World Popular Resistance Clippings 4/12/2012

KIO condemns ‘chemical’ attacks

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) on Monday condemned the violent crackdown by riot police on peaceful protesters, including hundreds of monks, at the Latpadaung Mountain copper mine site in Sagaing Division, and said that it is deeply saddened by the incident. “The KIO cannot accept that the police violently attacked the [...]

Fiery protests cut off East-West Corridor

CHAOS and confusion reigned along the East-West Corridor yesterday as transportation was all but halted when two of the three major roadways in the Mt D’or area were blocked by burning debris.

The Eastern Main Road, in the vicinity of Mt D’or Road; and the Priority Bus Route (PBR), near the entrance to the [...]

We are Trayvon Martin and We are Dangerous!

Signalfire is pleased to present a guest post by a member of the Ignite collective in NYC on the mobilization around the Trayvon Martin killing.

On National Oppression of New Afrika

The murder of Trayvon Martin is yet another life taken from us in the past few years that reminds us of the continued [...]

Riots in Isiolo over killing

Street riots engulfed Isiolo Town on Thursday following the killing of a 33-year-old man by police officers on patrol.

The protesters engaged police in running battles for over four hours paralysing business and transport in and out of the town..

Smoke engulfed the town for the better part of the day with tyres [...]

Police brutality alleged in man’s death

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, Jan. 10 (UPI) — A man whose alleged mistreatment while being held by French police set off riots in the city of Clermont-Ferrand has died.

Critics say Wissam El-Yammi, 30, who was arrested on New Year’s Eve, may have been a victim of police brutality, The Local.fr reported. They charge that he was [...]

1000s of Indian custody deaths from ‘torture’

NEW DELHI — More than 14,000 people died in custody in India between 2001 and 2010, most of them from being tortured, a human rights body has said, heightening concern over police abuse.

The New Delhi-based Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) said in a report released on Monday that 1,504 people died in police [...]

Authorities Preparing For Thompson Verdict

SPOKANE, Wash. — As jurors may be close to reaching a verdict in the trial of Spokane Police Officer Karl Thompson in his federal excessive force trial, authorities locally stand ready in case the public reacts violently to the verdict.

On Tuesday, after just four hours of deliberations, the jury asked to take another look [...]

Protest in east Sudan after boy killed by police in car chase

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Police used teargas to break up a protest in eastern Sudan on Tuesday after police killed a 13-year old boy while chasing a truck, a witness said.

Anger in the African country has been simmering over a severe economic crisis with spiralling food prices and lack of development.

Hundreds of residents gathered [...]

Latest alleged torture death in Egypt prompts public outcry against SCAF

The death of Essam Atta, who was reportedly tortured to death in Cairo’s Torah Prison on Thursday, is sure to further encourage popular discontent with Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF).

According to the Cairo-based El-Nadeem Centre for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, police officers punished Atta for smuggling a [...]

Protest In Ilesa Over Killing Of Student By Police

There was anxiety in Ilesha, Osun State, last week Thursday, as angry residents and students in the ancient town slugged it out with the men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force, over the killing of Adaramoye Adewale, a 300-level Primary Education Student of Osun State College of Education, Ilesha.

He was allegedly killed by [...]