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  • Why Were DHS Agents Seemingly Monitoring Multiple Tea Party IRS Protests?

    05/21/2013 11:13:06 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5-21-2013 | Jason Howerton
    There were multiple reported sightings of agents with the Department of Homeland Security at several Tea Party-led IRS protests in states like Missouri, Florida, Illinois and Indiana. The rallies that occurred across the country on Tuesday were sparked by the IRS’ unfair targeting of conservative groups — one of the several scandals the Obama administration is dealing with. What is unclear though is why federal officials felt the Tea Party presence required more than the attention of local law enforcement. These photos, one showing “armed” DHS guards, were reportedly taken at the St. Louis IRS protest:
  • TSA Now Storming Public Places 8,000 Times a Year

    06/20/2011 10:38:18 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 96 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/20/11 | Tara Servatius
    Americans must to decide if, in the name of homeland security, they are willing to allow TSA operatives to storm public places in their communities with no warning, pat them down, and search their bags. And they better decide quickly. Bus travelers were shocked when jackbooted TSA officers in black SWAT-style uniforms descended unannounced upon the Tampa Greyhound bus station in April with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and federal bureaucrats in tow. A news report by ABC Action News in Tampa showed passengers being given the signature pat downs Americans are used to watching the Transportation Security...
  • Pictures of G-20 Stuff - 9/24/2009

    09/25/2009 5:20:16 AM PDT · by Jaxter · 47 replies · 1,657+ views
    Self | 9/25/2009 | Jaxter
    Tried to get these posted last night but I had some technical difficulties. These are pictures I took yesterday afternoon roughly between 2:45 amd 3:45. I didn't see any violence and only saw one arrest. Some guy wearing a sombrero. The police were very professional and exercised great restraint. It was the Bush Doctrine - overwhelming force. Looking up Liberty Ave. torwards Lawrenceville/Bloomfield. One block over on Penn, looking the same direction.32nd and Penn Same intersection, a little closer Some of the sickos tried to sneak through between Penn and Smallman via Mulberry. The idiots in the orange hats were...
  • Liberal Blackshirts: Card Check and Carrie Prejean

    05/10/2009 9:20:54 AM PDT · by jay1949 · 9 replies · 517+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | May 10, 2009 | Michael Eden
    At the core of representative democracy is the secret ballot: when you go into the booth to vote, you vote YOUR values and YOUR will; not the values and will of someone who is out to intimidate you into voting any other way. But Democrats and unions think that kind of individual freedom is dangerous and unfair: better that everyone be forced to vote openly and publicly, so that their version of the fascist blackshirts can pay a visit to their home and “persuade” them to vote "right."
  • Netherlands: Extreme Left more Dangerous than Extreme Right

    04/22/2009 1:50:24 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies · 697+ views
    NIS News ^ | April 22 2009
    THE HAGUE, 23/04/09 - The AIVD secret service is concerned about far left and Islamic extremism. Conversely, there is scarcely any threat from the extreme right, according to the AIVD annual report on 2008. The AIVD warns that radical Muslims often wear a mask. The service "has observed in the past year that the well-known Salafist centres (...) express themselves more moderately in public than in closed circles. Outwardly, they try to create the impression of fostering integration of Muslims into Dutch society, while behind closed doors, polarising statements are made that could have a negative effect on society in...
  • Protesters wreak havoc at S.F. mall (Solidarity with Greek uprising)

    12/22/2008 2:17:26 PM PST · by Crazieman · 46 replies · 2,021+ views
    San Fransicko Chronic ^ | Sunday, December 21, 2008 | Elizabeth Fernandez
    A band of demonstrators, many wearing black masks, stormed a bustling San Francisco mall Saturday evening, upending garbage cans and foliage and damaging crystal merchandise at one kiosk. An estimated 50 to 75 people were involved in the disruption at Westfield San Francisco Centre, police said. "It felt like random, vague anarchy," said Sam Cantrell, who sells sunglasses at a kiosk near the escalators on the street level where the protesters gathered. "Everyone's yelling," he said. "Some people started running up the escalator the wrong way. People were grabbing their babies and running away in fear." The disruption began around...
  • Protests Follow Riots in Danish Capital

