1950 - Tens of thousands of Belgians went on strike and took to the streets to protest the return of Leopold III as King of Belgium, after he had surrendered the country to Nazi Germany in the Second World War. In the end he was forced to abdicate and give the throne to his son.
Some of the gifs show the recently liberated Belgian citizens giving Hitler salutes to the King and to the police brought in to squash the protests. [video]/[video]/[video]
The student debt strike that started with 15 students is now over 1,000.
In February, 15 former students of colleges run by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., once one of the largest for-profit operators of colleges in the nation, decided to band together and refuse to pay back their federal loans. Their numbers are now exploding — but their struggle rages on.
The country has gone on a strike today, the population is demanding the president, Otto Perez Molina, to resign and be persecuted for his involvement in frauds and corruption that have damaged the country so much.
I wanted to share this with you, being from a small country that only seems to be heard of when there’s bad news, today the people have taken the streets to demand a change.
#YoNoTengoPresidente #RenunciaYa #Paro27A
After decades of inept and corrupt governments, Guatemala has had enough. This will be the generation that brings a new age for our country.
Today in labor history, August 16, 2012: South African police open fire on a large crowd of men who had walked out on strike at the British-owned Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana, killing 34 workers. The miners – who earned roughly $400 a month – were on strike over wages. In contrast, Lonmin’s annual profits for shareholders in 2011 was $273 million, and its CEO was paid nearly $2 million a year.