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  • PUBLIC OPINION HARDENS AGAINST PROTESTERS, SOFTENS ON POLICE

    08/25/2014 10:32:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    YOUGOV ^ | 08/25/2014 | by William Jordan
    Views of the police reaction to protests in Ferguson, Mo. have become more favorable since last week, but views on the subject have become even more racially polarized Rallies and vigils are planned around the country for this weekend and Monday to mark the funeral of Michael Brown, the Missouri teenager who was shot to death on August 10 by a police officer. His death sparked weeks of unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, centering on accusations of racial discrimination by the almost totally white police force against a majority black population. The police department’s reaction to the...
  • exclusive video: anti-israel protesters defend hitler, police eject pro-israel man

    08/25/2014 7:08:41 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/23/2014 | Breitbart London
    LONDON, United Kingdom – Hundreds of anti-Israel protesters lined the streets of Westminster today in yet another show of 'solidarity' with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Breitbart London was present to document the scenes as demonstrators defended Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, wearing t-shirts with his face on them, and stated that there should be 'no two state solution' to the crisis in the Middle East...
  • Police often provoke protest violence, UC (BerZerkely) researchers find (Dripping Sarcasm Alert!!)

    08/22/2014 9:06:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/22/14 | Kurtis Alexander
    The violence that turns a small-town protest into a fiery national spectacle like the one that has played out this month in Missouri is often unwittingly provoked by police, according to researchers at UC Berkeley. The research team, which studied clashes between police and activists during the Occupy movement three years ago, found that protests tend to turn violent when officers use aggressive tactics, such as approaching demonstrators in riot gear or lining up in military-like formations.
  • Anonymous Day Of Rage Over Michael Brown Fizzles Nationwide As Ragers Fail To Materialize

    08/22/2014 5:25:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 22, 2014 | Eric Owens
    Thursday’s “National Day Of Rage” planned by the hacktivist group Anonymous against the Aug. 9 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. failed to materialize in any remotely significant way. Anonymous had called for a protest in 37 cities. A Facebook posting dated Thursday shows that organizers had also envisioned nationwide protests in the early evening in dozens of additional cities — everywhere from Helena, Mont. (pop. 29,134) to Perryville, Mo. (pop. 8,225) The protests were a huge dud.
  • Another Blockade of the Port of Oakland: Protesters block ship partly owned by an Israeli company

    08/19/2014 8:57:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/19/2014 | By Ian Tuttle
    The Zim Piraeus traversed the Panama Canal two weeks ago, then turned its 964-foot deck north, toward California, where it was scheduled to offload tens of thousands of tons of cargo at the Port of Oakland this weekend — just like 1,897 other container ships last year. But the Zim Piraeus, which arrived in San Francisco Bay on Sunday afternoon, is not unloading — and might not anytime soon. The problem with the Piraeus is that Israel Corporation, Israel’s largest holding company, founded by the Jewish state’s government in 1968, owns 32 percent of the Piraeus’s operator, Zim Integrated Shipping...
  • SNITCH ALERT! New Black Panther Leading Protests in St. Louis Is Police Informant (Video)

    08/19/2014 5:08:56 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    The FBI last week identified Chawn Kweli of the New Black Panthers Party as an agitator seeking to trigger violence against local Ferguson police. The New Black Panther Party is active in Ferguson this week leading rallies and late night operations. Kweli is in Ferguson and claiming, along with the NBPP, success in “policing the streets”. They express hatred for ALL police. Their former president, Malik Shabazz, actually led a rally wherein they chanted for the death of Officer Darren Wilson.
  • MSNBC Host Falls Apart Over Ferguson Curfew

    08/16/2014 4:28:30 PM PDT · by absentee · 61 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/16/14 | Caleb Howe
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uK78nbbnMs In a press conference this afternoon with Governor Jay Nixon, State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, and other officials, a state of emergency was declared for Ferguson, MO, and a curfew instituted. After the press conference, MSNBC's anchor T.J. Holmes begins with editorializing ... "Wow. Folks, um, what you just heard, was pretty remarkable. To a community that has been shouting, expressing their anger, their outrage, understandable anger and outrage for the past week about being denied their rights, and about a young man being denied his right to live, they are now being told that their right to...
  • Daca-Dreamers Get Lassoed By Ted Cruz Patriot Defenders

