I’m just finishing work on an academic article about the return of food riots, which I’m co-writing with my good friend Phil McMichael. As part of that work, one of Phil’s finest graduate students, Mindi Schneider, prepared a research report on 2008’s food riots.
It was such an excellent document, and such a valuable resource to anyone wanting to know more about the protests that happened this year, that it would have been criminal to keep it to ourselves. So here, distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution license, is Mindi’s splendid report: A Summary Report of Food Riots, Government Responses, and States of Democracy in 2008 [2MB PDF]. Please share widely!