    03/03/2007 10:57:50 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies · 679+ views
    AP on Verizon Central ^ | March 3, 2007 | Jan M. Olsen
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Some 3,000 people demonstrated Saturday against the closure of an abandoned building that has served as a center for anarchists, leftists and punk rockers, following two nights of riots that left parts of the Danish capital strewn with burning cars and shattered glass. More than 500 people, including scores of foreigners, have been arrested since the riots started Thursday. Authorities said 207 were arrested early Saturday following overnight clashes in which demonstrators pelted police with cobblestones and set fire to cars. Demonstrators marched peacefully Saturday toward the so-called "Youth House," where an anti-terror squad evicted squatters on...
  • Sheehan's rally disrupts Rove reception (one arrest)

    08/19/2006 10:06:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 163 replies · 2,580+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/19/06 | Angela K. Brown - ap
    AUSTIN, Texas - Chanting "Try Rove for treason," Cindy Sheehan and more than 50 other war protesters disrupted a reception before President Bush's top adviser Karl Rove spoke at a fundraiser Saturday. One woman was arrested during a scuffle with police after Sheehan and the anti-war demonstrators rushed toward the closed doors and kept chanting loudly after the guests went into the dinner. Rove was speaking to the Associated Republicans of Texas, and ticket prices started at $200. He was not in the Renaissance Hotel lobby during the reception. "I want him arrested. He planned the war that killed my...
  • “Yushchenko is the president of a half of Ukraine”

    12/12/2005 6:45:45 PM PST · by jb6 · 4 replies · 365+ views
    Regnum ^ | December 13, 2005
    On November 28, the Crimean “Breakthrough” (“Proryv”) youth union declared that it started “radical and tough forms of their activities.” As the press office of the union stated, “when the state violates constitutional rights of citizens… ‘Breakthrough’ declares that it plans to defend them by any means. If the president can’t be the guarantor of the Constitution, ‘Breakthrough’ reserves the right to defend the constitution against any official or security agencies.” According the leaders of “Breakthrough”, “the attitude of new authorities to their citizens looks more and more cynical: even by the revolt, ‘the oranges’ denounced the rule of law...
  • Promoting worlwide defeat (The truth about today's DC protest)

    09/24/2005 7:18:04 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies · 1,394+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 09-22-05 | William Hawkins
    Promoting worldwide defeat By William Hawkins Published September 22, 2005 Before Hurricane Katrina took center stage, President George W. Bush was making speeches in support of the war in Iraq. While commemorating the U.S. victory in World War II at San Diego Aug. 30, he warned of the al Qaeda strategy in Iraq, "They want us to retreat so they can topple governments in the Middle East and turn that region into a safe haven for terrorism." He posed the question "Do we return to the pre-September 11 [2001] mind-set of isolation and retreat, or do we continue to take...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Moms tell recruiters: ‘Leave My Child Alone!’

    07/02/2005 6:08:14 AM PDT · by Alia · 253 replies · 4,596+ views
    People's Weekly World ^ | 06-30-05 | Tim Wheeler
    WASHINGTON — Megan Watson, leader of Mainstream Moms, is so angry at military recruiters for invading schools to sign up unwary youth for combat in Iraq that she and her group launched an online movement, “” “They offer these trinkets to lure our children to enlist,” Watson said in a phone interview from her home in Bolinas, Calif. “This is very aggressive, demographic targeting to have conversations with our kids that should not be happening.” All branches of the military are falling short of recruiting goals as parents say, in effect, “Hell no! My kids won’t go!” Watson blasted the...
  • A.N.S.W.E.R.'s response to Bush: Hit the Streets September 24! [Treason & Sedition]

    06/29/2005 5:23:41 AM PDT · by upchuck · 69 replies · 2,757+ views
    email | June 28, 2005 | ANSWER
    A.N.S .W.E.R.'s response to Bush:Hit the Streets September 24!Recognizing that the people of the United States have turned dramat ically against the war and occupation of Iraq, Bush went on national televi sion tonight to defend his imperial foreign policy. He repea tedly invoked September 11 as a pretext for the criminal and illegal war ag ainst Iraq. Bush took to the airwaves tonight because the antiwar m ovement is growing in strength. Our power poses a major poli tical obstacle to the continuation of the war and occupation. Now Bush has taken on the additional role of Recruiter-in-Chi ef, urging young people to sign up for military...
  • City Under Siege as Anarchists Battle

