Posts Tagged ‘Riots’

Human Rights Disaster Unfolding in Libya

Monday, 23 July 2012

‘Nine months after the U.S./NATO-led overthrow of the Muammar Gaddafi government in Libya, the country remains entrenched in violence and disorder; human rights abuses are rampant.

In fact, according to Nasser al-Hawary of the Libyan Observatory for Human Rights, “The human rights situation in Libya now is far worse than under the late dictator Muammar Gaddafi.” (Inter Press Service, July 14) This statement is telling, especially given that its source is a political opponent of the former government.

The National Transition Council, the pro-imperialist governing body in Libya, has been unable to establish any authority over the country. Armed militias, previously employed by the NTC to fight against Gaddafi’s supporters, continue to roam the country, looting villages and engaging in abductions, killings and torture.’

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More Than 100,000 Demand End to Nuclear Power in Japan

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

‘Demonstrator’s crowded into Yoyogi Park on Monday, Japan’s national day and the hottest day of the year, in the largest anti-nuclear rally since the Fukushima disaster 16 months ago.

Noda has come under increasing pressure amid growing public distrust of nuclear power after last year’s Fukushima disaster raised concerns about the safety of atomic power. Last month, Noda ordered the reactivation of the reactors three and four at Oi power plant in western Japan after securing support from the mayor of Oi and the governor of Fukui prefecture, where Oi is located.’

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‘Spain is Rising Up!’ Raging Miners Invade Madrid

July 12, 2012 1 comment

12 July 2012

‘Thousands of Spanish miners and their supporters flooded the streets of Madrid in a second day of mass protests, just hours after the country’s leader announced a nationwide tax hike.

Workers marched up the city’s main avenue, wearing hardhats and carrying walking sticks, to protest outside the Industry Ministry. Many walked for nearly three weeks in the blazing sun before finally reaching Madrid.’

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NYPD Labels People ‘Professional Agitators’ for Filming Police

Monday, 02 July 2012

The New York Police Department apparently classifies individuals who choose to exercise their right to videotape police engaging in their public duties “professional agitators” as revealed by a poster inside the NYPD’s 30th Precinct.

While this is hardly surprising coming from a police department so woefully corrupt that an officer who actually attempted to do his job by exposing rampant, systematic corruption ended up being thrown in a psychiatric ward by his superiors, it is troubling nonetheless.

Let us not forget, the NYPD has also created a social media unit in order to conduct surveillance on various social media outlets, has been busted spying on innocent Muslims, using highly questionable tactics in order to arrest Occupy Wall Street activists and even been shown by a former narcotics detective to be fabricating drug charges to meet quotas.’

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UK Police Join Nationwide Strike

Friday, 11 May 2012 07:07



‘More than 30,000 off-duty police officers in London have joined a massive nationwide strike staged by British public sector workers against the government’s changes to pays and pensions.

Trade unions in Britain have said over 400,000 people took part in the 24-hour UK-wide strike on Thursday 10 May. Furthermore, London’s Metropolitan Police said around 32,000 off-duty police officers joined the striking public servants marching through London. Unions are angry with the government’s pension changes saying that public sector workers are being “robbed” as they will have to pay more and work longer for lower pensions.’

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Riots kicking off around London

Tottenham MP David Lammy says it is “important our community remains calm” after a man was shot dead during an operation by police. A friend of Mark Duggan told Channel 4 News there may be unrest.

Police at the scene of Mark Duggan's shooting.

Officers from Operation Trident – the unit dedicated to dealing with gun crime in the black community – stopped a mini-cab in Ferry Lane on Thursday to carry out the arrest on 29-year-old Mark Duggan.

Two shots were fired by a Specialist Firearms Command Officer (CO19) and an illegal firearm was recovered from inside the car.

Mark Duggan died from gunshot wounds at the scene, and an officer was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure. Investigators recovered a police radio with a bullet lodged in it, suggesting the officer had narrowly avoided being killed.

The police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaint Commission, is investigating and has appealed for witnesses.

John Blake, who says he grew up with Mr Duggan on the nearby Broadwater Farm Estate, toldChannel 4 News the incident has created tension on the estate – the scene of riots in 1985 that led to the death of PC Keith Henry Blakelock.

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Syrian Child Shot in Head by Assad’s Police at Democracy Rally – Jobaa Damascus July 15

Saturday, 16 July 2011 07:16

Belfast riots: More Video of ‘Molotov Cocktail’ Battles in N. Ireland

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Outcasts: Tonight Tens of Thousands of Formerly Middle Class Americans Will Be Sleeping in Their Cars, in Tent Cities or on the Streets

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 08:21

‘Economic despair is beginning to spread rapidly in America.  As you read this, there are millions of American families that are just barely hanging on by their fingernails.  For a growing number of Americans, it has become an all-out battle just to be able to afford to sleep under a roof and put a little bit of food on the table.  Sadly, there are more people than ever that are losing that battle.

Tonight, tens of thousands of formerly middle class Americans will be sleeping in their cars, even though that is illegal in many U.S. cities.  Tens of thousands of others will be sleeping in tent cities or on the streets.  Meanwhile, communities all over America are passing measures that are meant to push tent cities and homeless people out of their areas.  It turns out that once you lose your job and your home in this country you become something of an outcast.  Sadly, the number of “outcasts” is going to continue to grow as the U.S. economy continues to collapse.’

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N Ireland Police Clash with Protesters

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 06:24

‘Crowds, mostly Catholic youth, in Ardoyne area in Belfast dominated by Roman Catholics clashed with the Orange Order, a pro-British Protestant brotherhood whose yearly July 12 demonstrations celebrate 17th-century military triumphs over Catholics, AP reported on Tuesday.

During the confrontations which lasted for several hours, dozens of police officers received minor injuries while trying to control the burning of some cars which the protesters had set ablaze.

Some officers were also injured when crowds of nationalists threw petrol bombs and masonry at them.’

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