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  • Protesters vow hunger strike to push U.S. on climate change (only 11.21 years left)

    11/12/2019 5:29:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 11/12/19 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change opponents plan to stage a hunger strike to demand a meeting with U.S. Congressional leader Nancy Pelosi, they said on Tuesday, in the political battle over global warming. The protesters said they want a one-hour on-camera meeting with Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to discuss reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2025. "You have yet to pass even symbolic legislation recognizing the climate crisis as a national emergency. With all due respect, you have failed," they said in an open letter. "Meet with us or leave...
  • Venezuelan Death Squads Have Killed An Estimated 831 People, Many Who Dared To Protest The Regime

    11/08/2019 9:54:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/07/19 | JOHN SEXTON
    Back in February Reuters reported on murders being carried out in Venezuela’s slums by a special police force known as the FAES. Wednesday the AFP published a follow-up on this story that reveals the death toll has climbed to over 800.Surviving relatives of FAES victims say that the real purpose of the group is to “sending these assassins to intimidate people and make sure no one rises up to contest the violations of our rights.” They aren’t even subtle about it. As you can see in the image above, they’ve adopted the Punisher’s logo as their official symbol. But this isn’t a comic...
  • AOC backs anti-cop protesters who jumped subway turnstiles in New York

    11/03/2019 3:03:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/02/19 | Adam Shaw
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Saturday gave her backing to a New York City anti-police protest, in which demonstrators jumped subway turnstiles and yelled anti-cop slogans to protest a crackdown on fare evasion and allegations of police brutality. Ending mass incarceration means challenging a system that jails the poor to free the rich, the left-wing freshman congresswoman tweeted, retweeting a video of protesters jumping subway turnstiles in Brooklyn Friday night. "Arresting people who cant afford a $2.75 fare makes no one safer and destabilizes our community." "New Yorkers know that, theyre not having it, and theyre standing up for each...
  • Thousands Of NYC Residents Protest Law And Order

    11/02/2019 6:26:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    A large number of demonstrators showed up in Brooklyn last night to march and hold demonstrations. In recent times, many of the protests we see are demanding action on climate change, equal pay for women or gay/trans rights. This was something different, however. The angry people taking to the streets with banners and signs were there to protest the NYPD. And their message wasn’t very subtle. (NY Post) Close to a thousand anti-police protesters descended on Downtown Brooklyn Friday night, blocking traffic, vandalizing a city bus and shouting obscene insults at NYPD cops.The demonstration formed soon after 7 p.m....
  • Iraqis Hold Biggest Protests Yet Despite 255 Killed So Far

    11/01/2019 12:43:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/01/2019 | John Sexton
    A month ago I wrote about the protests that were taking place in Iraq. At the time it looked like there was an Iranian-led crackdown taking place which involved firing live ammunition into crowds. Today, the Associated Press reports that despite an increasing death toll which now stands at 255, Iraqis staged the largest protest yet: Tens of thousands of Iraqis massed in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on Friday in the biggest demonstrations since anti-government protests erupted a month ago, defying security forces that have killed scores of people and harshly criticizing Iran’s involvement in the country’s affairs.The square and...
  • Protests Planned Ahead of President Trump's Chicago Visit

    10/27/2019 5:21:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WMAQ-TV ^ | October 27, 2019
    For the first time in his presidency, President Donald Trump will visit Chicago on Monday for a pair of scheduled events. The president will address the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference at McCormick Place, and will also attend a fundraiser at the Trump International Hotel and Tower during his visit. Trumps visit to Chicago is his first since March 2016, when protests canceled a scheduled rally at the then-UIC Pavilion at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Campaign organizers told those planning to attend the rally for then-candidate Trump that after consulting with law enforcement, the decision was made to...
  • Vikings to face Washington Redskins, rally protesting Washington mascot expected

    10/24/2019 1:51:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies ^ | 10/24/19 |
    The Minnesota Vikings will attempt to keep a winning streak alive Thursday night at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings play the Washington Redskins at 7:20 p.m. It's the first matchup between Kirk Cousins and his former team as well as with some former Vikings, including Adrian Peterson and Case Keenum. Unfortunately for the Vikings, they will be without Adam Thielen who was hurt last week making a catch in the end zone. Ahead of the game, there will be a march and rally to protest Washington's team name. Thousands of people are expected to surround the stadium during the "Not...
  • Climate activists protest at Vermont Statehouse (low turnout because of cold & rain)

