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The Summer of Rage

Will a tsunami of middle-class dissent wash away governments worldwide?

Iceland was first and now Latvia has become the second European government to collapse as a direct result of the protests sparked by the global economic crisis (source). In Dublin, more than 120,000 workers protested outside of the Irish Parliament in a campaign organizers say is inspired by what was done to Iceland's government (source). And in the UK, the head of the Metropolitan police's public order branch, is warning of a 'Summer of Rage' that will involve mass protests by middle-class citizens fed up with the economic situation (source). A tsunami of dissent is coming and it is not clear what will remain and what will be remade.

The economic recession is now impacting the majority of people in most countries in the world. There is a growing sense of global solidarity among the people who see their governments spending billions of dollars to rescue the banks who are to blame for the crisis. With the visible success of protesters in Iceland and Latvia - who managed to topple their governments relatively nonviolently - the realm of possibility seems to be expanding.

It feels like the the time may be approaching for a global movement to take hold which intends to rethink capitalism and the systems of world governance. Instead of demanding the resignation of a Prime Minister, what if this global movement demanded the resignation of the whole system?

Does the moment feel ripe in your town? What would you like to see as a result of the global protests?

Micah M. White is a Contributing Editor at Adbusters Magazine and an independent activist. www.micahmwhite.com

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Justin123

You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Talk about being part of the problem, not the solution! Don't like paying taxes? Oh, sure, lets riot. Lost your job? Start a fire. Don't like Banks? Break a window in one. Real genius ideas you've got going here. I guess nothing says sustainable development, human rights and equality like violence. Adbusters hasn't just jumped the shark, you've raped it.

Justin123

You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Talk about being part of the problem, not the solution! Don't like paying taxes? Oh, sure, lets riot. Lost your job? Start a fire. Don't like Banks? Break a window in one. Real genius ideas you've got going here. I guess nothing says sustainable development, human rights and equality like violence. Adbusters hasn't just jumped the shark, you've raped it.

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Exile

Now is the time for compassion for your fellow human. Rioting, serves the police and military, to bolster their numbers. This financial crisis, is merely a storm of greed, swept out of control. We all needed to learn to live within our means, and now we'll have no choice but to learn. To really solve this problem, we can vote with our money, quite simply. Pull all money's out of international banks, close your credit cards, and support local businesses. We have options, and we just need to use them. by doing this, we'll take back the economy for ourselves. Exile

Exile

Now is the time for compassion for your fellow human. Rioting, serves the police and military, to bolster their numbers. This financial crisis, is merely a storm of greed, swept out of control. We all needed to learn to live within our means, and now we'll have no choice but to learn. To really solve this problem, we can vote with our money, quite simply. Pull all money's out of international banks, close your credit cards, and support local businesses. We have options, and we just need to use them. by doing this, we'll take back the economy for ourselves. Exile

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