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Post by Rockhopper on Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:33 pm

And there’s much more to come! Heaps of included linx.

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The year 2011 is widely viewed as the peak of protest and dissent in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and the austerity agenda that followed it. It was the year of the Arab Spring, Occupy, UK Uncut, indignados, urban riots and anti-austerity and tuition fee protests – and in which Time magazine famously named “The Protester” as its person of the year.

Yet in the UK, protests continue to occur at a rate rarely seen prior to the global economic crisis in 2008. Indeed, 2015 seems to have confirmed the suggestion, made at the beginning of the year, that 2011 was “really only just the beginning”.

In fact, we appear to be facing a longer-term age of contestation, perhaps prompted by the experience of low growth, and the hardening of attitudes by mainstream politicians despite growing popular demands.



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Post by Lenzabi on Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:34 am

England made the mistake of letting the corporates start telling them how to run things. They will destroy the UK as they have been the US. So called "conservatives" are more the type to punish all who do not find success. They make overly punishing rules for the poor to jump through to get crumbs of help, here they made the welfare system into a horrible scam where one works for 150hrs to get a measly 340 dollars a month where the past they use to pay enough to cover rents and utilities. They are punishing the poor anywhere they go.

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