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France: Riot Police Beat up Striking Firefighters as Media Looks the Other Way

    France: Riot Police Beat up Striking Firefighters as Media Looks the Other Way

Truncheons rain down on fallen protestors as masked, black-clad riot police brutalize firefighters striking in full uniform, looking distinctly similar to their peers in the police, except that they are not carrying weapons. That was the scene that few in the world saw this week, as media largely ignored firefighters joining the months-long nationwide protests…

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Enormous Crowds at Iraq’s Million Man March Tell America to Leave for Good

    Enormous Crowds at Iraq’s Million Man March Tell America to Leave for Good

People from all over Iraq have descended upon its capital Baghdad, heeding the call from influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr for a “million man march” calling for an end to the nearly 17 year-long U.S. occupation of the country. Images from the event show seas of peaceful crowds walking together through the city center. Sayed…

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India Puts Capital on Lockdown as Protests Against Discriminatory Laws Rage on

    India Puts Capital on Lockdown as Protests Against Discriminatory Laws Rage on

The protests against the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Registration Council (NRC) laws continue across India. In response, the government of Narendra Modi has placed the capital Delhi under the National Security Act (NSA); legislation that allows any Indian to be detained for up to a year without charge or access to legal…

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The NED Strikes Again: How Neocon Money is Funding the Hong Kong Protests

    The NED Strikes Again: How Neocon Money is Funding the Hong Kong Protests

 It’s been a summer of unrest in Hong Kong, and the Western mainstream press has been in uproar providing non-stop coverage of what they’ve described as a “pro-democracy movement fighting for freedom” against the repressive Chinese government.  Since March, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets each week, clashing with police and security forces,…

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US Trained Honduran Police Get Medieval as Political Prisoner Edwin Espinal Released

  US Trained Honduran Police Get Medieval as Political Prisoner Edwin Espinal Released

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS — “It’s sad how the United States is supporting this corrupt government,” Honduran political prisoner Edwin Espinal told MintPress News immediately after his release from prison, where he had spent 19 months. Edwin’s case — and the medieval violence to which U.S.-trained police in Honduras tried to subject me — perfectly illustrate the…

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The Yellow Vest Hospital Hoax: I Reported Live From the Scene as It Happened

  The Yellow Vest Hospital Hoax: I Reported Live From the Scene as It Happened

The French government has been forced to shamefully admit that they made totally false accusations that May Day Yellow Vest anti-government protesters tried to break into the Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital in order to “attack”, “assault” and “steal”. Countless mainstream media are just as covered in ignominy for having repeated these untrue claims. I was right there when it happened,…

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Protesters Call on UK to #FreeAssange Outside British Embassy in DC

  Protesters Call on UK to #FreeAssange Outside British Embassy in DC

Demonstrators gathered on Thursday – just hours after the arrest of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange by UK authorities – outside of the British Embassy in Washington D.C. to denounce the unprecedented affront to freedom of the press. Protesters also took the opportunity to highlight the injustice of the jailing of Chelsea Manning over her refusal…

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Sorry Wapo, the Great March of Return Protests Are About More Than Food and Medicine

  Sorry Wapo, the Great March of Return Protests Are About More Than Food and Medicine

The aims of the Great March of Return protests, which began in Gaza on March 30, 2018 are to put an end to the suffocating Israeli siege and implementing the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees who were expelled from their homes and towns in historic Palestine 70 years earlier. But there is much more…

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Sorry WaPo, the Great March of Return Protests Are About More Than Food and Medicine

  Sorry WaPo, the Great March of Return Protests Are About More Than Food and Medicine

The aims of the Great March of Return protests, which began in Gaza on March 30, 2018 are to put an end to the suffocating Israeli siege and implementing the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees who were expelled from their homes and towns in historic Palestine 70 years earlier. But there is much more…

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Mass Rallies in Yemen Denounce Gulf Arab States’ “Betrayal” of Palestine

  Mass Rallies in Yemen Denounce Gulf Arab States’ “Betrayal” of Palestine

SANA’A, YEMEN — Thousands of working-class Yemenis took to the streets across Yemen to denounce what they view as local traitors who sold their homeland to the Saudi-led coalition. They also slammed attempts by Arab states to normalize relations with Israel, calling for total unconditional loyalty to the oppressed Palestinian people and the Palestinian cause.…

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