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Congressional backing of Venezuela protests raises tough questions

With violent anti-government protests continuing since early February, the idea of Venezuelans "protesting peacefully" reflects media bias.


Right wing playing role in Ukraine protests

For more than two weeks, Ukraine and its capital, Kiev have been the site of large-scale demonstrations against the government of President Victor Yanukovych.


Sudanese rise up against massive price hikes, repression

Sudan's capital, Khartoum, and neighboring Omdurman, as well as Port Sudan and other parts of the country, are being rocked by mass protests and government repression, with the loss of at least 70 lives so far in Khartoum alone.


Agrarian strike in Colombia triggers repression, wider struggle

Angry small farmers are rejecting free trade agreements Colombia signed with the United States, Canada, and the European Union. Rrural people in Colombia are suffering.Eight million Colombians are hungry,


Massive protests in Egypt call for Morsi’s ouster

The Egyptian army has announced that if a solution to the conflict is not found by end of day Wednesday, it may step in and impose one on this nation of 80 million people.


Brazil protests: some background

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


Brazil protests continue with 50,000-strong cathedral rally

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


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.


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.


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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