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Ισπανία: Απάντηση στην καταστολή με μαζικό δημόσιο θηλασμό σε εμπορικό κέντρο


Αφιερωμένο στη Σώτη Τριανταφύλλου

A group of women, some breast-feeding their children, protested on Friday in Barcelona in front of the Primark retail shop, demanding a right to breast-feed their babies where they see fit. The protest began on August 10, after Primark’s staff in Spanish city of Valladolid expelled a mother for breast-feeding her baby. Following these events, the association Pro-Breastfeeding and support groups throughout Spain, presented a complaint on behalf of the rights of babies to be fed at any time and place.

The mums were signing a petition, demanding from Spanish and EU institutions not to discriminate breast-feeding mothers.

“It’s not fair that for breast-feeding our babies in a shop, they draw our attention, they make us feel ashamed, embarrassed, they kick us from a shop… It’s as if we are criminals to feed our sons, it is something that doesn’t have much logic”, Laura Benitez Arroyo, one of the protesting mothers said.

Protests were also held in other Primark’s stores throughout Spain including: Valladolid, Murcia, Valencia, Zaragoza, Alicante, Elche, Gran Canaria, Cornellà de Llobregat, Sevilla, Madrid, Torrevieja and Oviedo .

Αμπού Ντάμπι: Εργάτες συγκρούονται μεταξύ τους


Two groups of workers clashed in a labour accommodation on Saadiyat Island early this week leaving 38 people wounded, sources said.

The law-enforcement authorities controlled the situation and took some people into custody on Tuesday evening.

According to witnesses, the incident happened when a group of Bangladeshi workers allegedly beat up some Pakistani workers around 8pm on Monday after an exchange of heated arguments between two workers of either nationality over the handing over of a key.

Next day, Pakistani workers allegedly ganged up and roughed up Bangladeshi labourers and in the evening both groups again had a fight leaving at least 38 people wounded.

The attack was a result of a long-brewing unease which started a couple of months back when Pakistani workers did not join Bangladeshis in their strike against low wages. The management fired and deported several workers replacing with Pakistanis, according to Farooq Langoov, Welfare Counsellor at the Pakistan Embassy, who met with Pakistani workers and narrated their side of the story to this correspondent.


Κολομβία: Η αστυνομία κάνει τη δουλειά της… και οι φοιτητές τη δική τους


…και οι φοιτητές μπαίνουν στο κίνημα:


Colombian Police intimidates farmers in their own houses, throws gas and breaks their windows. This happens when Colombian farmers peacefully ask for dignity for their labors as prices of agricultural inputs are secretly arranged and much higher than in the rest of the region as well as transportation costs due to the highest fuel cost in the region. Government insists in national media that nothing is happening and tries to shut people up by non-honest means.

Thousands of Farmers from all around the country are blocking around 37 national roads and it seems that soon will be arriving Bogotá. Many economic sectors have joined the strike, such as milk producers, transporters, students, miners, and citizens who live in medium and small cities. Even though the government wants to hide the facts and challenged the farmers by saying their protests are not as big as he expected, the situation has become the worst in years only after 5 days of strikes.

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