Protests Nationwide Denounce Syria Strikes as US Threatens ‘To Do More’

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Common Dreams | 08 April, 2017

Demonstrators take part in a 2015 “Don’t Bomb Syria” event in London. (Photo: Alisdare Hickson/flickr/cc)

Protests took place in cities across the United States and beyond on Friday to denounce President Donald Trump’s missile strikes on Syria.

The strikes on a Syrian air base—launched without congressional approval or U.N. authorization—were said to be in retaliation for Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack against Syrian civilians, though there has not yet been an independent investigation showing that the chemical attack was, as the U.S. claims, ordered by President Bashar al-Assad.Read More »

U.S: Major Climate March in Communities Nationwide on April 29

People’s Action | 26 January, 2017

WASHINGTON – Climate activists have announced a major “People’s Climate March” on April 29th in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. The effort is being organized by the coalition formed out of 2014’s People’s Climate March, which brought over 400,000 people to the streets of New York City and many more around the world.

The April 29th march comes in response to widespread outrage against President Trump’s disastrous anti-climate agenda – including his executive orders this week advancing the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines – along with his attacks on health care, immigrants, and programs and policies that improve the lives of all Americans.Read More »

Dakota Access Opponents Stage Dramatic Protest Against U.S. Bank

by Jon Queally, staff writer

Common Dreams | 02 January, 2017

A pair of #NoDAPL protesters dropped a banner from the rafters inside the US Bank Stadium in Minneaopolis during the Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears football game on Sunday.  (Photo: Twitpic/Adam Greenberg/@pragactivist)

Continuing a strategy to target the project’s financial backers, a small team of Dakota Access Pipeline opponents on Sunday pulled off a dramatic banner-drop from the rafters of the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as the Minnesota Vikings played the Chicago Bears.

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‘Heed This Call’: At COP22, Hundreds of Groups Demand End to Fossil Fuels

by Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Common Dreams | 14 November, 2016

Demonstrators gather for a climate march on November 13, 2016, in Marrakesh, Morocco, where the climate talks are taking place. (Photo: Takver/flickr/cc)

Nearly 400 civil society groups and individuals from over 60 countries on Monday delivered a letter to world leaders at climate talks in Marrakesh, Morocco, urging them to end fossil fuel development to stave off “economic upheaval and climate chaos.”

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Gas Summit: ‘It’s a battle for our democratic rights’

by Peter Lazenby

Morning Star | 11 October, 2016

ANTI-FRACKING campaigners will today target oil company bosses who have flown into Manchester from the US and Canada for a “secret” UK shale gas summit.

Campaigners from Frack Free Greater Manchester (FFGM), Manchester Friends of the Earth and Manchester Greenpeace have united to deliver their message to the oil bosses during the two-day conference and, despite the venue being kept secret until this morning, FFGM says it “is confident it will be able to locate the event for the protest.”

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Cuban university students condemn subversive U.S. schemes


Granma | 29 September, 2016

Students from Santiago de Cuba condemned U.S. schemes. Photo: Eduardo Palomares

On September 28, before the monument to Julio Antonio Mella, students from the University which bears his name in Santiago de Cuba, condemned maneuvers by the U.S. government, such as the World Learning program, which attempt to manipulate Cuban youth.
“I will be returning to my city of Las Tunas in a few months as a civil engineering graduate and in these five years our Revolution has guaranteed all my studies, free of charge, which is why we don’t need any scholarships from the U.S.,” stated Orestes Martínez Guerra, speaking toGranma at the demonstration.

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Cuban students denounce World Learning


Granma | 28 September, 2016

World1: Initial protests were held at the universities of Havana, Computer Sciences, and José Antonio Echeverría Higher Polytechnic Institute (Cujae). Photo: Ismael Batista

Ciego de Ávila.—The members of the Federation of University Students (FEU) are not asleep, nor passive, and much less remain with their arms crossed in the face of the interventionist and hostile plans of the U.S. government, warned Jenniffer Bello Martínez, FEU national president, speaking on September 27, in this province.

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Privatisations Will Spark ‘Civil Unrest,’ Say Labour Leaders

Morning Star | 27 September, 2016

NIGERIAN trade unions warned President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday of “mass revolt and civil unrest” if he goes ahead with planned privatisations.
The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), the Nigeria Labour Congress and oil and gas unions Nupeng and Pengassan said they were ready to shut down the country over the planned sale, the Naij news agency reported.
Budget and Planning Minister Udoma Udo Udoma insisted the government would not sell critical national assets to shore up its foreign reserves in the face of recession.Read More »