Global protest grows as citizens lose faith in politics and the state

Peter Beaumont, “Global protest grows as citizens lose faith in politics and the state“, The Observer, 22 June 2013

Tali Hatuka, an Israeli urban geographer, whose book on the new forms of protest will be published next year, identifies the mass mobilisations against the Iraq war in 2003 as a turning point in how people protest. Hatuka argues that, while previous large public protests had tended to be focused and narrow in their organisation, the Iraq war protests saw demonstrations in 800 cities globally which encompassed and tolerated a wide variety of outlooks. Continue reading