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Municipal Workers Demonstrate In Barc...
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
01 Oct 2012

Barcelona, Spain. Municipal workers from Barcelona Municipal Services (BSM) called a 24 hour strike today, Monday, October 1, 2012, with over 400 workers demonstrating in the streets of Barcelona in protest against budget cuts, including Christmas bonuses, being implemented in accordance with a decree approved by the Spanish government. The workers want to negotiate a solution with Municipal Services that would allow them to recover an economic loss that represents a 14% cut in their wages.

Barcelona, Spain. Jornada de huelga de los trabajadores municipales de Barcelona.
Los sindicatos cifran en más del 90% el seguimiento de la huelga de 24 horas convocada para hoy por los trabajadores de la empresa Barcelona Serveis Municipals (BSM). Más de 400 trabajadores se han manifestado por las calles de Barcelona. Protestan contra el recorte de la paga de Navidad que se les quiere aplicar en cumplimiento del decreto-ley aprobado por el Gobierno español. Quieren negociar con la empresa vías de solución que les permita recuperar la pérdida económica que ya les supone un recorte superior al 14% de sus salarios.

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Bamako, Mali
By bindra
30 Sep 2012

A Tuareg, displaced man displays a photo of himself holding up a sword that he crafted to earn a living in the north. Now in Bamako, he says he cannot find work because nobody is interested in buying his creations since the tourism industry collapsed.

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"Catalonia, New State Of Europa"
Parliament of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
27 Sep 2012

Barcelona, Spain. About 400 people from the National Assembly of Catalonia (ACN), gathered at the gates of Parliament to demand the independence of Catalonia on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Parliament members inside gathered for the second day of the annual Debate on General Policy, where only 21 members objected to a referendum for an independent state, to be voted on in the next election. Behind a banner with the slogan, "Catalonia, new state of Europa," demonstrators chanted for independence and waved Catalonian flags.

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Demonstration in front of the Parliam...
Parliament of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
27 Sep 2012

Barcelona, Spain. About 400 people from the National Assembly of Catalonia (ACN), gathered at the gates of Parliament to demand the independence of Catalonia on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Parliament members inside gathered for the second day of the annual Debate on General Policy, where only 21 members objected to a referendum for an independent state, to be voted on in the next election. Behind a banner with the slogan, "Catalonia, new state of Europa," demonstrators chanted for independence and waved Catalonian flags.

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Welcome To Catalonia
Parliament of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
27 Sep 2012

Barcelona, Spain. About 400 people from the National Assembly of Catalonia (ACN), gathered at the gates of Parliament to demand the independence of Catalonia on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Parliament members inside gathered for the second day of the annual Debate on General Policy, where only 21 members objected to a referendum for an independent state, to be voted on in the next election. Behind a banner with the slogan, "Catalonia, new state of Europa," demonstrators chanted for independence and waved Catalonian flags.

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Demonstration in front of the Parliam...
Parliament of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
27 Sep 2012

Barcelona, Spain. About 400 people from the National Assembly of Catalonia (ACN), gathered at the gates of Parliament to demand the independence of Catalonia on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Parliament members inside gathered for the second day of the annual Debate on General Policy, where only 21 members objected to a referendum for an independent state, to be voted on in the next election. Behind a banner with the slogan, "Catalonia, new state of Europa," demonstrators chanted for independence and waved Catalonian flags.

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Georgian students protest against pri...
Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
27 Sep 2012

Georgian students organized ongoing protests against torture in prisons of Georgia. They gather at the Tbilisi State University and go marching to the State Chancellery of Georgia.
A few days prior, Georgian TV stations released video footage of Georgian prisoners being abused. Since that day protests are being carried out across the country due to this event. After those protests two ministers of the Georgian government resigned.

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Georgian students protest against pri...
Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
27 Sep 2012

Georgian students organized ongoing protests against torture in prisons of Georgia. They gather at the Tbilisi State University and go marching to the State Chancellery of Georgia.
A few days prior, Georgian TV stations released video footage of Georgian prisoners being abused. Since that day protests are being carried out across the country due to this event. After those protests two ministers of the Georgian government resigned.

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Georgian students protest against pri...
Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
26 Sep 2012

Georgian students organized ongoing protests against torture in prisons of Georgia. They gather at the Tbilisi State University and go marching to the State Chancellery of Georgia.
A few days prior, Georgian TV stations released video footage of Georgian prisoners being abused. Since that day protests are being carried out across the country due to this event. After those protests two ministers of the Georgian government resigned.

