Some 400000 people turned up yesterday in New York City for the People’s Climate March, the largest climate rally so far. And this is a view from the ground: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di9hcfgLb5k?rel=0&w=640&h=360] The event was held ahead of the United Nations...
Tens of thousands of people have converged at the 'Occupy Wall Street' encampment in New York in the largest protest against corporate greed since the movement began. http://www.democracynow.org/embed_show_v2/300/2011/10/6/story/we_have_come_together_inspired_by They have now been joined by a coalition of labour groups...
Pro-democracy fervour is sweeping the North African and West Asian region. First Tunisia. Then Egypt. Now the people of Bahrain are rising. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgw_zfLLvh8?rel=0&w=500&h=301] This is the most popular song to emerge from the Egyptian pro-democracy uprising and vividly captures...
We are told Bigger is Better. Big Airports, Big Bridges, Big Corporations, Big Shopping Malls, Big Dams, Bigger Banks, Bigger Plantation Firms, Bigger Highways (oh, what a nuisance, the oil is running out though) and even Big Agriculture. And...
So thousands of heavily armed soldiers are patrolling the streets of the Burmese capital, Rangoon, forcing the peaceful protesters off the streets. Have the hopes and prayers for democracy in Burma been totally crushed? Have the pro-democracy protesters been defeated? Not...