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Brazil protests: some background

All last week, major Brazilian cities were the sites of massive youth protests.

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Brazil protests continue with 50,000-strong cathedral rally

Tens of thousands of people filled the streets of Sao Paulo again on Tuesday night.

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Labor a big part of protests in 77 Turkish cities

The Istanbul Gezi Park protests have been coordinated by a broad coalition called "Taksim Solidarity," which is composed of 117 different constituent groups, including trade unions.

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Trade unions join Turkey protests

Turkish trade unionists have piled into anti-government protests, marching into Istanbul's Taksim Square banging drums and waving banners.

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Indigenous protesters killed in Guatemala

The protesters were met by elements of the armed forces and the National Civil Police, who, evidently ordered to disperse them, opened fire, resulting in the deaths and injuries.

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Quebec students continue strike vs. tuition hike

Student leaders vowed to continue their campaign of peaceful protest, dubbed by some as the "Maple Spring."

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Rally counters far right in Denmark

Five thousand people rallied in support of tolerance and diversity in Aarhus, Denmark, on March 31.

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Eurozone chiefs rage at Greek PM, global unions demand Robin Hood tax

The Greek people and eurozone leaders both seem to be furious at Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou's referendum announcement.

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Chilean communists take a hit as protests mount

A group of 50 self proclaimed, "rebel students" on September 12 attacked the Santiago offices of the Chilean Communist Party's (CP) Central Committee.

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French nuclear site rocked by explosion

On September 12, an explosion at Marcoule, a nuclear facility in southern France, killed one person and injured four.

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