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Latest Anti-globalization movement Stories

2008-06-26 09:02:30

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Sapporo, June 26 Kyodo - Activists planning to protest against the Group of Eight summit in Hokkaido in early July are setting up camp sites that can accommodate a total of 2,000-3,000 people to prepare for large-scale rallies and demonstrations. At last year's G-8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, protesters from anti-globalization groups staged rallies during the summit, some of which turned violent and sparked clashes with...

2006-09-01 04:06:31

By Eric J. Lyman VENICE, Italy (Hollywood Reporter) - Security measures at the Venice International Film Festival are tighter than ever, though some officials said the greatest threat this year may come from protesters rather than any kind of terrorist plot. Bolstered by greater numbers than in past years, security experts scan the beaches with metal detectors and examine screening locations for explosives before performances begin. A ring of steel surrounds the main venues, and...

2006-07-15 13:49:41

By Michael Steen ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Political dissent is not what it used to be in the city that cradled the Bolshevik revolution. Would-be anti-globalization protesters in St Petersburg, Russia's second city, say they have been hampered at every turn by authorities seeking to keep the focus firmly on the official agenda of this weekend's summit of G8 leaders. Since the Italian city of Genoa was overwhelmed by fierce clashes between anti-capitalist protesters and...

2006-07-14 17:45:00

By Michael Steen ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush and Russian leader Vladimir Putin meet ahead of a G8 summit on Saturday, with Moscow trying to clinch a trade deal and Washington planning to warn it on democracy. The bilateral talks, following a more casual barbecue get-together between the two men on Friday night, will set the tone for the weekend summit at which Middle East violence and the standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions will also loom large. The annual...

2006-07-14 17:30:51

By Michael Steen ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush and Russian leader Vladimir Putin meet ahead of a G8 summit on Saturday, with Moscow trying to clinch a trade deal and Washington planning to warn it on democracy. The bilateral talks, following a more casual barbecue get-together between the two men on Friday night, will set the tone for the weekend summit at which Middle East violence and the standoff over Iran's nuclear ambitions will also loom large. The annual...

2006-07-11 05:12:46

By Denis Pinchuk ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Vladimir Soloveichik had some unexpected visitors. It was a group of officials from the draft board telling him he had to report immediately for military duty. His friends have also had call-ups. They all have two things in common: they live in St. Petersburg, venue for this weekend's Group of Eight summit, and they are opposition activists, the sort of people the police do not want spoiling the talks. "Right now there are police...

2006-05-06 11:43:50

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police used teargas to disperse youths throwing petrol bombs as thousands of anti-globalisation demonstrators marched through central Athens on Saturday at the end of a European political convention. Police said one Italian protester was rushed to hospital with injuries from the clashes that dominated Athens streets for hours while one policeman was slightly wounded by a petrol bomb. Two police vehicles were burned and a branch of Citibank was set on fire on...

2006-04-07 02:53:28

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has bought a fleet of Israeli water cannon to douse anti-globalization protesters when second city St Petersburg hosts the Group of Eight summit this summer, a newspaper reported on Friday. Restrictions on foreigners traveling to Russia and tight security at the July 15-17 summit make it unlikely there will be a repeat of the noisy protests seen at previous G8 gatherings. But Russian police are taking no chances. "A consignment of these vehicles has been...

2006-03-16 19:00:00

By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY -- Ten years ago, many poor countries hoped private cash would bring safe water to the 1 billion people in the world who lack it, but now corporate interest is drying up. After pumping about $25 billion into water supply and sanitation in developing countries in the 1990s, many companies have retreated or reduced their presence in places ranging from Bolivia to Indonesia. Delegates at the World Water Forum that started in Mexico City on Thursday said new...

2006-03-11 15:19:42

By Svetlana Kovalyova MILAN (Reuters) - Anti-globalization protesters clashed with police in Italy's financial center on Saturday, underlining political tension ahead of April's elections. Up to 300 left-wing protesters, many wearing balaclavas and wielding crowbars, set fire to cars and a building on one of Milan's busiest shopping streets when police tried to break up their protest against a fascist pre-election rally. Angry shopkeepers and residents cornered a few of the...