Back in May 2004 it seemed anti-capitalist protest was dead. Now you could be forgiven for thinking it’s back. But not really.
The G20 protest is no not one protest at all, but many simultaneous protests. We even have a prominent pro-globalisation ‘one currency one country’ placard. People are protesting about a strike in Glasgow, against coal, against nuclear weapons, climate change, Gaza and much more.
Some of these are complimentary, but many are not.
There’s nothing wrong with protest, of course, but here everyone was drowned out by everyone else rendering the whole thing directionless and meaningless.