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  • 'Gunfire heard' as Iran police clash with protesters

    12/07/2009 9:16:39 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 572+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12/7/09 | BBC
    Iranian security forces have clashed violently with opposition supporters in central Tehran, witnesses say. Police used batons and tear gas, according to the witnesses. There were also unconfirmed reports of security forces using live rounds. State media confirmed there had been clashes, though a foreign media ban means details are hard to verify. The violence came on the day that Iran holds an annual commemoration for the killing of three students in 1953. Early on Monday, hundreds of Iranian police were reported to have surrounded Tehran University to try to block protests. Iranian security forces, including the elite Revolutionary Guards,...
  • Yonhap: Two Koreas' naval forces clash in West Sea. More soon.

    11/09/2009 7:18:49 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 10 replies · 1,382+ views
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  • G-20 opponents, police clash on Pittsburgh streets

    09/24/2009 8:20:46 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 66 replies · 3,881+ views
    The Associated Press (hosted on Google) ^ | September 25, 2009 | Daniel Lovering and Michael Rubinkam
    PITTSBURGH — Police fired canisters of pepper spray and smoke at marchers protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after anarchists responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks. The afternoon march turned chaotic at just about the time that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrived for a meeting with leaders of the world's major economies. The clashes began after hundreds of protesters, many advocating against capitalism, tried to march from an outlying neighborhood toward the convention center where the summit is being held. The protesters banged on drums and chanted "Ain't no...
  • Ethnic clash in Chinese factory kills 2, hurts 118

    06/27/2009 2:19:54 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 469+ views
    BEIJING -- Ethnic tensions between workers at a toy factory in southern China sparked a brawl that left two dead and 118 injured, state media and a government spokesman said Saturday. The official China News Service said hundreds of workers at the Xuri Toy Factory in Shaoguan City fought for two hours before more than 400 police restored order early Friday morning. A spokesman from the Shaoguan City government said the brawl was due to tensions between Uighurs - Turkic-speaking Muslims - and Han Chinese, who make up most of China's population.
  • Tea Party Poseurs Sent By Left Working To Undermine Big Day

    04/09/2009 7:50:55 AM PDT · by PlainOleAmerican · 146 replies · 4,985+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 9, 2009 | Judi McLeod
    Sabotage moonbat moves to undercut America’s 2,000 plus Tea Parties has bypassed sneaky for sinister. “Just this morning, I received word that a new radical organization calling itself “A New Way Forward” has put together an underhanded sneak attack designed to undercut the popular uprising known as the Tea Party Movement,” Bill Wilson, of Americans for Limited Government (ALG), warned mainstreet Americans yesterday. “Simply put, their idea is to stage phony rallies throughout the country on April 11--made to look like they are part of the Tea Party movement--while actually opposing Tea Party principles and supporting the complete government takeover...
  • Samuel Huntington's Warning-He predicted a 'clash of civilizations,' not the illusion of Davos Man.

    12/30/2008 1:41:44 PM PST · by BGHater · 20 replies · 931+ views
    WSJ ^ | 30 Dec 2008 | FOUAD AJAMI
    The last of Samuel Huntington's books -- "Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity," published four years ago -- may have been his most passionate work. It was like that with the celebrated Harvard political scientist, who died last week at 81. He was a man of diffidence and reserve, yet he was always caught up in the political storms of recent decades. "This book is shaped by my own identities as a patriot and a scholar," he wrote. "As a patriot I am deeply concerned about the unity and strength of my country as a society based...
  • McCain seeks 'game-changer' in second debate clash

    10/07/2008 12:26:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 1,067+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/7/08 | Stephen Collinson
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AFP) – Republican John McCain faced fierce pressure in Tuesday's second presidential debate to grab a lifeline for his sliding campaign in the increasingly nasty White House duel with Barack Obama. The rivals will come face-to-face in McCain's favored town-hall style setting in Nashville, Tennessee, at 8:00 pm (0100 GMT) after the Republican's barrage on Obama's character ignited a war of words with the pace-setting Democrat. Exactly four weeks before the election on November 4, the debate marks one of Arizona Senator McCain's last chances to transform a race which seems to be sliding away, with Obama profiting...
  • UK Unveils Lessons for Muslims

