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  • Climate Change Protest

    05/31/2012 10:58:58 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 1 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | May31, 2012 | cfact
    Lord Monckton faces some useful idiots.
  • Students Press for Action on Immigration

    05/30/2012 5:59:03 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2012 | JULIA PRESTON
    Young illegal immigrants, saying President Obama has done little to diminish the threat of deportations they face despite repeated promises, have started a campaign to press him to use executive powers to allow them to remain legally in the The campaign is led by the United We Dream Network, the largest organization of young immigrants here illegally who would be eligible for legal status under a proposal in Congress known as the Dream Act. The young people are among the most visible activists in a growing immigrant movement. Their push to focus pressure on the White House reflects deep frustration...
  • Groups to hold pre-Democratic convention protest (freeloader warm-up)

    05/30/2012 4:10:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/30/12
    Groups to hold pre-Democratic convention protestAssociated Press – 7 hrs ago CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte has given permission to a coalition to hold a major protest the weekend before the Democratic National Convention. The long-awaited permits are being issued after the Coalition to March on Wall Street South collected petitions with more than 1,000 names demanding that the North Carolina city approve the Sept. 2 protest. The petitions were handed to city leaders this week.
  • VIDEO: Catholic students protest Sebelius' visit to Georgetown University

    05/22/2012 9:32:58 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 1 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 05-22-12 | TFP Student Action
    Watch the video here Introducing pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Georgetown’s graduating class of 2012, the Dean of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI) said: “She works every day to improve access to health care for our nation’s children…” However, the dean ignored the truth:  Sebelius promotes pro-abortion policies that turn the womb into the most dangerous place for unborn children to live in America. On May 18, as Georgetown University prepared to honor the chief architect of the Obamacare contraception mandate, TFP Student Action volunteers were kicking into gear for a prayerful protest at America’s oldest Catholic...
  • Seven women protest Rush for NOW's big day of protest.

    05/18/2012 2:40:46 PM PDT · by CometBaby · 46 replies
    The DC ^ | 5/18/2012 | Caroline May
    Seven women participated in the National Organization for Women’s day of protest against Rush Limbaugh in front of Limbaugh’s D.C. affiliate WMAL, Friday. NOW’s national protest day had been in the works since April 19, when the women’s advocacy group launched their “Enough Rush” campaign. Pairing with media watchdog Media Matters for America NOW is targeting local affiliates and local advertisers, Friday’s demonstration was touted as the group’s big demonstration of opposition to Limbaugh with affiliates across the country participating in protests. NOW has had Limbaugh in their crosshairs for nearly two decades, and they renewed their effort to get...
  • Social Protesters Return, Block Streets in Tel Aviv

    05/12/2012 3:30:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/5/12 | David Lev
    The summer “social protest season” opened Saturday night with a demonstration in Tel Aviv, attended by some 3,500 people. The demonstration in Rabin Square was the largest since last summer, when tens of thousands of protesters gathered in cities around the country demanding a more affordable cost of living. Protesters blocked streets in Tel Aviv, and demanded that the government act to end social injustice and ensure that the country's resources are more equitably divided. Police arrested five protesters. Smaller protests took place in several other cities in Israel, and protests were also held in cities throughout Europe, including Spain,...
  • Liberty's choice of Romney leads to angry student response

    05/11/2012 9:36:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 Apr 12 | Laura Bernardini and Dan Merica
    Liberty University students and alumni are accusing the Christian school of violating its own teachings by asking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints whose adherents are called Mormons, to deliver its 2012 commencement address. By Friday morning, more than 700 comments had been posted on the school's Facebook page about the Thursday announcement - a majority of them decidedly against the Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr.’s invitation, citing that the school had taught them Mormonism isn’t part of the Christian faith. “I can’t support Romney and I am happy I decided...
  • Bonfires in the Street in Lag Ba’Omer Protest