    10/18/2019 5:19:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WCAX ^ | 10/18/19 | Calvin Cutler
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Climate activists spent the night on the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier, demanding Vermont lawmakers take action on climate change. Numerous tents were set up for the "Extinction Rebellion" climate encampment. This all follows the climate week of action, where we saw protesters take to the streets in Vermont and across the globe. About 30 protesters urged lawmakers to reduce carbon emissions to net-zero by 2025 and demanded state and local governments across the country work to inform people about climate change. "We really need to pay attention to our humanity, moving forward, I think there's a real...
  • Against impeachment, protesters urge Congress to 'let Trump do his job'

    10/17/2019 1:44:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2019 | Tyler Olson
    Hundreds of pro-Trump protesters gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to show support for President Trump and demand that Congress stop the impeachment inquiry that's moving at breakneck speed through the House of Representatives. The "March for Trump" rally, organized by the pro-Trump group Women for America First, started at Freedom Plaza before marching to the Capitol Building's West Lawn. On a brisk fall day with a gusty wind that lifted dozens of pro-Trump flags held by protesters dressed in red, white and blue, speakers and attendees extolled Trump's successes and railed against impeachment depositions that have...
  • Trump impeachment rally held in San Francisco

    10/13/2019 11:18:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    KRON-TV ^ | October 13, 2019 | Taylor Bisacky
    Impeachment rallies are being held across the country. Organizers said theyre fed up with President Trump and the way hes leading our country. One of the rallies was held in San Francisco Sunday afternoon off the Embarcadero. This is the San Francisco location of a nationwide set of rallies going on, Organizer Vara Ramakrishnan said. Theres about 57 rallies in cities and towns and small streets all over the country. What were doing is were showing our support to congress which is headed back to DC tomorrow at a uniquely dangerous time in our countrys history. Ramakrishnan continued. Families, little...
  • Thousands of protesters expected in Minneapolis for Trump rally

    10/10/2019 6:00:47 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 60 replies ^ | 10/9/19 | Briana Bierschbach
    (snips) -- When President Trump holds his Target Center rally Thursday night, it will draw thousands of his supporters and opponents to the heart of the most Democratic city in the state. Its created logistical and cost concerns for Minneapolis officials, who are asking for help from state, local and federal law enforcement agencies and expecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra costs for security." "Giselda Gutierrez works with the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, which posted a Dump Trump protest event on Facebook that's attracted thousands of responses. She said she was shocked when she heard Trump was...
  • Organizers lay out Trump protest plans

    10/08/2019 8:13:37 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 44 replies ^ | 10/07/19 | John Croman
    MINNEAPOLIS A wide spectrum of community organizations and labor unions have announced plans for protests outside of President Donald Trump's Minneapolis campaign rally Thursday. They're predicting that thousands will converge on the congested area around the Target Center starting at 5:30 p.m. that evening, in an effort to counter the message the president's supporters will be hearing indoors. "This group of people and all of the coalition have signed onto an agreement of making sure this rally and this protest is peaceful for everyone," Jaylani Hussein of the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, told reporters Monday. "We...
  • 'Widespread sniper fire' as death toll soars in Iraq protests (Please pray for Iraqi protesters)

    10/05/2019 2:27:08 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | 10/5/19 | Simona Foltyn.
    The toll from four days of violent unrest in Iraq rose to 72 killed and hundreds more wounded, police and medics said on Saturday, as authorities lifted a days-long curfew in Baghdad that protesters had defied. FRANCE 24's correspondent Simona Foltyn has the details. More than 3,000 people have also been injured since the protests against chronic unemployment, poor public services and widespread corruption erupted in the capital on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said. Rights activists said police snipers shot at protesters on Friday, escalating violent tactics used by the security forces that have included live fire, tear gas and water...
  • Embarrassed? Network News Fail to Report Climate Extremists Shutting Down D.C. Streets

