Econintersect: Remember the U.S. in the late 1960s into the early 1970s. Well hold that image and now project it around the world. But this time the present day U.S. seems absolutely tranquil by comparison with only a few peripheral cases of violence associated with the Occupy movements that peaked in the fall of 2011 and have been mostly off the radar since then.
Elsewhere, there are many examples of unrest, some of it with violence associated. And some of that violence has been directed at the U.S., as in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere.
Here is a list of news items collected over the weekend (Egypt and Lybia omitted):
- United States pulls Tunisia, Sudan emabassy staff amid protests (Herald Sun, 16 September 2012)
- 4 Killed as Yemeni police, demonstrators clash at U.S. Embassy (CNN, 13 September 2012)
- Ex-Amabassadors point to slow response (USA Today, 14 September 2012)
- Thousands Protest Austerity Measures in Spain and Portugal (The New York Times, 15 September 2012)
- Violent antiU.S. protests continue in Pakistan (CBS News, 16 September 2012)
- India Reform Plans Meet Roadblock in Kolkata (The Wall Street Journal, 15 September 2012)
- Protestors Attack U.S. Consulate in Southern India Over Mohammad Online Video (IBTimes TV, 14 September 2012)
- Six killed during protest against desecration of holy book in Ghaziabad (The Times of India, 15 September 2012)
- Thousands flee violence threats in Indian city of Bangalore (BBC, 18 August 2012)
- Anti-Japan protests spread across China, turn violent (The Japan Times, 19 September 2012)
- Anti-Putin protesters show their strength in Russia (Reuters, 16 September 2012)
- Fury at Syndey Protests (The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 September 2012)
- South Africa Warns Against Violence as Protests Fester (The New York Times, 14 Septemeber 2012)
- Greek protests enter menacing phase (Mail & Guardian, 16 September 2012)
The list is not exhaustive. Econintersect simply stopped looking.