    08/14/2014 7:05:49 PM PDT · by magna carta · 9 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 14,2014 | Liz Theiss
    On my ride home from a hill country family vacation the internet finally came back around San Antonio. It was then that I learned that a protest was planned against Senator Ted Cruz by the beneficiaries of Obama's DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Executive Order. These "chicos de suenos" enjoying a waiver from deportation for themselves, cared little that the "surge" of aliens of all ages and unknown histories were invading the USA relentlessly as a result of the DACA decree.
  • Protest to bring home Marine jailed in Mexico gets heated

    08/10/2014 6:38:56 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 08.09.2014 | Nadia Galindo
    protest soon turned heated between two groups who had different agendas. The Movimiento del Valle and a local group of U.S. Defenders, with support from the Border Convey, both held their protests at the Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge around 10 a.m. Saturday. About 20 to 30 members of the U.S. Defenders protested to bring home U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi jailed in Mexico. The group told Action 4 News they believe Sgt. Tahmooressi is being unjustly held. Tahmooressi made international headlines when Mexican police in Tijuana arrested him with three guns in his truck back in March 2014. He...
  • MDA Anti Gun Moms Protest TOPLESS Against Texas Open Carry Group

    07/30/2014 7:50:02 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    AmmoLand Gun News ^ | July 29, 2014 | Eric Reed
    MDA Anti Gun Moms Protest TOPLESS Against Texas Open Carry Group Published on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Texas --(Ammoland.com)- On Sunday July 26th 2014, CATI (Come and Take It) conducted a walk through downtown Austin to raise awareness for the current restrictions on gun rights in Texas. This walk is done monthly, and today’s walk was led by Thomas Jefferson from their Austin Chapter. Anti-gun protestors decided to crash the event and protest the protest, accept they conducted their protest TOPLESS! The walk began on Congress in downtown Austin near the Capitol, and the ladies followed CATI’s members throughout of...
  • Overpass protest spotlights immigration issues (Santa Rosa, CA)

    07/21/2014 3:02:20 PM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 9 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jeremy Hay
    Dozens of North Bay residents Saturday joined protesters nationwide who took to highway overpasses to call for changes to immigration policy, spurred by a mass migration, including of 57,000 children, from Central America nations torn by violence. As a steady sound of horns sounded from the highway beneath the overpass just south of Highway 12, George Moretto said of the children streaming to the southern U.S. border: “Of course they need help, but their own countries should help them. They should figure out other means than America; it’s not the only place to go.” A glazier from Santa Rosa, Moretto,...
  • Protest Obama's Texas Rio Grande Valley Border Crisis and Illegal Alien Invasion of America

    07/20/2014 2:49:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 191 replies
    July 19, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    Calling all citizens and patriots! Protest Obama's lawlessness on the border! Prepare to defend the border, repel invaders!! Obama's continuing lawlessness is totally out of control and is now threatening our very existence as a free Republic. Not only is he not securing the border, he's doing the exact opposite. They tried getting a "Dream Act" through the congress to give amnesty to young illegal aliens, but it was rejected by the representatives of we the people in congress, so the president has unconstitutionally "passed" his own "Dream Act" and is now enforcing it rather than the immigration laws legally...
  • At Detroit Water Rally, Congressman Conyers Tells Water Department To "Keep Your Paws Off The Water"

    07/19/2014 4:11:52 PM PDT · by absentee · 66 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/19/14 | Caleb Howe
    The bankrupt city of Detroit has a water problem. The city is trying to collect over $90 million dollars in unpaid water bills. As part of that effort, thousands of residents have had their service cut off. On Friday, in conjunction with the Netroots Nation conference, a rally and march were held to protest the service interruptions and demand the water be turned back on regardless of any money owed. Congressman John Conyers spoke to the crowd at the march, demanding that corporations pay up what they owe so that residents who owe can have their bills covered.  "We're gonna fight...
  • Houston Protest Against Immigration Reform/Amnesty & Border Surge

