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Government employees march in D.C. for higher pay, a union

Washington - Hundreds of federally-contracted government workers staged a day-long protest strike Thursday in an effort to persuade President Barack Obama to issue executive orders that would increase pay and benefits for workers on government contract.

Moscow marchers condemn Kremlin role in Ukraine war

Moscow - Thousands of Russians on Sunday marched through Moscow to protest against the Kremlin's involvement in the Ukraine crisis, in the country's first major anti-war rally since fighting erupted in April.

Tears and fears as Scottish independence bid defeated

Edinburgh - Supporters of Scottish independence reacted with bitter disappointment on Friday as their hopes of breaking away from Britain were dashed, with some breaking down in tears in the streets of Edinburgh.

Taiwan to review minimum wage after thousands rally on Labor Day

Taipei - Dozens of trade union members, labor rights groups and student groups marched in the streets Thursday, protesting against low pay and the use of temporary workers.

Animal rights rally calls for changes to laws Special

Edmonton - Hundreds of animal lovers gathered at the Alberta Legislature on April 27 to call for changes to Canada's anti-cruelty laws.

Five years from U.S. stock market's low, it's joy versus worry

Five years ago, the United States was in the midst of its worst recession in seven decades, and stocks were feeling it.

100,000 rally in Ukraine defying anti-protest law

Kiev - About 100,000 Ukrainian protesters massed in central Kiev on Sunday in defiance of controversial new curbs on rallies pushed through by supporters of President Viktor Yanukovych.

Distance education funding cuts protested in Alberta Special

Edmonton - Distance learning has always been an option for students in Alberta's public school system. However, recent cuts to distance learning has many teachers, students, and parents concerned.

Viral video released ahead of rally to end mass surveillance

New York - Fight for the Future and Demand Progress released a video explaining how the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance programs function last week. The video was released in New York City and has since gone viral over social media outlets.

'Ginger Pride' rally in Edinburgh, Scotland made people see red

Edinburgh - As part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a parade was organized by Canadian comedian Shawn Hitchins to demonstrate against "gingerism," or prejudice against people with red hair.

Op-Ed: Protesters make a 'Stumpfville' rally of Wells Fargo CEO's home Special

San Francisco - Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment organized a protest outside the home of Wells Fargo Bank, CEO John Stumpf last Saturday, on July 20. Jena Fleur was among those who participated and she took a few moments to speak to this reporter

Lady Gaga sings national anthem at New York gay pride event

New York - On June 26, global pop music phenom Lady Gaga made an appearance at Pier 36 in New York City for a gay pride parade rally, where she made a speech and subsequently sang the national anthem.

Pictorial Display of First Nations Protest Against FIPPA Special

Vancouver - On June 5, 2013, some First Nations citizens held a public meeting or rally in downtown Vancouver to protest against the Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA) signed by the federal government and the government of China.

Thousands of anti-capitalists 'blockupy' ECB in Frankfurt (video)

Frankfurt - Angry protesters have occupied the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, effectively stopping people from going to work. The beef of the Blockupy Frankfurt Movement is the mishandling of the crisis by the EU's financial institutions.

Madrid — European protest capital with 1,628 demos so far in 2013

Madrid - It's only May, and already the Spanish capital has had the highest number of European street protests, surpassing even Berlin, with 1,628 street demonstrations so far in 2013.

Spain's 15m Indignados mark second anniversary — 'Sí, se puede' Special

Fuengirola - May 12 saw the Spanish "Indignados" take to the streets "en masse" to mark the second anniversary of the 15m movement, which was born on May 15, 2011. The new theme of the protest is "From indignation to rebellion."

‘No Hunting in National Parks’ march and rally in Sydney Special

Sydney - About 3,000 people attended a ‘No Hunting in National Parks’ rally outside NSW Parliament House, Macquarie St in Sydney.

Fuengirola: Protest against fascism, for victims of Francoism

Fuengirola - Every year the mayoress in Fuengirola announces a "Day of the Dog" in the town, always at roughly the same time of year. This year she planned it for the Day of the Second Republic and citizens were enraged.

Hungary bans anti-Semitic rally, receives praise amid criticism

Budapest - Responding to a question in parliament, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has asked the minister of police to prevent the “Step on the Gas” demonstration of the Bikers with National Feelings.

