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  • Ferguson 'activist' found shot in burned car

    09/07/2016 11:43:50 AM PDT · by Laser_Ray · 52 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/7/2016 | Katie Mettler
    <p>When Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer two years ago in Ferguson, Mo., Darren Seals was one of the most vocal activists leading protests across the city. He rallied a boycott of Democratic candidates in local elections after he said they failed to protect black lives. And on the day a grand jury declined to indict the Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, Seals held Brown’s mother in his arms as she sobbed.</p>
  • Gay Activist: James Dobson Was Right About Our Evil Intentions

    08/15/2016 9:36:00 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 46 replies
    clarion-call ^ | Matt Barber
    Obergefell v. Hodges, confirms the ... agenda that underlies the "social justice" mob's flowery "marriage equality" propaganda. That is: First, the ultimate destruction of marriage; second, forced affirmation of sexual deviancy under penalty of law; and third, the eventual criminalization of Christianity.
  • Black Lives Matter Activists Angry Dead ‘White People’ In France Stealing Their Limelight

    07/15/2016 8:42:23 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/15/2016 | Liam Deacon
    Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporters have claimed the deadly terrorist attack in France was “to make people lose attention” [sic] in their movement and focus on “white” lives instead. “Ok I’ve come to the conclusion that what happened in Nice was to make people lose attention off [sic] #BlackLivesMatter and focus and unite against us”, wrote Twitter user Semsa, who is based in London but says “Egypt’s the motherland”. She has since made her account private. “Don’t #PrayForNice we are fighting a civil war against whites. #BLM”, tweeted Franklin Omar, an activist who also appears to be from London, and...
  • Officers Start Arresting I-94 Protesters (BLM MN)

    07/09/2016 7:56:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 143 replies ^ | 7/9/16 | Ellie Herman
    Police started arresting protesters who shut down parts of Interstate 94 following the death of Philando Castile. Hundreds of protesters marched from the Governor's residence and crossed I-94, blocking off the freeway in both directions. State Patrol officers redirected motor traffic as they cut off I-94 entrances at Dale Street. Protesters are throwing objects at officers and one officer was injured from a thrown firework, according to SPPD. One protester was using a laser sight and pointing it at officers. St. Paul Police Department officers are using glass balls with smoke, not tear gas, on I-94. Police officers on I-94...
  • Google Honors a Terrorist-Supporting Marxist, Maoist Admirer of Bin Laden [Psalm 12]

    05/20/2016 3:01:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/19/2016 | Paul Bois
    "I consider Osama bin Laden as one of the people that I admire. To me, he is in the category of Malcolm X, Che Guevara, Patrice Lumumba, Fidel Castro, all leaders that I admire," said activist Yuri Kochiyama in 2003." Kochiyama has just been given the honor of having her 95th birthday celebrated with a colorful Google Doodle that attempts to paint her as a great advocate for equality on par with Martin Luther King Jr. If the above quote alone wasn't enough to disqualify her from the list of many other Americans who deserve a Google Doodle in their...
  • Self-avowed anti-Islam activist arrested in connection with the Oregon 'militia' investigation

    01/27/2016 3:34:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 1/27/16 | Bryan Logan
    A self-avowed anti-Islam activist who allegedly participated in the militiamen occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon has been arrested. **SNIP** Ritzheimer first became nationally known in May last year when he organized an anti-Islam rally that was held in front of a mosque in Phoenix. At the time, Ritzheimer called it a "freedom of speech" rally to "push out the truth about Islam," and encouraged participants to "utilize their Second Amendment rights" while at the gathering. When local government and civil rights groups overwhelmingly denounced the rally, Ritzheimer declared "I can't let my kids grow up in...
  • 'I Emphatically Refuse': Muslim ACLU Activist Explains Why She Won’t Condemn Islamic Terrorism

    12/29/2015 10:00:09 AM PST · by amorphous · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 29 Dec 2015 | Carly Hoilman
    The deputy director of the ACLU of Michigan said in an op-ed Monday that she refuses to condemn radical Islamic terrorism in order to prove her allegiance to the United States. Rana Elmir wrote that she's "consistently and aggressively asked" to condemn Islamic terrorism, and is tired of having her religious views linked to atrocities like the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and in Paris and San Bernardino this year. "I emphatically refuse," she wrote in an opinion piece in The Washington Post. The op-ed was titled: "Stop asking me to condemn terrorists just because I'm Muslim."
  • #BlackLivesMatter Activist Shot Trooper Dead After Cop Tried to Help Him Get Hotel Room

