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40 Country GMO Protest Underway

Activists around the world are gearing up for a weekend of rallies to protest Monsanto, the biotechnology giant accused of genetically engineering agriculture and food while turning a blind eye to their potentially deadly health ramifications.

Organized by the ‘March Against Monsanto’ movement, an estimated 200,000 activists will


Orthodox Jews Resist Israeli Army Enlistment

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews have taken to the streets of Jerusalem in protest over plans by the Israeli government to enlist them in the military. Many are currently exempt on religious grounds.

Police said between 15,000 to 20,000 protesters gathered outside the army recruiting office in Jerusalem, with some throwing


Russians Protest Banning of Adoption of its Children by Americans

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Russians protest adoption ban

MOSCOW – Thousands of Russians marched on Sunday in condemnation of the Russian Parliament’s move to ban adoption of Russian children by American families, an event dubbed a “March Against Scoundrels,” where participants chanted, “Take your hands off children,” and carried posters showing the faces of lawmakers stamped with


Moscow: Huge Putin Protest

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MOSCOW — Thousands of opposition supporters gathered Saturday in central Moscow for an unauthorized rally to mark a year of a wave of massive protests against Vladimir Putin and the government.

The turnout was far smaller than the tens of thousands who filled Moscow streets in protests that erupted after fraud-plagued


Egypt Falling Deeper into Political Turmoil


CAIRO — Supporters and opponents of Egyptian leader Mohammed Morsi fought with rocks, firebombs and sticks outside the presidential palace in Cairo on Wednesday in large-scale clashes that marked the worst violence of a deepening crisis over the disputed constitution.

Protesters opposed to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi evacuate and injured fellow protester during clashes


China: Massive Surveillance Grid Used to Stop Self Immolation’s


Protest in China

Officials at the 18th party Congress claimed yesterday that the ‘Skynet’ network has divided the region into a closely monitored grid and that teams of security personnel can be mobilised within two minutes to put an end to the suicide attempts.

Six Tibetans have doused themselves with petrol and set


French Activists Protest Muslim Immigration

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People hold a banner reading: ‘islamic fascism shall not pass” during a demonstration in Paris, Saturday Nov.10, 2012. France is home to Western Europe’s largest population of Muslims, estimated to be at least 5 million even though the government does not provide official figures. Many have family roots in former French colonies in northern


Eurozone in Shambles


People from Spain’s troubled Basque country and Navarra province march against austerity measures today.

Photos Of The Giant Protests Rocking Greece And Spain

Discontent in Spain and Greece is rising.

Greece’s two largest labor unions went on strike today, disrupting flight and train services and forcing hospitals to depend on


Extra Troops Deployed as Protests Erupt

Protesting in Karachi

Conceding that angry protests are likely to continue for days, the US defense department has sent extra troops to protect “personnel and property” at America’s diplomatic outposts across the Muslim world.

The deployment was revealed as the Obama administration ordered an evacuation of all but emergency staff from Tunisia and


Fierce Anti-American Protests Rage Over Insulting Film

Shite Muslim supporters of the Imamia Student Organization shout slogans as they burn a U.S. flag during an anti-American demonstration in Peshawar on Friday, September 14, 2012. Protesters condemned a film produced in the U.S. that insulted Prophet Mohammad.

BENGHAZI—The head of Libya’s new national congress has blamed al Qaeda-linked militants for planning


Japanese Protest Continued Nuclear Power

Thousands of people formed “a human chain” around Japan’s parliament complex Sunday to demand the government abandon nuclear power — the latest in a series of peaceful demonstrations here that are on a scale not seen for decades.

Also Sunday, voters went to the polls in a closely watched regional election for governor in


Spain: Million People Protest in 80 Cities

At least 15 people have been arrested and around 40 injured in central Madrid after police used force to disperse hundreds of thousands of angry protesters that flooded the streets in outrage against the country’s latest austerity package.

­Over a million public employees, trade union members and fed-up citizens have taken to the streets


Chalk-Drawing Demonstration Brings Clash in LA

Two police officers were hurt in downtown (protesters were also hurt) Los Angeles late Thursday in a clash between police and Occupy L.A. protesters.

The unrest prompted a Los Angeles Police Department tactical alert that sent hundreds of officer streaming into downtown.

The problems appeared to have stemmed from


Is Russia Backstepping to Soviet Era

The Russian-language edition of community-sourced online encyclopedia Wikipedia has made itself temporarily unavailable to users to protest proposed amendments to the Russian information law. appeared on July 10 with a black slash across its main page that said: “Imagine a world without free knowledge.”

The website says the amendments to be discussed in


Protesting Blocked in Alaskan Oil Drilling Area

The United States Coast Guard will establish and enforce “a 500-meter safety zone” around the Shell Oil Company’s drilling vessel Noble Discoverer as it drills exploratory offshore wells in the sensitive Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska beginning this July.

US Coast Guard ice-breaker in the Beaufort Sea.

The USCG has


Canada’s Emergency Legislation Over Student Protest

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MONTREAL — Facing the most sustained student protests in Canadian history, Quebec’s provincial government introduced emergency legislation Thursday that would shut some universities and impose harsh fines on pickets blocking students from attending classes as the government looked to end three months of demonstrations against university tuition hikes.

Hundreds of protesters


New “Occupy” Rules Raising Concern

The government says the anti-protest bill was just a small tweak of the existing law. Don’t believe it…

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In post-Occupy America, it’s often hard to know whether new citizen protest laws signal the end of free speech or a mere tweak of the machine. That looks to be the case


Student Protest Declared Illegal in Montreal

Montreal police declared a march by protesting students illegal, less than an hour after the demonstration began Thursday night.

About 200 students left Parc Emilie-Gamelin at about 9 p.m. Thursday in the latest protest against Quebec’s planned tuition hikes. The protesters quickly encountered police barricades, and police said projectiles were thrown at officers.



Evidence Confirms Brutal Crackdown on Occupy Movement

Newly-Released Documents Confirm that the Department of Homeland Security and Other Federal Agencies Coordinated Violent Crackdown on Protesters

We’ve previously reported that the Feds have coordinated the brutal crackdown on the Occupy protests.

Friday, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund received


Iris Scanning of Occupy Protesters

NYPD Scanning The Irises Of Arrested Occupy Protesters

Posted by JacobSloan on March 20, 2012

There’s no law requiring an iris scan if the police cuff you — it’s just “policy.” From the Village Voice:

But protesters and their legal advisers were surprised yesterday to learn that the size of their bail was


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