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  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally

    04/14/2014 10:36:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 8:11 PM EDT | Denis D. Gray
    As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff—until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him. A year later, his three alleged killers, including a senior government official, are on trial for murder. The dumping has been halted and villagers are erecting a statue to their slain hero. But the prosecution of Prajob’s murder is a rare exception. A survey released Tuesday—the first comprehensive one of its kind—says that only 10 killers...
  • Jerk of the Week - Gay Marriage Activists

    04/05/2014 11:14:12 AM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 10 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 5, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    Liberals are always spouting that they practice tolerance and that mean old conservatives are all bigots who would round up undesirables into internment camps if given half a chance. We know that such views are nonsense, and that progressive liberals prove themselves on a daily basis to be festering mounds of hate and anger. If there's one thing I despise, it's rank hypocrisy and many of our Jerk of the Week winners are guilty of practicing it. Our winner this week is also guilty of this charge and they're becoming increasingly emboldened. Their actions have hit the internet this week...
  • Palestinian Activists Violently Threaten Pro-Israel Students

    03/21/2014 2:38:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/21/14 | Adam Kredo
    Pro-Palestinian activists on the University of Michigan campus have had the cops called on them for threatening pro-Israel students and staging a sit-in over the student government’s refusal to back an anti-Israel initiative to divest from the Jewish state. University of Michigan police were contacted Wednesday evening after two pro-Palestinian activists allegedly threatened a student who refused to support their boycott initiative. The threatening rhetoric used by these pro-Palestinian activists is part of wider campaign by the University of Michigan’s pro-Palestine group Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE), which is part of the virulently anti-Israel Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment...
  • Jewish Activists Chase Away Anti-Semites in Paris

    02/02/2014 5:22:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 2/2/14 | Eliran Aharon, Paris
    The Jewish National Fund held an event honoring Israel in the heart of Paris Sunday, but the real reason for the event was a desire by Israeli authorities to support French Jews in a time of trouble. Over 15,000 people, most of them Jews, are expected to attend the two-day event – an exhibit titled “Israel Today and Tomorrow.” The event received unprecedented security: central streets were cordoned off, and police snipers were placed on rooftops. Ultranationalists gathered with the intent of marching on the event, but were blocked by police – both uniformed and undercover – a long distance...
  • Orlando police arrest 15 activists blocking traffic

    10/29/2013 4:16:54 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    WKMG ^ | 10-29-2013 | WKMG
    Immigration reform activists rally in downtown Orlando ORLANDO, Fla. - Police officers have arrested and removed more than a dozen immigration reform protesters from a street in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Orlando on Tuesday afternoon. One by one the sitting protesters were restrained with plastic cuffs and lifted to their feet. They were then placed in a police car. One protester went limp and was carried by officers. In total, 15 people were arrested and charged with unlawful assembly, a misdemeanor charge. Local 6 news helicopter Sky 6 flew over downtown Orlando where several activists remained sitting...
  • Corporate Executives Join Soros-Backed 'Fly-In' Campaign to Push Amnesty

    10/28/2013 10:18:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 10-28-13 | Matthew Boyle
    Several corporate executives have joined forces with prominent local lawmakers, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and George Soros’ National Immigration Forum (NIF) to organize a campaign on Monday to target GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to get them to try to support amnesty. Those executives include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Boeing CEO and chairman Jim McNerney, Marriott hotels chairman and CEO Bill Marriott, NewsCorp chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, and Disney president and CEO Bob Iger. Ballmer, McNerney, Marriott, Murdoch, and Iger, along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro form the...
  • Activists Block Bus In Protest Near San Francisco Immigration Office

    10/18/2013 4:00:06 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 18 Oct 2013
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Dozens of protesters surrounded a bus believed to be filled with immigrants slated for deportation at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in San Francisco, a protest organizer said Thursday. The protesters included dozens of undocumented immigrants and immigrants’ rights advocates who rallied for the expansion of a national movement to pressure President Barack Obama to halt immigrant deportations, according to Jon Rodney, a spokesman for the California Immigrant Policy Center. “We are not going to wait for Congress anymore. We are not going to wait for Obama. This is a humanitarian crisis, two...
  • Open Carry Activists Stunned When Confronted by Michigan Deputy – but in a Really Good Way

