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Myanmar police occupy hospitals in Yangon ahead of national strike

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Police in Myanmar have occupied hospitals and universities and reportedly arrested hundreds of people involved in protesting last month’s military coup, while a coalition of labour unions called a nationwide strike fo...

Squatters occupy Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska’s London mansion

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Squatters have occupied a mansion belonging to the Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska in central London in the early hours of Monday. The five squatters in the building in Belgrave Square – two from eastern Europe, th...

Survivors of 1980s poisoning scandal occupy Prado in Madrid

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Survivors of a mass canola oil poisoning four decades ago have occupied the Prado museum in Madrid and threatened to kill themselves within hours if the government did not respond to their demands. “Six hours after th...

Anti-vaccine protesters occupy ITV and Channel 4 News headquarters – video

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Anti-vaccine protesters occupied the headquarters of ITV News and Channel 4 News in London on Monday afternoon, in the latest of a series of actions targeting the media.After marching from King’s Cross station to ITN’...

Activists occupy luxury Biarritz villa owned by Putin’s ex-son-in-law

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Two Russian activists have broken into and occupied a luxury villa in Biarritz owned by Vladimir Putin’s former son-in-law. Pierre Haffner, of the Svoboda Liberté Association, whose blog appears on the Mediapart news ...

Climate activists ‘occupy’ Science Museum over fossil fuel sponsorship

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Youth climate activists have “occupied” London’s Science Museum in protest at its sponsorship deals with fossil fuel companies. Members of the London branch of the UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN London) said they w...

West plans to arm resistance if Russian forces occupy Ukraine

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Secret discussions are under way between western allies over how to arm what they expect to be fierce Ukrainian resistance in the event of a Russian invasion that topples the Kyiv government. Boris Johnson laid bare t...

‘It’s as if we’re in Mad Max’: warnings for Amazon as goldmining dredges occupy river

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Environmentalists are demanding urgent action to halt an aquatic gold rush along one of the Amazon River’s largest tributaries, where hundreds of illegal goldmining dredges have converged in search of the precious met...