World Popular Resistance Clippings 12/8/2013

CPN-M in no mood to contest polls: Big III

PRAKASH ACHARYA KATHMANDU: Concluding that the Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist will not join the election process, the three major political parties — UCPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML — are now focused on bringing the Upendra Yadav-led Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Nepal on board the poll process. They did [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 17/7/2013

Farmers Denounce Militarization of Colombian Catatumbo

Bogota, July 16 (Prensa Latina) Farmers in Colombian Catatumbo, in protests for 37 days now, expressed today their concern about the arrival of another 5,000 troops to the area amid government pressure for them to clear totally the roads. “The mobilization will remain until the State reach [...]

Typhoon Pablo, a far more disastrous repeat of typhoon Sendong



It has already been a year since typhoon Sendong struck and brutally lashed against Northern Mindanao, especially against the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan where about two thousand died due to flashfloods and landslides. The pain and the effects of the devastation wrought by one of the worst storms last [...]

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 [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 28/11/2012

150 wounded in Tunisia clashes with police: medic (AFP)

SILIANA, Tunisia — More than 150 people were wounded on Wednesday in a second day of clashes between Tunisian security forces and thousands of protesters in a poor southwestern town, a hospital source told AFP. A doctor at the hospital in Siliana said more than [...]

World Popular Resistance Clippings 25/11/2012

Greek protesters march against mining projects

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — About 3,000 protesters have marched in the northern Greek city in protest against what they claim are environment-threatening gold mining projects. Riot police barred the protesters’ intended route to the Canadian Consulate on Saturday, but no incidents were reported. Canadian company Eldorado Gold Corp. [...]

New report says civil unrest threatens Dominican Republic mining

Carlos Cardenas, Deputy Head of Latin America Forecasting for Exclusive Analysis, a UK-based risk consultancy with 1,200 analysts spread across the globe, said on Thursday environmental protests are increasingly likely to cause delays and increase contract cancellation risks to nickel and gold mining in the Dominican Republic. “On 11 November 2012, Congressman Adriano Sánchez Roa, [...]

Kyrgyz Protesters Demand Closure Of Chinese Gold-Mining Operations

ORLOVKA, Kyrgyzstan — More than 200 people have rallied in Kyrgyzstan’s northern Kemin district to demand the closure of a Chinese gold-mining company’s operations in the region. The protesters set up a yurt, a traditional nomadic tent, in front of Superb Pacific Limited’s headquarters in the town of Orlovka on October 22. District Governor Umar [...]

1 Dead in protest against Barrick Gold in Peru

One protester was killed and four were injured in a clash between police and a group of peasants at a mine owned by the Peruvian subsidiary of Canada’s Barrick Gold, a police spokesperson told Efe Thursday.

“Four were injured and one person was killed, all civilians” in the protest in the northwestern region of Ancash, [...]

One killed in nuke plant riot

Police shot dead a fisherman during a mass protest against the loading of uranium at a nuclear power plant in southern India on Monday, officials and reports said.

Steel-helmeted officers ringed one of two 1000-megawatt nuclear reactors in Tamil Nadu state’s Koodankulam region as hundreds of activists tried to lay a siege of the Russia-backed [...]