Protest on the planet from 1979 to 2013
- MAY/JUN 2013 REVOLUTION IN TURKIYE (TURKEY)
- 09/25/12 MASSIVE PROTEST IN SPAIN FOR GOVERNMENT RESIGNATION
- 10/15/11 OCCUPY (GLOBAL MOVEMENT)
:: Global Occupation: 1,000 Cities Unite in Wall St. Anger Worldwide
:: Global Mass Revolution
:: Occupy Wall Street Times Square
:: Occupy L.A.
:: Occupy London Stock Exchange
:: Occupy Assange (Wikileaks): “Corrupt banks, corrupt cash”
:: Intense Moment of Truth on Mainstream Media (Occupy Movement)
:: Occupy Bay Street, Toronto
:: Occupy Rome
:: Occupy Wall Street 17S, Madrid, Spain
- 5/21/11 – SPANISH REVOLUTION …Occupy Madrid-Murcia, Spain
- 2/15/11 – Present Libya Rebellion*
The 2011 Libyan uprising began as a series of protests and confrontations occurring in the North African state of Libya against Muammar Gaddafi‘s 42-year rule. The protesters are calling for his ousting and democratic elections. The protests began on 15 February 2011 and escalated into a widespread uprising by the end of February, with fighting verging at the brink of civil war as of 6 March 2011 (2011 -03-06)[update]. Inspiration for the unrest is attributed[by whom?] to the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, connecting it with the wider 2010–11 Middle East and North Africa protests. By the end of February, Gaddafi had lost control of a significant part of the country, including the major cities of Misurata and Benghazi. The Libyan opposition had formed a National Transitional Council and free press had begun to operate in Cyrenaica. Social media had played an important role in organizing the opposition. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Libyan_uprising
- 2/25/11 – Jordan Protests*
On 28 January, following Friday prayers, 3,500 activists from the Muslim Brotherhood, trade unions, and communist and leftist organisations demanded that Samir Rifai step down as prime minister and that the government control rising prices, inflation and unemployment. Protests were reported in Amman and six other cities. Thousands took to the streets in the capital, Amman, as well as several other cities shouting, “We want change.” Banners complained of high food and fuel prices and demanded the resignation of the prime minister, an appointee of the king. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Jordanian_protests
- 2/20/11 – Morocco Protests*
The 2011 Moroccan protests are a series of demonstrations across Morocco which occurred on 20 February 2011 and were influenced by other protests in the region. On February 20, thousands of Moroccans rallied in the capital, Rabat, to demand that King Mohammed give up some of his powers, chanting slogans like: “Down with autocracy” and “The people want to change the constitution”. They were heading towards parliament and police had not tried to halt them, although Moroccan Finance Minister Salaheddine Mezouar said people should not join the march. A separate protest was also under way in Casablanca and one was planned for Marrakesh. Acts of looting and major disorder were widespread in Tangier, Marrakesh, Al Hoceima, Chefchaouen, Larache, Ksar-el-Kebir, Fez, Guelmim, Tétouan, and Sefrou. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Morocco_protests
- 2/16/11 Marriage Equality, USA|GLOBAL
“International Gay Marriage”, Time Magazine, 7/22/10
(Video) Marriage Equality Measures in MD, RI, HI, NH, IL, NY–USA
“Future US History Students:…Legalize Gay Marriage”, The Onion, 2/8/11
- 2/14/11 – Tehran, Iran Protests*
The 2011 Iranian protests are a series of demonstrations across Iran which began on 14 February 2011. The protests are at least partly a continuation of the 2009–2010 Iranian election protests, and are influenced by other concurrent protests in the region. To date the protests have resulted in at least three known deaths, with dozens more being hospitalised and hundreds arrested. On 27 January, the opposition Green Movement of Iran announced a series of protests against the Iranian government scheduled to take place prior to the “Revolution Day” march on 11 February. On 9 February, various opposition groups in Iran sent a letter to the Ministry of Interior requesting permission to protest under the control of the Iranian police. Permission was refused by the relevant government officials. Despite these setbacks and crackdowns on activists and members of opposition parties, opposition leaders such as Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, called for protests. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Iranian_protests
- 2/14/11 – Union Strikes, Wisconsin USA
