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  • Stand Your Ground: Protesters Divert 3rd Round of Buses from Murrieta

    07/07/2014 3:31:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/07/14 | Michelle Moons
    MURRIETA -- Demonstrators opposed to illegal immigration stood their ground again at the Murrieta Border Patrol station on Monday, where U.S. Border Patrol had been scheduled to transfer a third round of buses, with approximately 140 illegal aliens aboard in total, transferred from overcrowded Texas detention facilities. For a third time, the buses were rerouted to the San Ysidro, California Border Patrol station, near the U.S.-Mexico border, for processing. The demonstrators gathered in areas to the north and south of the Murrieta station after law enforcement blocked off the road near the station itself. Many told Breitbart News they considered...
  • Anti-Zimmerman Demonstrators Close 10 Freeway (Los Angeles)

    07/14/2013 8:39:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    CBS-Local ^ | 7/14/13 | staff
    CRENSHAW ( — Crowds of anti-Zimmerman protesters shut down part of the 10 Freeway in Crenshaw Sunday evening. About 200 demonstrators stood on the freeway to block traffic. Many held signs with Trayvon Martin’s likeness, other held signs asking for “justice” and “peace.” Traffic was stopped on the EB and SB 10 Freeway for about 30 minutes. There were reports that some of the protesters threw water bottles, batteries and rocks at police near 39th and Crenshaw.
  • Oakland Demonstrators Burn Flags, Smash Cop Car After

    07/14/2013 6:56:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul 14, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Crime Oakland Demonstrators Burn Flags, Smash Cop Car After Jul. 14, 2013 7:45am Madeleine Morgenstern SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman held largely peaceful demonstrations in three California cities, but broke windows and started small street fires Oakland, police said. The gatherings Saturday night ranged from a few dozen to a couple hundred people turning out to protest the verdict in the Florida courtroom over the death of Trayvon Martin, and police said some of the demonstrations continued into the early hours Sunday. The Oakland police dispatch office said about 100 people protested, with...
  • Islamist Leader: Egypt Revolution Achieved the Impossible (93 WTC Bomb Leader)

    04/20/2011 6:29:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Al Masry Al Young Youm English Edition ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2011 | Mounir Adib
    Jama'a al-Islamiya leader Omar Abdel Rahman, who is being held in a prison in North Carolina, US, in a 15-minute telephone conversation with his wife Aisha said “the Egyptian revolution achieved the impossible.” His son Mohamed said an officer from the prison called Abdel Rahman’s home on the landline first to make sure that his wife was there, and that her voice matched the registered "voiceprint." He added that a recorded message from the prison’s phone said the line would be cut immediately if any person other than Aisha talked on the phone. He also said that his father was...
  • Video: Demonstrators interrupt Rick Santorum speech in Oklahoma City

    03/04/2012 8:10:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/4/12 | Chris Moody
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- About 20 liberal demonstrators tried to shout down Rick Santorum while he delivered his stump speech on the steps of the state capitol building here Sunday, yelling "racist" and "fascist" at the Republican presidential candidate. The anti-Santorum faction began chanting "Get your hate out of our state" when the candidate started his address. Standing before a microphone at the top of the steps, Santorum ignored them and continued speaking. The demonstration lasted about 15 minutes. Santorum supporters standing near the front of the crowd tried to come to his aid by holding signs
  • Riot police surround Occupy Wall Street camp

    11/14/2011 11:11:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 15, 2011 | Tucker Reals .
    Police in riot gear surrounded New York City's Zuccotti Park late Tuesday evening, and distributed fliers to the Occupy Wall Street protesters camped out there for weeks ordering them to evacuate the grounds while maintenance is carried out. CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston reports the police fliers informed the anti-Wall Street demonstrators that they would be allowed to return to the park after the maintenance was conducted. The nature of the work, and how long it might take, were unclear. Live video from the WCBS news helicopter showed police surrounding the park, but there was no confrontation between police or...
  • The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers

