A Liberal response or a Revolutionary response
Mass protests over the last year and a half have placed (1st world) anti-global-corporate struggles into the political limelight. Unfortunately this new-found public interest has been largely occupied by organizations and individuals who have an abundance of resources and politics which have taken us to where we are now; not far enough.
Along with the growing activist presence has been a growing state response - protests in Seattle, DC, Prague, Quebec, and most recently Genoa have each seen new levels of police violence, state repression and censorship. Each new level of state response calls into question not only the staying power of this movement but its purpose; clearly protest-only movements are not worth dying for, or even being beaten for, but as it stands