Venezuela’s growing middle-class revolt – CBC.ca

CBC.caOn Monday, Venezuelans woke up to find barricades of pipes, trash and branches burning in the streets. Improvised roadblocks, cutting off neighbourhoods from each other and from the central core…

Venezuela Protests Continue, National Guardsman Killed – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaAnti-government protesters continued to clash with Venezuela’s security forces overnight, as violent street demonstrations dragged into the third day of a national holiday. Scattered barricades blocked streets Saturday…

Death toll from Venezuela street protests rises to 18 – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukScattered barricades blocked streets and protesters battled police in some Caracas neighbourhoods Friday even while life went on as usual in others as a political standoff persisted through the second…

Slum Dwellers in Caracas Ask, What Protests? – New York Times

New York TimesAntigovernment protesters blocking a street in San Cristóbal, in western Venezuela, decorated their barrier like a beach scene. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times. the main…

Venezuelan protests persist at start of holiday – Washington Post

Washington PostCARACAS, Venezuela — The start of a weeklong string of holidays leading up to the March 5 anniversary of former President Hugo Chavez’s death did not completely pull protesters…

Venezuela Leader Fights Unrest With Fiesta – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCARACAS, Venezuela—Some opposition leaders are calling for the unthinkable: a cancellation of Carnival celebrations this year to mourn those who died in recent weeks during the worst civil…

Pope calls for calm and dialogue amid Venezuela unrest – Reuters

ReutersCARACAS (Reuters) – Pope Francis called on Wednesday for an end to violence in Venezuela that has killed at least 13 people and urged politicians to take the lead in…

Militias Hunt Kiev for Looters From Central Bank to Bling Palace – Bloomberg

Bloomberg“The fact that the situation in Kiev is relatively calm is due to the fact the city is in a state of shock,” said Fyodor Lukyanov, head of the Council…

Justin Bieber protest in Atlanta neighborhood was a prank – New York Daily News

New York Daily News“Justin Bieber’s relocation to Atlanta can be nothing but bad for our children, as well as the community.” While over 600 people joined the event, only a…

Atlanta radio show pranks media with Bieber move protest – CNN

CNN(CNN) — It had all the elements of an irresistible story, but ultimately it was too good to be true. A popular celebrity. Breathless media chronicling his every move. And…

Tweeting the Revolution: Social Media Use and the #Euromaidan Protests – Huffington Post

Huffington PostAt the Social Media and Political Participation lab at NYU we have been closely following social media activity related to the protests since they began in November, collecting Twitter…

Army sending paratroopers to restive Venezuela area as security forces try to … – Fox News

Fox NewsCARACAS, Venezuela – Paratroopers are heading to a Venezuelan border area torn by fierce clashes between police and anti-government protesters, while security forces are being accused of turning many…

Protests Against Venezuela’s Government Escalate — Update 2 – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalCARACAS, Venezuela–Protests against President Nicolás Maduro’s government escalated Thursday, with thousands of demonstrators burning tires and cars and security forces fighting back to gain control of the streets…

Ukraine crisis: Renewed Kiev assault on protesters – BBC News

BBC NewsPolice in the Ukrainian capital Kiev have launched a fresh attack on anti-government protesters as the death toll in renewed clashes has climbed to 26. The new attempt to…

Leader of Protests in Venezuela Turns Himself In – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLeopoldo López gets into a National Guard vehicle Tuesday after delivering a fiery speech to supporters as he gave himself up to authorities. Reuters. CARACAS, Venezuela—Opposition leader Leopoldo…

4 Killed, Including a Police Officer, as Thai Police Move In on Protests – New York Times

New York TimesBANGKOK — Four people, including a police officer, were killed and at least 64 were injured on Tuesday as antigovernment demonstrators resisted attempts by thousands of riot police…

Thai riot police, protesters, face each other at government headquarters – The Star Online

The Star OnlineSoldiers stands guard at the temporary office of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during a protest in Bangkok February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom. BANGKOK (Reuters) – Lines of…

