Is Europe on the verge of a popular uprising?

Europe’s ‘crisis after the crisis’ poses uncertainty in 2014 14 Dec 2013   The question was asked by one of Greece’s most respected newspapers as another year of painful austerity drew to a close. If public anger does explode on the streets, wrote Kathimerini, it will not be provoked by politicians or labour unions, but…

You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even ‘imagine’ overthrowing the Queen

Government admits it mistakenly included a law that threatens to jail for life anyone who has called for the abolition of the monarchy on a list of recently repealed offences John Hall Friday, 13 December 2013 The government has confirmed that republicanism is still punishable by life imprisonment and that it remains illegal to even…

40,000 protest Mexico leader on inauguration anniversary

Monday Dec 02, 2013   |   Agence France Presse A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask takes part in a protest against Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, on the first anniversary of his goverment in Mexico City on December 1, 2013 Credit: Yuri Cortez/AFP Some 40,000 teachers, union members and anarchist activists took to Mexico City’s…

‘Revolution!’ Thousands pour in for pro-EU rally in Ukraine, storm govt buildings

Published time: December 01, 2013 10:09 Thousands of demonstrators chanting ‘Revolution!’ have flocked into ‘Maidan’ square in Kiev despite a court-imposed ban on rallies. The protesters have reportedly taken several government buildings. Follow RT’s LIVE UPDATES on protests in Kiev. Chanting protesters displaced metal barriers that were installed  by police on Independence Square, also known…

Thai PM safely leaves police complex stormed by protesters

Reuters Sunday, Dec 01, 2013 BANGKOK – Anti-government protesters broke into the compound of a police sports club on Sunday where Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had been during the morning, but she was able to leave the premises and went to an undisclosed location, an aide said. In another area of the city, police…

Thai protesters capture army HQ in countrywide anti-government protests

 Edited time: November 29, 2013 11:19                                                                              Image from twitter.com @WassanaNanuam Some 1,500 anti-government protesters in Bangkok have broken into the compound of the Royal Thai Army headquarters in their bid to topple the current government. The largely non-violent action could escalate, police say. “We want to know which side the army stands on,” shouted  one…

Thai capital hit by biggest protests since deadly 2010 unrest

Source: Reuters – Sun, 24 Nov 2013 12:41 PM Author: Reuters   * 100,000 anti-government protesters in Bangkok * Biggest demonstrations since 2010 political violence * Anti-government group plans march on Monday By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK, Nov 24 (Reuters) – About 100,000 anti-government protesters gathered in Thailand’s capital on Sunday, as simmering tensions between…

WikiLeaks publishes secret draft chapter of Trans-Pacific Partnership / ‘would trample over individual rights and free expression’

Treaty negotiated in secret between 12 nations ‘would trample over individual rights and free expression’, says Julian Assange   Alex Hern and Dominic Rushe theguardian.com,              Wednesday 13 November 2013 13.12 EST Demonstrators protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after the May Day rally in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: EPA/Kimimasa Mayama WikiLeaks has released the draft…

Deadly explosions at China Communist party office

At least one person killed and more injured amid several blasts outside building in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province   Jonathan Kaiman in Baotou theguardian.com, Tuesday 5 November 2013 21.26 EST Smoke billows after multiple explosions outside  Communist party offices in Taiyuan, China. Photograph: Liu Guoliang/AP/Xinhua At least one person was killed and eight injured…

Obama administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance / “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy”

News networks buzzed late on Friday as they discovered  what NBC had found: evidence that the Obama administration has known for three  years that the president’s promise simply couldn’t be kept. This example, from  July 19, 2010, hit the Internet five weeks after the IRS published it in the  Federal Register (above) By Lisa Myers…