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    06/16/2010 4:43:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 35 replies · 725+ views
    SNIPPET: "The Turkish group IHH announced Wednesday that it will send another flotilla to Gaza comprised of six ships during the second half of July. On the same day, Israel added IHH to its terrorist watch list." SNIPPET: "An IHH press conference was held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, organized by Richard Howitt, a British member of the Parliament. During the conference, Howitt encouraged the EU to back the new flotilla initiative, stating: "If this terrible (May 31) tragedy tips the balance so that the international community finally insists on full and unhindered humanitarian access to Gaza, then some...
  • Navy: Activists tried to kidnap 3 commandos during Gaza aid flotilla raid

    06/03/2010 9:19:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 434+ views
    haaretz ^ | 6/4/10 | amos harel
    During Israel's takeover of a Turkish ship in the Gaza-bound aid flotilla this week, some passengers tried to take captive three commandos who lost consciousness as a result of the activists' blows, according to early findings of a navy investigation. The three were dragged into one of the passenger halls below deck and were held there for several minutes. After dozens of other commandos began searching the ship, the Mavi Marmara, the three soldiers regained consciousness and managed to join their comrades.
  • [Video]Close Up Footage of Mavi Marmara Passengers Attacking IDF Soldiers

    05/31/2010 12:56:06 PM PDT · by SJackson · 59 replies · 2,246+ views
    IMRA ^ | 5-31-10
    Monday, May 31, 2010 [Video]Close Up Footage of Mavi Marmara Passengers Attacking IDF Soldiers Close-Up Footage of Mavi Marmara Passengers Attacking IDF Soldiers 31, 2010 — Video taken by IDF naval boat shows the passengers of the Mavi Marmara, one of the ships in the 'Free Gaza' Flotilla, violently attacking IDF soldiers who were trying to board the ship after having sent repeated requests for the boat to change course. Large groups of passengers surrounded soldiers and beat them with metal poles and chairs, and threw one soldier over the side of the ship. Some passengers grabbed pistols from...
  • GOP Senate hopes ride with tea party activists

    05/29/2010 7:10:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 333+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/29/10 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON – In Kentucky, the Republican Senate candidate stumbles over a question on racial segregation. In Connecticut, the party's hopes rest on an executive who banked millions on female wrestlers in skimpy outfits. In Nevada, one contender wants to phase out Social Security and another suggests trading chickens for medical care. Welcome to the 2010 battle for the Senate. It's midway through President Barack Obama's term, and high unemployment, an outbreak of anti-incumbent fever and political history are pointing to strong Republican gains in the fall. Yet to a degree unimaginable a few months ago, the party's fate is tied...
  • ACORN disbanding because of money woes, scandal Comments

    03/23/2010 5:19:32 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 24 replies · 462+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 23, 2010
    The once mighty community activist group ACORN announced Monday it is folding amid falling revenues -- six months after video footage emerged showing some of its workers giving tax tips to conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute. "It's really declining revenue in the face of a series of attacks from partisan operatives and right-wing activists that have taken away our ability to raise the resources we need," ACORN spokesman Kevin Whelan said. Several of its largest affiliates, including ACORN New York and ACORN California, broke away this year and changed their names in a bid to ditch the...
  • Left-Wing ACORN To Disband

    03/22/2010 4:31:09 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 38 replies · 592+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/22/2010 | Ed Carson
    This doesn’t balance out ObamaCare for conservatives, but it eases the pain a little: The once mighty community activist group ACORN announced Monday it is folding amid falling revenues — six months after video footage emerged showing some of its workers giving tax tips to conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute. Well, at least they’re willing to accept responsibility. Oops. “It’s really declining revenue in the face of a series of attacks from partisan operatives
  • Whaling Activist in Custody on Japanese Boat

    02/16/2010 4:17:58 AM PST · by driftdiver · 25 replies · 589+ views
    Foxnews ^ | feb 16, 2010 | AP
    An anti-whaling activist from New Zealand was in custody on a Japanese vessel and will likely be taken to Japan to face charges after secretly boarding the ship as part of a protest, officials said Tuesday. Diplomats in New Zealand and Tokyo have been meeting to discuss what to do with Peter Bethune, who jumped aboard the Shonan Maru 2 from a Jet Ski on Monday with the stated goal of making a citizen's arrest of the ship's captain, while handing over a $3 million bill for the destruction of his protest ship last month.
  • Belgian Activists Breach Security Around US Nukes

