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Hong Kong protests escalate as police use force

Protests Hong Kong

Hong Kong police have fired repeated volleys of tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protests and baton-charged the crowd blocking a key road in the government district after official warnings against illegal demonstrations. Student groups are spearheading a civil disobedience campaign along with democracy activists to pressure Beijing into granting full democracy to Hong Kong. The city’s central district descended into ... Read More »

Israel begins shutdown of its embassies worldwide

Israeli embassy

Employees of Israel’s Foreign Ministry went on an all-out strike Sunday for the first time in the country’s history over a dispute surrounding workers’ salaries and conditions. The dispute has been going on for nearly two years. Seven months of negotiations ended on March 4, when workers rejected a proposal by the Finance Ministry. Israeli ambassadors abroad will not go ... Read More »

Australia’s police state expands

Australian police TSA

The Australian state of Victoria’s parliament passed a bill giving police power to suppress protests, including ordering a rally to move on based on a suspicion that it may turn violent. Opponents call the powers excessive and undemocratic. The Summary Offences and Sentencing Amendment Bill passed through the upper house of the Victorian parliament on Wednesday morning. It will give ... Read More »

Ukrainian capital Kiev burning to the ground

Ukraine Kiev

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85WBb9xA9AI[/youtube]   At least 18 people have been killed in Kiev as the Ukrainian capital plunges back into chaos. Rioters have attacked police, seized buildings, torched vehicles, and burned tires. Seven policemen are among the dead, all of whom died from gunshot wounds. Follow RT’s LIVE UPDATES View LIVE FEED from central Kiev At least 11 protesters died ... Read More »

Protesters wreck Obama’s holiday in Hawaii

Obama holiday protest

Dozens of people gathered outside US President Barack Obama’s vacation residence in Hawaii to protest against his policies. The demonstration was organized near the Obamas’ rented house on Saturday, Reuters reported. The administration’s targeted killing program and high military spending were among the issues protested by the demonstrators. The protesters held signs such as “Drones: Unethical and Illegal,” “US Bases ... Read More »

Stop Watching Us rally challenges NSA spying

NSA protest Stop Watching US

Demonstarators carry signs at “Stop Watching Us: A Rally Against Mass Surveillance” march near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 26, 2013. Twelve years after Americans were stripped of their rights in the name of fighting terrorism, thousands have gathered in Washington DC to protest unconstitutional NSA spying programs revealed by Edward Snowden, and call for repeal of the Patriot ... Read More »

Worldwide protest against fracking

France protest Fracking

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO8K61i2tlQ[/youtube]   Activists from 26 countries participated in around 250 protests on Saturday to demonstrate against fracking technologies, which they say contaminate groundwater and hasten climate change. Global Frackdown, an annual event that takes place on October 19, targets fracking – a process used to extract hydrocarbons by pumping pressurized chemicals underground. Hundreds of demonstrators took to the ... Read More »

Anonymous plans ‘Million Mask March’ on Washington Nov 5th

Guy Fawkes

Demonstrators hope that one million masked activists will descend on Washington, DC next month to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day with a mass rally to remind the world “That fairness, justice and freedom are more than just words.” That’s the mission statement of the “Million Mask March,” an event scheduled for November 5 in the nation’s capital that’s being arranged by ... Read More »