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Georgian students protest against pri...
Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
26 Sep 2012

Georgian students organized ongoing protests against torture in prisons of Georgia. They gather at the Tbilisi State University and go marching to the State Chancellery of Georgia.
A few days prior, Georgian TV stations released video footage of Georgian prisoners being abused. Since that day protests are being carried out across the country due to this event. After those protests two ministers of the Georgian government resigned.

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Georgian students protest against pri...
Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
26 Sep 2012

Georgian students organized ongoing protests against torture in prisons of Georgia. They gather at the Tbilisi State University and go marching to the State Chancellery of Georgia.
A few days prior, Georgian TV stations released video footage of Georgian prisoners being abused. Since that day protests are being carried out across the country due to this event. After those protests two ministers of the Georgian government resigned.

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Georgian students protest against pri...
Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
26 Sep 2012

Georgian students organized ongoing protests against torture in prisons of Georgia. They gather at the Tbilisi State University and go marching to the State Chancellery of Georgia.
A few days prior, Georgian TV stations released video footage of Georgian prisoners being abused. Since that day protests are being carried out across the country due to this event. After those protests two ministers of the Georgian government resigned.

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Georgian students protest against pri...
Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.
By Ketevan Mghebrishvili
26 Sep 2012

Georgian students organized ongoing protests against torture in prisons of Georgia. They gather at the Tbilisi State University and go marching to the State Chancellery of Georgia.
A few days prior, Georgian TV stations released video footage of Georgian prisoners being abused. Since that day protests are being carried out across the country due to this event. After those protests two ministers of the Georgian government resigned.

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Teachers Protest in Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
26 Sep 2012

Public school teachers in Barcelona protest against austerity measures following the mobilization of public school teachers in Catalonia. Today was the first day of the two-day strike called for by teachers in Catalonia. The protest, held in front of the Palace of the Generalitat, the seat of the regional government of Catalonia, had a festive tone. They protest against layoffs of more than 3000 teachers, budget cuts in public schools, increased student-teacher ratio, rising prices and taxes and for the decrease in grants and financial assistance to families.

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Teachers' Protest in Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
26 Sep 2012

Public school teachers in Barcelona protest against austerity measures following the mobilization of public school teachers in Catalonia. Today was the first day of the two-day strike called for by teachers in Catalonia. The protest, held in front of the Palace of the Generalitat, the seat of the regional government of Catalonia, had a festive tone. They protest against layoffs of more than 3000 teachers, budget cuts in public schools, increased student-teacher ratio, rising prices and taxes and for the decrease in grants and financial assistance to families.

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Teachers Protest in Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
26 Sep 2012

Public school teachers in Barcelona protest against austerity measures following the mobilization of public school teachers in Catalonia. Today was the first day of the two-day strike called for by teachers in Catalonia. The protest, held in front of the Palace of the Generalitat, the seat of the regional government of Catalonia, had a festive tone. They protest against layoffs of more than 3000 teachers, budget cuts in public schools, increased student-teacher ratio, rising prices and taxes and for the decrease in grants and financial assistance to families.

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Teachers Protest in Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
26 Sep 2012

Public school teachers in Barcelona protest against austerity measures following the mobilization of public school teachers in Catalonia. Today was the first day of the two-day strike called for by teachers in Catalonia. The protest, held in front of the Palace of the Generalitat, the seat of the regional government of Catalonia, had a festive tone. They protest against layoffs of more than 3000 teachers, budget cuts in public schools, increased student-teacher ratio, rising prices and taxes and for the decrease in grants and financial assistance to families.

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Teachers Protest in Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
26 Sep 2012

Public school teachers in Barcelona protest against austerity measures following the mobilization of public school teachers in Catalonia. Today was the first day of the two-day strike called for by teachers in Catalonia. The protest, held in front of the Palace of the Generalitat, the seat of the regional government of Catalonia, had a festive tone. They protest against layoffs of more than 3000 teachers, budget cuts in public schools, increased student-teacher ratio, rising prices and taxes and for the decrease in grants and financial assistance to families.

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Teachers Protest in Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
By Francesc Xavier Subias Salvo
26 Sep 2012

Public school teachers in Barcelona protest against austerity measures following the mobilization of public school teachers in Catalonia. Today was the first day of the two-day strike called for by teachers in Catalonia. The protest, held in front of the Palace of the Generalitat, the seat of the regional government of Catalonia, had a festive tone. They protest against layoffs of more than 3000 teachers, budget cuts in public schools, increased student-teacher ratio, rising prices and taxes and for the decrease in grants and financial assistance to families.

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THE BLIND SHEIKH; 14 SENTENCED IN SIN...
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
24 Sep 2012

On Monday, September 24, Ismailia Criminal Court sentenced 14 members of a militant group with the death penalty for attacking a police station in the city of Al-Arish, North Sinai, last year and killing several army and police officers.

