Tag Archives: 1989

Quick responses in Romania don’t mean resolution

When Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu announced a new policy decriminalizing  slighter smaller-scale official corruption , Romanians took to the streets quickly and in very large numbers.  An estimated 600,000 people demonstrated across the country, with perhaps 250,00 in Bucharest. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inspiration across borders: Brazil and Turkey

Will a clever name, like Arab Spring or Occupy, link the protests erupting in disparate parts of the globe?  Will 2013 become a sign uniting all of them in memory, just like 1848, 1968, and 1989? The spread of wildly … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Is protest contagious?

As the year comes to an end, unexpected and potentially powerful protest movements are appearing in unexpected places, including China, Russia, and Syria, threatening to topple regimes and change the world. Protest movements seem to appear in a spate.  Arab … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments