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Fast-Food Slows Down as Minimum-Wage Workers’ Strike Gains Momentum

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Employees and supporters demonstrate outside of a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant to demand higher pay and the right to form a union on July 29, 2013, in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

By JORGE RIVAS

Earlier today, hundreds of NYC fast-food workers walked off their jobs as part of a week of strikes in seven cities across the country. The workers are fighting for higher wages.

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European Court Slams Turkey on Policing

Yesterday’s damning ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in İzci v Turkey has thrown the spotlight on Turkey’s persistent policing problem, which sees police move in quick and heavy with violent force and tear gas to disperse peaceful demonstrators.
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Photo: A police officer fires teargas on June 17, 2013. © 2013 Miguel Carminati


I seems as though in the last few months, photographs like the one above have become more and more common.  ^DP #summerofprotest

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Yesterday’s damning ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in İzci v Turkey has thrown the spotlight on Turkey’s persistent policing problem, which sees police move in quick and heavy with violent force and tear gas to disperse peaceful demonstrators.

Read more.

Photo: A police officer fires teargas on June 17, 2013. © 2013 Miguel Carminati

I seems as though in the last few months, photographs like the one above have become more and more common.  ^DP #summerofprotest

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Brazil, “National Day Of Struggle” | July 11, 2013 

1. Members of various labour unions take part in a demonstration in front National Congress in Brasilia on July 11, 2013 during a day of strikes and demonstrations called by the country’s five leading labour federations to demand better public services and an end to endemic corruption. (Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images)

2. Striking workers march in Sao Paulo on July 11, 2013. (Andre Penner/AP)

3. Members of various labour unions block a street, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 11, 2013 during a protest to lower public transport rates, to increase public investments in health and education, to reduce working hours and land reform, among other claims. (Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images)

4. Brazilian Indian Hunikui Ninawa participates in the National Day of Struggle, a march by unionists, in Brasilia on July 11, 2013. (Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

5. Brazilian workers march in Rio de Janeiro on July 11, 2013. (Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

6. Riot police officers stand guard outside the National Theatre in Rio de Janeiro on July 11, 2013 as Brazilian workers march. (Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images)

7. Masks of Guy Fawkes are sold in the streets of Rio de Janeiro as Brazilian workers march on July 11, 2013. (Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images)

8. Protesters clash with riot police during the “National Day of Strikes, Stoppages and Protests” in downtown of Rio de Janeiro July 11, 2013. (Sergio Moraes/Reuters)

9. A riot police stands next to a fire after clashing with demonstrator during the “National Day of Strikes, Stoppages and Protests” in front of Rio de Janeiro Government Guanabara Palace July 11, 2013. (Ricardo Moraes/Reuters)

10. A man inside a store watches demonstrators set a fire in the street in Rio de Janeiro on July 11, 2013. (Nicolas Tanner/AP)

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This video, Light Weapons, reveals details of life during wartime: the uneven flight of a helicopter, a car creeping through the stillness of night, the swaying of a crowd, and people hurrying through the street. These scenes not only show the protests, police sweeps, shelling, and daily terror that have come to define daily existence for so many in Syria, they also reveal the incidental, the atmospheric: the sensations of war as well as the facts.

Over 500,000 videos have been uploaded to the Internet from Syria during the past two years. Many document the course of protest and conflict, while others promote the views and perspectives of combatants, protesters, peace movements, and ordinary citizens who are witness to events. Despite this profusion of eyewitness perspective, the Syrian conflict has been poorly covered by media outlets worldwide. In part, this is because narrative descriptions of the war do not easily fit into a framework of good and evil, right and wrong. It is also because many videos that emerge are created with an absence of context, editing, or explanation.
Light Weapons: Moving Pictures From Syria

 

globalvoices:

This video, Light Weapons, reveals details of life during wartime: the uneven flight of a helicopter, a car creeping through the stillness of night, the swaying of a crowd, and people hurrying through the street. These scenes not only show the protests, police sweeps, shelling, and daily terror that have come to define daily existence for so many in Syria, they also reveal the incidental, the atmospheric: the sensations of war as well as the facts.


Over 500,000 videos have been uploaded to the Internet from Syria during the past two years. Many document the course of protest and conflict, while others promote the views and perspectives of combatants, protesters, peace movements, and ordinary citizens who are witness to events. Despite this profusion of eyewitness perspective, the Syrian conflict has been poorly covered by media outlets worldwide. In part, this is because narrative descriptions of the war do not easily fit into a framework of good and evil, right and wrong. It is also because many videos that emerge are created with an absence of context, editing, or explanation.

Light Weapons: Moving Pictures From Syria