With Egyptian President Morsi's visit to New York for UN General Assembly meetings, the family of the blind Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman appealed to him to seek the release of the Sheikh, who is imprisoned in the US having been convicted of seditious conspiracy in the World Trade Center Bombing in 1993.

With massive destruction in the city of Aleppo apparent on this street behind Dar Al Shifa hospital, along with a lack of employees due to the ongoing crisis, garbage accumulates threatening the spread of contagious diseases.

The American University of Cairo raised tuition prices by 7%, increasing the cost of education to nearly $25,000 and leading students to stage an ongoing strike that forced the administration to suspend all classes until further notice.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN BEIRUT, SYRIA, EG...
Middle East
By Editor's Picks
23 Sep 2012

Hundreds of Lebanese gathered in downtown Beirut Friday, September 21, 2012 to protest the recent insults on the Prophet Mohammed seen in the infamous trailer posted on Youtube, as well as the cartoons in the French publication Charlie Hebdo.

Rebels shoot down government planes, but not quickly enough to stem the flow of refugees to the Turkish border.

Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court ordered the dissolution of Egypt's lower house of parliament based on a prior verdict ruled last June that the elections law that allowed voting-in of parliament members was unconstitutional.

Pro-reform protesters calling for the release of political activists march from King Hussein Mosque in Amman, Jordan, after Friday Prayer.

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No Repair
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
22 Sep 2012

There will be no fixing of Jordan under the current circumstances, say the protesters, with a sign that reads, "No repair under the grip of security!"

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March from the Mosque
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
22 Sep 2012

Pro-reform protestors march from Amman's Hussein Mosque after Friday prayer

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After the protest
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
21 Sep 2012

One of the pro-government protestors is doused in water by his fellow demonstrators after fighting.

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Ideas Clash in Jordan
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
21 Sep 2012

Clashes erupt as protestors call for the release of detained activists during a march from Amman's Hussein Mosque following Friday prayer on September 21, 2012.

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Police Intervenes
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
21 Sep 2012

A police officer tries to break up the fight between protestors, while other demonstrators and media look on.

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Looking for a hand
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
21 Sep 2012

A police officer gets knocked to the ground while trying to separate the fights between demonstrators.

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Freedom
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
21 Sep 2012

An protestor in downtown Amman calls for the release of activists who have been jailed for demonstrating.

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View From Above
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
21 Sep 2012

Jordan police watch the demonstrators from above the street in downtown Amman.

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Free the Detained
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
21 Sep 2012

A protester calls for the release of activists who were arrested three weeks ago, holding a sign that reads, "No political arrests!" "Freedom!"

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Hands Up
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
21 Sep 2012

Demonstrators walk together in downtown Amman, calling for the release of activists who have been arrested in the past three weeks.

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Downtown Protest
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
21 Sep 2012

A mix of hundreds of protestors walk together through downtown Amman after Friday noon prayers, some calling for the release of detained activists, while others rally for the government.

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From His Shoulders
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
21 Sep 2012

A demonstrator uses his megaphone to drown out the chants from the pro-government protestors, calling for the release of detained activists.

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For The Government
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
21 Sep 2012

Men climb a ladder to shout their support for the government while police officers blocked them from demonstrators on the other side of the street.

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What Have You Accomplished?
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
21 Sep 2012

A demonstrator holds a sign mocking Jordan's Prime Minister Fayez al-Tarawneh: "Tarawneh: Raises prices. One Vote. Arrests. Media law."

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Signs Up
Amman, Jordan
By Melissa Tabeek
21 Sep 2012

Hundreds of protesters gather in downtown Amman after Friday noon prayer. Activists mix with pro-government demonstrators, police and media, holding up signs that directed to those arrested in the past three weeks here in Jordan, "Freedom Arrested, You are the first and we will follow you."

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Holding the line
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
21 Sep 2012

Police link arms ahead of the protest marchers. Jordan Police came out in large numbers — at least 200 strong — to ensure the demonstration stayed peaceful. Nonetheless, a few scuffles broke out.

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Change the system
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
21 Sep 2012

Protesters displayed signs and shouted slogans on a variety of subjects, from what they said was an increasing crackdown on freedom of expression to championing causes like free healthcare and free education

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Follow the leader
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
21 Sep 2012

Demonstrators march away from Hussein Mosque Friday afternoon.

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Chanting loud
Amman, Jordan
By MattKauffman
21 Sep 2012

Two young demonstrators march behind a sign that reads, "No repair under the grip of security."