    09/24/2013 12:20:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/24/13 | Jason Howerton
    Open carry activists in Orion Township, Mich., had the police called on them during their “For Liberty Friday” protest last week. However, they were pleasantly surprised when they were confronted by a sheriff’s deputy who completely supported their demonstration because it is protected under the Second Amendment. “We saw the a [sic] OC Sheriff car pull up so we all took out our camera-phones right away, anticipating trouble,” the video’s description reads. “This officer gets out of his car, waves to us, and walks right over. He shakes all of our hands, introduces himself, and states his purpose for walking...
  • Activists call for one-day boycott of CPS schools (Students can die in Safe Passage routes?)

    08/24/2013 9:39:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/23/13 | Naomi Nix
    Activists from several Chicago community groups on Thursday called for a one-day boycott of Chicago Public Schools because of what they say are discriminatory practices against poor African-American and Latino students. The group is asking students to skip school Wednesday and parents and supporters to forgo a Chicago Board of Education meeting to attend a rally in front of the board's downtown office, followed by a march to City Hall. **SNIP** The activists said the school district's decision to close 49 elementary schools and a high school program has destabilized minority communities and put student lives in danger. Many mentioned...
  • Activists Demonstrate Against Temple Mount Discrimination

    08/07/2013 2:46:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/8/13 | Kochava Rosenbaum
    In wake of Tuesday’s decision by police officials in charge of the Temple Mount to ban non-Muslims entrance to the holy site, some two hundred protesters stood Wednesday morning at the foot of the Mugrabi entrance seeking to reverse their exclusion. The mass protest was prearranged following an announcement by Police Commander Avi Bitton that the Temple Mount will remain closed to Jews and tourists at least until after the end of Ramadan’s closing festival of “Eid” which is to be next Sunday, the 11th of August. video .....
  • In Texas, pro-life activists sing 'Amazing Grace' to drown out pro-choice protestors

    07/02/2013 5:57:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/2/13 | dcexaminer
    In Texas, pro-life activists sing 'Amazing Grace' to drown out pro-choice protestors
  • Common Core making it easier for activist teachers to bring politics into their classrooms

    06/04/2013 9:07:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    EAG news ^ | 04 June 2013 | Ben Velderman
    INDIANAPOLIS – Common Core hasn’t been fully implemented yet, but it’s already making it easier for teachers to inject their political preferences into their lesson plans. That’s the case in Indianapolis’ Cathedral High School, where English teacher Melinda Bundy ... “I didn’t want to teach the Constitution, I didn’t want to teach the Declaration of Independence,” ... teachers who use their classrooms to promote (usually) left-wing political causes. But under Common Core, those activist teachers will be able to excuse their behavior by simply saying, “Common Core made me do it.” Indiana lawmakers have prudently hit the “pause” button on...
  • Say NO to GMOs in Your Food

    06/04/2013 4:55:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 142 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    On Memorial Day weekend, 2 million people marched in protests against seed giant Monsanto for the purpose of bringing awareness to hazards from genetically modified food, which it and other companies manufacture. Organizer Tami Canal said protests were held in 436 cities in 52 countries. Genetically modified plants are grown from genetically modified, or engineered, seeds, which are created to resist insecticides and herbicides so that crops can be grown to withstand a weed-killing pesticide or integrate a bacterial toxin that can ward off pests. The Chicago Tribune reported that because genetically modified organisms are not listed on food or...
  • Gun-rights activists submit petitions to recall Colorado lawmaker

    06/03/2013 10:21:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/4/13 | Keith Coffman
    DENVER (Reuters) - Gun-rights activists submitted a petition on Monday to initiate the first recall election of a state lawmaker in Colorado's history for his support of laws restricting firearms. If the Colorado secretary of state validates at least 7,200 of the more than 16,000 signatures submitted, state Senate President John Morse, a Democrat, would face a recall. The move is being watched nationally by both sides of the gun-control debate. In March, Morse helped lead the effort to pass a package of gun-control measures in the Democratic-controlled state legislature, including banning ammunition magazines with more than 15 rounds and...
  • Activist Shareholders Gun For Chevron

