East Asia analyst Brian Hioe reports on two mass protest movements in Asia - one environmental in Shanghai, one constitutional in Tokyo - and explores the challenges to social movements in a region of one-party governments, a political legacy of Cold War authoritarianism and the consuming force of trans-national capitalism.
Brian wrote the recent articles How Could A Demonstration of 50,000 in Shanghai Not Be Reported in International Media? and Article 9 and Japan’s Democratic Crisis for New Bloom.
Jeff Dorchen was just minding his own business, posting anti-infant propaganda on his Facebook wall, when everyone got all mad. So he balls his lil fists, quivers his tiny lips, and unleashes against all the babies on Earth.