    05/09/2012 3:00:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/5/12
    Lag Ba’Omer celebrations overlapped with political protest in northern Samaria on Wednesday night. Residents of the Israeli town of Avnei Hefetz and neighboring towns lit their traditional Lag Ba’Omer bonfires in the middle of the street this year in protest of discriminatory policies regarding travel in the region. The main road to Avnei Hefetz has been opened to Palestinian Authority traffic, as have many other roads that for years were Israeli-only due to terror concerns. However, PA-only roads have not been opened to Israelis. “If the security situation is so good, why don’t they open roads for Jews?” one resident...
  • Generation Whatever: Protester Without a Cause

    05/05/2012 12:48:13 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 3 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | May 5, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Acts of public protests are nothing new. From time to time, certain trigger issues will emerge which cause the general public to rally en masse for or against or both on the topic. The 1960’s were defined by both the anti-Vietnam War ‘hippie’ crowd, comprised mostly of the younger generation, and civil rights marches in the sometimes bloody battle for racial equality. The neon, Cold War ‘80’s saw protests against nuclear proliferation as well as its use as an energy source, and South Africa’s Apartheid policies, along with the starving in Ethiopia, were the main social causes. Even back before...
  • Seattle issues emergency order following mayhem

    05/02/2012 7:22:28 AM PDT · by Baynative · 26 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 5/2/2012 | MANUEL VALDES and GENE JOHNSON
    May Day demonstrators who marched through Seattle turned violent Tuesday, with black-clad protesters using sticks and bats to smash stores and automobile windows.
  • May Day Eve Quickly Turns Ugly In San Francisco (Freeloaders smash car windows & store fronts)

    05/01/2012 2:39:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/01/12
    May Day Eve Quickly Turns Ugly In San FranciscoA day that is expected to be filled with anti-establishment protests all around the globe began early last night with a roving band of "anarchists" smashing car windows and store fronts in San Francisco's Mission District. The mini-riot (which was technically on April 30, but still) may have started as a "ruckus street party" organized by Occupy Oakland protesters who invaded their sister city ... The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News - 24 minutes ago
  • Protesters at US party conventions could be armed (Freeloaders with guns?)

    04/27/2012 2:56:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/27/12 | MITCH WEISS, TAMARA LUSH
    Protesters at US party conventions could be armedBy MITCH WEISS and TAMARA LUSH | Associated Press – 44 mins ago TAMPA, Florida (AP) — The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans: State law in Florida and North Carolina allows concealed weapons, including guns. In Tampa, where the Republicans will hold their festivities this fall, officials are starting to worry about people toting guns in such a politically charged environment. The City Council voted Thursday to ask Republican Gov. Rick Scott to help them temporarily...
  • Catholic Bishops Call For Two Weeks of Action Against Obama

    04/25/2012 4:21:57 PM PDT · by Fithal the Wise · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 Apr 2012 | Martin Gould
    Roman Catholic leaders are calling for two weeks of public protests against President Barack Obama's policies as they intensify their argument that the administration is engaged in a war on religion. The days between June 21 and July 4 have been set aside by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops which has sought to end the administration's contraception mandate, among other policies .... The bishops outlined their plan in an April 12 statement signed by Conference general secretary, Msgr. Ronny Jenkins. The statement entitled “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty” was drawn up by the ad hoc committee for religious liberty,...
  • LEGOs for girls has feminist group in a twist

    04/20/2012 8:20:38 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/20/2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    But the SPARK Movement objects to the "LadyFigs," the female version of the little figures who man the spaceships, trucks and forts children create. "Ladyfigs" are somewhat anatomically correct, which hypersexualizes girls, according to the group.
  • Fixing Destroyed L.A. City Hall Lawn After Occupy Protest (Paying for the freeloaders - again)

    04/17/2012 5:03:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/17/12
    Fixing Destroyed L.A. City Hall Lawn After Occupy Protest PRWeb – 6 hrs ago Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 - Southern California drought and historic sites landscaping expert Glen Dake, Landscape Architect at GDML, is part of a panel addressing the lawn replacement issue facing City Hall after the Occupy Los Angeles encampment was removed. He will explain solutions for replacing the lawn at the upcoming Municipal Green Building Conference and Expo (MGBCE) April 26, 2012. The Expo is Southern California's longest running and largest sustainability and green building event focused on the needs and concerns of municipalities....
  • Crowd protests immigration-enforcement proposal

