Posts Tagged ‘protests’

Hour of reckoning looms for Lebanon as violent anti-government protests hit Beirut

Hundreds were injured this weekend during violent clashes which pitted protesters against security forces in Beirut as Lebanon further slips into civil unrest, underpinned by calls for a complete institutional overhaul. Months into an uprising which sought to unite a country otherwise defined along ethnic and sectarian lines, Lebanon – and more so its capital […]

India Puts Capital on Lockdown as Protests Against Discriminatory Laws Rage on

The protests against the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Registration Council (NRC) laws continue across India. In response, the government of Narendra Modi has placed the capital Delhi under the National Security Act (NSA); legislation that allows any Indian to be detained for up to a year without charge or access to legal […]

Protests Target A ‘Carbon Bomb’ Linking Two Major Pipelines Outside Boston

Protests Target A ‘Carbon Bomb’ Linking Two Major Pipelines Outside Boston Above Photo: The compressor site is near two low-income communities with sizable minority populations already facing high levels of pollution from other fossil fuel infrastructure. Credit: Phil McKenna/ICN Climate and community activists are fighting construction of a natural gas compressor station near two ‘environmental justice’ […]

In France’s Longest Protests Since 1968, Striking Workers Continue the Fight Against Neoliberalism

Nationwide protests against the government of Emanuel Macron entered their seventh continuous week today in France, as between 187,000 (a government estimate) and 250,000 people (the unions’ count) took to the streets to oppose Macron’s plans to radically alter the country’s pension plan, seen by many as the crown jewel in France’s substantial welfare state. […]

Protests Continue In France Against Pension Reform

Protests Continue In France Against Pension Reform Above Photo: More than 82,000 people demonstrated against the pension reform in 50 cities outside Paris. Reuters Among the main demands of the French is the revision of the pension reform proposed by Macron, before it is approved by the Council of Ministers. Representatives of the unions of teachers, doctors, lawyers and […]

59 arrested in Lebanon protests after clashes near central bank

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces arrested 59 people, the police said Wednesday, following clashes overnight outside the central bank as angry protesters vented their fury against the country’s ruling elite and the worsening financial crisis. The hours-long clashes that erupted on Tuesday evening also left 47 policemen injured, the security forces said, as some […]

‘Don’t look there, look here!’ UK media much more excited about Iran protests than those in neighboring France

How many British people have ever visited Iran? How many have lived there or have second homes there? I suspect the figures are very small. It’s quite a contrast with France. In 2018, it was revealed that France came top in a survey of countries which Britons had visited. 76% of Brits had been to […]

Iran police ordered to show ‘restraint’ at air disaster protests

Police in Tehran have been ordered to show “restraint” at demonstrations that erupted after the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet, the Iranian capital’s police chief said Monday. “The police treated the people who had gathered with patience and tolerance” in a second night of demonstrations in Tehran on Sunday, said General Hossein […]

"Regime change is in the air": US establishment seeks to capitalize on Iranian protests… again

   As angry demonstrations broke out in Iran for a second day over the way Tehran has handled the downing of a Ukrainian passenger airliner by its air defenses, reports suggest the authorities have refrained from using excessive force to confront demonstrators. But the situation in Tehran and in other Iranian cities was tense throughout […]

Massive All-India General Strike Protests Modi’s Pro-investor, Communalist Policies

Tens of millions of Indian workers, youth and rural toilers joined a one-day nationwide general strike yesterday to protest the Bharatiya Jananta Party (BJP) government’s pro-investor and communalist policies. Since winning re-election last May, with massive big business and corporate media support, the BJP government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dramatically escalated its assault […]

French protests show that it is Macron’s vision that is the real utopia – Slavoj Zizek

With the strikes of French public transport workers dragging on, some commentators even began to speculate that France is approaching a kind of revolutionary moment.  While we are far from that, what is sure is that the conflict between the state (advocating new unified retirement legislation) and the trade unions (which refuse any change of […]

Hong Kong, India & hypocrisy: The two protests look similar, but only one is a lever in US’ power play

There are superficial similarities between the protests that have rocked the Chinese autonomous territory of Hong Kong since May, and the protests around India for the past several weeks. Both ostensibly started due to a proposed law; extradition to the mainland in the case of Hong Kong, a citizenship amendment in the case of India. […]

Trump’s Iran Aggression Sparks Protests Across America, World

The weekend saw more than 70 spontaneous or hastily organized demonstrations across America in opposition to the Trump administration’s warlike actions against Iraq and Iran. On January 3, the United States carried out a drone strike in Baghdad that killed Major General Qasem Soleimani of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Soleimani was commonly seen as […]

Pittsburgh: Leo Frank Play “Postponed Indefinitely” After Protests

The “need” for “diversity” and the supposed mental breakdowns from seeing Confederate flags are laughable and ridiculous, but the core point of the protesters is valid. Parade is indeed part of Jewish efforts to whitewash Leo Frank’s crime, of which he was certainly guilty, and to pin that crime on an innocent Black man. See […]

Iran’s judiciary refuses to say how many were killed in November protests

Radio Farda – The spokesman for Iran’s Judiciary has once again evaded responsibility to announce the number of protesters killed during the mid-November anti-Islamic Republic protests. “It is the responsibility of Iran’s Security Council (ISC) to publish the relevant data,” Gholam Hossein Esmaeili said at a press conference on Tuesday, December 31, adding, “We have […]

Cyprus defends court after UK protests British teen’s conviction over rape claim

Cyprus defended its judiciary Tuesday, after Britain expressed concern over a trial that saw a British teenager convicted of falsely claiming she was gang-raped. The Cyprus “government has full confidence in the judiciary and the courts… which should be strictly left to enforce the laws,” government spokesman Kyriacos Koushos said in a statement. His remarks […]

ICYMI’s Review of 2019 – Part 3: Impeachment strikes and protests in season worldwide (VIDEO)

From Latin America to Europe to the Middle East, autumn 2019 saw angry crowds hitting the streets to express their anger at useless leaders. Here’s ICYMI’s review of 2019 – Part 3. For more, follow #ICYMI on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Source Article from Hits: 4

Gaza groups say border protests to stop until March, resume infrequently in 2020

The committee responsible for organizing weekly protests in the border region between Israel and the Gaza Strip announced on Thursday that demonstrations would take place less frequently in 2020. The High Commission for the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, which includes representatives of Gaza-based terror groups and political factions, said in a statement […]

Iran starts internet shutdown ahead of possible new protests: report

Reuters – Iranian authorities have shut down mobile internet access to overseas sites in several provinces, an Iranian news agency reported on Wednesday, a day before new protests called for on social media. Social media posts and some relatives of people killed in unrest last month over hikes in gasoline prices have called for renewed […]

India allocates funds for census amid protests over new citizenship measures

The government signed off on 87.54 billion rupees ($1.23 billion) for conducting the census and 39.41 billion rupees ($553 million) for updating the National Population Register (NPR). The census will collect data on population, economic activity, migration, as well as social and cultural information. The NPR focuses solely on creating a database of every legal […]

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