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  • Live feed of Tommy Robinson protest

    05/26/2018 9:50:00 AM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 61 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/26/2018 | Opinionated European
    Live feed to the "free Tommy Robinson" protest. Tommy will probably be murdered if he's left in jail.
  • Brazilian president sends in army as truck protest paralyzes country

    05/25/2018 7:33:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/25/2018 | Dom Phillips and Sam Cowie
    Brazil’s conservative president Michel Temer has ordered the army and federal police to clear highways blockaded by striking truck drivers after a protest over soaring fuel prices entered its fifth day. The blockades have paralysed much of the country’s economy and prompted São Paulo, the biggest city in South America, to declare a state of emergency over fuel shortages. “I have actioned the federal security forces to unblock highways and I am asking governors to do the same,” Temer said in a televised address on Friday. “We will not let the population do without its primary needs.” The protests began...
  • Antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan to discuss march on the Pentagon

    05/24/2018 2:01:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    LNP Newspaper ^ | April 6, 2018 | Earle Cornelius
    On the morning of April 4, 2004, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Austin Sheehan was an altar server at the Palm Sunday Mass at his military base in Iraq. By nightfall he was dead. Sheehan’s death led his mother, Cindy Sheehan, to question why the U.S. was involved in the war. The rationale behind the war, she said, kept changing. She founded Gold Star Families for Peace and, in August of 2005, famously staged a month-long protest encampment at then-President George W. Bush’s Texas ranch. This Friday, Sheehan will speak in the auditorium of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 321 W. Chestnut...
  • Teens stage ‘die-in' at Governor's Mansion

    05/21/2018 8:06:18 AM PDT · by bgill · 44 replies
    kxan ^ | May 10, 2018 | Jerry Becker
    Teenagers armed themselves with a megaphone and gathered outside the Governor’s Mansion in downtown Austin Sunday night to try and get attention for their cause. “Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott, Texas legislators -- for as long as this is happening, we will stand to make sure that common-sense gun laws are enacted,” yelled one of the speakers through the device... The students also staged a “die-in,” laying down on the ground for 23 minutes as if they were dead -- one minute for every school shooting since the start of the school year... These students also want to end the culture...
  • US Bishop who stole show at royal wedding & will protest against Donald Trump in a few days [tr]

    05/20/2018 11:51:34 AM PDT · by bgill · 64 replies
    the mirror ^ | Mar. 19, 2018 | Alan Selby
    “We reject the practice and pattern of lying that is invading our political and civil life. Politicians, like the rest of us, are human, fallible, sinful, and mortal. “But when public lying becomes so persistent that it deliberately tries to change facts for ­ideological, political, or personal gain, the public accountability to truth is undermined.” Last year Rev Curry’s church slammed a ­decision by Trump to revoke one of Barack Obama’s policies in a bid to restrict the rights of immigrant children. He and more than 120 bishops claimed it would “endanger the lives of thousands of young people and...
  • Muslims Erupt As School Board Refuses To Shut School For Islamic Holiday

    04/24/2018 9:59:39 AM PDT · by blam · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-24-2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Muslim parents recently erupted when the Jersey City school board announced it would not suddenly cancel classes for all students to mark Islam’s Eid al-Adha holiday, due Sept. 24. The Muslim parents loudly protested even though the board said students “can continue to take days off for religious purposes without penalty,” including Sept. 24. But the parents wanted the state to accept their religious event, and to impose their holiday on other students. One Muslim woman who attended the September 17 meeting said, “‘We’re no longer the minority, that’s clear from tonight. We’re going to be the majority soon.” According...
  • Green activist lawyer burns himself to death to protest global warming

    04/14/2018 6:55:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 121 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Anthony Watts
    A sad case of self-immolation with fossil fuels, to protest fossil fuels A green activist who was a pioneering lawyer for gay and transgender rights — including in the infamous “Boys Don’t Cry” murder case — committed suicide by setting himself on fire Saturday morning in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.In a gruesome protest against the ecological destruction of the earth, David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said. He left the note behind in...
  • Woman hit by cop car during Stephon Clark protest: 'They didn’t even stop to see how she was doing'

    03/31/2018 11:30:00 PM PDT · by BBell · 51 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 4/1/18 | NICOLE HENSLEY
    A Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department deputy hit a woman protesting the police shooting death of Stephon Clark and then drove away Saturday night, according to video and witnesses. A deputy inside the police SUV could be heard on a loudspeaker repeatedly demanding protesters to “back away from my vehicle” before the crash at around 9 p.m. The emergency lights on the vehicle, and another nearby law enforcement car, were flashing as protesters blocked traffic. A sign-toting woman could be seen crossing in front of the vehicle and motioning the deputy to stop as he lurched forward, according to video from...
  • Palestinian Arabs: Remove the Americans from Ramallah

    03/23/2018 1:05:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/18 | Dalit Halevi
    Palestinian Arabs demonstrated in Ramallah on Thursday, demanding the closure of the America House which, is operated by the U.S. consulate in eastern Jerusalem and located in the city of Ramallah. The role of the America House, which is established in 2010, is to disseminate American culture. The protesters demanded the removal of American workers and the closure of their offices, in protest of the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and its intention to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by mid-May, in time for Israel’s 70th Independence Day....
  • Pro-Bernie Sanders group cancels Hillary Clinton protest (@ Rutgers)