    07/18/2014 2:59:02 PM PDT · by humblegunner · 74 replies
    Original Content | 7/18/2014 | humblegunner
    Today at the Mexican Consulate just south of downtown Houston a protest against the illegal alien border surge was staged by concerned patriots. Apparently the word got out to the opposition forces. There were 25 to 30 illegals and associated supporters there as well. Our side numbered from 40 to 50 while I was on site. We were staged on opposite sides of the street. The illegals (they proclaimed themselves so, chanting "undocumented and unafraid") had a small public address system and had a designated wise-ass on the mike leading chants and taunts which actually were pretty comedic. The...
  • National Day Of Protesting Against Immigration Reform/Amnesty & Border Surge

    http://makethemlisten.wix.com/nationwideprotest Scroll to your state, find time and location, show up!
  • GROWING LIST OF PROTESTS THAT ARE SCHEDULED ACROSS THE U.S. FOR JULY 18 & JULY 19 [Alien Invasion]

    Click the link for updated list of nation-wide protests for July 18 and 19 against Obama's illegal alien invasion. List is updated daily. Find one near you and be there! Send them back! Secure the borders! Make Them Listen!
  • Immigration activists to occupy House (photo op)

    06/27/2014 7:50:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Immigration activists plan to occupy House office buildings on Friday to protest GOP posiitons on illegal immigration. United We Dream, a youth-led group that supports expanding protection for illegal immigrants, announced members would protest inside the Rayburn House Office Building at 12:30 p.m. The group said it would target members from Arizona, California, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Washington and Virginia. The group did not include a list of specific lawmakers. The House is not in session on Friday, however, and most lawmakers have returned to their home districts for the July 4...
  • Protest at Mexican Embassy

    06/23/2014 10:18:45 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 20, 2014 | Jace Gregory
    Concerned Americans rallied together outside of the Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC today to protest the incarceration of U.S. citizen and Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, 25. Marine in jail in Mexico Protesters included representatives from Help Save Maryland, a grassroots citizens’ organization dedicated to providing facts regarding illegal aliens who live and/or work in Maryland. Each participant circled around the entrance of the Mexican Embassy with signs that said “bring our Marine home,” and they used a megaphone to amplify their demands. Many protestersexpressed frustration with the Mexican Government for not allowing Tahmooressi to return to the United States and...
  • Anti-Uber Protests Shut Down Euro Cities

    06/13/2014 9:44:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06/13/2014 | Nico Hines
    Taxi-cab drivers from London to Berlin staged blockades and shut down traffic today in a coordinated strike against the ride-sharing app. A solid blockade of iconic black cabs stretching from Big Ben to Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace froze the traffic in Central London today as European taxi drivers said “No” to the rise of the ride-sharing app Uber. Undeterred by coordinated protests in Paris, Madrid, Berlin and beyond, the San Francisco start-up taunted its opponents with claims that the demonstrations had boosted membership numbers and suggested the traditional drivers hailed from the “Dark Ages.” In London, where licensed “hackney...
  • IMPEACH OBAMA PROTEST UC IRVINE, CA, JUNE 14

    06/12/2014 6:50:35 PM PDT · by CaptainPatriot · 38 replies
    Coalition To Impeach Obama Now ^ | 6/21/14 | Coalition To Impeach Obama Now
    A protest for Obama’s impeachment and conviction has been scheduled for the intersection in front of Angel stadium in Anaheim. Hundreds of protesters are expected to participate. News of the protest is being widely spread via various blogs, e-mail lists and FaceBook pages by local patriot groups in Southern California. Though it is primarily an Impeach-Obama event, protesters of all issues are welcome. Come out and get literally in his face. Let’s make this a breakout protest. ...more here http://ion-us.net/2014/03/23/impeach-obama-protest-planned-for-uc-irvine-graduation/
  • In Season of Protest, Haverford College Commencement Speaker Is Latest to Bow Out

    05/14/2014 12:24:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/14/2014 | By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEŃA
    Haverford College on Tuesday joined a growing list of schools to lose commencement speakers to protests from the left, when Robert J. Birgeneau, a former chancellor at the University of California, Berkeley, withdrew from this weekend’s event. Some students and faculty members at Haverford, a liberal arts college near Philadelphia, objected to the invitation to Mr. Birgeneau to speak and receive an honorary degree because, under him, the University of California police used batons to break up an Occupy protest in 2011. He first stated his support for the police, and then a few days later, saying that he was...
  • Dozens of protesters ride in off-limits canyon

