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Oakland Gets Ready for New Year’s Eve Protest

Leave it to Oakland to ring in the New Year with a protest — or two. East Bay revelers, be warned: We just got word from the City Attorney’s Office that there will be a great deal of marching and chanting starting today as Occupy Oakland and others plan to take to the streets for yet another demonstration. According to Oakland’s City Administrator Deanna J

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NATO opens talks with Afghanistan

NATO is negotiating with Afghanistan over a proposed military force to stay in the country after next year, but says no deal will be signed until after a separate agreement with the US is completed.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the US have been in a long and bitter stand-off over the Bilateral Security Agreement, which would see several thousand US troops deployed in Afghanistan after 2014.

Karzai initially endorsed the BSA, but has since declined to sign it, outraging US officials and lawmakers who have threatened a complete forces pullout.

‘The message of the United States and its allies in Europe is clear: the Bilateral Security Agreement should be signed without any more delay,’ Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement.

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said negotiations had begun between NATO senior civilian representative Maurits Jochems and Afghan national security adviser Rangin Spanta.

‘I welcome the start of these talks today … while stressing that the NATO Status of Forces Agreement will not be concluded or signed until the signature of the Bilateral Security Agreement between the Governments of Afghanistan and the United States,’ Rasmussen said in a statement on Saturday.

Hagel hailed the start of negotiations and was ‘pleased’ by the move, according to his spokesman.

‘NATO’s decision to move forward with negotiations on a SOFA is yet another demonstration of the international community’s willingness to support Afghanistan after 2014.’

Rasmussen said the Status of Forces Agreement was essential for the NATO-led mission to ‘mission to train, advise and assist’ the Afghan army and police after 2014.

Karzai, who is due to stand down after elections next year, has warned that he will not allow a continued NATO presence if it meant ‘more bombs and killings’.

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Occupy Rome turns into a war zone–70 injured (Video)

Helicopters hovered, smoke plumes rose and tear gas flooded the air as violence broke out in Rome at the Occupy Wall Street protest on Saturday when the movement experienced its first day around the globe. Apparently the saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” is true, as a couple hundred thousand demonstators showed up for the protest.

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Voices for a free Palestine

The Truth! James Traficant The General’s Son No Way Through Israel’s Hypocrisy Seattle Gaza Protest Gaza Massacres Settlers attack Gaza Blockade Israeli Racism Uprooted Gaza Genocide Ariel Sharon Israeli Refusniks Olive Trees Settler Terror SF Demonstration N. Finkelstein Ph.D. KEXP Forum KIRO Debate Chris Hedges, NYT Qana Massacre

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Protests go global, rampage in Rome – World news | NBC News

Hundreds of hooded, masked protesters rampaged through Rome in some of the worst violence in the Italian capital for years Saturday, torching cars and breaking windows during a larger peaceful protest against elites blamed for economic downturn.

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Weekly Demonstration – Nabi Saleh West bank – 23.08.2013 – Video



Weekly Demonstration – Nabi Saleh West bank – 23.08.2013
Weekly protest against the Israeli occupation in the west Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 23, 2013.

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Weekly Demonstration – Nabi Saleh West bank – 16.08.2013 – Video



Weekly Demonstration – Nabi Saleh West bank – 16.08.2013
Weekly Demonstration against the settlements and the occupation – Nabi Saleh West bank – 16.08.2013.

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Thousands protest gay marriage in Paris

PARIS (AFP) – Tens of thousands of people protesting a new gay marriage law marched through Paris on Sunday under tight security as jittery authorities sought to avoid a repeat of recent street violence.

Billed as a last-ditch show of force by opponents of the bill allowing same-sex marriage and adoption, which was voted into law on May 18 following months of bitter protests, people from across France converged on the capital.

Shouting slogans, blowing whistles and horns, protesters criss-crossed Paris in three separate processions and converged on the Invalides esplanade in the centre, filling the huge promenade with pink and blue — the official colours of the anti-gay marriage movement.

Police said some 150,000 people turned up to protest, a figure immediately contested by organisers of the demonstration who said one million opponents of the law had shown up, some on specially-chartered trains and buses.

Some 4,500 security forces were mobilised for Sunday’s demonstration, which was far from finished early evening as thousands of protesters remained on the Invalides esplanade.

Interior Minister Manuel Valls had warned that so-called “ultras” — many of them far-right nationalists — were expected to infiltrate the protest and cause unrest, and advised parents not to bring their children with them.

Fears of unrest have been compounded by violence that erupted earlier this month during celebrations marking football club Paris Saint-Germain’s league victory that saw tourists attacked and shop and car windows smashed.

And late Saturday, police detained 50 people involved in an anti-gay marriage protest on the busy Champs-Elysees avenue that saw some firing smoke canisters.

But those in the protest ignored the recent tensions, bringing their children along as others had in previous demonstrations.

“We keep hearing about a far-right movement, I can see only families here,” said one man called Raoul, who came from the city of Dijon, some 300 kilometres (190 miles) away.

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Thousands protest gay marriage in Paris under high security

Tens of thousands of people protesting a new gay marriage law marched through Paris on Sunday under tight security as jittery authorities sought to avoid a repeat of recent street violence.

Billed as a last-ditch show of force by opponents of the bill allowing same-sex marriage and adoption, which was voted into law on May 18 following months of bitter protests, people from across France converged on the capital.

Shouting slogans, blowing whistles and horns, protesters criss-crossed Paris in three separate processions and converged on the Invalides esplanade in the centre, filling the huge promenade with pink and blue — the official colours of the anti-gay marriage movement.

Police said some 150,000 people turned up to protest, a figure immediately contested by organisers of the demonstration who said one million opponents of the law had shown up, some on specially-chartered trains and buses.

Some 4,500 security forces were mobilised for Sunday’s demonstration, which was far from finished early evening as thousands of protesters remained on the Invalides esplanade.

Interior Minister Manuel Valls had warned that so-called “ultras” — many of them far-right nationalists — were expected to infiltrate the protest and cause unrest, and advised parents not to bring their children with them.

Fears of unrest have been compounded by violence that erupted earlier this month during celebrations marking football club Paris Saint-Germain’s league victory that saw tourists attacked and shop and car windows smashed.

And late Saturday, police detained 50 people involved in an anti-gay marriage protest on the busy Champs-Elysees avenue that saw some firing smoke canisters.

But those in the protest ignored the recent tensions, bringing their children along as others had in previous demonstrations.

“We keep hearing about a far-right movement, I can see only families here,” said one man called Raoul, who came from the city of Dijon, some 300 kilometres (190 miles) away.

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Palestinians mark West Bank anniversary

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Sporadic violence erupts across the West Bank and in East Jerusalem as Palestinians mark 65 years since displacement.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians marked the 65th anniversary of their mass displacement during the war over Israel’s 1948 creation, marching in the streets and in some parts of the West Bank clashing with Israeli security forces.

Every May 15, Palestinians hold rallies to commemorate the “nakba,” or “catastrophe” – the term they use to describe the displacement, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were driven from their homes during the fighting. The dispute over the fate of those Palestinians and their descendants, now numbering several million people, remains at the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Israel views the Palestinians’ return as demographic suicide and expects the displaced and their descendants to be taken in by a future Palestinian state. But intermittent Israeli-Palestinian attempts to agree on the terms of such a state have so far failed.

Across the West Bank today, sirens wailed at noon for 65 seconds to commemorate the 65 years since the “nakba.” Thousands marched in Ramallah from the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to the city center. Many wore black in a sign of mourning, holding Palestinian flags and large keys symbolizing the homes they left behind.

“The right of return will not die,” chanted the protesters. Schools closed at midday and parents brought their children to the demonstration.

In Ramallah, 38-year-old Manwal Awad brought her 11-year-old twins to the protest. “Every year I bring them with me to inherit the story of our nakba, and to keep the dream of return,” she said.

Rallies were elsewhere in the West Bank as well, and in several places demonstrators throwing rocks clashed with Israeli security forces, who responded with tear gas, Israel’s military said. Near the volatile city of Hebron, a fire bomb hit at an Israeli military vehicle, causing it to overturn and injuring four soldiers, the military said.

In east Jerusalem, Israeli police used water cannon and officers on horseback to disperse an “illegal march,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said. Fourteen protesters were arrested, as was a Palestinian suspected of attacking a Jewish man as he walked near the Old City, he said.

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