Politics Podcast

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Michelle Grattan reports from Canberra each weekday on Breakfast. Counterpoint and Late Night Live dip into all sides of political commentary and, if it's serious news, it'll be discussed all over RN from RN Drive to Sunday Extra.


The Politics of Protest

July 23rd, 2015

Episode 674 of 1761 episodes

In our social media saturated age, the phenomenon of popular protest is as prevalent as ever. There is always, it would seem, something to protest about. But while protest always involved a kind of spectacle and the likelihood of conflict, these days, in the absence of more binding forms of civic solidarity and determinate political ends, it would seem that protest is now only about the spectacle and the inevitable conflict.

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