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Stephen Morgan

Digital Journalist based in Brussels, Belgium, Belgium. Joined on Jun 23, 2011
Expertise in Politics, Government, Ethnic cultures


General strike paralyzes Portugal

Public sector unions have called a one day general strike in Portugal this Thursday to protest against the government's draconian austerity measures and its further plans to reduce pay and lengthen working hours in the public services.

1 million demonstrate in Brazil as unrest continues to escalate

More than one million people in over 100 cities in Brazil have taken to the streets as President Dilma Rousseff postponed a trip to Japan to hold an emergency meeting about the crisis.

250,000 people protest in cities across Brazil

Protests against price hikes and massive expenditure on sporting events snowballed yesterday as hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in cities across Brazil.

Turkey: Unions call national strike and march on Taksim Square

Unions representing nearly a million workers in Turkey have called a national strike on Monday in protest at the government's heavy-handed treatment of demonstrators over the weekend.

National strike grips Greece over closure of state TV

A nationwide strike has erupted across Greece following the sudden closure of the state TV channel yesterday. Workers in all key industries and services walked off the job today in protest at the move, bringing the country to a virtual stop.

Risk of social unrest highest in Europe

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is warning that the risk of major social unrest around the world is now greatest in Europe.

More than 100 killed in China poultry farm blaze

One-hundred and thirteen people have died in a fire at a slaughter house near Dehui in Jilin province, northeast China, with others are still unaccounted for today.

German Finance Minister warns of revolution in Europe

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has warned that Europe faces revolution unless a solution to youth unemployment is found.

Op-Ed: Who are the English Defence League?

The English Defence League has been receiving quite some attention from the press recently. In particular, they have had some very favorable publicity in Digital Journal. However, readers may be surprised to know who they really are.

Red alert over volcano in Chile and Argentina

Both Chile and Argentina have been put on red alert by authorities after worries of a possible eruption of the Copahue volcano on their shared border.

'Women's Viagra' on sale in 3 years

If you can't keep pace with you husband's libido, Viagra for women should be on sale soon, following successful trials in Europe.

Op-Ed: New York — A racial time bomb?

New York - Major Bloomberg's "stop and frisk" policy in New York has been heralded as the reason for the drastic drop in crime in the city. But the strategy may now be out of control and could be threatening the racial fabric of the city.

Gay man tortured to death in Russia

Volgograd - In Russia over the weekend, a terrible, homophobic hate crime has again highlighted the plight of LGBTQI people in the country.

College in UK to offer degree in Heavy Metal

A college in Britain has announced that it will be offering a degree in Heavy Metal. The qualification will be called a "Heavy Metal Music Performance degree."

Survivor found in rubble over 2 weeks after Bangladesh disaster

A survivor has been found in the ruins of the Bangladesh garment factory, which collapsed on Wednesday, 24th April, a day after the building's owner said it would last for a century.

Thousands of Spanish teachers and students take to the streets

Hundreds of thousands of teachers and students joined protests yesterday in yet another revolt against austerity measures in Spain.

More people die in new garment factory fire in Bangladesh

As the death total in the recent collapse of a Bangladesh clothing factory soars to over 900, another garment factory fire has killed 8 people yesterday.

Op-Ed: Overtones of racism in Ohio kidnapping rescue?

Cleveland - Comments by the police and others give me the impression that the key role of Charles Ramsey in the rescue of the kidnapping victims in Ohio is being played down because of his color.

Man's runny nose not allergy but brain fluid leaking out

A man who thought he was suffering with allergies was, if fact, leaking brain fluid through his nose, which nearly killed him.

New sex-superbug may be worse than AIDS

A new, so-called “sex superbug” is causing concern among the medical community after two new cases have reportedly been found in Hawaii.
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