    11/01/2011 4:01:20 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 31, 2011 | Zombie
    The Occupy Wall Street movement has received so much media coverage in recent weeks that it’s nearly impossible to keep abreast of all the developments. So many endorsements and criticisms coming from all directions enter the news cycle in such rapid succession that even the most dedicated news junkies may have missed out on many of the pronouncements. Supporters and detractors of OWS both might find it useful to have a handy all-inclusive list of who has endorsed or embraced the protest. To satisfy that demand, we hereby present a list of groups, organizations, individuals and entities that have expressed...
  • 'Occupy Oakland' demonstrators take to the streets

    10/25/2011 8:06:12 PM PDT · by califamily4W · 15 replies
    abc7news ^ | 10-25-11 | abc
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Police have blocked off Broadway in Oakland and told protesters taking part in this evening's "Occupy Oakland" march that they have five minutes to disperse. Several hundred "Occupy Oakland" protesters were marching from the main branch of the Oakland Public Library to City Hall to retake the space they were evicted from early this morning.
  • Cindy Sheehan arrested at Calif. Wall St. protest

    10/16/2011 1:52:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 16, 2011
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Police in the California state capital of Sacramento say that anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan was among 19 demonstrators arrested during a demonstration of anti-Wall Street sentiment. The Sacramento Bee ( ) reports that the 53-year-old Sheehan was booked early Sunday on suspicion of unlawful assembly and failing to follow police orders to disburse.
  • Demonstrators crowd Capitol in wild scene after Senate vote

    03/09/2011 6:54:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies ^ | 3/9/11 | Lee Bergquist
    Madison — Demonstrators crowded the Capitol in a wild scene after senators passed a budget-repair bill in a hastily called meeting Wednesday night that outraged protesters and Democratic legislators. Protesters yelled slogans and blew whistles as the Capitol took on the intensity and passion that marked the early days of the protests. Protesters demanded to be let inside, and in one scene at the southeastern entrance of the Capitol, scores of protesters pressed against the door as two-dozen police pushed them back. One protester got partly inside the door and was dragged in by the State Patrol. Outside, protesters chanted...
  • Wisconsin GOP Senator Glenn Grothman chased, trapped by hecklers

    03/02/2011 3:58:41 AM PST · by chickadee · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/1/2011
    This video may be disturbing for some to watch. To see people so far out of control . . . at the brink. The incident ended "peacefully" with the assistance of Democrat Brett Hulsey. See the link.
  • Pro-Mubarak demonstrators are targeting the press'

    02/02/2011 1:10:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies ^ | 2/2/11 | Staff
    Swedish reporters are held by Egyptian Army, accused of being Mossad spies; 4 Israelis arrested; Anderson Cooper is beaten up. Pro-government protesters and Egyptian military have attacked reporters from numerous media sources around the world during Wednesday's riots in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Two Swedish reporters were held for hours on Wednesday by Egyptian soldiers accusing them of being Mossad spies, the reporters' employer, daily newspaper Aftonbladet, reported. The soldiers reportedly attacked the reporters, spitting in their faces and threatening to kill them. Four Israeli journalists were arrested by Egyptian military police in Cairo on Wednesday. Three of those arrested work...
  • French Senate OKs Retirement Reform in Tense Vote

    10/22/2010 12:28:55 PM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/22/10 Filed at 2:55 p.m. ET
    PARIS (AP) — The French Senate, pushed into an early vote, approved on Friday a hotly contested bill raising the retirement age to 62, hours after riot police forced the reopening of a strategic refinery to help halt growing fuel shortages amid nationwide strikes and protests. In tense balloting after 140 hours of debate, the Senate voted 177-153 for the pension reform. The measure is expected to win final formal approval by both houses of parliament next week. President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative government, keen to get the measure passed and quell increasingly radicalized protests, cut short the debate and voting...
  • HUMAN EVENTS Reporter Assaulted at Leftist Rally (with video)

