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Iranian Labor Leader and Journalist Son in Danger in Turkey; Urge UNHCR to Expedite Case, Grant Asylum and Protection

By • Feb 14th, 2012 • Category: News & Analysis

Bina Darabzand, a leading member of the Consistency Committee to Establish Workers’ Organizations in Iran, and his son Oktai, a journalist and blogger, have recently fled Iran due to threats by the Islamic Republic regime against their lives and security. They have sought refugee status in Turkey; however, they remain under pressure from the Turkish authorities to return to Iran. Given the serious and continuing risk to their lives, we urge UNHCR to expedite the processing of their cases, grant them refugee status as a matter of urgency, and quickly facilitate their resettlement to a safe third country.



(48HStrike Updates) Greece and Syntagma square on February 11-12 + Video

By • Feb 13th, 2012 • Category: News & Analysis

  Today, February 12th (03.00 GMT+2), 67 years have been completed since the 1945 Treaty of Varkiza, where the Stalinist KKE (‘Communist Party of Greece’) betrayed armed struggle and thousands of fighters of the Civil War in exchange for its legality in the new regime. How much longer can the people take to the streets […]



Belgian firefighters soak police in protest

By • Feb 11th, 2012 • Category: News & Analysis

Hundreds of Belgian firefighters hose down the prime minister’s office as part of a protest against retirement plans Several hundred Belgian firefighters have broken through police lines in Brussels and hosed down the prime minister’s office in protest at the government’s tougher retirement plans. The firefighters want to keep their early retirement age at 58, […]



Greeks Call for Solidarity in Strikes Against Austerity

By • Feb 11th, 2012 • Category: News & Analysis

by OccupyWallSt Under pressure from creditors, the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, and the EU, the Greek government is forcing through unpopular austerity measures. The Greek Prime Minister threatened to remove any government minister who objected to the policies. Wages are to be cut by more than 20 percent, thousands of civil servants […]



Occupy Coyoacán, Mexico City

By • Feb 9th, 2012 • Category: News & Analysis

SOURCE: OSAG Occupy Coyoacán has a presence in the plaza of Coyoacán, although they are only meeting on Sundays. The Delegational Government (PAN) has boarded up the kiosk to prevent the occupiers from being in possession of the space. At three oclock on Sunday the 5th of February, there was a meeting attended by between […]



WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF OCCUPY MOVEMENT NEWS

By • Feb 9th, 2012 • Category: News & Analysis

#Occupied: Reports From the Front Lines by Jennifer Sacks on Feb 6, 2012 A sea of demonstrators awaits the news that the Indiana state senate has voted the Rust Belt’s first right-to-work legislation into law, February 1, 2012. This week in Occupy, the fallout from #J28 continued, Chicago and Charlotte enacted legislation in an attempt […]



OccupyWallSt: Regime Change In Oakland

By • Feb 2nd, 2012 • Category: Headline, News & Analysis

On Saturday, January 28, thousands of parents, families and engaged citizens gathered together to open a community center in the heart of downtown Oakland. The Police, under orders from Mayor Quan, responded to this peaceful demonstration of direct democracy and community building by arresting around 400 people. Hundreds more were injured when an army of […]



US police arrest 7 Charlotte protesters

By • Jan 31st, 2012 • Category: News & Analysis

By: Occupy Wall St. Police in the US city of Charlotte have arrested seven Occupy protesters and dismantled their encampment as part of a new effort by authorities to disband the nationwide movement. Protesters chanted “shame!” and “Arrest us”! We’ll multiply” as the police moved into the camp site on Monday afternoon. Charlotte Police Captain […]



Deadly Conflict over Canadian Mine in Oaxaca

By • Jan 22nd, 2012 • Category: News & Analysis

source: OSAG San José del Progreso, Oaxaca. In the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca one person was killed and another injured during a confrontation between mining opponents and police on January 18th. The middle aged farmer and a woman in her twenties – both indigenous Zapotecs – were among a group of villagers trying to […]



A message from Occupy Stockholm

By • Jan 19th, 2012 • Category: News & Analysis

In many cities around the world the Occupy movement has decided to demonstrate in front of Egyptian embassies and consulates the 25th of January, requiring the Egyptian military authorities to immediately stop their shameful acts of brutality against peaceful protesters