Are the tables starting to turn? | A view from around the world

By Leon J Williams

Brazil protestsA look at the news from around the world shows a clear sign, the people have had enough!

The people are fed up of having their lives dictated to them, being told who they can have sex with, who they can marry, if they can drink alcohol, where they taxes will be spent. The people are fed up of being beaten for expressing their right to free speech.

Enough is enough.

Turkey

The situation in Turkey continues as the anti-government protests evolve into the ‘Standing Man’ civil disobedience. The Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seeming losing the plot with his delusional public rants. Germany has started to stand in the way of Turkey’s EU bid because of the heavy handed police abuse much to Tayyip’s annoyance. Like any dictatorship there is heavy control and regulation of the media with more crackdowns on social media to come.

Greece

Greece’s already fragile coalition government has taken a blow as the Democratic Left Party pulls out over the closure of the national broadcaster ERT. The shock sudden closure caused protests from both the left and the right wing.

Brazil

Over a million people (possibly 2 million) took to the streets in cities all over Brazil after transport fares increased dramatically. The people are angry at widespread corruption and the cost of the upcoming football world cup. No money to keep transport costs down but plenty of money for football stadiums.
Such is the scale of the protests that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is holding an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss the country’s most widespread unrest in two decades.

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4 thoughts on “Are the tables starting to turn? | A view from around the world

  1. Liberty of Thinking

    Well, let’s remember….
    A few centuries ago, a land belonging to natives, became homeland by murder, corruption, misleading, theft, extortion, etc.
    Today, the same means are used to turn the whole world into homeland’s territories administered securely by the same “department”….
    “Oppressed at last, oppressed at last, thank A. we are oppressed at last!”
    And no, it’s not Aladeen…

    Reply
    1. Liberty of Thinking

      Well, I decided to touch not my blog until I’ve got myself a proper pipe, which I have missed since… long enough to not want anymore life without it:-D
      I’ve finally got it (back…), good tobacco along, so here I am, back on pipe, good to be back:-D

      Reply

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