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  • Thailand's 'red villages' eye Bangkok protests

    12/19/2013 12:53:28 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 2 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 18 December 2013 | Jonathan Head
    People in the north-east repeatedly expressed frustration that they had to stay put, and watch the Bangkok protesters trying to overthrow the government they elected.
  • Get ready: SEIU’s Purple Army nationwide protest schedule...

    02/20/2011 12:30:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 20, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Attention, taxpayers and Tea Party activists. The Purple Army is coming to your town. Don’t let these Big Labor goons monopolize the protest square like they monopolize government workers. Here’s there current schedule over the next four days nationwide via the SEIU website. All hands on deck: 2/21 – Helena, MT 2/21 – Carson City, NV 2/21 – Raleigh, NC 2/21 – Austin, TX 2/21 – Madison, WI 2/22 – Sacramento, CA 2/22 – Denver, CO 2/22 – Des Moines, IA 2/22 – Annapolis, MD 2/22 – Boston, MA 2/22 – Springfield, MA 2/22 – St. Paul, MN 2/22 –...
  • Suspect in Thai Blast Linked to Protest Group

    10/06/2010 9:35:44 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    (AP) via FOX ^ | October 6, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "BANGKOK – SNIPPET: "Police said a charred body recovered from the badly damaged building in Nonthaburi province, just north of Bangkok, probably is Samai Wongsuwan..." SNIPPET: ""There is a high probability that this is a bomb-making accident," said Nonthaburi police chief Maj. Gen. Supakit Srichantranon. He said police found bomb-making materials in the apartment, including fertilizer contained in fire extinguishers, electrical circuit boards and high-voltage batteries. Supakit said Samai was a suspect in the blast and in a bombing in the northern city of Chiang Mai. National police chief Gen. Wichean Potephosree told reporters the materials found at the...
  • Bangkok in flames as protesters refuse to back down

    05/19/2010 3:15:14 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 58 replies · 1,266+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/19/2010 | Damien McElroy and Ian MacKinnon in Bangkok
    government admits it lost control when protesters set fire to key buildings in the city following a day of running battles with troops which left 12 dead and 60 injured. Flames rise from the burning city hall which was set on fire by red shirt protesters Rioters set fires at the stock exchange, electricity headquarters, banks and government offices. Siam Theatre, a much loved city institution, collapsed in flames. Hundreds of people had to be rescued from the burning headquarters of Channel 3 television. The death toll since fresh outbreaks of violence on Thursday now stands at 51. The government...
  • Bangkok screenshots

    05/19/2010 8:33:38 AM PDT · by Number57 · 14 replies · 1,005+ views
    Fox News
    Fox News was streaming raw video of this online (no audio), but cut the stream when the fires got bad
  • Thailand violence: soldier killed as death toll reaches 35

    05/16/2010 7:19:03 PM PDT · by Flavius · 3 replies · 345+ views
    telegraph ^ | 5/15/10 | na
    "There were two more deaths last night including a soldier and a protester," said a member of the official emergency medical centre in Bangkok, where troops and anti-government "Red Shirt" protesters are locked in a tense confrontation.
  • Thai government feels fallout from deadly clashes

    04/11/2010 4:35:35 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 373+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 11, 2010 | Vaudine England
    A month ago, Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva might have felt relatively secure, despite the opposition's anger at his government. A court had just confiscated two-thirds of the private assets of the former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra. Local newspapers were firmly on the government's side, predicting some days of angry ranting by an uneducated rabble from the countryside which would soon peter out. But then the anti-government protesters, the red-shirts, began their protests in the old heart of Bangkok, to press for new elections, and Mr Abhisit has spent the following weeks under military protection, unable to go home or...
  • Protesters shun talks after deadly Bangkok clashes

    04/10/2010 11:11:05 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 360+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution (article from AP) ^ | April 10, 2010 | Jocelyn Gecker
    BANGKOK — Anti-government protesters said Sunday they would not negotiate an end to violence in the Thai capital after savage clashes between activists and soldiers that killed at least 18 people and injured hundreds. Thousands of "Red Shirt" protesters swarmed back into an area that had briefly been taken by government forces Saturday night. Bullet casings, rocks and pools of blood littered the streets as protesters showed off a pile of weapons captured from the troops, including rifles and heavy caliber machine-gun rounds. "There is no more negotiation. Red Shirts will never negotiate with murderers," a key protest leader, Jatuporn...
  • Obama's Red Shirts

    10/22/2008 5:30:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 1,479+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 22, 2008
    Voter Fraud: Republican leaders want to defund and criminally investigate ACORN. Why should taxpayer dollars fund a "nonpartisan" organization that proclaims "Obama needs ACORN, and we need Obama."That the greatest attempt at voter fraud in the nation's history is being funded in large part at taxpayer's expense is more than a bit ironic. House Minority Leader John Boehner wants it stopped and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, wants the group allegedly behind the fraud, ACORN, criminally investigated and prosecuted. ACORN calls itself a "nonpartisan" group seeking to register minorities and the poor. But its political arm has endorsed Barack Obama, who...
  • Getting In Their Faces For A Change

    08/06/2009 5:28:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1,317+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 6, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Public Discourse: The candidate who told his supporters "to argue with them and get in their face" now finds the shoe on the other foot. So they're taking names and encouraging you to turn in your neighbors.So this is hope and change — telling American citizens who in a democracy disagree with you that they are mind-numbed robots participating in mob action and expressing "manufactured" outrage. Considering that upward of 80% of those hooligans like their doctors, like their insurance and like their care, anger over your government-run health care was not that hard to assemble. It was not that...
  • The Red and the Brown/or How the Mighty have Fallen

    10/15/2002 5:29:32 AM PDT · by Nix 2 · 12 replies · 243+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/13/2002 | Ronald Radosh
    <p>WHEN THE FIRST ISSUE of The American Conservative, the new weekly edited by Patrick J. Buchanan, recently hit the newsstand, readers might have been excused for wondering if they had accidentally picked up The Nation. Buchanan's magazine, which he co-edits with the journalist Taki Theodoracopulos, resembles its left-liberal counterpart in appearance and is printed on the same cheap newsprint. Even more remarkably, much of The American Conservative's contents could just as easily have appeared in the flagship publication of America's left.</p>