Posts Tagged ‘blockade’

Watch Live: ‘ShutDownDC’ Attempt Planned ‘Blockade’ of SCOTUS Ahead of Possible Abortion Ruling

“These unelected extremists are trying to steal our rights and roll us backwards on issue after issue – abortion, guns, environment, due process, &c [sic]. They are illegitimate & the people say no,” said the group in a tweet on Sunday.

Germany and France Call on Putin to Lift Grain Blockade, Engage in Peace Talks with Zelensky

French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Olaf Scholz urged Russian president Vladimir Putin to lift the blockade on Ukrainian grain in order to mitigate the growing global food crisis.

UK Backs Plan to Escort Grain Ships Past Russia’s Naval Blockade of Ukraine

An international fleet of naval warships could break the Russian blockade of Ukraine which is preventing the export of huge amounts of food.

West Virginians lead blockade of coal plant that made Manchin rich

Organizers of the “Coal Baron Blockade” protest which targeted right-wing Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s coal empire Saturday afternoon reported that state police almost immediately began arresting campaigners who assembled in Grant Town, West Virginia. “Sen. Joe Manchin’s policies hurt poor people and hurt our environment so deeply that activists are ready to put themselves on […]

CN Rail Wins Right To Privately Prosecute Rail Blockade Participants

Above Photo: CN Railway tracks blockaded near New Hazelton, B.C in February 2020. Resource Works Video Screengrab. The group was arrested on Feb. 24, 2020. BREAKING: A private corporate prosecution targeting Indigenous activists is taking root in Canada — based on the same @Chevron model used to detain me in the U.S. for 2 years. […]

Climate Activists Blockade Amazon Warehouses Across Europe On Black Friday

Climate activists blockaded Amazon warehouses in three European countries on Friday, part of a global effort to pressure the e-commerce giant on one of its busiest days of the year to improve working conditions and end business practices that hurt the environment. Members of Extinction Rebellion targeted 13 Amazon fulfillment centers in the United Kingdom […]

Comirnaty Approval, Funder Pressure, Truckies Blockade – New World Next Week

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Watch on Archive / BitChute / Minds / Odysee This week on the New World Next Week: the FDA approves Comirnaty; even Nature is reporting how health research funders are suppressing inconvenient results; and Aussie truckies are preparing to block every highway in anti-lockdown strike. CLICK HERE for show notes and mp3 audio […]

Why there are increasing reasons now for the USA to end its blockade of Cuba?

The USA has  imposed the longest ever embargo on Cuba which has continued for almost six decades with very limited relaxations for short durations . The Cubans ( as well as other critics) refer to this as blockade to  convey its more damaging impacts. For almost the last three decades the United Nations General Assembly […]

Animal Extinction Protesters Blockade McDonalds Factory

Above Photo: Animal Rebellion. The Meat And Dairy Industries Are Responsible For 80-90 Per Cent Of Amazon Deforestation, At Least 18 Per Cent Of Global Emissions, Patterson Said. Animal Rebellion protesters have barricaded a McDonald’s factory in Scunthorpe in a move to get the burger chain to switch to an entirely “plant-based food menu by […]

Assad Highlights Syria’s Potential to Overcome Blockade

10/06/2021 By Staff, Agencies Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the country is capable of overcoming the blockade and create more investment opportunities. On Wednesday he visited a number of factories and facilities at Adra industrial city in Damascus countryside which were established under the circumstances of the war and blockade, but their owners have succeeded […]

Police arrest 7 protesters at logging blockade on southern Vancouver Island

By Dirk Meissner, CBC May 19, 2021 Above Photo: RCMP officers move in to remove a blockade and people protesting logging of old growth forests in the Caycuse River area of southern Vancouver Island. (Dave Malysheff) Protesters say they were given 24 hours notice to leave or face arrest Police have arrested seven people at a […]

Palestinian Resistance Imposes an Air blockade on “Israel”

14/5/21 By Staff Hours after “Israeli” authorities decided to close Ben Gurion Airport, which sits just east of Tel Aviv, and divert flights to Ramon Airport in the southern Negev, the Ayyash 250 made its debut. This is a new missile that the military wing of Hamas, Al-Qassam Brigade, launched at Ramon. Meanwhile, a number […]

Like Yemen Like Palestine: A Blood-stained Eid amid War, Blockade!