    05/11/2014 5:44:09 AM PDT · by skimbell · 23 replies
    QCOnline ^ | May 10, 2014 | AP Staff
    Dozens of people rode their ATVs and motorcycles on an off-limits trail in southern Utah on Saturday in a protest against what the group calls the federal government's overreaching control of public lands. San Juan County Sheriff Rick Eldredge said from 40 to 50 people, many of them waving American flags and some carrying weapons, drove about a mile down Recapture Canyon
  • Militiamen move on from Bundy fight to next battle with BLM ( Utah : Recapture Canyon )

    05/10/2014 1:44:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 9, 2014 | Joe Schoenmann
    Militiamen and woman camping on Cliven Bundy’s cattle ranch are packing up and heading to Utah where another protest against the Bureau of Land Management will happen Saturday. Ryan Payne, a Montana resident who had been staying at the ranch for a month, said he drove eight hours to arrive in the eastern Utah town this morning. Three militia members from the ranch and a handful of people from a group called Citizens Action Network came to Utah, too, he said. ... At Recapture Canyon, federal officials aren’t planning to send armed federal agents to the Utah protest like they...
  • Recapture – Our Public Lands ( Utah - BLM )

    05/05/2014 8:30:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    The Petroglyph ^ | May 2, 2014
    Date: May 10, 2014 Time: 9:00 AM (possible meeting the night before, TBA) Place: Blanding, Utah – 255 North Hwy 191. Purpose: Assert local jurisdiction and challenge the overreach of federal agencies. Who is invited: This is not being formally sponsored or organized. It was deemed necessary at a town hall meeting in Blanding on February 27, 2014, and we welcome ALL supporters... On the 10th We will have some introductions, some instructions, and I will explain the topography including what trails have been “closed” by the BLM and which ones remain open. We will also have a flag ceremony...
  • May 10 ride may be much bigger than anticipated ( BLM : Utah )

    04/27/2014 9:03:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    San Juan Record ^ | Apr 23, 2014
    What was initially conceived as a ride involving a handful of Blanding residents in Recapture Canyon could grow into a massive statement against the federal government. San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman has called for the May 10 ATV ride on public land in the canyon, located just east of Blanding city limits. Lyman said he has lost patience with the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which “temporarily” closed the area to vehicular traffic in 2007 and has yet to reopen it. Lyman said the ride is to make a statement regarding local jurisdiction. However, because of the timing...
  • ATV protest ride in Recapture Canyon is May 10 at 9 a.m. ( BLM : Utah )

    05/09/2014 12:59:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    San Juan Record ^ | May 07, 2014 | David Boyle
    The May 10 All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) ride into restricted Recapture Canyon is still moving forward, threatening a collision between local residents and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The ATV ride is planned by a group of Blanding residents in an attempt to force the BLM to make a decision on who has jurisdiction within the canyon, which is just east of Blanding. Motorized access to the trail has been in dispute since the BLM forced its closure in 2007. San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, who has planned the ride, does not plan to back down to mounting pressure...
  • Urgent: Rally to STOP rezoning York Cty to PREVENT FARMING May 14th

    05/10/2014 12:15:40 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    Canadian Free Press ^ | May 10 2014 | Canadian Free Press
    Will you sacrifice 1-3 hours next week to help prevent what could be the BIGGEST property rights removal in York County’s history? Part of this outrageous story was played out on Nationwide TV last night on FOX Business News Network’s John Stossel Show. For the 2nd time. The York County Supervisors are getting ready to rezone the land owned by as many as 4000-7000 landowners (maybe yours) in York County and REMOVE our existing farming rights.. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Delegates Brenda Pogge, Gordon Helsel & Rick Morris have agreed to speak along with some property rights heroes from other...
  • Cliven Bundy II? Utah protesters prepare for new face-off with feds

    05/10/2014 10:21:14 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 49 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 10, 2014 | By JOHN M. GLIONNA
    This eye-blink of a town in the state’s scenic southeastern corner bills itself as the “Gateway to Adventure.” But this weekend it promises to be more like a launchpad for civil unrest. A band of angry citizens plans to ride all-terrain vehicles onto closed-off, federally managed public land Saturday in protest against the federal Bureau of Land Management, which many say has unfairly closed off a prized area, cheating residents of outdoor recreation. The ride, organized by San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, is a gambit to assert county sovereignty over Recapture Canyon, known for its archaeological ruins, that BLM...
  • Poll to Freep - Cinco de Mayo protest, Morgan Hill, CA