    09/24/2019 9:15:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 9/23/2019 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    While the liberal broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) were busy fawning over the bitter ranting of radical climate teen Greta Thunberg at the United Nations on Monday, they completely ignored her cohorts in Washington, D.C. staging an illegal protest to shut down the citys major traffic arteries, resulting in an all-day traffic nightmare in the nations capital. The President's critics say he does not take the threat of climate change seriously enough if at all. So, environmental activists decided to draw attention to the issue by shutting down, and I mean completely shutting down traffic here in the nation's...
  • Protesters demand gas stations shut down after violent fight goes viral

    09/23/2019 4:59:48 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 51 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 22, 2019
    PITTSBURGH - A fight at a gas station on Pittsburgh's North Side was recorded on video and went viral on social media. Police said multiple people are now facing criminal charges, and the videos led to a protest Saturday and Sunday. For the second straight day, dozens of people gathered outside two Pittsburgh gas stations to protest the owners. Police also were back at the Exxon gas station after they said two customers were violently attacked by an owner and employee. Officers went into the gas station as they continue their investigation, collecting evidence throughout the day. On Sunday, protesters...
  • Judge orders Trump to testify in trial over 2015 protest outside Trump Tower

    09/21/2019 1:52:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 21, 2019 | Paul LeBlanc
    A New York judge on Friday ordered President Donald Trump to provide video testimony as part of an upcoming lawsuit brought by protesters who say they were assaulted by Trump's security guards during a 2015 protest outside of Trump Tower. Judge Doris M. Gonzalez wrote in her ruling that Trump's testimony is "indispensable" to the trial and so he must provide video testimony before the trial is set to begin Thursday. The Washington Post first reported the judge's ruling. The trial centers around a protest in September 2015 in front of Trump Tower in New York City where two protesters...
  • Climate protesters tell carmakers 'the party is over' (only 11.37 years left)

    09/15/2019 1:11:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 9/14/19 | Ilona Wissenbach
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters marched in front of Frankfurt's IAA car show on Saturday to demand a swift end to combustion engines and a shift to environmentally friendly vehicles as Chancellor Angela Merkel's government prepares to unveil climate protection measures. Police in Frankfurt said some 15,000, including many cyclists, took part in the march. Organizers put the number at 25,000 and said that around 18,000 cyclists had descended on the city. Protesters took aim at SUVs, seen by environmentalists as a highly polluting status symbol that has no place in cities. "STOP SUV," "SUV not cool," and "We...
  • Leftists D.C. Impeach Donald Trump Protests a Bust

    09/09/2019 7:46:32 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies ^ | September 9, 2019 | PENNY STARR
    A website and promoted rallies in Washington, DC, and other cities across the country to take place Monday to push for the impeachment of President Donald Trump – but no one showed up for the one at the Capitol.   The website,, said the protest would take place at 11:00 a.m. at 1st Street SE, which is near the House side of the Capitol. The website states that the protest is supported by several leftist and anti-Trump groups, including Indivisible, MoveOn, Need to Impeach, Stand Up America, March of Truth, By the People, Common Cause, Free Speech for People, Democracy for America, Progressive Democrats of...
  • Mother of Charlottesville car attack victim sues murderer

    09/05/2019 11:35:41 AM PDT · by one4perl · 99 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 9/5/2019 | AP
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) The mother of a woman killed when a man rammed his car through a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is suing the convicted murderer for wrongful death. Susan Bro filed a $12 million lawsuit Aug. 30 against 22-year-old James Alex Fields Jr., who is now serving life sentences plus 419 years on numerous convictions. The Daily Progress reports Thursday that Bro said she doesnt want Fields blood money. She just wants to make sure he cant profit from selling the rights to his story or publishing a memoir.
  • Protesters target new Toronto Chick-fil-A fast-food outlet

    09/04/2019 5:25:59 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 37 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | 9/4/2019 | Kevin OConnor
    A protest is planned against the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain which is opening a location in the heart of Toronto on Friday. The U.S.-based company has made international headlines since 2012 for its anti-LGBTQ stances and promotion of conservative Christian beliefs. The company believes in biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman and groups have uncovered tax filings where Chick-fil-As charitable arm made millions in donations to organizations opposed to gay rights. Some of the organizations that have received charitable donations from Chick-fil-A have been labelled as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Centre, an Alabama-based legal...