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35,000 activists and union members march in UK

A rally of 35,000 demonstrators organized by Britain’s Trades Union Congress marched peacefully in Manchester, UK on Sunday to protest the opening of the Conservative Party’s annual conference. A statement from the TUC had announced that it was “organising a march and rally to show opposition to the coalition government’s…

More than 1,000 ‘Day of Rage’ protesters march around Wall Street

More than 1,000 people staged a large rally over the weekend near Wall Street in New York. The protesters had planned to “occupy” Wall Street, but police blocked all the streets near the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan. “A lot of us feel there is…

Protesters stage anti-government rally in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — Several hundred protesters rallied outside the headquarters of Hong Kong’s law-making body on Wednesday against government plans to scrap by-elections. Activists from the People Power movement pumped their fists into the air and chanted slogans outside the city’s legislative council, shouting: “Respect the right to vote.” “The…

Libyans ‘executed’ for shunning Kadhafi rally: relative

Hours after thousands packed Tripoli’s Green Square cheering for Moamer Kadhafi, Mohammed said the still warm body of his nephew was dumped outside the family home with two bullets in his head. Mohammed told AFP why he is certain 30-year-old’s Ahmed’s fate was sealed while green flags were waving on…

Which GOP superstars are attending Glenn Beck’s Jerusalem rally?

Soon-to-be-former Fox News host Glenn Beck is in the process of planning his upcoming rally in Israel, and according to one report, the guest list will be an unholy mash-up of conservative notables. The August 24 rally “to restore courage” (sequel to last summer’s “rally to restore honor” Beck threw…

Texas Governor Rick Perry addresses L.A. anti-abortion rally

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry, viewed as a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, ventured far from his home state on Sunday to address a largely Hispanic group at an anti-abortion rally in Los Angeles. The governor’s English-language remarks to a crowd of about 5,000 came as part…

Cambodians rally against widespread child labor

PHNOM PENH — Hundreds of Cambodian school children marched through the country’s capital on Sunday to mark the World Day Against Child Labour, waving banners calling for an end to the widespread practice. The demonstration was organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Cambodian government, who have set…

Moroccans hold peaceful protest despite government ban

RABAT — Hundreds of young Moroccans on Sunday flouted a government ban and held a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Rabat as authorities promised not to crack down on protesters, officials and demonstrators said. Protests calling for reforms have shaken the kingdom since the beginning of the year amid popular uprisings…

U.S. voices ‘concern’ at violent end to Russian gay rights rally

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States voiced “concern” Sunday over the violent end to a gay rights rally in Moscow, and called on Russian authorities to better safeguard “fundamental freedoms” of assembly. “We note with concern… that a peaceable demonstration of Russians advocating for the rights of gays and lesbians,…

Sarah Palin gets mixed welcome at Rolling Thunder Memorial Day rally

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin continues fueling the will-she-won’t-she speculation about her plans for 2012 and whether she will pursue the GOP nomination for the presidency. Sunday, she arrived at the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day weekend motorcycle rally for veterans in Arlington, VA to a mixed welcome. Palin rode into…

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