So far the month of June has been the busiest month in 2012 yet for global protest-movement news.

June 18, 2012


For the last few months, thepeoplesrecord.com has been doing monthly summaries of global protest news. Every month the list seems to get longer, the movements more powerful and plentiful, and the main-stream-media news coverage more disappointingly  biased. As the seeds of dissent continue to blossom, we’re finding it more and more daunting to fit a month of movement news in a single post. And so henceforth, we will make an effort to do our global roundups twice a month.

JUNE 1-14 GLOBAL ROUND-UP
Now that the first wave of enthusiasm for the Occupy Movement has been in decline for some time, “progressive” pundits, leftish-celebrities like Bill Maher, liberals everywhere, and many various frustrated groups of radicals have formally distanced themselves from the “Occupy Movement”. Enthusiasm in the American left is in a lull, and much of the enthusiasm that does exist has been sucked up by the Democrats and churned back out into the same cycle of support for neoliberal politicians, their consistent dissolving of civil liberties, and their imperial wars. And yet there are those in America who continue to lay the foundations for a broader protest movement, continue to make connections with parallel struggles around the world, continue to resist oppression, imperialism, exploitation and capitalism. And around the world, protest movements are in full bloom. Below we’ve captured some of what has happened in the first two weeks of June. Canada, Mexico and Chile each have seen continued growth and resurgences in their student movements, the Israeli social justice movement has re-emerged, anti-austerity movements continue to shake Europe and a great deal more has gone on around the world. Here’s a little bit of what has happened in June so far:

June 1

June 2

June 3

June 4

June 5

  • Police detained some 20 brave activists who were protesting outside Russia’s parliament where deputies debated a Kremlin-backed bill to hike fines for violations during rallies, a proposal the opposition says is aimed at smothering dissent.
  • The “Dream Walkers,” undocumented youth who are walking from California to Washington DC began a sit-in at Obama’s Colorado campaign headquarters that would continue for days with the students implementing a hunger strike into their protest two days later.

June 6

June 7

June 8

  • Taiwanese activists staged a protest in Taipei on June 08, 2012 against US beef containing the feed additive ractopamine ahead of a parliamentary vote on a controversial bill to allow such imports.

June 9

June 10

June 11

June 12


June 13

June 14

Everyday the list of movement news seems to get longer and longer. I am continually amazed by how many movements are currently laying the foundation for an eventual much larger super-movement. We are still in the earliest phases of 21st century protest - with the type of connectedness that allows for unprecedented solidarity and coordination. Everyday the incredible multitude of these stories keeps me excited about what I might see in my lifetime.

-R.Cunningham


Compare the first fourteen days of June to the last few months and track global trends in protest movements by viewing our other “Global Round-up” posts.

Photo 1: Egypt’s ongoing revolution
Photo 2: Mexico’s student movement
Photo 3: Spanish miners strike
Photo 4: Undocumented students protest 

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