The protests began on February 14, 2011 in opposition to the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill proposed by Republican Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker to address a projected $3.6 billion budget shortfall. The legislation would require state employees to contribute 5.8% of their salaries to cover pension costs, contribute 12.6% towards their health care premiums, and would weaken collective bargaining rights for most public employee union members. Democrats and union leaders offered to accept the increased cost of benefits but not the removal of bargaining rights. Walker rejected the idea because they “stood in the way of local governments and school districts being able to balance their budget.” More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Wisconsin_protests
- 2/14/11 – Bahrain Protests*
The date 14 February was chosen because it is the tenth anniversary of a referendum in favour of the National Action Charter of Bahrain. Bahraini youths described their plans as an appeal for Bahrainis “to take to the streets on Monday 14 February in a peaceful and orderly manner” in order to rewrite the constitution and to establish a body with a “full popular mandate to investigate and hold to account economic, political and social violations, including stolen public wealth, political naturalisation, arrests, torture and other oppressive security measures, [and] institutional and economic corruption.” They referred to the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt as motivations for their appeal. The Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, which won a plurality in the recent parliamentary election, participated in the planning for demonstrations on 14 February. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights described authorities’ preparations for the 14 February planned demonstrations as “a state of confusion, apprehension and anticipation”. On 11 February, King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa ordered that 1,000 Bahraini dinars (approx. US$2,600 as of February 2011[update]) be given to “each family” to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Action Charter referendum. Agence France Presse linked the BD1,000 payments to the 14 February demonstration plans. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Bahrain_protests
- 2/11/11 – Egypt Revolution*
The 2011 Egyptian Revolution (Arabic: ثورة ٢٥ يناير thawret 25 yanāyir, Revolution of 25 January) took place following a popular uprising that began on 25 January 2011. The uprising, in which the participants placed emphasis on the peaceful nature of the struggle, mainly comprised a campaign of civil resistance, which featured a series of demonstrations, marches, acts of civil disobedience, and labor strikes. Millions of protesters from a variety of socio-economic and religious backgrounds demanded the overthrow of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Despite being predominantly peaceful in nature, the revolution was not without violent clashes between security forces and protesters. The campaign took place in Cairo, Alexandria, and in other cities in Egypt, following the Tunisian Revolution that saw the overthrow of the long time Tunisian president. On 11 February, following weeks of determined popular protest and pressure, Mubarak resigned from office. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_Revolution_of_2011
- 2/4/11 – Sudan Protests*
On January 30, 2011, protests took place in Khartoum and Al-Ubayyid. In Khartoum, police clashed with demonstrators in the town centre and at least two universities. Demonstrators had organized on online social networking sites since the Tunisian protests the month before. Hussein Khogali, editor in chief of the Al-Watan newspaper stated that his daughter had been arrested for organizing the protest via Facebook and opposition leader Mubarak al-Fadil‘s two sons were arrested while on their way to the main protest. Pro-government newspapers had warned that protests would cause chaos. Some protesters called for President Omar al-Bashir to step down. Activists said that dozens of people had been arrested. The protests came on the same day the preliminary results for the referendum indicated some 99% of South Sudanese voted to secede. One student died in hospital the same night from injuries received in the clashes. Students threw rocks at police officers while chanting “No to high prices, no to corruption” and “Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan together as one.” Police officers arrested five and put down the protest. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Sudanese_protests
- 2/3/11 – Yemen Protests “Day of Rage”*
