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Kazakh Independence Ceremony Turns Deadly

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Independence day celebrations in Kazakhstan have been marred by violence, with clashes that killed at least ten people. The fighting broke out Friday in the western Kazakh city of Zhanaozen, where oil workers — including some fired from their jobs — have been demanding better wages. Kazakhstan Prosecutor General Ashkat Daulbayev told reporters Friday that […]

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Chinese Mourn Protester Who Died in Police Custody

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of residents of a Chinese fishing village turned out Friday to honor a local resident who died in police custody amid a standoff with authorities over disputed land seizures. Reports from Wukan in southern Guangdong province say as many as 7,000 people attended the memorial service for Xue Jinbo, who before his arrest had […]

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West Coast Occupy Protestors Disrupt US, Canadian Ports

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protestors blocked gates at some of the West Coast’s busiest ports in the U.S. and Canada, as part of a nearly three-month-old movement against what they say is corporate greed. Monday’s protests caused a partial shut down of operations at some of the terminals in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. In […]

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Occupy Protestors Target US, Canadian Ports

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protestors blocked gates at some of the West Coast’s busiest ports in the U.S. and Canada, as part of a nearly three-month-old movement against what they say is corporate greed. Monday’s protests caused a partial shut down of operations at some of the terminals in Oakland, California, and Portland, Oregon. In […]

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Occupy Protestors Target US, Canadian Ports

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Anti-Wall Street protestors are trying to shut down West Coast ports in the U.S. and Canada, as part of a nearly three-month-old movement against what they say is corporate greed. The protests Monday are taking place in U.S. cities including Anchorage, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, and Seattle, as well as in the Canadian city […]

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Occupy Protestors Target US, Canadian Ports

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Anti-Wall Street protestors are trying to shut down West Coast ports in the U.S. and Canada, as part of a nearly three-month-old movement against what they say is corporate greed. The protests Monday are taking place in U.S. cities including Anchorage, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, and Seattle, as well as in the Canadian city […]

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More ‘Take Back the Capitol’ Protests Planned in Washington

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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In Washington, a week of demonstrations and rallies nicknamed “Take Back the Capitol” continues Wednesday with a focus on lobbying firms, which represent the world’s most powerful corporations. Police say at least one person was arrested during Tuesday’s protests that organizers say are intended to remind Congress that it represents all Americans. A U.S. Capitol […]

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Protesters in Washington to ‘Take Back the Capitol’

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Police say at least one person has been arrested during protests in Washington that organizers say aim to remind Congress to represent all Americans. A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman told VOA the protester was detained Tuesday afternoon for unlawful entry at the office of a Republican lawmaker, . The spokeswoman said the protester refused to […]

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Protesters in Washington to ‘Take Back the Capitol’

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters from across the United States have gathered on Washington’s National Mall for several days of marches and rallies aimed at congressional leaders and lobbyists. Nicknamed “Take Back the Capitol,” organizers say the event aims to remind Congress to represent all Americans. Those joining this week’s demonstrations include protesters linked to the Occupy movement, which […]

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‘Occupy’ Protesters Arrested in Washington

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Washington, DC have arrested 31 anti-Wall Street protesters after authorities moved in to remove a wooden structure the protesters erected without a permit. Protesters, who have been camped at McPherson Square for weeks, began erecting the frame for a two-story wooden building Saturday. But police informed them Sunday morning they needed a permit […]

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