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Greek Public Servants Strike Against Proposed Austerity Measures

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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A strike in Greece has caused airlines to cancel all commercial flights across Greece. Protesters are continuing demonstrations and work stoppages in a show of displeasure with Athens’ latest austerity plan to avert a Greek debt default. Greek officials expect Wednesday’s strike to impact many public services. Aegean Air said all Wednesday flights have been […]

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Greek Protests to Disrupt Public Services

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A strike in Greece has forced most commercial airlines to cancel flights to and from Athens. Protesters are continuing demonstrations and work stoppages in a show of displeasure with Athens’ latest austerity plan. Greek officials expect Wednesday’s strike to impact many public services. Aegean Air said all Wednesday flights have been cancelled as air traffic […]

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Spanish Teachers, Students, Parents Protest Education Budget Cuts

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of public school teachers in Spain’s central Madrid region were back on strike Tuesday to protest education budget and staff cuts, as the regional government tries to improve its financial situation. The teachers were joined by students and parents as they massed in Madrid’s streets. An initial demonstration September 20 was followed by one-day […]

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Greek Protestors Voice Disapproval of Economic Woes

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Greek protestors took to the streets of Athens Tuesday to show their displeasure with austerity plans for their country. Protestors blocked the entrance to several government buildings, including the Greek finance and labor ministries. Demonstrators said they did not want to lose their jobs or have their pay reduced as a part of expanding austerity […]

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Hundreds Of Anti-Wall Street Protestors Arrested

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Several hundred anti-Wall Street protestors were arrested Saturday evening as they attempted to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrators forced the temporary closure of the bridge as they rallied against what they said was corporate greed, social inequality and other issues. New York police said they arrested some of the protestors […]

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Burmese Protesters Hold Rare Gatherings

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Small groups of democracy activists gathered Monday in Rangoon to mark the fourth anniversary of the so-called Saffron protests. Truckloads of riot police were seen in the city telling people not to assemble, but there were no reports of violence. Dozens of protestors gathered briefly for a prayer vigil in the city, but a planned […]

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Colombian Oil Workers Agree to End Protests

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 1:06 am (UTC-5)
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Colombian oil workers have agreed to stop demonstrations that forced a Canadian company to shut down one quarter of Colombia’s oil production. Pacific Rubiales Energy Company and union officials announced the deal late Wednesday following a meeting with government representatives. Toronto based Pacific says the protests forced it to stop pumping 225,000 barrels of oil […]

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Protests Against Swaziland King Turn Violent

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 2:16 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters and security forces have clashed in Swaziland during a week of planned rallies against longtime ruler King Mswati. In the capital Mbabane Wednesday, police fired tear gas and beat demonstrating university students who had pelted the officers with stones. In the eastern town of Siteke, clashes broke out between police and people who had […]

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Italian, Spanish Workers Protest Austerity Measures

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Workers unions in Spain and Italy organized mass protests Tuesday against tough government measures to overcome their debt crises. In Spain, thousand of anti-government protesters gathered in the capital, Madrid, and other cities, demonstrating against budget cuts and a proposed constitutional reform to cap government spending. Critics say the government plans threaten social programs. Spain’s […]

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High Police Presence in Malawi Despite Protest Cancellation

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police were out in force in Malawi Wednesday despite the postponement of anti-government protests. Extra police roamed the streets of the country’s three main cities, Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu, while many shops and banks remained closed. Witnesses described the mood as tense but quiet. Malawian rights groups had planned to hold rallies Wednesday but on […]

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