- Istanbul’s Taksim Square and Gezi Park were both cleared by riot police over the weekend, with protesters filtering into nearby neighborhoods, where there were running clashes with police. Now Turkey’s deputy prime minister is threatening to deploy the military to quell the two-week-old protests.
- The British are accused of spying on other countries during the 2009 G20 summit in London, says NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. This report from the Guardian says that the NSA’s PRISM surveillance system may be linked to the government’s expectation of popular unrest arising from climate and energy shocks.
- Anarchists have claimed a small act of sabotage, gluing locks at Sheepskin of Oregon, in solidarity with anarchist prisoners.
- Cascadia Forest Defenders have staged a tree-sit in the White Castle timber sale in Myrtle Creek, Oregon.
- Sao Paulo, Brazil witnessed violent clashes over public transit fare increases, when police attacked thousands of protesters who had vowed to shut down the city if fares increased.
- In Chile, indigenous Mapuche people are facing repression from the government, stemming from disputes over the state’s desire to develop Mapuche-held land.
- Greek leaders are looking to reopen the country’s public broadcast station, which they closed last weekend in a bid to pay off their austerity debt obligations. The move prompted two general strikes.
- The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship in order to federally register to vote.