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Protesting, it's contagious

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posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 04:40 AM
I was bored and decided to see who was protesting where, and this is what I found so far

Pakistanis protest U.S. drone attacks

Thousands of Pakistanis have staged an anti-U.S. demonstration in the port city of Karachi, calling for an end to U.S. drone attacks, and Washington's interference in the region.

Pakistan's largest religious party, the Jamaat-e-Islami, organized the sit-in demonstration in the country's largest city, Karachi, a Press TV correspondent reported.

Israeli carnage in Golan Heights

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights: Israeli troops Sunday battled hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters who tried to burst across Syria’s frontier with the Golan Heights, killing a reported 20 people and wounding scores more in the second outbreak of deadly violence in the border area in less than a month.

Greece---> Biggest anti-memorandum protest in Syntagma square

by (Reuters) , (Athens News Web) "Thieves - hustlers - bankers," read one banner as tens of thousands of people packed the main Syntagma square outside parliament to vent their frustration over rising joblessness as austerity bites, blaming the crisis on political corruption and government incompetence.

Spain protests: 'This has never happened before

Some 25,000 Spanish protesters have defied a government ban and camped out overnight in a square in the capital, Madrid.

The protesters object to the government's economic policies and have occupied the area for the past week.

UK--> Protest march against coalition cuts expected to attract 300,000

Police braced for high numbers in London with 800 coaches and at least 10 trains chartered from around the country

More than a quarter of a million protesters against public sector cuts are expected to flood central London today in the biggest political demonstration for nearly a decade.

Police sources, normally cautious about estimating numbers, said last night they were braced for up to 300,000 people to join the march – far higher than previous forecasts from TUC organisers.

France pension protest numbers in dispute

The BBC's Christian Fraser says initial signs are that the strikes are not as big as expected

French unions have reported turnout of nearly three million people at rallies against pension reform but police figures are much lower.

The CFDT federation said 2.9 million had joined events across France, exceeding the turnout of 2.5 million on 7 September.

Rallies across Italy protest Berlusconi's sex scandal

Thousands of Italians took to the streets in some 200 cities across the country Sunday in protest of Prime Minister's Silvio Berlusconi's alleged behavior toward women.

The largest gathering was in Rome, where organizers said 100,000 people gathered, under the slogan, "If not now, when?" In Milan, organizers estimated that 60,000 people gathered. Protests also took place outside Italy, including marches in Tokyo and Geneva.

Lots of vidoes--> Thousands Participate in Tokyo Anti-Nuclear Protest

The Koenji protest, which apparently was a sort of ad hoc event promoted mostly through Twitter, seems to have drawn more people. Footage of the Koenji protest shows people carrying various handmade signs, with some protesting against nuclear power and others protesting against nuclear weapons. Because of its internet-based call to action, it looks like there are a lot of younger people and some foreigners. There were many weird costumes and it had a festive atmosphere to it.

The Shiba Koen protest, which involved a march in front of the TEPCO headquarters, seemed calmer. It was mainly an anti-nuclear power protest, with many participants carrying the copies of the same signs. The crowd seemed to include a lot of older people, and very few wacky costumes.

Huge protest in Geneva against the “Ban Ki Moon-Darusman report” on Sri Lanka

A massive rally organized by the Sri Lankans living in Europe was held in front of the United Nations (UN) head Office in Geneva, on 2nd June 2011, to protest against the UN Secretary Generals’ advisory panel and the Darusman report. Thousands of Sri Lankans took part in the peaceful demonstration urging to withdraw the report will falsely alleged Sri Lankan government and the Security forces for war crimes.

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Vietnam Protests Organized On Facebook

Global protests organized via Facebook are becoming increasingly common place with the latest protest coming from young Vietnamese Facebook users against China.

As Bloomberg reports, the protests were created to “protest China’s recent actions in the disputed territories in the South China Sea”. While the number of protesters was not mentioned, many sources are stating that the protest amounted to hundreds of individuals. What made this protest notable was that such events are extremely rare in Vietnam. While the protests went of peacefully, it’s a testament to the increasing importance that Facebook is playing in global affairs.

Thousands of Venezuelans protest against U.S. sanctions

CARACAS, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of Venezuelans, including cabinet members and other senior government officials, rallied here Sunday to protest against U.S. sanctions on the South American nation's state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).

The march began in the downtown Catia Square at 11:00 a.m. local time (1530 GMT) and lasted for three hours. Wearing red clothes, the color of the country's ruling party, the protesters chanted the slogan "Venezuela should be respected."

The demonstration was called by the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and government officials were among the protesters, including cabinet members, governors, mayors and leaders of the PSUV.

Pakistan--> PUJ organises rally to protest against brutal killing of Saleem Shahzad

LAHORE: The Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ) organised a protest rally against the killing of Asia Times Online bureau chief Syed Saleem Shahzad, and demanded immediate arrest of those involved in the brutal killing.

Dissident protests demand action on prisoners' status

Dissident republican supporters staged a series of protests across Northern Ireland at the weekend, calling for political prisoner status and for the freeing of prominent activist Marian Price.

Around 200 people gathered outside Maghaberry Prison yesterday waving tricolours, blowing whistles and carrying placards.


Australia government workers hint on protest action in July

Despite progress made in Fair Work Australia, CPSU has warned today that industrial action in some public sector agencies cannot be ruled out from July 1.

According to CPSU National Secretary Nadine Flood, negotiations with the Australian Public Service Commission had made some progress, but that outstanding issues meant that some agencies were heading towards industrial action.

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posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 05:14 AM
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Well layed out thread, protesting is contagious and it is also politically empowering to every day people.

long live protest...!

posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 05:41 AM
Allowing the people the internet was the biggest mistake the governments of the world ever made. Up until then it was easy to keep the wool pulled over everyone's eyes. Now that people are able to find news sources besides their governments state controlled MSM they can really see whats going on and they are getting pissed off.
This says it best.

posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 09:08 AM
great thread I love to see a timeline like this as a sort of begining of our new revolution..

every picture reminds me of the song - Come together Right NOW!

posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 01:08 PM
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Looks like we're making a soundtrack! My vote goes for
Bob Marley - Crazy Baldhead (Live)

or for complete and total awesome see this link for the entire Bob Marley Live! in Concert at The London's Rainbow Theatre
Btw, I love that scene from Network
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