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Demonstrators form a "human oil spill." Photo: Sarah Harris
Demonstrators form a "human oil spill." Photo: Sarah Harris

Demonstrators, police clash at governors' conference in Burlington

A peaceful protest in Burlington turned violent late yesterday afternoon when demonstrators clashed with police. Approximately 500 protestors took the streets downtown to protest the 36th annual New England Governors conference. While New England governors and eastern Canadian premiers met at the waterfront Hilton Hotel to discuss energy policy, protestors demonstrated outside, voicing their opposition to a proposed pipeline across northern New England that would ship Tar Sands oil to Portland, Maine. Sarah Harris has our story.  Go to full article
Montreal police have struggled to cope with three months of continuing demonstrations. Photo: Monica Eileen Patterson
Montreal police have struggled to cope with three months of continuing demonstrations. Photo: Monica Eileen Patterson

In Montreal, student protests target Quebec's Liberal government

Massive demonstrations in the city of Montreal have continued for more than a hundred straight days.

The protest began when Quebec's Liberal Party tried to hike tuition rates for college students. But the sometimes violent street rallies have exploded into a much wider debate in French Canada over civil liberties and the future of popular social programs.

As Brian Mann reports, some students are now calling for the resignation of Quebec's premier.  Go to full article

Budget protesters plan camp-in in Albany

Teachers, public workers, renters, health care advocates and college students are packing sleeping bags and toothbrushes in preparation for a massive protest of state budget cuts at the Capitol. The demonstrators from various groups across the state plan an overnight camp-in starting this afternoon to protest Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to close a $10 billion budget gap with cuts in education and health care spending and state worker layoffs. Organizers expect up to 1,000 people to participate in a variety of events.

Meanwhile, lawmakers passed the first state budget bills last night, and say they are still hoping for an on time budget. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Raging Grannies

When we think of protesters these days, many of us conjure up images of twenty-year-olds with bandanas, long hair, and multiple piercings. But there's another group attracting attention at protests, As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, they call themselves the Raging Grannies.  Go to full article

A New Approach to Policing Protesters

The violence began in 1999, during protests at the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle. Since then, police and anti-globalization protestors have clashed at events around the world. But the demonstrations at the most recent meeting of world leaders were peaceful. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, many credit a new approach to policing.  Go to full article

G8 Protests in Ottawa

Four damaged police cars, one injured police officer, a little spray painting and one arrest. That's the damage from yesterday's anti-G-8 demonstrations in Ottawa. Martha Foley talks with reporter Karen Kelly in Ottawa about the protests.  Go to full article

G8 Protesters March in Ottawa

Protest groups say they plan to paralyze downtown Ottawa with marches today and tomorrow. The groups are demonstrating against a meeting of G-8 leaders taking place outside of Calgary. As Karen Kelly reports, the demonstrators' call to action has many people in Ottawa worried.  Go to full article

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