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Ethiomonarchist

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I have to add though that the map that was posted by KYM to start this topic was just silly.  The very idea that Somalia had an Occupy Wall Street protest is just laughable.  That it was removed from Wikipedia says a lot, considering Wiki is hardly a font of indisputable facts...


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Wukan

Communist China has been overthrown in one village. 

Could the spirit of Mohammed Bouazizi have spread to China too?

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Telegraph article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8958686/Will-Chinas-rulers-listen-to-the-voices-of-its-downtrodden-masses.html

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Mohammed Bouazizi really is "freaking everywhere".

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/16/world/meast/bouazizi-arab-spring-tunisia/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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Mohammed Bouazizi really is "freaking everywhere".

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/16/world/meast/bouazizi-arab-spring-tunisia/index.html?hpt=hp_c1


Perhaps he's even gone on to Kazakhstan.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Wukan

Communist China has been overthrown in one village. 

Could the spirit of Mohammed Bouazizi have spread to China too?


More on the Wukan revolt.

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Mohammed Bouazizi really is "freaking everywhere".

http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/16/world/meast/bouazizi-arab-spring-tunisia/index.html?hpt=hp_c1


Perhaps he's even gone on to Kazakhstan.


Now there is an article on the clashes in Kazakhstan.

And by the by, one year ago today, Mohammed Bouazizi set himself aflame. And the whole world caught that fire.

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Yes- Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are all still under authoritarian rule, and Ukraine has slipped back into that sort of mode of government. I hope for the fall of Saakashvili, Lukashenka and Yanukovych.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Spring

One year ago today, protests began in Sidi Bouzid after the self-immolation of one Mohammed Bouazizi. Presently, this has resulted in the overthrow (and death in one case) of three Arab dictators, and a fourth is to be overthrown this Friday.

Protests and revolts have erupted across the entire world ever since, and now appear to be spreading to Kazakhstan, Russia, and China, and Kim Jong-il, who keeps up with international events, is now dead, yipee!!!

Been a wild year, amirite, gentlemen?

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Can we hold the "yippees" until even one monarchy is restored please?
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Undoubtedly in some places where regimes have fallen, monarchists will find new space to organise. In other places where uprisings have occurred or could do so, are not candidates for restoration. Nuances, as always, are required for analysis!
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_Nigeria

The Occupy Movement (subsidiary of the European Indignado Movement (subsidiary of the Arab Spring)) has spread to Nigeria as of the 2nd of January. 

It has resulted in protests in Lagos and in occupations in Kano, a religiously divided city in the north where the occupiers have shown solidarity between Christians and Muslims similar to the scenes in Tahrir Square during the 2011 Egyptian revolution, with Christians guarding Muslims as they perform their prayers.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_Nigeria

The Occupy Movement (subsidiary of the European Indignado Movement (subsidiary of the Arab Spring)) has spread to Nigeria as of the 2nd of January. 

It has resulted in protests in Lagos and in occupations in Kano, a religiously divided city in the north where the occupiers have shown solidarity between Christians and Muslims similar to the scenes in Tahrir Square during the 2011 Egyptian revolution, with Christians guarding Muslims as they perform their prayers.


And we have seen how well that has gone as of late.
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/05/irish-village-ballyhea

The Irish are marching, but there is trouble sustaining momentum. And yes, the conservative Catholics of Ballyhea are demanding an end to the bank bailout and that the pain be put on those responsible for the crisis, which is the bankers. Long live the Irish Revolution! Down with the EU and austerity!

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