The 2011 Yemeni protests followed the initial stages of the Tunisian protests and occurred simultaneously with the Egyptian protests and other mass protests in the Arab world in early 2011. The protests were initially against unemployment, economic conditions and corruption, as well as against the government’s proposals to modify the constitution of Yemen. The protestors’ demands then escalated to calls for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign. A major demonstration of over 16,000 protestors took place in Sana’a on 27 January. On 2 February, President Saleh announced he would not run for reelection in 2013 and that he would not pass power to his son. On 3 February, 20,000 people protested against the government in Sana’a, others protested in Aden, in a “Day of Rage” called for by Tawakel Karman, while soldiers, armed members of the General People’s Congress and many protestors held a pro-government rally in Sana’a. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Yemeni_protests
- Feb. 2010…Tunisia Revolution*
The demonstrations were precipitated by high unemployment, food inflation, corruption, a lack of freedom of speech and other political freedom and poor living conditions. The protests constituted the most dramatic wave of social and political unrest in Tunisia in three decades and have resulted in scores of deaths and injuries, most of which were the result of action by police and security forces against demonstrators. The protests were sparked by the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi on 17 December and led to the ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali 28 days later on 14 January 2011, when he officially resigned after fleeing to Saudi Arabia, ending 23 years in power. Labour unions were said to be an integral part of the protests. The protests inspired similar actions throughout the Arab world; the Egyptian revolution began after the events in Tunisia and also led to the ousting of Egypt’s longtime president Hosni Mubarak; furthermore, protests have also taken place in Algeria, Yemen, Libya, Jordan, Bahrain, Iraq, Mauritania, Pakistan and elsewhere in the wider North Africa and Middle East. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010%E2%80%932011_Tunisian_Revolution
- 12/28/10 – Present, Algeria Protests*
The 2010–2011 Algerian protests are a continuing series of protests taking place throughout Algeria from 28 December 2010 onwards, part of similar protests across the Middle East and North Africa. Causes cited by the protestors include unemployment, the lack of housing, food-price inflation, corruption, restrictions on freedom of speech and poor living conditions. While localised protests were already commonplace over previous years, extending into December 2010, an unprecedented wave of simultaneous protests and riots, sparked by sudden rises in staple food prices, erupted all over the country starting in January 2011. These were quelled by government measures to lower food prices, but were followed by a wave of self-immolations, most of them in front of government buildings. Opposition parties, unions, and human rights organisations then began to hold weekly demonstrations, despite these being illegal without government permission under the ongoing state of emergency; the government suppressed these demonstrations as far as possible, while promising to end the state of emergency soon. Meanwhile, protests by unemployed youth, typically citing unemployment, hogra (oppression), and infrastructure problems, resumed, occurring almost daily in towns scattered all over the country. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010-2011_Algerian_protests
- 12/11/10 – Wikileaks.org Documentary (I.T. Rebels)
WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organisation that publishes submissions of private, secret, and classified media from anonymous news sources and news leaks. Its website, launched in 2006 under The Sunshine Press organisation, claimed a database of more than 1.2 million documents within a year of its launch. WikiLeaks describes its founders as a mix of Chinese dissidents, journalists, mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the United States, Taiwan, Europe, Australia, and South Africa. Julian Assange, an Australian Internet activist, is generally described as its director. The site was originally launched as a user-editable wiki, but has progressively moved towards a more traditional publication model and no longer accepts either user comments or edits. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikileaks
- 4/6/10 – Kyrgyzstani Uprising
