Impact of the Arab Spring http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31179/all en Spanish schools rage at crisis cutbacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-schools-rage-at-crisis-cutbacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Spanish pupils, teachers and parents marched on Thursday to protest budget cuts they warn are undermining an already shaky education system in the economic crisis.</p> <p>Thursday's march crowned three days of strikes in schools who complain the conservative government's deficit-cutting measures are forcing pupils to learn in overcrowded, unheated classrooms.</p> <p>After a demonstration by students on Wednesday, teachers and parents joined in another on Thursday, the last of three days of strikes called in public schools.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-schools-rage-at-crisis-cutbacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Impact of the Arab Spring Political riots AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:46:05 +0000 5749420 at http://www.globalpost.com Egyptian cabinet backs bill on protests, critics cry foul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/egyptian-cabinet-backs-bill-protests-critics-cry-foul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Protests now a routine feature of public life in Egypt</p> <p>* Thousands of conscripts and riot police are on strike</p> <p>* Nearly 60 have died in recent street protests</p> <p>CAIRO, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Egypt's Islamist-led government approved a draft law on demonstrations on Wednesday that backers say meets international democratic standards but critics believe will give the state too much power to stifle protest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/egyptian-cabinet-backs-bill-protests-critics-cry-foul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil disobedience Impact of the Arab Spring Politics Protest Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:45:22 +0000 5754875 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulgarian government quits after days of protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/bulgarian-government-quits-after-days-protests-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bulgaria's prime minister announced Wednesday the surprise resignation of his government after days of sometimes violent rallies, paving the way for early elections in the European Union's poorest member.</p> <p>"It is the people who put us in power and we give it back to them today," Boyko Borisov told parliament.</p> <p>"I will not participate in a government where the police beat people up or where threats for protests replace political dialogue," he said.</p> <p>Parliament, where Borisov's GERB party holds a near majority, was expected to accept the resignation on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/bulgarian-government-quits-after-days-protests-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boyko Borisov Government Impact of the Arab Spring Labor Politics Social Issues AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:30:57 +0000 5761182 at http://www.globalpost.com Kuwait opposition groups unite, demand deep reforms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/kuwait-opposition-groups-unite-demand-deep-reforms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Kuwait opposition groups on Sunday formed a broad-based coalition, apparently to reinvigorate a sagging protest movement, and demanded fundamental reforms including a multi-party democratic system.</p> <p>The new alliance, called The Opposition Coalition, brings under one umbrella almost all opposition political groups, including Islamists, liberals, nationalists, trade and student unions, youth activists and civil society groups.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/kuwait-opposition-groups-unite-demand-deep-reforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Impact of the Arab Spring Technology AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 22:15:34 +0000 5772383 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Violent protests erupt for second day in Egypt's Port Said http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/update-2-violent-protests-erupt-second-day-egypts-port-said <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Hundreds of people wounded in two days of clashes</p> <p>* Six dead after Sunday protests include three policemen</p> <p>* Demonstrations have erupted in Port Said since January</p> <p>* Security HQ, police cars set alight by protesters</p> <p>* Detention of dozens after soccer riot spark demonstrations (Updates number of deaths, adds military statement, Port Said)</p> <p>By Yousri Mohamed</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130304/update-2-violent-protests-erupt-second-day-egypts-port-said" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Hosni Mubarak Impact of the Arab Spring Kurdish protests in Turkey Law Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:31:18 +0000 5773026 at http://www.globalpost.com Police, protesters clash anew in Egypt's Port Said http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/police-protesters-clash-anew-egypts-port-said-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fresh clashes broke out on Tuesday between police and protesters in the restive Suez Canal city of Port Said, where six people were killed at the weekend, an AFP journalist said.</p> <p>Tension was running high around the main security building which was set ablaze again on Tuesday for the second day in a row, with anti-riot police firing tear gas at protesters hurling petrol bombs.</p> <p>"We hate the police. We don't want them around anymore!" Shaaban, 25, shouted, as the security headquarters were torched again.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/police-protesters-clash-anew-egypts-port-said-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Impact of the Arab Spring Political riots Protests AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:19:23 +0000 5774076 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq security forces kill protester: activists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/iraq-security-forces-kill-protester-activists-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iraqi security forces fired on anti-government protesters in the main northern city of Mosul on Friday, killing at least one and wounding others, activists said.</p> <p>"Fire from police and the army in Al-Ahrar Square resulted in the killing of a protester," spokesman for the demonstrators Ghazi al-Faisal said, identifying the dead man as Mahmud Saleh Yassin.</p> <p>Hamad Salman, the head of the coordinating committees for the protests in Nineveh province, of which Mosul is the capital, also reported deadly fire against the demonstrators.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/iraq-security-forces-kill-protester-activists-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Impact of the Arab Spring Iraqi insurgency Kurdish protests in Turkey Social Issues War AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:02:00 +0000 5777231 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands of Slovenians demand more changes, early vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/thousands-slovenians-demand-more-changes-early-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Slovenians gathered on Saturday in Ljubljana to protest against the country's political elite and demand further changes following the fall of the centre-right government led by Janez Jansa.