» 08/01/2012, 00.00
Tel Aviv, disabled veteran dies after self immolation protest against high cost of living
Akiva Mafi, 45, had burns on 80% of his body. He died this morning at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, after 10 days of agony. He is the second Israeli to set himself on fire in protest against the austerity movement launched by the Netanyahu government.
Protests over cost of living hit taxis, schools and housing
Thousands of parents, teachers and students march against the rising cost of education. Taxi drivers block roads over higher fuel prices. In many cities, people set up tent cities to protest against the high cost of living. Born from egalitarian and socialist dreams, Israel now has one of the widest gaps between haves and have-nots.
Ethiopian Jews and police clash into overnight in Tel Aviv with 68 injured and 43 arrested
Ethiopian Israelis protest in Tel Aviv against police racism and brutality, following an incident in which police beat a black soldier because of “the colour of his skin”. In the 1980s, thousands of Ethiopian Jews were airlifted to Israel. Since then, they have not been fully integrated and endure racism and discrimination. This morning, PM Netanyahu met with Ethiopian community leaders.
27/08/2016 15:04:00 LAOS
Cost of living up by 30 per cent in Laos, but wages stay the same
Most Laotians are low income, slipping into poverty. A kilo of rice has gone from 1.05 to 1.50 US dollars. The prices of beef, fish, pork, chicken and vegetables are also up. Official at the Ministry of Commerce believes the government should raise wages or impose price controls.
23/07/2007 SRI LANKA
Matale, women take to the streets against “high cost of living”
The SAVISTHRI movement launches a campaign to protest against the increase in petrol and seed prices, as well as those of basic goods. A petition is sent off to the President to take “urgent measures”.
Gaza, unemployed 18 year old sets himself on fire and dies
Eyahab Nada Abu worked 13 hours a day as a dishwasher for 7 US dollars. His father: He is "a martyr to unemployment." In Gaza, even after Israeli blockade, unemployment is 30%. The memory of Mohammed Bouazizi, the young Tunisian whose self- sacrifice triggered the revolts of the Arab Spring. Even Israelis are setting themselves on fire.
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