Archive for: protest

Unsettling the Seated

Unsettling the Seated

Student advocacy is a marvelous thing. Some of the most formative moments in American history have come from student protests, sit-ins, and demonstrations. These displays of passionate idealism are often inspiring, especially when their sights are pragmatically set on local or campus targets. The current Wash U student sit-in against […]

 
 

Why We’re Sitting in at Wash U (and Why We’re Not Leaving)

Why We’re Sitting in at Wash U (and Why We’re Not Leaving)

I’ve learned many things in my four years at Washington University in St. Louis–not all of them in the classroom. For example, before I became a student at Wash U, I had never heard of Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal corporation. In St. Louis, Peabody ingratiates itself […]

 
 

The Magnificence of Bangladesh’s Shahbag Movement

The Magnificence of Bangladesh’s Shahbag Movement

BY SAAD ADNAN KHAN The non-violent Shahbag movement, a mass awakening of civil society initiated by the ‘Blogger and Online Activists Network,’ is significant for several reasons. The movement started as a vehement rejection of the International Crime Tribunal’s (ICT) verdict to condemn Abdul Quader Mollah, Assistant General Secretary of […]

 
 

The End of the Putin Era?

An anti-Putin rally in December

The recent protests in Russia against the allegedly rigged December 4th parliamentary elections mark the end of an era.  Since rising to power in 1999, Vladimir Putin’s high domestic approval ratings have been immune to the criticism of his undemocratic policies.  Putin provided the Russian people with the economic growth […]

 
 

A Day in the Life of the 99%

A Day in the Life of the 99%

    6:30AM: An Angry Awakening The sun rose over Wall Street as it had every morning before. Its soft light spread across our tents, filtered by the thick air of righteous indignation. There was, however, growing concern that waning anger and the thin walls of the tents would be […]

 
 

Issue 15.3: Protest Pandemic

Issue 15.3: Protest Pandemic

Our newest WUPR issue has hit the stands just in time to give you another excuse to not study. The theme of this issue is protests both at home and abroad. Read about fellow students’ experiences at both the Wall Street and St. Louis Occupations, and what real effects these […]

 
 

You Might Feel A Pinch

You Might Feel A Pinch

After Herman Cain was accused of sexual harassment, his poll numbers rose and his campaign was flooded with donations. Although voters appreciated his lechery, they were ultimately drawn to somebody with more experience. The Republican party opened its trench coat and unveiled its new flavor of the month, Newt Gingrich. […]