The Prospects of Protests

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Published on March 13, 2009

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Are Headlines Around The World About To Change? : Are Headlines Around The World About To Change? Doug Poretz 3-13-09 Shared Factors Of Protests : Shared Factors Of Protests The People Involved: middle/working class Targets: ruling government, bankers and upper class Subject: frustration with “the system” and demands for the system to remedy their economic needs Fair Disclosure : Fair Disclosure www.deathoftime.com Qorvis Communications www.qorvis.com Let’s Consider The Question : Let’s Consider The Question Slide 5: Dublin – 2/21/09 Slide 7: France – 1/29/09 Slide 8: "This is a message from the people of modest means to the president of the wealthy." Slide 9: London – 10/08 “Summer Of Rage” : “Summer Of Rage” David Hartson, heads the London Metropolitan police’s public order branch “Middle-class individuals who would never have considered joining demonstrations may now vent their anger through protests this year.” “Viable Targets” Banks … Financial Services … Multinationals Slide 11: “Lost your home? Lost your job? Lost your pension? This party is for you!” “We can't pay, we won't pay and we are taking to the streets.” “At 12 noon, April 1st, we're going to reclaim the City, thrusting into the very belly of the beast: the Bank of England.” Slide 13: Rome – 2/09 “Not On Our Backs” Shared Factors Of Protests : Shared Factors Of Protests The People Involved: middle/working class Targets: ruling government, bankers and upper class Subject: frustration with “the system” and demands for the system to remedy their economic needs Slide 16: Frankfurt – 2/26/09 Slide 17: Greece – Multi-week Protest 2009 Slide 18: Greece – Multi-week Protest 2009 Slide 19: Ivars Godmanis Slide 20: Latvia – February 2009 Slide 21: Ivars Godmanis Geir Haarde Slide 22: Iceland – December 2008 Slide 23: Lithuania – 1/16/2009 Slide 24: Bulgaria – 1/14/2009 Slide 25: Russia – January 2009 Slide 26: Vladivostok – January 2009 Slide 27: Vladimir Putin “An indicator of the nervousness of the authorities which understand how huge is the probability of public unrest." Slide 28: Guangdong Province – December 2008 Slide 29: Near Hong Kong – December 2008 Shared Factors Of Protests : Shared Factors Of Protests The People Involved: middle/working class Targets: ruling government, bankers and upper class Subject: frustration with “the system” and demands for the system to remedy their economic needs Slide 32: Guadeloupe – March 2009 Slide 33: Martinique – March 2009 Slide 34: Reunion – March 11, 2009 Slide 35: Chad – March, 2009 50 Unions “A warning to the government.” Slide 36: Washington, January 2009 Slide 37: “My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody. … Right now everybody’s so pinched that business is bad for everybody and I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody." Slide 38: Fullerton, CA - March 2009 Slide 39: Greenwich, CT - February 2009 Slide 40: "We did it to make them feel what it must be like for someone to have their home foreclosed upon," Slide 41: Dallas – March 6, 2009 Slide 42: St. Louis – March 6, 2009 Slide 43: New York – March 6, 2009 But Wait There’s More … : But Wait There’s More … Japan, March 7 – Thousands march on Tokyo The Indypendent: February 27, 2009: “Asia’s Coming Fury: Sudden End of Economic Growth Could Spark Radical Protest” “Combustible Combination” Vietnam: “strikes spread like wildfire” South Korea: “ticking time bomb” “… a period of radical protest and social revolution …” What Does It All Mean? : What Does It All Mean? I don’t know Is there a pattern? Shared Factors Of Protests : Shared Factors Of Protests The People Involved: middle/working class Targets: ruling government, bankers and upper class Subject: frustration with “the system” and demands for the system to remedy their economic needs News Focus : News Focus From: How does the current economic crisis compare to the Depression? To: How does the current economic crisis compare to the period before the French Revolution? An economic event A cultural / social / political event Slide 48: Doug Poretzdporetz @ qorvis . comwww.deathoftime.com

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