    04/14/2012 6:21:33 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | April 13, 2012 | Don Jacobs, Matt Lakin
    Crowd protests immigration-enforcement proposal
  • Union joins Occupy for protests against public transportation cuts (thugs & freeloaders)

    04/07/2012 6:03:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/04/12 | Kevin Bogardus
    Union joins Occupy for protests against public transportation cutsBy Kevin Bogardus - 04/04/12 06:00 AM ET The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) will join demonstrations Wednesday to call attention to fare hikes and service reductions on public transportation systems. Members of the Occupy Wall Street Movement are teaming up with unions for the demonstrations, and events are planned in at least 15 different cities, including Boston, Chicago and Denver. The rallies, leafleting and candlelight vigils will commemorate April 4, 1967, the day Martin Luther King Jr., spoke out against the Vietnam conflict and linked war to poverty. Larry Hanley, ATU’s president,...
  • Protestors threaten historic Seattle bakery

    04/06/2012 11:17:32 AM PDT · by MountainLoop · 15 replies
    Kiro 7 News Seatle ^ | April 5, 2012 | Brandi Kruse
    A historic Seattle bakery has been targeted by a group of protestors who claim the owner has unfair labor practices. Borracchini's Bakery has been located in the Rainier Valley for nearly 90 years, and owner Remo Borracchini said his customers have become like family. Which is why when he started to get complaints that an employee was being rude to customers, he decided to let her go. "I said, 'We can't do this anymore, we just can't do this anymore," Borracchini said. "She said, 'You mean I'm fired?' I said, 'Yes, you are.'" The worker had been with the business...
  • Chicago activists protest immigrant detention plan

    04/01/2012 8:48:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Lauren FitzPatrick Sun-Times Media lfitzpatrick
    CHICAGO (AP) — Activists are finishing a three-day march through Chicago to protest a proposed new federal immigrant detention center.
  • Protesters disrupt financial review board hearing in Detroit

    03/26/2012 8:06:20 PM PDT · by petenmi · 16 replies · 24+ views
    DETROIT - The state-appointed review team tasked with combing through Detroit's money troubles reiterated Monday that the city is facing monumental financial strain and wants Gov. Rick Snyder to continues consent agreement talks with mayor Dave Bing. "We declared that the city of Detroit is under severe financial stress, that there exists within the city a financial emergency," said review team member Conrad Mallett Jr. "We still, I think the majority of the persons on the emergency review board believe that an agreement can be struck between the state treasurer and the mayor that will give the city a go-forward...
  • New York police eject Occupy protesters, arrest six (the freeloader spring thaw)

    03/21/2012 6:02:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/21/12 | Barbara Goldberg
    New York police eject Occupy protesters, arrest sixBy Barbara Goldberg | Reuters – 2 hrs 5 mins ago NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 100 protesters from the reawakened Occupy Wall Street movement were ejected from Union Square Park early Wednesday after a standoff with police resulted in six arrests. **SNIP** One person, Paul Schoechert, who refused to leave the park was arrested at 12:20 a.m. for disorderly conduct and violating a local law on park closure. The crowd continued to mill around the area and before dawn five other men were arrested for blocking pedestrian traffic, police said. Charges...
  • Obama to visit Cushing, OK on Thurs. morning, Protests planned

    03/21/2012 12:09:45 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 18 replies
    CUSHING, Okla. -- The President is scheduled to speak in Payne County this Thursday morning. It may be rural Oklahoma, but when it comes to pipelines, it's the Capitol. The President is expected to talk about energy, though many in that industry are not impressed. They are even planning to protest his visit, calling it a political ploy more than a genuine interest. Mike Cantrell with the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance says, "For the last three years he's been anti-fossil fuels." Mickey Thompson, an energy industry expert and political analyst, says, "He calls our industry an industry of the past...
  • Witness: Occupy protesters beaten during arrests

