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Asturias, Northern Spain

We received bad news from Spain: the government is putting financial pressure on the free community radios in the Asturias province. Small, autonomous radio stations were never legalised and are now threatened with huge fines up to € 500.000. We were asked to join a letter writing campaign, and agreed (See the pdf of the letter, sent today to the Communication Autrhority of Asturias)

In fact, this seems to be part of a larger campaign of the Spanish government against freedom of information, related to the campaing in January against SOPA and PIPA by Wikipedia and other websites. The EUobserver reports. “Wikipedia’s public opposition to Sopa follows the adoption by the Spanish government of the controversial Sinde bill, which was passed earlier this month following US diplomatic pressure.

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In Chili, is het minimumloon $385 terwijl het gemiddelde collegegeld $485 bedraagt. Na het afstuderen hebben Chileense studenten een studieschuld van gemiddeld $40,000. Maar chileense studenten zijn niet langer bereid om deze situatie te aanvaarden, en hebben de universiteitscampussen bezet om toegankelijk onderwijs voor allen te eisen. [read in English below]

UPDATE 2 Sept the Real News: Student Movement Rocks Chile

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Violent police repression of student protests in Chile

Violent police repression of student protests in Chile

Over 800 arrested during running street battles, as student protesters defy official protest ban to demonstrate for equal access to education.

For two months now, young Chileans have been taking to the streets to protest against neoliberal reforms in education spearheaded by the country’s right-wing government. Yesterday, the protracted youth uprising culminated in the public defiance by thousands of high school and university students of an official protest ban. Riot police responded with tear gas, water canons, baton charges and mass arrests.

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Massive Movement for Free Education in Chile

Just like pretty much everywhere around the world people in Chile have been resisting the increasing privatisation and commercialisation of education for the past few years. The latest wave of protests errupted at the end of May this year. The following article gives an impression of the struggle with a collection of video’s in English, Dutch and Spanish. (meer…)

Stoere vrouwen van de thuiszorg kamperen op Grote Markt in HaarlemVan 27 tot en met 30 juni voeren de vrouwen werkzaam bij Viva! thuiszorg in Haarlem en IJmuiden actie tegen hun werkgever. Onder de naam “Wij zijn de thuiszorg” protesteren hiermee tegen de bezuinigingen in de thuiszorg die onder andere zullen leiden tot een loonskorting 25 procent voor hetzelfde werk. KSU ging langs om de actievoerende vrouwen een hart onder de riem te steken. (meer…)

28 en 29 juni (en waarschijnlijk daarna) gaat heel Griekenland opnieuw de straat op om te protesteren tegen de plannen van hun regering het IMF de Europese Unie en Centrale Bank tegen te houden. Hier en hier is alles de komende dagen live te volgen. 
>>UPDATE 1: Griekse parlement stemt in met EU-bezuinigingsplannen!  “Chemical warfare” tegen protesten in Athene (verslagen op euobserver & aljazeera & democracynow).
>>UPDATE 2: Amnesty veroordeelt het geweld van de Griekse politie (artikel+video op euobserver. Zie ook lijst met video’s uit Griekse straten onderaan)
>>UPDATE 3: Verslag van Nederlandse student Jelle Bruinsma in de Griekse The Battle for Syntagma
Lees en kijk hieronder de oproep van de volksvergadering op Syntagmaplein in Athene en zie meer beelden uit de Griekse straten van 29 juni:

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Greek riot policemen rest in front of graffiti during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Athens

Greek riot policemen rest in front of graffiti during violent demonstrations over austerity measures in Athens

Lees hier het stuk in het Nederlands op Joop.nl

We are Greek students in Dutch universities and we take this initiative to write you this letter regarding the event that took place on Monday, 6th of June at the Faculty of Economics of UVA [About the situation in Greece, eds.]. We write this letter in order to provide our perspective on the situation in Greece and its interconnection to the Dutch public financial sector.

We would have liked our position to be heard during the recent event that took place at your faculty, but we did not have the opportunity even though we tried. The event was in Dutch, despite us asking politely for it to take place in English so that international people could understand and participate.

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