Archive for: protest

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. […]

 
 

The Break Up

The Break Up

On Wednesday, November 2nd and Friday, November 4th, WashU students held events entitled “Break up with BofA,” encouraging students to get out of what they called an “unhealthy relationship” with Bank of America. The protests were led by a student from “Occupy WashU” and, for some reason, by members of […]

 
 

France in Gridlock

France in Gridlock

As long queues form in front of gas stations all across France and increasing numbers of protesters amass, President Nicolas Sarkozy remains staunchly defendant of raising France’s retirement age from 60 to 62. Citing the faltering the economy, Sarkozy has stated that the change is necessary to cut the expenditures […]