Turkey's biggest union said it would go on strike Thursday over a devastating mine explosion which has claimed at least 274 lives, as anger mounted over the country's worst mining accident. "Those who keep up with privatisation ... policies, who threaten workers' lives to reduce cost ... are the culprits of Soma massacre and they must be held accountable," Turkey's Public Workers Unions Confederation (KESK), which represents 240,000 employees, said on its website.
Russian delegation leaves PACE session before time to protest against limitations on its powers - Russian MP
Members of environment pressure group Greenpeace breached security fences Wednesday at a Swedish nuclear plant to protest against what they believe are ageing reactors.
Bosnian authorities are investigating the causes of violent anti-government protests that resulted in 220 people being injured on Friday.
Two parties in Bosnia's ruling coalition on Sunday called for early polls to defuse mounting anger over corruption and unemployment that has sparked violence among citizens. The move came as 1,000 people gathered in front of Bosnia's tripartite presidency building in downtown Sarajevo, demanding the resignation of rulers they blame for their economic woes.
The UN calls for urgent action in the Central African Republic, warning it is descending into “complete chaos” amid a turmoil that began after rebels seized power in March. The UN Security Council is called to strengthen the African Union-led force in the country ahead of a vote scheduled for next week. Alex Korbel, a political analyst for Contrepoints, a liberal information website, talked to the Voice of Russia about the evolving crisis.
An estimated 4,500 protesters have flocked to the Pushkin Square in the heart of the Russian capital Moscow to take part in an opposition march, police report.
Russian activists have gathered in Pushkin Square in the heart of Moscow for the beginning of a protest march in support of the so-called "Bolotnaya political prisoners."
Activists in support of Anonymous, WikiLeaks and the Occupy Movement are organizing mass demonstrations worldwide on the 5th of November in protest of what they say is massive government corruption, war crimes, the crackdown on internet freedom and the war on whistleblowers and those who seek the truth behind the mass media façade and the government lies. The Voice of Russia’s John Robles spoke to Christine Ann Sands, regarding the upcoming Million Mask March, an event she is helping to organize. The level of illegality affected Christine to the point where she decided to do something about it, her fight leading her to become one of the few public faces of Anonymous.
Christine Ann Sands one of the chief organizers and one of the few public faces of Anonymous spoke to the Voice of Russia, in an exclusive interview, about the Million Mask March, Hacktivism, WikiLeaks and the truth movement. According to Ms. Sands the American people have been hijacked by evil forces that were behind the 9-11 attacks and that continue to control the US government, the media and political parties.
Ukrainian world boxing champion Vitali Klitschko led 15,000 protesters through the streets of Kiev on Saturday demanding the immediate release of jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
The Moscow City Hall has announced it will not tolerate opposition rallies like the one that has been staged on Chistye Prudy Boulevard, regional security chief Alexei Mayorov told Ria-Novosti today. He vowed that the authorities will try to avoid such “protest strolls” at any cost.
Russian activists who have set up an opposition camp in downtown Moscow will continue their protest until a new March of Millions scheduled for June 12, MP from the A Just Russia party Dmitry Gudkov said on Sunday. “The camp here is planned until June 12. On June 12 a March of Millions will be held.
2,000 people are said to have taken part in the so-called ‘protest walk’ in central Moscow, police officials have said, while one of the organizers of the campaign, journalist Sergei Parkhomenko claims there were more than 10,000 of people attending.
More than 1,000 opposition supporters have gathered on Pushkin Square in central Moscow to join a ‘protest walk’ with poets and writers along the Boulevard Ring, the Itar-Tass news agency reports citing police officials. Among the participants there are writers Boris Akunin, Dmitry Bykov, Eduard Uspensky, Alexander Prokhanov, artist Andrei Bilzho.
Security is tight on Pushkin Square in central Moscow where opposition supporters are gathering for a ‘protest walk’ with poets and writers.
More than two thousands of Internet users are going to join a group of famous Russian poets and writers, headed by Boris Akunin, in their “protest walks” down Moscow boulevards. Some 1,400 to 2,100 social networks users have signed up for the so-called “Test Walk,” with another thousand still pending.