8 June 2014 10:21
Thousands of protesters in Spain have urged the abolition of monarchy following the king's recent abdication in favor of his son.
According to the reports, the demonstrators came to the streets of the capital Madrid on Saturday, chanting "Spain, tomorrow, will be republican."
Meanwhile, left-wing political parties and civil groups have demanded a referendum on the issue.
Crown Prince Felipe is due...
14 March 2014 10:41
France’s schoolteachers and students have walked out of their jobs across the country to protest against the government’s planned education reforms, Press TV reports.
Teachers walked off on Friday, with their students rallying to their aid to protest against French President Francois Hollande’s proposed educational reforms in the country.
During his time in office, former President Nicolas Sarkozi slashed some 80,000 teaching...
15 February 2014 15:26
More than 120 Irish academics have signed a pledge to boycott Israeli institutions until Palestinian rights are respected, Academics for Palestine said in a press release.
It added in a Friday statement that the number is expected to increase as more lecturers learn about the growing campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel – a campaign led by Palestinians...
27 August 2013 23:23
Iraq’s top court has rejected a draft law preventing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki from seeking a third term in office after 2014 national elections.
In a brief statement posted on its website on Tuesday, the Supreme Federal Court said it had ruled unconstitutional a controversial draft law that limits the premier, president and the parliament speaker to two terms in office....
8 April 2013 9:11
Spanish youths held mass protests in cities across Spain and near the country's embassies around the world against high unemployment and poor working conditions in troubled eurozone nation.
Thousands marched in central Madrid on Sunday to highlight the issue which they say has forced many youth to go abroad to find work, Aljazeera reported.
Smaller protests were held in Barcelona and...
24 February 2013 15:32
With BDS, it’s never boring. Although formed initially to mount pressure on Israel, increasingly BDS campaigns are now, bit by bit, focusing on silencing any pro-Palestinian voice with an IQ over 90.
For the BDS leadership, intellect is a threat - and they may be right.
For a year now, we have noted BDS’ repeated assaults on leading activists and intellects...
24 February 2013 15:28
Students at Oxford University will vote on a motion to boycott the apartheid regime of Israel this week, despite the proposer and seconder of the motion having received threatening emails.
The Oxford University Students' Union (OUSU) will meet on Wednesday to vote on a possible boycott of the Zionist entity, its companies and institutions, in protest against the regime’s illegal occupation...
28 November 2012 6:53
Thousands of Greeks hit by austerity cuts have taken to the streets in Athens after the government struck an austerity deal with its lenders.
After 12 hours of negotiations at their third meeting in three weeks, eurozone finance ministers and International Monetary Fund officials agreed early on Tuesday to cut Greece’s debts by 40 billion euros ($52 billion) that paved the...
17 October 2012 22:48
Spanish students have taken to the streets for a three-day nationwide protest to express their anger over government cuts in education.
Over a thousand secondary and university students gathered in Madrid on Wednesday as part of a nationwide strike to protest against the government’s austerity measures which have taken aim at reducing provisions in the education sector.
Protesters rallied against...
14 October 2012 11:18
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Portugal to protest against the austerity measures the government is imposing on the citizens of the country.
Demonstrations were held in Lisbon and a number of other Portuguese cities on Saturday.
The street action in Lisbon and some other cities took on a festive air.
In one of the main squares...
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