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Malawian Rights Groups Postpone Protests, Citing Court Challenge

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Malawian rights groups have postponed a nationwide anti-government demonstration scheduled for this week, saying they will wait for the outcome of a legal challenge against their plan. A spokesman for the rights groups, Rogers Newa, told a news conference Tuesday the High Court is considering a petition by government loyalists for an injunction against opposition […]

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Malawi’s President Wants Anti-Government Rallies Cancelled

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Malawi’s president has called on activists to cancel anti-government rallies scheduled for Wednesday. Civil society groups are planning so-called “vigils” to protest what they say is the government’s failure to respond to their concerns. Speaking on state television Sunday, President Bingo wa Mutharika said the events could turn violent. He said organizers should carefully review […]

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Mass Economic Protests Continue in Israel

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets to demand further reforms of the Israeli economic system. Protesters marched in Tel Aviv, and Haifa in the north and Beersheba in the south. The demonstrations began last month when social activists set up a tent camp on an upscale Tel Aviv street to highlight […]

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Mass Economic Protests Continue in Israel

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders of a social protest movement in Israel say mass demonstrations will again be held on Saturday throughout the country to demand further reforms of the Israeli economic system. Activists say demonstrations will be held in Beersheba, Haifa and at least nine smaller cities, in an attempt to express solidarity with protest movements that have […]

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Street Clashes in Chile During Student Protests

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Violence erupted on the streets of Chile’s capital Tuesday as tens of thousands of students staged another protest to demand education reform. Riot police used tear gas and water cannon in Santiago as masked demonstrators hurled objects at them and set vehicles on fire. Police estimated that at least 60,000 people massed in the streets […]

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Corruption Scandals Spark New Clashes in India

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in India’s capital blasted protesters with water cannons and beat them back with batons outside parliament Tuesday as they tried to contain rising outrage over a series of corruption scandals. Thousands of opposition supporters took the streets in New Delhi, while inside the parliament building, opposition lawmakers staged a protest of their own. India’s […]

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Street Clashes in Chile During Student Protests

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of students have clashed with police in Chile during protests over President Sebastian Pinera’s education policies. Authorities used tear gas and water cannon Tuesday in Santiago to disperse the demonstrators, who are demanding education reform. Many students have complained about prohibitively expensive education and difficult university entrance requirements. They also say the system is […]

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Corruption Scandals Spark New Clashes in India

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India’s capital blasted protesters with water cannons and beat them back with batons outside parliament as they try to contain rising outrage over a series of corruption scandals. Thousands of opposition supporters took the streets in New Delhi Tuesday, while inside the parliament building, opposition lawmakers staged a protest of their own. India’s […]

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Anti-China Protest Again Staged in Vietnamese Capital

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 100 people protested Sunday in the Vietnamese capital against Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea — the latest in a string of anti-China protests in Hanoi in the past two months. Witnesses say police allowed flag-waving demonstrators to march, as they filmed the procession and redirected traffic to allow it to […]

Hundreds of Thousands of Israelis Protest High Cost of Living

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of thousands of Israelis rallied in the streets of Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities Saturday night, to protest the country’s high cost of living, and to demand reforms aimed at achieving social justice. Israeli police and media estimated the turnout of the protests at around 300,000 people in Tel Aviv, at least 20,000 […]

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