Diet surrounded in human-chain protest

May 13, 2014

Diet surrounded in human-chain protest

by Tomohiro Osaki

Combating what they call an effort to turn Japan into “a pro-war country,” 2,500 people formed a human chain around the Diet building at noon Tuesday to protest the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s drive to reinterpret the pacifist Constitution. A private panel of security ...

Dec 31, 2013

2013, a year of angry elites

by Jackson Diehl

The crowds who called for revolution in Cairo, Istanbul, Bangkok and Kiev in 2013 were not the impoverished losers of globalization. They were mostly the economic winners: middle-class, educated, English-speaking. So why were they rebelling?

Jan 8, 2013

Kuwaiti protesters, police clash

Kuwaiti riot police on Sunday fired tear gas and stun grenades at hundreds of opposition protesters who demanded that the new Parliament be dissolved and controversial electoral legislation be scrapped. Police arrested several protesters, including Osama al-Shaheen, a member of the previous opposition-dominated Parliament, ...