In the past few weeks we are witnessing the largest protests in the history of the relatively new country Macedonia. What for the Western media seemed to be sudden protests for democracy, European values and against the corruption in the government, is definitely far from it.
First, we cannot talk about sudden organization and rise up of the people when in the town Kumanovo we saw how members of the National Liberation Army, which is an Albanian armed organization operating in Macedonia, were firing against policemen. In just days, more than 25 people were killed from which at least 8 were policemen.
The FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil is starting in a few days but along with celebrating the game and the big event a lot of people around the world see the big anti world cup protests that take place in the host country. Relatively big crowds of people participate in demonstrations against the biggest football event and demand its cancellation which leads to violence and collisions with the police. People in the social medias are also very active making hashtags like #NotGoingToBrazil or #NoVoyABrasilPorque trending in twitter. Why is this happening and who needs it?
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has never been as impertinent as now – by banning Twitter in Turkey he is boasting off power and even claimed that he does not care about the opinion of the international community. Erdogan’s government remained stable after long-lasting riots and has a significant number of core supporters. In the same time, there are many opponents to Erdogan’s Neo-Ottoman dreams in Turkey itself. It is disturbing that the country with the second-largest army in NATO is ruled by Islamic extremists.
Ukraine – one of the poorest countries in Europe is almost in a civil war. The ongoing lawlessness and violence and the inability of Ukrainian authorities to deal with them threaten to turn into a humanitarian crisis. Even the future existence of the country is called into question. Here is a short explanation of the problem.
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When more and more people are getting poor around the world it is absolutely normal that mass protests are escalating. It’s nothing new. Protest happen all the time at some place in some country. People usually protest against governments or corporations, usually for some social reasons. A Protest can be very powerful weapon which is not always accurate but in the hands of someone can be lethal. Just like a bomb, if you place it at the right place, at the right time, with the right power, against the right target, it can do a great job and eliminate the problem, but when it’s in the hands of amateurs or people without good intentions, the things typically go worse.