    05/04/2014 9:45:58 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 26 replies
    Gilroy Dispatch ^ | April, 2014
    Do you support or oppose the Gilroy-Morgan Hill Patriots group that is planning an American flag-waving rally in front of Live Oak High School on Cinco de Mayo?
  • Cowboys And Indians Descend on Washington To Protest Pipeline

    04/29/2014 4:00:21 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 30 replies
    Time ^ | 04-22-2014 | Denver Nicks
    A coalition of ranchers, farmers and native tribes are staging protests against the Keystone XL pipeline on the National Mall this week with teepees, horses and a sacred fire that will burn for days The National Mall in Washington, D.C., will look like a scene out of an Old Western this week, as the Cowboy and Indian Alliance holds a multi-day protest against the Keystone XL pipeline complete with teepees, horses and religious ceremonies. The confederation of ranchers, farmers and members of Native American tribes kicks off the week of protest and civil disobedience Tuesday, Earth Day, with a horse...
  • 30 Wildly Entertaining Pictures Show How You Too Can Become a Left-Wing Protester

    04/26/2014 8:40:43 PM PDT · by Baynative · 36 replies
    ijreview ^ | 4/26/14 | Emily Hulsey
    Have you ever asked yourself: What would it be like to be a left-wing protester? You have? Well, look no further! Here are 30 photos that show you how to become one yourself!
  • Putin bans Mozilla products in Russian government offices

    04/18/2014 7:23:57 PM PDT · by steve86 · 15 replies
    24 TV - Ukrainian TV live broadcast | Early 19 April, 2014 GMT time | 24 TV Staff
    ...and also Russian Orthodox church offices. Firefox, Thunderbird, WebMaker, etc.
  • Bunkerville Intelligence Thread

    04/17/2014 5:48:51 PM PDT · by Mariner · 166 replies
    Folks, with Harry Reid calling the Bunkerville patriots "Domestic Terrorists" who are endangering children by putting them "out front", and with April 19th approaching I thought I would open this thread.With Jim's permission I ask all Nevada Freepers (potentially SoCal too) to report gathering Federales and unusual Military movements in the area. Keep a particular eye around Nellis AFB and especially Creech AFB (Predator Drones). If you see something, say something. Asking for tolerance and indulgence from the admins to put this on the Front Page News bar.
  • I Went To The Bundy Ranch Protest This Week-end & Liked What I Saw --(11 Pictures)

    04/14/2014 3:01:10 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 29 replies
    rightwingnews ^ | April 14, 2014 | John Hawkins
    "This is why the whole question of whether he “paid his fees” is a red herring. The government changed the rules in an effort to drive people like him out of business. Even if he had paid, he’d still have had to break the rules to survive. That’s the position bureaucrats put him in. Obey our silly, arbitrary rules designed to protect a desert tortoise that no one can show he’s hurting in any way or give up your way of life...."
  • BREAKING - American Spring Insider: "Bloodbath" Coming to DC in May - Resigns in Disgust!

    04/14/2014 3:55:07 AM PDT · by iontheball · 34 replies
    PPSimmons ^ | April 13, 2004 | PPSimmons
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  • Protesting Obamacare 60's Style

    04/11/2014 1:59:24 PM PDT · by kathsua · 1 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | April 11, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    No, I'm not suggesting anyone should burn a draft card (or the student union) or stage a sit-in in the office of Secretary Kathleen Gilligan Sebelius. Those who feel Obamacare will adversely affect them should conduct a "sue-in". They should file individual lawsuits challenging the law on grounds it will harm them as individuals. The class action lawsuits various states filed against the law didn't force the courts to deal with the hardships the law would create for some individuals. Individual cases can present the courts with actual evidence of individuals who would be adversely affected being forced to purchase...
  • Kiev says Russia provokes trouble in eastern Ukraine, just as in Crimea

    04/07/2014 11:13:40 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Monday, April 7, 11:19 AM
    KIEV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian government dispatched its highest-level police and security officials to the eastern part of the country Monday in an effort to put down separatist violence described as inspired by Russia and following a script that played out in Crimea. “The plan is to destabilize the situation,” Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told an emergency cabinet meeting Monday morning. “The plan is for foreign troops to cross the border and seize the country’s territory, which we will not allow.” On Sunday, pro-Russian demonstrations in the eastern cities of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Luhansk that had been orderly the last...
  • Onward Christian...protesters

