Social protest

16.07.2015 Marianella Kloka

Reflections from Greece: Hope flew away*

Reflections from Greece: Hope flew away*

(Greek translation below) It is 8.30 in the evening and it is still very hot. Syntagma square keeps receiving people. Many vendors are already there with their stalls selling souvlaki, beers and soft drinks, as they do in festivals. It seems that it’s going to be a long night tonight; … »

02.06.2015 Bruce K. Gagnon

Okinawa, Japan: fighting to save nature and culture

Okinawa, Japan: fighting to save nature and culture

The right-wing newspaper, Washington Times, ran a piece on Monday entitled “The other side to the Okinawa story: The ‘All Okinawa’ opposition to US military presence [occupation] is a leftist ruse”. The hit piece was written by Robert Eldridge (former political affairs and public diplomacy officer, Marine Corps Installations Pacific … »

16.04.2015 Tony Robinson

South Africans march in support of immigrants

South Africans march in support of immigrants

Economic difficulties in South Africa have led to a rise in xenophobia with a number of people being attacked and killed in Durban recently as a result of King Zwelithini of the ethnic Zulu tribe saying that immigrants should return to their countries of origin. Some members of immigrant communities … »

29.03.2015 Tony Robinson

Czechs demonstrate against US troop movements on their territory

Czechs demonstrate against US troop movements on their territory

In Prague’s Wenceslas Square some 1500 people demonstrated yesterday, Saturday 29th March, against Operation “Dragoon Ride” in which US army personnel and equipment are crossing Czech Republic territory starting today on the way to their German base. Speeches were given by several anti-war organisations, including the Communist Party and World … »

25.02.2015 Redaccion Ecuador

Telephone shutdown in R.D. Congo puts women in danger

Telephone shutdown in R.D. Congo puts women in danger

Words and photos by LolaMora Productions Between the 20th of January and the 8th of February, Gislaine’s income dropped by 50 dollars a day – usually she takes between 70 and 90 dollars – from her business recharging mobile phones. The blame for this loss fell on the government which … »

18.01.2015 Tony Robinson

How to disconnect from a source of intense irritation

How to disconnect from a source of intense irritation

The West is behaving with unspeakable physical violence against the Muslim world, just as the Western economic system is behaving with unspeakable economic violence against their own populations.  It is not a surprise that unspeakable physical violence by “terrorists” in Paris, London, New York, Madrid and other places is the … »

17.01.2015 Pía Figueroa

We all have something sacred

We all have something sacred

For some it’s their God, for others Democracy. There are those for whom human rights are inalienable and for several others the most Sacred is found within human beings. That thing that cannot be conceded, or sold, or forgotten, something that gives Meaning to life and projects it beyond one’s … »

17.11.2014 Pressenza Budapest

Thousands at anti-corruption protest in Budapest

Thousands at anti-corruption protest in Budapest

Anti-corruption protests took place in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, tonight following Prime Minister, Viktor Orban’s refusal to dismiss the head of the tax authority, Ildiko Vida, who has been accused of having ties to corruption by the US government’s refusal to grant her a visa. There appears to be a … »

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