Friday, March 31, 2006
At this time (Early afternoon Tuesday 28th March) it is clear that these protests have been much bigger than the 1.5 million who demonstrated throughout France on Saturday March 18, a largely non-working day.
For over five weeks now France has seen a mounting series of protests against Villepin’s CPE. The CPE, the “First Job Contract”, allows workers under 26 to be sacked without reason or warning during their first 24 months with any employer. While the first mobilisations started mainly amongst university students they have rapidly spread to school students and now both manual and white collar workers. March 28 was the fifth national day of protests.
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Last year, there were only around 500 participants in the annual anti-war protest. The crowd was treated by chemical-laced water cannon though it was a peaceful assembly. 19 police reports were lodged against the then Cheras OCPD, ACP Mohd Noor. He was eventually transfered to other department.
One year after the incident, the people do not succumb to the pressure given by the authority. Instead, more protestors attended the anti-war protest held on last Sunday. Besides, the number of students involved in the anti-war protest this year largely increased too.
This year, the police was comparatively professional. They were willing to negotiate. No untoward incident happened in the protest. Once again, this has proven that public assemblies can be held in very peaceful manner if there is no provocation from the authority.
Below is the Anti-War Declaration read in the assembly:
LIES, LIES and more LIES from the
It is already well-established that the
As was the case in the invasion of
The liberation of
We condemn the continuing occupation, the use of torture, the lawlessness, the deaths and destruction and the absence of human rights standards in
We demand that the
Immediately and unconditionally withdraw from
Colourful anti-war protest draws 1,000
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
March 18 & 19 - International Days of Action Against the War
COALITION AGAINST WAR- MALAYSIA
AT US EMBASSY
19 MARCH 2006, KUALA LUMPUR
10am till 12.00noon
bring yourself and your friends
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