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April 16, 2013

Violent demonstrations follow narrow election victory of Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro

  • 7 people died in Venezuela on Monday night following violent clashes between supporters of recently elected president Nicolas Maduro and his top rival, Henrique Capriles. Capriles has called for a recall of Sunday’s election results after Maduro won by less than 250,000 votes.
  • 65 people were injured as tires were burned, protesters battled security forces, and other anti-Maduro demonstrations were carried out in the capital of Caracas and other major Venezuelan cities. More than 130 people were reportedly arrested by the time everything was said and done. source
15:02 // 1 year ago
February 6, 2013

soupsoup:

Native American tells anti-immigration protesters “You’re all f***ing illegal”

Epic protest, complete with stroller and baby. (warning: swears)

EDIT: This version was removed. The original is here, though.

(via brooklynmutt)

14:40 // 1 year ago
December 1, 2012

whereismorgan:

Screenshots of the Reuters livestream currently showing the pro-Morsi protests at Cairo University. 

Top: the streets were already full by 11:30 am.

Bottom: pro-Islamist protesters (mostly male), wave banners and signs with pictures of current President Morsi at 3:00 pm. 

We’ve mentioned this before, but by all means keep some globally relevant livestreams bookmarked. They’re a phenomenal resource in our modern media world, and you never know when you’ll be glad you had them on hand.

17:02 // 1 year ago
November 27, 2012

Democracy In (NSFW) Action: Naked protesters gathered inside of Speaker of the House John Boehner’s office today to voice their displeasure with potential “fiscal cliff” budget cuts that could target HIV/AIDS-funding. To our knowledge, Speaker Boehner has not commented on the incident at this time. Our hats off to the recently rebooted Digg for finding this one. source

14:30 // 1 year ago
November 17, 2012

Thousands protest same-sex rights in France

  • 100,000+protest against same-sex marriage and adoption in France today, according to police figures. A couple counter-protests were stymied by police, with 200 detained in Lyon, and teargas being deployed in Toulouse. Further protests in Paris tomorrow are anticipated; Pope Benedict XVI today called for a more vocal Catholic presence on French social issues. source
15:23 // 1 year ago
September 26, 2012
nbcnews:

Rage against austerity: Violent clashes erupt in Spain, Greece goes on strike
(Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images)
Dozens of anti-austerity protesters were arrested after violent clashes in Spain on Tuesday and riot police were on standby in Greece as workers walked off their jobs on Wednesday over the European Union’s policy of imposing austerity on countries mired in debt.
Spanish police told The Associated Press that 38 people were arrested and 64 people injured when officers clashed with protesters demonstrating against cutbacks and tax hikes.
Read the complete story.

Greek ADEDY labor group member Despoina Spanou makes this sound like a long-term protest: "We call on everyone to take part in the strike and resist the austerity measures that hurt Greek people and the economy. This strike is only the beginning in our fight."

nbcnews:

Rage against austerity: Violent clashes erupt in Spain, Greece goes on strike

(Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty Images)

Dozens of anti-austerity protesters were arrested after violent clashes in Spain on Tuesday and riot police were on standby in Greece as workers walked off their jobs on Wednesday over the European Union’s policy of imposing austerity on countries mired in debt.

Spanish police told The Associated Press that 38 people were arrested and 64 people injured when officers clashed with protesters demonstrating against cutbacks and tax hikes.

Read the complete story.

Greek ADEDY labor group member Despoina Spanou makes this sound like a long-term protest: "We call on everyone to take part in the strike and resist the austerity measures that hurt Greek people and the economy. This strike is only the beginning in our fight."

(via nbcnews)

12:25 // 1 year ago
September 17, 2012

Occupy Wall Street anniversary marred by police crackdown

  • 100-plus Occupy Wall Street protesters have been arrested today, during demonstrations marking the protest movement’s one-year anniversary. While hundreds have shown up in New York’s financial district to show their continued support for the Occupy Wall Street movement, attendance numbers didn’t come close to matching those of prior assemblies, and the diminished showing left some wondering if the OWS movement is beginning to lose steam. source
14:44 // 2 years ago
September 2, 2012
Scenes from outside the Democratic National Convention: All the signs say this, but perhaps this one says it more straightforwardly than most. (photo by Andrew Rafferty, @AndrewNBCNews)
EDIT: As it turns out, the guy holding the sign is a Tumblr user. Find him over here.

Scenes from outside the Democratic National Convention: All the signs say this, but perhaps this one says it more straightforwardly than most. (photo by Andrew Rafferty, @AndrewNBCNews)

EDIT: As it turns out, the guy holding the sign is a Tumblr user. Find him over here.

14:43 // 2 years ago
August 20, 2012

Mining company threatens to fire protesting South African mine workers

  • 3,000 jobs threatened after metal miners protest source

» Results of violence: Following multiple events which led to the deaths of 44 miners at the hands of police and rival union members, platinum-mining company Lonmin plc has threatened to dismiss more than 3000 workers currently protesting working conditions at the Marikana mine north of Johannesburg. According to mine officials, without 80 percent of the employed workforce present, it is impossible to remove platinum from the ground. As a result, prices for the metal are currently at a six-week high.

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17:48 // 2 years ago
August 8, 2012
How did it happen that our performance, which was a small and clumsy stunt, brought so much trouble? How can this happen in a healthy society? And now it takes thousands of people around the world to prove the obvious, to prove that the three of us are innocent.
Maria Alekhina, member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot • Expressing disbelief that Pussy Riot’s decision to stage an anti-Putin protest on the alter of Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral has created such an uproar. While Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a lenient sentencing by the court, some believe that his statements reveal a hidden presumption of guilt which they worry will be shared by jurors. In addition to Alekhina, co-defendants Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich stood by their decision to protest, and said they were more free behind bars than prosecutors who can "only say what political censorship allows." A verdict is expected to be delivered on August 17.  source (viafollow)
19:18 // 2 years ago