At the moment the planet Uranus in Aries is square to Pluto in Capricorn.
Thus Aquarian activism is challenging corporate power and authority.
This aspect also governs the Arab Spring - the revolts against oppression across the Arab world.
This is hotting up and will last until 2015.
As Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn, has been in Libra during the first part of this conflict there was some hope of peaceful outcomes.
When Saturn progresses into Scorpio in October 2012 it will form a harmonious grand water trine with Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter in Cancer. This may mitigate the use of violence.
After that - in 2017 - Saturn will form a harmonious trine aspect to Uranus from Sagittarius with Jupiter opposite in Libra.
This may bring an end to conflict and new progress.