Social protest

30.07.2017

The Resistance to Health Care Repeal Rolls On

The Resistance to Health Care Repeal Rolls On

The rolling resistance to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare, is, literally, rolling. At the forefront of the protests against the various draconian repeal bills before the U.S. Senate are people in wheelchairs. Organized by the national nonprofit disability rights group ADAPT… »

25.05.2017

Brazil: Temer Deploys Army to Capital Amid Massive Protests

Brazil: Temer Deploys Army to Capital Amid Massive Protests

In Brazil, President Michel Temer has authorized the deployment of the Army to the capital Brasília amid growing protests demanding the president’s ouster. On Wednesday, tens of thousands of protesters marched to Congress to demand Temer’s resignation. Some demonstrators also torched a ministry building. Multiple protesters were injured as police… »

18.05.2017

New York: Protesters Target Nuclear Power Bailout Plan

New York: Protesters Target Nuclear Power Bailout Plan

In New York City, dozens of protesters gathered outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s offices Wednesday to oppose a bailout of New York’s aging nuclear power plants that could cost ratepayers up to $7.6 billion over the next 12 years. Bruce Rosen of the group United for Action says New York should… »

26.03.2017

Treaties of Rome, a new federal, social EU with solidarity

Treaties of Rome, a new federal, social EU with solidarity

There were tens of thousands, a real human river, people from different parts of the world that today, March 25th, participated in two demonstrations: “Another Europe” and the European Federalist Movement. They started from different places, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele and Bocca della Verità, and after having peacefully and joyfully crossed the… »

19.11.2016

Mass protests held in Poland against educational reform

Demonstrators in Poland have protested against a controversial decision by the government on bringing about a significant educational reform in the public school system. Thousands of teachers and students’ parents, along with social activists and critics, held demonstrations all over the country, including in the capital Warsaw, on Saturday, calling… »

16.11.2016

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Nestled amid the Andean mountains, Cuenca — Ecuador’s third largest city — has long been known for its bounteous sources of fresh water. This is thanks to its privileged location within the Maziso del Cajas, a newly declared UNESCO biosphere reserve. However, over the last decade, its underlying gold… »

16.11.2016

North Dakota pipeline protests spread across US

North Dakota pipeline protests spread across US

Protests against the Dakota Access pipeline have spread across the US to demand the American government stop or reroute the pipeline as the companies behind the controversial project asked a federal court for permission to complete it. Thousands of people rallied on Tuesday in New York City, Philadelphia, Houston and… »

12.11.2016

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans demand president’s resignation

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans demand president’s resignation

Hundreds of of thousands of protesters in South Korea have taken to the streets of the capital Seoul to demand the ouster of President Park Geun-hye, who is embroiled in a power-peddling scandal.  Organizers expected as many as a million people to attend the rally on Saturday on the main street… »

10.11.2016

‘Soldiers go home’ – Italians protest American base on US Election Day

‘Soldiers go home’ – Italians protest American base on US Election Day

Protesters against a US military base in Italy used firecrackers, with police responding with tear gas. Demonstrators rallied on the day of the US presidential election saying no matter who wins, American soldiers should “go home.” Up to 200 people gathered in the Italian town of Vicenza on Tuesday calling… »

01.09.2016

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… »

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