    10/03/2010 1:38:29 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 55 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 3, 2010 | Jason Mattera
    A liberal protester at the “One Nation Working Together” march physically assaulted a HUMAN EVENTS reporter who was videotaping Rep. Charlie Rangel (D.-N.Y) at the event at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The reporter, Emily Miller, was first hit from behind while she was taping Rangel as the Harlem congressman glad-handed supporters in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Miss Miller is heard on the video saying, “Please don’t hit me.” The protester proceeds to yell at the reporter, “Well get out of the way! What do you think this is? A$$hole.” The activist was attempting to meet Rangel herself....
  • Police arrest more than 500 at Toronto summit

    06/27/2010 2:36:39 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 79 replies
    hosted ^ | 6-27 | ROB GILLIES
    TORONTO — Police raided a university building and rounded up more protesters Sunday in an effort to quell further violence at the global economic summit after black-clad youths rampaged through the city, smashing windows and torching police cruisers. Police said they have arrested more than 500 demonstrators, many of whom were hauled away in plastic handcuffs and taken to a temporary holding center constructed for the summit.....

    07/01/2009 10:30:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies · 1,255+ views
    AGI News ^ | Wednesday, July 01, 2009 | Aggiungi ai preferiti
    (AGI) - Jerusalem, 1 July - Six persons who had demonstrated against the regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have reportedly been hanged in Iran, reported the Jerusalem Post, based on a telephone call with a source in Tehran. The hanging would have taken place in Mashhad. The news hasn't been confirmed, but the same source quote a sermon delivered by ayatollah Hadi Gafouri in which he urges protesters to be careful because they are risking their lives.
  • A Disaster Brewing For The Democrats? (DNC Convention in Denver)

    03/21/2008 9:20:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies · 3,334+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | March 21, 2008 | John Kavanagh
    In Denver. Denver is not equipped to handle any convention scenario other than a coronation, and certainly not the most (potentially) contentious national convention in 40 years. It is important to point out that the state of Colorado, and the city of Denver, is currently nearly completely controlled by Democrats at every level of government. This puts these locals in a box, politically and from a law enforcement standpoint. This sets up a scenario similar to Seattle 1999 WTO debacle. I happened to be living in downtown Seattle during that awful experience, and what stands out is that the city...
  • Action Alert! - Demonstrators Plan to Protest at Soldier's Memorial Service

    11/28/2007 9:42:11 AM PST · by libertynews · 50 replies · 102+ views
    Kitsap Sun ^ | 11/27/2007 | Ed Friedrich
    Members of a small Kansas congregation known for its anti-gay message say they plan to demonstrate during a memorial service Friday for a Bremerton soldier killed in Afghanistan. That comes following passage of a state law in January, which requires protestors to remain 500 feet or more from funeral processions, the grave site and the funeral home or building where a funeral service is taking place. The law was passed in response to protests at soldiers' funerals. The funeral is for Sgt. 1st Class Johnny C. Walls, a 1985 Bremerton High graduate who died Nov. 2 of wounds suffered when...
  • Sit-in silliness: The sixties are over, dude

    05/17/2007 8:51:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 867+ views
    At about 3 p.m. on Wednesday a group of anti-war protesters entered Sen. John Sununu's Elm Street office. By 11:30 nine were still sitting around, refusing to leave. All nine managed to get themselves arrested. No doubt they are proud of themselves, but the question is, what did this little stunt accomplish? Besides disrupting the work of Sen. Sununu's staff, the protesters achieved nothing. No one's opinion was changed, nor was Sen. Sununu's position on the war. Does anyone really believe the senator would change his vote based on the rude antics of nine peaceniks? Yes, the protesters received some...
  • Pro-war veterans group and anti-war adversaries warily promise peaceful event