    03/18/2012 12:52:11 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 82 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/18/2012 | Yahoo
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — An Occupy Wall Street protester says police gave demonstrators little warning before kicking them out of a New York City park overnight and that officers beat several of them during the arrests.</p> <p>The protester, Chris Casuccio, was at Manhattan's Zuccotti Park on Saturday, where demonstrators chanted and held impromptu meetings to mark the six months since the movement against economic inequality.</p>
  • Protesters back in NY park for Occupy Wall Street anniversary (freeloaders look for goals)

    03/17/2012 10:03:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/18/12 | Chris Francescani
    Protesters back in NY park for Occupy Wall Street anniversaryBy Chris Francescani | Reuters – 30 mins ago NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 200 protesters gathered on Saturday in New York's Zuccotti Park to mark the six-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement and clashed with police, resulting in several arrests and three officers injured, officials said. At least four people were arrested, according to organizers. Police would not confirm the arrests but said three officers suffered injuries. Police did not provide any details as to the extent of the injuries. Organizers vowed that Saturday's rally was the...
  • Road to Repeal

    03/17/2012 1:22:48 PM PDT · by w4women · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 17, 2012 | Breitbart
    the venue The Road to Repeal Rally will take place at Upper Senate Park (Map). The rally will begin at 12pm noon and will conclude at 2pm. Speakers and Coalition Partners to be announced soon. Save the date and do whatever you can to make it to Washington on March 24th.
  • Health law faces its biggest test

    03/13/2012 8:02:57 AM PDT · by mykroar · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/11/2012 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    In two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the case that could lead to the biggest “I told you so” of 2012. The challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care reform law will result in the court either upholding it — giving bragging rights to Obama and congressional Democrats — or finding major pieces of it unconstitutional, setting off a political earthquake that would vindicate Republicans and conservative groups. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73864.html#ixzz1p0dOPaW3
  • Supporters rally in Raleigh for jailed immigrant

    03/11/2012 9:17:29 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | Mar 11, 2012 | RON GALLAGHER
    RALEIGH -- With posters and candles, about 30 people held a vigil Friday night outside the Wake County jail to support a man who was arrested Feb. 29 during a protest at a legislative committee hearing and is now being held for federal immigration authorities. Uriel Alberto was one of three people charged with disorderly conduct after a demonstration near the conclusion of a state House committee hearing on immigration policy. Wearing T-shirts that said "Undocumented and Unafraid," they began shouting after Republican state Rep. George Cleveland suggested illegal immigrants who come as workers bring crime to the state. Taken...
  • Anti-abortion protesters set for settlement (Abused pro-lifers get $385,000 settlement in MD)

    03/07/2012 5:14:53 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | March 06, 2012 | Mary Gail Hare
    The Maryland State Police have agreed to pay a $385,000 settlement to 17 anti-abortion protesters arrested by Maryland State Troopers four years ago in Harford County. The protesters, two of whom were 14 at the time, were arrested and processed and spent a night in the Harford County Detention Center. ... Members of the Alliance Defense Fund,... were holding up graphic images to passing motorists, claimed they were mistreated by the police and filed suit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore against Harford County, the town of Bel Air and seven local and state police agencies. The suit claimed...
  • Video: Santorum receives an unexpectedly unfriendly welcome from protesters in OK

    03/05/2012 1:37:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2012 | Tina Korbe
    It wasn’t exactly what you’d expect to happen in the reddest state in the country. This weekend, liberal demonstrators loudly interrupted Rick Santorum as he delivered his standard stump speech on the steps of the Oklahoma Capitol building: 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,...
  • Page witnesses protests on illegal immigration

    03/04/2012 7:53:39 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    GoDanRiver.com ^ | March 04, 2012 | Danielle Battaglia |
    A group of protesters who said they were illegal immigrants created a commotion Wednesday night in Raleigh as the N.C. House Select Committee on Immigration Policy spoke about recent arrests of illegals in Rockingham County. Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page was present during the protest. Earlier, Page had provided information to the committee dealing with recent arrests regarding drug trafficking in his county, and also supplied further information on the National Sheriff’s Association’s stance on immigration issues, immigration reform and border security. This was the group’s third meeting, and much of the focus was on the business side of immigration....
  • Illegal Immigrants Disrupt North Carolina General Assembly Hearing

