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HONG KONG, CHINA - 2020/01/01: Riot police officers in formation rushing to arrest protesters during the new year day demonstration. The unrest in Hong Kong shows no sign of a abating in 2020, with the new year marked by rallies showing continued resistance against Beijing's tightening grip over the financial hub. (Photo: Geovien So/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Cop-Hating Vandals or Pro-Democracy Activists?
Depends whose police are being protested.
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Some airlines are offering flights with layovers in Wuhan, China—the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak—at discounted prices. News
Coronavirus Disaster Capitalism: Airlines Offer Discounted Flights—With Layover in Wuhan
"Public health is not a commodity."
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"Anti-Trump Protest - Chicago" (Photo: Alek S/CC BY 2.0) Views
Avoiding the Collapse of Democracy Is Our Responsibility
Democracy needs to keep moving forward. If we elude our responsibility when it comes to breathing new life into the values that sustain it, our liberal societies will eventually collapse.
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The decay and rupture of the social bonds that once held our societies together have unleashed the dark pathologies of opioid, alcohol and gambling addictions and led to an explosion of hate crimes and mass shootings, along with suicide. (Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) Views
Hope Lies in the Streets
Economic tyranny lies at the root of the unrest in Hong Kong, India, Chile, France, Iran, Iraq and Lebanon as well as the rise of right-wing demagogues and false prophets such as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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 Pro-democracy protesters hand out leaflets at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport Views
Hong Kong's Leaders Have Only One Way Out of the Protest Crisis
It is now time to listen directly to people from all walks of life, to work together with sincere resolve to address their concerns and grievances.
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The only way to preserve the current social and economic order is by force. And when people have had enough, they meet force with resistance and resilience. (Photo: by Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Governments Beware: People Are Rising Up All Over the World
Free-market capitalism has proved time and again to be a failure. The promised riches are distributed far too unequally, and for most they never transpire.
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Popular Protest: Just How Effective Is It?
The uprisings are many, but are they enough?
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'Children of the Financial Crash'—Demanding Bold Alternative—Credited for Global Uprising Against Neoliberalism and Austerity
"The whole political elite needs to change because the current system has done nothing for us," one demonstrator against government corruption and high unemployement in Iraq said recently.
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Following Months of Protests and Outrage, Hong Kong Leader Withdraws Extradition Bill
"We all hope to find a way out of the current impasse and unsettling times," said Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam
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1.7 Million Turn Out for Hong Kong Demonstration With Vow to 'Keep Fighting' as Protests Enter 11th Week
Initially sparked in June by a now-suspended extradition bill, the protests have since produced a list of demands that include a probe of police behavior and universal suffrage
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