Demonstrators occupy Puerta del Sol in Madrid last year in May. Photograph: Pedro Armestre/AFP/Getty Images link to article http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/13/spain-protests-indignados-first-anniversary The exhibition at Madrid’s Ateneo cultural centre is full of precious artefacts carefully conserved to tell the story of a remarkable event in Spanish history; a moment when the world looked on in amazement at the eruption [...]
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Spain’s indignados return to the streets amid fears of crackdown Protesters plan four-day campaign to mark the anniversary of Madrid’s ‘occupy’ movement
It will be wonderful… when women can walk freely Can music and art bring together the many different political and religious factions occupying Tahrir Square?
Since the revolution, Egyptian women have much stronger and more collective responses to sexual harrassment carried out against them by men in the streets and male authority figures [GALLO/GETTY] Cairo, Egypt - This story was supposed to be about how wonderful it can be when artists, activists and intellectuals from across the Arab world and the [...]
Protests in solidarity with Hana Shalabi and against the wall brutally suppressed across the West Bank
Protests in solidarity with Hana Shalabi and against the wall brutally suppressed across the West Bank 17/03/2012 Bilin Upon the arrival to the Abu Lemon area participants raised Palestinian flags, posters of prisoner Hana Shalabi and slogans calling for national unity, the end of the occupation, destruction of the apartheid wall, and freedom for [...]
Massive National rally of community campaign against new Household tax in Ireland Tue, 03/27/2012 – 06:54 — AndrewNFlood Printer-friendly version Saturday’s National Rally against the Household Tax in the National Stadium was literally filled to overflowing. As well as nearly 3,000 people crammed into every possible space [...]
Deputy head of Libya’s NTC resigns Abdul Hafez Ghoga says he was resigning after a series of protests against the country’s new rulers.
Protesters stormed the government office, demanding the sacking of Gaddafi-era officials [Reuters] Abdul Hafez Ghoga, the deputy head of Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) has submitted his resignation. “My resignation is for the benefit of the nation and is required at this stage,” he told Al Jazeera on Sunday. “Unfortunately, the consensus has not continued to [...]
Occupy Wall Street: Why Now? What’s Next? Naomi Klein and Yotam Marom in Conversation About Occupy Wall Street by Naomi Klein and Yotam Marom
: Occupy Wall Street: Why Now? What’s Next? Naomi Klein and Yotam Marom in Conversation About Occupy Wall Street by Naomi Klein and Yotam Marom Naomi Klein: One of the things that’s most mysterious about this moment is “Why now?” People have been fighting austerity measures and calling out abuses by the banks for a couple of years, with [...]
Mubarak appears briefly in court Trial of former Egyptian president adjourned amid speculation he could be acquitted.
The trial of Mubarak and his aides resumed last week amid tight security [AFP] Egypt‘s former President Hosni Mubarak has briefly appeared in court, before the trial was adjourned until Tuesday. State television showed footage of Mubarak being wheeled on a stretcher into the police academy at the outskirts of Cairo on Monday as the court convened for [...]
Click the image to enlarge or see more. If this does not work please go to the article at: http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=449088 George Ikners ikners.com (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman) Demonstrators clash with Israeli forces in Nabi Saleh near Ramallah on Friday at a weekly protest against Israel‘s confiscation of village land. On Dec. 9, an Israeli soldier fired a tear [...]
China agrees to talks with protest villagers Villagers postpone plans for march on government offices over land seizure grievances as party officials agree to talks.
Lin Zuluan was among Wukan villagers to hold talks with Communist Party officials [Reuters] Residents of a southern Chinese village have postponed plans to march on government offices after a senior official agreed to meet village leaders. Protests against land seizures have been ongoing in Wukan in Guangdong province since September, however, the current unrest was escalated by [...]
A photograph taken by popular committee shows an injured demonstrator who was shot by Israeli forces during a demonstration in Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. You will have noticed that this webpage publishes many of these small articles on what the Palestinians and Gazans have to endure on a 24 hour per day basis, The Israeli [...]
In Pictures: Tahrir square burns Nine people have been killed and over 300 wounded in Tahrir square as protesters clash with military troops and police.
Clashes erupted again in Tahrir Square after Egypt‘s security forces moved to retake control of the area – killing nine and wounding over 300. There were simultaneous protests in Tahrir Square and in front of nearby cabinet offices. Protesters had been camped outside of the offices since November 25 when they branched [...]
