Social protest

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 … »

22.01.2014 Pressenza Budapest

Massive protests in Berlin against agricultural industry

Massive protests in Berlin against agricultural industry

Berlin, Jan 18, 2014. In a very colorful march about 30.000 people demonstrated with the slogan “We are fed up!” against critical aspects of industrialized agriculture. The topics were as diverse as the participants and the speakers on the podium: Mass production of meat and crops and its effects on … »

15.11.2013 PressTV

UK councils may outlaw peaceful demonstrations

UK councils may outlaw peaceful demonstrations

Campaign groups warn that peaceful protests could be outlawed across Britain because of a legislation, which grants councils new powers to criminalize behavior deemed capable of causing a “nuisance or annoyance.” Campaigners argue that the Anti-Social Behavior, Crime and Policing Bill could also be used to forbid youngsters from skateboarding, … »

30.06.2013 Mohamed Krit

news in pictures: Tunisians rally against anti-democratic measures

One day after a vote to exclude, Beji Caied Sebsi, the leader of the new political party, “Nida’a Tounes”, his supporters gather to protest. “It represents the beginning of dictatorship,” Beji Caied Sebsi said.  Under the new law all former members of the previous regime’s administration, some 60,000 people according … »

30.06.2013 PressTV

100s of Tunisians hold demo over controversial draft law

100s of Tunisians hold demo over controversial draft law

Hundreds of Tunisian protesters have taken to the streets in the capital Tunis to voice their opposition to a draft law that is expected to ban the former regime’s officials from running in elections. Demonstrators gathered outside the country’s National Constituent Assembly (NCA) on Saturday, chanting slogans such as “No … »

29.06.2013 Redacción Chile

news in pictures: students and workers demonstrate in Chile

news in pictures: students and workers demonstrate in Chile

[divide] Along the biggest avenues of Santiago, Chile, a social rebellion rallies against the dominant two party system. The bitter cold of the Chilean capital, together with a tight land and air police presence, were no impediment for the massive gathering of students, workers and social organisations. From midday on … »

14.05.2013 Pressenza IPA

Thesis for a new paradigm arising from emerging movements

Thesis for a new paradigm arising from emerging movements

A collaborative effort between people of the 15M, OWS, Occupy, Indignados, and YoSoy 132 movements. These notes are an attempt to summarise some of the common points between what are known as emerging movements, that is, the various social movements that have appeared in different parts of the world since … »

10.05.2013 Waging Nonviolence

New coalitions push to cut the Pentagon

New coalitions push to cut the Pentagon

By Jake Olzen, Waging Nonviolence With polls showing that a majority of the public is war-weary and that there is growing support for cutting military spending, the peace movement finds itself in a rare moment of opportunity. Concentrating efforts on building broad coalitions, there is a renewed energy among peace and economic justice … »

26.03.2013 Palestine News Network

Palestinian women demand protection under the law

Palestinian women demand protection under the law

Tuesday 26th March, dozens of women protested outside Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s Ramallah office demanding the adaptation for laws that would protect them against violence and crime. Woman’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC) member, Lubna Ashqar, told Palestinian official news agency WAFA that they want a law that “can ensure dignity and justice … »

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