    02/05/2010 2:34:19 PM PST · by Flavius · 7 replies · 319+ views
    aol ^ | 2/3/2040 | aol
    A group of peace activists calling themselves "The Bombspotters" spent an unauthorized hour Sunday at a Belgian military base within yards of U.S. nuclear weapons, raising questions about the security of American bombs stored at foreign air bases across Europe.
  • Social forum activists talk of 'green' conspiracy (at the World Economic Forum in Brazil)

    01/27/2010 4:28:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 231+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/27/10 | Alan Clendenning - ap
    PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil – Leftist activists protesting capitalism at the World Social Forum claimed Wednesday that multinational corporations in cahoots with governments are trying to take control of a new multibillion-dollar market for reducing emissions that cause global warming. They made the accusation on the third day of the gathering of leftists that serves as an annual counterweight to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "The companies that caused the problems are saying, 'Trust us, we'll get you out of this problem,'" said Pat Mooney, a Canadian expert on biotechnology and biodiversity. "They're saying, 'Don't worry, because we have...
  • Judge rules activist's beliefs on climate change akin to religion

    11/13/2009 7:02:49 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies · 1,076+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | November 3rd | Karen McVeigh
    When Rupert Dickinson, the chief executive of one of Britain's biggest property firms, left his BlackBerry behind in London while on a business trip to Ireland, he simply ordered one of his staff to get on a plane and deliver the device to him. For Dickinson's then head of sustainability, Tim Nicholson, the errand was much more than an executive indulgence: it embodied the contempt with which his boss treated his deep philosophical beliefs about climate change. In a significant decision today , a judge found Nicholson's views on the environment were so deeply held that they were entitled to...
  • Mormons throw support behind gay-rights cause

    11/11/2009 5:48:28 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 31 replies · 1,151+ views
    hostednews/ ^ | 3 hours ago | ERIC GORSKI
    It looked like a stunning reversal: the same church that helped defeat gay marriage in California standing with gay-rights activists on an anti-discrimination law in its own backyard. On Tuesday night, after a series of clandestine meetings between local gay-rights backers and Mormons in Salt Lake City, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced it would support proposed city laws that would prohibit discrimination against gays in housing and employment. The ordinances passed and history was made: It marked the first time the Salt Lake City-based church had supported gay-rights legislation.
  • American Response To House...Strike!

    11/08/2009 8:49:41 AM PST · by Wpin · 193 replies · 4,565+ views
    Vanity ^ | November 8, 2009 | Wpin
    Okay, we are all disgusted, dispirited, angry, and not sure of what to do next. Evidently, the Tyrants in the democrat party do not care if we have Tea Party's, they mock us. They don't care if they lose some elections, they mock us. They persecute our leaders and they mock us. How can we hit back? Tea Party's are good, but they have been relatively inaffective. We are ignored or mocked. Let's consider hitting these bastards where it will really count, let's call for a national strike by the people! Not a union strike, this is an American people...
  • Immigrant activists call out 'Illegal Alien' costumes

    10/18/2009 1:40:56 PM PDT · by fuzzybutt · 22 replies · 990+ views ^ | October 17, 2009 | Edmund DeMarche
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Immigrant rights activists are calling on U.S. retailers to stop selling two controversial "Illegal Alien" costumes that have surfaced for Halloween, saying the outfits are a broadside attack on illegal immigrants. The "Illegal Alien Adult Costume," manufactured by Forum novelties, includes an orange jumpsuit, similar to prison garb, with "Illegal Alien" stamped in black across the chest; a space alien mask; and a fake Green Card. The "Illegal Alien Mask with Hat" also includes a space alien mask, this time with a dark handlebar mustache and a baseball cap
  • Caption the gay activists protesting in DC

    10/12/2009 1:18:08 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 46 replies · 2,682+ views
    Activists yell during a protest in Washington, DC. Thousands of gay rights activists marched on Washington to call for homosexual rights, a day after President Barack Obama vowed to repeal a ban on gays serving openly in the US military. Doug Armstrong, 35, of Washington, left, blows bubbles at Arundhati Baden-Mayer Eidinger, 5, as she walks with her mother Alexis Baden-Mayer Eidinger, of Washington, center, during the National Equality March with thousands of gay rights advocates in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. Actress Cynthia Nixon speaks at the National Equality March in Washington, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009
  • Novartis: (Animal rights) Activists steal ashes of CEO's mom (set fire to Austrian hunting lodge)

