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  • Macron prepares response to 'yellow vest' protesters as Paris cleans up

    12/09/2018 11:32:02 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    Rooters ^ | 12-9-2018 | Rooters
    French President Emmanuel Macron will address the country on Monday as he seeks to placate "yellow vest" anti-government protesters who wreaked havoc in Paris this weekend. On Sunday, workers in Paris and other cities swept up broken glass and towed away burnt-out cars while the government warned of slower economic growth and the judiciary said it would come down hard on looting and attacks on police. On Saturday, protesters, for the fourth weekend in a row, threw stones, torched cars and vandalised shops and restaurants in a protest against Macron's economic policies. The Elysee palace said on Sunday that Macron,...
  • Violent Protests Spread from Paris to Belgium and now, the Netherlands

    12/08/2018 8:06:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/08/2018 | Rick Moran
    At least 700 people were arrested in Paris as 5,000 demonstrators faced off against 8,000 police in another violent demonstration by "yellow vest" protesters.Riots broke out all over France despite the supposed cause of the violence being eliminated earlier in the week by the government of President Emmanuel Macron. The government had been claiming that a fuel tax increase was to blame for the protests, but the government rescinded the increase on Wednesday.Donald Trump believes it was Macron's climate change policies: The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France. People do...
  • ‘It is time to bring out our inner Vikings’ – Swedes start protesting against mass migration

    12/07/2018 7:59:58 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 75 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 3 December 2018 | Emma R.
    Around 1000 people participated in the 3-hour-long event outside the Swedish Parliament on Sunday. Several speakers participated, including Sweden’s most active and well-known journalist and freedom fighter Katerina Janouch, Reader in Business Administration Jan Tullberg, and lecturer and writer Lennart Matikainen.Janouch stated that Sweden has gone from being a model country to a country that doesn’t care about its own citizens. “The billions flow and no one is held accountable. Sweden is run by a bunch of imposters who abuse their power and don’t care about our well-being.”“Criticism of mass migration may be silenced by the agreement. We must stand...
  • Closing statements given at James Fields' murder trial in Charlottesville

    12/07/2018 5:39:33 AM PST · by mistfree · 17 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 12/6/2018 | By C. SUAREZ ROJAS
    Three months before the rally, Fields posted to his Instagram account an image depicting a car slamming into a group of people with overlaid text that says: “You have the right to protest, but I’m late for work.” Antony, the prosecutor, said the image gives the jury a “glimpse into his mind” the moment Fields saw the crowd of marching protesters as they approached Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian mall. “He was presented with an opportunity,” she said. “He seized it to make his Instagram post a reality.”
  • Industrial Group protest in Ahvaz

    12/06/2018 10:28:10 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 2 replies
    Iran news wire ^ | Dec 6 , 2018 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    The workers of Iran National Steel Industrial Group in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, took to the streets of Ahvaz for the 26th consecutive day to protest for their rights On Wednesday Dec.5.2018 The workers were chanting “we will not give in to disgrace.” The workers were marching toward the main streets of the city, holding banners that read, “Workers are awake and fed up with being exploited.” The Iran National Steel Group workers started rallying in November in protest to not having received several months of their wages. Most of the workers are the sole breadwinners of their families. The workers...
  • What's The Endgame For The Rebellion By France's Working Poor?

    12/05/2018 5:43:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2018 | Townhall.com Staff
    PARIS -- Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson moved from Malibu to Marseille recently and made a trenchant observation on Twitter about the recent fuel tax protests by "Gilets Jaunes" ("Yellow Vests") motorists. "I despise violence," Anderson tweeted, "but what is the violence of all these people and burned luxurious cars, compared to the structural violence of the French -- and global -- elites?" The problem with France is indeed structural. The current system really isn't that much different from the old one that dominated prior to the French Revolution. The elites are still there. So is the king. He's now...
  • TEN OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE FRENCH PROTESTS

