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Just got this via the Edinburgh Campaign against poverty
libcom.org Apparently some workers are still out.
RIYADH (TAP) - Two people have been killed and nearly 70 others wounded as Saudi police clashed with protesting foreign
workers in a district of the capital, Riyadh.
Officials said some 560 people were arrested as well in the Manfuhah district.
Police intervened on Saturday after foreign workers rioted, attacking Saudi and other foreign residents with rocks and
knives, they said.
According to a video posted on social media websites, security forces in riot gear used truncheons to disperse large crowds.
Manfuhah is home to many migrants, mostly from east Africa.
BUSINESS NEWSReuters | Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 4:54 AM ETDHAKA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Bangladeshi police fired water cannon and rubber bullets on Monday tobreak up a protest by garment workers demanding a higher minimum wage, forcing the closure of morethan 100 factories.Bangladesh's official wage board proposed a 77 percent rise in the minimum wage for garment workerslast week after a string of fatal factory accidents this year thrust poor pay and conditions into theinternational spotlight.The present minimum monthly wage of $38 is around half that of rival Asian exporters Vietnam andCambodia and just over a quarter of the rate in top exporter China, according to International LabourOrganisation data from August.But factory owners said they could not afford 77 percent.Police also fired tear gas to disperse the stone-throwing demonstrators in the Ashulia industrial belt, onthe outskirts of the capital Dhaka, that accounts for nearly 20 percent of total garment exports."Owners are indifferent to our demand. They are not even ready to pay what the wage board proposed,"a protester said, adding that there was no other option but to take to the streets.Garment factory staff went on strike over wages for six days in September, hitting production at almost20 percent of the country's 3,200 factories. The strikes followed similar protests over the summer.The new protest coincided with a four-day nationwide strike led by the main opposition party demandingnext year's election take place und...
Protesters demonstrating in support of teachers receiving better pay in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo have clashed with police.
But as it got dark, some protesters threw firebombs at public buildings and riot police responded with tear gas.
A similar protest in Sao Paulo also ended in violent confrontation with police after many banks were ransacked by hooded protesters.
Brazil's security situation is a challenge to cities that will play host to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.
The latest demonstration took place over several hours and was peaceful at first.
But once night fell, violent incidents broke out as at least 20 "black bloc" anarchists smashed a City Hall gate while others broke into banks and tried to break break into ATMs. Some banks were set alight.
Demonstrators also torched a bus on busy Rio Branco Avenue, and took furniture out of banks to use in barricades as the stand-off off with police continued.
Authorities used tear gas to restore order.
Teachers have been demanding a pay increase for two months. About 50,000 people were estimated to have marched to support them before the violence broke out, but police would only confirm the 10,000 estimate.
34-year old Antifascist Pavlos Fyssas murdered by Golden Dawn member in Athens
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
UPDATE, 13:00. The name of the 45-year old Golden Dawn member and murderer of Fyssas appears to be Giorgos Roupakias. This is unofficial, since the Greek has police has up to this point refused to release the name of the self-confessed murderer.
On the night of September 17th, the 34-year old antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas (aka Killah P) was murdered by a 45-year old, who openly admitted to the police to being a member of the Golden Dawn.
Fyssas had been with two friends in the area of Keratsini, in Pireaus. He was attacked by approximately 25 members of the Golden Dawn, one of which stabbed him. Fyssas was taken to the hospital in Nikaia, where he died soon thereafter.
Originally, the Golden Dawn had refused any link to the 45-year old. However, in a police raid in his house, his Golden Dawn Party member ID was retrieved from the garbage, as allegedly he had tried to discard it. Up until now, twelve hours after the arrest, the police have yet to release the name or other information about the self-confessed murderer.
Protest gatherings have been called today (18.09) in all major cities in the country
The international community is not happy with the United States and Saudi Arabia amid news that they have inked a deal for hundreds of millions of dollars of controversial and potentially unethical cluster bombs
The $641 million deal would send 1,300 cluster bombs to America's closest ally on the Arabian Peninsula, through U.S. defense contractor Textron, according to a Pentagon release on the contract.
Cluster bombs are controversial because they are by nature less accurate than more modern munitions. The Human Rights Watch page on cluster bombs puts it this way:
(Cluster munitions) pose an immediate threat during conflict by randomly scattering thousands of submunitions or "bomblets" over a vast area, and they continue to take even more civilian lives and limbs long after a conflict has ended, as hundreds of submunitions may fail to explode upon impact, littering the landscape with landmine-like duds. Presently, a treaty banning cluster bombs has been signed by 112 of the 192 member U.N. states. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are not signatory.
From Student Strike to Factory Shutdown Class War in Quebec A year of struggle against austerity, police brutality, a lying media and a bent capitalist system.
Meet Alexis Blanchard French Canadian student who was a member of the national and local strike committees (CLASSE and ASSE) in Montreal
Hear first hand about the struggle of hundreds of thousands of students which the international media have hidden from the world!
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