Flash mobbers take cue from TV’s FlashForward


    People all across Zurich were dropping like flies on Tuesday as part of a flash-mob protest against the proposed building of nuclear power stations in Switzerland. The action simulated what might happen if a nuclear radioactivity disaster were to occur. Plus it apparently references the recently cancelled ABC show FlashForward. Hopefully, unlike the show, it met with a stronger audience reaction.



    Recent Stories

    • Analysis

    Will the real Gene Sharp please step forward?

    July 16, 2019

    Recent criticisms calling the founder of nonviolent theory a Cold Warrior are way off the mark. To rightly evaluate him, we need to understand the role he chose for himself.

    • Feature

    Professors and students unite to oppose cuts to Lebanon’s only public university

    July 12, 2019

    A six-week strike by teachers has bolstered a movement against proposed austerity measures targeting Lebanon’s dangerously underfunded education system.

    • Column

    How movements can use drama to seize the public imagination

    July 9, 2019

    Drama helps movements draw attention to their issues, but it won’t come without creativity and direct action tactics that reach beyond the choir.