Ukraine FM says ready to fight Russia

Friday, 25 April 2014 In the wake of an attack on the protest city of Slovyansk, Ukrainian interim Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia suggested that not only was Ukraine not being deterred by the threat of Russian intervention to protect the protesters, but is actually planning to “confront Russia” militarily. “The Ukrainian people and Ukrainian army…

Riots erupt on streets of Istanbul after Turkish government clamps down on internet – Opponents say sweeping new powers are effort to hush-up corruption scandal

Protestors are angry over far-reaching government powers to block web pages ‘within hours’ The demonstrators threw stones and set off fireworks after riot police fired water cannons Prime Minister says new powers have been introduced to protect privacy, not stifle criticism By Sam Webb UPDATED:          13:46 EST, 9 February 2014   Police fired water cannon…

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…

Amnesty accuses Turkey of abuse on ‘massive scale’

  Human rights widely violated in Gezi Park crackdown 02 October, 20:22 (ANSAmed) – ANKARA – Amnesty International released a report Wednesday accusing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government of turning a blind eye to killings, torture, sexual abuse and persecution during the ‘brutal’ crackdown on Gezi Park protestors. The London-based organisation said human rights…

Turkish protesters control Istanbul square after two days of clashes: While Citizens Protest Turkish media Media Airs Cooking Shows

Demonstrations pose biggest challenge yet to prime minister and expose government influence over media Constanze Letsch in Istanbul guardian.co.uk,   Sunday 2 June 2013 12.30 EDT Turkish protesters gather in Taksim Square, Istanbul, on Sunday. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images Turkish protesters controlled Istanbul’s main square again on Sunday after two days of violent clashes with rampaging riot…

Spain protesters accuse EU of servility to markets

16   Mar    2013 MADRID (AFP) Thousands of protesters marched Saturday in Madrid and other cities in Spain against European Union leaders’ handling of the financial crisis, condemning “an EU that belongs to the markets”. The marches, organised by Spain’s “indignados” protest movement, came after Cyprus announced it would dip into its citizens’ bank accounts to…

Violent scenes outside Athens parliament as tens of thousands hold austerity protest

• Petrol bombs and teargas at Syntagma • Heavy selloff as Dow falls 345 points after Obama victory Graeme Wearden guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 7 November 2012 14.14 EST Protesters hold a banner reading “Let the capitalists pay for the crisis” during a demo in front of the parliament in Athens tonight. Photograph: Petros Giannakouris/AP   Latest…