From Cairo to Wall Street: Voices from the Global Spring

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Anya Schiffrin, Eamon Kircher-Allen
New Press, The, May 1, 2012 - Political Science - 272 pages
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"Protesters in the Middle East made history in 2011 when they toppled dictators who had been entrenched for decades. As the world economy worsened and austerity measures hit, the wave of demonstrations spread to Europe and the United States. From Tunisiato Egypt, from Athens to Madrid, from Zuccotti Park to London's financial district, protesters came out en masse, calling for an end to inequality and for government leaders to be held accountable. Specific demands varied, but one thing was universal: a new conviction that real change could be achieved through the peaceful action of the masses."

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Anya Schiffrin is the director of the media and communications program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She spent ten years working overseas as a journalist in Europe and Asia. She lives in New York City. Eamon Kircher-Allen has reported on music, politics, and the economy from several countries in Africa and the Middle East. A San Francisco native, he currently lives in New York City.

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