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Strikes over use of foreign workers

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A bitter dispute over the use of foreign workers on a multimillion-pound construction project spread to several other sites when police were called to a series of wildcat strikes. A decision to bring in hundreds of Italian and Portuguese contractors to work on a new £200 million plant at the giant Lindsey Oil Refinery at North Killingholme, North Lincolnshire, led to protests in support of jobs for... 

Thousands in Europe Protest Against Israel’s Gaza Offensive

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Palestinian supporters demonstrating in Berlin Thousands of protesters marched in cities across Europe Saturday to demand an end to Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip, a day before Israeli troops launched a ground offensive into the densely populated territory. Hundreds of Turks demonstrated outside the Israeli and United Nations missions in Istanbul and Ankara overnight in protest at Israel’s... 

Anarchists Riot in Greece

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Greek protestors aren’t giving in. It’s the fifth day of violence since a teenage boy was shot dead by police. This time protestors marched on parliament as two unions staged a general strike against the country’s economic policy. [Greek Protestor]: “I feel rage about what we are seeing now and who knows what will come. They don’t understand what is going on, they’re... 

Kosovo Serbs seize UN courthouse

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Serbs protest in Mitrovica Hundreds of Kosovo Serbs have taken over a UN courthouse in the northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica, raising a Serbian flag to replace the UN’s.The protesters broke into the building in the Serb-dominated part of the city, forcing UN police to retreat. A Kosovo police spokesman said a UN official was negotiating with Serb leaders to try to resolve the issue. Kosovo Serbs... 

Pro-Tibetan demonstrations held in Melbourne outside Chinese consulate

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PRO-Tibetan demonstrators hurled eggs and water bottles at China’s consulate in Melbourne today in protest against China’s rule. More than 100 Tibetans and their supporters began demonstrating outside the consulate, in leafy Toorak in Melbourne’s east, at 10am (AEDT), following a similar event outside Chinese consular offices in Sydney yesterday. What began as a peaceful affair turned... 

Immigrants Protest Death of Moroccan Teenager in Cologne

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Following the violent death of a Moroccan teenager in Cologne, hundreds of immigrants have taken to the streets in nightly demonstrations to protest what they see as evidence of their second-class status in Germany. Police warn the city could be ready to explode. The owner of an electronics shop on Cologne’s Kalker Hauptstrasse had rolled down the shutters on the windows in case there was unrest.... 

Thousands march against racism in Australia

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Protesters are even calling the Australian flag a “Symbol of Racism” Thousands of migrants and green communists in Sydney and Newcastle have rallied against racism after a week of violence on and near Sydney’s beaches. About 2,000 people have marched through the streets of Sydney’s central business district calling for racial harmony and understanding. The march has been organised... 
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