Protests continue in Venezuela amid growing anger – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCARACAS — Shots rang out and tear gas clouded the air of a wealthy Caracas district on Saturday night as protests against the government entered into a fourth consecutive…

Venezuela Protests Leave 5 Injured in Fourth Day of Unrest – Businessweek

BusinessweekAt least five protesters were injured today in Venezuela’s capital as opposition groups and government supporters marched for the fourth day. Tear gas shot by national police around the Plaza…

Venezuela Political Tensions Rise amid Protests, Clashes – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro responded Saturday to ongoing opposition protests with a counter-demonstration by thousands of his supporters. President Maduro used the pro-government rally in Caracas to denounce…

Venezuela: Pro and anti-Maduro marches go ahead in Caracas – BBC News

BBC NewsSupporters and opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have taken to the streets of the capital, Caracas, in rival marches. The demonstrations come at a time of growing political…

Venezuela frees some student protesters, unrest continues – Reuters

ReutersCARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities freed 25 student protesters on Friday pending trial and said that 74 others arrested after this week’s deadly political turmoil would be processed within hours.…

Protests in Venezuela continue as dozens remain jailed – Washington Post

Washington PostCARACAS — President Nicolas Maduro’s government kept dozens of student protesters behind bars Friday as unrest continued across Venezuela after this week’s deadly political violence. Student demonstrators gathered again…

San Jose Seeks San Francisco Tech Firms Amid Protests Against Techies – CBS Local

San Jose Seeks San Francisco Tech Firms Amid Protests Against TechiesCBS LocalSAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — As protests heat up in San Francisco over so-called “Google buses” and tax breaks…

As Olympics Open, Social Media Is a Prism for Protests Against Russia’s Ant … – New York Times (blog)

As Olympics Open, Social Media Is a Prism for Protests Against Russia’s Ant …New York Times (blog)As my colleagues in Sochi write in their live-blog, the Winter Olympics have officially…

Protests Target McDonald’s Over Anti-Gay Law Before Sochi Games – Businessweek

Thai Vote Fails to Ease Tensions as Protests Disrupt Poll – Bloomberg

BloombergAngry residents yell at police and officials protesting against not being able to cast… Read More. Angry residents yell at police and officials protesting against not being able to cast…

Tense Thai Elections Go Ahead Despite Protests – ABC News

ABC NewsProtesters trying to derail Thailand’s national elections forced the closure of hundreds of polling stations in a highly contentious vote that has become the latest flashpoint in the country’s…

Ukraine’s President Goes on Sick Leave as Protests Roil – New York Times

New York TimesKIEV, Ukraine — Viktor F. Yanukovych, the president of Ukraine, went on sick leave on Thursday, leaving negotiated efforts to resolve the country’s political crisis hanging. A statement…

Ukraine to debate amnesty for protesters – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s parliament is due to debate a possible amnesty for scores of protesters arrested in anti-government demonstrations. President Viktor Yanukovych has said he wants to make the amnesty conditional…

Ukraine crisis: MPs to vote on scrapping anti-protest law – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s parliament is expected to vote on plans to scrap a new anti-protest law in a special session called over the ongoing unrest in the country. President Viktor Yanukovych…

Defying emergency rule, Thai protesters padlock polling stations in Bangkok (+ … – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorA roundup of global reports. Skip to next paragraph. Related stories. In Pictures Thailand’s choice between red or yellow. Gallery A New Age of Street Protests

Ukraine crisis: Protests to continue despite PM post offer – BBC News

BBC NewsUkrainian opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk says protests will continue despite President Viktor Yanukovych’s offer to appoint him as prime minister. Mr Yatsenyuk said the opposition was generally ready to…

Protests in Ukraine – The Economist

The EconomistInstead, it was a day of civil unrest and perhaps the biggest test of Ukraine’s post-Soviet integrity. After two months of largely peaceful encampment on the Maidan in Kiev,…

Ukraine unrest: President Yanukovych offers ‘concessions’ – BBC News

BBC NewsUkrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has offered what appear to be concessions to the opposition as anti-government protests spread. Mr Yanukovych pledged to amend recently approved tough anti-protest laws, reshuffle…