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international protests currently going on...

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Chile Protest Photos
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Riot police battled high school and university students in the streets of Chile's capital Thursday, firing water cannons and tear gas and using officers on horseback to break up flaming barricades. Police detained 552 students and at least 14 police officers and two young people were injured.

Tent Cities Are Springing Up All Over Israel
A selection of the slogans gives an impression:

We want a welfare state!

Fighting for the home!

Justice, not charity!

If the government is against the people, the people are against the government!

Bibi, this is not the US Congress, you will not buy us with empty words!

If you don t join our war, we shall not fight your wars!

Give us our state back!

Three partners with three salaries cannot pay for three rooms!

The answer to privatization: revolution!

We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, we are slaves to Bibi in Israel!

I have no other homeland!

Bibi, go home, we'll pay for the gas!

Overthrow swinish capitalism!

Be practical, demand the impossible!

WHAT IS missing in this array of slogans? Of course: the occupation, the settlements, the huge expenditure on the military.

This is by design. The organizers, anonymous young men and women mainly women are very determined not to be branded as leftists . They know that bringing up the occupation would provide Netanyahu with an easy weapon, split the tent-dwellers and derail the protests.

We in the peace movement know and respect this. All of us are exercising strenuous self-restraint, so that Netanyahu will not succeed in marginalizing the movement and depicting it as a plot to overthrow the right-wing government.
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protest occurred on Saturday 6 August 2011

Tottenham in flames as riot follows protest

Two police cars, a bus and ­several shops were attacked and set ablaze in north London on Saturday night as violence and looting erupted following a protest demanding "justice" over a fatal police shooting.

Officers on horseback and others in riot gear clashed with hundreds of ­rioters armed with makeshift missiles in the centre of Tottenham after Mark Duggan, 29, a father of four, was killed on Thursday.

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Thailand’s Moment of Truth: A Secret History of 21st Century Siam

Andrew MacGregor Marshall, a longtime Reuters reporter based in Thailand, resigned and forfeited his ability to enter the country in order to report on the revelations about the Thai royal family and military contained within the Wikileaks “Cablegate” dump.

Thailand has the world’s harshest lèse majesté law. Any insult to Bhumibol, Queen Sirikit or their son Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, is punishable by three to 15 years in jail.

The cables reveal a toxic power struggle between elected officials, the military, and the monarchy, with the huge shadow of exiled telecommunications billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra looming over the country’s post-King Bhumibol future.

Thailand’s Moment of Truth: A Secret History of 21st Century Siam - PDF

Interview with Andrew Marshall

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The riots in Tottenham are still going (3 days about)

Tottenham Protest and Riot Photos


British police officers charge rioters, during riots in Hackney, east London, Monday Aug. 8, 2011. Youths set fire to shops and vehicles in a host of areas of London _ which will host next summer's Olympic Games _ and clashed with police in the nation's central city of Birmingham, as authorities struggled to halt groups of rampaging young people. (Lefteris Pitarakis)

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A general view shows Israeli activists during a protest calling for social justice, including lower property prices in Israel, at the southern city of Be'er Sheva August 13, 2011. Reuters

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protests in Israel still going on..
Israel Protest Photos 2

Thousands of Israeli gather to protest against the cost of living in Israel, in a main square in central Tel Aviv, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.

Israelis poured into the streets of the country's three largest cities Saturday night for what protest leaders predicted would be the largest of months of demonstrations against the rising cost of living.

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The protests in Spain keep on going as well..Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.

People gather to demonstrate against the constitution reform, organized by labor unions in Madrid on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.
Angry Spaniards are protesting about their country's economic crisis and against controversial constitutional reform agreed upon between the government and the conservative Popular Party (PP) to limit the public deficit by law. (Arturo Rodriguez)

spain protest

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people are assembling in NY city..

NY city people's assembly [ photos - 18 Sep 2011 ]

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protests still going on..

15 Nov 2011 - Zuccotti Park - New York

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Egyptian protests still going on..Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011

A female protester gestures as she argues with Egyptian riot police officers in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. Egyptian riot police beat protesters and dismantled a small tent city set up to commemorate revolutionary martyrs in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday. (Khalil Hamra)

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