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23.09.2016

Charlotte: Protesters Demand Police Release Video of Keith Scott’s Killing

Charlotte:  Protesters Demand Police Release Video of Keith Scott’s Killing

In Charlotte, North Carolina, protests continue for a third day to demand police release video of the shooting of African-American father Keith Lamont Scott. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency and mobilized the National Guard. The Charlotte mayor has also imposed a midnight curfew, amid… »

18.07.2016

USA, police officers killed, protests and arrests

USA, police officers killed, protests and arrests

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a former marine has killed three police officers. The shooting began just before 9 a.m. on Sunday at a gas station on the city’s Airline Highway, a mile from the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters. The police department has been the site of more than a… »

02.07.2016

Hong Kong’s day of protest demonstrates civility

Hong Kong’s day of protest demonstrates civility

July 1 is the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the sovereignty of China and has become a day of protest where all kinds of social grievances are brought to the streets from calls for more LGBT rights to demands for greater protection of migrant workers. The Civil Human Rights… »

20.06.2016

Okinawa: Militarised Islands

Okinawa: Militarised Islands

Late in 2013 Dr. Masami Kawamura, as Director, Environmental Policy and Justice, Citizens’ Network for Biodiversity in Okinawa wrote on War Resistors International website – http://www.wri-irg.org/en/node/22251 – concerning the situation of Okinawa and as little has changed since, Pressenza repeats the article here for its background relevance to today’s continuing… »

29.08.2015

Myanmar: Crackdown and exclusion of students’ education rights

Myanmar: Crackdown and exclusion of students’ education rights

Before the riot police’s crackdown on the student protesters marching some 500 kilometers from Mandalay to Yangon on 20 January 2015, their demands were very clear: the democratization of Burma’s education system. When the government announced the National Education Draft Law in March 2014, it did not contain the demands… »

18.07.2015

Protests in front of the Diet Building, Tokyo

Protests in front of the Diet Building, Tokyo

Under the statement “Japanese political leaders and elected officials forgot Democracy. We are angry”, Prof. Takeshi Sakagami circulated this news and photograph to media. “A picture taken in front of the Diet Building in Tokyo, at 7:30 pm today, on July 17. People are standing packed together. They are protesting… »

05.06.2015

Germans march in Munich against G7 talks and trade deal

By Ashoka Jegroo for Waging Nonviolence Over 30,000 people crowded onto the streets of Munich, Germany on June 4 to protest the upcoming meeting between leaders of seven of the world’s richest countries. “I’d say I’m here against the inequality that continues to… »

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