Revolutionary tidings fill the air as protests have sprouted all over the world.
In Bahrain, the government’s hired goons have been adding to the death toll, with police and helicopters opening fire on public demonstrations. Al Jazeera hosts an excellent live blog following Bahrain’s bid for democracy.
A surge of activists have turned violent on Iraq’s streets, with some deaths reported. The Iraqi people are unhappy with the high levels of unemployment and corruption within the government.
Iran’s regime has their own dissenters to deal with, but the army has pledged not to fire on protesters while Iranian law-makers are working to potentially imprison the president.
Algerians are planning more pro-democracy events, which have already been met with heavy-handed riot police.
The Yemeni people held their own ‘Friday of Fury’, with three reported deaths adding to the growing body count.
In England, activists from the UK Uncut movement have been staging growing demonstrations, with more actions planned for tomorrow. The group stands against their government’s decisions to cut social services while increasing tax breaks for corporations and the über-rich.
Finally, in what can be called corporate America’s worst nightmare, average US citizens are speaking out with their voices instead of their pocketbooks. Upwards of 40,000 Wisconsin residents have amassed to protest proposed ‘union-busting’ legislation, with similar demonstrations being held in Iowa and Ohio.
Do not be alarmed by all the uprisings… this is what democracy looks like! These protests are one way we can shift the balance of power back to the people, helping us foster a more just society.