These events are hardcore business ethics matters. It is the economic theories of the Chicago School of Economics that propels the austerity measures all over the world. It is the intense privatization movements again pushed by American philosophies and business interests that is a factor in these conflicts. I will cover the IMF and its part in these uprisings in more detail in my next posting.
There are few commentators I trust as much as J. N. Nielsen. Certainly very few are as well read.
I strongly recommend his writings.