    09/15/2015 10:48:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/15/15 | Jim Hoft
    Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder was gunned down Monday in Kentucky by Black Lives Matter activist. The suspect Joseph Johhson-Shanks fled the scene on foot and later died after his capture. Johnson-Shanks was from Florissant, Missouri outside of Ferguson. Joseph Johnson Shanks was an Obama supporter, a Black Lives Matter activist and attended Mike Brown’s funeral in Ferguson. The Daily Caller reported: A Missouri man who shot and killed a Kentucky state trooper during a traffic stop Sunday was an apparent Black Lives Matter sympathizer who protested in the days after the shooting death of Michael Brown last year and attended...
  • FAKE HATE: Black Activist Admits Hanging Confederate Flag from Black Soldier Memorial(MA)

    06/30/2015 10:55:18 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 31 replies ^ | 6/30/15 | Jim Hoft
    A man claiming responsibility for hanging a Confederate flag from a memorial for black soldiers says he didn’t intend it as a racist gesture—and in fact was protesting the symbol and what he believes it represents. Some who saw the flag hanging from the memorial—including a woman who took it down—interpreted its placement as a hateful gesture. The flag hung from a sword held by a sculpture of Col. Robert Gould Shaw, commanding officer of the Union Army’s Massachusetts 54th Regiment.
  • GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/14/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Got ^ | May 13, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash UPDATED W/ PHOTOS! May 13, 2015 by Charles C. Johnson 184 Comments has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit.
  • AP Regrets Jihadists Opening Fire On Free Speech Conference Were Killed

    05/08/2015 12:22:55 AM PDT · by Syncro · 50 replies ^ | May 7, 2015 | Pamela Geller/Meghan Barr
    The jihadists were the end of the line. By drawing them out, we exposed their network. And because we secured the perimeter, we were able to expose the network without getting anyone killed. The FBI can now go after the sources. They are gleaning intel from their computers as we speak. We smoked out a terror structure. This was a watershed. The AP wants me to apologize for that. AP Regrets Jihadists Opening Fire On Free Speech Conference Were Killed “Activist: No regrets about cartoon contest ended by gunfire,” By Meghan Barr, AP, May 7, 2015NEW YORK (AP) — Does...
  • Help wanted: What Ran on CNN Airport on 25 April, 2014, after 1100 Central time?

    03/08/2015 7:40:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    An Everytown activist has claimed that she was assaulted at the Indianapolis Airport on 25 April, 2014, as she was flying out of the city.  The 25th was a Friday.   It had to be after 1100 Central, because she is documented to have been at the Everytown press conference at that time.  Part of the story is that the person who assaulted her was watching a clip of the Everytown press conference that occurred earlier in the day, on the airport monitors just before the assault was alleged to have happened.   This all happened during the NRA convention...
  • Gay rights activist, 66, who raised for Obama, indicted for 'sexually abusing 15-year-old boy'

    11/22/2014 6:46:52 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/14 | Mia De Graaf
    A high profile gay rights activist and Democrat fundraiser has been charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy with his boyfriend. Terry Bean, 66, co-founded two of the biggest national campaign groups and raised more than $500,000 for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid. He was arrested at his home in southwest Portland on Wednesday and indicted with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sex abuse.
  • I Served My Country. I got a box of drugs. Then It Kicked Me Out.

    04/13/2014 6:37:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | Howard Dean Bailey
    I was deejaying at a restaurant when Judith came to meet me for the first time. We were finally able to put faces to the voices we had been hearing on the radio, and I asked her out on our first date. She met me at the radio station and we drove to IHOP, where we laughed and talked all night. I loved everything about her, but especially her smile. I knew at that point that I didn’t want any other woman; she was it for me. We dated for a while and then I moved in with her. We...
  • Muslim Brotherhood-Tied Activist to Host Fundraiser for Democrat Gerry Connolly