Click the image to enlarge or see more. Reuters/Stringer Soldiers beat demonstrators with batons in Cairo‘s Tahrir Square on Saturday in a second day of clashes that have killed nine people and wounded more than 300, marring the first free election most Egyptians can remember, on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Related articles Photographs from inside [...]
Slain Palestinian Protester ‘Deliberately Shot in the Face’ by Jason Ditz, December 11, 2011 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum The weekend slaying of Palestinian protester Mustafa Tamimi prompted controversy with a top Israeli military spokesman mocking the death on Twitter, but is also drawing increasing scrutiny after his uncle reports that he was deliberately shot in [...]
Amnesty International: US Giving Arms to Egypt For Use Against Protesters John Glaser, December 07, 2011
Amnesty International: US Giving Arms to Egypt For Use Against Protesters John Glaser, December 07, 2011 Print This | Share This | Comment | Antiwar Forum For frequent readers, you already know this: Data obtained by Amnesty International shows that the US has repeatedly transferred ammunition to Egypt despite security forces’ violent crackdown on protesters. A shipment [...]
Protesters Condemn Rebel Troops in Tripoli Rally Demonstrators Sick of Militias Meddling in Local Affairs
The battle of Cairo’s Muhammad Mahmoud Street The street battles taking place in Cairo are emblematic of its Second Revolution: tear gas, hair gel and tramadol.
Protesters from all social strata took part in the battle of Muhammad Mahmoud Street [EPA] Cairo, Egypt - “The people in Muhammad Mahmoud are decidedly not revolutionaries, they are vandals,” a police captain insisted in a phone-in to Yusri Foda’s prime TV show Akhir Kalam. The officer in the video had a point. Four days into what [...]
Peru declares emergency over disputed mine President Humala restricts civil liberties in Cajamarca after protests over mining and water issues paralyse the state.
Protesters fear that a gold mine will taint and diminish water supplies for thousands of residents [Reuters] Ollanta Humala, the president of Peru, has declared a 60-day state of emergency in a northern region torn by more than a week of protests against a highlands gold mine, the country’s biggest investment, by local residents who fear [...]
How do the military get power apart from force and threats. From out of the barrel of a gun they live and breathe.
On the eve of Egypt‘s election, Tantawi rejects calls from protesters that ruling generals must step down. Last Modified: 27 Nov 2011 19:43 video at http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2011/11/20111127144858738355.html Egypt’s military ruler has warned of “extremely grave” consequences if the country does not pull through its current crisis, and urged voters to turn out for landmark parliamentary elections starting on Monday. Field [...]
Egypt Protesters Defy Mounting Crackdown As Military Refuses to Step Down Egyptian protesters continue to fill Cairo’s central Tahrir Square over the ruling military council’s refusal to immediately transfer power to a civilian government. In a televised address on Tuesday, the head of Egypt’s military council, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, said he has accepted [...]
Tahrir Square crowd rejoins revolution as protesters turn out en masse Egypt is thrown into fresh turmoil as hundreds of thousands of protesters reject the military rulers’ promises of reform
Egyptian protesters flee a barrage of teargas as they clash with riot police near Tahrir Square. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images Tahrir Square crowd rejoins revolution as protesters turn out en masse Egypt is thrown into fresh turmoil as hundreds of thousands of protesters reject the military rulers’ promises of reform reddit this Jack Shenker in [...]
A protester flashes victory signs as Arabic words reading: “No emergency law for occupied Egyptians” are seen across his chest at Tahrir Square in Cairo on September 16, 2011. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) CAIRO (Reuters) — Egypt‘s Health Ministry said on Monday that the death toll in clashes between protesters and security forces in Cairo’s [...]
Battle rages for control of Tahrir Square Police and demonstrators fight pitched battles in central Cairo after security forces descend on protest hub.
Battle rages for control of Tahrir Square Police and demonstrators fight pitched battles in central Cairo after security forces descend on protest hub. This article from Al Jazeera also has video footage. You can see that video at http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2011/11/2011112082333907688.html The article continues: Egyptian security forces are battling with thousands of protesters in downtown [...]
TRNN Debate on Austerity and the Eurozone Paulo Manasse and Mark Weisbrot debate the Euro crisis, post Berlusconi and Papandreou Go to story | Go to homepage Tens of thousands return to Tahrir for “Friday of One Demand” Tens of thousands of protesters massed in central Cairo‘s Tahrir Square on Friday for one of the biggest [...]