    03/19/2018 6:04:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/19/18 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    WASHINGTON — A pro-Bernie Sanders group has canceled an anti-Hillary Clinton protest, its organizer told NBC News on Monday. The event, created by the leader of a local chapter of Our Revolution, prompted backlash from Clinton allies, leading Sanders' top adviser to condemn it and disassociate his boss from the group, which grew out of Sanders presidential campaign. **SNIP** On Monday morning, Our Revolution’s high command called Faden, who then told NBC News she would cancel the event and was working to remove it from the website and Facebook. "I’m still going to go myself, just as a private citizen,...
  • Chicago Students Riot and Loot at Strip Mall During Gun Walkout

    03/16/2018 5:11:47 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 59 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | March 15, 2018 | Anonymous
    A crowd of Chicago students demanded gun control by rioting and looting on Wednesday. A crowd of students swarmed a south side strip mall during Wednesday’s National Walkout Day demonstration, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. “They pretty much trashed this whole area,” GameStop manager Robert Owens told Blue Lives Matter on Thursday. The nationwide demonstration, touted as a demand for gun control legislation, was slated to last for exactly 17 minutes, in remembrance of each of the 17 people murdered during the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Chicago Sun Times reported. Not...
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Takes Part in Anti-Gun Die-In Protest - Surrounded by Armed Guards

    03/15/2018 4:36:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 15, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo took part in a die-in protest against gun owners Wednesday in New York City. It would have been more impressive if the governor was not surrounded by armed guards.
  • Arizona state representative arrested during ‘Dreamer’ protest in DC

    03/05/2018 3:45:05 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    KTAR ^ | March 5, 2018 | KTAR.com
    An Arizona state representative was among the dozens of people arrested on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Monday while participating in a protest for undocumented immigrants. Rep. Isela Blanc, D-Tempe, was one of the 87 people who were arrested during Monday’s protest, Tomas Robles, the co-director of LUCHA, told KTAR News 92.3 FM. Eva Malecki, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Capitol Police, told KTAR News 92.3 FM that 68 people were arrested at the Mall for unlawful demonstration activities and were charged with “crowding, obstructing or incommoding.” Twenty-eight of those individuals also were charged with resisting arrest, Malecki...
  • Silvio Berlusconi is confronted by a topless woman activist (Truncated)

    03/04/2018 12:46:08 PM PST · by Enterprise · 68 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4 March 2018 | IAIN BURNS
    Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been surprised by a topless activist while casting his vote in the Italian elections today. The woman, who had the words 'Berlusconi, you've expired' written in black marker on her chest, jumped onto the table at the Milan polling station as Berlusconi was voting.
  • Some Stockton students become violent during anti-gun protest

    02/23/2018 8:21:21 PM PST · by Mariner · 43 replies
    KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | February 23rd, 2018 | KCRA Staff
    STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) — At least five students were arrested Friday as hundreds of others from several Stockton high schools walked out of classes in protest of gun violence after last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school. Students at Stagg, Edison, Chavez, Lincoln and Village Oak high schools were walking along streets, creating traffic problems in the area as streets were blocked off. Stockton police said some students threw rocks and damaged both police and citizen vehicles. Five arrests were made, including charges of battery on an officer, resisting arrest, taking an officer's baton and vandalizing vehicles, including...
  • Poll: 16% of NFL fans say they won't watch the Super Bowl

    02/02/2018 3:15:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | February 1, 2018 | Daniel Roberts
    Super Bowl 52 is just a few days away, and after NFL regular season TV ratings fell by nearly 10% this season on average, one of the biggest questions pundits and sports media have is: Will the Super Bowl ratings be good? If the results of a new survey from Seton Hall University are to be believed, the answer might be no. Seton Hall surveyed 706 Americans across the country, via landlines and cellphones, from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31. The first question asked people how closely they follow the NFL. Of those who said they follow it "very closely,"...
  • TWITTER: Trump cancels London trip (Protesting Embassy “deal”)

    01/12/2018 2:47:11 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 38 replies
    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump ^ | 12 Jan 2018 | https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump
    Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!
  • 97-year-old WWII veteran takes a knee to support protesting NFL players

    01/05/2018 3:22:09 PM PST · by rey · 70 replies
    CBS ^ | 25 Sept. 2017
    Hours before NFL players across the league took a knee during the national anthem in defiance of President Trump on Sunday, one World War II veteran hosted a protest of his own — in his backyard. "These people have every right to protest," John Middlemas, a 97-year-old farmer from Springfield, Missouri, told his grandson, Brennan Gilmore, before kneeling.
  • Tim Kaine’s son placed on probation in Minnesota Trump protest

    12/28/2017 11:50:02 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    PioneerPress ^ | 12/28/17 | AP
    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine’s youngest son has been placed on probation and ordered to pay $236 in fines and fees in connection with his arrest following a rally for President Donald Trump in Minnesota. Linwood “Woody” Kaine, of Minneapolis, was among eight people arrested in the St. Paul rally in March. He pleaded guilty to a charge of obstructing the legal process and received a 90-day sentence, with 86 days suspended. He served four days in jail.
  • What Happened to Protest Art?

    12/25/2017 6:08:11 PM PST · by Mafe · 13 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 12/25/2017 | Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna
    In September 1975, The Grateful Dead released what was to become its highest chart-topping album for the next twelve years, Blues for Allah. In an interview at the time, the group’s lyricist, Robert Hunter, described the album’s title song as “a requiem for King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, a progressive, democratically-inclined ruler (and incidentally a fan of the Grateful Dead) whose assassination in 1975 shocked us personally.” Hunter went on to note proudly that the lyrics of the album, inspired as it was as much by Bach as by Eastern influences, were printed in Arabic on the back of album....