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  • Green activist lawyer burns himself to death to protest global warming

    04/14/2018 6:55:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 121 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | April 14, 2018 | Anthony Watts
    A sad case of self-immolation with fossil fuels, to protest fossil fuels A green activist who was a pioneering lawyer for gay and transgender rights — including in the infamous “Boys Don’t Cry” murder case — committed suicide by setting himself on fire Saturday morning in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.In a gruesome protest against the ecological destruction of the earth, David Buckel, 60, left behind a charred corpse and a typed suicide note that said he was burning himself to death using “fossil fuel” to reflect how mankind was likewise killing itself, police sources said. He left the note behind in...
  • Woman hit by cop car during Stephon Clark protest: 'They didn’t even stop to see how she was doing'

    03/31/2018 11:30:00 PM PDT · by BBell · 51 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 4/1/18 | NICOLE HENSLEY
    A Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department deputy hit a woman protesting the police shooting death of Stephon Clark and then drove away Saturday night, according to video and witnesses. A deputy inside the police SUV could be heard on a loudspeaker repeatedly demanding protesters to “back away from my vehicle” before the crash at around 9 p.m. The emergency lights on the vehicle, and another nearby law enforcement car, were flashing as protesters blocked traffic. A sign-toting woman could be seen crossing in front of the vehicle and motioning the deputy to stop as he lurched forward, according to video from...
  • Palestinian Arabs: Remove the Americans from Ramallah

    03/23/2018 1:05:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/18 | Dalit Halevi
    Palestinian Arabs demonstrated in Ramallah on Thursday, demanding the closure of the America House which, is operated by the U.S. consulate in eastern Jerusalem and located in the city of Ramallah. The role of the America House, which is established in 2010, is to disseminate American culture. The protesters demanded the removal of American workers and the closure of their offices, in protest of the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and its intention to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by mid-May, in time for Israel’s 70th Independence Day....
  • Pro-Bernie Sanders group cancels Hillary Clinton protest (@ Rutgers)

    03/19/2018 6:04:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/19/18 | ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    WASHINGTON — A pro-Bernie Sanders group has canceled an anti-Hillary Clinton protest, its organizer told NBC News on Monday. The event, created by the leader of a local chapter of Our Revolution, prompted backlash from Clinton allies, leading Sanders' top adviser to condemn it and disassociate his boss from the group, which grew out of Sanders presidential campaign. **SNIP** On Monday morning, Our Revolution’s high command called Faden, who then told NBC News she would cancel the event and was working to remove it from the website and Facebook. "I’m still going to go myself, just as a private citizen,...
  • Chicago Students Riot and Loot at Strip Mall During Gun Walkout

    03/16/2018 5:11:47 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 59 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | March 15, 2018 | Anonymous
    A crowd of Chicago students demanded gun control by rioting and looting on Wednesday. A crowd of students swarmed a south side strip mall during Wednesday’s National Walkout Day demonstration, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. “They pretty much trashed this whole area,” GameStop manager Robert Owens told Blue Lives Matter on Thursday. The nationwide demonstration, touted as a demand for gun control legislation, was slated to last for exactly 17 minutes, in remembrance of each of the 17 people murdered during the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Chicago Sun Times reported. Not...
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Takes Part in Anti-Gun Die-In Protest - Surrounded by Armed Guards

    03/15/2018 4:36:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 15, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo took part in a die-in protest against gun owners Wednesday in New York City. It would have been more impressive if the governor was not surrounded by armed guards.
  • Arizona state representative arrested during ‘Dreamer’ protest in DC

    03/05/2018 3:45:05 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    KTAR ^ | March 5, 2018 | KTAR.com
    An Arizona state representative was among the dozens of people arrested on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Monday while participating in a protest for undocumented immigrants. Rep. Isela Blanc, D-Tempe, was one of the 87 people who were arrested during Monday’s protest, Tomas Robles, the co-director of LUCHA, told KTAR News 92.3 FM. Eva Malecki, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Capitol Police, told KTAR News 92.3 FM that 68 people were arrested at the Mall for unlawful demonstration activities and were charged with “crowding, obstructing or incommoding.” Twenty-eight of those individuals also were charged with resisting arrest, Malecki...
  • Silvio Berlusconi is confronted by a topless woman activist (Truncated)

    03/04/2018 12:46:08 PM PST · by Enterprise · 68 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4 March 2018 | IAIN BURNS
    Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been surprised by a topless activist while casting his vote in the Italian elections today. The woman, who had the words 'Berlusconi, you've expired' written in black marker on her chest, jumped onto the table at the Milan polling station as Berlusconi was voting.
  • Some Stockton students become violent during anti-gun protest

    02/23/2018 8:21:21 PM PST · by Mariner · 43 replies
    KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | February 23rd, 2018 | KCRA Staff
    STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) — At least five students were arrested Friday as hundreds of others from several Stockton high schools walked out of classes in protest of gun violence after last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school. Students at Stagg, Edison, Chavez, Lincoln and Village Oak high schools were walking along streets, creating traffic problems in the area as streets were blocked off. Stockton police said some students threw rocks and damaged both police and citizen vehicles. Five arrests were made, including charges of battery on an officer, resisting arrest, taking an officer's baton and vandalizing vehicles, including...
  • Poll: 16% of NFL fans say they won't watch the Super Bowl