    04/19/2007 7:50:19 AM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 26 replies · 1,218+ views
    Yes Weekly ^ | April 19, 2007 | Jordan Green
    Pro-war veterans group and anti-war adversaries warily promise peaceful event Police say World Can't Wait will have exclusive right to plaza Jordan Green News editor In late January, protesters swarmed onto the steps of the US Capitol and spray-painted antiwar slogans during a rally to pressure President Bush and the Democratic Congress to wind down the war in Iraq. That was the tipping point for Charles Gant, a disabled Vietnam combat veteran from Greensboro who volunteers his time with others who have served in the US armed services. "The silent majority is tired of the extreme left-wing viewpoint," Gant said...
  • Leftists Supporting the Troops

    03/19/2007 9:50:50 PM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 43 replies · 1,910+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | Monday, March 19, 2007
    Monday, March 19, 2007 Leftists Supporting the Troops Discovered by a reader at Indymedia, this was the scene yesterday in Portland, Oregon, as “anti-war” demonstrators burned not only a US flag, but a US soldier in effigy.
  • Caption Protestors of Bush in Mexico

    03/14/2007 1:27:44 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 9 replies · 312+ views
    An injured and bleeding demonstrator takes part in a rally to protest a visit to Mexico by US President George W. Bush in front of the US embassy in Mexico City. Bush on Tuesday promised his Mexican counterpart to seek change in US immigration policy, which affects millions of Mexicans and strains bilateral ties(AFP/Ronaldo Schemidt)
  • Gathering of Eagles

    02/08/2007 1:15:25 PM PST · by ViperAsh50 · 16 replies · 3,626+ views
    From The Desk of Viper News you won't see on MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC or ABC"You can't support the troops if you are marching in the streets against the war!"A Vietnam VeteranFebruary 08, 2007 'Gathering of Eagles' to protect Vietnam Veterans Wall By C.J. Raven U.S. Veteran Dispatch February 07, 2007 Leftist activists who march to the Pentagon next month will discover that their path won't be as clear as it has been in the past.The group, led by Cindy Sheehan, Jane Fonda, Ed Asner and their ilk, plan to gather March 17 at the Vietnam Memorial Wall to...
  • How U.S. Citizens Mysteriously March For Kremlin Causes

    06/24/2006 9:46:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 1,303+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2006 | Alan Cullison and James Bandler
    The rally last December was one of nearly a dozen paid-for protests organized by Russian émigrés in the U.S. in the past two years. They spent $150,000 to $200,000 in some months, accounting records indicate, to rally thousands of demonstrators near spots such as United Nations headquarters and the World Trade Center site. State-controlled Russian television, whose content is closely guided by Kremlin handlers, covered some of the events, often as the only news organ present, showing video of them on the evening news back home. Boris Barshevsky at a pay-for-protest rally in Queens, N.Y., last year. Organizers said the...
  • CA: Deputy snapped protest pictures - (Two officers, infiltrate anti-Bush demonstrators)

    04/26/2006 8:55:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies · 2,231+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/26/06 | Michael Fisher
    As dozens of anti-war demonstrators heckled President Bush outside an Indian Wells resort last weekend, a plainclothes Riverside County sheriff's deputy and another man moved through the crowd, the deputy waving a protest sign as the two snapped digital photographs of the demonstrators. Riverside County Sheriff Bob Doyle said that the U.S. Secret Service asked that members of his department's intelligence unit monitor the protest. Any photos taken Saturday of the protesters were snapped "under the auspices of the Secret Service," Doyle said. But Eric Zahren, a spokesman for the Secret Service in Washington, D.C., said the agency did not...
  • PHOTO THREAD: Immigration demonstrations coast to coast (stark visuals show scope of the problem)

    04/11/2006 8:10:40 AM PDT · by Wolfstar · 108 replies · 3,017+ views
    Ladies and gentlemen, the scope of the out-of-countrol illegal immigration problem is more massive than even those who've been warning about it for years may have realized. The photos on this thread are only a sampling of the hundreds available from yesterday's coast-to-coast demonstrations. They are intended to show -- in stark visual terms -- the scope of what we are up against. I think they also show that, in some respects, we have already lost the arguments so many have been making. We lost with immigration "reform" in the 1960's. More significantly, we lost in 1986 when President Ronald...
  • Police clash with Rice protesters

    03/15/2006 8:42:21 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 46 replies · 705+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 16 March 2006
    POLICE have clashed with protesters at the front gates of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music ahead of a speech there by US Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice. Anti-war activists were rallying against US involvement in Iraq as Dr Rice prepared to deliver a speech at the conservatorium. About 50 protesters gathered outside the building in Macquarie St and were met by police on foot, on horseback, and with dogs. Police used the horses to push the protesters back, as a police helicopter hovered over the scene. Police made no early arrests but had to go to the rescue of The...
  • Santa Cruz students nurture anti-war role - Pentagon listing has made them 'credible'

    03/15/2006 6:48:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies · 503+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 15, 2006 | Joe Garofoli
    Turning up on a Pentagon surveillance list has become a badge of honor for members of a student anti-war organization at UC Santa Cruz -- and made them a national face of the peace movement. ..........It was an April 5 counter-recruiting demonstration at Santa Cruz that led to Students Against War's national notoriety. About a dozen protesters entered a career fair in a campus building and surrounded a table where military recruiters sat, preventing other students from talking with them. More than 300 people demonstrated outside. In the jostling that ensued, a career-center staffer was slightly injured. The recruiters left;...
  • Immigration bill spurs protest - Demonstrators call proposed crackdown on illegal workers too harsh

    02/13/2006 8:31:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 723+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 2/13/06 | Sharon McNary
    Hundreds of people gathered along 40 miles of state Highway 111 in the Coachella Valley Sunday to protest a proposed federal law that would heighten enforcement targeting undocumented immigrants. In groups ranging from a few dozen to more than 150, the mostly Latino crowds of demonstrators cheered honking autos in Coachella and Indio; waved farmworker union, American and Mexican flags at a ritzy resort in Indian Wells; and held hands before a strip mall in Cathedral City. About 75 picketed the street in front of the office Rep. Mary Bono, R-Palm Springs, to protest her vote in December for HR...
  • Fighting historical vandalism of Thanksgiving

    11/24/2005 9:09:10 AM PST · by BellStar · 3 replies · 639+ views
    God's Daily Promises email ^ | 24 November 2005 | God's Daily Promises
    What Thanksgiving should be How wonderful it is, how pleasant when brothers live together in harmony! Psalm 133:1 NLT Fighting historical vandalism In an article in Focus on the Family's Citizen magazine, Douglas Phillips describes how he took his family to Plymouth, Massachusetts, a few years ago and was shocked at what he found. Atop Cole's Hill, the burial ground for Pilgrims who died that first hard winter, Phillips was startled to see a city truck pull up and men pile out carrying shovels. They told Phillips the city was placing a new monument. "Most revolutions are staged at night,"...
  • Demonstrators plan to gather outside fort’s Main Gate today (Leftist Loosers Stock on Stupid)

    11/20/2005 12:29:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 560+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — For the second year in a row, Fort Huachuca will be the site of a protest by demonstrators who say the Intelligence Center on the post educates soldiers in torture procedures. According to an e-mail received by the Herald/Review, “The United States is responsible for using torture and training other governments in the most modern methods of torture.” That comment was part of the nexus organizers of this year’s protest outside the fort’s Main Gate implying torture is part of training at the Intelligence Center. Post officials have continually denied any torture procedures are taught at the...
  • Anti-semitism

    10/12/2005 1:36:08 PM PDT · by Hunden · 229+ views
    New Statesman ^ | 10th October 2005 | Nick Cohen
    If you challenge liberal orthodoxy, your argument cannot be debated on its merits. You have to be in the pay of global media moguls. You have to be a Jew. On the Saturday of the great anti-war demonstration of 2003, I watched one million people march through London, then sat down to write for the Observer. I pointed out that the march organisers represented a merger of far left and far right: Islamic fundamentalists shoulder to shoulder with George Galloway, the Socialist Workers Party and every  other creepy admirer of totalitarianism this side of North Korea. Be careful, I said. Saddam Hussein's Iraq...
  • Anti-semitism