    07/04/2005 4:20:44 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 33 replies · 1,349+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Mon 4 Jul 2005 | ALAN RODEN, LINDA SUMMERHAYES and GARETH EDWARDS
    ANARCHIST protesters brought chaos to the city centre today as they clashed with police in a series of violent confrontations. Every business in the city centre was advised to close their doors as riot police confronted protesters along Princes Street and in the West End. Bottles and plants were used as missiles as the violence spilled over into Princes Street Gardens. Police appealed for motorists to steer clear of the city centre. About 200 protesters, some dressed as clowns, tried to break through police lines after being corralled in to Canning Street in the West End as they staged their...
  • Mao More Than Ever (Boston communists say they want a revolution.)

    07/03/2005 12:41:16 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 117 replies · 2,757+ views
    The Boston Phoenix ^ | 07/01/05 | Mike Millard
    Boston communists say they want a revolution. Now they just have to agree on how to bring it about. A pimple-faced teen with Coke-bottle glasses and a self-satisfied smirk stands near the doorway of Harvard Square’s tiny Revolution Books. He’s skinny and draped in a large black T-shirt adorned with a full-color portrait of Joseph Stalin, the iron-fisted despot responsible, directly or indirectly, for the deaths of millions. "Stalin is my friend," the kid says, at once cockily and geekily, as he stares at the floor. "Yeah, yeah, but we can do better than Stalin," says the guy behind the...

    06/27/2005 5:22:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 220 replies · 11,324+ views
    Monday, June 27, 2005 | Kristinn
    At the culmination of a gathering of global 'antiwar' groups in Istanbul to hold court on the liberation of Iraq led by the United States and the United Kingdom, the jurors who heard testimony against the liberators issued their findings which included a declaration of support for the terrorists in Iraq who are killing American, British and coalition soldiers and Iraqis.The World Tribunal on Iraq is endorsed by leading leftwing organizations from around the world including American-based groups like Not in Our Name Project, United for Peace and Justice, Code Pink and International ANSWER.The war on terror has reached a...
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...
  • PETA Takes on J.Lo Over Fur Fashions

    03/12/2005 4:23:50 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 6 replies · 1,304+ views ^ | 3 12 05 | ap
    NEW YORK Mar 12, 2005 — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Jennifer Lopez to "Get Right" when it comes to fur. Lopez introduced her Sweetface collection during New York Fashion Week last month. "Please don't support Jennifer Lopez or her bloody business," according to a Web site that the animal rights group has devoted to the singer, actress and now fashion designer. "Many hot designers, including Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Todd Oldham, Marc Bouwer, and others have … created synthetic alternatives that are hip, humane, and easily available and don't turn animals into fashion victims." Calls by...

    02/11/2005 5:04:14 PM PST · by Stultis · 77 replies · 2,546+ views
    National Lawyers Guild ^ | 11 February 2005
    Organize for Thursday, February 17! The National Executive Committee of the NLG calls on all Guild chapters to organize and to take part in local actions as part of a "National Day of Outrage" in response to yesterday's Lynne Stewart verdict, which we see as an attack not only on our cherished colleague and fellow NLG member but also on all members of the legal community who represent unpopular clients and causes. We are calling for this coordinated day of action to be held next Thursday, February 17 in your cities, towns, and, if you are a law student, at...
  • New York civil rights lawyer convicted of helping terrorists

    02/10/2005 12:29:43 PM PST · by fidelio · 153 replies · 4,550+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10 Feb 05 | AP
    BC-APNewsAlert,40 NEW YORK (AP) - Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart has been convicted of helping an imprisoned radical sheik communicate with his terrorist followers on the outside. AP-NY-02-10-05 1525EST
  • D.C. Settles With Mass Arrest Victims (Pays off protesters!)

