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NYC Police Arrest Wall Street Protesters

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Police in New York City have arrested several Occupy Wall Street protesters who were marching down the streets of the financial district. The march and arrests came after the protesters learned early Friday that they would be allowed to stay in the park where they are camped, instead of having to clear out the area […]

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Owners of Wall Street-Area Park Calls Off Plans to Clean Protest Site

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The deputy mayor of New York says officials have postponed the planned clean up of a financial district park where Occupy Wall Street protesters have been camped for a month. The protesters had earlier been told to leave privately-owned Zucotti Park by early Friday morning so the owners could clean the area, which they say […]

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NYC Demonstrators Vow to Resist Order to Leave Protest Site

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street protest movement in New York City are facing an early Friday morning deadline to end their sit-in at a privately-owned park near the city’s financial district, setting up a potential showdown with authorities. The company that owns Zucotti Park, which is open to the public 24 hours a day, […]

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Protesters Arrested at US Capitol; Fear Eviction in NY

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Capitol police said they have arrested eight anti-war protesters after they interrupted the U.S. defense secretary during a hearing in Washington, the latest in a series of demonstrations and sit-ins that have gripped cities across America. Police said seven protesters were charged with disruption of Congress. An eighth was charged with simple assault after the […]

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EU Calls for Appeals for Jailed Azerbaijan Protesters

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union’s foreign affairs chief has called on Azerbaijan to provide a “fair and transparent” appeal process for 13 activists jailed for participating in an unauthorized pro-democracy protest. In a statement Wednesday, Catherine Ashton said she reiterates the importance the EU attaches to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression. She said the EU […]

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Azerbaijan Opposition Activists Jailed Over Protest

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced four opposition activists to jail terms ranging from 18 months to three years, in the latest convictions resulting from an unauthorized pro-democracy protest. The men were sentenced Monday for their alleged roles in an April demonstration in Baku inspired by the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. The […]

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Hundreds of Anti-Wall Street Activists Protest in Washington

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of activists have rallied in Washington to protest corporate greed and economic inequality, joining a movement than began in New York last month and has spread to several major U.S. cities. The activists gathered Thursday in Washington’s Freedom Plaza and marched to the White House, expressing a variety of demands, including economic reforms and […]

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Greek Workers Strike Against Austerity Measures

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Greek workers walked off their jobs Wednesday, shutting down public services in a massive protest against government austerity measures aimed at securing more international aid for the debt-ridden country. The 24-hour strike called by Greece’s two major unions shut schools, courts, local and national governmental operations, and forced the cancellation of more than […]

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Greek Workers Strike Against Austerity Measures

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Greek workers walked off their jobs Wednesday, shutting down public services in a massive protest against the government’s austerity measures aimed at securing more international aid for the debt-ridden country. The 24-hour strike called by Greece’s two major unions shut schools, courts, local and national governmental operations, and forced the cancellation of more […]

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Greek Workers Strike Against Austerity Measures

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Government workers walked off their jobs in Greece Wednesday for a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures designed to help the government obtain more bailout loans. The strike closed schools and other government services, and airlines cancelled flights when air traffic controllers joined the work stoppage. A Greek terrorist trial has been postponed until October […]

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