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Mass protests slam US-EU trade deal as ‘corporate power grab’

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Amsterdam protest against TTIP Trojan Horse Tens of thousands of people are flooding the streets of cities all over Europe on Saturday in mass rallies against a controversial trade agreement between the US and the EU. Talks on the pact, called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), started last February and, having been mostly held behind closed doors, have raised widespread concerns... 

National Strike to Force Obama to Block West African Flights

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Infowars.com is calling for a general strike across the United States in response to the federal government’s botched response to the Ebola outbreak and the Obama administration’s refusal to block flights coming in from West Africa. Countries bordering those in West Africa impacted by the Ebola outbreak have been successful in stopping the spread of the virus by blocking flights, including Ivory... 

Thousands protest in France against austerity measures

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Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets across France to express their resentment over the latest austerity budget presented by President François Hollande, which will make it difficult to lead the nation’s flagging economy back to steady growth, Press TV reports. On Thursday, the demonstrators marched in major French cities in protest at Hollande’s 2015 budget blueprint, which... 

Tens of thousands of Kurds protest over ISIS inaction in Europe

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Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Dusseldorf, Paris and London on Saturday to call for greater action to protect the Syrian border town of Kobani against the advancing Islamic State militants. About 20,000 protesters from several German cities and abroad marched peacefully to the local parliament building in Dusseldorf. Waving flags of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and holding... 

LaGuardia on strike, 58% of Americans want to ban flights from Africa

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​Airplane cabin cleaning crews at New York’s LaGuardia International Airport began a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, citing, in part, possible exposure to the Ebola virus. Meanwhile, a poll found most Americans want flights banned from Ebola-ravaged areas. Around 200 Air Serv employees who work on domestic flights to LaGuardia began their strike on Wednesday evening. The group is seeking to unionize,... 

Pro-ISIS Muslim Terrorists with machetes, knives attack Kurds in Germany

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Peaceful protests against IS in Syria and Iraq organized by Kurdish nationals in several German cities ended with serious clashes with pro-jihadist Muslims in Hamburg and Celle. Police had to request reinforcements to restore order. Police in Hamburg, a port city of 1.8 million people, used water cannons, batons and pepper spray late Tuesday to disperse crowds of warring Kurds and pro-jihadist Muslims,... 

Hundreds of thousands rally in France against surrogacy for same-sex families

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Over 500,000 opponents of same-sex marriage have flooded the streets of Paris and Bordeaux to protest against medically-assisted reproduction for gay couples, rally organizers said. A previous protest for “traditional family values” gathered 100,000. Streets of Paris and Bordeaux have been smothered in pink, blue and white as scores of demonstrators have been waving flags of the “Manif pour... 

Congressman Faces Backlash After Urging Military Leaders to Rebel Against Obama

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Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) is facing a backlash after he urged military leaders to rebel against President Barack Obama’s foreign policy by resigning their positions. As we reported last week, during a political event held at a Colorado Springs bar, Lamborn told an audience that he was working with other members of Congress in talking to military generals behind the scenes, urging them to... 

Greek pensioners demonstrate against spending cuts

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Greek pensioners have taken to the streets in the capital, Athens, to voice anger at austerity measures taken by the government of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. Furious at the government’s plans to cut pensions and increase taxes, the demonstrators gathered in central Athens on Thursday and marched on the premier’s office. The protest came a day after the country’s troubled coalition government... 

Italy police fire tear gas at anti-austerity protesters

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Italian police have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of anti-austerity protesters in Naples, where the European Central Bank (ECB) was holding a monthly policy meeting. An estimated 4,000 anti-austerity demonstrators took to the streets of Naples on Thursday, carrying placards with caricatures of German Chancellor Angela Merkel amid tight security in the whereabouts of the ECB... 

Catalans stage pro-independence rally vowing to disobey Spain

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Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Barcelona, vowing to disobey Spain’s blocking of Catalonia’s independence referendum. Some 5,000 angry Catalans gathered in one of the city’s main squares on Tuesday, waving Catalan independence flags and chanting ‘We will vote”. “Not rain nor snow nor any court will stop us,” said Carme Forcadell, leader of the Catalan National... 

Argentina workers burn US flags after auto parts maker fires 300 workers

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Workers laid off by an American auto parts company in Argentina have burnt US flags during a protest march on Washington’s embassy in the country’s capital, Buenos Aires. The Wednesday evening protest rally was triggered by job losses at a manufacturing plant run by US auto parts maker Lear as the Argentine automotive industry reels from an ailing economy. Hundreds of Argentinean workers, many... 

UK protesters say ‘No’ to NHS privatization drive

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Thousands of British protesters have marched into London’s iconic Trafalgar Square against the government’s program to privatize the UK’s National Health Service, the NHS. The protest march for the NHS was organized by a coalition of activists, political parties and national trade unions. Hundreds of these protesters have been marching for a week from Jarrow, a town 300 miles north of the... 

Australian students rally against education budget cuts

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Hundreds of Australian students and union members have held nationwide protests against the government’s proposed plans to cut higher education budget. Student protesters descended on the streets of Sydney’s city center on Wednesday, setting fire to an effigy of Australian Education Minister Christopher Pyne as a sign of protest against the government’s proposed changes to higher education. “We... 

Clashes erupt in Liberia as government instates Ebola quarantine

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Liberian security forces stand in front of protesters after clashes at West Point neighbourhood in Monrovia August 20, 2014. Four people were injured in clashes when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on demonstrators in the quarantine zone in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. It’s as the world tries to contain the fatal outbreak and to find a cure for the deadly disease. The death toll from the... 
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