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Youths riot in Algeria over high food prices

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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 12:15 PM
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Youths riot in Algeria over high food prices


news.yahoo.com

ALGIERS, Algeria – Riots over rising food prices and chronic unemployment spiraled out from Algeria's capital on Thursday, with youths torching government buildings and shouting "Bring us Sugar!"

Riots on Wednesday night in the neighborhood saw a police station, a Renault car dealership and other buildings set ablaze. Police with tear gas fired back at stone-throwing youths through the night.

It came after price hikes for milk, sugar and flour in recent days
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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 12:15 PM
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Another protest in another country. Ive kind of lost track of how many different nations citizens are protesting and rioting. Ever since about a month or 2 ago, it seems like people in a bunch of countires began protesting.

The article also said Tunisia is experiencing the same unrest.

According to the article, unrest in Tunisia began in mid-december when a man lit himself on fire because police confiscated his fruits and vegtables because he was selling them without a permit.

news.yahoo.com
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posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 01:11 PM
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Also student protests in Egypt triggered by its government's decision regarding schools in Alexandria, (mostly ignored by msm same as Tunisia uprising); that makes 3 boiling spots in this region at the same time.

The Students Are still Angry .. And On strike (Updated)



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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Just waiting for the US to begin riots? I mean they rioted over the beat down of the criminal Rodney King, why aren't we rioting for something more important like oh maybe?...OUR RIGHTS!



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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SAD of all things EA inhabitants cant get right FOOD FOR EVERYONE -IS IT THAT BAD AS A SPECIES CANNOT HELP EACH OTHER OUT WHEN WE SEE BAD SITUATIONS OCCURING W/O ALL THE POLITICS. jUST SOME SEE BAD SITUATIONS OCCURING AND HELP FRO FREE. bECAUSE YOU NEVER NKNOW WHEN YOU NEED YOUR BROTHEREN TO HELP YOU.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 01:24 PM
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Do you plan on responding with out the cap lock on anytime soon?



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 01:25 PM
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yes lol



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 01:27 PM
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Well if you can't eat you might as well
FIGHT OR DIE!!

Government can not do this to the people..

You starve the people and your going to have problems.

This is not surprising.



posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 01:36 PM
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Simply put? Because we aren't starving in America yet. There is a reason the majority of America will stay fed; we are armed and most other nations do not have the weapony we do. This is why you see so many people attacking with sticks and rocks.

In France, leading up to the Revolution, food surpluses were kept in the city to feed the massive populations and to avoid rioting. Most of the rioting in France at that time was rural because the population was scattered and the army could be brought in to quell the rioters before its ranks swelled too big. That was a time where transportation limited food distribution, and most food was relatively local.

Fast forward to our global, commoditized, and monitized food supply and you will find that poor nations can be roughly equated to the rural parts of France and that affluent nations are the urban areas. The geographic scale has changed, but the fear of overthrow by our governments does not. So TPTB figure it is better to have food riots in poor areas where they can be quelled easier, than it is to deal with a food riot in a developed country where it can trigger mass panic and threaten their positions of power.

Also, see the Declaration quote in my signature line.

- mike
edit on 6-1-2011 by subversivemike because: Removed barfing smiley. Cleaned up messy text.



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