Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jenni Harte's World News is a popular feature of the Association's Transit magazine and now appears on our website.Below are the introductory paragraphs to Jenni's latest article....

There's a Riot Going On!
by Jenni Dean Harte

5 February 2009


You may smile at this headline if you’re a Blues Brothers fan but it’s no joke. Predictably, the current Saturn Uranus opposition (first hit, November 2008 election day in the US) has ignited public demonstrations around the globe.

Today, 5 Feb, during exact opposition, London Black Cab drivers brought central London to a standstill to dramatise their complaints, inconvenient but non violent. From Asia to Europe, from South America to North America and just about everywhere else, civil unrest is growing. Not all share the same issues but the global economic meltdown underlies most of these actions. Lack of food, jobs, fuel and cash, authoritarian heavy-handedness in dealing with local policing matters and the growing fear of imminent change in the way we all do business is triggering a wave of riots that look set to continue well into 2010 and beyond.

There have been other Saturn Uranus periods of upheaval and plenty of riots even when these two planets aren’t in a face-off. But this is a new era and once global communications linked the disaffected in remote locations, no place is shielded from the possibility of civil disobedience. In fact, a Saturn Uranus opposition guarantees exactly that.

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