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Brazil: Officer Down

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Massive protests continue in Brazil

Protesters at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia, on June 15, 2013.

Protesters at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia, on June 15, 2013.

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 flooded other cities. The demonstrations came despite the government’s U-turn over public transport fare hikes which sparked the protests over a week ago. Continue Reading »

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Brazil Boiling: Video of clashes as country gripped by protests

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Vice Report on Turkey Uprising

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‘Outrageous’: Critics angered by new law making it illegal to wear a mask at unlawful protests

National Post/Postmedia News, June 1, 2013Mask my identity graphic

OTTAWA – A new change to the Criminal Code that makes it illegal to wear a mask at a protest or riot is likely to be challenged in the courts as limiting freedom of expression, experts say.

The clause makes it a crime for a person to attend an unlawful protest “while wearing a mask or other disguise to conceal their identity without lawful excuse.” Supporters say it is one more tool to help the police maintain order, while civil liberties advocates say it tramples constitutional freedoms. Continue Reading »

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EGYPT: The politics of violence

Protesters looks on as a military armoured personnel carrier smoulders in flames, Cairo, January 2013.

Protesters looks on as a military armoured personnel carrier smoulders in flames, Cairo, January 2013.

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. Continue Reading »