    10/12/2005 1:12:53 PM PDT · by Hunden · 6 replies · 543+ views
    New Statesman ^ | 10th October 2005 | Nick Cohen
    If you challenge liberal orthodoxy, your argument cannot be debated on its merits. You have to be in the pay of global media moguls. You have to be a Jew. On the Saturday of the great anti-war demonstration of 2003, I watched one million people march through London, then sat down to write for the Observer. I pointed out that the march organisers represented a merger of far left and far right: Islamic fundamentalists shoulder to shoulder with George Galloway, the Socialist Workers Party and every  other creepy admirer of totalitarianism this side of North Korea. Be careful, I said. Saddam Hussein's Iraq...
  • After Action Report of the "Secure the Borders" Rally Austin, TX 10/1/05

    10/02/2005 8:40:29 AM PDT · by The Bat Lady · 17 replies · 681+ views
    10/2/05 | the Bat Lady
    Sorry it took me so long to get this up. The day got away from me. Freepers joined with The Minutemen, Save our Taxpayers and Constituion Party to remind the leaders of our country that it is THEIR JOB to secure the borders. We had wonderful speakers that I wish I would reprint their speeches. 1st because we didn't hear them well and 2nd because they were so passionate and truthful. I tried to find a terrorist costume and was going to sneak across the "borders" but there wasn't one and they DID Have a great BAT GIRL costume. I...
  • DC bridges target of shutdown today

    09/23/2005 8:58:57 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 54 replies · 1,243+ views
    Pitiful, shameless vanity | self
    For those of you who work in DC, apparently one of the protest groups here in town, Critical Mass, plans to ride bicycles to the bridges during the afternoon rush hour and block them, "shutting down traffic." We here in DC are already the victims of a perfect storm. While Rita bears down on Texas, we can look forward to both the World Bank and anti-war demonstrators screwing up the entire downtown area. I have my "Help, I am surrounded by idiots" signs printed, and in my car.
  • Jesse Jackson visits Caracas, Venezuela - as blood runs in the streets

    08/28/2005 9:54:14 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 36 replies · 1,827+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Aug. 28, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Jesse Jackson's traveling circus reportedly flew to Caracas yesterday for a grandstanding visit with Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. The announced visit came in the wake of ill-considered remarks from televangelist Pat Robertson who declared that the U.S. ought to try to assassinate Chavez. Jackson went there to show Chavez he's a 'man of peace and goodwill' and probably wanted to curry favor with him, given the opportunity presented by Robertson. And what better way to look good for his U.S. domestic constituents than to be seen in an abrazo embrace with telegenic Hugo Chavez? But a funny thing happened on...
  • LA Protesters Call for the Release of Iranian Political Prisoners

    08/15/2005 3:53:31 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 53 replies · 599+ views
    sfgate/AP ^ | August 14, 2005
    LA protesters call for the release of Iranian political prisoners - Sunday, August 14, 2005 Los Angeles (AP) -- Hundreds of demonstrators called for the release of student leaders held since 1999 by the Iranian government during a rally Sunday at the Federal Building in West Los Angeles. The protesters marched in support of Manoucher Mohammadi and Akbar Ganji, who were arrested in a crackdown on anti-government protests at Tehran University in July 1999 and who have recently embarked on a hunger strike. The government jailed about 1,200 people during the crackdown. Most were freed soon after, but Iranian authorities...
  • Amnesty International calls for an urgent investigation into the killing of demonstrators in Iran

    08/06/2005 1:26:05 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 447+ views
    Payvand ^ | Aug. 6, 2005
    8/6/05 Amnesty International calls for an urgent investigation into the killing of demonstrators in Iran Amnesty International today expressed alarm at the cycle of violence in the Iranian province of Kordestan and neighbouring Kurdish areas, which has reportedly left up to 20 people dead, hundreds wounded. Hundreds of others are believed to have been arrested, including prominent Kurdish human rights defenders and activists. Amnesty International is urging the Iranian government to promptly initiate an urgent, impartial and independent investigation into these reports. The methods are findings of such an investigation must be made public. Officials suspected of responsibility for human...
  • A day in the life of President Bush & chaos around the First Lady (5/22/05): photos

