Rio De Janeiro. Posted on A Nova Democracia on 17 June 2013.
r R. Miner
We can see the streets, the greatest legacy of the Confederations Cup. Thanks Fifa.
The ministers and communication monopolies, astonished, say they understand the meaning of such revolt. Isolated in his artificial paradises are scared to face the country. There are at least ten years, I hope that things like this happen. The day dawned, “Every night – has auroras, rays – all the darkness.” “Brazil woke up”, this phrase could be read on posters of many manifestations. Waking to dream.
In a historic night, lucky those who could not sleep. Insomnia of that attack is much more pleasurable than the defenders of the old fort.
The reactionary ruling classes and, amidst the nightmare of the streets, outlining its strategy to empty the demonstrations. Last week saw the venomous attacks of its spokesmen. Arnaldo Jabor said that the youth was not worth a penny, Luiz Datena called us vandals and troublemakers. After it became clear that repression only increased the rebellion, the discourse changed. Yesterday, Jabor spoke of a generation that finds ideas; Datena told the CQC, which despite being in the journalism police, his specialty was human rights. Continue reading
Posted on The Peninsula from the AFP, 18 June 2013
From the AFP. An Indonesian student launches fireworks towards police during a protest against the fuel price hike outside parliament in Jakarta on June 17, 2013.
Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at stone-throwing protesters in Indonesia yesterday, as thousands demonstrated nationwide against the government’s plan to increase fuel prices.
Several people were injured in the clashes which came as lawmakers at parliament in the capital Jakarta were set to approve budget amendments that will pave the way for the first fuel hike since 2008.
Five protesters, a journalist and seven policeman were injured during clashes in the city of Ternate, in the eastern Maluku islands, said national police spokesman Agus Rianto.
A 2,000-strong crowd hurled sticks and rocks at police, who responded by firing rubber bullets at the demonstrators, he added. A reporter at the scene said police also fired tear gas.
In Jambi, a city on Sumatra island, hundreds of protesters tried to push through the gate in front of the local legislature, provincial police spokesman Almansyah said “The situation became somewhat chaotic and the police had to fire tear gas to disperse them,” said the spokesman, who like many Indonesians goes by one name. Continue reading