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Student protests grow in US universities

November 20, 2011


I blogged a couple of weeks ago about a new form of student protest to emerge in the Philippines and noted how difficult it can be for police to move a dead-weight body. Rather than attempt to do so, campus police at University of California, Davis, resorted to pepper spraying peacefully sitting student protestors. The […]

To plank, or not to plank

October 4, 2011


In Britain, students marched in protest. In the Philippines they planked. Now an anti-planking bill is before the Philippine Congress and has prompted an international internet storm of ridicule and criticism. What started out as a Facebook craze between friends has transmuted into a form of gesture politics or student protest. What is interesting, though, […]