    03/10/2014 2:12:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/10/14 | Adam Kredo
    A Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated activist whose organization recently came under fire for holding an anti-Semitic rally in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will head a fundraiser for Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly (Va.). U.S.-based Muslim Brotherhood allies Akram Elzend and Sameh Elhennawy will co-host a fundraiser for Connolly later this month at the Fairfax residence of Mohamed Mohamed, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Attendees of the March 22 fundraiser are asked to donate between $150 and $400 in order to attend the event, where supporters will have a chance to “express appreciation...
  • Iran Hangs Well-Loved Human Rights Activist, Poet

    02/17/2014 12:46:59 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    The Clarion Project ^ | February 17, 2014 | none stated
    Iran has executed human rights activist Hashem Shaabani, a 32- year-old Arab-Iranian, for “waging war on God.” Other charges included sowing corruption on earth, propaganda against the Islamic Republic and acting against national security, according to a 2012 sentence handed down by the Ahvaz Islamic Revolutionary Court. A well-known and loved poet in Iran, Shabaani was originally arrested in 2011 and “confessed” the crime of terrorism on Iranian state-controlled Press TV after being subjected to months of torture and interrogation. However, in a letter that was published by Ahwaz News Agency in 2013, Shaabani said he had “never participated in...
  • Conservative Activist James O’Keefe Claims Cuomo Is Trying to Run Him Out of NY

    01/23/2014 9:41:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1/23/14 | David Freedlander
    The rightwing prankster and documentarian whose videos have drawn blood at ACORN and NPR, says his organization is being harassed by the state of New York. Do extreme conservatives pranksters and videographers have no place in New York State either? Late last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ignited a firestorm of criticism in right-wing media when he told a public radio host that “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay … have no place in the State of New York.” Cuomo was referring to the prospects of far-right political candidates in the deeply Democratic Empire State, not the prospects of his...
  • Noted SF activist pleads guilty to child porn

    01/22/2014 6:13:03 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 21, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former San Francisco gay rights advocate who was arrested after police said they linked him to an email account that had sent and received images of toddlers engaging in sex acts with men has been convicted of possessing child pornography.
  • British student media posts 'posed a security threat'

    01/10/2014 12:44:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/1/14 | Yaara Shalom
    British student Gary Spedding was deported from Israel on Friday because his social media activity allegedly posed a "security threat." Spedding is an activist against anti-Semitism and in favor of finding a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. According to Sky News, Spedding arrived at Ben Gurion Airport on Thursday on a flight from London's Luton Airport. At immigration, he was taken to an interview room where he was subjected to a full body search and interrogation. Immigration officers took Spedding's phone and went through its contents for four-to-five hours, copying content from it, according to Spedding, who kept his...
  • Activist actress Fonda wears ´Hanoi Jane´ t-shirt to promote Nancy Reagan film, ´The Butler´

    07/26/2013 10:31:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/26/13 | Staff
    Jane Fonda´s turn as Nancy Reagan has outraged fans of the former first lady but the actress says "The Gipper´s" wife is happy she landed the role. "I don´t think that whatever differences there might be in our politics really matters you know," says the actress in a new clip promoting the film ´The Butler´ which follows the life of a White House worker who served eight presidents. A vocal liberal, Fonda sparked outraged in the 1970´s when she toured North Vietnam, earning the moniker "Hanoi Jane" and critics blasted her casting as Nancy Reagan when it was announced
  • Abortion Activist Makes Boy Hold “Stay Out of My Mommy’s Vagina” Sign

    07/04/2013 10:07:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/4/13 | Steven Ertelt
    The crazy pro-abortion protests at the Texas state capitol have received plenty of attention this week. The protesters at the Texas capitol have already exploited children by making them hold signs supporting their protest against a ban on late-term abortions. Then the Internet was abuzz with shock and disgust over another sign, along with a video showing abortion activists chanting Hail Satan. Meanwhile, a little girl is shown in a picture along with pro-abortion protestors holding a sign saying, “If I wanted the government in my womb, I’d f— a senator.” Now, another picture has surfaced of a little boy...
  • Barbarians at the Campus Gates: Why colleges cave to the demands of student activists

