World Popular Resistance Clippings 2/15/2013

Rail workers on strike in Khashuri

TBILISI, DFWatch–Around 800 rail workers in Khashuri in central Georgia went on strike Wednesday,demanding increased salaries and to restore benefits which they used to have years ago.

There are no staff available on the railway section between Zestaponi further west and Gori closer to Tbilisi, but Georgian Railway [...]

After Protests, Chinese City Halts Chemical Plant Expansion

A Chinese city, a massive environmental protest, and a sudden retreat by the authorities. The pattern has repeated itself so many times in recent months that it seems only a matter of time before it happens again. The latest iteration was in the coastal city of Ningbo, where residents rallied in recent days to [...]

Mopani miners protest

OPERATIONS at Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) in Mufulira and Kitwe were yesterday disrupted after over 2,000 miners staged a sit-in protest over management’s decision to award them a 12 percent salary increament. A check by a Zambia Daily Mail team at the MCM Mindolo shaft in Kitwe found miners boarding buses and Mitsubishi Canter [...]

Maoists’ shutdown hits NMDC iron ore transportation

Iron ore transportation of public sector mining giant NMDC Ltd in Chhattisgarh has been hit hard since Monday by a week-long shutdown called by the Maoists, a company official said on Friday.

“Iron ore shipment by NMDC Ltd has been hit up to 30% of the daily dispatches of some 48,000 tonnes because rail rakes [...]

Kardze Protests Escalate

Protests against Chinese rule have escalated in a Tibetan-majority region of southwestern China this week with demonstrators braving beatings and detentions, Tibetan sources in the region and in exile said.

Chinese authorities have also bolstered security amid the growing protests by local Tibetans in the town of Kardze (in Chinese, Ganzi) in the Kardze [...]

Serb nationalists burn NATO flag during protest against alliance’s conference in Belgrade

BELGRADE, Serbia — Serb nationalists — furious over the holding of a NATO conference in Serbia — have burned a NATO flag and put up a huge banner at a Belgrade bridge denouncing the Western military alliance.

About 200 ultranationalists gathered Monday outside President Boris Tadic’s office, chanting anti-NATO slogans and singing Serb nationalist [...]

Protests over austerity measures injure 36 in Barcelona

Large protests outside the Catalan regional Parliament in Barcelona on Wednesday left 36 people slightly injured, including 12 regional police officers, a spokeswoman for the Catalan regional ambulance service SEM told CNN.

Of the 24 protesters injured, three were sent to hospital, said the spokeswoman, who by custom is not identified.

The demonstrators gathered [...]

Belarus Lukashenko: Hundreds defy protest ban in Minsk

About 1,000 people have defied a ban in Belarus to hold a silent protest at the economic crisis in the capital Minsk, with police holding back.

They gathered peacefully in streets close to President Alexander Lukashenko’s main administration building, which was heavily guarded.

No slogans were displayed at the rally, which was organised through [...]

Opponents of Greek austerity plan set strike, protest

ATHENS, June 14 (Reuters) – Protesters said they would surround the Greek parliament on Wednesday to prevent debate, putting new pressure on the government to drop its austerity plan, and two ruling party lawmakers said they would vote against the measures.

Prime Minister George Papandreou is struggling to muster support for a five-year plan that [...]

Riot police break up protest of drivers at Belarusian-Polish border

Belarus’ riot police violently broke up a protest staged by drivers at the Bruzhi point at the Belarusian-Polish border on Sunday evening against newly introduced restrictions on motor fuel exports by individuals.

Witnesses say that more than 100 drivers blocked the border-crossing point at around 6:00 p.m., demanding that Syamyon Shapira, chairman of the Hrodna [...]