    03/04/2012 10:42:08 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Ytube ^ | March 1, 2012 | Moonshinner_09
    Wearing bright orange t-shirts with “undocumented and unafraid” printed on the front, three Mexican illegals, disrupted legislative hearings in North Carolina this Wednesday by yelling at House lawmakers for what they felt were anti-immigration stances. They were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, but proving their t-shirt slogans to be true true, Cynthia Lizabeth Martinez, 21, and Estephania Lizbeth Mijangos-Lopez, 20, were released from jail after the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency determined that they didn’t meet "priority criteria," according to an official statement. The third protester, Uriel Alberto, 24, remains in custody because he has a criminal record
  • ICE looking for illegal immigrants at Aurora jail

    03/03/2012 10:38:58 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | March 3, 2012 | Associated Press
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say they are reviewing court summonses at the Aurora Detention Center in an effort to identify deportable illegal immigrants.
  • Illegal immigrant pleads with lawmakers Bill targets illegal immigration, drunk driving

    03/02/2012 4:40:27 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WWLP 22News ^ | 02 Mar 2012 | Christine Lee
    BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Sujapa, an undocumented immigrant from Honduras, pleaded with lawmakers Tuesday to reject a bill that targets illegal immigration. “It’s dangerous for me to say, but the reality is that families come here because it’s a life or death situation at home. We risk dying if we stay and the alternative is to come here,” said Sujapa, who would only give her first name.
  • Student protesters shut down most of UC Santa Cruz

    03/01/2012 1:25:37 PM PST · by SmithL · 27 replies · 3+ views
    Student protesters at the University of California, Santa Cruz, shut down most of the campus Thursday as part of statewide demonstrations against budget cuts to higher education. Hundreds of students blocked all entrances to the coastal campus and prevented vehicles from entering, said Josh Brahinsky, a graduate student and union representative who helped organize the action. The protest at Santa Cruz is part of demonstrations being held by college students at about 30 campuses across California and was scheduled to coincide with state budget negotiations, organizers said. Rallies, marches, teach-ins and walkouts to call on lawmakers to restore funding to...
  • Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal

    03/01/2012 2:32:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies · 5+ views
    Russia Today ^ | 2/29/2012
    Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it. The US House of Representatives voted 388-to-3 in favor of H.R. 347 late Monday, a bill which is being dubbed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011... In the text of the act, the law is allowed to be used against anyone who knowingly enters or remains in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to...
  • H.R. 347: Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal

    02/29/2012 6:52:08 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 14 replies · 3+ views
    http://breakthematrix.com/ ^ | 2.29.12 | unknown
    Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it. The US House of Representatives voted 388-to-3 in favor of H.R. 347 late Monday, a bill which is being dubbed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011. In the bill, Congress officially makes it illegal to trespass on the grounds of the White House, which, on the surface, seems not just harmless and necessary, but somewhat shocking...
  • Massive Tea Party Erupts Near Obama Fundraiser

    02/17/2012 4:51:20 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | February 17, 2012, | Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit
    Obama Holds Nob Hill Fundraiser… Massive Tea Party Breaks Out – Complete With “NoBama” Finger Wags
  • Protest Obama in Kirkland, WA Friday, Feb. 17

    02/16/2012 7:49:28 PM PST · by garjog · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Creative Anti O Protest ^ | Feb. 16, 2012 | garjog
    Attention Seattle area Freepers and America lovers: Obama will land in Marine One on the Northwest University athletic fields in Kirkland, WA at 11 AM Friday Feb. 17. He will have lunch with Bill Gates and buddies at 12 PM at the Westin Hotel in Bellevue to extort money for his re-election. I think that he will fly way about 2:15 PM from Northwest U. campus, which means he will be returning before 2 PM. The university is getting no payment for the huge inconvenience of jamming our wireless, moving classes and parking. 55th street runs east west bordering the...
  • Defend the Constitution and the Church. Protest Obama Visit

