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China ‘to face more Wukan-style protests’

A senior Communist official who helped defuse a rare revolt by villagers in southern China said the country should be ready for more protests as people demand their rights, state media reported Tuesday. Zhu Mingguo compared the situation in the village of Wukan, where residents angered by years of illegal land grabs drove…

Syria protests spread, arrests in capital: AFP

DAMASCUS (AFP) – Protests spread in Syria on Friday from their southern epicentre of Daraa to Damascus and a town south of the capital, where authorities moved to arrest at least five demonstrators. Hundreds of people marched from Omayyed mosque in the centre of Damascus’ Old City along Souk Al-Hamadiyeh…

Imaginary union demons

Check out this video that Digby posted, particularly the footage starting about 13 seconds in. Look at the images in that video. Take note of what people are wearing, the way the trees look (especially the palm tree), and the ground. Compare it to this picture of the protests from…

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