    08/04/2009 9:53:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 411+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/4/09 | Thomas Brunner - ap
    BERN, Switzerland – Drug maker Novartis AG said Tuesday that animal rights activists have stolen the ashes of its CEO's mother and set fire to his Austrian hunting lodge. Swiss authorities, however, said they didn't know who was behind the attacks. In the latest incident, CEO Daniel Vasella's Tyrollean lodge in Bach, Austria, was badly burned early Monday morning. "It was arson with a professional fire accelerator," Novartis spokeswoman Isabel Guerra said in Basel.
  • Photos: Trial Begins for Iran Election Protesters (With Photos in Courtroom)

    08/01/2009 1:13:32 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies · 868+ views
    Payvand News ^ | 08/01/09 | Photos by Amir Kholoosi, ISNA; Report by VOA News
    About 100 Iranian activists and political moderates went on trial Saturday to face charges related to massive protests following the controversial presidential election. The semi-official Fars news agency published images of defendants sitting in a packed Tehran courtroom, some handcuffed in pairs. The IRNA news agency says the detainees are accused of conspiring against the ruling system, among other charges. Reports say some leading political figures on trial have retracted their claims that the June vote was rigged - the main rallying point of opposition demonstrators.
  • Activists seek unity, new definition of Black Power (no mention of white, brown or yellow power)

    06/14/2009 7:21:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 771+ views
    Final Call ^ | 6/01/09 | Ashahed M. Muhammad
    Activists seek unity, new definition of Black PowerBy Ashahed M. Muhammad Assistant Editor Updated Jun 1, 2009 - 11:29:08 PM MARIETTA, Ga. - At a May 22-24 gathering, the South became the nexus of Black liberation and political thought at the 2009 National Black Power Conference, which was headquartered at the Roberts Crowne Plaza, a Black-owned hotel just outside Atlanta's city limits. Organizational representatives from across the United States and those concerned with the future of the Black nation participated in the meeting. The conference was co-convened by longtime scholar Dr. Leonard Jeffries and Atty. Malik Zulu Shabazz, of the...
  • Marine Confesses He Witnessed Torture

    04/26/2009 6:20:31 AM PDT · by Eric · 155 replies · 7,695+ views
    Written by a Marine | 04/25/2009 | Ed the Marine
    Marine Confesses He Witnessed Torture My fellow veterans please forgive me. But I must purge my soul. I only ask that you reserve judgment until you read all of if. I only want peace for all and a world free of torture. What I saw in the military was much worse than water boarding. The prisoners were taken to a 12 foot deep pool. Feet weighted they were forced into the pool. Those who hesitated, were moved onto a plank high above the pool and forced off. They were to stay in this deep water for over an hour feet...
  • Sick Canadian Newborn Whose Parents Want To Use as a Heart Donor Not Terminal

    04/10/2009 12:01:03 PM PDT · by preciousbabies · 24 replies · 1,293+ views ^ | Thursday April 9, 2009 | By Hilary White
    TORONTO, April 9, 2009 ( - A two month-old child at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, described in the media as "dying," has defied doctor's predictions and continued to live after the removal of a respirator. The respirator was removed in the expectation that the child would stop breathing, and that her heart could then be harvested for transplant. Her parents have expressed their disappointment that another child who is being cared for at the hospital will now not receive their daughter's heart. ~Snip~ Kaylee Wallace was born with a condition called Joubert Syndrome, which causes a malformation of the...
  • Protestors halt speech on "hate speech"

    03/16/2009 10:23:46 AM PDT · by massmike · 36 replies · 1,568+ views
    MassResistance ^ | March13,2009
    This past Wednesday evening, March 11, renowned conservative author and columnist Don Feder came to the University of Massachusetts Amherst, sponsored by the UMass Republican Club, to give a speech on "Hate Crimes -- Fighting Bias With Fascism" - the myth of hate crimes and the liberals who propagate the laws targeting them. It promised to be an illuminating event. But the college homosexual activists decided that he shouldn't be allowed to speak. They boldly announced that they intended to disrupt the event, and campus police responded requiring the UMass Republican Club to pay $600.00 to hire 5 policemen to...