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Jakarta Post

Analysis: It’s time for a new idea, a new ideology

  • Debnath Guharoy

    Roy Morgan

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 3 2012   /  09:00 am

Tunisia. Egypt. Libya. Bahrain. Yemen. Syria. The riots that fanned across Britain. The “Occupy” movement in 30 countries. The demonstrations in Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy. The migrations of people fleeing their traditional homes in Africa. The “boat people” who continue to risk their lives in seas around the world. The anticorruption crusaders unified by Anna Hazare all over India.

The list goes on. The one common thread? Desperate people, everywhere. Today is Day 3 of 2012. What have we learnt from a tumultuous 2011? Very little, apparently. The army in Egypt seem to think they can hijack the revolution. The Assad brothers are gambling at the sectarian roulette table. The English are still focused on the symptoms and not the disease. The supposedly left-of-center Obama administration has joined the extreme-right in discrediting the motley crew of “Occupiers”....