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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 of certain cities, appeared simultaneously…




























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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 deepening political crisis. Around the…



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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 on protesters leaving official buildings…





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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, the protests turned violent. Five…

















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Rocks, Tear Gas Fly as Thai Protests Heat Up – ABC News

ABC NewsProtesters trying to halt preparations for elections fought running battles with police in the Thai capital on Thursday, escalating their campaign to topple the country’s beleaguered government. Officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets…


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Thailand: Leader Seeks to Slow Protests – New York Times

New York TimesThe Thai prime minister on Wednesday proposed the formation of a reform council to mollify a protest movement seeking to topple her government, but her opponents immediately rejected her idea. Prime Minister Yingluck…



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Thai opposition to boycott polls – The Nation

The NationBANGKOK : Thailand’s main opposition Democrat Party on Saturday announced it would boycott snap elections in the crisis-gripped kingdom, piling further pressure on the government as protesters prepared to ramp up rallies aimed at…



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Execution in Bangladesh Sparks Violent Protests – ABC News

ABC NewsThe execution of an opposition leader in Bangladesh sparked violent protests Friday as activists torched homes and businesses belonging to government supporters, leaving at least three people dead, in a fresh wave of bloodshed…


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Russia and Ukraine leaders seek partnership treaty – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych has held unscheduled talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on a strategic partnership treaty. Thousands of protesters continue to block government buildings and occupy the main square in the…





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Occupy Chicago Protests Mental Health Closures

The Occupy Movement may have been slowed a bit, but one can’t say they haven’t drawn attention to some very important issues. One of them is the funding for mental health facilities. According to The…


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