By Yehya Salaheddin, Zeinab Abdallah Eid is the usual occasion during which people, mainly children, celebrate. It is the day they wait and dream of, often sleeping over the Eid’s eve hugging their new clothes, shoes, and perhaps toys. The unusual is the case some dear nations are passing through… War, famine, blockade and insecurity! […]

Echoes Of B.C.’s War In The Woods As Fairy Creek Blockade Builds

Above photo: Members of the Rainforest Flying Squad prevent loggers from crossing a bridge to access a cut block in the Caycuse watershed on Vancouver Island, B.C. In recent weeks a blockade has attracted hundreds of old-growth forest advocates who do not want logging to go ahead in the Fairy Creek region. Jesse Winter / […]

Hunger striking activists seek to end the Yemen blockade

The war on Yemen has lasted six years and killed over 100,000 people. The amount of Yemenis experiencing food insecurity is rapidly rising. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) 16,500 people in the country were living under famine conditions at the end of 2020 and they estimate that number could rise to 47,000 […]

Protests In 60+ Countries Against Genocidal US Blockade On Cuba

Above photo: Seville protesters demand the U.S. to end the genocidal blockade against Cuba. Twitter/@Jose_Martinez72. Citizens and organizations from at least 60 countries on five continents have begun activities this Saturday to demand the end of the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. In a worldwide day, the initiative launched a month ago […]

Behind the blockade: reflections from a medical delegation to Gaza

In early March 2020, I was privileged to join a ten-person medical delegation to Gaza organized by the Washington state chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.  Several among our group have long histories and deep personal ties with Gaza, which has been subjected to a harsh Israeli blockade for fourteen years.  The staff of our […]

UN Special Rapporteur Urges US To Lift The Blockade Against Venezuela

Above photo: Alena Douhan, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures. AFP. NOTE: Sign the petition calling on the Biden administration to end the economic war at SanctionsKill.org/petition. And join us on Saturday, February 27 at 4:00 pm Eastern/1:00 pm Pacific for a training on the new Sanctions Kill toolkit. Click […]

Thousands Of Farmers In India Blockade Highways Protesting New Agricultural Laws

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of protesting Indian farmers blockaded highways across the country for several hours Saturday to press their demands for the repeal of new agricultural laws that have led to months of massive protests. The protesters used tractors, trucks and even boulders to blockade the roads. They carried banners and flags denouncing […]

Invisible Blockade: the Media Is Silent on the Palestinian Authority’s Gaza Sanctions

Hamas members wear protective gear as a precaution against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, April 13, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa. Ever since Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas issued a decree for parliamentary and presidential elections to be held for the first time […]

Arab states ending Qatar blockade is really about Biden

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End of Qatar air blockade opens up flying in the Gulf

Three years after Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Middle East began a blockade of Qatar, the conflict has been resolved – which means a return to relative normality for airlines in the region.  But what does it mean for visitors and those travelling around the region? These are the key questions and answers. […]

Qatar’s ruling emir lands in Saudi Arabia for summit to end blockade

AL-ULA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Qatar’s ruling emir arrived in Saudi Arabia and was greeted with an embrace by its crown prince on Tuesday, following an announcement that the kingdom would end its years-long embargo on the tiny Gulf Arab state. The decision to open borders was the first major step toward ending the diplomatic […]

Gulf States Reach Deal to End Blockade Against Qatar

A Qatari flag is seen at a park near the Doha Corniche, in Doha, Qatar, Feb. 17, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ibraheem al Omari. JNS.org – The Gulf states have reached an agreement to end the three-year-old boycott of Qatar, announced Kuwait’s foreign minister on Monday. White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner […]

COVID has given Israel an excuse to tighten the blockade of Gaza

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Risking flare-up, Morocco vows to clear Polisario blockade of Western Sahara road

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Venezuela: Democracy Versus Blockade

Venezuela: Democracy Versus Blockade Above photo: Bill Hackwell. On December 6 there will be elections in Venezuela to elect all the deputies to the National Assembly (NA), an event of extraordinary political transcendence. But before going into that subject I will mention the elections that will be held in several Latin American countries in the coming […]

Extinction Rebellion blockade of UK newspaper printing plants ‘completely unacceptable’: Johnson

Environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion have blockaded two British printing plants, disrupting the distribution of several national newspapers on Saturday. The group said it targeted printworks at Broxbourne, north of London, and Knowsley in northwest England that are owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Prime Minister Boris Johnson branded the demonstration “completely unacceptable” on Twitter, […]

Fairy Creek Blockade Expands To Protect Rare Old-Growth Forest

Above photo: Old-growth forest in the Fairy Creek Valley. Two weeks into a campaign to halt logging of ancient rainforests in the last intact watershed of the San Juan River system, activists have set up a third blockade on unceded Pacheedaht Territory. In the midst of an ongoing climate emergency, logging of the ancient rainforests continues […]

It Is Neither Decades of Occupation, Years of Blockade, Nor Days of Bombing. It Is Just “Shalom”!

By Al-Ahed The United Arab Emirates’ [UAE] Ambassador to the United States Yousef al-Otaiba hailed his country’s new agreement with the ‘Israeli’ entity occupying the land of Palestine and killing its people, and celebrated it with an opinion piece he wrote for Yedioth Ahronoth, with the title: “Shalom, salaam and welcome”! Turning a blind eye […]

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