    11/26/2018 3:13:12 AM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Power Line ^ | 11-25-2018 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    John has written about the protests against the French government of Emmanuel Macron, protests that turned violent this weekend. I want to add the following observations:First, the protests weren't just this weekend, although that's when they turned up on the U.S. radar. One of my daughters was in Paris on business last weekend (the weekend before Thanksgiving) and observed some of the disruption. It's estimated that 280,000 people protested throughout France last weekend and more than 100,000 protested this weekend. Second, news reports say that the protesters are not among France's more "marginalized citizens." That's true in some senses....
  • 'Tijuana first!': protests grow against migrant caravan in Mexico

    11/19/2018 1:20:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 70 replies
    Guardian ^ | 18/11/18
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VYRKtUrnuw Tensions have risen in Tijuana as members of the Central American migrant caravan continue to arrive at the Mexican border city, while US troops continue to tighten security along the frontier. On Sunday, anti-caravan protesters chanted: “Out Hondurans, we don’t want you here”, “Tijuana first” and “Long live Mexico”, and waved Mexican flags and signs reading “no to the invasion” and “no more migrants”. The group, which at its height numbered about 300, gathered in front of a statue of the Aztec warrior Cuauhtémoc before making their way to a sports complex serving as a temporary shelter to...
  • Iran: Sugar Cane Industrial Complex protest

    11/17/2018 11:19:44 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 6 replies
    Iran news wire ^ | Nov,17,2018 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    By: Hassan.Mahmoudi The Iranian people have had 40 years of misery, corruption, inflation, and repression in their life, therefore they pour to the streets to protest, despite a violent crackdown by the security forces of the mullahs. In fact, The Regime clearly fears its overthrow. see this video: https://youtu.be/xJD65eWQgks According to the reports Employees of the Haft Tappeh sugar mill in Shush, southwest Iran, continued their strike by holding a gathering in early morning hours of Saturday. More than 1,000 employees rallied in the city’s main square, joined by their families and children. Sources and reports indicate more people are...
  • PHOTOS: Democrat Women Go Nude to Protest GOP in ‘Grab Them by the Ballot’ Photo Shoot

    11/02/2018 4:05:50 AM PDT · by LoicW · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/1/18 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Several Democrat women stripped to their skivvies for a photo shoot that is part of a campaign to urge people to vote against Republicans this election season. Ten women decided to pose nude with paper ballots covering their private areas in a Vermont studio on October 28 for a photo shoot called “Grab Them by the Ballot,” in the hopes they could convince people to cast their ballots for Democrats instead of Republicans this November.
  • political Unrest amid widespread Corruption and looting by the government

    10/28/2018 2:09:58 PM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 8 replies
    National council of resistance of Iran ^ | Oct 28 , 2018 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    Iran is facing the one of the worst economic crisis, rapid escalating Inflation, high rise in Youth unemployment, widespread Corruption and looting by the government. Amid this situation, the painful sanctions on Iran’s oil sector will take effect on November 4, 2018, by trump administration. In the meantime, Domestic strikes and protest shakes the major cities. Railway workers in various parts of Iran, including Hormozgan, Shahroud, Damghan, Semnan, Zagros, and Lorestan launched their third round of protests on Saturday morning, demanding their paychecks that have been delayed for the past three months. This is yet another example of people from...
  • More protests spread across Iran

    10/25/2018 10:40:21 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 5 replies
    english.mojahedin.org ^ | Oct 25 , 2018 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    More protests spread across Iran BY: Hassan. Mahmoudi During the past few months More protests spread across Iran, from its southern cities to the capital, protesting the weak economy, inflation, unemployment, unpaid salaries, water shortages, and their grievances. The protesters have shouted severe slogans against authorities and their policies. Sharp Drop in Iran's Economic Growth Rate has been forecast ed in November when US will target Iran's oil export. Last month Economic discontent directs numerous street protests On Monday Oct. 22, A group of PhD students in Tehran rallied on Monday outside the Iranian regime’s parliament protesting the difficulty to...
  • Shalala walks into anti-Castro buzz saw: How a campaign event with Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee [tr]

    10/18/2018 1:08:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Poltico ^ | October 18, 2018 | Marc Caputo
    There’s a simple rule in running for Congress in Miami: Don’t campaign with someone who praised Fidel Castro and fought sanctions against Venezuela’s dictatorial regime. But Donna Shalala didn’t figure it out until it was too late. In a district filled with Castro-hating Cuban-Americans and Venezuelan exiles, Shalala’s campaign committed an egregious gaffe — and set off a round of Democratic finger-pointing — by posting an announcement that she would hold a campaign event Wednesday with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Californian, Rep. Barbara Lee.
  • Six former Dems ‘#WalkAway’ from party in protest

