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  • 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 · 28 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:
  • 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...
  • Ukrainian riot police charge protesters after nation's bloodiest day, death toll rises to 18

    02/18/2014 5:06:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 144 replies
    Fire rages and petrol bombs fly through the air as riot police crackdown on the demonstrations against President Viktor Yanukovich in Kiev's Independence Square. At least eighteen people — including seven policemen and 11 protesters — were killed and hundreds more were injured during clashes in Kiev on Tuesday. Fire rages and petrol bombs fly through the air as riot police crackdown on the demonstrations against President Viktor Yanukovich in Kiev's Independence Square. At least eighteen people — including seven policemen and 11 protesters — were killed and hundreds more were injured during clashes in Kiev on Tuesday. Many were...
  • Ukraine: Deadly clashes around parliament in Kiev

    02/18/2014 11:55:44 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 152 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/18/2014
    Violent clashes have erupted during anti-government protests in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, with at least nine people, including two policemen, dead. In the worst violence in weeks, police used rubber bullets and stun grenades as thousands of protesters marching on parliament. A deadline set by the security forces for the violence to end has passed with no immediate sign of police action. The clashes came as MPs were due to debate changes to the constitution. The proposals would curb the powers of President Viktor Yanukovych, but the opposition say they were blocked from submitting their draft, meaning no debate could take...
  • Protests in Venezuela May Shake Balance of Power

    02/17/2014 10:31:43 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    Fusion ^ | Updated 02/17/2014, 11:17AM | Mariana Atencio
    Young Venezuelans have been rallying for two weeks, despite a security crackdown, a local media blackout, and attempts by the government to censor the web and the airwaves. President Nicolás Maduro remains in control, but without Hugo Chavez’s as the unifying behind "Chavismo," there is a chance the unrest may shake the balance of power in Caracas. Wondering why Venezuelans are protesting in the first place? Watch our video:
  • Venezuela starts blocking Twitter users as widespread protests continue

    02/16/2014 3:38:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/16/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    <p>Stuff really started hitting the fan in Venezuela this week, as public discontent with the ongoing crises of basic goods shortages, runaway inflation, and high crime rates has finally come to a head and protests have started popping up all over the country.</p>
  • Chrissie Hynde's daughter 'superglued herself to fellow fracking protester'

    02/11/2014 7:51:52 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies
    Chrissie Hynde's daughter 'superglued herself to fellow fracking protester' Natalie Hynde, whose father is musician Ray Davies, is on trial for the incident at the main gate of energy firm Cuadrilla's test drilling plant near Balcombe, West Sussex By Hayley Dixon, and agencies 2:26PM GMT 11 Feb 2014 Natalie Hynde, the daughter of The Kinks singer Ray Davies and The Pretenders' star Chrissie Hynde, superglued herself to a fellow anti-fracking protester outside the main gate of an exploratory oil drilling site, a court has heard. Miss Hynde, 31, and Simon Medhurst, 55, are jointly charged over the incident at the...
  • Exclusive: Leader of Far-Right Ukrainian Militant Group Talks Revolution With TIME (Photos)

    02/05/2014 6:00:58 AM PST · by kronos77 · 22 replies
    In his interview with TIME, Yarosh, whose militant brand of nationalism rejects all foreign influence over Ukrainian affairs, revealed for the first time that Pravy Sektor has amassed a lethal arsenal of weapons. He declined to say exactly how many guns they have. “It is enough,” he says, “to defend all of Ukraine from the internal occupiers” — by which he means the ruling government — and to carry on the revolution if negotiations with that government break down. But so far, those negotiations have been making significant strides toward resolving the crisis. On Tuesday, the parliament began debating a...
  • Houston: Amnesty Protest Event #conservativebacklash

    02/03/2014 8:50:15 PM PST · by magna carta · 10 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | Feb.3,2014 | Magnacarta
    Seven immigration fighters in Houston respond to GOP treachery in colluding with Democrats to pass an amnesty or legalization scheme for millions of illegal aliens roaming in the USA.We gathered in the thirty degree temps to hoist a 20' banner reminding the public of the continued assault on law and order and the loss of many young American lives. The loss of our young through the willful non-enforcement of our immigration laws also threatens the economic future of our young as they are forced to compete for limited resources. We refuse to play nice on this issue especially in light...
  • Protesters vow to annul Thai vote, step up rallies