    01/25/2005 3:49:56 AM PST · by Timeout · 27 replies · 873+ views
    washington post ^ | 1/25/05 | Carol D. Leonnig and Del Quentin Wilber
    Here are some snips: The District government agreed yesterday to pay a total of $425,000 to seven people caught up in a mass arrest at a downtown park in September 2002....The arrests occurred Sept. 27, 2002, during demonstrations against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.... officers corraled demonstrators and anyone else within the boundaries of the park, on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, and charged them with failing to obey police. The seven plaintiffs were five protesters and two bystanders. Each will receive about $50,000 after paying the legal expenses of the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild and...
  • Protesters denounce Bush - Thousands rally in S.F., Berkeley against 2nd term

    01/20/2005 10:38:08 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 52 replies · 2,908+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/20/05 | Wyatt Buchanan and Patrick Hoge
    Several thousand demonstrators rallied at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco on Thursday night, protesting the inauguration of President Bush and calling for an end to the war in Iraq. After the rally, demonstrators marched along Market Street, effectively closing the street. Speakers at the rally gave fiery denunciations of Bush and his policies, with many shouting personal insults and some comparing his actions to that of the Nazis in pre-World War II Germany. "Today is a sad day in history. A war criminal has been sworn in as president," said Alicia Jrapko of International ANSWER, the group that organized...
  • The end of radical environmentalism?(Book Review: Michael Crichton's State of Fear)

    01/10/2005 1:32:33 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 2,213+ views ^ | 1 10 05 | Joseph L. Bast
    [State of Fear, by Michael Crichton. 603 pages. Published December 7, 2004, by HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover, $27.95. Available at] Michael Crichton, the author of The Andromeda Strain, Rising Sun, Jurassic Park and other block-buster thrillers, has penned a novel that could profoundly change the national and even international debate over global warming. It's long overdue. Crichton's State of Fear, with a reported first print run of 1.7 million copies, is an action thriller that doubles as a scientific primer on global warming and other environmental topics. Crichton's protagonists -- a scientist, a lawyer, a philanthropist and two remarkably athletic...
  • Invasion of the anarchists

    01/29/2002 10:14:21 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 444+ views ^ | Wednesday, January 30, 2002 | Michelle Malkin Conservative Columnists: Michelle MalkinQUICK LINKS: HOME | NEWS | OPINION | RIGHTPAGES | CHAT | WHAT'S NEWtownhall.comMichelle Malkin (back to story)January 30, 2002Invasion of the anarchists As if New Yorkers don't already have enough to deal with, they must now brace for the arrival of pie-throwing, critter-liberating, bomb-building, arson-setting, spell-casting, utensil-stealing cop-haters wearing giant puppet heads. This disruptive freak show will debut on Jan. 31 as part of something called the "Anti-Capitalist Convergence." New York City police officials expect thousands of these protesters to descend on a global economic forum being held at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in midtown ...

    08/17/2004 9:58:41 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 40 replies · 1,826+ views
    Defensetech ^ | 8/16/04
    Protesters have been targeting government and corporate websites for years. But when online activists strike at Republican domains during the G.O.P.'s convention later this month, the digital demonstrations might turn out to be more than symbolic, for once. In the past, activists have been able to shut down the website of, say, the World Economic Forum for a few hours. But the impact of such a takedown was nebulous at best: It's hard to argue the organization really suffered from a few-hour lag in posting its press releases online. In this year's presidential race, however, campaign websites have moved beyond...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Being Ted Rall

    05/05/2004 12:58:16 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 1,424+ views
    cox and forkum ^ | may 5th 2004 | cox and forkum
    Editorial cartoonist Ted Rall recently made the news for penning yet another crass cartoon, this one denigrating Pat Tillman, the football star turned soldier recently killed in Afghanistan. Rall painted Tillman as a racist, bloodthirsty idiot who was just another cog in the "El Busho" war machine. decided to pull the cartoon because it "did not meet standards of fairness and taste." Blogger Andrew Sullivan called for a protest campaign against Rall and yesterday offered this enlightening Rall quote: "The word 'hero' has been bandied about a lot to refer to anyone killed in Afghanistan or Iraq....
  • vs. TastyManatees- Weblogs Awards Anti-War is in the lead over TastyManatees! Vote!

    12/07/2003 11:47:53 AM PST · by TastyManatees · 17 replies · 732+ views
    Tasty Manatees ^ | 12/7/03 | Ryan
    Vote for Tasty Manatees, Don't Let win! Please take ten seconds to click on this link to the 2003 Weblog Awards and vote for Tasty Manatees. Apparently, Tasty Manatees is listed in the "Crawly Amphibians" category for some reason. I would really feel discouraged if more people voted for over Tasty Manatees! [2nd Update- has more votes for best blog than Tasty Manatees. Currently, about 1 in 15 of you are actually hitting the link and voting. Understandable, but please take ten seconds to make a statement that you do not agree with the rants of the...
  • Havana: U.S. Dissident Noam Chomsky Says Bush Needs Fear for Reelection - Praises Castro

