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World Popular Resistance Clippings 7/3/2013

Palestinian wounded in clash with Israelis dies in hospital A Palestinian shot by Israeli soldiers during a confrontation with stone-throwers in the occupied West Bank two weeks ago died of his wounds on Thursday, his family and a hospital official … Continue reading

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World Popular Resistance Clippings 6/2/2013

Tunisia police tear gas protesters in Sidi Bouzid Tunisian police on Wednesday fired tear gas at protesters trying to storm their headquarters in the central town of Sidi Bouzid, birthplace of the 2011 revolution, after the murder of a prominent … Continue reading

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World Popular Resistance Clippings 10/12/2012

Updates on ground situation in Jaffna After the violent unrest that started late November in Jaffna, (for photos and background, read The death of Freedom of Assembly, Expression and Religion in the North of Sri Lanka), Groundviews has continuously received … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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World Popular Resistance Clippings 3/12/2012

Singapore Deports Chinese Drivers Over Strike SINGAPORE—Singapore authorities will deport 29 Chinese bus drivers and press criminal charges against five others for participating in a rare protest over wages, the city-state’s first strike in 26 years. The walkout last week … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka troops accused of jail ‘massacre’

COLOMBO — Sri Lanka’s main opposition party Sunday demanded an independent inquiry into a prison riot that left 27 convicts dead, alleging many were shot by security forces in a cold-blooded “massacre”. The United National Party (UNP) called for a … Continue reading

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Death Toll in Sri Lankan Prison Riot Rises to 27

The death toll from the prison riot here rose to 27 on Saturday after prisoners and the military exchanged gun-fire overnight hours after the unrest erupted, the police and prison officials said. A spokesperson at the Colombo National Hospital said … Continue reading

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Prisoners clash with SL commandos in Welikade

A group of Sri Lankan Special Task Force (STF) elite commandos, who entered the Welikade prison in Colombo on a search operation have provoked anger among the inmates after engaging in verbal abuse against them. As the prisoners began to … Continue reading

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Activists protest in Sri Lanka against alleged attacks on prisoners

Aug 29, Colombo: Protests have been organized in key areas in Sri Lanka against the alleged attacks on prisoners. Activists for Human Rights (AHR), an organization affiliated with the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) has organized these protests following the death … Continue reading

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