January 29, 2015  Posted by admin at 7:34 am News  Comments Off

Indigenous communities in Peru occupied 14 oil wells, paralyzing South American energy firm Pluspetrol’s production, in a protest to demand better compensation for the use of their land. Some 380 members of the Achuar community took control of the facilities in Peru’s northern Amazon region of Loreto Monday, halting the production of some 3,100 barrels of [...]

 
 January 27, 2015  Posted by admin at 12:52 pm News  Comments Off

The original founders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy movement were arrested – but later released – today as the city’s police chief defended the investigation into mass protests, saying it was not “a show”. A number of protest leaders have been arrested and released without charge, with some calling the investigation harassment. Occupy founder Benny [...]

 
 January 27, 2015  Posted by admin at 6:52 am News  Comments Off

HONG KONG: The original founders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy movement were arrested and released on Saturday as the city’s police chief defended the investigation into mass protests, saying it was not “a show”.   A number of protest leaders have been arrested and released without charge, with some calling the investigation harassment.   Occupy [...]

 
 January 27, 2015  Posted by admin at 6:52 am News  Comments Off

A number of protest leaders have been arrested and released without charge, with some calling the investigation harassment. Occupy founder Benny Tai said that he, Chan Kin-man and Chu Yiu-ming had been formally arrested on accusations of organizing and participating in an illegal assembly, but were not charged. They were released after three hours. “Three [...]

 
 January 27, 2015  Posted by admin at 12:52 am News  Comments Off
Occupy Wins Parliament Square Fence Stand-Off

Photo by David Holt in the Londonist Flickr pool Occupy Democracy protesters have won the latest round in a series of scuffles over access to Parliament Square, after fencing erected in October 2014 was taken down at the weekend. The group had organised a 10 day protest in the square last year, but found itself unceremoniously [...]

 
 January 25, 2015  Posted by admin at 12:40 pm News  Comments Off

Some supporters held yellow umbrellas — a symbol of the Occupy protest movement — while others chanted slogans such as, “I want true universal suffrage” and “We will fight to the end.” Inside, Occupy Central co-founders Chan Kin-man, Benny Tai Yiu-ting and the Reverend Chu Yiu-ming were being probed — along with lawmaker Gary Fan [...]

 
 January 25, 2015  Posted by admin at 12:40 pm News  Comments Off

Hong Kong: The original founders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy movement were arrested and released on Saturday as the city’s police chief defended the investigation into mass protests, saying it was not “a show”. A number of protest leaders have been arrested and released without charge, with some calling the investigation harassment. Occupy founder Benny [...]

 
 January 25, 2015  Posted by admin at 6:36 am News  Comments Off
Occupy Central Leaders 'Arrested' and Let Off for Hong Kong Protests

The three co-founders of a prominent group in Hong Kong’s 79-day long pro-democracy street protests surrendered to the police Saturday, but were later released unconditionally. Academics Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man, and Reverend Chu Yiu-ming showed up at police headquarters in the morning for their scheduled “arrest appointment.” Gary Fan, a pro-democracy lawmaker, also turned himself [...]

 
 January 25, 2015  Posted by admin at 12:31 am News  Comments Off

The three co-founders of Occupy Central got a glimpse of the authorities’ case against them yesterday as they were shown video clips and articles they wrote, which police say are proof they “incited” people to take part in the pro-democracy mass sit-in. Benny Tai Yiu-ting, 50, Dr Chan Kin-man, 55, and the Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, [...]

 
 January 24, 2015  Posted by admin at 6:29 pm News  Comments Off

The three co-founders of Occupy Central got a glimpse of the authorities’ case against them yesterday as they were shown video clips and articles they wrote, which police say are proof they “incited” people to take part in the pro-democracy mass sit-in. Benny Tai Yiu-ting, 50, Dr Chan Kin-man, 55, and the Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, [...]