Today is a national day of action to mark the start of the third month of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Here in New York, organizers have been distributing posters reading “Shut Down Wall Street! Occupy the Subways! Take the Square!” As we broadcast protesters marched in various parts of the Financial District in an [...]
Occupy activists march on NY stock exchange Protesters scuffle with police as they head towards Wall Street to mark two months since the movement began
. New York Police Department officers stand guard at the entrance to the protesters‘ base in Zuccotti Park [Reuters] Dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters have been arrested as they attempted to march onto the New York stock exchange to mark two months since the movement against corporate greed began. New York City police arrested the protesters on [...]
Occupy Wall Street: Zuccotti Park eviction – live updates • New York police clear Zuccotti Park in 1am swoop on plaza • More than 200 arrested mayor Bloomberg defends action • Protesters awarded court order allowing them back • Standoff developing between police and Occupy protesters • Read our earlier live blog [...]
In pictures: Occupy London protest swells Demonstration swells as “99 per cent” pro-democracy protesters rally against corporate greed in British capital. Mariagrazia Petito De Leo
1) Hundreds of people attended the Occupy LSX rally in front of St Paul’s Cathedral on November 5, 2011 [Mariagrazia Petito Di Leo/Al Jazeera] In pictures: Occupy London protest swells Demonstration swells as “99 per cent” pro-democracy protesters rally against corporate greed in British capital. Mariagrazia Petito De Leo Last Modified: 08 [...]
The globalisation of protest Protesters around the world say they are part of a generation that played by the rules but has no hope for the future. Joseph E Stiglitz
Protesters from all different countries have one common message: “We are the 99%” [GALLO/GETTY] The protest movement that began in Tunisia in January, subsequently spreading to Egypt and then to Spain, has now become global – with the protests engulfing Wall Street and cities across America. Globalisation and modern technology now enables social movements to [...]
Protesters in Oakland, California, are launching a citywide general strike today that will include an attempt to shut down the nation’s fifth-busiest shipping port. The strike is expected to draw thousands of people to downtown Oakland, many responding to police attacks last week on nonviolent protesters with Occupy Oakland, including two-time Iraq War veteran Scott [...]
Occupy Wall Street: Eyes on the prize Protesters need to build on the momentum they have gained and maintain a vital voice in the political system.
Demonstrators associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement protest in Times Square,New York City, USA [EPA] In the days of the civil rights movement, there was a phrase that became a song and then a popular documentary series: “Keep Your Eyes On The Prize.” The idea was simple: Keep focus, don’t be distracted, don’t dissipate [...]
Chilean students occupy congress to press demands Chilean students have been protesting for six months, calling for free public education Continue reading the main story Related Stories Chile students clash with police Deeper discontent Dozens of students and other protesters in Chile occupied the Congress building in Santiago during a Senate committee debate on next [...]
Occupy Rome Giulia Mazzorin 30 Architecture student, from Venice Giulia Mazzorin, architecture student. Photograph: Nick CornishI came with my dog and met friends from Catania, Milan and Naples. I found the camp by chance last Saturday after fleeing from the clashes. I am not a member of any party. I am a virgin when it [...]
Man reported killed in Greek austerity protests – live Greek riot police in Athens during a protest against new austerity measures. Photograph: Panagiotis Tzamaros/AFP/Getty Images • 53-year-old construction worker dies of heart attack after being hit by rock – Skai News • Markets nervous ahead of weekend EU summit • Spanish and French bond auctions ‘go [...]
Whether it’s Wall Street or some other Stock Exchange the fakery involved in capitalist dreams comes to the fore.
Ex Wall-Streeter (And Creator of Viral Charts on Inequality) On Why Wall Street Must Acknowledge Protests It’s the powerpoint presentation that has been seen around the world: 4 million hits and counting. A former Wall Streeter, Henry Blodgett, who founded the site BusinessInsider.com recently created a presentation that dramatically explains “why they’re protesting”, using [...]
Occupy Wall Street, London and Frankfurt – live debate Members of Occupy Wall Street celebrate after learning that they can stay on Zuccotti Park in New York. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images Protesters from Occupy Wall street, and two of the protests it inspired, will discuss the movement – and take your questions – from 10am [...]
A Movement Too Big to Fail AP / Ted S. Warren Protesters in Seattle melt a Bank of America debit card. By Chris Hedges There is no danger that the protesters who have occupied squares, parks and plazas across the nation in defiance of the corporate state will be co-opted by the Democratic Party or groups [...]
