U.N. Recognizes Palestine as State; U.S. & Israel Set To Ignore U.N.
At the time of this taping, it appears that The Palestinians are certain to win U.N. recognition as a state and as the Guardian’s Ian Black commented, “No one involved in the frenetic diplomacy surrounding Thursday’s decision can be unaware that it was on that day in 1947 that the fledgling world body voted to partition the Holy Land into Jewish and Arab states. The timing was deliberately chosen by Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, because of that echo.”
Crowds of students have taken to the streets of London, protesting against rising university fees and the loss of financial support. It’s the second anniversary of huge demonstrations caused by the trebling of tuition fees.
The anti-austerity march of November 24 2012 will give people the chance to tell the Government that it’s time to change the economic direction. By Michael O’Reilly. There were around 15,000 people.
Austerity is costing jobs.
When the Government published their Medium Term Fiscal Statement last week, they all but admitted that their employment policy will fail. When they took office the unemployment rate was 14.2%. Now they accept that the unemployment rate by 2015 will be 13%. In other words, the Government admits that the unemployment rate will hardly change while they are in office. This is a devastating admission.
Since the crisis began, Ireland has suffered one of the worst collapses in employment of any EU-15 country. We are up there with Spain and Greece. While the numbers at work in Ireland have fallen by over 15%, the Eurozone average is less than 2%.
Seriously, Finland? We understand that Internet piracy is a problem, but this is just too much. Police raided the home of a nine-year-old girl and confiscated her laptop — her Winnie the Pooh laptop – because she was accused of downloading one song off The Pirate Bay. That really happened. We all live in this world now.
Back in the spring of this year, the parents of the little girl were told their Internet connection had been used in an act of online piracy. Their daughter had come across a song she was searching for on The Pirate Bay and downloaded it. She later bought the album. The family was told to pay 600 euros for the incident and sign a non-disclosure agreement, but they refused at the time. On Tuesday, things got real when Finnish police showed up at their door with a search warrant, and took their daughter’s Winnie the Pooh laptop.
This short documentary looks at the current social crisis in Greece, the growth of alternative economies, general strikes, and the rise of the anti-fascist movement in response to violent attacks by the far-right. After six years of recession, the situation in Greece is growing increasingly dark. As the unemployment rate continues to rise and salaries continue to drop, the country has descended into an increasingly unpredictable situation.
Banging on pots, tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Argentina to protest against a possible constitutional amendment that would allow a third term for President Cristina Kirchner.
September 13th, 2012, almost 2 million Argentinians went out on the streets of their beloved country – thanks to social network campaigns – to protest against the corrupt government which is threatening people’s rights and freedom.
On the 16th of July 2012 over four thousand Queenslanders swarmed down George Street to rally outside Parliament House and protest the government’s job cuts. They had a clear message, “public services are worth fighting for.