    05/28/2013 11:37:19 AM PDT · by KMR · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 26, 2013 | Kenneth Rapoza
    Progressive shareholders and environmental groups to call for the firing of Chevron CEO John Watson at tomorrow's annual shareholder meeting. Here's why.
  • Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto - GMO

    05/26/2013 8:26:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 144 replies
    Associates Press ^ | May 25, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said. Organizers said "March Against Monsanto" protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Los Angeles where demonstrators waved signs that read "Real Food 4 Real People" and "Label GMOs, It's Our Right to Know."… The U.S. Senate this week overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
  • Barbarians at the Campus Gates: Why colleges cave to the demands of student activists

    05/21/2013 8:49:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/21/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    An all-too-familiar scene was enacted on the campus of Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4 to discuss demands by student activists for the college to divest itself of its investments in companies that deal in fossil fuels. As a speaker was beginning a presentation to show how many millions of dollars such a disinvestment would cost the college, student activists invaded the meeting, seized the microphone, and shouted down a student who rose in the audience to object. Although there were professors and administrators in the room — including the college president — apparently nobody had the guts...
  • Activists Warn Rumored Sale To Turn LA Times Into ‘Another Fox News’

    04/01/2013 3:36:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 1, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Protesters were set to gather Monday in downtown Los Angeles to urge the owners of the Los Angeles Times not to sell the newspaper to “political propagandists”. Members of the self-described “progressive” Courage Campaign along with MoveOn.org and Daily Kos launched an online petition demanding the Tribune Company, publishers of the L.A. Times, to reconsider a rumored sale to billionaire businessmen David and Charles Koch. Protesters were expected to deliver some 100,000 Californian signatures calling on Tribune Company President Peter Liguori “to refuse to sell the paper to political propagandists” to the company’s headquarters near City...
  • Arizona argues it can deny driver's licenses to deferred-action migrants

    03/05/2013 10:32:40 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Howard Fischer | Capital Media Services
    PHOENIX - Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer told a federal judge Monday there is no legal basis to order the state to provide driver's licenses to certain illegal immigrants immediately, since they are not being harmed. Douglas Northup, the lead counsel for the governor and the state Department of Transportation, said those who qualify for the Obama administration's "deferred action" program want U.S. District Judge David Campbell to require the state to issue licenses, even before the case goes to trial. The governor directed ADOT last year not to give licenses to those granted the right to remain in this...
  • Tea Party Re-Flexes Its Muscle

    01/08/2013 5:21:44 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Tea Party Re-Flexes Its Muscle By Janie Lorber Roll Call Staff Jan. 7, 2013, 6:55 p.m. The state of the tea party evokes Mark Twain: Reports of its death were an exaggeration. Tea party activists who say they deliberately sat out the fiscal cliff debate are ready to reassert themselves as Congress and the Obama administration take up the debt ceiling and automatic spending cuts under the sequester. The Tea Party Patriots, a national umbrella organization that claims 15 million supporters, is urging its members to confront lawmakers in their districts. They want Congress to let the $109 billion in...
  • Obama huddles with labor leaders, liberal activists

    11/13/2012 8:47:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2012
    President Obama is hosting a closed-door White House meeting Tuesday morning with labor leaders and liberal activists to discuss his stance in negotiations with House Republicans on the looming budgetary fiscal cliff. One day later, Mr. Obama plans to have a similar private discussion with business leaders. Vice President Joe Biden will also attend the Tuesday's gathering, which is being billed as a discussion of "the actions we need to take to keep our economy growing and find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit," according to a White House release. Several labor leaders plan on attending, including Mary Kay...
  • National Unions Spending Millions to Defeat Sheriff Joe Arpaio ('Adios Arpaio' Campaign)

    10/24/2012 11:10:50 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-24-2012 | John Hill
    Here they come again. California unions are once again meddling in Arizona politics on behalf of illegal aliens, and against the interests of their own American workers. The deceptively-named "Campaign For Arizona’s Future" - which was funded by the national mega-labor unions AFL-CIO and UNITE HERE is spending millions to try and defeat Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The group, which calls its campaign "Adios Arpaio", is mostly comprised of the same Los Angeles-based activists which protested in 2010 after the passage of S.B. 1070. They claim to have registered over 36,000 - mostly Hispanics - in Maricopa County, AZ to...
  • Civil rights groups shift focus on SB 1070