    02/16/2012 1:29:14 AM PST · by PanzerKardinal · 10 replies · 1+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | Feb. 15, 2012 | California Catholic Daily
    This Thursday, President Barack Obama will be visiting San Francisco for a fundraiser. This is a great opportunity for us to peacefully make our position known about his recent HHS Mandate. The President will be speaking at the Masonic Auditorium, 1111 California Street in San Francisco, Thursday, February 16, at 6PM. We will be gathering at 5:30 PM to show our opposition to his unconscionable violation of the First Amendment.
  • Hundreds rally against Alabama immigration law

    02/14/2012 1:49:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 02/14/2012 | ANDY BROWNFIELD Associated PressAssociated Press
    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Hundreds packed the Alabama Statehouse courtyard on Tuesday to rally against the state's tough immigration law, with organizers saying they chose to send a message on Valentine's Day that lawmakers need to love and respect immigrants. People bused in from across the state to demand repeal of the law that aims to be tough on those in the country illegally. Protesters carried signs reading, "Gov. Bentley, don't you have a heart?" "No Juan Crow" and "Una Familia, Una Alabama" while chanting in Spanish and English "no more HB56" (the bill that became the law) and "one family, one Alabama."...
  • UAW continues protesting right-wing social policies

    02/11/2012 12:02:11 PM PST · by madison10 · 24 replies
    Oakland Press ^ | February 10, 2012 | JOSEPH SZCZESNY
    The United Auto Workers plans to take part in more non-violent protests in its fight against what it calls right-wing policies that have hurt the middle class. UAW president Bob King told a crowd of more than 500 at the 75th anniversary of union's first contract with General Motors that more direct action like such as the Flint sit-down strike of 1937 is needed today. “They’re trying to shred the social contract,” King said at the event held in Flint. “We don’t spend too much. This is still a rich country The problem is we’ve lost our moral compass,” said...
  • Occupy protesters, conservatives clash at CPAC conference (freeloader children get in)

    02/10/2012 3:02:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/10/12 | Josh Lederman
    Occupy protesters, conservatives clash at CPAC conferenceBy Josh Lederman - 02/10/12 01:33 PM ET A brief altercation broke out between Occupy Wall Street protesters and conservative activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. A group of Occupy protesters who infiltrated the hotel by registering and paying for the conference blocked a television screen where an overflow crowd was watching Mitt Romney address the convention, their mouths taped over to symbolize being silenced. There was a brief clash between the protesters and conference-goers, who booed and yelled while shoving them out of the way. Security was summoned to the...
  • Occupy D.C. Protester Charged With Assaulting Cop Released to Halfway House (DeSousa)

    02/09/2012 4:16:20 PM PST · by Libloather
    DCist ^ | 2/09/12 | Benjamin R. Freed
    Occupy D.C. Protester Charged With Assaulting Cop Released to Halfway HouseBy Benjamin R. Freed in News on February 9, 2012 2:30 PM The Occupy D.C. protester who allegedly hurled a bottle of Coca-Cola into the face of a U.S. Park Police officer at last weekend's massive clearing out of McPherson Square was released today to a halfway house pending his next court date. Appearing in D.C. Superior Court, Jeremiah D. DeSousa, who was arrested moments after the officer was struck, waived his right to a pretrial hearing and instead will appear at a felony status conference on February 28. DeSousa...
  • UP IN ARMS ACROSS AMERICA DAY...IN YOUR FACE OBAMA!

    02/07/2012 10:52:22 AM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 4 replies
    Vanity? | February 7, 2012 | WmShirerAdmirer
    Calling for an "UP IN ARMS ACROSS AMERICA DAY" Peaceful PROTEST, ON Sunday, May 20, 2012 (also World Communication Day!) when and where all "fed-up with Obama and his Administration" Americans, who are against and "up in arms" over his Affordable Care Act, his Executive signings, his dismantling of the Constitution and his taking away our God given and Constitutional freedoms and rights, link arms across America (much like the Hands Across America event and publicity campaign during Ronald Reagan's Administration) and finally once and for all be seen and heard as the "majority" of the American "will and demand...
  • Doctors Around Country Outraged at Wisc. “Fake Sick Note” Scam

