Violence against women in India has reached epidemic proportions. This year there have been 256,000 violent crimes, of which 228,000 have been against women. There is a woman raped in India every 20 minutes, and the rate is rising. Last week saw the brutal rape of a young student on a Delhi bus by 6 drunken men. Indians decided to peacefully protest and demand justice. The state had other ideas….
Hundreds of students demonstrated on the 18th December 2012 in front of the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara (Turkey) against the visit of the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan and his governmental-party AKP have been pushing forward the privatization of higher education for a couple years. The reason for the visit was the launch of Gokturk2, Turkey’s first indigenous intelligence satellite.
We have seen shocking images of the South African police opening fire on striking miners in the north west of the country. It has been described as the ‘worst day of violence since the end of Apartheid’. 34 people have died and 78 people injured. The ANC government declared the strike – over a pay dispute at the Lonmin platinum mine – illegal and ordered the police to disperse the strikers after the weeklong violent protest..
Originally published in German in Der Spiegel Beijing fears an uprising of the masses as angry men set fire to police cars, attack officials and build barricades in the southwest of China. BEIJNG – In southwest China, in the early hours of Friday, August 12th, thousands of people were engaged in violent confrontations with the [...]
by Jérôme E. Roos (posted on Roarmag) Largest rally in Israeli history sees four percent of the population out in the streets — that would be 12 million people in the streets of the US! The Israeli social justice movement has just gone into orbit and exploded into previously unchartered territories. According to police estimates [...]
By Jérôme E. Roos, Written on July 31, 2011, (Initially published on Roarmag) For two weeks already, angry Israelis have been camped out in squares across the country. Last night, the protests culminated into an historic march. The world is shaking, and the revolutionary wave washing across the Mediterranean is still going strong. Indeed, for the [...]
Al Jazeera: Tens of thousands of Syrians have been mourning protesters killed in Friday’s demonstrations. At least 32 people died in clashes with police, and on Saturday another five people were killed. Majid, an eye witnesses, has told Al Jazeera from city of Homs that violence has continued on Saturday night. “Armed thugs are randomly [...]
Interview: Specialist on Japan, the sociologist Paul Jobin ( Director, French Center for Research on Contemporary China) has studied workplace conditions for workers in the nuclear industry. He offers us his analysis at a moment when those workers are attempting to get a hold on the situation at the Japanese power plant heavily damaged by [...]
(Greek translation follows after the English text). The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power said the reactors would be scrapped, and warned that the operation to contain the nuclear crisis could last months
The possible meltdown of reactors at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant is a reminder of how desperately unsuitable nuclear power is as a response to climate change. At time of writing, it’s still not clear what precisely has happened at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, let alone what else is in store before the situation is brought under control.