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Baltimore Police Condemned on Freddie Gray Anniversary

Baltimore, MD — Families of unarmed Blacks who were slain by police rallied in West Baltimore one year after Freddie Gray died of injuries sustained in police custody. Six families joined protesters to tell stories about family members who had also been killed by police. They marched to the site where Gray had been apprehendedRead More

Mexico: This is How Higa Group Swept the Otomie’s Properties in Xochicuautla

By Gisela Martínez from MÁSDE131 Translation: Alexia Dosal (San Francisco Xochicuautla, State of Mexico, on April 11, 2016). – Gisela runs through the remains, trying to remember where their important papers were: birth certificates, receipts, payroll, the checkbook may appear. The drama increases, not only have they taken his home, but without those papers heRead More

Macedonian Protesters Wreck Presidents Office

Around 3,000 protesters demonstrated today in Skoplje, Republic of Macedonia, against the decision of President Đorgo Ivanov that abolished the criminal investigations against the former Prime Minister and party leader Nikola Gruevski and the members of his cabinet. Some of the protesters broke trough the police barricade and demolished the office of the President. At least a dozen peopleRead More

EU Detains 29 Volunteers for Working with Refugees in Greece

After clashes which started when Macedonian (FYROM) police and soldiers stopped refugees from crossing the Greek/Macedonian (FYROM) border on Sunday, some of the mainstream media are blaming activists who support refugees in Idomeni for inciting refugee protests. It seems that some of the media don’t believe that refugees are people like you and me, and capable of making their own decisions. InRead More

Mexico: Indigenous Land Defenders Attacked by State Police in San Francisco Xochicuautla

Today Mexican state police forcefully entered the village of San Francisco Xochicuatla, attacked indigenous land defenders and destroyed their encampment in order to allow construction of a highway project by Grupo Higa. The project will cut down much of the Otomí forest which belongs to the indigenous people of the area. Conflict in the communityRead More

Democracy Spring Civil Disobedience Action at U.S. Capitol

We walked 140 miles from Philly to DC. Now we sit in to win real democracy for all. Join us: — Democracy Spring (@DemSpring) April 10, 2016 LIVE video feed while available Happening Now Over 1000 in #DemocracySpring plan massive disobedience action at U.S. Capitol — Revolution News (@NewsRevo) April 11, 2016Read More

France: Day of Mass Demonstration Fuels Direct Democracy Movement

France – Once again tens of thousands filled the streets in several french cities on Saturday, against the proposed labor reform and austerity policies of the current government that are increasing inequality to further private interests at the expense of the working class and student populations. In what is now the fourth major set of demonstrations in recent weeks,Read More

International Call for Nuit Debout Solidarity Demos

France -Since massive mobilizations swept the nation on March 31st against proposed Labor legislation, thousands of people have held nightly occupy style public assemblies coined ‘Nuit Debout’ or Night Stand to further a movement that has grown into a full-on rejection of the current systems of governance. With demonstrations on the 31st and then again onRead More

Naples Resists Prime Minister Renzi’s Visit

Italy – Several thousand people took to the streets of Naples to reject the visit of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Renzi is in Naples to discuss plans for redeveloping a former industrial area of the city. Local citizens of Naples are angry that they have been excluded from any decision-making process and perceive the projectRead More

The Systematic Nightmare of Denouncing Threats in Mexico

In light of the new report from Bloomberg Business “How to Hack an Election” regarding digital attacks carried out by Colombian hacker Andrés Sepúlveda in Mexico and due to past and present threats against digital media in Mexico, I am translating the below text written today by Mexican journalist and researcher, Alberto Escorcia from LoQueSigue.Read More

Massive Day of Demos in France to Preserve Labor Rights

#Manif5Avril paris — Alexandra Uzan (@uzan_alexandra) April 5, 2016 About 25,000 students and concerned citizens took to the streets in several French cities again today, to coincide with the National Assembly considering amendments to the highly contested Labor Bill. While the nightly occupy style general assemblies in the Place de la Republic in ParisRead More

Iceland: Prime Minister Resigns due to Panama Papers but Protests Continue

Prime Minister Gunnlaugsson of Iceland resigned today after massive protests flooded Austurvöllur Square in Reykjavik yesterday. The announcement was made after a great deal of confusion following a morning meeting between President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, who returned from a trip to the US due to the crisis, and the PM – where PM Gunnlaugsson askedRead More

22,000 Icelanders Protest Demanding PM Resign

Iceland: An estimated 22,000 protesters demonstrated in Reykjavik’s Austurvöllur Square today demanding PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson resign and calling for snap elections after Gunnlaugsson was named as one of the Power Players in the Panama Papers leaks. The ICIJ (The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) revealed the Icelandic PM and his wife co-owned Wintris Inc,Read More