</p> <p>Some 5,000 demonstrators, according to police, turned out despite heavy rain at the capital's central Kongresni trg square, joining the fourth rally called by a Facebook civil group founded in November to demand the resignation of Jansa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/thousands-slovenians-demand-more-changes-early-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Impact of the Arab Spring Nonviolent revolutions Politics Religion AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:31:09 +0000 5778302 at http://www.globalpost.com Dozens arrested at protest for teen shot by New York police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/dozens-arrested-at-protest-teen-shot-new-york-police-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dozens of people were arrested as protesters and police clashed at a vigil over the recent fatal police shooting of a New York City teenager, authorities said Thursday.</p> <p>"There were 46 people arrested because of rioting" Wednesday night at the candlelight vigil in Brooklyn's East Flatbush neighborhood, a police spokeswoman told AFP.</p> <p>Two officers suffered minor injuries during the disturbances, which began when about half of the 200 protesters marched to a nearby police station, the New York Times reported, prompting uniformed cops in riot gear to set up a roadblock.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/dozens-arrested-at-protest-teen-shot-new-york-police-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Impact of the Arab Spring Occupy movement in the United States Political riots AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:15:33 +0000 5783640 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain protesters accuse EU of servility to markets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/spain-protesters-accuse-eu-servility-markets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of protesters marched Saturday in Madrid and other cities in Spain against European Union leaders' handling of the financial crisis, condemning "an EU that belongs to the markets".</p> <p>The marches, organised by Spain's "indignados" protest movement, came after Cyprus announced it would dip into its citizens' bank accounts to help save the government from a debt default, part of a 10-billion-euro ($13-billion) EU bailout deal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130316/spain-protesters-accuse-eu-servility-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Impact of the Arab Spring Political philosophy War AFP Sat, 16 Mar 2013 22:15:21 +0000 5785622 at http://www.globalpost.com Kicking away protesters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/kicking-away-protesters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A week has passed since district officials demolished a protesters’ tent in front of Deoksu Palace near Seoul City Hall. In its place is a flowerbed surrounded by a wire fence, and riot police to keep protesters from reoccupying the area. The Jung-gu District Office has removed its year-long eyesore ― and deepened the plight of dismissed workers and the conscionable concerns of citizens.</p><P>The district cites, yet again, the need to keep ''law and order,” saying it repeatedly asked the tent’s occupants to leave.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/kicking-away-protesters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Culture jamming Impact of the Arab Spring Labor Law Occupy movement in the United States Social Issues Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:02:42 +0000 Asianet 5812461 at http://www.globalpost.com Students protest for education reform in Chile http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/students-protest-education-reform-chile <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Thousands of Chilean students Thursday marched through the streets of capital Santiago, demanding an end to the privatization of education and improvement in the public education system, APA reports quyoting Xinhua.</p><P>The peaceful protest saw middle-school and university students, as well as teachers, converge at Plaza Italia, a square in downtown Santiago, from where they marched through the city's main Alameda Avenue, singing, dancing and chanting their demands.</p><P>Local media sources estimated some 120,000 protesters in Santiago, although students in other major cities also launc</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/students-protest-education-reform-chile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Impact of the Arab Spring Political riots Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:03:57 +0000 Asianet 5813849 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia arrests 10 for protesting opposition jailings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/russia-arrests-10-protesting-opposition-jailings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian police Saturday arrested 10 activists trying to hold a protest in Moscow's Red Square over the incarceration last year of opposition demonstrators, AFP witnessed.</p> <p>Those arrested were among a group of around 40 people in the square holding photos of the prisoners and red ribbons symbolising the movement against Russian President Vladimir Putin.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/russia-arrests-10-protesting-opposition-jailings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Impact of the Arab Spring Technology AFP Sat, 13 Apr 2013 16:15:37 +0000 5814847 at http://www.globalpost.com Clashes as Guinea police crack down on protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/clashes-guinea-police-crack-down-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Guinea security forces clashed with protesters on Thursday as they tried to break up a rally against a government decision to hold a long-delayed election in June, leaving a number of people injured. </p> <p>An AFP journalist at the scene counted at least 25 injured, and saw several people, including opposition officials, arrested in the latest protest against the legislative election to turn violent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/clashes-guinea-police-crack-down-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Impact of the Arab Spring Lansana Conté Political riots Politics AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:16:20 +0000 5819446 at http://www.globalpost.com France's opponents of gay marriage fight to the end http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/frances-opponents-gay-marriage-fight-the-end-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France's bitter debate over gay marriage is set to reach a potentially explosive climax on Sunday, two days before a bill legalising same-sex unions is due to be finally approved.</p> <p>Opponents of the reform have been urged to take to the streets of Paris in a last-ditch show of hostility after a week of regular and sometimes violent protests.</p> <p>For a third night running Friday, demonstrators marched in central Paris to show their opposition to the measures, with a few hard core activists clashing with police later in the evening.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/frances-opponents-gay-marriage-fight-the-end-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Impact of the Arab Spring Labor Law Social Issues AFP Sat, 20 Apr 2013 03:15:04 +0000 5820783 at http://www.globalpost.com