    10/30/2003 12:33:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 1,344+ views
    Reuters/yahoo.comnews ^ | October 30, 2003 | Anthony Boadle
    Cuban President Fidel Castro, right, talks with an American intellectual and linguist Noam Chomsky, left, before the start of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences conference in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday October 28, 2003. At center, between Castro and Chomsky Cuban writer Carlos Marti looks on. (AP Photo/Cristobal Herrera) HAVANA (Reuters) - U.S. linguist and political dissident Noam Chomsky said on Wednesday that President Bush will have to "manufacture" another threat to American security to win reelection in 2004 after U.S failure in occupying Iraq. Chomsky, attending a Latin American social sciences conference in Cuba, said that since the Sept....
  • When Protesters Attack

    10/16/2003 10:07:04 PM PDT · by JURB · 36 replies · 736+ views ^ | 16 October 2003 | Evan Coyne Maloney
    For weeks, the Palestinian solidarity conference planned for Rutgers University caused controversy. The conference, the goal of which was to force the university to sell holdings in companies that do business in Israel, was originally to be held on the Rutgers campus itself. But after someone spray-painted swastikas on the buildings of some Jewish organizations on the state-run campus, the conference became a political hot-potato that eventually involved the governor of New Jersey. Some in the campus community feared that the conference would be a hate-fest that would only inspire more anti-Semitic acts. In a series of developments that aren't...
  • D.C. undercover operations blown?

    10/14/2003 11:07:08 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 73 replies · 1,080+ views ^ | Wednesday, October, 15, 2003
    A long-term undercover intelligence operation hangs in the balance as the District of Columbia appeals a circuit court judge's ruling ordering the Metro Police Department to reveal the identities of all undercover officers who have infiltrated and become active in a controversial anti-Bush group. As part of an ongoing intelligence operation, D.C. undercover officers had posed as activists and infiltrated the International Action Center, or IAC, and its affiliates. The officers attended the center's meetings, including those held in members' homes. Some of the officers have been on long-term assignment and continue to operate undercover and provide law-enforcement agencies with...

    10/01/2003 5:36:16 PM PDT · by Senator Pardek · 598 replies · 1,021+ views
    Drudge ^ | 10/01/03 | Drudge
    I haven't started a thread in about two years.

    10/01/2003 1:12:56 AM PDT · by kattracks · 88 replies · 1,603+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/01/03 | MURRAY WEISS
    <p>The American Muslim leader charged with smuggling $340,000 out of Libya was suspected of funneling cash from Osama bin Laden to blind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman in the failed 1993 attempt to blow up New York City landmarks, The Post has learned.</p>
  • Was it really a secret that Joe Wilson's wife worked for the CIA? (AWESOME Dirt On Joe Wilson!)

    09/29/2003 11:52:21 AM PDT · by Pubbie · 54 replies · 1,253+ views
    National Review ^ | September 29, 2003 | Clifford D. May
    It's the top story in the Washington Post this morning as well as in many other media outlets. Who leaked the fact that the wife of Joseph C. Wilson IV worked for the CIA? What also might be worth asking: "Who didn't know?" I believe I was the first to publicly question the credibility of Mr. Wilson, a retired diplomat sent to Niger to look into reports that Saddam Hussein had attempted to purchase yellowcake uranium for his nuclear-weapons program. On July 6, Mr. Wilson wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in which he said: "I have little...
  • ACLU Sues to Force Secret Service to Permit Anti-Bush Protestors to Get Closer to the President

    09/24/2003 7:39:57 AM PDT · by FreeTheHostages · 185 replies · 985+ views
    CNN ^ | CNN
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union asked the federal courts Tuesday to prevent the U.S. Secret Service from keeping anti-Bush protesters far away from presidential appearances while allowing supporters to display their messages up close.</p> <p>The civil liberties group filed the lawsuit in federal court in Pennsylvania on behalf of four advocacy organizations that claimed that the Secret Service forced them into protest zones or other areas where they could not be seen by President Bush or Vice President Dick Cheney or be noticed by the media covering their visits.</p>
  • 10 hostages killed in Colombia by Marxist FARC

    09/15/2003 10:06:25 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies · 781+ views
    ITV ^ | 6 May 2003
    Marxist rebels in Colombia have killed ten hostages, after the army bungled a helicopter mission to rescue them. The captives, including Governor Guillermo Gaviria and former Defence Minister Gilberto Echeverri, were killed as Government soldiers approached the rebel camp where they were being held. President Alvaro Uribe confirmed that one hostage escaped unharmed and two others survived but were wounded. No rebels were captured or killed in the failed rescue operation. Gaviria and Echeverri were kidnapped on April 21, 2002, as they led hundreds of peace marchers from Medellin to the village of Caicedo to meet with the rebel commanders....
  • Human Rights Activists or Aids to Terrorists?

