed or strongly pressed developing nations to pursue in the s and 80s, with devastating consequences.
Protests in have been global, 15October. As economic growth in industrialized nations continue to suffer while unemployment rises politicians perhaps ideologically attempt to cut back government and various social safety nets just when they seem to be most needed mass protests have predictably erupted around the world.
Source It is generally seen that those who typically caused the crisis have not been affected that much; some in fact have been quite enriched and some make no apologies about it.
Proponents of a neoliberal form of capitalism have always argued for smaller states because the markets will supposedly take care of social needs by identifying opportunities.
Making money from opportunities will encourage efficient and most effective players. This is a romantic notion and quite attractive to those who benefit from it.
But, can you really have it both ways? Instead, the poorer and more working class in those societies have typically felt the brunt. Side NoteAlthough it was a massive market failure, the response has typically been austerity measures and reductions in government spending because expected revenues in particular corporate taxes have dropped significantly and very suddenly without time to adapt.
Of course some political parties have come into power accusing those they replace of spending too much unsustainably in the first place — this is sometimes true, but other times it is just to get political points; it is easier to attack other political parties that are visible and tangible than a more obscure market system that was actually what failed.
Little has been done to address such root problems. The protest movements, inspired by the so-called Arab Spring and the initial protests in Spain earlier inhave spread globally. Many have been nicknamed as Occupy movements such as Occupy Wall Street, in reference to how Egyptians occupied the famous Tahrir Square during their uprising.
Protestors in Oakland holding themed signs. Elderly and middle age protesters are no doubt there, too. In some countries there are fears that it is getting close to violent as public anger boils, such as in Greece.
In others, protests have been peaceful in general but police crackdown has created further tensions. Interestingly, the issues brought up by these protesters are similar to those written about around a decade earlier.
However, as a statement from one of the many web sites says, This movement is not guided, it is clearly born as a reaction to injustice and corruption around the world, and therefore it is destined to change the underlying values of the system, not only the rules of it. It is a global movement for true democracy and better human conditions, … reflects a collective idea, a movement without borders or leaders.
But others argue that in order to at least appeal to the wider audience, they may need representatives who appear as leaders while trying to ensuring and retaining peaceful, democratic ways.
The response from the media, police, politicians and other parts of the establishment will be interesting to follow; will it be as it was a decade ago which is discussed further below? It seems too soon to see how effective these protests will be. News coverage from Inter Press Service There is no way this web site will be able to keep up with the global protests, so here are stories from Inter Press Service carried by this web site: Crisis Drives Nicaragua to an Economic and Social Precipice Monday, September 17, MANAGUA, Sep 17 IPS - Five months after the outbreak of mass protests in Nicaragua, in addition to the more than deaths, the crisis has had visible consequences in terms of increased poverty and migration, as well as the international isolation of the government and a wave of repression that continues unabated.
A complex political and economic crisis in Venezuela has left millions without access to basic services and resources, prompting UN agencies and human rights groups like Human Rights Watch to speak up and urge action.
And much for the same reason: Recession and Repression Fuel Anger Friday, February 21, KIEV, Feb 21 IPS - As Ukraine's capital experiences the worst violence in its post-Soviet history, some protestors are warning that the festering discontent with the regime which led to the current crisis is unlikely to disappear overnight even if a solution to the current impasse is found.
But protests were banned and there was no talk about the raging controversy over the bloc's handling of the Greek debt crisis and the renewed concerns about the vitality of the Eurozone. Pray Again to St.
But the financial crisis has only made it worse. The 43rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum WEF ended last month with negligible protests against the 'global leaders'. One response is citizen initiatives to protest the waste of food and to advocate efficient management along the full length of the food chain.
But some say the movement has failed to come together around concrete proposals. Parliament has got to go! They're trying to make civil servants take the blame for a situation that was caused by the banking sector and which the government has allowed to happen. Protestors Demand Robin Hood Tax on Financial Transactions Friday, May 18, Hundreds of nurses and protestors from other professions gathered on Friday in Chicago to call on world leaders to adopt a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street transactions as a way to raise hundreds of billions of dollars every year to help heal the U.
Union workers staged militant actions; immigrants and allies marched for justice with brass bands and drummers; spontaneous street parties erupted. Occupiers Confront Wells Fargo Shareholders Wednesday, April 25, More than 1, people took the Occupy Wall Street Movement message straight to the one percent Tuesday, most of them rallying outside the Wells Fargo stockholders meeting in the heart of San Francisco's financial district - and some 30 of them 'mic-checking' inside the meeting.
Spain's Jobless Unite for Solutions and Survival Friday, March 16, Unemployed people's movements and associations in Spain are proposing alternatives to official job seeking channels, in the midst of an economic crisis that so far has left more than five million people out of work.Second, despite the popularity of American cultural products, other countries still produce a substantial number of films, music, books, and TV shows.
Television. American cultural products are influential in the television industry, as well. For example, American company CNN exemplifies the global news network.
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