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80% of Catalonians want independence from Spain

Catalonia Spain independence

An overwhelming majority of Catalans have said “yes” to independence and secession from the central Spanish government in Madrid in a highly-anticipated but symbolic referendum poll on Sunday. Some 80.72 percent voted to form a state independent of Spain, Joana Ortega, vice president Catalonia said shortly after midnight, with over …

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Bankrupt Spain to spend €1bn on riot gear

Spain riots

The Spanish government intends to spend nearly 1 billion euro on police riot gear, despite the country’s debt rising by 58 billion euro over the last year. Authorities worry about widespread protests they believe will grip the nation in the autumn. Students chant during a demonstration on the second day …

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Austerity for people, prosperity for Queen

While the Queen plays dress ups with her gophers, the people protest on the streets over a corrupt system that is enslaving them. [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPWqHco5BTY[/youtube]

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Nationwide Spanish protests turn violent (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Spanish police have clashed with protesters who marched against the latest batch of austerity measures. Over a million public employees, trade union members and fed-up citizens have taken to the streets in over 80 Spanish cities. Violence erupted in Madrid around midnight. Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to …

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Thousands of Israelis protest against austerity measures

Tel Aviv protest

Thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets to protest against Tel Aviv’s austerity measures and to demand social justice. The demonstrators, who were angry with the high cost of living, blocked Ayalon Freeway in Tel Aviv late on Saturday. They chanted slogans against Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and …

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Detroit to go bankrupt in less than a month

Motor City Industrial Park

The city of Detroit, facing a serious cash crisis, is set to go bankrupt by the end of this year and would put city workers on furlough unless it strikes a deal with the city council that would bring in $30 million before Dec. 14. Detroit has been in financial …

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Portuguese Army marches against austerity

Thousands of soldiers in civilian dress have marched through Lisbon in protest of the austerity program that’s part and parcel of the country’s 2013 budget. An estimated 10,000 active and retired military personnel rallied against the “unjustified cutbacks,” calling for President Anibal Cavaco Silva to veto the controversial austerity budget …

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Brazil: largest protests in decades as unrest hits second week

Brazil protests

Mass protests continued throughout Brazil on Monday, with hundreds of thousands of demonstrators converging in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, the capital of Brasilia and other cities. Protests initially began last week following a government announcement of an increase in public transportation costs, which brought out students and …

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7,000 police deployed in Greece for Merkel’s visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Greek police are preparing to close down large sections of the Athens to contain protests against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is visiting the city on Tuesday for talks with the country’s Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras. Authorities issued permits for only two of the planned protests. At least 7,000 police …

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Greek unemployment surges to 24.4 per cent

Greek unemployment

GREECE’S unemployment rate surged to 24.4 per cent in June, according to official figures, as protests continued against a massive new austerity package, with police blocking their colleagues from starting work. The Greek Statistical Authority said on Thursday the number of people out of work in June rose by 34,000 …

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House raises debt ceiling to avoid US default…for now

Debt ceiling

The House voted on legislation Wednesday that will raise the debt ceiling for three months and delay a US default. Even though this is just a short term fix, the Obama administration said it supports it. The legislation prevented a devastating default of US debt and payments next month and …

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Chaos in Athens: Greece takes austerity protests to new level

Protest austerity Greece

Demonstrators and police clashed in Athens Wednesday, with tens of thousands gathering to protest in front of the Greek parliament. Demonstrators threw Molotov cocktails, while police used water cannons, tear gas and batons to disperse the crowd. A bus stop and kiosk were set on fire, according to RT correspondent …

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Millions across Europe protest banker induced austerity

Europe austerity protest

Massive anti-austerity strikes and protests swept across Europe as millions took to the streets to express their frustration over rising unemployment and dire economic prospects. Many rallies ended with violent clashes with police. Workers marched in 23 countries across Europe to mark the European Day of Action and Solidarity. General …

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Anti-Austerity Anger: Greeks take to streets

Greece police protest

Thousands have taken to the streets throughout Greece to protest the drastic budget cuts proposed by the government. Minor scuffles with riot police took place in Thessaloniki after some youths set rubbish on fire and burned an EU flag. In Athens some 2,000 pensioners marched through the city to protest …

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Greece agrees to 3rd bailout deal, more austerity

Greece flag tatters

The Greek government announced it has struck an ambitious bailout deal with creditors aimed at securing around €86bn (£61bn) over three years in return for radical economic reforms to be pushed through parliament as early as this week. News of the agreement following a marathon 24-hour negotiating session at Athens’ …

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Day 2: people of Spain unite and occupy criminal government

Thousands of Spaniards have returned to Madrid’s Plaza de Neptune to protest the latest, highly contentious wave of austerity measures, following a violent police crackdown on Tuesday. For the second day running, thousands of demonstrators led by the so-called indignados, or outraged, descended on the square – some 100 meters …

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Anti-austerity & anti-war Jeremy Corbyn elected UK Labour leader

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the British Labour party, in a stunning first-round victory that dwarfed even the mandate for Tony Blair in 1994. Corbyn won with nearly 59.5% of first-preference votes, beating rivals Andy Burnham, who trailed on 19%, and Yvette Cooper who received 17%. The “Blairite” candidate Liz Kendall …

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Anonymous ‘Million Mask March’ goes global

Anonymous mask police

The Million Mask March is heading to the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Thousands of people worldwide joined Million Mask March rallies organized by the amorphous Anonymous movement. Rallies, both peaceful and confrontational, protested austerity, surveillance, corporate greed and corrupt governments. In a mass demonstration of people power, crowds in 450 …

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Massive anti-govt protests grip Spain

Protest spain

People raise their hands and shout slogans as they take part in a protest outside the People’s Party (PP) headquarters in Madrid July 18, 2013. In 30 cities across Spain thousands of people protested government corruption and called for Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s resignation. In solidarity with the demonstrations, hacktivist …

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