    09/13/2003 10:03:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 586+ views
    Yuri Gottesman spent his summer volunteering in Israel this year, but instead of picking oranges on a kibbutz, he slept in a terrorist’s house that was scheduled for demolition and cleared roadblocks that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) had set up to hinder the passage of terrorists. "I decided that I really needed to be in Palestine in solidarity with the Palestinians," said the 24-year-old Jewish San Franciscan of his reasons for going to Israel. Gottesman is a member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a motley group of activists from around the world that converge in the West Bank...
  • Irish law firm in 'war crimes' suit (against U.S. soldiers)

    08/31/2003 4:47:00 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 21 replies · 382+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 09/01/03 | Ted Oliver
    The Northern Ireland law firm which represents most of the families of the Bloody Sunday victims is mounting a multi-million pound lawsuit against US soldiers over alleged war crimes in Iraq. Solicitors at Madden and Finucane will seek damages of $15 million (£10 million) in American courts after four members of an Iraqi family were shot dead at a checkpoint in Baghdad last month. Three representatives from the firm, which was founded by Pat Finucane, the Belfast solicitor shot dead by loyalists in 1989 in one of the most controversial shootings of the Northern Ireland troubles, have visited the Iraqi...
  • Jerusalem Post Report: suspected IRA bombmaker is a reporter

    07/14/2003 7:45:54 PM PDT · by Mr. Mulliner · 5 replies · 401+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 15, 2003 | Yaakov Katz
    Report: suspected IRA bombmaker is a reporter Yaakov Katz Jul. 15, 2003 The British media reported Monday that an Irish national who was arrested by security forces on suspicion that he came to Israel to train Palestinian terrorists, is a journalist and not a member of the Real IRA. The Shin Bet confirmed to The Jerusalem Post on Sunday that the man was arrested Saturday afternoon and was being questioned. Britain's The Observer reported on Sunday that a massive manhunt was under way for the Irish bombmaker, traveling on a British passport, who is believed to be a member...
  • California same-sex couples get tax break

    07/13/2003 1:27:16 PM PDT · by nwrep · 58 replies · 2,018+ views
    PlanetOut ^ | July 10, 2003 | Randol White
    California same-sex couples get tax break Randol White, / Network Thursday, July 10, 2003 / 04:20 PM SUMMARY: The state of California will soon give registered domestic partners the same tax break on property transfers as married couples. The state of California will soon give registered domestic partners the same tax break on property transfers as married couples. California's elected tax board passed the proposed tax rule change on Wednesday with a 3-2 vote that followed party lines. The revision will take effect in two months, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The State Board of Equalization's openly...
  • John Kerry to US Senate in 1971: "We are not best and brightest" & "Mystical Communism"

    07/10/2003 6:32:52 PM PDT · by nwrep · 17 replies · 3,628+ views
    Statement of John Kerry to US Senate April 1971: "We are not best and brightest" & "There is no Communist threat" HOW DO YOU ASK A MAN TO BE THE LAST MAN TO DIE FOR A MISTAKE From John Kerry's statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, April 22, 1971. I would like to say for the record, and for the men behind me who are also wearing the uniform and their medals, that my being here is really symbolic. I am not here as John Kerry, but as one member of a group of one thousand, which in...
  • Massive protest roils downtown

    06/23/2003 10:23:45 AM PDT · by bicycle thug · 30 replies · 576+ views ^ | Published 2:15 a.m. PDT Monday, June 23, 2003 | By Dorothy Korber, Terri Hardy and Elizabeth Hume -- Bee Staff Writers
    <p>The chaotic scene was a precursor to an even larger rally and march beginning at 10 a.m. today at the state Capitol. Organizers have taken out a march permit for 8,000 people. Their target: an international agriculture conference, hosted by the U.S. government, that starts today at the Sacramento Convention Center.</p>
  • Taking On The Neo-Coms, Part I