    02/07/2012 9:23:39 AM PST · by Sopater · 4 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | February 6, 2012 | MacIver News Service
    [Madison, Wisc...] A dozen doctors from Wisconsin and around the country contacted the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing to express their disappointment in the doctors accused of writing fake sick notes to protesters on February 18, 2011 at the Capitol, according to documents obtained by the MacIver News Service. Some of the doctors expressed concern, others outrage, and some even filed formal complaints against the sick note doctors. In general, the doctors felt the incident reflected poorly on the entire medical profession. “If the above is true, then it is unprofessional and unethical,” wrote Dr. Ronald Long. “Certainly it...
  • Video: New York Senator to Occupy Albany - 'Getting a Job Would Be a Good Idea'

    02/07/2012 4:58:55 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 3 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 02/07/2012 | Rusty
    Why would you assume that people with the ability to constantly interrupt government workers mid-day, and with the ability to camp out in a park for months at a time, wouldn't have jobs? Occupy Albany got their much needed dose of media attention (video below) this morning when they interrupted budget talks in the capital. The attention-whoring featured the usual slapstick, including mic checks and the repetition of short phrases (because saying it twice makes it seem more intelligent), but the interview after the incident was where the real entertainment came through. When asked about the interruption and the tactics...
  • Occupy Charlotte protestors staying despite ordinance change (freeloaders must stay awake 24/7)

    02/01/2012 5:35:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    News 14 ^ | 2/01/12 | Jennifer Moxley
    Occupy Charlotte protestors staying despite ordinance changeBy: Jennifer Moxley 2/01/12 5:58 PM CHARLOTTE – The tents have been removed from the city property but Occupy Charlotte protestors are not leaving the site. **SNIP** "They're [City Council] more worried about the way their lawn looks, the way the front of the city hall looks, than they are the injustices that have been done to the people of this country,” he said. Since October, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have allocated about $447,000 worth of resources to the Occupy campsite, protests and marches. A police officer is still watching the site 24 hours a day....
  • 300 arrested in daylong Occupy Oakland protests (freeloaders break in, burn flag)

    01/29/2012 5:51:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Democrat ^ | 1/29/12 | TERRY COLLINS
    300 arrested in daylong Occupy Oakland protestsBy TERRY COLLINS/Associated Press Posted: 01/29/2012 05:04:33 AM PST OAKLAND - Dozens of police maintained a late-night guard around City Hall following daylong protests that resulted in 300 arrests. Occupy Oakland demonstrators broke into the historic building and burned a U.S. flag, as officers earlier fired tear gas to disperse people throwing rocks and tearing down fencing at a convention center. Saturday's protests - the most turbulent since Oakland police forcefully dismantled an Occupy encampment in November - came just days after the group said it planned to use a vacant building as a...
  • SAN BERNARDINO:No immigration detainers against protesters

    01/26/2012 4:32:50 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | 26 January 2012 | DAVID OLSON
    Federal officials are not pursuing potential deportation of the 12 illegal immigrants arrested in Tuesday’s protest in downtown San Bernardino against federal immigration programs and policies. The protesters were arrested on suspicion of unlawful assembly and refusal to disperse after blocking traffic on streets in front of San Bernardino City Hall and a local office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE routinely screens jail inmates in San Bernardino County for immigration violations. The county’s collaboration with ICE was one of the reasons for the protest. In many cases, ICE places detainers on suspected illegal immigrants. They are then transferred...
  • Teacher tenure now focus of change, debate

    01/26/2012 9:04:23 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 1-25-12
    America's public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire teachers who aren't performing. A few states have essentially nullified tenure protections altogether, according to an analysis being released Wednesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality. The changes are occurring as states replace virtually automatic "satisfactory" teacher evaluations with those linked to teacher performance and base teacher layoffs on performance instead of seniority. Politically powerful teachers unions are fighting back, arguing the changes lower morale, deny teachers due process, and unfairly target older teachers. Teachers in Wisconsin have historically been granted what...