Arkansas residents protest legislature's war on women Special

Little Rock - Hundreds gathered at a grassroots "Protest at the Arkansas Capitol" to denounce "extreme reproductive laws in Arkansas," and raised their voices and signs in protest of the war on women being waged by the conservative majority in the state legislature.

1000's protest nuclear energy in Tokyo on Fukushima anniversary

Tokyo - In the run up to the second anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that caused the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, tens of thousands have taken to the streets of Tokyo in protest against nuclear power.

Portugal takes to the streets against austerity (video)

Lisbon - In yet another example of the fact that austerity just doesn't work, hundreds of thousands of Portuguese people took to the streets in around 30 cities all over Portugal on Saturday and protests will continue on Sunday.

'23F Citizen's Wave': Major anti-austerity protests in Spain

Madrid - Tens of thousands of people from all walks of life hit the streets of Spain on Saturday in a "Citizen's Wave" anti-austerity demonstration.

Thousands of environmental activists rally on National Mall Special

Washington - Tens of thousands of climate change activists descended on the National Mall in Washington, DC. People came from numerous U.S. states and Canada to protest various actions relating to energy forms.

Thousands march in support of New York bus drivers (Video)

New York - On Sunday, thousands rallied at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn and then marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to support New York's striking school bus drivers.

Op-Ed: Anti-GMO protests by Polish farmers continue in London, UK

London - On Thursday, the International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside (ICPPC) and a group of British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in central London, against the sale of Polish farmland to foreign multinationals.

Rally in Sydney against benefits change for single parents Special

Sydney - Rallies were held across Australia in a national day of action to protest against low-income single parents being moved from the Parent Payment Single welfare payment to the greatly reduced Newstart Allowance.

Anonymous plans OpAngel, a DOJ protest in honor of Aaron Swartz

Washington - Members of the online activist community, as well as those who believe public information should be available to citizens for free, are joining together to stage protests against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) at 3:00 p.m. Friday.

Vandana Shiva at Hawaii State Capitol GMO Labeling Rally (video)

Honolulu - Edited from the livestream of the event held at the Hawaii State Capitol on January 16, the video contains Dr Vandana's Shiva's speech on GMOs and the future of farming.

Photo Essay: Scenes of protest in Málaga and Fuengirola, Spain Special

We look back on past protests in both Málaga city and Fuengirola, Spain, and wonder what lies ahead for Spain and the rest of Europe in 2013.
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Ban Live Exports - Sydney Rally. Sunday 15 April 2012.
Ban Live Exports - Sydney Rally. Sunday 15 April 2012.
Ban Live Exports - Sydney Rally. Sunday 15 April 2012.
Ban Live Exports - Sydney Rally. Sunday 15 April 2012.
Marriage equality rally.
Marriage equality rally.
Police officers securing the area after activists were arrested.
Police officers securing the area after activists were arrested.
Al Nakba  Free Palestine  rally  Sydney.
Al Nakba 'Free Palestine' rally, Sydney.
Pro-Tibet mini rally at Queen s Park during the anti-G20 march.
Pro-Tibet mini rally at Queen's Park during the anti-G20 march.
Rally against the Temporary Foreign Workers Program  March 30  2014 in Edmonton.
Rally against the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, March 30, 2014 in Edmonton.
Elena Jeffreys from Scarlet Alliance  Australian Sex Workers Association speaking at the rally.
Elena Jeffreys from Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association speaking at the rally.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and govern...
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the firs...
Ukrainian Parliament adopted the bill No.9073 on the principles of state language policy in the first reading. Several parallel rallies of supporters and opponents of this bill were held in downtown Kyiv.
David Shoebridge. Ban Live Exports - Sydney Rally.
David Shoebridge. Ban Live Exports - Sydney Rally.
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Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton  July 8  2014.
Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton, July 8, 2014.
Citizens  mobilization against the cuts  the abuse of power  the repression.
Citizens' mobilization against the cuts, the abuse of power, the repression.
Sonya Bryskine  Falun Gong practitioner and ‘MC’  speaking at the rally.
Sonya Bryskine, Falun Gong practitioner and ‘MC’, speaking at the rally.
An  animal  on his chopper during Parade of Power on Dickson Street.  Bikes  Blues & BBQ.  Fayettevi...
An "animal" on his chopper during Parade of Power on Dickson Street. Bikes, Blues & BBQ. Fayetteville, Ark. Oct. 2, 2010.