    04/30/2003 11:28:48 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 26 replies · 484+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 1, 2003 | David Horowitz
    How to identify the political left? Current usage refers to everyone left of center as "liberal." Yet what are currently identified liberals liberal about except hard drugs and sex? In regard to everything else, they are determined to intervene, regulate and control your life, or redistribute your income. Obviously, when terror-hugging radicals like Ramsey Clark and Communist hacks like Angela Davis are referred to as "liberals" – as they routinely are – the obfuscation works to their advantage and against the interests of veracity and democracy. The term "liberal" should be reserved for those who occupy the center of the...
  • Sport, sex and celebrity puts Mirror back on track (Forced to abandoned anti-Bush, anti-war hate!)

    04/29/2003 5:12:15 PM PDT · by Timesink · 4 replies · 818+ views
    The Guardian ^ | April 24, 2003 | Ciar Byrne
    Sport, sex and celebrity puts Mirror back on trackCiar ByrneMonday April 28, 2003 The Guardian Daily Mirror: first good news for paper since sales fell below 2m earlier this month  More jaw jaw and less war war appears to be the way forward for the Daily Mirror, after a week of "light touch" front page stories gave the tabloid a much-needed circulation boost.A triple whammy of sport, sex and celebrity saw the Mirror put on 31,000 extra sales last Tuesday, according to unofficial industry estimates.It is the first piece of good news for the newspaper since its circulation crashed through...
  • Death Threats Flood Anti-Hollywood Celebrity Websites

    04/21/2003 2:48:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 147 replies · 1,538+ views ^ | 4/21/03 | Marc Morano
    ( - The sponsors of at least two different websites chronicling the anti-war statements and activities of Hollywood celebrities, say they're being inundated with death threats from "anti-war pacifist" supporters of the celebrities. The sponsor of one of the sites, who would only identify himself as Tim C., said he has received nearly 100 death threats since starting less than two months ago. Tim's mother and wife want him to stop exposing Hollywood's liberal activists out of fear for his personal safety. "If they are anti-war pacifists, they're the most violent people I have ever met in my life....
  • Don't Turn Iraq Over to the UN: "No UN Mr. Bush, and particularly no Canadians."

    04/11/2003 3:49:16 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 9 replies · 662+ views
    The National Post via ^ | April 11, 2003 | Elizabeth Nickson
    Glad to hear that George Bush is still lukewarm on the United Nations. It appears that the age of bending over for this crowd of quasi-legitimate, whining third-rate bullies is fast drawing to a close. The sooner the better, for the Third World especially, since you and I can dodge the UN quite well thanks. So to George W., I say, let them hand out food and organize medical aid. Anything else? You do it, you're competent. And for heaven's sake, if there are Canadians begging to be included, like I don't know, say, Stephen Lewis, how about a nice...
  • From Kuwait, a Retired General Plans a New Iraq (targeted by Left)

    04/11/2003 11:56:41 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 11 replies · 380+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2003 | Michael Dobbs
    (Excerpts from the Washington Post) A few months ago, Jay Garner was leading a quiet and very comfortable life in an upscale Orlando suburb not far from Disney World. Today, the retired three-star general has one of the most high-profile jobs in the world: launching the U.S. attempt to rebuild Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Named by the Pentagon to head reconstruction efforts in Iraq, the former military troubleshooter won high marks for running a very successful humanitarian relief operation in northern Iraq after the 1991 Persian Gulf War. But he has also stirred controversy, particularly in the...
  • British peace activist shot in Gaza Strip (Member of same group as Rachel Corrie)

    04/11/2003 8:15:07 AM PDT · by Asher · 80 replies · 500+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 11, 2003
    Apr. 11, 2003 British peace activist shot in Gaza Strip (UPDATE) By THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF IDF troops shot a British peace activist working as a human shield with the International Solidarity Movement on Friday, witnesses said. The man was reportedly standing in between Israeli troops and a group of Palestinian children when soldiers opened fire, said Khalil Abdullah, an activist with the pro-Palestinian group. The IDF had no immediate comment. "A group of ISM people were trying to set up a small protest tent alongside a road used by the army. The soldiers opened fire," said Abdullah who...