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 Police attack squatters in Philippines slum riot

Squatters in Manila clash with police over gentrification project

 

Thousands of people living in slums in Manila have fought fierce battles with police, who are trying to evict them from their homes in order to make way for a multi-billion dollar project to turn the area into a new business district.

As police moved in to the 72 acre site, residents erected barricades, and fought back the police using rocks, nail bombs, and bags of faeces. The police repeatedly charged the barricades with batons and teargas, but without success. Continue reading

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 and what did the politicians reply??

how I heard Dilma`s speech.. Bla Bla.....

how I heard Dilma`s speech.. Bla Bla…..

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The Giant Awoke – O Gigante Acordou – Brazilian protests with English subtitles – June 2013  

Videos from the Brazilian protests, week ending 21/June/2013

All footage in this video was shot and edited by eyewitnesses on the ground in Brazil, I only added (bad) translations.

Songs from the video:

O rappa – Vem Pra Rua
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5kmggb9k1o

Gabriel O Pensador – Ate quando
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=673zYtoWM_Y

Legiao Urbana – Geracao Coca-cola
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-qYu-zRiGM

Sett Blatter getting booed, the view from the crowd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gH6ivD-uKU

Huge thanks to Amy from Anonymous Brazil for help translating chants and finding songs.

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The Spanish Government sells tear gas to Turkey? ¿El Gobierno español vende gas lacrimógeno a Turquía?

 

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[english, castellano más abajo]

 

A Spanish plane full of tear gas cannisters for the Police!

 

While the heavy usage of tear gas during the protests which started in Taksim Gezi Parc and spread all around Turkey is under scrutiny, allegedly a plane-full of teargas cannisters have been brought from Spain.

 

The usage of tear gas in the 12 days protests which started in Taksim Gezi Park and emanated all around Turkey is under heavy criticism. During the police intervention with tear gas, many citizens suffered head injuries due to targeted attacks of tear gas cannisters, and their treatments are continuing in intensive care units. Nevertheless, due to the current allegation of the arrival of a Spanish cargo plane full of tear gas cannisters show that police will not cease its use of tear gas. Continue reading

107615-822-550The mass demonstration in Barcelona for the right to housing ends in front of the  ruling PP headquarters
Saturday, 16 February 2013 . “The right to housing and financial genocide against us ” has also mobilized thousands of people during this Saturday, not only Barcelona but also in more than fifty other cities such as Madrid, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Granada, Logroño, Arrecife, Palma de Mallorca, Murcia, Santander, Valencia, Valladolid, Zamora Zaragoza, Albacete, Alicante, Seville, Huelva, among others.

imagesThis is not a crisis, it’s a robbery.” Among the banners that read “Stop evictions”, “Too many thieves” or “genocide bank.”They also honored with banners the memory of the suicide victims of evictions, now running at 500 a day.. Continue reading

Theresa’s Hunger Strike on day 15 .. urgent support  needed

Idle No More: Women rise to lead when it’s needed most

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Chief Theresa Spence is now on Day 13 of her hunger strike. Too weak to leave the teepee she is living in on Victoria Island, a mere stone’s throw from Parliament, she called for a round dance yesterday at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Prime Minister Harper’s residence.

Throughout the duration of her hunger strike, Harper has maintained a chilly silence around the grassroots Indigenous movement now widely known as Idle No More, taking to Twitter instead to share his jokes about bacon with the Canadian electorate.

What started as a string of emails between four Saskatchewan women back in November in protest of Bill C-45 eventually became a hashtag on social media, snowballing over time into a global movement for Indigenous rightsContinue reading

Freed Pussy Riot member continues protest against Putin

Yekaterina Samutsevich promises band mates, who remain in prison, she will continue struggle against president and to continue taking part in Pussy Riot’s anonymous performances.

Yekaterina Samutsevich, the Pussy Riot member freed by a Moscow court this week, has promised to continue taking part in the band’s anti-Putin protests, saying she would be “more careful and more clever” to avoid another arrest.

On Friday, in her first newspaper interview, Samutsevich said her parting words to the two band members who remain in jail were that she would continue their struggle against the president. But she expects state pressure on her to grow despite her new-found freedom… Continue reading

Coal is the worse rtgan oil for spewing C=2 and destroyongpeoples health

Daring Protesters Shut Down Obama Backed Strip Mine

In West Virginia; 500,000 in Bail Needed!!!!

by Jeff Biggers

Ramping up renewed efforts to end mountaintop removal mining in central Appalachia, scores of protesters staged a daring action at the controversial Hobet strip mine today in Boone County, West Virginia, shutting down operations through a series of coordinated lock downs, tree-sits and banner drops. In a symbolic challenge to the Obama administration’s failed regulatory policies, the protest targeted the Hobet 45 mountaintop removal mine, which had been granted a widely denounced permit over two years ago.

According to RAMPS, a West Virginia-based grassroots groups that organized the “mountain mobilization” protest as part of a nationwide summer of actions against devastating extraction industry operations, St. Louis-based mine owner Patriot Coal has left behind a legacy of destruction in coal country for both area residents and miners. Patriot filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, which could also affect pension and United Mine Workers of America union contracts.

URGENT: 20 Pro-Mountain Activists Held on $500,000 Combined Bail; Your Support is Needed
For updates on the protests and arrests, follow RAMPS campaign.

“The government has aided and abetted the coal industry in evading environmental and mine safety regulations. We are here today to demand that the government and coal industry end strip mining, repay their debt to Appalachia, and secure a just transition for this region,” said Dustin Steele of Matewan, West Virginia, in a released statement. The son and grandson of union coal miners, Steele took part in one of the truck lockdowns.

2012-07-28-hobet2.pngProtesters at Hobet mine in Boone County. Photo courtesy of RAMPS campaign.

Citing the mounting evidence of the health and humanitarian crises in the coalfields from toxic mining fallout, including a rise in black lung disease and links to birth defects and cancer, the protesters also stationed banners on the mine site: “Coal Leaves, Cancer Stays.”

“The coal companies are poisoning our water and air, and they’re treating the workers no better than the land — fighting workplace health and safety protections to get the most out of labor as they can,” said Junior Walk, a former coal company employee from nearby Whitesville, West Virginia, who won the 2011 Brower Youth Award for his environmental activism.

Protesters also called on the Obama administration and regional politicians to launch more sustainable job training and coalfield regeneration projects.

Coal mining residents have pleaded for basic civil rights and environmental protection for years, with more than 20 peer-reviewed studies suggesting higher risks and links between reckless strip mining and devastating health impacts, including birth defects, cancer and chronic heart, lung and kidney disease. (A recent report noted that strip miners are even subjected to unacceptable levels of black lung disease.)

A bill, the ACHE Act, calling for an emergency moratorium on mountaintop removal mining was recently introduced into Congress.

For updates on the protests and arrests, follow RAMPS campaign.

Hundreds arrested in massive crackdown on #Blockupy

by Jerome Roos on May 18, 2012

Frankfurt on lock-down as over 5.000 police are deployed in an unprecedented operation to keep protesters out of the city and away from the banks.

The atmosphere here in Frankfurt is tense. The police is omnipresent. The sound of sirens permeates the city streets. As I write this, some thousands of protesters are huddled together at the university, pitching tents or simply squatting a place on the ground to try and catch some sleep before tomorrow’s big actions. But as the activists here prepare to physically block the headquarters of the European Central Bank, the police already seems to have done the job for them.

The entire city is on lock-down. Roadblocks sever the main traffic arteries Continue reading

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