    05/21/2013 8:49:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/21/2013 | Thomas Sowell
    An all-too-familiar scene was enacted on the campus of Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4 to discuss demands by student activists for the college to divest itself of its investments in companies that deal in fossil fuels. As a speaker was beginning a presentation to show how many millions of dollars such a disinvestment would cost the college, student activists invaded the meeting, seized the microphone, and shouted down a student who rose in the audience to object. Although there were professors and administrators in the room — including the college president — apparently nobody had the guts...
  • Homosexual activist who sent death threats sentenced to five years’ probation

    04/18/2013 9:05:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life Site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    NEW HAVEN, CT, April 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – An Enfield, CT man who pleaded guilty to sending hundreds of threatening letters to the head of a pro-life, pro-family group in Hartford was sentenced Tuesday to five years’ probation by a federal judge. Daniel Sarno, 54, who is homosexual, admitted to sending over 300 letters to Peter Wolfgang, executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, expressing his anger over the Family Institute’s opposition to same-sex “marriage.” The letters he sent were uniformly abusive. Many contained death threats. “No mercy for homophobes,” one letter read. “I suggest you make your funeral...
  • Activist: Mosque has torture chamber 'Persecution has gotten worse for Christians since fall

    04/12/2013 3:12:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/13/13 | Michael Carl
    An attorney and human rights activist in Egypt says a mosque in Cairo has installed a torture chamber, and it is being used to terrorize Christians and others there. The report comes from Egyptian Coptic Christian attorney and human rights activist Wagih Yacoub, who said the Bilal ibn Rabah mosque in the Cairo suburb of Moqattam serves as a Muslim Brotherhood-approved torture chamber. The Muslim Brotherhood virtually has taken over Egypt since its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, was elected president after the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. Yacoub says his friend, Amir Ayad, was the victim of the torture after...
  • Open the Slaughterhouses

    04/09/2013 6:18:43 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 6 replies
    NY Times Op-Ed ^ | 4-8-2013 | Jedediah Purdy
    IN 1999, as a writer for The American Prospect, I went into a slaughterhouse undercover, with the help of some rebellious employees. The floor was slick with the residue of blood and suet, and the air smelled like iron. A part of my brain spent the whole time trying to remember which of Dante’s circles this scene most resembled. Today, under legislation being pushed by business interests, that bit of journalistic adventure could earn me a criminal conviction and land me on a registry of “animal and ecological terrorists.” So-called ag-gag laws, proposed or enacted in about a dozen states,...
  • Activist groups hold Queer Muslim Gathering in Detroit

    03/04/2013 12:49:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/04/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    A two-day gathering aimed at educating and liberating Muslims in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community opened in Detroit on Friday. Muslims for Progressive Values and the Agency for LGBT African Americans, or KICK, teamed up to create the Queer Muslim Gathering, which included a meet-and-greet on Friday and an all-day conference Saturday. The gathering featured Imam Daayiee Abdullah of Washington, a gay Muslim leader who grew up in Detroit and converted from Southern Baptist Convention, the Detroit Free Press reports. “We feel it is important for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered) Muslims to be included as equals into...
  • Gun Control Activist Who Was Shot at VaTech: ‘College Campuses Actually One of the Safest Places

    02/25/2013 2:07:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/25/13 | Melanie Hunter
    ( - Colin Goddard, who was shot several times in the Virginia Tech shooting massacre and now works as assistant director of federal legislation for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said Friday that college campuses are “one of the safest places you can be in this country.” “College campuses are actually one of the safest places you can be in this country. People aged between 18 and 24 who live on college campuses are one of the constituencies that are least likely to ever get hit by bullet, and if you live anywhere else but a campus, that...
  • Egyptian democracy activist: 'President Obama needs to stop supporting the Muslim Brotherhood'

    01/01/2013 7:16:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/1/13 | Jamie Weinstein
    Egyptian democracy activist Michael Meunier says President Barack Obama needs to stand up to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Meunier, a Coptic Christian, is head of the Al Haya Party in Egypt and leader of the U.S. Copts Association. After spending many years studying and working in the United States, Meunier returned to Egypt in 2007 and ultimately participated in the Tahrir Square protests that brought down the regime of Hosni Mubarak in 2011. On Dec. 19, in between round one and two of voting on Egypt’s recently passed constitution, Meunier visited The Daily Caller to discuss what he sees...
  • 11-yr-old pro-life girl brought to tears by pro-abortion activists outside DNC Convention

