Diet surrounded in human-chain protest

May 13, 2014

Diet surrounded in human-chain protest

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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 experts ...

/ Dec 31, 2013

2013, a year of angry elites

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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?