    02/03/2014 1:28:20 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 2 , 2014 | THANYARAT DOKSONE
    Thai protesters vowed Monday to stage larger rallies in central Bangkok and push ahead their efforts to nullify the results of elections that were expected to prolong a national political crisis. Despite fears of violence, voting proceeded peacefully in 90 percent of polling stations Sunday. The protesters forced polling booths to close in Bangkok and southern Thailand, disenfranchising millions of registered voters. As a result, not all Parliament seats will be filled and a series of by-elections are required to complete voting, extending political paralysis for months.
  • Ukraine: far-right extremists at core of 'democracy' protest (Neo-Nazis)

    01/26/2014 2:36:51 PM PST · by kronos77 · 32 replies
    As violent scenes play out on the streets of Kiev, we look at the major role extremist right-wing movements have played in Ukraine's "pro-democracy" movement. Ukraine's far-right is gaining support and confidence through its role in the street protests, with the Svoboda party assuming a leading role in the movement and paramilitary groups leading the street fighting. In December US senator John McCain travelled to Ukraine to offer his support to the opposition, appearing on stage with leaders of the three opposition parties leading the protests - including the far-right Svoboda party. Svoboda is currently Ukraine's fourth biggest party and...
  • A Lesson From Ukraine On Cell Phone Metadata

    01/24/2014 2:40:59 PM PST · by Theoria · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | 22 Jan 2014 | Jeremy Hobson
    Today, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych promised to reshuffle his government and release protesters from jail. It’s a big step forward for protesters in Kiev who have filled the streets since November 21, when the president’s cabinet announced that it would abandon an agreement to strengthen ties with the European Union, and instead seek closer cooperation with Moscow. The protests have been mostly peaceful, but after violent clashes on Sunday that killed several protesters, something strange happened on Tuesday. A chilling text message showed up on cell phones in Ukraine earlier this week. “Dear Subscriber,” it read, “you are registered as...
  • Short video of Cuomo protest from NY1

    This seems to be the only coverage of the protest on Tuesday.
  • It's time to treat cops like they treat us

    01/21/2014 8:49:29 PM PST · by DariusBane · 82 replies ^ | 01/21/2014 | SvenVonErick
    What happens when we do? Watch. Some states are worse than others for police and judicial tyranny. New Hampshire courts are barbecue pits, especially in Keene, New Hampshire. Vermont is obviously a rigged system. But I am left alone in these states. In the State of Connecticut cops will threaten your life if you are talking to elected officials about correcting the system. Rhode Island cops want to arrest you for stupid crap like sleeping in public ... like at a public beach. A reason I never wanted to live in Rhode Island. Hawaiian State and/or local Police try to...
  • Ten Million Man March

    01/18/2014 8:41:26 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 62 replies
    Operation American Spring ^ | 2014 | Steve Newton
    Ok. Jim has proposed a protest in Washington. I suggest that we joined forces with Operation American Spring on the 16 of May. This is contingent on Jim Rob agreeing with the date and principles of the protect by Operation American Spring.
  • African Infiltrators Stage March in Tel Aviv

    12/28/2013 5:16:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/12/13
    Several thousand African infiltrators who entered Israel illegally via Egypt staged a peaceful protest in Tel Aviv on Saturday, police said to AFP. The demonstrators denounced the refusal of the authorities to grant them refugee status, as well as holding several hundred in detention centers. They marched, some holding candles and others placards bearing the slogan "We are refugees", to cries of "Freedom!" Israeli left-wing activists also joined the march from a southern neighborhood to Yitzhak Rabin Square, where they gathered outside the municipality. Earlier this month, over 250 inmates marched from the Holot detention center to Jerusalem in protest...
  • 6 arrested during protest at Butler County Jail

    12/19/2013 11:23:44 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    daytondailynews ^ | Dec. 19, 2013 | Lot Tan
    HAMILTON — Six people — four men and two women — have been arrested during a protest today at the Butler County Jail. Members of United We Dream, a national immigrant youth network, are staging the protest at the jail. Members of the group are urging Congress to pass a bill that would protect undocumented immigrants from deportation and instead allow them to pursue citizenship. The Butler County Jail houses undocumented immigrants for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
  • Senators Booker, Menendez join fast for immigration reform

    12/12/2013 1:54:55 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    MSBC ^ | 12/12/13 | Traci G. Lee
    New Jersey Sens Robert Menendez and Cory Booker will join activists in Washington, D.C., for a 24-hour fast in support of immigration reform. “I’m sure that there are those who said, when Dr. King led marches and boycotts, that that was extreme and not herding the cause of movement to civil rights. I’m sure that there are those who considered Rosa Parks’ defiance in sitting in the front of the bus and not the back of the bus not productive,” Menendez said in a video posted Wednesday from the fast. “So history teaches us that while we would love to...
  • Cops Gone Wild: Police Issue Citations to Obama Protesters — For Displaying U.S. Flag! (Video)