    05/22/2005 3:22:36 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 266 replies · 5,417+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President Bush spent the day in Washington while the First Lady continued her trip to the Middle East. The President attended church at St. Johns this morning. In the meantime, Laura and her security detail had a few anxious moments during her visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories. Here's a bit of how the Associated Press writer, Nedra Pickler, described the situation: JERUSALEM - Laura Bush waded into Middle East tensions on Sunday during chaotic visits to sacred religious sites, where crowds and hecklers grew so rowdy that armed guards had to restrain them....
  • Liberal Fundamentalism: Who are the intolerant extremists?

    05/16/2005 6:53:07 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 641+ views
    OPINION JOURNAL.COM ^ | MAY 16, 2005 | Editor
    The emotions this movement inspired coincided with the one deeply moral political phenomenon that postwar America has experienced--Martin Luther King's civil-rights movement. The Rev. King's multiracial civil-rights marches and their role in overturning de jure and de facto segregation in the U.S. were a political and moral achievement. In retrospect, it's clear that the moral clarity of the early civil-rights movement was a political epiphany for many white liberals. Some have since returned to traditional, private lives; others have become neoconservatives. But many active liberals carried along their newly found moral certitude and quasi-religious fervor into nearly every major public-policy...
  • Liberal Lunatic of the Day (5/5/2005) David McClain

    05/05/2005 10:58:34 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 5 replies · 184+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 5/5/2005 | Beckwith
    David McClain, the interim President of the University of Hawaii caved in to a bunch of left-wing, faculty-led students that had occupied the university's administration building on Thursday, April 28. The demonstrators were demanding an end to the University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) project, which would establish a naval research facility at the campus.  Students, faculty and others who were involved in the protest oppose the university's plans to enter a five-year, $50 million contract with the Navy to establish the research center. McClain allowed them to stay through the weekend.  The building was turned into a combination dormitory...
  • Demonstrators Revel in Opposition on Big Day for President

    01/22/2005 1:27:42 PM PST · by Snapple · 11 replies · 653+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 21, 2005 | MICHAEL JANOFSKY
    Brian Becker is a communist and the organizer of all of Washington's demonstrations. He thinks North Korea is a cool place. "We think this is a significant achievement for the antiwar movement," said Brian Becker, national coordinator of a protest coalition called Act Now to Stop the War and End Racism, or Answer. "We have bleachers, a stage, a sound system, and we're right along the parade route. We feel we have succeeded." Never before had the Park Service granted a protest group dedicated space for the inaugural parade, organizers said, and Mr. Becker's coalition filled it with thousands...
  • Press Corps Booed at Inaugural Parade

    01/22/2005 11:36:21 AM PST · by Hugenot · 13 replies · 1,735+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Jan. 21, 2005 | Fr. Michael Reilly
    After attending President Bush's inauguration,'s Fr. Mike Reilly reports on a part of the inaugural parade you won't hear covered on the nightly news. The well-dressed, refined ladies and gentlemen from across the United States who traversed the streets of Washington this week for the president's inauguration stood in sharp contrast to the hordes of demonstrators sporting grungy jeans and do-rags. While the crowd at the inauguration ceremonies at the Capitol showed great respect to former Presidents Clinton and Carter, the demonstrators shouted obscenities to those attending the inauguration. One demonstrator shouted "F*** you" to Fr. John Wroblewski, pastor...
  • Inauguration: Free Republic (WaPo interviews Kristinn Online)

