Massive protests continue in Brazil

Brazil: 300,000 protest in Rio Hundreds of thousands demonstrate across the country despite U-turn over transport fare increases which sparked the unrest Jonathan Watts, The Guardian, Thursday 20 June 2013 Brazil’s biggest protests in two decades intensified on Thursday as 300,000 people took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro and hundreds of thousands more […]

Vice Report on Turkey Uprising

EGYPT: The politics of violence

With a covered face and a rock in hand, one protester taking part in the ongoing clashes with the police at Qasr al-Nil Bridge knew the drill too well, after two years of periodic clashes.

Egypt president declares state of emergency in 3 provinces

The Associated Press, Jan 27, 2013 Egypt’s president declared a state of emergency and curfew in three Suez Canal provinces hit hardest by a weekend wave of unrest that left more than 50 dead, using tactics of the ousted regime to get a grip on discontent over his Islamist policies and the slow pace of […]

Occupy Wall Street anniversary marred by arrests and weakening support

Activists determined to mark one-year landmark but tension with police and divided opinion give the day a sense of deja vu Adam Gabbatt, guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 18 September 2012 Occupy Wall Street’s one-year anniversary began with early morning protests at New York’s financial centre, but the demonstrations were marred by numerous arrests as activists marched around […]