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Muslim Protesters Call For End To Police Surveillance

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Muslims have held a rally in New York to protest alleged religious profiling in their community by the city’s police department. Demonstrators gathered in lower Manhattan Friday to call on police to stop surveillance of the Muslim community. The city of New York police department was recently accused in an investigative news report […]

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New Protest Sweeps Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Egyptians are demonstrating in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, upset over what they say is an attempt by the country’s military to reinforce its powers. Friday’s rally was called by the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s most organized political group, in reaction to a government proposal to give the military the final say on major policies […]

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Kuwait Protesters Disrupt Parliament

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Dozens of Kuwaiti anti-government protesters on Wednesday forced their way into the country’s parliament and disrupted a debate about efforts to question Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammed al-Ahmad al-Sabah about corruption allegations. Local media said the protesters were among hundreds of people demonstrating outside parliament. Opposition lawmakers have sought to question the prime minister but […]

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Australian Police Arrest 3 “Occupy” Protesters in Melbourne

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Australia have arrested three protesters of the “Occupy Melbourne” movement in a park in the center of the city of Melbourne. Victoria state police arrived to the camp early Wednesday to enforce a city order for the demonstrators to remove their tents and tarpaulins. Demonstrators inspired by New York’s “Occupy Wall Street” movement […]

Tibetan Sets Himself on Fire in Nepal

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan exile set himself on fire in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, Thursday, the latest in a series of self-immolation protests against Chinese policy in Tibet. Police say the man was dressed in monk’s clothing and was wrapped in a Tibetan flag. He chanted “long, live Tibet,” before setting himself on fire. Police say the man’s […]

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Tibetan Sets Himself on Fire in Nepal

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Tibetan exile set himself on fire in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Thursday, the latest in a series of self-immolation protests against Chinese policy in Tibet. Police say the man was dressed in monk’s clothing and had a Tibetan flag wrapped around himself. He chanted “long, live Tibet,” before setting himself on fire. Police say […]

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Korean Protesters Clash With Police Over US Trade Pact

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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The cancelation failed to satisfy the protesters, who say they want the government to re-negotiate the agreement with Washington. Protester Kim Won-yeol said the existing bill should be scrapped completely. The government had been expected to use its majority in the legislature to push through the ratification last week. But it has repeatedly postponed a […]

Japanese Farmers, Fishermen Protest Free Trade Deal

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Japanese farmers and fishermen have rallied in Tokyo to voice opposition to Japan’s proposed participation in an expanded Asia-Pacific free trade organization. Japanese media say more than 100 lawmakers joined Tuesday’s rally, with some 6,000 participants backing a new push to block the government from joining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations without clear reasons […]

White House Protestors Oppose Oil Pipeline Plan

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters formed a human chain around the White House Sunday afternoon to oppose plans for an oil pipeline they say would be bad for the environment. Several thousand protesters linked hands in a big circle around the presidential residence and buildings on either side of it. They called on President Barack Obama, who was away […]

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White House Protestors Oppose Oil Pipeline Plan

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters formed a human chain around the White House Sunday afternoon to oppose plans for an oil pipeline they say would be bad for the environment. Several thousand protesters linked hands in a big circle around the presidential residence and buildings on either side of it. They called on President Barack Obama, who was away […]

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