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Thai Army deploys troops, threatens protesters with mass arrests

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Thailand’s military junta has sent thousands of police and troops across the capital, Bangkok, in an attempt to prevent expected anti-coup rallies. Deputy police chief Somyot Poompanmoung said on Sunday that nearly 6,000 police and soldiers were being sent to central Bangkok and rapid deployment units are prepared to halt protests that might take place elsewhere. Several malls in the Ratchaprasong... 

Scotland's independence referendum campaign begins

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The campaign for Scotland’s independence referendum has started amid discussions over benefits and costs of breaking away from the United Kingdom. The campaign will last for 16 weeks before the beginning of referendum, which is due to be held on September 18. Four million eligible voters will be asked a Yes/No question, “Should Scotland be an independent country?” According to reports,... 

Christian group gathers signatures to ban abortions in Russia

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A group of Orthodox Christian activists claim that they have gathered 100,000 signatures under a petition seeking to completely ban abortions in Russia, a number enough to make it a valid legislative initiative. In the near future all the documents will be submitted to the authorities and the activists will be waiting for an official reaction to their demands, a member of the Public Chamber, priest... 

Moscow urges Kiev to halt military operations in East Ukraine

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Moscow has urged Kiev to halt its military operations in eastern Ukraine amid reports of civilian casualties during a full-scale assault on pro-Russian protesters there. The Russian Foreign Ministry released a statement urging the Kiev government to stop what Moscow calls Ukraine’s military operations against its own people. The Russian ministry also called on the Organization for Security and Cooperation... 

EU DINOsaurs duck first meteorite

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With the EU in economic decline, voters have demonstrated broad anger at the institutions and their aloof, incompetent stewards, ‘Democrats in Name Only’ (DINOs). However, rest assured, mere voters are not worthy of consideration when the Brussels elite knows better. Back in the good old days, the West used to look smugly at the gerontocracy in the Warsaw pact, where old men did everything within... 

Rise of UKIP spells defeat for Tories and Labour

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British Prime Minister David Cameron “I try not to go to bed too late,” David Cameron once remarked. How late did the prime minister decide to stay awake till on Sunday night, as Ukip triumphed in the Euro elections? Was he up for the humiliating defeat of his fellow Tory Martin Callanan, chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group in the European Parliament? Did he... 

Pope Francis arrives in West Bank amid Israeli protests

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Pope Francis has arrived in the occupied West Bank at the start of a two-day tour to the occupied Palestinian territories amid protests by Israelis opposed to his visit. Upon arrival in the city of Bethlehem on Sunday, the 77-year-old spiritual leader held a meeting with acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas. During the meeting, Abbas blasted the Israeli regime for putting pressure on Christians... 

UKIP ranks more than 30% in Britain - New Poll

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The results of the local elections have been fascinating. It was reasonable to expect that Ukip would do well in the European Parliament ballot (which is yet to be counted), but the fact that so many people chose to vote for the party at council level, too, suggests that the revolt is about more than just our relationship with Brussels. It represents a cry of rage against politics-as-usual, a cry... 

Greek nationalist MEP takes a stand against Monsanto's GMO food

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Konstantinos Daikos, Greek MEP Candidate of the People’s Association – Golden Dawn It’s been several years now since the fate of the seed trade was decided in a massive gathering. The American companies Monsanto and Dupont Pioneer, along with the Swiss Syngenta, today control about 60% of the world’s seed market. On the whole, the 10 biggest corporations in the field control about 80% of... 

Millions of people preparing for worldwide anti-GMO protests

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Over 400 cities worldwide will see millions marching against the US chemical and agricultural company Monsanto in an effort to boycott the use of Genetically Modified Organisms in food production. Marches are planned in 52 countries in addition to some 47 US states that are jointing in the protest. “MAM supports a sustainable food production system. We must act now to stop GMOs and harmful pesticides,”... 

Chilean activist burns $500 million student debt documents

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Chilean artist Francisco Tapia Chilean activist and artist Francisco Tapia, also known as ‘Papas Fritas,’ has stolen and burnt $500 million worth of “pagares,” or debt papers. He then uploaded the video onto social media, claiming he had “freed” students by setting the papers alight. The artist made his claim in a video that went viral on May 12, where he says that debt owed to... 

Thousands of Australian students protest against education cuts

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Thousands of Australian students continue their protest marches against government cuts to higher education. On Wednesday, a student gathering in front of the University of Technology in Sydney led to clashes with security forces. Sources say Australian police also arrested at least two students there. After the rally broke up, dozens of angry students staged a sit-in at an intersection, blocking... 

Thousands rally in Germany and Spain against EU policies

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Thousands of activists took to the streets of Germany and Spain on Saturday to protest the EU’s policies as the union prepares for parliamentary elections at the end of May. In Germany, the EU’s powerhouse, people participated in a day of anti-Brussels protests in Hamburg and the capital Berlin. A rally in Berlin broke out into clashes between protesters and police. Around 1,000 people marched... 

Feeding homeless banned in Florida town

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Authorities in Daytona Beach, Florida have increased efforts to dissuade unofficial organizations from feeding the city’s homeless, threatening trespassing fines to longtime Good Samaritans should they counter the city’s official social services plan. A group of volunteers who have prepared food for the Daytona Beach homeless population – or anyone who is hungry, the organizers say – for the... 

Tens of thousands of Australians protest against budget cuts

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Tens of thousands of Australians are out on the streets nationwide to condemn the government’s envisaged budget cuts in the education sector. On Sunday, tens of thousands of Australians hit the streets in several cities to show their anger at the government’s economic and social policies. The protest rallies were held in Sydney, Adeline, Brisbane and Melbourne. They slammed the government... 
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