Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

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Post by absinthe beginner » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:09 pm

Lebanon heads for meltdown as protesters keep returning to streets

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... to-streets

In mid-December, a month and a half into protests that have crippled Lebanon and placed its political class in the dock, a priest caused a stir by telling his congregation to start stockpiling food.

The coming three years would be difficult, the cleric in the southern city of Sidon said. Citing the country’s Maronite Patriarch, he advised people to plant their own wheat. “His Holiness says the crisis will last for years, and famine is approaching.”

The words were quickly seized on by some who saw the sermon as fearmongering, and others who viewed it as a salient warning, as an economic collapse unlike anything since the Lebanese civil war.

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Post by absinthe beginner » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:42 pm

Protesters force shutdown of Nassiriya oilfield in southern Iraq

https://www.france24.com/en/20191228-pr ... thern-iraq

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Post by absinthe beginner » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:02 am

Macron Abandons Plan To Raise Retirement Age As Rock-Throwing Protesters Get Tear-Gassed

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Post by TacAir » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:20 pm

"The words were quickly seized on by some who saw the sermon as fearmongering, and others who viewed it as a salient warning, as an economic collapse unlike anything since the Lebanese civil war"

As noted in an earlier post.

I found this article to be an interesting look at food supplies in general

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/pess ... e-to-2019/

While the piece has some obvious political digs, it does point out just how strained the world food supply is at this point. Given the general cooling trends seen to day, I suspect things will not be any 'better'; for the next 2 or 3 years.

This may well lead to further unrest. Governments have fallen to a hungry population....
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Post by absinthe beginner » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:14 pm

Iranians defy police for mass protests over plane shootdown

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Post by absinthe beginner » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:39 pm

Demonstrators in Beirut target banks in continued protests

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-middl ... d-protests

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Post by absinthe beginner » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:01 pm

Lebanese 'Week Of Wrath' Sees Banks Physically Attacked On Large Scale

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Post by absinthe beginner » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:37 am

Lebanese block roads as protests enter fourth month

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/m ... month.html

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Post by absinthe beginner » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:00 pm

At least 75 injured as security forces face off against protesters in Lebanon

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/m ... banon.html

Lebanon: Anti-government protests turn violent in Beirut

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/ ... 01017.html

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Post by absinthe beginner » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:52 pm

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters aren't letting up, five months after they first took to the streets.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/hon ... -gas-rally

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/ ... 55944.html

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