    03/20/2014 5:35:24 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 3/19/2014 | Steve Berman
    On Monday, March 10, the band Switchfoot performed in Baton Rouge, at the Varsity Theater. Members of Consuming Fire, led by street evangelist Chris LePelley, protested the concert. They stood with megaphones and shouted things like "there won’t be Switchfoot [music] in hell, just Switchfoot fans." If you're not a fan, Switchfoot is a rock band. Some of their albums have done well in Christian radio, and have themes related to God. They do not promote themselves as a "Christian band." The Varsity Theatre is hardly a church, it's a club. They don't serve communion there, in fact, they might...
  • Kansas Dealer Turns Labor Protest into Free Advertising

    03/17/2014 5:36:51 PM PDT · by austinaero · 8 replies
    Motoramic via Yahoo ^ | 03/17/14 | Justin Hyde
    "According to The Wichita Eagle, the United Brotherhood Of Carpenters And Joiners Of America Local 201 began a standard protest outside Subaru of Wichita last week with a "Shame on Subaru of Wichita" sign legally placed on the highway right-of-way in front of the dealership. (The union, which has not specified its exact complaint, may have been upset that the dealership's contractor hired a non-union shop for renovations.) The dealership responded instead with its own sign, turning the union's charge into one of "having unbeatable prices."
  • Democrats' iPad protest of Darrell Issa on House floor is shut down

    03/14/2014 5:18:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/14/14 | Leslie Larson
    The Cummings/Issa feud is the showdown that keeps on giving. Democrats faced off with Republicans on the House floor, protesting GOP Rep. Darrell Issa's diss of Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings last week. Cummings' colleagues stood on the House floor on Thursday, holding up tablets, iPhones and iPads with screen showing images of Issa shutting down Cummings during a committee hearing a week ago. But the show of solidarity was closed down, with the presiding officer, Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), deeming the display of electronic devices a violation of house rules.
  • Iranian & Egyptian Women Stage Naked Protest Against Islamic Oppression ... (in Paris)

    03/10/2014 7:15:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Tundra Tabloids ^ | 09/03/2014 | KGS
    EX-MUSLIM ARAB-IRANIAN WOMEN DEMONSTRATE NUDE IN PARIS OVER ISLAMIC OPPRESSION ... We need protests, too bad some of them are headed by the likes of Maryam Namazie. I met her, Maryam Namazia (wearing the Iranian flag), in Stockholm back in 2008, who was a panel guest at Lars Vilks’ screening of his photos and videos at A Day For Freedom of Speech. She’s a full blown commie. I’m glad we weren’t exposed to her ”full monty” at the time, and I could have done without her anti-Israel statements as well.
  • Hundreds of kids arrested at White House in Keystone Pipeline protest

    03/03/2014 1:07:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/03/2013 | Rick Moran
    About 300 people were arrested at the White House - most of them students - in a protest against approval of the Keystone pipeline.The reasons they oppose the project are so far out in left field, they aren't even in the ballpark. Politico: More than 300 anti-Keystone XL protesters were arrested Sunday afternoon outside the White House in the latest push by environmentalists to convince the Obama administration to reject the Canadian oil pipeline. The student-led protest, organized by XL Dissent, started with a rally at Georgetown University. The students marched from there to the White House — with a...
  • Carnival holiday may take heat out of Venezuela crisis

    02/28/2014 2:06:27 PM PST · by Simmy2.5 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:21pm EST | Andrew Cawthorne and Daniel Wallis
    (Reuters) - Venezuelans began a week-long national holiday on Thursday as some protests still simmered, but President Nicolas Maduro's government was hoping the break would take the heat out of the nation's worst unrest in a decade. The 51-year-old successor to Hugo Chavez brought forward by two days a long national holiday weekend for Carnival when Venezuelans traditionally abandon cities and head for Caribbean coast beaches to unwind and party. There will be another day off for the March 5 anniversary of Chavez's death from cancer, meaning a week-long break that officials hope will dampen student-led street protests. In the...
  • The Medieval—and Highly Effective—Tactics of the Ukrainian Protests

