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Artic Oil Drilling Halted Because of Protesters

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Scottish oil company was forced to suspend operations on an offshore oil rig near Greenland Saturday after 18 activists climbed aboard the rig. The activists from the group Greenpeace said they want to force Cairn Energy to publish its oil spill response plan. The activists say Arctic oil drilling is dangerous because the freezing […]

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Monks Join Sri Lanka Pension Protest

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Buddhist monks took to the streets of Sri Lanka’s capital on Friday to express solidarity with laborers protesting proposed changes to the government’s pension plan. The monks marched to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s residence, carrying placards and denouncing this week’s government crackdown on demonstrators. Clashes broke out between police and labor union […]

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Protesters Take Over Greek Finance Ministry

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters in Athens have blockaded the Greek Finance Ministry, the scene of the government’s negotiations with international lenders on its latest financial rescue. About 200 protesters from the communist-affiliated PAME union blocked the entrance to the ministry at dawn Friday. They hung a five-story-tall banner calling for a general strike to protest the government’s newest […]

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Sri Lankan Police Chief Resigns After Protest Crackdown

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Sri Lanka’s police chief has quit after taking responsibility for a violent crackdown on a labor protest that left one demonstrator dead and 200 injured. The defense ministry announced police chief Mahinda Balasuriya’s resignation Wednesday saying his decision to step down was due to “displeasure” with the way police conducted themselves. Earlier in the day, […]

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