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World Popular Resistance Clippings 14/3/2013

Colombia’s biggest coal exporter attacked with explosives BOGOTA (Reuters) – Unknown assailants bombed the rail line of Colombia’s largest coal exporter on Thursday, knocking 17 wagons off the rails, the Cerrejon coal company said. The latest attack comes only days … Continue reading

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World Popular Resistance Clippings 28/2/2013

Top NPA leader arrested in Bohol MANILA, Philippines – Combined government security forces on Tuesday arrested in Bohol a top New People’s Army (NPA) leader in Central Visayas. Arrested for illegal possession of firearms was Ruben Nabas, who is also … Continue reading

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World Popular Resistance Clippings 3/2/2013

Sudan police clash with students at Khartoum university KHARTOUM – Sudanese riot police fired teargas at students on Friday as government supporters stormed the main university in the capital Khartoum, activists and witnesses said, in a second day of unrest … Continue reading

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Algerian soccer violence signals mounting discontent

An upsurge in soccer-related violence in Algeria serves as a warning that 18 months after the government quelled mass protests with increased wages and social spending frustration is mounting with the failure of the country’s gerontocracy in control since independence … Continue reading

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Algeria targets street vendors as fears of unrest fade

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria is cracking down on illegal street vendors despite the risk of popular unrest, signaling confidence that it can remain unscathed by uprisings that have toppled Arab rulers elsewhere. The first revolt was ignited in neighboring Tunisia … Continue reading

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Police in Algeria break up protest of 1990s disappearances

ALGIERS, Algeria – Police in Algiers blocked a protest by dozens of families of people who disappeared during the 1990s on Saturday, saying the demonstration on the anniversary of a referendum seeking national reconciliation was not authorized. About 200,000 Algerians … Continue reading

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Detained Algeria rights activist on hunger strike: lawyer

Algerian human rights activist Abdelkader Kherba, who was arrested earlier this week while trying to film a protest against water cuts, is on hunger strike, his lawyer said on Thursday.”Abdelkader Kherba has begun a hunger strike since he was detained” … Continue reading

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Workers protest halts production at ArcelorMittal Annaba – Report

Local media reported that after workers protest due to dismissal of 18 employees surfaced at the ArcelorMittal Annaba steel complex in eastern Algeria employing about 6,000 workers, the plant was shut down. As per report, the blast furnace was also … Continue reading

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Algerian Trade Unionists in Critical Condition as Hunger Strike Enters Fifth Week

In protest against repeated human and trade union rights violations, nine union members, five women and four men, began an unlimited hunger strike on 6 May in Algiers, Algeria. Despite urgent requests for meetings, and daily reports on the workers’ … Continue reading

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Residents clash with police near Algerian capital

Riots have become a regular occurrence in Algeria, a big exporter of energy to Europe, and it has many of the same problems, including unemployment and a lack of trust in the authorities, that last year sparked revolts in several … Continue reading

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