Protest

20.07.2020

Solo protest in the Netherlands for the Uyghur cause: One man takes on the Chinese state

Solo protest in the Netherlands for the Uyghur cause: One man takes on the Chinese state

The author’s identity has been kept anonymous for safety reasons. Starting in 2017, the Uyghur community living in China has been subject to increased targeting and indiscriminate imprisonment by the Chinese authorities. This policy of racial and religious profiling has led many young Uyghurs to leave… »

30.06.2020

Ecumenical Patriarch “saddened and shaken” by Turkish plans to turn Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into mosque

Ecumenical Patriarch “saddened and shaken” by Turkish plans to turn Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia into mosque

By: Mada Jurado The leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople (Istanbul), recently expressed his concern over Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s plans to convert the Hagia Sophia basilica into a mosque. »

14.06.2020

‘The conversation is the protest’ — how Black Lives Matter forced us to imagine a world without police

‘The conversation is the protest’ — how Black Lives Matter forced us to imagine a world without police

Momentum organizer Nicole Carty discusses how the movement built consensus on racial justice and the strategy needed to make the goal of defunding police a reality. Eric Stoner  Prior to the historic groundswell of protest over the last two weeks, many in the… »

13.03.2020

Chilean football, between repression and rebellion

Chilean football, between repression and rebellion

Again, the history of football is closely linked to Chilean politics. Let’s go back in time. A few days after the September 11, 1973 coup d’etat against Salvador Allende, the Soviet Union refused to play against Chile in the Estadio nacional de Santiago, transformed into a detention center where prisoners… »

12.02.2020

Social tensions increase in Canada as blockades and protests calling for RCMP withdrawal from Wet’suwet’en territory

Social tensions increase in Canada as blockades and protests calling for RCMP withdrawal from Wet’suwet’en territory

Near many cities in Canada First Nation people have been active setting up blockages on rail lines to show solidarity with the Wetsuwet’en First Nation. They are saying they will not be leaving the  rail lines … »

21.01.2020

This is ‘Crude, Divisive, Dangerous’ – Response from Extinction Rebellion to Police’s ‘Run Hide Tell’ poster

This is ‘Crude, Divisive, Dangerous’ – Response from Extinction Rebellion to Police’s ‘Run Hide Tell’ poster

This ‘who’s who’ poster listing of groups in the UK that the police are telling people to ‘Run Hide Tell’ on is totally bonkers. Unfortunately it is not surprising. [1] See Poster here. The guidance document makes it clear that not all the signs and symbols are of counterterrorism interest. »

04.09.2019

Stop the arms fair: Borders and Migration day of action

Stop the arms fair: Borders and Migration day of action

Sunday September 8 2019 from 11,30 am to 8pm EXCeL London –  One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL Organized by Campaign Against Arms Trade, Stop The Arms Fair and Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants The Defence and Security Equipment International (‘DSEI’) arms fair is… »

19.08.2019

Largest Hong Kong Protest in Weeks Defies Threats. Intimidation by China

Largest Hong Kong Protest in Weeks Defies Threats. Intimidation by China

In Hong Kong, organizers say as many as 1.7 million pro-democracy protesters took to the streets Sunday in the largest demonstration in weeks. Protesters marched in the rain as the popular uprising, which started 11 weeks ago, showed no sign of slowing down despite Chinese soldiers lining up on the… »

10.08.2019

Hundreds of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy Airport

Hundreds of Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy Airport

In Hong Kong, hundreds of pro-democracy activists are occupying the city’s main airport as they kick off a weekend of direct action protests. They’re demanding the resignation of Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed leader Carrie Lam, an investigation into violence against demonstrators, and pro-independence reforms. »

20.07.2019

70 Catholics Arrested in Capitol Hill Protest of Trump’s Immigration Policies

70 Catholics Arrested in Capitol Hill Protest of Trump’s Immigration Policies

In Washington, D.C., Capitol Police arrested 70 Catholic nuns and clergy Thursday as they held a nonviolent sit-in protest inside the Russell Senate Office Building against the Trump administration’s inhumane treatment of immigrants and asylum seekers. More than a dozen protesters stood in a circle, holding the photographs of migrant… »

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