    10/12/2012 7:53:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Civil rights groups are dropping their bid to stop police from enforcing the "papers please” provision of SB 1070, at least for the time being. Linton Joaquin of the National Immigration Law Center said it makes little sense to spend time appealing last month’s order by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton letting the law take effect. That followed a Supreme Court ruling in June saying there was no basis for her original 2010 injunction declaring the provision was pre-empted by federal law. And Bolton specifically denied a request by the civil rights groups for a new preliminary...
  • Sea otter numbers up, but so are deaths [a progressive's glass is NEVER half full]

    08/22/2012 4:25:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 21, 2012 | Peter Fimrite
    The California sea otter, whose luscious coat was so coveted by fur traders that the species was nearly wiped out, is holding steady in its west coast sanctum despite a record number of deaths, including an alarming uptick in shark attacks. .... The number of bite wounds found on the otters, almost all of which appear to be from great white sharks, were perplexing to scientists considering that only 339 of the toothy predators were recently counted in local waters, far fewer than researchers expected. In addition to the increase in adult otters, there were also more otter pups in...
  • Pro-gun group uses Chicago firearms buyback program to fund shooting camp for kids

    07/10/2012 9:21:21 AM PDT · by NFHale · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7-10-2012 | Christina Corbin
    "...A pro-gun group claims it flipped the script on Chicago's firearms buyback program by selling old, broken rifles to the city and then using the money to buy guns and ammo for an NRA-sponsored shooting camp for kids..."
  • (Cherokee women) Activists Seek to Reignite Debate Over Elizabeth Warren's Ancestry

    06/21/2012 4:08:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/21/12 | Meghan Kiesel
    Activists Seek to Reignite Debate Over Elizabeth Warren's AncestryBy Meghan Kiesel | ABC OTUS News – 3 hrs ago Despite Republican attempts to turn Elizabeth Warren's Cherokee heritage - or lack thereof - into a campaign issue, her self-identification with the tribe despite a 1/32 share of ancestry has not affected her standing in opinion polls. A recent Boston Globe poll suggested more than 70 percent of voters said the controversy wouldn't affect their vote. That hasn't stopped a small but committed group of Cherokee women from dogging Warren on the campaign trail, irked that she has called herself Cherokee....
  • Uh Oh: Elizabeth Warren Refuses to Meet with 4 Cherokee Activists

    06/18/2012 1:35:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Remember when the Boston Globe prematurely declared this political scandal over last May? Good times.  Four outraged Cherokee activists who say Elizabeth Warren’s campaign has ignored their emails and phone calls will trek to Boston this week in hopes they can force a meeting with the Democratic Senate candidate over her “offensive” Native American heritage claims.“It’s almost becoming extremely offensive to us,” said Twila Barnes, a Cherokee genealogist who has researched Warren’s family tree. “We’re trying to get in contact and explain why her behavior hurts us and is offensive, and she totally ignores that. Like we don’t exist.” Late...
  • Chest another day in NYC

    05/20/2012 7:39:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 20, 2012 | CANDICE M. GIOVE
    This activist thinks women have the right to “bare” more than just arms. “I want people to know . . . it’s legal for a woman to be topless,” Johnston said. Moira Johnston, 29, drew a lot of attention during a topless protest yesterday in Union Square Park — and that’s exactly what the dancer wants.
  • Tea-party reawakening with call for huge rally

    05/04/2012 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    WND.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    Private pilots who may want to fly near Chicago on the weekend of May 19-20 have been warned they could be shot down, and a Red Cross memo suggests there could be mass evacuations of the city in the event of riots by left-leaning activists protesting the NATO summit. Less than a day’s drive away, however, near Jefferson City, Mo., at the same time there will be an event for Americans who also are worried about the nation. But instead of protests and riots, participants will focus on how to build up America, repair it and stabilize it for future...
  • 40 Leftists Detained at Ben Gurion Airport