    10/16/2018 2:32:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Wilson Times ^ | 10/15/18 | Olivia Neeley
    Wilson voters made a statement Monday afternoon when they banded together to change their political party affiliation. **SNIP** Six voters headed to the Wilson County Board of Elections Monday to do just that, including 88-year-old Joyce Wells. “I’ve never felt like this before,” said Wells, who has been a registered Democrat for 70 years. “I’m going to independent.” Wells said the decision to switch followed Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual misconduct. “I can tell you how simple it is for me,” Wells said. “I believe in the Constitution and innocent until...
  • Anti-Kavanaugh Men to Circle Supreme Court in Suit-and-Tie 'Jericho March'

    10/04/2018 9:05:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/04/2018 | Bridget Johnson
    Men are being asked to don a suit and tie for a Friday protest circling the Supreme Court, the day after the Women's March returns in D.C. to demonstrate against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. The FBI's supplementary investigation into sexual assault allegations against the judge is expected to available for viewing at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he wants a vote on the nomination this week, which could get pushed into the weekend. The Women's March is holding a "#Cancel Kavanaugh" Thursday protest at 12:30 p.m. outside the Barrett Prettyman Courthouse...
  • Explaining the Left, Part IV: Leftist Contempt for Middle-Class Values

    10/02/2018 8:35:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    When I was in graduate school, I learned a lot about the left. One lesson was that while most liberals and conservatives abide by society's rules of order and decency, most leftists do not feel bound to live by these same rules. I watched the way leftist Vietnam War protesters treated fellow students and professors. I watched left-wing students make "nonnegotiable demands" of college administrations. I saw the Black Panthers engage in violence – including torture and murder – and be financially rewarded by leftists. Today, we watch leftist mobs scream profanities at professors and deans, and shut down conservative...
  • Barbecuing Hot Dogs at an Animal Rights Protest

    10/01/2018 2:04:37 PM PDT · by Norski · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 11, 2018 | Pathetic Millenial
    I tried to have a nice barbecue and a bunch of people showed up to protest it...-.-
  • China Reform Monitor - ChiComs surround 2500 Tibetan monks

    04/27/2011 11:49:38 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies · 1+ views
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 4/27/2011 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    Chinese security forces continue to surround the Kirti Tibetan monastery in Sichuan after local residents tried to stop them from arresting the 2,500 monks holed up inside. The standoff began earlier this week, when hundreds of people living in Sichuan's Aba region converged on the monastery determined to stop police from removing the monks for reeducation. The monks could soon face food shortages because they depend on offerings from locals, the Voice of America reports. A U.S. State Department spokesman said the U.S. is concerned about China's actions in Aba, which it called it inconsistent with the internationally recognized principles...
  • Yale cancels classes to allow students to protest Kavanaugh on campus and in Washington, DC

    09/24/2018 1:15:12 PM PDT · by detective · 88 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 24, 2018 | John Sexton
    Students held a sit-in today at Yale Law School to protest the Kavanaugh nomination while some of their classmates traveled to Washington, D.C. for a similar protest. Classes were canceled to make time for all the protesting. From the Cut: Today, 115 YLS students bussed down to the U.S. Capitol, while dozens of others are occupying their school’s halls in a sit-in to demand that the Senate committee conduct a fair and impartial investigation into the mounting sexual-assault allegations against Kavanaugh. By early Monday morning, members of the law school faculty had already cancelled 31 of the day’s scheduled classes...
  • BREAKING: Radical anti-Kavanaugh activists from several national leftwing groups planning to bus...

    09/22/2018 5:06:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 105 replies
    Twitter Paul Sperry ^ | 9/22/18 | Paul Sperry
    BREAKING: Radical anti-Kavanaugh activists from several national leftwing groups planning to bus in protestors and hold protest-training program in DC on Sunday & then stage massive protests and disruptions next week on Capitol Hill to intimidate senators ... details to come ...