Greece: Disability activists protest government “austerity budget” cuts

13 December 2011 — More than a thousand of disabled people protested against government cuts and their impact on key benefits such as the disability living allowance, and disability pension.
Waving placards with slogans such as “No to dismantling the welfare state” and “Protect disabled from the misery, poverty and exclusion”, disabled people took to the streets of Athens center to protest at the government’s spending cuts.

The protesters, many of whom had never been on a demonstration before, included people who are virtually immobile with supporters, relatives, charities and friends.

In front of the Greek Parliament Riot Police closed the road not allowing them to go near the Prime Minister Hall, where they wanted to deliver their requests.

Tamils Protest Killings In Kashmir, 100 arrested

Those arrested include PDK president, Kolathur Mani, who was leading the protest demonstration

Kashmir Ho Ya Kanyakumari; Hum Kya Chahte? Bharat Se Azadi!

Chennai, Aug 13: Over 100 activists from Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (PDK) and other like minded political parties were arrested Friday for holding a protest demonstration against the atrocities on the people of Kashmir and in support of the Kashmiri struggle for Azadi.

Those arrested include, PDK president, Kolathur Mani, who was leading the protest demonstration,Those arrested include, PDK president, Kolathur Mani, who was leading the protest demonstration, a statement from the Delhi Tamil Students Union said today.

All the detainees have been put under remand for 15 days, the statement said.

According to the statement the demonstrators placed the following four demands to the Indian govt:

1) India should stop its war on the Kashmiri people

2) AFSPA should be scrapped immediately

3) The Indian army should be withdrawn from Kashmir

4) Talks should be initiated on the rights of the Kashmiris to self-determination. Continue reading