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When James Carroll learned that the U.S. was sending B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf he was swamped by memories of one anti-Vietnam war protest in particular. By James Carroll TomDispatch.com Earlier this month, the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group — the massive aircraft carrier itself with its dozens of warplanes and thousands of […]

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Femen Activist In Topless Protest Against Zelenskiy

April 21, 2019           |                                       

A Femen activist staged a topless protest outside a polling station in Kyiv where candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy had cast his ballot in the April 21 presidential runoff vote. Zelenskiy is a comedic actor who portrays Ukraine’s president on TV but has no real political experience. The woman warned voters that a Zelenskiy presidency could end […]

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The idea of making a different type of seder came about because of my discomfort with a ceremony that in many ways glorifies many unattractive aspects of American Jewish culture and also serves as a justification for the Israeli dispossession and suppression of the Palestinian people and their culture. Passover now appears to me to […]

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Hundreds Starve Themselves for Peace in Turkey

April 4, 2019           |                                       

In the early months of 2019, hundreds of Kurds around the world implemented a hunger strike to protest the ongoing assaults they face at the hands of the Turkish government. An article by Dougie Gerrard for RedPepper explains how Leyla Güven, a member of the Turkish Parliament, started this strike. Güven began starving herself after […]

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Only the Struggle Matters

April 1, 2019           |                                       

PARIS—In the small chapel to the right at the entrance of the neoclassical Church of Saint-Sulpice is a large mural by Eugène Delacroix. The painter, at the end of his career and suffering from the tuberculous laryngitis that would soon kill him, depicted a story from Genesis. “Jacob is travelling with the flocks and other […]

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Comedian Zelenskyy, Incumbent Poroshenko Look Set For Second-Round Showdown In Ukraine Election

April 1, 2019           |                                       

KYIV — Comedian and political newcomer Volodymyr Zelenskyy and incumbent Petro Poroshenko appear headed for a bitter presidential runoff vote in a country battling Russia-backed separatists, Moscow’s seizure of a key chunk of its territory, a sluggish economy, and rampant corruption. Although almost half of the votes are still to be counted from the March […]

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Alexander Gauland publicly supported the protests, while Princess Doris von Sayn-Wittgenstein, patron of the AfD in the Land of Schleswig-Holstein, posted a photograph of herself wearing a yellow vest. James Goddard speaks to supporters after being released from Holborn Police Station. Dominic Lipinski/Press Association. All rights reserved. So-called ‘yellow vest’ movements are now active across […]

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TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris Reports on a protest at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Office in Ottawa, Canada The post “Hands Off Venezuela” Rallies Held in Cities Around the World appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Truck driver in the parking lot for heavy trucks behind the Moscow ring road. Photo: Ilya Pitalev / RIA Novosti. All rights reserved.A widespread strike of grain hauliers in the south of Russia is gaining momentum. Their main grievance is low rates of pay for their work, but they are also protesting against the bribes […]

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Demonstrators inside New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum staged a “die in” and dropped thousands of paper slips designed to look like OxyContin prescriptions Saturday night to protest the facility’s ties to the billionaire Sackler family, which owns Purdue Pharma and has been accused of deliberately fueling the opioid epidemic for profit. “Education facilities at […]

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On Wednesday morning, a group of British activists entered Chelmsford Crown Court, about 30 miles northeast of London, carrying backpacks and tote bags stuffed full. The Stansted 15, as the group has become known, had arrived for a sentencing hearing, and some of them had come prepared to face years in jail. In December, the […]

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French National Assembly passes police state “anti-riot” law targeting protests By Will Morrow 7 February 2019 The French National Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Monday to approve President Emmanuel Macron’s “anti-riot” law, undermining the right to protest and further expanding police powers. The law was first announced in January by Prime Minister Edouard Phillippe in response […]

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