    09/05/2012 11:01:56 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 09/04/2012 | Bryan Kemper
    September 4, 2012 ( - I want you to meet my friend and fellow abortion abolitionist, 11-year-old Zoe Griffin. In a world when grown adults ignore, deny or just don’t care about the abortion holocaust that has claimed over 55 million of Zoe’s generation, she is willing to take a stand no matter what people think. Zoe joined her mother and friends to lay thousands of roses outside the site of the Democratic convention and pray for the babies, the politicians and this generation. While Zoe was praying, pro-abortion activists who claim to stand up for women began to belittle...
  • 3 more women claim GOP political activist abused them [Brings to at least 7 Utah victims]

    07/30/2012 8:50:12 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 19 replies
    AP/Provo Herald ^ | July 29, 2012
    <p>Three more women have accused a conservative Utah political activist of sexually assaulting them, the Wasatch County Sheriff said.</p> <p>Gregory Peterson, 37, of Orem, already is facing 25 rape and other charges stemming from allegations by four women. No charges have been filed in connection with claims by the three other women so far.</p>
  • Roberts jokes about trip to 'impregnable' fortress

    06/29/2012 1:57:30 PM PDT · by Alissa · 122 replies
    AP ^ | Jun 29, 3:10 PM EDT | JOE MANDAK
    FARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts joked that he'll spend some time on an "impregnable island fortress" now that the court has ended a session that featured him casting the decisive vote to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law.
  • Class warfare: Teachers union boss on losing streak (WI)

    05/18/2012 6:27:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 5-17-12 | Scott Reeder
    MADISON — Mary Bell calls herself an “unlikely advocate” — just a Wisconsin Rapids school teacher who heard the call. She speaks with an earnest edge to her voice, hoping to persuade Wisconsinites to the rightness of her cause. The image, of course, is contrived. She is a handsomely paid activist, who is years removed from the classroom. And she heads the state’s most powerful lobbying organization — the Wisconsin Education Association Council. But most Wisconsinites simply call it “the teacher’s union.” Long before Scott Walker came to the statehouse, Bell was a union firebrand. “This is a highly emotional,...
  • (Activist) Obama Calls for 'Common-Sense Policies' to Move Economy

    05/12/2012 7:56:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/12/12 | Devin Dwyer
    Obama Calls for 'Common-Sense Policies' to Move EconomyBy Devin Dwyer | ABC News – 16 hrs ago Continuing to cast himself as an activist president defying slim odds for election-year legislative compromises, President Obama in his weekly address pushes "a few common-sense policies that would make a difference" with the economy. "There are things we can do - right now - to help create jobs and restore some of the financial security that so many families have lost," Obama says. The list of initiatives - which the White House has billed as Congress' "To-Do list" - includes elimination of tax...
  • In Search of Americanism [Republicanism has proved insufficient as a guidepost for Am values]

    05/07/2012 7:13:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May | Ned Ryun
    ..............IT'S TIME TO FIGHT for the survival of Americanism,............................ Americanism is freedom founded on the power of the individual, and his ability to achieve without undue government interference. It’s the idea that the state exists to serve man, to protect God-given rights, and to allow the greatest amount of political freedom within the bounds of ordered liberty. It’s the idea that people truly own their property and are not merely renting it, and that they are free to use their talents, initiative, and “can do” spirit to make the lives they dream for themselves a reality. It is indisputable that...
  • Obama adviser says US will find ‘right way forward’ on Chinese activist who fled house arrest

    04/29/2012 12:11:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4/29/12 | AP
    WASHINGTON — A top White House aide on Sunday said President Barack Obama wants to strike an “appropriate balance” between advancing human rights and maintaining U.S. relations with China, the first public comments by the administration on its potential involvement in harboring a Chinese activist on the eve of diplomatic talks between the two world powers. John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, declined to provide details on the incident or say whether the activist, Chen Guangcheng, might be hiding in the U.S. embassy in Beijing as reported.
  • Obama adviser says US will find ‘right way forward’on Chinese activist who fled house arrest

