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01.09.2016 David Swanson

Protests of national anthem restore my faith in humanity

Protests of national anthem restore my faith in humanity

Speaking out against racism is one thing — and a wonderful and admirable thing it is — but choosing to do so by sitting out the U.S. national anthem, and then having others join in, or “come out” as routine national anthem sitters: this is fantastic! A self-governing republic of… »

22.08.2016 Tony Robinson

Berlin, Germany: anti-war protest called for October 8th

Berlin, Germany: anti-war protest called for October 8th

Press release by German anti-war organisations. Down With Weapons!!! Cooperation Instead of NATO Confrontation, Disarmament Instead of Welfare Cuts – Nationwide Demonstration in Berlin / October 8th, 2016 The current wars and military standoff against Russia propel us into the streets. Almost anywhere in the world, one can find Germany at… »

07.08.2016 Redacción Chile

Dancing with teargas

Dancing with teargas

By Dominik Schlett Chilean student protests against their own educational system seem to last forever. Almost exactly five years after the most intense demonstrations since the end of Pinochet-Dictatorship, violence is capturing the streets of Santiago de Chile again. A day report. The sun lights bright at the 4th of… »

15.05.2016 Redação São Paulo

Rio de Janeiro: the vigour of resistance

Rio de Janeiro: the vigour of resistance

By Valdir Silveira. The situation in Brazil is critical and there will be violent forces that seek to take away our rights, but the event of today – just like previous acts – has been of great participation and vigour.  Students give a special shine.  It’s really very… »

24.04.2016 RT

Thousands rally in Hannover against TTIP trade deal before Obama’s visit

Thousands rally in Hannover against TTIP trade deal before Obama’s visit

Thousands of protesters have come out onto the streets of Hannover to say ‘No’ to the controversial TTIP US-EU trade deal. Many in Germany fear it will reduce consumer protection and undermine workers’ protection. While the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and Europe is set to… »

10.01.2016 Mariano Quiroga

Argentinean politics: A bit of sanity, please!

Argentinean politics: A bit of sanity, please!

Last month the progressive government of Cristina Fernandez in Argentina was dealt a blow when the conservative neo-liberal, Mauricio Macri, was elected as her replacement.  Since then Macri has bypassed government on dozens of occasions and ruled by decree.  The peso has been drastically devalued, thousands of public sector workers… »

08.01.2016 PressTV

Protests flare in Athens over pension reform

Protests flare in Athens over pension reform

Hundreds of Greek pensioners and workers have staged rallies in the capital, Athens, against the government’s plan to overhaul the country’s pension system. On Friday, hundreds of public sector workers and pensioners marched in the city center in protest against the country’s pension reforms demanded by international lenders in return for rescue… »

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