    04/15/2012 9:59:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/12 | Yoni Kempinski and Elad Benari
    Police detained two leftist activists Sunday at Ben Gurion International Airport Sunday afternoon after they held up signs that said "Welcome to Palestine." Forty anti-Israeli activists were refused entry into Israel in the hours between Saturday night and 3:00 p.m. Sunday. They were all taken to questioning in the Interior Ministry office at the airport, pending their repatriation. The two leftists unfurled the signs immediately after Police Central District Commander Maj. Gen. Bentzi Sau gave reporters a briefing on the situation. As they were led away, nationalist Israeli activists shouted at them: "Go see what is going on in Syria!"...
  • Syrians Vote on New Constitution, Activists Boycotting

    02/26/2012 3:11:10 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/2/12 | Chana Yaark
    Syrians are voting Sunday on the draft of a new constitution that would limit the presidency to two seven-year terms, beginning with this year. The new constitution also theoretically calls for the creation of a multi-party system. Polls opened across the country at 7:00 a.m. Local time, and are scheduled to close 12 hours later. Some 14.6 million eligible voters have allegedly been asked to cast their ballots for or against the new constitution in more than 14,000 polling stations. The document was drafted to quiet the critics of the government's brutal year-long violent campaign against civilians protesting the regime...
  • Actress' claim to be gay by choice riles activists (Cynthia Nixon isn't doing it right)

    01/28/2012 2:16:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Philly ^ | 1/28/12 | LISA LEFF
    Actress' claim to be gay by choice riles activistsLISA LEFF The Associated Press Posted: Sat, Jan. 28, 2012, 12:19 AM SAN FRANCISCO - Cynthia Nixon learned the hard way this week that when it comes to gay civil rights, the personal is always political. Very political. **SNIP** While the broader gay rights movement recognizes that human sexuality exists on a spectrum, and has found common cause with transgender and bisexual people, Nixon may have unwittingly given aid and comfort to those who want to deny same-sex couples the right to marry, adopt children and secure equal spousal benefits, said Jennifer...
  • Report: (UK) Undercover police had kids with activists

    01/20/2012 4:39:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Report: Undercover police had kids with activistsBy: The Associated Press | 01/20/12 6:22 PM Britain's Guardian newspaper said Friday that two undercover police officers have fathered children with the activists they were spying on. Key details were hazy but the revelations are the latest in a series of reports which has cast doubt on whether undercover police in the U.K. go too far in seeking to infiltrate environmental, animal rights and extremist groups. British authorities are already preparing a report into the use of undercover officers after one of them caused a trial to collapse when his cover was blown.
  • Anti-Israel Group 'Invades' Boston Israel Consulate

    11/05/2011 1:52:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/11/11 | David Lev
    Dozens of anti-Israel activists attempted to barge into the Israeli consulate in Boston over the weekend in protest over Israel's seizure of the Canadian-Irish flotilla ships that attempted to sail to Gaza. Bearing PA flags, the activists attempted to storm the building but were turned back. They swore to return, shouting slogans about how the “apartheid regime in Israel must fall.” The activists were “spillovers” from the Occupy Boston protests, one of many being held in the U.S. demanding social justice. At least three people have been arrested on drug charges in the protests over the past several days, and...
  • The Email Archive of the #OccupyWallStreet Movement

    10/14/2011 2:27:44 PM PDT · by surfer · 6 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/14/2011 | Thomas Ryan
    [Editors' Note - Crowdsourcing: At the end of this post, you will find links to download the #OccupyWallStreet email archive described earlier today by Andrew Breitbart. Send your thoughts, observations, and findings to feedback@breitbart.com, or post them in the comment section.] On August 10, 2011, the hacker group “Anonymous” announced that it would join the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. That’s what sparked my interest in monitoring #OccupyWallStreet. I reached out to a colleague and asked if he would be interested in studying the protest with me. At first, it seemed disorganized, and we believed it would only be a few...
  • Activist: Rejecting Beck, Evangelicals Would be 'Suicidal'

    08/23/2011 4:34:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 156 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/8/11 | David Lev
    The debate on the intentions of Glenn Beck and other Christian evangelicals rages on, and Dr. Gadi Eshel, a Land of Israel activist, told Arutz 7 Tuesday that while he did not believe that Beck's intentions were improper, rejecting the friendship of evangelicals could cause anti-Semitism. Eshel was responding to comments by Jerusalem City Council member Mina Fenton Monday, who voiced vociferous opposition to Beck's appearance in Jerusalem on Wednesday, saying that his rally was designed to encourage missionary activity. Eshel told Arutz 7 that Christians like Beck supported Israel because they were strong believers in the Bible, and not...
  • TEA PARTY ACTIVISTS CONFRONT OBAMA IN IOWA (Video)