    12/11/2013 9:24:34 AM PST · by montag813 · 36 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-11-2013 | John Urban
    by John UrbanTop Right NewsEvery civil servant and police officer takes an oath of office and swears to uphold the U.S. Constitution and the state constitution, with an American Flag present. Watch this outrageous confrontation between these Campbell, Wisconsin, policemen and some citizens peacefully holding signs and U.S. Flags while protesting Barack Obama this past weekend on an I-91 overpass West of La Crosse: Here is the Oath of Office these same cops took when they joined the force: I, __________, who have been appointed to the office of Police Officer swear that I will support the constitution of the...
  • Immigrant Rights Advocates Protest At Elizabeth Detention Center

    12/10/2013 4:33:20 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    http://CBS.NEWYORK ^ | Dec 10,2013 ? | CBS.NEWYORK
    Immigrant Rights Advocates Protest At Elizabeth Detention Center ELIZABETH, NJ - DECEMBER 10: Protesters block the entrance of an immigrant detention center on December 10, 2013 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups marked international Human Rights Day, staging the civil disobedience action at the Elizabeth Detention Center, and eight protesters were arrested by police. Organizers said the event was designed to draw attention to the continued mass deportations of undocumented immigrants by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), as well as Congress' inability to pass immigration reform. The Obama administration is on track to have removed...
  • Lenin statue toppled as 500,000 protest government on streets of Ukraine

    12/08/2013 9:51:50 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 30 replies
    National Post [Canada] / AP ^ | December 8, 2013 | Jim Heintz And Yuras Karmanau
    ...Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians flooded the centre of Kyiv, the capital, to demand President Viktor Yanukovych’s ouster after he ditched ties with the European Union in favour of Russia and sent police to break up an earlier protest in the nearly three-week standoff. “Ukraine is tired of Yanukovych. We need new rules. We need to completely change those in power,” said protester Kostyantyn Meselyuk, 42. “Europe can help us.” Packing Independence Square as far as the eye could see, Ukrainians waving EU flags sang the national anthem and shouted “Resignation!” and “Down with the gang!” in a reference to...
  • World Boxing champ Vitali Klitschko emerges as contender in Ukraine crisis

    12/04/2013 5:01:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/04/2013 | Richard Balmforth and Thomas Grove
    Urbane liberals are joining black-booted skinheads to protest on the streets of Kiev, but if the Orange Revolution of nine years ago is to be repeated, they need a leader to unite them. Enter Vitali Klitschko, a towering world boxing champion with a doctorate in sports science, who is looking increasingly like the opposition's most powerful contender. Protesters and commentators saw Klitschko emerging on Tuesday as a leader-in-waiting, as the opposition digs in to unseat President Viktor Yanukovich after he ditched a trade pact with the European Union to revive economic ties with former Soviet master Moscow.
  • On Kiev's streets, anti-government protesters see long game ahead

    12/04/2013 4:08:11 PM PST · by cornelis · 9 replies
    CSMonitor ^ | December 4, 2013 | Kit Gillet,
    After the Ukraine government easily defeated a no-confidence vote and warned that police would use force if necessary, protesters dug in for the long haul.
  • Immigration Reform Rally Held in San Jose

    11/27/2013 8:10:37 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    nbcbayarea ^ | Nov 27, 2013 | Bay City News
    About 100 people attended a rally in San Jose Wednesday morning with a symbolic Thanksgiving Day feast to call attention to families being separated by deportations and the need to reform current U.S. immigration laws. The rally, organized by the immigrant advocacy group SIREN -- Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network -- took place on a lawn outside the San Jose office of the Department of Homeland Security along busy Monterey Highway. A long table was set, with a turkey and Thanksgiving holiday decorations, with small signs in front of chairs such as "Mother," "Daughter" and "Father (Deported)," to illustrate...
  • Immigration Activists Fast for Third Week as Thanksgiving Nears

