WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former chief strategist says he's surprised the #MeToo movement hasn't had more impact on corporate America. Throughout the year, movements have emerged overnight, out of nowhere, unleashing public fury on a global scale—from Paris and La Paz to Prague and Port-au-Prince, Beirut to Bogota and Berlin, Catalonia to Cairo, and in Hong Kong, Harare, Santiago, Sydney, Seoul, Quito, Jakarta, Tehran, Algiers, Baghdad, Budapest, London, New Delhi, Manila, and even Moscow. Many activists today are heralding a new progressive movement—a successor to the vibrant reform coalition that swept both major political parties in the early years of the 20th century. Unite’s executive director, Nick Troiano, said his group will spend $10 million in 2020 races and on ballot measures. Sign up to our free daily newsletter, The Economist today, Published since September 1843 to take part in “a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress.”. Civil resistance in 2019 brought down leaders—some democratically elected, others dictators long in power—in Algeria, Bolivia, Iraq, Lebanon, and Sudan. We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. Andrea Venzon and Colombe Cahen-Salvador, two political activists in their 20s, argue in a recent commentary for The Economist’s Open Future initiative that citizen movements on … To learn more, review our Cookie Policy. What, apart from agenda-setting or the vague notion of “empowerment”? By 2019, encrypted apps, such as Telegram, WhatsApp, and AirDrop, offered a more secure means of communicating, a degree of anonymity, and less need for a single leader to mobilize. February 17, 2018 Pamela Oliver Black Movement, Racial issues, Social Movements, US history, White Nationalists In 1996, the College Republicans thought it was an unfair attack on their opposition to affirmative action to associate it with a known White racist. Protests erupted in November over an increase in gas prices and quickly escalated to being about the future of the theocracy. Instead, it systematically freezes out competition with closed primaries and “plurality voting,” which forces voters to choose between two increasingly ideologically extreme candidates. A corrected version of the story is below: Women will march again with aim to become a political force. Young Algerians had only known one president, but thousands took to the streets to push for Bouteflika’s resignation. ROME (AP) — Rome's mayor vowed Friday to keep governing despite a top City Hall official's arrest in a corruption probe, the latest blow to hit the populist 5-Star Movement's highest-profile official. Be one of 1,000 donors to give $100 or pledge $8.33/month to receive an invite to a virtual party with Marco Werman and The World team! On Feb. 2, 1999, Chavez took office with a fiery anti-imperialist rhetoric that would inspire leaders across Latin America and reshape the region's relations with Washington. Yet popular movements may have staying power well into the next decade and even beyond, Ross said, because of three accelerating stresses on every society: starker signs of environmental degradation that will increasingly impact daily life, worsening economic conditions and inequality generated by greedy globalization, and more mass migrations. The protests of 2019 have been epochal, the fury real, and the underlying message profound for the future. Donate today to support our freely available journalism. NEW YORK (AP) — One is a triple-amputee Iraq war veteran who ran news sites stoking right-wing rage, often with exaggerated stories. Read a guest commentary on youth activism and politics here. The protests of 2019 have also altered the tactics, tools, and structure of civil resistance. . “The rise of Bernie Sanders as a candidate would have been unthinkable without Occupy Wall Street,” Gerbaudo said. Katherine Gehl, co-author of a much-read Harvard Business Review paper on political dysfunction and of a related forthcoming book, told attendees that she explains to business audiences that the two-party U.S. “political industry,” unlike other sectors, lacks effective competition and accountability. Marching is great—but letting it crowd out more substantive forms of political activity is not. Will the Lekki Toll Gate Atrocity Change Nigeria? You trust the coverage brought to you by The World because of the intelligent, engaging conversations you hear every weekday on topics from the US presidential election to the coronavirus pandemic. CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-dominated congress on Tuesday said it will hold new elections as soon as possible within a year — once embattled President Nicolas Maduro is ousted from power. de Klerk ordered his release from Cape Town’s Victor Vorster Prison, Nelson Mandela’s reputation as a genuine hero of the twentieth century holds up. But in December 2019, widespread strikes over pension reforms once again shut down France. Still, it remains a crowd-control agent of choice for police worldwide. Because many of the movements today are leaderless, they find it harder to maintain control or unity. The story also said 1 million marched around the world in rallies protesting President Donald Trump's inauguration; global crowd estimates were in the millions. Popular protests have long been part of the human story in the modern era: the Protestant upheaval (so named for its protests), in the sixteenth century; the French Revolution and the Boston Tea Party, in the eighteenth century; and the uprisings that brought down the Berlin Wall and the Soviet empire, in the twentieth, to name just a few. It also can save money by eliminating runoff elections. Andrew Mlangeni, Mandela Ally and Anti-Apartheid Hero, Dies in South Africa, Anthony Carroll is founding director of Acorus Capital, a private equity fund investing in Africa, and a vice president of Manchester Trade Limited, an international business advisory firm. Tear gas is banned in international warfare, and its health risks are well-documented. It was revealed later that these protests were snuffed out by a security crackdown, and the government admitted to killing protesters. They give voice to concerns that are not in the public sphere. Indeed, the accomplishments of large protest movements over the past decade have been meagre. There are now more than 26 Black Lives Matter chapters across the US. Another owns a company that sells Donald Trump-themed energy... BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Alberto Fernández became president of Argentina on Tuesday, returning the country's Peronist political movement to power amid an economic crisis and rising poverty. . And they can overlap. Protesters, united to restore dignity and equity, were met with brutal repression as the government called a state of emergency that lasted one week. Almost completely ignored by the preoccupied national media, a grassroots-based political reform movement has been changing laws, mobilizing hundreds of thousands of adherents, and is finally starting to attract significant financial support. A far better system, she said, would be “free market politics” — replacing partisan primaries with open-to-all primaries where the top five vote-getters would compete in a general election run by ranked-choice voting. They have always come in waves. Algeria elected a new president this month, but protesters are still on the streets, because the man elected, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, was a crony of Bouteflika’s. Since the unrest erupted in France, the term “yellow vest”—apparel used in emergencies or associated with working-class industries—has become synonymous with public demonstrations. Until now. Chris Sununu. In fact, some of today’s Millennial and Generation Z activists have thought these questions through. (Activity in the movement can be tracked at Fulcrum.us, Ballotpedia.org  and websites of Represent.us and the Campaign Legal Center.). The New Yorker may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. The World needs you. Photograph by Sam Tarling / Corbis / Getty. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini also laid out at his League party's annual gathering a vision of uniting the political movements in several European countries that say they want to prevent national interests from being eclipsed by European Union agendas. For that matter, it recalls the lessons learned by the activists who grew out of the European student movements of the 1960s and ‘70s. In 1968, when sit-ins swept my campus at the University of Michigan, plans for protests were spread on landline telephones, through leaflets, or by word of mouth. Thousands mobilized and some soldiers even defected, but to this day, Maduro remains in power and inflation continues to soar and living conditions plummet. Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World. Meanwhile, Venezuela's socialist party boss, Diosdado Cabello, threatened to hold early legislative elections that could gut the congress, which is the only branch of government controlled by the opposition. In a story Jan. 19 about women's marches, The Associated Press misidentified the city of Portsmouth as New Hampshire's state capital, which is Concord. As China’s power continues to grow, some fear that the considerable autonomy Hong Kong has enjoyed in recent decades could slip away. Eleven months later, that activism helped women win key races across the state, including ousting an incumbent U.S. As of now, 21 states have some independent process for drawing maps.