South Africa: over a million public sector workers on strike

More than one million South African state workers have gone on strike to press for an increase in pay, a move that threatens to paralyse Africa's biggest economy. Schools were closed early on Wednesday as teachers left for meetings to discuss the walkout, while workers dressed in red T-shirts gathered outside hospitals and government offices.

Ten thousand clash with police in south-east China

Large-scale protest in Gangkou Town, Jiangxi Province on July 5, 2010.

Villagers in China’s southeastern Jiangxi Province, upset over police brutality, relocation and corrupt local officials, have staged a large-scale, violent protest.

Police kill Landless People's Movement militant in Johannesburg

The Landless People's Movement in Johannesburg continues to face repression. A number of its leaders are now in hiding. Police attack in eTwatwa, Ekurhuleni; one person is dead and another seriously injured.

Murder and riots in Warsaw

A 36-year-old Nigerian man was shot to death by a cop known to have violent, racist inclinations.

The Kappa Marousi tragedy, Athens 1991

The tragedy of Kappa Marousi which burned down during a major protest march in Athens in 1991 leaving 4 people dead led the media to incriminate anarchists, although it was later proved the fire was caused by the police.

Three internet activists jailed in China; hundreds protest courthouse

A Chinese court jailed three people on Friday (16th) who posted material on the Internet to help a woman pressure authorities which she accused of covering up her daughter's death, in a trial that attracted scores of supporters.

Nigerian police kill protestors against cop brutality

Police reportedly fired live ammunition into a crowd of young people on April 3rd, killing two — at a protest against the force's killing of another man two days previously.

Alleged terrorists arrested in Paris

On Monday and Tuesday 15 and 16 February, seven people were arrested as alleged terrorists in Paris in connection with solidarity actions with prisoners accused of arson of the Vincennes detention Center in July 2008.

Prison time mounting for Gaza war protesters

Supporters of 90 anti-war protesters arrested at demonstrations and actions against the Gaza war over 2008/9 are calling for solidarity as the number of people jailed reaches double figures and 62 more face heavy sentences.

Alexandros Grigoropoulos Murder Trial Opens

The trial over the assassination of Alexandros Grigoropoulos opened today in Amfissa, with the defense of the assassin cops trying to turn the trial on its head.