Protest

South Sudan protesters say country collapsed under President Kiir

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May 8, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudanese students Monday took to the streets to protest against the rise in the cost of living. Sudan Tribune (ST) The protesters who were joined by residents in the capital, Juba chanted slogans against President Salva Kiir and carried banners accusing him of collapsing the country. The protesters said the government was mismanaging the economy as… South Sudan protesters… Read More »

Nauruans jailed over political protest to appeal sentence in Australia

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Lawyers for three men who had their sentences increased on appeal announce intention to appeal to high court of Australia Ben Doherty The Guardian Three Nauruans charged over a 2015 protest at the suspension of opposition MPs from parliament, have had their prison sentences increased up to seven-fold on appeal, but… In an episode that has exposed long-running political tensions within Nauru’s… Nauruans jailed over… Read More »

John Safran says Australia’s far right movement is a ‘melting pot’

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Members of Australia’s far-right movement are not all white-skinned neo-Nazis, but instead from a diverse range of backgrounds, including recent migrants and… Lateline ABC After attending a United Patriots Front rally in Victoria, Safran said he was surprised to see a racially diverse mix of members and… The result is his latest book, Depends What You Mean By Extremist, in which he… John Safran says… Read More »

Thousands to march in Copenhagen against climate injustice

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Demonstration to protest Trump’s climate policies and the hypocrisy found closer to… CPH Post OnLine On Saturday, Donald Trump will have been in office as US president for 100 days and critics maintain that during his brief stint he has downplayed the… In response, scores of people will hit the streets as part of the ‘People’s Climate March’ in over 300 cities across the… Thousands to march… Read More »

US assembles missile defense in South Korea amid street protests

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TV images showed local protesters hurling water bottles and police trying to block… By ASIA TIMES AND REUTERS The US military started moving parts of the controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system to a site in South Korea on Wednesday amid… Television footage showed military trailers carrying what appeared to be launch canisters being driven into the planned THAAD battery site, about 250… US assembles missile… Read More »

Humor, sarcasm at Hungarian anti-govt protest in Budapest

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BUDAPEST — Thousands of Hungarians are attending a “peace march for the government, for Russia and against everything else” organized by the… PhilStarGlobal Associated Press Υesterday’s protest is a sarcastic take on current events in Hungary, like the government’s close ties to Russia and its campaign against the pro-migration policies of… The government’s battle with Soros has resulted in legislation that could shut down the Soros-founded Central… Humor, sarcasm at… Read More »

Germany AfD: Protesters and police clash as right-wingers meet

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There have been violent scenes in Cologne, Germany as left-wing protesters demonstrated against the Alternative for Germany (AfD)… BBC The populist and anti-Islam AfD is holding a conference in the city as they seek to choose a new co-leader ahead of general elections this… Some 4,000 officers were dispatched to hold back protesters from the hotel where the meeting is taking… Germany AfD: Protesters… Read More »

Venezuela opposition plans silent marches and sit-ins after deaths

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Venezuela’s energized opposition is planning sit-ins on roads, silent marches in white to commemorate the dead and other nontraditional protests as it… Hurriyet Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of the South American country again April 20 to demand elections and denounce what… They were met by curtains of tear gas and rubber bullets as they tried to… Venezuela opposition plans… Read More »

Why We Are on Hunger Strike in Israel’s Prisons

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HADARIM PRISON, Israel — Having spent the last 15 years in an Israeli prison, I have been both a witness to and a victim of Israel’s illegal system of mass arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian… Marwan Barghouti The New York Times After exhausting all other options, I decided there was no choice but to resist these abuses by going on a… Some 1,000 Palestinian prisoners have decided to take part in… Why We Are… Read More »

Birmingham woman standing in defiance of EDL protester goes viral

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Photograph of young woman becomes symbol of city standing up to far-right group English Defence League during… Frances Perraudin North of England reporter The Guardian A photograph showing a young woman smiling bemusedly at an incensed English Defence League protester has… The image, which has been shared thousands of times on social media, was captured during a demonstration by the… Birmingham woman standing… Read More »

Egyptians respond to ISIS church bombings: ‘Your terrorism brings us together’

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Egyptians of different faiths rallied together on Sunday in defiance of ISIS, after the group claimed responsibility for two Coptic Christian church bombings hundreds… Emanuella Grinberg and Sarah Sirgany CNN The attacks left at least 43 dead and dozens more injured, amid grim scenes of hollowed-out churches, with body parts and… Outraged Egyptians posted messages of solidarity with members of the… Egyptians respond to… Read More »

Protests with many participants and unified message most likely to influence politicians

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WASHINGTON, DC, March 29, 2017 — Protests that bring many people to the streets who agree among themselves and have a single message are most likely to influence elected officials… American Sociological Association Eurek Alert “We found that features of a protest can alter the calculations of politicians and how they view an issue,” said Ruud Wouters, an assistant professor of political communication and journalism at… Protests with many… Read More »

Stop the political point-scoring and take human rights seriously

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Are Turkey, Germany and the Netherlands crying wolf on human rights? Başak Çalı Euractiv There’s a legal route for countries that take human rights seriously, writes Başak Çalı. March saw unusually… Stop the political… Read More »

You can’t compromise on civil rights. But North Carolina just did.

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At a local coffeehouse in this small town Thursday morning, most patrons’ minds were on House Bill 2 — the state’s infamous “bathroom bill” that prevents transgender people from using the… Steven Petrow The Washington Post An important deadline was about to expire: The NCAA had threatened to remove all championship basketball games from the state through 2022 if H.B. 2 was not repealed by Thursday. Because the political… You can’t compromise… Read More »

Russia’s new protest generation

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In Russia a new generation of discontented youth has come of age. Roman Dobrokhotov Al Jazeera News Last Sunday mass demonstrations took place in almost 100 Russian cities. They were the… Russia’s new protest… Read More »

How the rubber ducky became a potent protest symbol

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Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic was in Moscow when protesters carrying images of a yellow rubber duck marched against top-level corruption. Leonid Bershidsky Brisbane Times What he saw was a global ducky conspiracy. “I don’t believe… How the rubber… Read More »