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Current Worldwide People’s Protests

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Rio June 20, 2013

Rio June 20, 2013

Taksim Suare, Turkey, June 22, 2013

Taksim Square, Turkey, June 22, 2013

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Here is a partial list of countries which have seen anti – government protests over the past few weeks, with the number participating in each protest ranging from hundreds to millions of people:

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Turkey    .     Ireland      .      Paraguay

England   .   Bulgaria    .     Brazil    .   Nicaragua

Lebanon    .   Bahrain    .    Israel    .   Germany

Italy    . Indonesia     . Greece   .   Canada

Thailand     .   Portugal    .    United States

Egypt   .    Russia   .   Spain   .    Hong Kong

Cambodia   .   Mexico   .   Peru

Sweden   .   France   .    Japan

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Photo: AFP
Recife, Brazil – June 20, 2013

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Several of these have seen ongoing, huge protests at multiple locations throughout the country. Thousands of ordinary men, women, and children have been beaten, arrested, labelled as ‘terrorists’, attacked with chemical weapons and sound cannons, and shot with rubber and real bullets, all by employees of their own governments. Several people have died as a result of these attacks, and some protesters have been ‘disappeared’. I will share a couple of thoughts about these protests, with links to follow.

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These are just the protest actions I am aware of, and have verified via news stories, photos, and / or personal accounts. I am just one random person, and did not do much special research to come up with this list. I would guess there are dozens more countries which have had large protest actions that I am not aware of. Please comment if you know of any and I will update this article. None of the protests used to compile this list include the worldwide March Against Monsanto, which occurred May 25, if memory serves.

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From what I have been able to glean from many MSM and alternative news outlets, first hand reports, and conversations with actual people doing the protesting, all of these protests share a few common threads.

1.) They are against certain policies of the government, and the powers that be associated with same.

2.) They strive for having the voice of the people be heard. Not just the wealthy / elite / powerful, but every person.

3.) They are overwhelmingly peaceful, with violence, vandalism, etc. only carried out by a tiny number of people, who are often government agents provocateur. (Until people are attacked by cops or soldiers, then all bets are off.)

4.) Most if not all of the protest actions have freedom and individual / human rights as part of their agenda.

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Is this a worldwide awakening of the people? Another false start? Business as usual? Only time and the people’s will can tell.

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I will include a few links, but by all means do your own research. Go to a search engine and dig in a little.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/12/us-russia-protest-putin-idUSBRE95B0LG20130612

http://qaranside.com/2013/06/16/economic-protests-in-spain-portugal/

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/06/02/60000-protest-Japans-plan-to-restart-nuclear-power-plants/UPI-34961370197818/

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/06/2013622131525668802.html

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3 Comments

  1. […] όσους δεν γνωρίζουν αγγλικά, ας μπούν εδώ και θα έχουν μία αυτόματη πρόχειρη […]

  2. Very interesting compilation, thanks a lot. Meanwhile, in Feb ’13, my country Bangladesh also witnessed one of the biggest, 1.5 month protests (war-crimes related) at Shahbag Square. If you’re interested, here’s a link: http://adnanramin.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/shahbag-the-mire-of-past-present-and-future/

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