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Thousands protest in Russian east

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posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 05:01 AM

Thousands protest in Russian east

Several thousand people have held a rally in Russia's Far East, demanding the government resign over the country's growing economic problems.

The protesters in Vladivostok blamed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's cabinet for mismanaging the economy and suppressing political dissent.

The rally - which passed off peacefully - was the first in a series of protests expected in Russia on Saturday.

Other recent protests across Russia have been broken up by the authorities.
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posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 05:01 AM
So here we go.. we are now starting to see a growing pattern. How many other protests are going to be stopped by the authorities? How long do the authorities believe they can hold on for? With the collapse of the Icelandic governmen recently, it would seem that the pot has started to boil over.

There is now a steady stream of reated news items seeping their way into every home. Wether it be through the MSM, the internet or by word of mouth, this news is finally reaching everyones ears.

Is this the turning point? Is this the time for a change towards something far better than the corporate control we have long suffered?

Amongst todays news we can see a few more items of interest.

Thousands of people in Mexico City have protested against what they say is the inadequate response by the government to growing economic problems in Mexico.

The protesters - most of them from rural areas - were angry at President Felipe Calderon's recent move to freeze the price of petrol but not diesel.

They said the costs of running farm machinery had become prohibitive.

Unemployment across the nations that share the euro rose to its highest level in more than two years last month, as more firms laid off staff.

The eurozone unemployment rate totalled 8% in December, according to the latest official European Union data, up from a revised 7.9% in November.

Unemployment was highest in Spain, which recorded a 14.4% figure.

Meanwhile, eurozone inflation fell in January to 1.1%, its lowest level in almost 10 years, from 1.6% in December.

While Spain saw the highest unemployment last month, the lowest was Netherlands on 2.7%, and Austria at 3.9%.

Porsche has become the latest car manufacturer to cut back worker hours amid falling global demand.

Porsche's preliminary results for the six months to the end of January revealed sales had slumped 14% to 3bn euros ($3.9bn; £2.7bn).

The number of cars sold fell 27% to 34,000 in the six-month period. No profit figures were released.

And after seeing these and all the other recent threads here on ATS, I feel sure we are going to be seeing a whole lot more in the coming days and weeks.

Those who wish for change for the better, like Ron Paul, had better be ready, because I cannot see a more opportune moment than now to actually do something that everyone can agree on and will be happy with for the next few hundred years or so. And just for the sake of throwing in the idea, is this the build up to the change that some believe may occur in 2012?
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posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 03:48 PM
A few more for your collection...

Protests in Latvia

Protests in Iceland

Protests in Lithuania

... of course... protests in Davos

Protests in Belarus

Protests in Bulgaria

Ever get the feeling people aren't too happy?

posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 05:01 PM
Thanks for adding to the growing list, cogburn.

There were more protests in Plymouth, Devon, UK today. They were about the BBC not sowing anything related to Gaza. It would seem that people have had enough.

Millions around the world protested against a war in Iraq, nobody listened, except for those who agreed and were powerless to do anything else... maybe thist time the 'stink' will rise above all comprehension and TPTB may have very little choice in the matter... We may be looking at some dark times ahead, but I can only hope t will be worth it.

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