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Razer’s Class Warfare: March in March is only about your feelings — but that’s fine

Protests don’t have to get media coverage to be successful — if they help protesters feel like glorious revolutionaries, that’s just fine.

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A March in March media blackout? How to get your protest covered

A few short stories, a few snarky ones. March in March didn’t rate, according to the nation’s media. How come, and how can activists make sure their voice is heard?

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Razer’s class warfare: the 10 worst protests of 2013

Just shut up with your stupid protests against lingerie football, poor old Snoop Dogg and the liberation of brown women from their oppressors. Your protests are worse than ineffective; they’re actually making things worse. Stop.

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Compare and contrast: protests in Ukraine and Thailand

A study in revolutionary comparison: protests in Kiev and Bangkok share some remarkable similarities. But the cause of the uprisings across Thailand and in the Ukraine differ.

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Notes from the Brazilian spring: it’s about more than bus fares

It started about the cost of bus fares — but the Brazilian spring has morphed into something much bigger. Brazilian-Australian journalist Naiara Carrillo explains why they’re revolting, and points to early successes.

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Call to Cover the Night, but will Kony fighters be Invisible?

The hype generated by Invisible Children’s 30-minute video proved the power of social media, accumulating over 105 million views. But where are those supporters now, asks Dylan Barber?

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Crikey says: this movement might be something after all …

People are starting to pay attention to a growing movement in the US, and no it’s not the Tea Party.

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Voima | COMPANIES|

How Nokia helped supress protest in Iran

A Finnish magazine has obtained a surveillance system Nokia allegedly supplied to Iran last year, allowing the government to locate, monitor and ultimately arrest dissidents. Dark, damning and depressing.

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Bernard Keane’s guide to writing to Ministers

Want to vent your fury about net censorship? Bernard Keane offers some tips for making your correspondence to your local MP as painful as possible, drawn from his sordid, blood-soaked and adventure-filled time as a public servant.

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Slate | ENVIRONMENT|

Lighten up, climate doomsayers

Constantly proclaiming “We’re all doomed!” isn’t doing the planet any favours, says Anne Applebaum. Global warming is an important issue, but mopey nihilism will get the climate movement nowhere.

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Crikey Blogs | EUROPE|

Copenhagen cages climate protestors

Reporting live from climate protests in Copenhagen, Matthew Knott shares photos and eyewitness accounts as thousands of peaceful protesters are detained by Danish police and housed in steel cages.

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Crikey Blogs | ENVIRONMENT|

Live from the demonstrations in Copenhagen

Anna Rose is in the thick of the 100,000-strong protests in Copenhagen, where, contrary to media reports of civilian violence, thousands of peaceful protesters have been arrested by police.

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Buzz Feed | PEOPLE & IDEAS|

‘If Liza can marry two gay men why can’t I marry one?’: the best protest signs of 2009

With gay marriage, the Birther movement, Tea Parties and health care, it was a year ripe with hilarious (both intentional and not) protest signs for those crazy Americans.

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The Mercury (Hobart) | TV & RADIO|

Bloomin’ heck: Peter Cundall arrested

Former Gardening Australia presenter Peter Cundall was was arrested at an anti-pulp mill protest yesterday after he and 50 other activists refused to vacate the front steps of Tasmania’s Parliament House.

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Reality, alternate reality and tea parties

Organisers of a march in Washington against the Obama administration claimed to have attracted 1.5 million attendees, but it looks like they were off by a good 1.43 million. Of course, it’s all the Left’s fault.

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Hazelwood protest included ‘ordinary people’, not just guys in wombat suits

Yesterday’s protest at Hazelwood power station was billed as a day of “community protest and non-violent mass civil disobedience”. Yet despite the small numbers, what was remarkable was the ‘ordinariness’ of the crowd, writes Ian McHugh.

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Business Week | ASIA-PACIFIC|

China’s pollution problems fuel dissent

Protests in China over the country’s badly polluted cities and water are turning violent, with 10,000 rioting in Fujian yesterday over a broken-down waste treatment plant. Things are bound to heat up across the nation.

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Time | ASIA-PACIFIC|

China faces an environmental uprising

Rapid industrial development in China has led to a raft of pollution and environment-related health and social problems. But the country’s citizens aren’t taking it lying down, with environmental demonstrations on the rise in recent years. Could the government be facing a green revolution?

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The Daily Beast | THE REST|

Iran protests, then and now

Ahmad Batebi, an icon of Iranian student protests that took place 10 years ago speaks to The Daily Beast about the latest wave of uprising and dissent in the country — and why he believes it is unstoppable.

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Who are the Uighurs and why are they protesting?

Professor & Director at the Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, Dr Marika Vicziany clarifies the conflict in Xinjiang.

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Sky News | UNCATEGORIZED|

China vow to execute riot killers

Anyone found responsible for one of the 156 deaths that occurred during the Xinjiang riots will be executed, a Chinese government official has announced.

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The Independent | ENVIRONMENT|

The Amazon’s uprising is more urgent than Iran’s

The world is glued to the protests in Iran, but an even more important political uprising has been passing unnoticed — but its outcome will profoundly impact our lives, writes Johann Hari.

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Business Week | ONLINE|

A Twitter revolution? Hardly

Hold your horses, social media experts: some Iranian protesters have used Twitter to get people on the streets, but according to Business Week, most of the organising is happening the old-fashioned way.

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Newsweek | THE REST|

Another
Tiananmen?

Has the backlash in Iran gone too far for even the hardline clerics to crush?

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Mayday! Mayday! Berlin’s Left implodes

And so it comes around again, the tiresome ritual of rocks and bottles, batons and boots. Ben Gook reports from the Berlin barricades.

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