    01/19/2005 7:48:01 AM PST · by rabidralph · 93 replies · 2,326+ views
    Washington Post Live Online Discussion ^ | Jan. 19, 2005 | Some guy
    Inauguration: Free Republic Kristinn Taylor Free Republic Washington Chapter Co-Leader Wednesday, January 19, 2005; 11:00 a.m. ET Not everyone demonstrating Thursday will by rallying against the current administration. Members of the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic, a conservative Internet based discussion forum, will gather to support “Bush, the men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces and their mission fighting the war on terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.” Kristinn Taylor, co-leader of the Washington chapter, will be online to discuss the group's plans as well as their support for President Bush and his policies. Submit your questions and...
  • At least one idiot Canadian protested for free beer -- but others burned an American flag (photos)

    11/30/2004 3:51:12 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 82 replies · 1,973+ views
    This one is self-explanatory. Yahoo News caption: A U.S. flag burns on the ground during a candlelight vigil against the war in Iraq on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, November 30, 2004. The vigil was part of a day of protests against the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush. (REUTERS/Christinne Muschi)
  • Dancing in the Street

    09/03/2004 7:42:59 AM PDT · by claudiustg · 2 replies · 571+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 3, 2004 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    Last Sunday's protest march through the streets of Manhattan was an old-fashioned mass rally, and as the week unfolded and the cops arrested demonstrators around the city, comparisons were made to the famous Chicago convention of 1968. It has been more than 35 years since that notorious event, and with comparisons in the air, perhaps it is worth thinking about how the shape and content of the country's partisan politics have changed since those powerful forces were put in motion by the pitched battles of Grant Park... ...The Democratic children of the '60s--if not all, at least those who set...
  • They're anti-W but pro-who?

    08/30/2004 1:31:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies · 964+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 30, 2004
    The vast army that marched past Madison Square Garden yesterday afternoon yelling, "Bring the Troops Home!" and "Fox News Sucks!" and "Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!" were united by one great emotion: Contempt for George W. Bush. They denounced the President and all his works in blunt generic slogans and in distinctive New York-ese (my favorite: "Bush is a Tush"), and sang out "No more years!" This chant was almost the only hint that the marchers realize it is an election year. They hate Bush but they didn't show any love for his opponent, either. They didn't even mention him....
  • California Freeper Looking for some help w/ quotes

    07/06/2004 5:46:52 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 214+ views
    strange Cosmos ^ | July 6, 2004 | myself
    Strange Cosmos has an Iraq Quiz in power point format. I am researching some quotes regarding what these same people have said against the war and against President Bush. See also my comments below. Thanks!!
  • Hong Kongers March to Commemorate Killings of Tiananmen Square Activists

    05/30/2004 8:18:40 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 169+ views
    AP ^ | May 30, 2004
    Hong Kongers March to Commemorate Killings of Tiananmen Square Activists Associated Press May 30, 2004 HONG KONG (AP) - Thousands of people marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to commemorate the killing of students by Chinese troops who broke up pro-democracy rallies in Tiananmen Square 15 years ago. The June 4, 1989 crackdown, in which Beijing used soldiers and tanks against the unarmed activists, shocked Hong Kong, then a British territory. Hong Kong reverted to China in 1997. "Chinese people will never forget this incident," said Thomas Ma, an unemployed 44-year-old. "Using guns to suppress defenseless people - you tell...
  • San Francisco Rally - Anti-war demonstrators want troops out of Iraq

    04/10/2004 9:33:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies · 238+ views ^ | 4/10/04 | Matthew B. Stannard and Cicero A. Estrella, Chronicle Staff
    (snip)Between 2,000 and 3,000 people came to United Nations Plaza and marched down Market Street. Police reported no problems or arrests. International A.N.S.W.E.R. organized the "emergency" action last week after a new wave of fighting began in the Iraqi city of Fallujah. (snip) "The only way the United States is going to leave Iraq, which is very unfortunate, is if the Iraqi resistance militarily wins," said Joshua Deutsch, 22, a public health student at UC Berkeley with a "Long Live Fallujah" sign. Deutsch said he hoped as few U.S. troops are killed as possible, but "There is a right side...