Occupy London Stock Exchange camp ‘organised and good natured’ The interactions between activists and Monday-morning commuters were generally friendly. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Tent village outside St Paul’s Cathedral remains as activists hope to establish a permanent voice of dissent in the City reddit this Peter Walker guardian.co.uk, Monday 17 October 2011 10.54 BST Article [...]
Occupy movement goes global – in pictures Occupy Wall Street protests are linking up with other Occupy movements around the world An Occupy Wall Street protester, with a US flag stuck over her mouth, holds up a placard in Zuccotti Park, near Wall Street in New YorkPhotograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Related articles Even the [...]
Protesters plan to ‘occupy’ London Stock Exchange Occupy Wall Street protesters gather in Washington Square Park, New York. Photograph: Henny Ray Abrams/AP Protest spreads from Wall Street with demonstrations planned in London and other cities worldwide How the Occupy movement is spreading via social media Wall Street protesters claim victory as clear-up called [...]
Occupy the Moment David Shankbone (CC-BY) By Eugene Robinson Occupy Wall Street and its kindred protests around the country are inept, incoherent and hopelessly quixotic. God, I love them. I love every little thing about these gloriously amateurish sit-ins. I love that they are spontaneous, leaderless and open-ended. I love that the protesters refuse to issue [...]
Yemeni president promises to step down within days Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in power for 33 years, says he will step down after months of protests across the country Yemen‘s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has said he will step down. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters reddit this Staff and agencies guardian.co.uk, Saturday 8 October [...]
The fight against climate change is down to us – the 99% Our movement differs from previous anti-globalisation protests. To change society’s values we must stay together for years Protesters react as police officers start to make arrests on the Brooklyn bridge during an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. Photograph: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters [...]
Greek protester ” Soon there will be nothing left that is Greek. It will all have gone to those who are supposedly helping us in the EU.”
General strike brings Greece to a standstill as public sector closes down Greeks protesting in Athens over the austerity measures. Photograph: KeystoneUSA-Zuma/Rex Features Greece edged deeper into chaos as workers brought the country to a standstill with a general strike. The closure of the entire public sector – from schools to hospitals to government [...]
News stories October 5, 2011 Egyptian Workers Denounce Military Regime Jihan Hafiz: Egyptian workers say military trying to reconstitute old regime without Mubarak Go to story | Go to homepage Egyptian Army Beating Protester Video of Egyptian army separating and savagely beating protester Go to story | Go to homepage An Adult Conversation About Taxes Hugh Mackenzie: [...]
Saudi Police Open Fire on ‘Seditious’ Protesters Interior Ministry Blames Iran for Growing Unrest by Jason Ditz, October 04, 2011 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum Violence has once again broken out around al-Qatif on the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, with police opening fire on pro-democracy [...]
In a US supported regime you get to where, “Bahraini doctors speak out against torture Doctors have been tortured and given long prison sentences for giving medical care to anti-government protesters.
Reporter in Bahrain Last Modified: 04 Oct 2011 09:21 Dr Haji was tortured and threatened while being detained by government forces [Al Jazeera] Far away from the crowded village streets covered in debris from the protests and clashes with police still happening on an almost nightly basis, are the streets lined with the Bentleys, Mercedes, Range [...]
The US anti corporate protests. Now they need to think about the damage done to those in the path of US imperialism
U.S. anti-corporate movement expands The Occupy Wall Street protest movement spreads to other cities and gains big-name supporters. inShare27 In the two weeks since activists with Occupy Wall Street began protesting in New York, the movement has gained traction nationwide with events in almost every major U.S. city. Meanwhile, more mainstream allies are joining the cause, [...]
Obama administration sells Bahrain monarchy $53 million in arms as false praise of democratic progress continues
Bahraini Protesters Jailed in Harsh Crackdown After Election Boycott Obama administration sells Bahrain monarchy $53 million in arms as false praise of democratic progress continues by John Glaser, September 26, 2011 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum Bahrain jailed 46 Shiite protesters after clashes amid an election boycott on Saturday, sentencing 32 of them to [...]
Saleh has ruled Yemen for 33 years despite CIA’s initial prediction he will not last more than six months [EPA] Profile: Ali Abdullah Saleh Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s president for three decades, has proved a wily political operator but a poor administrator. To protesters’ dismay, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s president, returned to Yemen [...]