The World is Burning: Your Guide to the Current Uprisings


Javier Torres—AFP

<p>In Episode 92, Robert gives listeners a guide to the uprisings all over the world right now.</p><p><strong>FOOTNOTES:</strong></p><ol> <li><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29478415">Catalonia's bid for independence from Spain explained</a></li> <li><a href="https://qz.com/1728078/be-water-catalonia-protesters-learn-from-hong-kong/">Hong Kong is exporting its protest techniques around the world</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/wildfires-blaze-through-lebanon-emergency-aircraft-grounded-want-repairs">Wildfires blaze through Lebanon while emergency aircraft remain grounded</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2019/Oct-15/493585-why-are-lebanons-firefighting-helicopters-grounded.ashx">Why are Lebanon's firefighting helicopters grounded?</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50118300">Lebanon protests: Huge crowds on streets as government acts</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/lebanons-politicians-rush-to-come-up-with-reforms-as-huge-protests-hit-their-fifth-day/2019/10/21/9171b656-f3f2-11e9-8cf0-4cc99f74d127_story.html">Lebanon’s government proposes reforms as huge protests hit their fifth day</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/all-the-protests-around-the-world-right-now#lebanon-is-experiencing-protests-due-to-its-slowing-economy-9">A world on fire: Here are all the major protests happening around the globe right now</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/26/over-1900-arrested-as-egypt-braces-for-more-protests">Egyptian authorities threaten to 'decisively confront' protesters</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/orangeasm/status/1186058132839190529">Curfew Tweet</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/10/23/this-is-ethnic-cleansing-a-dispatch-from-kurdish-syria/">‘This Is Ethnic Cleansing’: A Dispatch from Kurdish Syria</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2115123/china-offers-support-spanish-government-amid-catalonia">China offers support to Spanish government amid Catalonia crisis</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.catalannews.com/society-science/item/pro-independence-protest-in-front-of-chinese-consulate-in-solidarity-with-hong-kong">Pro-independence protest in front of Chinese consulate in solidarity with Hong Kong</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3033458/hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam-takes-facebook-reach-out-public">Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam takes to Facebook to reach out to public, while strongly defending police force and questioning ‘puzzling’ calls for its disbandment</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/08/09/airport-sit-ins-citywide-strikes-street-protests-whats-happening-hong-kong/">What’s happening in Hong Kong? Some key questions, answered.</a></li> </ol>