    04/29/2012 12:26:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/29/12 | Staff
    Washington - A top White House aide on Sunday said President Barack Obama wants to strike an “appropriate balance” between advancing human rights and maintaining U.S. relations with China, the first public comments by the administration on its potential involvement in harboring a Chinese activist on the eve of diplomatic talks between the two world powers. John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, declined to provide details on the incident or say whether the activist, Chen Guangcheng, might be hiding in the U.S. embassy in Beijing as reported. Chen, who has exposed forced abortions and
  • Saul Alinsky: The activist who terrifies the right (Vetting Hussein? Link to his 1988 essay)

    02/08/2012 4:40:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Salon ^ | 2/07/12 | Thomas J Sugrue
    Saul Alinsky: The activist who terrifies the rightNewt and other conservatives are obsessed with tying Obama to Saul Alinsky. Here's where their hatred comes from By Thomas J Sugrue Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 8:00 AM 18:51:25 EST **SNIP** By his own admission, Obama had a rough time being a community organizer. “Sometimes I called a meeting, and nobody showed up,” he recalled. **SNIP** For his part, Alinsky, who died in 1972, never had much patience for elected officials: Change would not come from top-down leadership, but rather from pressure from below. In his view, politicians took the path of least...
  • Gaza human rights activist stabbed for exposing Hamas use of human shields

    01/18/2012 5:21:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/18/12 | Carl In Jerusalem
    You have to love Hamas. They're just so subtle. Hamas has sent some of its goons to attack Mahmoud Abu Rahma after Abu Rahma exposed Hamas' use of Gaza citizens as human shields. The stabbing in Gaza of a Palestinian rights activist after he exposed Hamas' contempt for its own people by using them as human shields, and after he criticized the radical Islamic group for torture, abuse and trampling free speech, should be strongly condemned by the United Nations—both as an attack on the victim’s human rights, and on the idea of freedom of expression. Masked attackers on Friday...
  • No Confidence in Our Judiciary

    11/18/2011 3:28:29 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 10 replies
    11/18/11 | originalbuckeye
    1. There is no confidence in our judiciary when a Supreme Court Justice does not bother to recuse herself when she had direct involvement in the issue before the court.
  • Oklahoma 'Occupy' groups have rough week following death, arrests

    11/02/2011 6:45:01 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 10 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | November 2, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s already been a rough week for the two main “Occupy” groups in Oklahoma, with a death at Occupy OKC and a heavy-handed response to Occupy Tulsa by the Tulsa Police Department early this morning. First, at Occupy OKC in Kerr Park on Oct. 31, police responded to the discovery of a body in a tent at the encampment. Identified only by his street name “Street Poet,” the young man had delivered a poem the day before his death, and “how the system had failed him,” according to The Oklahoman. Our sources informed us that Street Poet...
  • Another New York Times Activist

    10/26/2011 11:34:46 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 24 Oct 2011 | Editorial
    Journalism: Is the New York Times a news organization or a front for left-wing activists? Reporter Natasha Lennard was filmed leading an Occupy Wall Street panel, offering radicals tips on keeping their identities secret. Openly. In a video that appeared on, Lennard, a Times freelance reporter who was arrested with 700 other leftists for shutting down the Brooklyn Bridge this month, revealed herself to be within the actual leadership of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement. Along with four other "comrades," she addressed a roomful of people at a bookstore in Manhattan, officiously advising the fractious movement on how...
  • Homeschoolers emerge as Republican foot soldiers

    10/04/2011 7:32:45 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10.3.11 | Andy Sullivan
    As the girls dig in to their math problems, Farrier contemplates the Republican presidential candidates who are vying for the support of homeschoolers like her. "They're wooing us. It feels really good," she says.
  • Saudi Arabia gives women the vote... but not until 2015

    09/25/2011 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:25 PM on 25th September 2011 | By Mail Foreign Service
    Women are to be allowed to vote in Saudi Arabia. K ing Abdullah bin Abdulaziz announced the change yesterday and also said women would be allowed to run in elections. However, the new law will not come into force until 2015. In a speech, the king said the move was in accordance with sharia law.
  • Billionaire Conservative Activist Charles Koch on 2012 Election: ‘We Have Saddam Hussein