The 2010 Kyrgyzstani uprising was a series of riots and demonstrations across Kyrgyzstan in April 2010 that led ultimately to the ousting of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. The uprising stemmed from growing anger against Bakiyev’s administration, rising energy prices, and the sluggish economy, and follow the government’s closure of several media outlets. Protesters took control of a government office in Talas on April 6, and on April 7 clashes between protesters and police in the capital Bishkek turned violent. At least 88 deaths and over 1000 injuries have been confirmed. Bakiyev also accused Russia of staging his ousting because he extended the lease of the Manas Air Base to the Americans. After the riots, President Bakiyev fled the capital in his private jet south to Osh, while opposition leaders formed a new interim government led by former foreign minister Roza Otunbayeva. In his southern home base Bakiyev supporters turned out in large numbers to show support for him and demanded his restoration to power. On April 15, a rally in support of Bakiyev was abruptly stopped due to gunfire from unknown sources. The same day, Bakiyev left the country for Kazakhstan, and then went on to Belarus. He subsequently resigned as President, although he has since renounced his resignation. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Kyrgyzstani_uprising
- 3/14/10 – Bangkok Protests “Red Shirts” Rally
The 14 March protests were the largest in Thai history and mostly peaceful. The protests were centered at Phan Fah bridge. Most protesters came from outside Bangkok. Negotiations failed to set an election date. Dozens of M79 grenade attacks occurred far from Phan Fah, but there were no injuries and no arrests. In April, protesters shifted to Ratchaprasong intersection. A state of emergency was declared in Bangkok on 8 April, banning political assemblies of more than five people. On 10 April, troops unsuccessfully cracked down at Phan Fah, resulting in 24 deaths, including one Japanese journalist and five soldiers, and more than 800 injuries. The Thai media called the crackdown “Cruel April” (Thai: เมษาโหด). Further negotiations failed to set an election date. On 22 April, grenade attacks killed one and injured 86 others. UDD members entered Chulalongkorn Hospital in an unsuccessful search for the attackers. Forensics expert Pornthip Rojanasunand later indicated that it might have been the source of the attacks. No arrests were made. A UDD proposal for elections in three months was rejected by Abhisit. On 28 April, the military and protesters clashed in northern Bangkok, wounding at least 16 protesters and killing one soldier, although there were claims that the death was due to friendly fire. The UDD moved out of Phan Fah and consolidated at Ratchaprasong. On 3 May, Abhisit announced a reconciliatory roadmap and elections on 14 November. The roadmap was tentatively accepted by the UDD, but after they included additional conditions, the government withdrew the election offer. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Thai_political_protests * Note: Jasmine Revolution relates to the pro-democratic protests for change in government in several countries including Tunisia, Egypt, China, Libya, Bahrain, Morocco, Gabon, Algeria, Iran and several other countries in year 2010-2011.
RIOT LIST: 2011
- 2011 – Riots in Assam, Meghalaya, Northeast India, 4 dead.
- 2011 – Riots in Arusha, Tanzania, 2 dead and nine people injured.
- 2011 – Riots in Algeria, 2 dead and four hundred people injured in riots linked to food price increases and unemployment.
- 2011 – Riots in Tunisia, at least 219 killed.
- 2011 – Riots in Jos, Nigeria, more than 30 people dead.
- 2011 – Riots in Tirana, Albania, 3 killed, 17 policemen and soldiers were injured, including three seriously, along with 22 civilians.
- 2011 – Riots in Lebanon, following the fall of Saad Hariri’s government.
- 2011 – Riots in Egypt, at least 300 killed.
- 2011 – Riots in Tafawa Balewa, Nigeria, 4 killed.
- 2011 – Prison riot in Sao Luis, Brazil, 6 dead.
- 2011 – Religious riot in Banten, Indonesia, at least 6 killed.
- 2011 – Riots in Manama, Bahrain, at least 10 killed, 92 civilians, 50 security forces injured.
- 2011 – Riots in Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan, two killed.
- 2011 – Riots in Al Hoceima, Morroco, 5 killed.
- 2011 – Riots in Libya, at least 24 people killed.
- 2011 – Riots in Iraq, at least 13 killed.
- 2011 – Riots in Yemen, 24 killed.
- 2011 – Riots in Tunis, Tunisia, 3 killed.
- 2011 – Miners riot in Peru, at least 2 killed.
- 2011 – Riots in Cairo, Egypt, between Muslims and Christians, at least 13 people died and 140 were injured.
- 2011 – Riot in Kissidougou, Guinea, at least 3 dead.
- 2010 – Riots in Corsica between police force and supporters of the FLNC, 3 injured.
- 2010 – Prison riot in Venezuela, 8 dead.
- 2010 – Immigrants riots in Rosarno, Italy, 37 injured.
- 2010 – Riots in Nigeria between Muslim and Christian gangs, 992 dead.
- 2010 – Vancouver Winter Olympics Riot. Over Vancouver’s homelessness crisis.
- 2010 – Riots in Kyrgyzstan, 85 dead.
- 2010 – Riots in Thailand, 91 dead.
