This video is called Chilean students demand education reform.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Chilean students set to keep protesting despite talks
Sunday 04 September 2011
Student and teachers’ union leaders said today that they are ready to continue mass demonstrations for free education after a four-hour meeting with President Sebastian Pinera.
Saturday’s talks were the first face-to-face meeting between the government and protest leaders after over three months of marches, class boycotts, hunger strikes and clashes with police.
Education Minister Felipe Bulnes described the meeting as “very positive” and said there had been agreement “on a great number of points.” He pledged to release a schedule for further negotiations tomorrow.
The students were more cautious. University student leader Camila Vallejo said the talks were “the first opportunity for all sides to clearly present their positions” and the government could expect a response to its proposals on Tuesday.
Students and education staff have demanded that the government reverse decades of privatisation and bar government-funded educational institutions from making private profits.
Chile: Worker protests join student rising: here.
This video from Israel is called Tel Aviv Demonstration 3 September 2011.
By Ben Chacko:
500,000 protest for social justice in Israel
Sunday 04 September 2011
Nearly 500,000 marchers took to the streets across Israel on Saturday night in protest at the country’s housing crisis and the high cost of living.
The country’s media estimated that 300,000 had demonstrated in Tel Aviv alone. Taken together the protests were the largest in Israel’s history and represent the high point so far of a summer of grass-roots activism under the slogan “The people demand social justice.”
The movement has seen repeated demonstrations and mushrooming “tent cities” across the country.
Marchers carried banners denouncing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s neoliberal economic policies which read: “Privatisation kills the state” and “The market is free, but not us.”
Others made references to the Arab Spring which has swept other countries in the region. A popular sign waved by marchers read: “Revolution in Egypt? Done. Revolution in Tunisia? Done. Revolution in Israel? Under way.”
Crowds in the capital chanted: “Get off your balconies, the country is collapsing” and “Bibi, Bibi, go home,” a reference to demands that Mr Netanyahu leave office.
Some protesters carried placards reading “Social justice – leave the settlements,” but the majority confined their concerns to domestic issues including the rising cost of housing, education and food and the failure of wages to keep pace with inflation.
Sharon Riwkes, a clinical psychologist on the protests, said: “I’ve had enough of always working and never advancing. You have to work several jobs just to survive.”
National Students Union leader Itzik Shmuli said: “Tonight society will divide into an old type of Israeli who just accepts things the way they are and a new type who will join us in pushing for change.”
This is a video of the Israeli protest movement.
Israel’s largest ever protests oppose inequality; here.
This is a Dutch TV video about young emperor penguin Happy Feet, who was brought back to the Antarctic from New Zealand. The video shows his release on the New Zealand ship.
Comparison of emperor penguin declines between Pointe Géologie and Haswell Island over the past 50 years: here.
How penguins find a perfect partner via Penguinology: here.
New Book “Penguin-Pedia: Photographs and Facts from One Man’s Search for the Penguins of the World” Explores the Magical Kingdom of Penguins from Around the World: here.
Suchana Chavanich, the first female Thai scientist to conduct research in the Antarctic, has returned with the distressing news that global climate change has reduced the penguin population by 20 per cent: here.
Ancient penguin DNA is key to conservation: here.
This video is called BBC News: Bahrain doctors on trial over anti-government protests 29-6-2011.
From the Angry Arab New Service blog:
Saturday, September 03, 2011
Bahrain Update: An-Nu`aymi
Angry Arab chief correspondent on Bahrain wrote this: “I was so busy thinking of the 14 year old that got killed that I forgot to tell you. AbdulRahman AlNoami, founder of Waad, and one of Bahrain’s most prominent leftist activists, passed away last thursday. He was in a coma for four years I believe. He was imprisoned by the Bahraini regime after participating in a labor strike in the 60s. After he was released he left Bahrain and remained in exile for 33 years. He returned to Bahrain in 2001 after Bahrain’s King Hamad instituted “reforms” and asked all Bahrain’s political exiles to come back. In the 1960s and 1970s he was part of Bahrain’s leftist opposition group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Bahrain (Aljabha Alsha’abiyya) (the other one is jabhat al tahrir) which later became Waad. He became their secretary general in 1974. Here is an article about him in the Associated Press:
And a tribute by Bahrain Mirror.
And here is a Waad bio on him.
Also, the mystery surrounding Bahrain’s 30 + dead is resolved. Pro-regime columnist and Saddam lover Samira Rajab said on TV that there is a serial killer on the loose.”