(Community Matters) A wise friend predicted that people worldwide would erupt in their own Arab Springs. Says our Occupy Wall Street was a first and failed attempt. I watch the newly erupting protests worldwide with this prediction in mind.
BREAKING – “One million march across Brazil in biggest protests yet,” by Reuters’ Paulo Prada and Maria Carolina Marcello in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia : “An estimated 1 million people took to the streets in cities across Brazil on Thursday as the country’s biggest protests in two decades intensified despite government concessions meant to quell the demonstrations. Undeterred by the reversal of transport fare hikes that sparked the protests, and promises of better public services, demonstrators marched around two international soccer matches and in locales as diverse as the Amazon capital of Manaus and the prosperous southern city of Florianopolis. … In central Rio de Janeiro, where 300,000 people marched, police afterwards chased looters and dispersed people crowding into surrounding areas.”