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Israeli protests over Netanyahu’s judicial reforms escalate

The Times/The Sunday Times 20 Mar 2023
A record 120 demonstrations took place across Israel on Saturday and elite military reservists said they would refuse to turn up for duties as protests against proposed controversial reforms by Binyamin Netanyahu, the prime minister, escalated ... Netanyahu defies mass protests with vow to fulfil mandate.

SA busiest courts in virtual shutdown on national day of protest

Business Day 20 Mar 2023
High court directives, seen by Business Day, show various divisions directing that matters be postponed or go virtual in response to what is widely ...

Older Americans to blockade banks in climate protests

Democratic Underground 20 Mar 2023
The protests, across more than 90 locations, including Washington DC, are billed as the first set of mass climate demonstrations by older Americans, who have until now been far less visible than younger activists, such as the school strike movement spearheaded by Greta Thunberg.

French Government faces no-confidence vote over pension age rise

NewstalkZB 20 Mar 2023
... decision to raise the pension age without a Parliament vote has inspired widespread protests over the weekend.

Lana Del Rey: Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd review — some great songs, but far too long

The Times/The Sunday Times 20 Mar 2023
Lana Del Rey appeared to suggest in an Instagram post that she might pull out of the festival in protest — in protest that she didn’t get top billing, that is. In truth, she doesn’t match the mass appeal of Elton John and the Arctic ...

Vandals attack French politician’s office over pensions row

Federal News Radio 20 Mar 2023
PARIS (AP) — Protesters have ... Amid weeks of mass protests over Macron’s plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64, Macron last week ordered Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne to invoke a special constitutional power to skirt a vote in the lower chamber of parliament.

Dozens in Indonesia protest Israel's presence at U-20 Cup

Beaumont Enterprise 20 Mar 2023
The protest was organized by a conservative Muslim alliance that held mass demonstrations in 2016 against Jakarta’s ethnic Chinese Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, that led to him being imprisoned for blasphemy.

German Foreign Minister Accuses Russia of Plans to Destabilize Georgia, Moldova

Urdu Point 20 Mar 2023
On March 7, the Georgian parliament passed a bill in first reading requiring mandatory registration of entities receiving funding from abroad, which caused mass protests over the following two days. The police dispersed the demonstrations using tear gas and water cannons and detained 133 protesters ... ....

The Rise and Fall of the US Anti-War Movement

Sputnik 20 Mar 2023
The US invasion of Iraq was marked by mass protests around the world, with the biggest rallies of February 15 and 16 2003 being attended by six to ten million people worldwide. The outcry, however, did not break the Pentagon’s war plans ....

Dozens in Indonesia protest Israel’s presence at U-20 Cup

Wtop 20 Mar 2023
The protest was organized by a conservative Muslim alliance that held mass demonstrations in 2016 against Jakarta’s ethnic Chinese Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, that led to him being imprisoned for blasphemy ... in any form in Indonesia,” said Nur Aida, a protester.

Thailand: Paetongtarn Shinawatra leads polls as country heads towards election

The Observer 20 Mar 2023
May’s elections will be the first to be held since youth-led mass protests in 2020 shook Thailand’s establishment by calling for the powers of the country’s monarchy to be curbed, and for the military-backed constitution to be rewritten. The protests halted in 2021, as the ...

Pedro Gonzalez’s Failed Attacks on Donald Trump, by Boyd D. Cathey

The Unz Review 20 Mar 2023
Protest, take our nation back! ... We must save our America!! Protest, protest!!!” ... Gonzalez insists that Trump’s call for protests over his potential indictment, and his call for protests on January 6 are very similar ... Then there is the issue of a possible mass presidential pardon by Trump of the January 6 protesters.

Looking Back on Iraq: Is Life Better Today?

Gallup 20 Mar 2023
Iraq has been gripped by anti-government protests since 2019. But despite these ongoing protests, after a year of deadlock following the 2021 elections, Iraq finally formed a new government in late 2022 ... Frustration with unemployment was another key driver behind mass protests in 2019.

Google was beloved as an employer for years. Then it laid off thousands by email

CNN 20 Mar 2023
... making self-driving cars.” Google’s culture and reputation were further challenged with a series of events in 2017 and 2018 when employees staged mass walkouts to protest what they said was a workplace culture that had turned a blind eye to sexual harassment and discrimination.

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