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  •  may I respectfully suggest that posting in (1+ / 0-)
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    Denise Oliver Velez

    a language that few of us understand is rather pointless for the rest of us?  We're interested in what you say too, ya know.  ;)

    •  my apologies (0+ / 0-)

      I was responding to SLKRR, who wrote in Portuguese -

      and who said:

      At the moment I'm typing this, I can hear the screams and hoots from the crowd flocking to the protest today under my window in Recife. If I can, I'll try to record some video and post later.

      Your analysis is good. This is a big protest, but not revolution. And at the moment, it is primarily a movement of the middle class, mostly college students. I don't say this to belittle, but to properly evaluate.

      (Funny, your mention of this ... Orkut died a long time ago Facebook has dominated the Brazilian"market" for years already.)

      I responded:
      My friends in Brazil mentioned that the protesters were middle class

      Talked about Orkut, simply because a few years ago it was dominated by Brazilians :)

      Ray answered in Spanish:
      I think the challenge is to try to reach a (0 + / 0 -)

      agreement on the meaning of the word "revolution." For some, unless they see people being gunned down in battles in the middle of the street, they would not use that term.

      Also many see these events, when the people rise up in protest, through social strata ... "Well, they are middle class students who rise up in protest ... Or are the poor or minorities," etc..

      My standard is pretty basic: When I see hundreds of thousands of people waking up in protest, in unity and solidarity, against corrupt regimes, that in my opinion is a revolution.

      We'll see what happens ...

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      by Denise Oliver Velez on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 11:35:16 AM PDT

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