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Thousands of Supporters of Moldova-Romania Reunion Rally in Chisinau

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About 2,000 activists gathered in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau on Sunday to show support of Moldova’s reunification with Romania. The activists carried flags of Romania and the European Union, sang the Romanian anthem and held signs promoting the unification. The rally was organized by several groups headed by the Actiunea 2012 (Action 2012). Between 10,000 and 25,000 people were expected... 

Bailout referendum rallies gather thousands in Athens

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Two rival rallies took place in Athens on Friday. Police estimate that 25,000 came out to support the ‘No’ camp, which calls for the rejection of a new bailout deal with creditors in Sunday’s referendum, while 20,000 gathered to back the “Yes” vote. Greece’s Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, who called the referendum last week to add more weight to his position in talks with creditors, addressed... 

Australian Parliament Slams TPP, Calls it an 'Attack on Internet Freedoms'

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The Australian parliament has issued a harsh verdict on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal currently being negotiated, calling it an “attack [on] internet freedoms” and seriously lacking in oversight, in a report released Monday. The “Blind Agreement” report by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee, criticized the secrecy of the negotiations crafting... 

Greek pensioners protest against austerity deal

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Angry pensioners have hit the streets of the Greek capital, protesting against the reports of a new austerity plan being ushered onto them. It comes as Greece and its lenders debate the nation’s €240 billion debt. Demonstrators say they feel betrayed by Syriza’s measures of the upcoming deal, which, according to AP, suggests increasing the contributions that employees pay for pensions,... 

French taxi drivers clash with police in strike against Uber

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Travelers, whose cars were blocked in traffic, walk along a freeway with their baggage while trying to get to Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris, France, on June 25, 2015. Hundreds of French taxi drivers have set tires ablaze, blocked traffic across the country and clashed with police, declaring an indefinite strike to protest the US online ride-sharing service, UberPOP. On Thursday, roads around... 

The Interests That Power Armenia's 'Electric' Protests

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Armenia’s “Electric Yerevan” protests against a hike in power tariffs coincide with Armenia’s sale of a massive complex of dams to a little-known US company with US government approval. We look at how it could impact US influence in the region. Protests over electricity price hikes in Armenia follow the June 6 privatization of Armenia’s Vorotan Hydroelectric Cascade to... 

Thousands march in Paris to support Greece, condemn EU

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Historically, no country has pushed for a united Europe more than France, but the idea has usually referred to the will of the French elite rather than the average citizens. As Greece is trying to settle a debt deal with international lenders, solidarity feeling with the Greek people is running high among the French who share the same frustrations and resentments towards the European Union. Source  Read More »

Protesters slam Bilderbergers for lack of transparency

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The Bilderberg conference, which bills itself as a “forum for informal discussions” held by the world’s top brass, has drawn fire from protesters gathered near the Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol in Austria, accusing the attendees of corruption and elitism. After a rally on Friday, anti-Bilderberg activists re-emerged on Saturday afternoon to protest what many of them refer to as a gathering of criminals.... 

Hundreds of Britons protest building plan of new Mosque in small town

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Around 200 supporters of far-right groups have descended on Dudley in the Midlands, to protests against plans to build a new mosque in the town. Demonstrators were carrying English flags and chanting patriotic slogans, while police made at least one arrest. Police said that fewer people than expected had turned up to the rally in the town center on Saturday. Some were holding banners reading: “No... 

Furtive Bilderbergers meet amid outcry

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Austrian police officers check cars near the Austrian town of Telfs, the venue of the Bilderberg conference. Protesters have gathered outside the venue of this year’s Bilderberg conference, slamming it as a gathering of criminals. Established in 1954, the Bilderberg conference is an annual meeting of political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and media sectors. On Saturday, large... 

Anti-auterity protesters occupy Greek Finance Ministry

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Greek anti-austerity activists have occupied the Finance Ministry building in the capital, Athens, in protest of new austerity measures dictated by international creditors. The protesters took down the European Union (EU) flag waving over the building and put up a banner with portrays of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras alongside his predecessors, George Papandreou and Antonis Samaras, reading “We... 

Over 2 Million Europeans Sign Petition Against TTIP

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The Self-Organized European Citizens’ Initiative Stop TTIP, the group behind the petition, note that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is “a threat to democracy, the environment, consumers and labor standards.” More than 2 million Europeans have signed a petition against the controversial free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States,... 

North & East EU States Angry About Immigration: "White Race is Threatened"

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The European Union’s plan to resettle refugees and migrants across the entire union led to increasingly anti-migrant and ‘racist’ sentiments among officials and politicians respectively in Northern Europe. As the European Union struggles with migration, northern and eastern members are becoming increasingly wary of issues regarding migration, with politicians increasingly expressing... 

Chilean police clash with student demonstrators

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Students march to protest against the education reform, in the Chilean capital, Santiago, on May 28, 2015. Chilean riot police have clashed with thousands of students protesting against the government’s education policies. Police fired tear gas and used water cannon to disperse the masked protesters, who were attacking them with stones and sticks during a demonstration in the capital, Santiago, on... 

Protest against Monsanto GMO to roll in 38 countries this weekend

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Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in 428 cities are expected to turn out this weekend to protest agribusiness giant Monsanto. The third annual ‘March Against Monsanto’ seeks to highlight the company’s part in control of the food supply. The worldwide protest scheduled for May 23 is a continuation of growing awareness and opposition to industrial agriculture’s increasing... 
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