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World Popular Resistance Clippings 31/1/2013

China protesters plead guilty over environment protest BEIJING — Fourteen people pleaded guilty to “inciting violence” in connection with demonstrations in eastern China last year against a factory waste water pipeline, state media said Thursday. Police clashed with scores of … Continue reading

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Security forces seize land from Vietnam villagers

(Reuters) – Thousands of riot police overwhelmed villagers in Vietnam who tried to block them from taking control of a disputed plot of land outside Hanoi on Tuesday in the second high-profile clash over property so far this year. Villagers … Continue reading

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Workers at Taiwan firm in Vietnam strike for minimum wage

Hanoi – More than 6,000 workers at a Taiwan-owned shoemaker in southern Vietnam went on strike to demand better wages, authorities said Wednesday. The employees at Chi Hung Footwear Co, which provides outsourcing for Germany’s Adidas AG, want pay in … Continue reading

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Police arrest 9 people over pollution protest

QUANG NINH — Local police remanded nine people in custody for protesting againt the pollution of the environment by Lam Thach 2 Cement Factory, owned by Quang Ninh Cement and Construction Co Ltd. Traffic on the National Highway 10 was … Continue reading

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Residents clash with polluters

Nguyen Van Tuan was attacked by truck drivers on August 29 after he and others at Da Nang City’s Hoa Lien Commune blocked vehicles from entering a construction site. A survey by Nielsen found environmental concerns in Vietnam has shifted … Continue reading

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2 workers assaulted for not joining strike

Two workers at a company in Ho Chi Minh City’s Hoc Mon District have been assaulted for failing to join a workers’ strike since July 11 while several others received threats. Nguyen Ngoc Tu, 26, of Kim Duc Production and … Continue reading

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Beating death highlights Vietnam police ‘abuse’

It started with a row over a motorbike helmet. Eight days later a 53-year-old man was dead after a beating by Vietnamese police, in a case activists say fits a pattern of brutality in the force. Trinh Xuan Tung was … Continue reading

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Strikes increasing daily in Vietnam as inflation soars

Hanoi – About 600 workers at a Vietnam shoe factory went on strike Wednesday over low wages, an official said, on the third consecutive day of new wildcat strikes in Ho Chi Minh City. Workers at An Phuoc Garment Embroidery … Continue reading

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Farmers strike over planned golf courses, industrial parks

TIEN GIANG — Residents in Tan Phuoc District in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tien Giang have refused to farm in protest against the local authority’s proposal to earmark land for golf course and industrial park development. Residents … Continue reading

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2,000 workers strike at South Korean garment plant in Vietnam

Hanoi – Nearly 2,000 workers at a South Korean-owned garment factory in Vietnam were holding the second day of a wildcat strike over low wages, an official said Thursday. The employees at Ivory Garment Company ‘said they could not survive … Continue reading

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