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German police took off their helmets and marched in solidarity with anti-austerity protestors

German police march in solidarity with anti-austerity protesters

On May 19th, thousands of protesters marched against austerity and ‘crony capitalism’. Protesters peacefully filled the city center of continental Europe’s biggest financial hub in their protest against the dominance of banks and what they perceive to be untamed crony capitalism. However, in a rare show of solidarity, German police removed their helmets and marched in support alongside the protesters.[Read More…]

New law shuts down protest in Australia

New law shuts down protest in Australia

New laws in Australia have given police sweeping new powers to arrest protesters in the country, it has been revealed. The law was passed the upper house of the Victorian parliament. Essentially it means that if the police think someone may be about to cause trouble or turn violent, they will have the power to arrest demonstrators. Previously, police had[Read More…]

Ian Tomlinson was a newspaper vendor who was killed by police in 2009 at the G20 demonstrations after being mistaken for a protester.

Govt to scrap human rights laws

Last week, the Akashic Times revealed how the government unveiled new laws outlining their plans to abolish freedom of speech and protest for anyone who criticises the government. You can read about that story HERE. However, sadly, the drive to obliterate every shred of the traditional human rights that we hold dear doesn’t end there. David Cameron has yet another[Read More…]

Sister Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli

Megan Rice: The brave 84 year old nun imprisoned in the US for non-violent protest

Megan Rice’s story is one of courage, hope and determination, despite being in the most dire of situations. Last year, she was commended for her bravery after being jailed for opposing nuclear weapons in America. Ms Rice is an 84 year old Catholic nun who is currently being incarcerated in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, while two[Read More…]

Demonstrators take to the streets in Bangladesh

The world denounces Gaza genocide

Thousands gathered in protest outside of the Israeli embassy in London, to protest against the mindless slaughter of thousands of innocent men, women and children in Gaza. Over 85,000 people marched from the embassy to the heart of government today in a massive show of solidarity with Gaza. Speakers called for an end to Britain’s arms trade with Israel. Protests[Read More…]