    07/18/2008 9:14:21 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 3 replies · 94+ views
    News 24 ^ | 07.18.2008 | SA
    London - Young British Muslims are to be taught citizenship in mosque schools to prevent them from being influenced by Islamist extremism, the government announced on Friday. The new lessons will be tested in London from the start of the new term in September, and other areas with high Muslim populations, like Birmingham and Leicester in central England and Oldham, Rochdale and Bradford in northern England. The initiative is part of a package of measures, including a new board of academics, theologians and community leaders to advise on responses to tackling extremism, to show there is no conflict between being...
  • West Bank: 2 injured, 4 arrested in protest against fence

    06/24/2008 12:33:54 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 7 replies · 124+ views
    YNet ^ | 06.08.08 | Ali Waked
    Protest against security fence being constructed near Na'alin turns violent as Israeli, Palestinians, foreign nationals clash with IDF troops A reported 150 people participated Sunday afternoon in a demonstration near the West Bank village of Naalin, west of Ramallah to protest the security fence being built in the area. The protestors accused IDF soldiers of using tear gas to disperse them while the latter claimed that rocks were thrown in their direction. The demonstrators - Left-wing Israeli, Palestinian and foreign nationals - have gathered on land due to be confiscated to allow for a fence to be built around the...
  • Berlusconi Faces Muslim Clash

    05/04/2008 6:54:21 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 163+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-4-2008 | Malcolm Moore
    Berlusconi faces Muslim clash By Malcolm Moore in Rome Last Updated: 11:38PM BST 04/05/2008 Silvio Berlusconi is facing a row with the Muslim world over his plans to appoint a member of the far-Right to his cabinet. Roberto Calderoli, 52, a senior member of the Northern League, enraged Muslims two years ago during the row over a set of Danish cartoons featuring the Prophet Mohammed. He appeared on television wearing a T-shirt printed with one of the cartoons. The Italian consulate in Libya was set on fire and 11 people died in riots. Mr Calderoli has also threatened to...
  • The Clash

    01/24/2008 12:23:54 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 27 replies · 97+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 6, 2008 | FOUAD AJAMI
    It would have been unlike Samuel P. Huntington to say “I told you so” after 9/11. He is too austere and serious a man, with a legendary career as arguably the most influential and original political scientist of the last half century — always swimming against the current of prevailing opinion. In the 1990s, first in an article in the magazine Foreign Affairs, then in a book published in 1996 under the title “The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order,” he had come forth with a thesis that ran counter to the zeitgeist of the era and...
  • Fred Thompson, Huckabee Clash at Debate

    01/11/2008 10:34:38 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 55 replies · 38+ views ^ | Jan 11,2008 |
    Fred Thompson, Huckabee Clash at Debate Friday, January 11, 2008 1:05 PM By: Newsmax Staff Article Font Size   Fred Thompson went on the attack against Mike Huckabee at Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, sharply criticizing the candidate he clearly sees as a rival for the evangelical vote in South Carolina. In the debate sponsored by Fox News and the South Carolina Republican Party, the heated exchange went like this: THOMPSON: “This is a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party and its future. On the one hand, you have the Reagan revolution. You have the Reagan coalition of...
  • Eastern Europeans 'targeted by angry Asians'

    01/09/2008 2:21:30 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 60 replies · 466+ views
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 08 January 2008 | Tom Smithard
    EXCLUSIVE: A clash of cultures between Asian and eastern European youths is leading to increasing tension and violence on Yorkshire's streets, it is claimed. Some young Britons of Asian descent are now leading a campaign of intimidation against the new economic migrants from eastern Europe, whom they claim are taking their jobs. The situation has become so bad in cities like Bradford that a leading social think-tank has begun research into how to get the two sides working together. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has commissioned Bradford-based organisation QED to identify the causes of tensions between the two groups and improve...
  • Recordings Show Iran-US Clash In Gulf

    01/08/2008 1:48:00 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 40+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-8-2008 | SEBASTIAN ABBOT and LOLITA C. BALDOR
    Recordings Show Iran-US Clash in Gulf Tuesday January 8, 2008 9:16 PM By SEBASTIAN ABBOT and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) - Video and audio recordings clearly show Iranian boats confronting U.S. Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, and a voice speaking in heavily-accented English can be heard threatening that the American vessels were going to explode, military officials said Tuesday. The incident, which President Bush denounced Tuesday as a ``provocative act,'' was videotaped by a crew member on the bridge of the destroyer USS Hopper, one of the three ships that faced down five Iranian boats...
  • Clinton, Obama clash in personal terms

