Korean railroad workers against privatization

Published on 28 Dec 2013
More than one hundred thousand people (estimated by host) gathered in South Korea’s capital, Seoul, 28th Dec local time to protest against government’s privatization. Dozens of families, Students as well as labors hold a parade. An anti-government rally against privatization, rigged/fraudulent election of the president Park Geun-hye.

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Madrid street cleaners’ in strike second week

Published on 11 Nov 2013
Madrid street cleaners and gardeners protested on Monday against plans by City Hall to lay off over a thousand workers. Demonstrators chanted “they save bankers and sack workers” and “a job is not for sale, it should be defended.” Signs refering to the Madrid’s mayor read “Botella Out.”

Some 6,600 outdoor maintenance workers joined the walk-out last Tuesday (November 5), after three private companies, contracted by Madrid’s city hall, proposed cutting salaries by up to 40 percent and laying off 1,144 people.

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Thousands protest Thaksin Shinawatra amnesty bill

Thousands of people took streets of Bangkok on Wednesday to protest over a controversial amnesty bill which was passed in the lower house of parliament. Under its provision, the blanket amnesty would absolve all parties involved in the political unrest of the last few years and pave a way for the return of deposed ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra who was ousted in a military coup in 2006.

Critics of the bill have taken to the streets since last week to protest what they see as a way for Thaksin to escape his corruption conviction and return from his exile. Since last week the upper house has rejected the bill, sending it back to parliament. Yet protests have continued as the opposition Democrat party has taken advantage of the unrest to call for the resignation of the government which they see as a proxy for Shinawatra.

Wednesday marked the first of a three day period where opposition leaders have called for a programme of civil disobedience where people are asked to skip work and school and come to the gatherings. Since the rejection of the bill by the upper house the numbers at the protests have dropped.

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Thailand amnesty bill sparks more street protests

Published on Nov 5, 2013
Thailand amnesty bill sparks more street protests

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has appealed for public understanding over a controversial political amnesty bill which again sparked street protests on Tuesday.

The bill has passed the lower house and is due to be debated by the Senate next week.

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Massive protest in Bahrain

Thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets of the capital Manama on Tuesday afternoon in a noisy but peaceful anti-government demonstration.

The march left the capital s Salmaniya hospital and moved slowly towards Pearl roundabout monument which has become a rallying point for pro-democracy campaigners during weeks of protests.

Men and women marched separately many waving Bahraini flags and chanting loudly.
The continued demonstrations appear part of a strategy to hold rallies at sensitive locations in Manama while maintaining a round-the-clock protest base in a landmark square in the tiny Gulf kingdom.

Already this week protesters have staged rallies outside the country s parliament the state television government ministries and marched past international banks and hotels as well as foreign embassies.

Shiites who account for about 70 percent of the country s 525-thousand people have long complained of discrimination and other abuses by the Sunni rulers.

The uprising in Bahrain was the first in the Gulf from the reform groundswell across the Arab world. But clashes have since spread to Oman and opposition groups in Saudi Arabia have brought rare challenges to the near-absolute power of the nation s king.

Bahrain s rulers have sought talks with opposition groups to ease the tensions. However they are under pressure from Gulf allies not to offer too many political concessions. Many Sunnis across the region fear that conceding significant power to Bahrain s Shiites could open the door for greater influence by Shiite powerhouse Iran.

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Firemen soak cops in foam protesting cuts in Brussels

Published on 8 Oct 2013
Belgian firemen were protesting against national budget cuts for the fire department in Brussels on Monday. Firemen from all the country gathered in front of Prime Minister’s office with fire trucks and blocked traffic in Brussels’ ring road. They burned tyres in the streets and sprayed water and foam towards police guarding the protest. At some point police officers stood knee-deep in foam on the street. Talks are ongoing on the ministerial level on the new Belgian budget, and firemen are protesting against cuts in their insurance benefits and insufficient staffing

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