Politics

16.11.2011

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Return to Zuccotti Park After 200 Arrested, Camping Barred

Thousands of defiant OWS protesters streamed into Zuccotti Park late Tuesday, less than 24 hours after police forcibly removed them from their camp. Police arrested more than 200 people, including about 12 who had chained themselves to each other and to trees. As protesters returned, a judge upheld the city’s ban preventing them from bringing backpacks and tents into the park »

15.11.2011

Forced closure of the Occupy Camp in Zurich, Switzerland

As in hundreds of cities worldwide, the "Occupy Movement" consisting of mostly young people, started its activity on the 15th October with a manifestation on Paradeplatz, the financial center of Zurich, where the two biggest banks of Switzerland (UBS and Credit Suisse) have their headquarters. On that day, around 1.000 people participated. »

15.11.2011

Zuccotti Park

Mayor Bloomberg ordered the eviction of Zuccotti Park around 2 AM this morning. The police pushed people with batons, destroyed tents, used pepper spray to disperse the protesters, and arrested as many as two hundred. It is striking that after 5,000 years of civilization, including the development of languages, art, science, technology, democracy and cities like New York. »

15.11.2011

Justice for Thomas Sankara, Justice for Africa

We publish here the call from burkinabé civil society in order to finally let everyone know the truth regarding the death of Thomas Sankara, President of the republic of Burkina Faso, killed during during a coup d'Etat. Sankara was one of the great presidents who pushed social reforms at the african independence epoch. »

14.11.2011

Tahrir boat activists bumped back to Canada by blockade!

Pressenza spoke with Ehad Lotayef who was deported yesteday from an Israeli detention center to Canada. Lotayef was arrested with David Heap on the Canadian ship «Tahrir» on Friday November 4th. The Israeli navy intercepted the ship about 35 kilometers north of the Gaza Strip in International waters. The Tahrir was part of a flottila to Gaza with the Irish Saoirse vessel. »

14.11.2011

Three news websites hacked, newspaper publisher bombed

Reporters Without Borders unreservedly condemns such acts of violence accompanied by incitement to hatred and violence, and hopes there will soon be results from the investigations into these incidents, which do not bode well for the free circulation of ideas and opinions. Article by Benoît Hervieu, form the Americas desk »

14.11.2011

Occupy Toronto firefighters protect aboriginal sacred fire

On Monday morning 3h30 am, the Toronto firefighters were called on Occupy Toronto site the St James Park and took a look at the small fire. The firefighters spoke to the people responsible for it, and decided not to extinguish it because it was considered a sacred fire and is being tended to by aboriginals around the clock. »

12.11.2011

Occupy Harvard

The students and members from different faculties currently protest at Havard investment policies and the polarizations perceived by the student in the economic courses. According to students there is some lack in the policy proposals from the countries political leaders, democracy is ill. On November 10, students gather and start the occupy movement in the Harvard Yard. »

11.11.2011

Women’s mass protests during the Syrian Revolution: A preliminary analysis

Women began protesting in large groups of women in late March However, because women were not seen street-protesting in the first few electrifying days of massive protests especially in Dara March 18-24, the Syrian revolution was early typified by the viewer reaction, “Where are the women?” This characterization of women’s absence deserves to be overturned, however. »

10.11.2011

Italian Financial Crisis Prompts Berlusconi’s Exit, Escalates Fears of Europe’s Next Massive Bailout

The European financial crisis continues to worsen as fears grow that Italy may become the latest nation in need of a massive bailout. The European Commission admitted that the entire eurozone could be plunged into a recession in 2012. While Greece, Ireland and Portugal have already received international bailouts, the debt situation in Italy is considered far more dangerous. »

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