Rocks, Molotov cocktails fly in Athens in first anti-govt protest

Dozens of protesters clashed with police in central Athens, throwing Molotov cocktails and rocks at the first march against the leftist Syriza party. They’re angry at a deal the party made with EU partners last week to extend an aid program to Greece – leading to accusations the new government is going back on pre-election promises to end the much-hated bailout program.

Polish Farmers Blockade Motorways Across Country

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SOURCE: Land Workers Alliance

This week thousands of Polish family farmers turned out to protest in over 50 locations across the country. Over 150 tractors blockaded the A2 motorway into Warsaw on the 3rd February and hundreds more continue to close major roads and picket government offices in other regions. The farmers are vowing to continue the struggle until the government agrees to enter talks with the unions and commits to addressing what the farmers see as a crisis in Polish agriculture. (more…)

Coming Revolution? Irish hold nationwide protests against water charges

Irish protesters hold a banner during a march in Dublin on January 31, 2015. (AFP photo)

Irish protesters hold a banner during a march in Dublin on January 31, 2015. (AFP photo)

SOURCE: Press TV

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets across Ireland in protest at the introduction of water charges applied under Dublin’s bailout deal with its international creditors following the 2008 financial crisis.

The protest marches were held on Saturday in some 20 cities across Ireland, including the capital, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Waterford and Letterkenny. (more…)

1000s of Hungarians protest PM’s policies, call for ouster

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Protesters hold an EU flag in front of parliament in Budapest downtown on February 1, 2015.

SOURCE: Press TV

Thousands of anti-government demonstrators have poured onto the streets of the Hungarian capital Budapest to protest against Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s policies, demanding the premier’s ouster.

Some 4,000 demonstrators convened outside the parliament building on Sunday for “Spring Comes, Orban Goes” rally. They accused the government of failing to tackle corruption and develop the economy, calling for the ouster of Orban who still has one year left out of his four-year term. (more…)

Two anti-torture protesters arrested at Dick Cheney’s house

Former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney leaves after attending the funeral service of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher at St Paul’s Cathedral, in London April 17, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Olivia Harris

Reuters

Two protesters were arrested at the McLean, Virginia, home of former Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday after 20 demonstrators, some in orange prison jumpsuits, walked onto his property to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison.

The protesters from the anti-war group Code Pink walked up to the house before police arrived and asked them to leave, said Fairfax County police spokesman Roger Henriquez. Two members who refused to go were arrested on trespassing charges, he said. (more…)

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