    11/27/2013 8:47:49 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies ^ | Nov 27, 2013 | Arlette Saenz
    For three immigration activists in Washington, D.C., this Thanksgiving won’t include plates of turkey, stuffing or pumpkin pie. Instead, they will be fasting on the National Mall in the name of immigration reform. “For us, this will be the first time that we have been away from our families during this holiday, and instead, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving on the Mall, drinking only water instead of eating turkey or watching a football game,” Eliseo Medina, who has fasted for 15 days, said in a news conference Tuesday. “We do so because we feel compelled to help mend a broken...
  • Illegal immigrants blockade Atlanta office to halt deportations

    11/19/2013 10:35:49 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Stephen Dinan
    llegal immigrants blockaded a federal office that handles deportations in Atlanta Tuesday morning, and soon after a group of 12 illegal immigrants in Chicago chained themselves to the wheels of a bus they said was headed to the airport to finish deport people. The moves mark the latest escalation in a campaign by activists to pressure President Obama to use his executive authority to stop almost all deportations. They argue he’s targeting rank-and-file illegal immigrants rather than those with criminal records. The activists said the Chicago bus includes one father who was put into deportation proceedings after being arrested in...
  • Town Makes Obama Dissent Illegal

    11/02/2013 8:56:09 AM PDT · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 47 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | November 1, 2013 | B. Christopher Agee
    In recent months, a loosely coordinated band of activists have displayed anti-Obama signs from atop overpasses across the U.S. After one town cracked down on the practice, conservatives involved in the movement are crying foul. Officials in Campbell, Wis. recently passed legislation that specifically targets signage displayed within 100 feet of a bridge, precisely the areas targeted by the so-called “Overpasses for Impeachment” campaign. Town Chairman Scott Johnson claims the decision stemmed from “them distracting people,” which he said “constituted a safety risk.” Despite insistence that the new laws are designed to combat distracted driving, Tea Party-aligned activists naturally feel...
  • Immigration reform rally draws hundreds to Wyandanch

    10/27/2013 8:10:47 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies ^ | October 27, 2013 | JENNIFER BARRIOS
    A coalition of religious groups and activists took to the streets in Wyandanch Sunday to call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The marchers, who stepped off at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Roman Catholic Church and stopped half a mile away at the U.S. Post Office branch in Wyandanch, carried signs that read "Stop the Deportations" and "Immigrants are all God's children." The march, organized by Long Island Jobs With Justice, which advocates for workers and immigrants, aimed to call on Congress to pass "sensible immigration reform," according to organizers.A comprehensive immigration reform bill passed the Senate...
  • #StopWatchingUS rally against mass surveillance: Live Updates

    10/26/2013 11:57:37 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 19 replies
    Hundreds are marching on the National Mall in Washington, DC to protest covert NSA surveillance operations on the anniversary of the Patriot Act. The organizers are planning to present Congress with a petition which has acquired over 570,000 signatures. Stop Watching Us is a collective of 100 public advocacy groups, among them the American Civil Liberties Union, Freedom Works, as well as individuals like Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei and Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who worked with Edward Snowden to expose many of the NSAÂ’s surveillance procedures. The rally is scheduled to begin at 11:30 am local time on October...
  • NSA Opponents Will Picket Congress on Patriot Act's Birthday

    10/24/2013 3:43:46 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 5 replies
    U.S. News ^ | October 21, 2013 | Steven Nelson
    A diverse group will gather near the U.S. Capitol on Saturday to denounce the government's dragnet phone and Internet surveillance programs revealed in June by whistle-blower Edward Snowden. The date is the 12th anniversary of President George W. Bush signing into law the USA Patriot Act, which with approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court allowed years of hushed data collection by the National Security Agency. "We're expecting this to be the largest privacy-related rally – potentially – in U.S. history," said Evan Greer, campaign manager of Fight for the Future, an Internet policy group that's helping organize the event....
  • 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...
  • Stenographer dragged off House floor after protest

    10/17/2013 10:36:32 AM PDT · by dubyajam · 111 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 9/17/13 | Chad Pergram and Nicholas Kalman
    A House of Representatives stenographer was dragged off the floor during the vote to end the partial government shutdown and raise the U.S. debt ceiling after a bizarre protest in which she began ranting at members.
  • Stenographer dragged off House floor after protest

    10/16/2013 8:12:53 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 103 replies
    10/16/13 | Chad Pergram and Nick Kalman
    <p>A House of Representatives stenographer was dragged off the floor during the vote to end the partial government shutdown and raise the U.S. debt ceiling after a bizarre protest in which she began ranting at members.</p> <p>Fox News identified the stenographer as Dianne Reidy, who went to the Speaker's Chair while the vote was in progress and began yelling about God and the government.</p>