- 2010 – April 10 – Springfest Riot, Harrisonburg, Virginia, dozens injured; 30-35 arrested.
- 2010 – Riots in Indonesia, 3 dead.
- 2010 – Riots in Kyrgyzstan, 5 dead
- 2010 – Riots in Santa Cruz, California.
- 2010 – Riots in Greece, 3 killed.
- 2010 – Prison riot in Venezuela, 8 dead.
- 2010 – Riots in northeast India, 3 dead, 70 injured.
- 2010 – Riots in Kyrgyzstan between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks, 2 dead.
- 2010 – Riots in Jamaica, 73 dead.
- 2010 – Riots in Kyrgyzstan, at least 2000 dead.
- 2010 – Prison riot in Mexico, 28 dead.
- 2010 – Drake Seaport riot at least 7 injured 
- 2010 – Riots in Bariloche, Argentina, 2 dead, 12 injured.
- 2010 – G20 Riots in Toronto Canada – Zero dead – 900+ arrests 
- 2010 – Prison riot in Venezuela, 6 dead.
- 2010 – Riots in Indian Kashmir, at least 10 dead.
- 2010 – Riots in Yemen, 2 dead.
- 2010 – Riots in Panama, 1 dead, dozens injured.
- 2010 – Riots in Northern Ireland. Police estimate that million in damages have been caused, and over 80 police officers injured by nationalist rioters.
- 2010 – Riots in Nigeria, at least 4 killed 
- 2010 – Prison riot in Quebec, Canada, 2 killed.
- 2010 – Riots in Indian Kashmir, 50 people have now been killed in seven weeks of clashes with Indian forces.
- 2010 – Riots in Karachi, Pakistan, 90 dead.
- 2010 – Prison riot in Mexico, 14 dead.
- 2010 – Prison riot in Kazakhstan, at least 2 killed, 80 injured.
- 2010 – Farmers riot in Uttar Pradesh, India, at least 2 killed.
- 2010 – Riots in Punjab province, Pakistan, 2 dead.
- 2010 – Riots in Mozambique, 13 killed.
- 2010 – Riots in Indonesia, 6 killed, 22 injured.
- 2010 – Riots in Afghanistan, 2 killed.
- 2010 – Riots in Karachi, Pakistan, 17 dead.
- 2010 – Riots in Ecuador, 3 killed, 50 injured.
- 2010 – Riots in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, 5 dead.
- 2010 – Prison Riots in Venezuela, 16 killed.
- 2010 – Belgrade anti-gay riot, 78 police officers and 17 civilians injured.
- 2010 – Riots in Karachi, Pakistan, at least 33 killed.
- 2010 – Prison riot in Haiti, 3 killed.
- 2010 – Riots in Cross River State, Nigeria, at least 30 killed.
- 2010 – Riots in Western Sahara, 11 dead.
- 2010 – Riot in Maranhão, Brazil, 18 dead.
- 2010 – Student riots in London, 14 injured, 35 arrested, Conservative head office damaged by protestors. Goldsmiths College’s UCU (lecturers union) issue statement in support of all demonstrators: “The real violence in this situation relates not to a smashed window but to the destructive impact of the cuts.”
- 2010 – Riots in Haiti, 2 dead.
- 2010 – Riots in Cairo, Egypt, 2 dead.
- 2010 – Riots in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at least 25 people have been killed.
- 2010 – Riots in Ivory Coast, at least 3 killed.
- 2010 – More student riots in London. Twelve police officers were injured with six requiring hospital treatment. 43 protesters injured, and 26 arrests made. several buildings were attacked, including the Treasury, the Supreme Court and Topshop. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall car came under attack, smashing the window of the car and covered in paint.
- 2010 – Riots in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at least 3 killed.
- 2010 – Riots in Bangladesh, at least 3 killed and dozens more have been injured.
- 2010 – Riots in Moscow, Russia, 29 injured.
- 2010 – Riots in Ivory Coast, at least 20 people have been killed.
- 2010 – Riots in the Constitución neighborhood, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- 2010 – Riots in Tunisia, 1 dead and several people injured.