    09/06/2011 2:29:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    abc ^ | 9/6/11 | Jake Tapper
    Not the White House, nor the Obama 2012 campaign, nor Democratic National Committee had any immediate comment Tuesday when contacted by ABC News and asked about comments made by Koch referring to the 2012 campaign as a repeat of the Iraq War. “We have Saddam Hussein, this is the Mother of All Wars we’ve got in the next 18 months,” Koch said in comments at a private gathering in Colorado in June, first reported by the progressive Brad Blog and Mother Jones Magazine. ”For the life or death of this country.” ADD Philip Ellender, President and COO, Government and Public...
  • Daryl Hannah Arrested at White House

    08/30/2011 10:32:30 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 93 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | August 30, 2011 | NBC News
    Much-arrested Hollywood actress Daryl Hannah was taken away from the White House in restraints Tuesday afternoon. Hannah was taking part in an ongoing protest against the unbuilt Keystone XL oil pipeline. "Sometimes it's necessary to sacrifice your freedom for a greater freedom," Hannah said in Lafayette Park before her arrest. "And we want to be free from the horrible death and destruction that fossil fuels cause, and have a clean energy future." Together with dozens of others, Hannah sat on the sidewalk in front of the White House and refused three requests from the Park Police to move. The group...
  • RealCatholicTV's Voris had 'no idea' about internal problems

    08/18/2011 3:37:03 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 3 replies
    CNA Catholic News Agency ^ | August 17, 2011 | Benjamin Mann
    Denver, Colo., Aug 17, 2011 / 06:12 pm (CNA).- Michael Voris, the founder and host of RealCatholicTV, says he was completely unaware of recently discovered troubles within his organization, involving a staff apologist's sexually explicit writings, and his nonprofit corporation's loss of legal status two years ago. “I don't know what the issue is on any of this stuff,” said Voris, who is currently in Spain promoting his unofficial “No Bull in Madrid” meetings during World Youth Day.
  • Activist shouts 'stop Israeli war crimes' during Netanyahu's speech to Congress

    05/24/2011 10:55:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Staff
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday was disrupted by a left-wing protester calling to stop the Israeli occupation in Palestine. The heckler was identified as Rae Abileah, a 28-year-old Jewish-American activist, of Israeli decent, who works with human rights organization CODEPINK. Abileah stood up from the gallery as Netanyahu was congratulating the United States for the killing of Osama bin Laden and shouted “stop Israeli war crimes.”
  • Change Durango To Cesar Chavez Boulevard? (San Antonio, TX)

    05/20/2011 5:44:21 PM PDT · by Dominic01 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    KSAT 12 ^ | 5/19/11 11:20 pm | Steve Linscomb
    SAN ANTONIO-It's been tried before over the years, but it never happened. Changing the name of Durango Boulevard to Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard. The change to honor the late civil rights leader would affect Durango from Interstate 37 here in downtown to 36th street to the west. It would cost the city roughly 100-thousand dollars to make the changes. The issue was put on the fast track by councilman Philip Cortez of district 4--one of four districts that would be affected. But the cost goes beyond just changing street signs. It's been called Durango since the 1880s. But this street...
  • Congress keeps Liu’s radical views off US bench

    05/20/2011 12:46:11 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 5/19/11 | Editor
    Unions spent an estimated $200 million electing President Barack Obama and re-electing Democratic majorities in Congress in 2008. Union officials ought to be ecstatic with Obama’s performance since then because he has delivered everything he promised the unions, and more. Obama’s largesse is all the more amazing when it is remembered that unions represent fewer than 7 percent of all private-sector workers. Fortunately for the country, Democrats in Congress don’t always share Obama’s loyalty to the union label. Consider Thursday’s cloture vote in the Senate on Obama’s nomination of 39-year-old UC Berkeley School of Law professor Goodwin Liu to the...
  • Gay rights protester dumps glitter on Newt Gingrich (Where's the arrest?)

    05/18/2011 9:24:53 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/18/2011 | by Holly Bailey
    Could Newt Gingrich's week get any worse? Just days into his 2012 presidential bid, the former House speaker has been under fire this week from fellow Republicans for trashing Rep. Paul Ryan's proposal on Medicare during his appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday--criticism that forced Gingrich to apologize. On Monday, an Iowa voter was caught on camera griping him out. And Tuesday, it was revealed that Gingrich at one point owed at least $250,000 to Tiffany's—an embarrassing detail that could potentially come back to haunt the self-described fiscal conservative's 2012 bid.