    02/25/2014 10:05:52 PM PST · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    Ukraine’s Euromaidan movement is in control of the capital. The autocratic and ostrich-raising Pres. Viktor Yanukovych has fled Kiev, and the Ukrainian parliament has voted him out of power. For now, it’s a dramatic victory for the protesters, who have sought closer ties with the European Union and an end to the corruption represented by Yanukovych. It’s especially stunning considering the protesters had—on several occasions—seemed close to defeat.
  • This Is the App That’s Fueling the Uprising in Venezuela

    02/24/2014 9:30:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 28 replies
    Defence One ^ | 9:31 AM ET 2-24-14 | Patrick Tucker
    Entrepreneur Bill Moore was in his Austin, Texas, office last Thursday, watching explosive growth for his company’s walkie-talkie app, Zello, inside Venezuela. Zello had become the favorite app of protest organizers there after recently hitting the mark as the most popular app in Ukraine. Over the past few days in Venezuela, the protests ballooned following rapidly rising food prices, controversy over President Nicolas Maduro’s economic policies, public dissatisfaction over crime and multiple other factors. Moore was finding that in Venezuela that popularity had a price. Shortly after 9 p.m., his Twitter feed blew up with messages from users inside the...
  • Will Venezuela Follow Ukraine?

    02/22/2014 3:23:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/22/2014 | Ron Radosh
    As the world focuses on the demonstrations and “Day of Liberation” in Kiev, as the oppressive regime in Ukraine has fled to areas in which they have support, events closer to the United States are also flaring up.While the demonstrations against the leftist dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro continue in Venezuela, news has arrived that a new group of Cuban troops has arrived in Caracas to help the regime defeat the protestors. As PJ Media contributor Alberto de la Cruz [1] reports at Babalu [2], the anti-Castro website, these troops are in fact “simply joining the thousands of other Cuban...
  • Venezuela's Maduro wants talks with Obama

    02/22/2014 9:50:16 AM PST · by EBH · 23 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/21/2014 | Karl Penhaul, Esprit Smith and Chelsea J. Carter,
    "I call for a dialogue with you, Obama," Maduro said. "You can designate (U.S. Secretary of State John) Kerry or whoever you want to come to this dialogue and I will send my foreign minister ... for this high-level meeting." At the same time, Maduro accused Obama of failing to live up to a commitment not to "interfere with Venezuelan affairs." "What you have said has not been carried out," he said. The United States and Venezuela have not had resident ambassadors since 2010, although they have maintained diplomatic missions and active embassies. Maduro's call to exchange ambassadors comes after...
  • Venezuelan beauty queen Genesis Carmona, 22, fatally shot in head during protest

    02/21/2014 3:44:47 AM PST · by EBH · 22 replies
    New York Daily ^ | 2/19/2014 | Nina Golgowski
    Genesis Carmona, who served as her state's 2013 Miss Turismo, was shot in the head in the city of Valencia Tuesday. The 22-year-old died Wednesday afternoon, marking the fifth fatality during the country's ongoing political turmoil. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/venezuelan-beauty-quee-fatally-shot-head-protest-article-1.1620304#ixzz2txL245RC
  • Truce crumbles amid gunfire in Ukraine, at least 20 dead

    02/20/2014 6:01:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/20/2014 | By Phil Black, Nick Paton Walsh and Ben Brumfield
    Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) -- A shaky truce crumbled Thursday as gunfire erupted at Independence Square, the center of anti-government protests and an increasingly violent crisis that has left at least 48 people dead and hundreds injured in recent days. At least 20 protesters died Thursday, said Oleg Musiy, head of the protesters' medical service. A police officer also was killed, the interior ministry said. It's unclear what prompted the gunfire just hours after the government declared a truce. But CNN crews at the scene reported that as security forces were moving away from the area, a group of protesters pursued...
  • New “red line”: Obama vows there’ll be consequences if people “step over the line” in Ukraine

    02/19/2014 3:45:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/19/2014 | AllahPundit
    This is so meaningless, both on its own merits and in light of his Syria fiasco last fall, that I’d be inclined not to blog it if I had any better content to give you. In no meaningful sense is it “news” when O issues some pro forma “stern warning,” especially when Putin’s on the other side of it.But a slow day content-wise has its price. President Barack Obama condemned the violence in Ukraine on Wednesday, saying that the U.S. holds the government “primarily responsible for ensuring they are handling protesters peacefully” and that “there will be consequences if people...