    08/15/2011 7:14:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/15/11 | Jim Hoft
    Tea party activists confronted Barack Obama in Decorah, Iowa tonight during one of his stops on his Magical Mysery Tour. The tea party activists asked Obama about Joe Biden’s comments that tea partiers were “terrorists.” Obama refused to answer the question.
  • Feminist summer school: training the new generation of 'suffragettes'

    08/14/2011 2:48:23 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 14 replies
    (And you wonder why Britain is in trouble ....) After just one day of classes at her summer school of choice, Emily Birkenshaw had already learned a crucial lesson: how to "go floppy" when facing arrest. "You're heavier then, so you can't be carried," she said, with the genuine delight of a new recruit. The 24-year-old been practising by linking arms with her classmates and singing loudly at a pretend policeman. "It just felt really empowering," she said. "If that happened [in real life] – and I hope it wouldn't – I'd know how to do it without getting hurt."...
  • Israel Conducts ‘Fly-Out’ for Flotilla Activists

    07/20/2011 10:55:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/7/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Israel has turned the tables on flotilla activists and is conducting a “fly-out” deportation of activists who tried to sail to Gaza Wednesday, less than two weeks after a “fly-in” by activists succeeded in little more than gaining a blub in the media. One of the pro-Hamas supporters who was on the “fly-in” will participated in the “fly-out” Wednesday after the Interior Ministry completes deportation procedures. The 15 foreigners aboard the French "Dignity” boat were stopped en route to Gaza by Navy commandos, who overtook the boat without opposition and brought the crew and passengers to the port of Ashdod....
  • 'Air Flotilla' lands, 69 activists barred entry

    07/08/2011 12:14:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 7/8/11 | YAAKOV LAPPIN AND JPOST.COM
    Dozens of pro-Palestinian activists taken from EasyJet, Alitalia flights for police interrogation; activists arrive on five different planes; Danino says police have met gov't goals at Ben-Gurion Airport. Police diverted two passenger aircraft that landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Friday, detaining at least 60 suspected pro-Palestinian activists for questioning. Participants in the "Air Flotilla" arrived on three other flights as well. Police said that some 69 activists have been denied entry. The flights, one EasyJet from Geneva and one Alitalia, were diverted to Terminal 1, where police combed passengers for pro-Palestinian activists expected to attempt entry into the country...
  • Pro-PA 'Fly-In' Stymied in Europe

    07/07/2011 4:00:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/7/11 | Chana Yaar
    European authorities are preventing some pro-Palestinian Authority Arab sympathizers from participating in the “fly-in” to Israel, at Jerusalem's request. Eight activists were prevented from boarding a Malev flight from Paris to Budapest, where they intended to pick up a connecting flight to Israel. Three other activists were already arrested at Ben Gurion International Airport on Wednesday. Earlier in the day two Dutch journalists were prevented from boarding an El Al flight from Amsterdam, although they claimed that they only wanted to cover the fly-in. They insisted that they did not intend to take part in demonstrations that have been planned...
  • IDF: Some flotilla activists planning to kill soldiers

    06/27/2011 10:54:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 6/27/11 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Military sources tell the 'Post' they have intelligence showing that some participants in upcoming flotilla plan use chemical weapons against troops; say IHH members will participate in flotilla. Talkbacks (89) IDF sources said Monday night that new intelligence information obtained in recent days shows that participants of the flotilla planning to break Israel’s sea blockade over the Gaza Strip later this week plan to kill IDF soldiers who board their ships. According to the information obtained by the IDF, some of the participants have prepared sacks with sulfur, which they plan to pour on the soldiers as they board the...
  • Feds suing more anti-abortion activists

