Colombia’s largest cities Friday are the scene of protests against President Ivan Duque performed by students, teachers, and truck drivers.
Leftist organizations and anti-establishment groups marched in central Athens on Friday evening to mark the 11th anniversary since the 2008 shooting of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos by a former police officer.
Sherine’s heartbreak reflects that of parents who cared for the 34,000 students sleeping in New York’s homeless shelters last year — enough children to fill a small city.
Sandy stands on her tiptoes and squints across the East River as the N train pulls onto the Manhattan Bridge. She watches the skyline until the train dips underground.
Colombian unions and student groups will hold another protest on Wednesday in honor of a teenage demonstrator who died after being injured by a tear gas canister, as President Ivan Duque announced changes to his unpopular tax reform proposal.
At the same time, the Delhi Police’s lathi-charge on agitating students must be condemned, and action must be demanded against those who ordered it. There was certainly nothing wrong in students going to Parliament to vent their just grievances.
I express my full support to the students of JNU.
Students at a leading university in New Delhi have been protesting against a planned increase in their housing fees. They say most students are poor and cannot afford higher prices. They also allege that the Indian government wants to privatise higher education and make it difficult for many to attend university.
In Athen zogen heute nach Polizeischätzung mehr als 20.000 Menschen durch das Stadtzentrum.
The November 17 demonstration commemorates the uprising at the Athens Polytechnic which set into motion a chain of events that toppled the US-backed military government – known in Greece as „the Junta“ – in 1974.
University students demonstrated against precarious living conditions in cities around France on Tuesday, four days after a 22-year-old student set himself on fire in apparent protest of policies of President Emmanuel Macron and his own financial troubles.
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The 22-year-old man posted on social media about his financial difficulties just hours before he attempted to self-immolate in front of a university restaurant in Lyon on Saturday.
The man, who is a student at Lyon 2 University, said he could no longer carry on living on €450 (£388) a month.
Students demonstrated against the anti-riot police that have been indiscriminately cracking down on university protests on-campus. They were met with more police repression.
Over 100 Colombian riot police stormed a university campus located outside Bogota during a peaceful protest, firing shots, tear gas and detaining serveral students.
Students at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) in London have slammed the payments as “outrageous.”
At least £400,000 has passed between the military and the university since the end of 2016, according to freedom of information requests filed by student group Decolonising Our Minds.
According to data from the Ministry of Education, the strike, which began on June 3, has since kept some 600,000 students without classes.
Thousands of members of the Chilean Teachers‘ Association today rejected a proposal from the Government in response to their demands and decided to continue with the national strike that is now entering its fifth week.
Around 100 professors from public and private universities across the U.S. endorsed Wednesday Sander’s proposal to cancel the nation’s student debt that has ratcheted up to US$1.6 trillion.
The Chilean teachers, who have been on strike for three weeks say they want Piñera to respond to their requests they made two years ago. Among these are back wage payments and more resources for public education.
We were founded in January 2019 after it became clear that a second EU referendum is now a real possibility.
We aim to build a supportive community for like-minded young people and provide a strong united voice to show the Country that we as young people are not the possession of the People’s Vote.
Pro-Brexit young people are chronically under-represented in the media, we seek to change that.
(15.5.2017) The issue of DNA collection has received some press attention. In one case in Shandong province, police collected DNA from more than 5,000 male students in one college in October 2013. The students were given no explanation about why their information was taken, and many “did not understand nor felt comfortable about it.” When reached by journalists, the school said it was to cooperate with the police’s request to establish a database about migrant populations, but the police said it was to solve a number of theft cases on the campus.
While Raytheon quietly held a career fair at Northeastern University to recruit students to work for them, they were also met with some pushback.
As part of a strike that began on Oct. 11, Colombian university students mobilize to reject violence against social leaders and rights defenders.
While world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland, for the COP24 climate summit, protesters in the streets of Paris have successfully forced French President Emmanuel Macron’s hand, undercutting his efforts to impose a carbon tax on French energy sales. Macron has made climate change and lowering greenhouse gases a central component of both his domestic and foreign policies, only to face dramatic failure at the hands of his „yellow vest“ countrymen.
It is telling that when the protests were organised, they bypassed France’s organised left entirely, eschewing not just the political parties, but the trade unions, too. The reaction of some on the left suggests they were right to.
Fuel tax rises which have led to weeks of violent protests in France have now been postponed for six months.
The move was announced in a televised address by PM Edouard Philippe, who said anyone would have „to be deaf or blind“ not to hear or see the anger.
High-school students – who have been protesting against changes to colleges and the university system – also seized on the mood of protest and stepped up their blockades.
About 100 high schools were fully or partially blockaded around the country, including in the southern city of Toulouse and in Créteil in the Paris area.
Thousands of students, professors, university directors of 32 public universities in Colombia participated in the National March in Defense of Higher Education to demand higher budgets and transparency from the national government Wednesday.
WAFA correspondent said Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades toward the students who rallied in protest of Israel’s Nation-state Law and its planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community, east of Jerusalem.
Police have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a protest march conducted by university students near Parliament premises in Battaramulla a short while ago.
IN PICTURES: Thousands of Chilean students took to the streets on Thursday in the first major student protests under recently inaugurated President Sebastian Piñera.
Mexican filmmakers Alfonso Cuaron and Emmanuel Lubezki have joined the call for the safe return of three film students, who have been missing since March 19.
In an open letter, sent to Jalisco’s governor Jorge Aristoteles Sandoval, the Academy Award-winning director Cuaron, cinematographer Lubezki and other prominent figures of Mexican cinema demanded the government find Javier Salomon Aceves, Daniel Diaz, and Marcos Avalos alive and “take legal action against those involved in the kidnapping and sentence them according to the law.”