Arab Spring, Israeli Summer, Russian Winter …

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May 20, Madrid. (click)

  First there was Tunisia (14 Jan 2011), then Egypt, Lybia, Bahrain, Syria, and more Arab-Spring Countries. But even more similar are Spain’s M-15 movement (15 May, 201), and the Israeli Summer protest beginning in July 2011. And new, perhaps the Moscow vote-fraud protests are the next step.

 


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1000’s protest, hundreds arrested.
Moscow and St. Petersburg

  Occupy is part of something much bigger, and the web is definitely part of it. Senator John McCain just offered Putin a warningxlnk.gif on Twitter: “Dear Vlad, The Arab Spring is coming to a neighborhood near you.” McCain should know,Occupy just showed up in his neighborhood. We heard less about the Israeli Summer, but it is the most similar to Occupy — with tents and similar goals.

Alexei Navalnyxlnk.gif. At 2:15 p.m. on Monday, he called his huge internet following to a 7 p.m. demonstration at the Chistye Prudy park to protest “the rotten total fabrication of Moscow election results.”  He wondered why some Moscow districts reported 20 percent while identical districts next door reported 70 percent votes for United Russia. Thousands …