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In an excerpt from his book Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere, Paul Mason argues that a global protest movement, based on social networks, is here to stay

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About four years ago, there was a two-year stretch when my son was a toddler and I was an at-home mom and I was continually thrown into these odd situations where very successful people were…

The Burial Gardens: Somewhere out in Zone there’s a place called Death Valley. Somewhere out in Death Valley, there’s the Burial Gardens. There’s graves for as far as the eye can see. There’s death...

We all crowed into the dark, dusty room. I had to wait a few minutes until my eyes adjusted to look around. No matter how different the building were, they all had one similarity, darkness. I guess they had to be dark though. The light stung.

"TARA!!!!" James screamed he ran to his friend's burning house, while bystanders took pictures, Kiyomi and Thompson held him back, tears running down their faces. "OUT OF MY WAY!!! TARA!!!" Carlisle yelled as he jumped the gate and ran inside...

I can hear the choppers sounding through the city. Their blades cut through the air with a beat that matches my heart. But even as I run, all I can think about is the thermal cameras that will catch me even if I hide.

Chinese National Police SWAT Officer "Controlling" A Pro-Democracy Protestor | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Chinese National Police SWAT Officer "Controlling" A Pro-Democracy Protestor | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Perspective Mestel Mestel Mestel Cook "That's it. I'd like some well seasoned perspective. Could you suggest a good wine to go with that?"

timelightbox: Photograph by Dzhavakhadze... (I'm a miner for a heart of gold.)