    01/06/2008 1:42:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 160+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/06/08 | Jim Kuhnhenn - ap
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton clashed Sunday in the slushy New Hampshire homestretch, deriding each others' claims to be the true candidate of change. Clinton told Democratic voters they should elect "a doer, not a talker." Obama countered that his critics are stuck in the politics of the past. At a raucous rally in a high school gymnasium in Nashua, Clinton skewered Obama for several votes he has cast in the Senate, such as his vote in favor of the Patriot Act and for energy legislation she described as "Dick Cheney's energy bill." She never mentioned...
  • Troops clash with Venezuelan protesters (use tear gas, plastic bullets,water cannons on thousands)

    11/01/2007 7:13:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 135+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/1/07 | Christopher Toothaker - ap
    CARACAS, Venezuela - Soldiers used tear gas, plastic bullets and water cannons to scatter tens of thousands who massed Thursday to protest constitutional reforms that would permit Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to run for re-election indefinitely. Led by university students, protesters chanted "Freedom! Freedom!" and warned that 69 amendments drafted by the Chavista-dominated National Assembly would violate civil liberties and derail democracy. It was the biggest turnout against Chavez in months, and appeared to revive Venezuela's languid opposition at a time when the president seems as strong as ever. Students promised more street demonstrations over the weekend, but no opposition-led...
  • Judge Rules DNC, Florida Clash Is 'Intra-Party Dispute' (infighting moves to Atlanta)

    10/06/2007 10:42:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 315+ views
    TBO ^ | 10/06/07 | BILLY HOUSE & WILLIAM MARCH
    Judge Rules DNC, Florida Clash Is 'Intra-Party Dispute'By BILLY HOUSE and WILLIAM MARCH The Tampa Tribune Published: Oct 6, 2007 TAMPA - The first legal challenge to the Democratic National Committee's refusal to seat Florida's delegates to the party's national convention next year was thrown out of federal court Friday. Calling the matter "an intra-party dispute," U.S. District Judge Richard Lazzara concluded the arguments made by Tampa-based Democratic voter and political consultant Victor DiMaio contained no legal basis for challenging the national party. Lazzara wrote, "The Supreme Court has consistently recognized that national political parties have a constitutionally protected right...
  • CA: Groups clash over illegal immigration at SoCal church (Sanctuary: Adios,Elvira. Howdy,Liliana!)

    09/17/2007 10:28:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 272+ views
    ap on Daily Comet ^ | 9/17/07 | AP
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. Dozens of anti-illegal immigration activists faced off against immigrant-rights backers at a rally outside a church where an illegal immigrant is being sheltered with her U.S.-born infant son. One immigrant-rights advocate was injured with a chemical spray during Sunday's confrontation at the United Church of Christ, officials said. Members of the anti-illegal immigration group Save Our State, which organized the rally that drew about 120 protesters and counter-protesters, said they had hoped to make a citizen's arrest of the woman, who has identified herself only as Liliana. Liliana is living in the church's former parsonage as part...
  • GOP hopefuls clash with Paul over Iraq

    09/05/2007 7:55:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 501+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/5/07 | Libby Quaid - ap
    DURHAM, N.H. - Republican presidential contenders voiced support for the Iraq war Wednesday night despite a warning from anti-war candidate Ron Paul that they risk dragging the party down to defeat in 2008. "Even if we lose elections, we should not lose our honor," shot back former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, "and that is more important to the Republican Party." Huckabee was in the majority, Paul very much in the minority on the debate stage when it came to the war, a politically unpopular conflict that has emerged as the dominant issue of the 2008 race for the presidency. The...
  • Calif. clash over GOP 'values'

    09/05/2007 7:23:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 587+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/5/07 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    LOS ANGELES - California Republicans are headed for a showdown over the direction of the party that could highlight national schisms over gay rights, gun control and abortion. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants the state GOP platform — the party's statement of core values — boiled down to as little as a single page focusing on lowering taxes, limiting the size of government and building a strong national defense. A centrist, the actor-governor describes himself as a "post-partisan" who wants to bridge the political divide that often leaves the state capital of Sacramento gridlocked. But some conservatives see his move as...