From June 27-July 4th we went away to Chicago for Socialism2012 (a leftist conference put on by the International Socialist Organization and the Center for Economic Research and Social Change). During that time, a whole lot happened. This page will be updated as we post a week’s worth of protest news over the course of July 4th.
For previous months of protest news check out our global roundups!
News from July Fourth:
*Four blogs focused on the struggle for the peoples’ of the world’s independence to follow on July 4th.
- The Arab Spring stretches to Sudan amidst new waves of protests against austerity and government corruption in Sudan.
- Unrest in Nigeria continues to grow as more corruption scandals involving Shell are exposed.
- Occupy groups from across the country are headed to Philadelphia for a national gathering on Independence Mall, seeking to unify their far-flung movement against economic inequality a half-year after police evicted protesters from encampments in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York and other cities.
- Massive protests erupt in Ukraine over new Russian language law.
- Assange isn’t turning himself over to the police until Ecuador reaches a decision.
- July4.2012 - The people of Nigeria voice concern over corrupt politicians, the negative influence of Shell and the vagabonds in power.
- Coal miners fight back against Spanish riot police on July 4th!
July 03, 2012
- Palestinians protested the violence and suppression of peaceful demonstrations opposing the meeting of Israeli war criminal Shaul Mofaz with the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas over the past two days by Palestinian security forces exercised extreme violence and suppression.
- About 100 protesters from Occupy and ACT UP Philadelphia marched through Center City, stopping along the way to shout indictments of banking giants UBS, Wells Fargo and Bank of America.
- People demonstrating against the closure of several Oakland schools returned to the Lakeview Elementary campus for a rally.
- Alta Bates nurses go on strike!
Two days ago:
July 02, 2012
Three days ago:
July 01, 2012
- Anti nuclear protesters closed in on the prime minister’s personal residence!
- Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents and Chinese citizens marched in a downtown street during pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on July 1, 2012.
- Vietnamese protest fights back as China rivals the United States for title of meanest imperial bully.
- Protests in Barzeh, Syria continued and escalated.
Four days ago:
June 30, 2012
- Police and protesters clashed in Bahrain.
- Teachers in Quebec publicly announced their plans to join up with the student movement.
- Hundreds of people marched Saturday through the streets of Chinatown in Los Angeles to protest against Wal-Mart’s plans to open a store in the neighborhood.
Five days ago:
June 29, 2012
- Anti-government rallies escalated in Santiago.
- Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched with the Chilean Student Movement in what is now becoming a more broad-based social movement in Chile.
- The movement against dangerous nuclear power in Japan grew, as hundreds of thousands took to the streets in Japanese protests.
Six days ago:
June 28, 2012
- We posted the second part of our interview with Christine Assange.
- Ecuador renounced the human rights violations committed by members of the United States military.
- Protesters and police clash in protests in Greece.
Seven days ago:
June 27, 2012
- We launched our new Facebook page!
- Tens of thousands of workers converged on the Argentinean capital Buenos Aires to protest government labor policies.
- Yet another Tibetan activist self-immolation, adding herself to the list of several dozens of others who have recently set themselves on fire in protest.
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