In almost every region of the world today, the people are rising up. In the Middle East and North Africa, a revolutionary wave of protests swept across the Arab world and continues to escalate in many countries, not least in Libya and Syria.
As Europe frantically shores up an unravelling economic system, popular protests are erupting against adjustments made to placate the finance markets. Austerity measures and bailouts may keep the banks happy, but what about the people? By Anna White.