    02/02/2018 3:15:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | February 1, 2018 | Daniel Roberts
    Super Bowl 52 is just a few days away, and after NFL regular season TV ratings fell by nearly 10% this season on average, one of the biggest questions pundits and sports media have is: Will the Super Bowl ratings be good? If the results of a new survey from Seton Hall University are to be believed, the answer might be no. Seton Hall surveyed 706 Americans across the country, via landlines and cellphones, from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31. The first question asked people how closely they follow the NFL. Of those who said they follow it "very closely,"...
  • TWITTER: Trump cancels London trip (Protesting Embassy “deal”)

    01/12/2018 2:47:11 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 38 replies
    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump ^ | 12 Jan 2018 | https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump
    Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!
  • 97-year-old WWII veteran takes a knee to support protesting NFL players

    01/05/2018 3:22:09 PM PST · by rey · 70 replies
    CBS ^ | 25 Sept. 2017
    Hours before NFL players across the league took a knee during the national anthem in defiance of President Trump on Sunday, one World War II veteran hosted a protest of his own — in his backyard. "These people have every right to protest," John Middlemas, a 97-year-old farmer from Springfield, Missouri, told his grandson, Brennan Gilmore, before kneeling.
  • Tim Kaine’s son placed on probation in Minnesota Trump protest

    12/28/2017 11:50:02 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    PioneerPress ^ | 12/28/17 | AP
    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine’s youngest son has been placed on probation and ordered to pay $236 in fines and fees in connection with his arrest following a rally for President Donald Trump in Minnesota. Linwood “Woody” Kaine, of Minneapolis, was among eight people arrested in the St. Paul rally in March. He pleaded guilty to a charge of obstructing the legal process and received a 90-day sentence, with 86 days suspended. He served four days in jail.
  • What Happened to Protest Art?

    12/25/2017 6:08:11 PM PST · by Mafe · 13 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 12/25/2017 | Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna
    In September 1975, The Grateful Dead released what was to become its highest chart-topping album for the next twelve years, Blues for Allah. In an interview at the time, the group’s lyricist, Robert Hunter, described the album’s title song as “a requiem for King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, a progressive, democratically-inclined ruler (and incidentally a fan of the Grateful Dead) whose assassination in 1975 shocked us personally.” Hunter went on to note proudly that the lyrics of the album, inspired as it was as much by Bach as by Eastern influences, were printed in Arabic on the back of album....
  • NFL Team (Ravens) Says Anthem Protest Has Caused People to Stop Coming to Games

    12/22/2017 11:40:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 107 replies
    NTK ^ | December 22, 2017
    Baltimore Ravens team president Dick Cass sent a letter to season-ticket holders, suite holders, and sponsors about the noticeable dip in attendance at games this season, and cited the team’s protest during the national anthem as one reason. "The numbers [of no-shows] are higher, and it is noticeable," Cass wrote. "There are a number of reasons for the no-shows, but surely the one-time protest in London has been a factor." [Snip] The NFL's ratings have fallen by nearly 20 percent since players started protesting during the national anthem two years ago.
  • "Protesters Gone Wild": Woman Takes Off Top in House Gallery During Demonstration Against Tax Vote

    12/19/2017 12:18:41 PM PST · by Zakeet · 77 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 19, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    Prior to the House passing the Republican's tax plan, a female protester crashed the House gallery and removed her top. [Snip] NBC News' Johnathan Allen added the woman was still wearing her bra.
  • NY Giants Player Who Continues To Protest Tells Upset Fans What He Thinks Of Them

    12/03/2017 5:20:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    American News Hub ^ | 12/03/17 | Nick Arama
    **SNIP** “You hear ‘coward’ and ‘stand up’ and ‘disgrace,’’ Vernon told the New York Post. “It’s fine. As long as nobody comes on the field and touches me. You stay where you at, you’re going to be all right. They have a right. Oh yeah, I hear it all the time.” And then there was the advice: “If they don’t like it, don’t come to the game.’’ And the fact is the fans may be doing exactly that.
  • London Anti-Trump Protest Draws Dozens Of Supporters

    12/01/2017 7:07:03 PM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-1-2017 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Despite total saturation of the UK news cycle, the mainstream media’s “hysterical overdrive” failed Friday to motivate more than a handful of anti-Trump protesters at an organised event outside the U.S. embassy in London. As the nearby shopping streets of Oxford circus surged with pre-Christmas customers Friday night a small band of activists from Stand Up To Racism gathered outside the United States’ Grosvenor Square embassy to wave placards and chant slogans such as “No racist Trump — no state visit” and “Donald Trump stay away — racist, sexist, anti-gay”. The Twitter account of President Donald Trump has been treated...
  • State Rep. (Franks) among seven arrested during mall protest in St. Louis

    11/25/2017 7:45:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    KOMU ^ | 11/24/17
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A protest forced a large suburban St. Louis shopping mall to close for an hour on one of the year's busiest shopping days, and renewed concerns by protest leaders about how police handle demonstrations. Protesters marched Friday at the St. Louis Galleria mall. Richmond Heights, Missouri, police say seven people were arrested for failure to disperse. One of the seven also was cited for assaulting an officer. Among those arrested was state Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. Activist Darryl Gray says protesters were leaving when police forced a man to the ground. Gray says Franks tried to...
  • Report: Some NFL Owners Pushing For Teams To Stay In Locker Room For National Anthem Next Year

    11/22/2017 5:05:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 129 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 11/21/17 | Chris Chavez
    Some NFL owners are considering a change to the league's national anthem policy that would possibly keep players in the locker room when the Star-Spangled Banner is played before football games, according to The Washington Post. Any policy change would have to be discussed after the season. “I think that if players are still kneeling at the end of the year, then it could very well happen,” an unnamed source told The Post.