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 »
Iqra Anugrah examines a dramatic demonstration in Jakarta that saw peasant women concrete their own feet for 36 hours to save their farms and local environment from a cement factory.Read More »
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 »
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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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 »