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Archive for February, 2012

Police Attacks “Occupy London”

By • Feb 28th, 2012 • Category: Headline, News & Analysis

St Paul’s protest: Occupy London camp eviction starts Police and bailiffs have moved in to remove protesters from the Occupy London camp at St Paul’s Cathedral. Bailiffs have removed tents and other equipment from the site. There have been no reports of trouble. Occupy London was last week refused permission to appeal against a High […]

Chicago Workers Stop Layoffs After Occupying Their Factory

By • Feb 25th, 2012 • Category: Headline

Workers facing layoffs at a Chicago window factory have declared victory after occupying their plant for 11 hours. Through direct community action, including the support of Occupy Chicago, the workers and their union prevented the California-based Serious Energy company from closing the plant for another 90 days. The workers hope this will give them time […]

Mass rallies against labour reform in Spain

By • Feb 20th, 2012 • Category: News & Analysis

EuroNews: Trade unions organised mass protests across Spain in response to labour reforms announced by the country’s new centre-right government. The largest was in Puerto del Sol in central Madrid. The new laws are aimed at making it easier to lay- off workers and will reduce average salaries. One man said: “I think it’s a […]

Occupy Piccolo! Chicago Communities Occupy School In Protest of Privatization

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

Source: Watch Live: Chicago police have arrived on the scene as of 1:45PM Central Time. Around a dozen people remain inside the school, with a large crowd rallying outside. The occupiers have been holding the school since 5PM yesterday and are still being denied food and medicine by the police. A busload of teachers […]

Iran: Threats, opposition and solidarity

By • Feb 16th, 2012 • Category: Commentaries

In the last few weeks Iranians have woken up every day to news of further military threats and new sanctions. Anyone you contact in Iran will tell you how the constant media ‘analyses’ of if/when the bombing will start is affecting the national psyche, how morale is down, how the current situation is reminiscent of […]

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.

AT&T Atlanta Headquarters Occupied!

By • Feb 14th, 2012 • Category: Headline

Reportedly, 30 arrests have been made inside the building while occupiers have set up a camp outside. This is in response to 740 layoffs that have just been announced in spite of revenues of $126.7 billion and a CEO that made over $27 million last year. Watch live streaming video from occupyatlanta at

(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 […]