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World Popular Resistance Clippings 11/1/2014

Protests over economy flare in Tunisia Riots over Tunisia’s economy have flared in towns around the country, leaving one dead and posing an immediate challenge to the new prime minister and the country’s path to democracy. Crowds protested late on … Continue reading

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World Popular Resistance Clippings 22/7/2013

Fifteen Colombia soldiers killed in rebel ambush: govt Fifteen Colombian soldiers have been killed in an ambush by leftist FARC rebels, the country’s president said Sunday, raising concerns about peace talks launched last year, AFP reports. “Our hearts are with … Continue reading

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World Popular Resistance Clippings 2/7/2013

Peru gold mine protesters want project scrapped LIMA, July 2 (UPI) — Protests against a $5 billion gold mining project that’s set to drain three lakes in northern Peru’s Cajamarca region are mounting amid warnings of a repeat of last … Continue reading

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Hyundai hit by stoppage after worker suicide bid

SEOUL — Unionised workers at South Korea’s largest carmaker Hyundai Motor stopped work at engine plants in one factory on Tuesday after a union member set himself ablaze due to alleged bullying by bosses. The union said workers at the … Continue reading

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Hyundai union threatens stoppages after worker self-immolation

SEOUL Jan 9 (Reuters) – The labour union of Hyundai Motor has threatened to suspend all engine output in the company’s biggest production base from Tuesday, saying an employee set himself on fire to protest the company’s alleged “suppression” of … Continue reading

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Almost 40 S. Korean police hurt in anti-FTA protest

SEOUL – Almost 40 South Korean policemen were injured when a street protest against a free trade agreement with the United States turned violent, police said Sunday. Some of about 2,200 people staging the rally punched and kicked officers during … Continue reading

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Clashes outside S.Korea assembly over U.S. trade deal

SEOUL (Reuters) – Riot police used water cannon to disperse protesters outside South Korea’s national assembly on Thursday amid a deepening political standoff over the ruling conservatives’ final push to seal a trade deal with the United States. About 2,000 … Continue reading

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Anti-FTA protesters clash with police in front of NA

Police used water cannons to disperse protesters who staged a rally against the free trade agreement with the United States outside the National Assembly building on Friday, arresting dozens after physical clashes with them. About 2,500 students, labor activists and … Continue reading

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49 students detained after overnight tuition cut rally

Police detained 49 collegians after a rally calling for tuition cuts late Thursday night. Police used water cannons to disperse protesters after National Police Agency chief Cho Hyun-oh warned of a harsh crackdown on illegal rallies. Clashes occurred between riot … Continue reading

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Seogwipo Police Have 4 Anti-naval Base Demonstrators in Custody

Seogwipo Police detained four anti-naval base demonstrators in custody on charges of obstruction of official duty. This comes after local residents and activists against the naval base to be constructed on the southern part of the island became violent against … Continue reading

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