    05/05/2011 4:29:56 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 10 replies
    MSNBC via AP ^ | May 4th 2011 | ROXANA HEGEMAN
    WICHITA, Kansas — The Justice Department under President Barack Obama has taken a harder line against anti-abortion activists accused of trying to block access to clinics, suing at least a half-dozen of them under a federal law that lay mostly dormant during the Bush administration. The law, written to protect people who seek or provide abortions, was revived after Obama took office and in the wake of the 2009 slaying of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller, who was shot to death moments before Sunday services were to begin at his Wichita church. Since Obama's inauguration, federal lawsuits have been filed...
  • Confrontations at Tomb of Joseph

    05/03/2011 1:17:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/5/11 | Gil Ronen
    Jewish activists refused to leave the Tomb of Joseph compound Tuesday morning after being allowed in by the IDF, and demanded that Israel retake control of the Tomb. Border Police evicted them by force. One activist had to be hospitalized after being beaten. Thirty-five people were arrested and taken to the Ariel police station. Anger and pain is high following the recent gunning down of Ben Yosef Livnat by Palestinian Authority terrorists in uniform. Local Arabs subsequently vandalized the newly-renovated Tomb (see picture below). The Shechem nucleus Jewish community issued a statement in which it explained that "following the events...
  • The FIST of Socialism?

    04/26/2011 12:22:30 PM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 4 replies
    Is this another site that is affiliated with left-wing activists, Marxists, anarchists, and socialists?
  • Activists prepare for battle over districts

    04/10/2011 6:48:22 AM PDT · by Bluestateredman · 8 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/10/2011 | Michael Levenson
    * Home / * News / * Local / * Mass. The Boston Globe Activists prepare for battle over districts Demand voting maps increase minority clout By Michael Levenson Globe Staff / April 10, 2011 E-mail this article To: Voting rights activists, 10 years after the Massachusetts House enacted a redistricting plan that illegally diluted minority voting power, are dramatically revamping their strategy, pressuring the Legislature sooner and more aggressively than they have in past decades. Emboldened by census data showing an increasingly diverse Massachusetts and by the successful lawsuit against the House’s 2001 redistricting plan, the activists are planning...
  • U.S. funding tech firms that help Mideast dissidents evade government censors

    03/24/2011 11:19:42 PM PDT · by bronxville · 3 replies
    washington post ^ | March 10, 2011 | Ian Shapira
    The Obama administration may not be lending arms to dissidents in the Middle East, but it is offering aid in another critical way: helping them surf the Web anonymously as they seek to overthrow their governments. Federal agencies - such as the State Department, the Defense Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors - have been funding a handful of technology firms that allow people to get online without being tracked or to visit news or social media sites that governments have blocked. Many of these little-known organizations - such as the Tor Project and UltraReach- are unabashedly supportive of...
  • Saudi minister says dialogue needed, not protest

    03/09/2011 4:52:35 AM PST · by EBH · 5 replies
    "The called-for reform does not come via protests and (the clerics) have forbidden protests since they violate the Koran and the way of the Prophet," Faisal said. Protests by a disgruntled Shi'ite majority in neighboring Bahrain are being closely watched in Saudi Arabia, where Shi'ites make up about 15 percent of the population. Faisal warned foreigners to stay out of Saudi's internal affairs: "Change will come through the citizens of this kingdom and not through foreign fingers, we don't need them," he said, adding: "We will cut any finger that crosses into the kingdom."
  • Digital activists in Egypt being trained by internet experts in New York

    02/07/2011 1:17:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/7/11 | Judi McLeod
    The revolution in Egypt is being masterminded by a phalanx of young Internet executives in the Big Apple’s SoHo specially set up for fomenting revolutions, and the unwitting American taxpayer is paying for it. When it comes to Revolution, today’s third world, digital activists are being better trained than anything to be found in Sun Tzu’s famed Art of War,
  • Activists slowly chip away at health-care law (Tea Party members - that's YOU)

    02/03/2011 2:53:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/03/11 | Amy Gardner
    Activists slowly chip away at health-care lawBy Amy Gardner Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, February 3, 2011; 5:32 PM **SNIP** Operatives are also playing an inside game, advising members of Congress on how to bring up repeal. Before the Senate vote Wednesday, they urged new members elected on the tea party wave to keep the pressure on Republican leaders. Former House majority leader Richard K. Armey, now chairman of FreedomWorks, met directly with Republican House leaders to urge a vote on the issue earlier this year. The most passionate objection to the health-care measure is to the individual mandate -...