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  • Anti-government protesters storm Yemeni university

    09/18/2011 10:28:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 18/9/11 | Ahmed al-Haj
    SANAA, Yemen -Thousands of anti-government protesters in Yemen stormed the capital's main university Saturday, preventing the first day of classes from beginning and tearing down pictures of the longtime leader whose ouster they seek. The crowds are aiming to keep Yemen's protest movement alive and out on the streets as the school year begins. Protests since February have failed to push President Ali Abdullah Saleh from power. He is currently in Saudi Arabia recovering from wounds sustained during an attack on the presidential compound in June. "No studying, no teaching until the president goes," the students chanted as they marched...
  • Protesters storm EGT grain terminal in Washington state (local ILWU chapter Gone Wild!)

    09/08/2011 12:42:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yhaoo ^ | 9/8/11 | Karl Plume - Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - More than 500 protesting port workers stormed the EGT grain terminal at the Port of Longview, Washington, on Thursday and damaged railcars and other property, Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha said. The incident came a day after several of Longshoremen were arrested after blocking a train from arriving at the newly constructed facility owned by EGT, LLC, which is a joint venture of Bunge Ltd, ITOCHU International Inc and STX Pan Ocean Inc. Early on Thursday, the protesters stormed the EGT facility, smashed guard shack windows, pushed a security vehicle into a ditch, cut brake lines on...

    09/08/2011 8:31:28 AM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 14 replies
    San Francisco and Oakland’s Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) recently blocked cell phone signals in an effort to control mobs and protesters. While the debate about the wisdom of blocking communication systems continues, the protesters are moving forward with various plans to try and impose their demands on the transit system. Today, September 8th, plans are in place for a protest called “Spare The Fare” that will test the limits of the public transit system and the police officers charged with protecting the riders and employees of BART. The details are covered on Day of Rage website (a self-declared...
  • Report: 'Clinton Adviser Greenberg is Behind Israeli Protests'

    09/03/2011 3:14:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/9/11 | Gil Ronen
    The protesters demand "social justice" and a more equitable economy but their exact demands are not clear. According to an investigative report by Maariv's Kalman Libeskind, the protests were engineered by a group of media strategists who are directed by prominent Democratic strategist Stanley Greenberg, a former adviser to Bill Clinton, John Kerry and others. Greenberg directed the strategists to create a protest that was not led by one specific group, in order to create social ferment. An unnamed left-wing leader would eventually step into this ferment and take the reins, Greenberg predicted. The Israeli strategists reportedly include Boaz Gaon,...
  • No Class Vandals, Union Protesters Disrupts Succesful Choice Protesters

    08/28/2011 12:28:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/27/11 | Brett Healy
    The event was a perfect storm for the unhinged Left: A chance to combine their absolute hatred of the Republican governor with their complete disdain for the nation’s longest running school choice program. SEIU, AFSCME and Milwaukee Public School officials combined forces with Students for a Democratic Society, self-professed Hippies and others to march, sing, chant and yell at not only the governor, but the students and staff of Messmer Preparatory School. The Messmer story is inspiring, and one I’ll tell in greater detail here soon. What’s really striking to me is this obnoxious display of thuggery comes onthe heels...
  • London riots: BBC criticised for branding thugs as 'protesters'

    08/09/2011 1:30:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    London riots: BBC criticised for branding thugs as 'protesters' The BBC was criticised for its political correctness last night after continually referring to the yobs rioting across London as “protesters”. By Tom Whitehead, and Andrew Hough 6:30AM BST 09 Aug 2011 Two days after a peaceful protest over the death of suspected gangster Mark Duggan in Tottenham ended, the corporation was still using the term to describe violent looters. That was despite the fact that hundreds of youths, with no connection to events in Tottenham, had since run riot across the capital. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, Boris Johnson, the...
  • Violent Riots Ravage Tottenham After Shooting

    08/06/2011 11:58:51 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | Sunday August 07, 2011 | Breaking News
    Petrol bombs were thrown, shops looted and eight officers injured during violent riots in Tottenham following a protest over the fatal shooting of a man by police. A crowd of around 300 set fire to buildings, bins and vehicles, while missiles and petrol bombs were thrown in Tottenham High Road on Saturday night and into Sunday morning. Eight police officers were taken to hospital and at least one suffered head injuries. By the early hours of Sunday, many protesters had moved to nearby Tottenham Hale retail park, where some were spotted looting PC World and JJB Sports. Sky's Simon Newton,...
  • Protesters disrupt House during debate on debt deal; 22 arrested

    08/01/2011 2:29:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/1/11 | Felicia Sonmez
    More than 20 protesters were arrested Monday afternoon after causing a disruption in the House gallery as lawmakers debated the debt-reduction deal negotiated by the White House and congressional leaders. Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said 22 protesters were arrested and charged with disruption of Congress. The protesters, who were sitting in one of the visitors’ galleries overlooking the Republican side of the chamber, unfurled a large black banner and began chanting against the debt-limit compromise. They chanted several slogans, including: “Boehner, get off it; it’s time to tax corporate profits.” It appeared that after one officer tried to...
  • Egypt's army clashes with protesters in Tahrir

    08/01/2011 1:03:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    seattle pi ^ | 8/1/11 | Sarah El Deeb
    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian forces swinging electrified batons and shouting the battle cry "God is great" swiftly chased off dozens of activists Monday who had refused to end four weeks of renewed protests at Tahrir Square to pressure the country's transitional military rulers. Hundreds of riot police backed by armored vehicles and soldiers moved in to tear down the camp of dozens of tents after a group of holdout activists — some of them relatives of people killed in the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in February — refused pleas over loudspeakers to go home. Some in the crowd hurled...
  • 18 Reported Dead in Xinjiang Violence

    China on Wednesday raised the death toll to 18 from a clash at a police station in the restive far western region of Xinjiang, saying that 14 "rioters" died along with two policemen and two hostages. Government officials previously said at least four people were killed in what they described as a terrorist attack but which the Germany-based exile group World Uyghur Congress said was an attack on peaceful protesters. The congress had said 20 Uighurs were killed - 14 beaten to death and 6 shot dead - and 70 arrested, when police opened fire on protesters, leading to fighting...
  • "World Economy At stake" In Greek Austerity Vote

    06/28/2011 4:39:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies ^ | June 28, 2011 | Breitbart
    Europe ramped up pressure on the Greek parliament Tuesday to approve drastic austerity measures, warning that it would otherwise face a swift debt default that would rock the world economy. As Greek police clashed with protesters ahead of this week's vote, Brussels told Greece that no "Plan B" would be waiting if it failed to pass the measures demanded by creditors in return for loans needed to keep Athens afloat.
  • Wisconsin’s Incredible Shrinking Protest

    06/15/2011 3:57:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 15, 2011 | Christian Schneider
    [snip] ....The college students have gone home, and public school teachers clearly are much more inclined to protest on days when school is actually in session. [snip] Down the sidewalk from the west wing, random speakers take turns holding court at a rigged-up PA system. A rotund woman with a large knee brace, clutching an American Federation of Teachers sign, starts a semi-lucid, profane speech in which she urges the crowd to “do your f—ing homework” at campaign time. For some people, P.J. O’Rourke once noted, free speech is a curse. Her screed is made even more bizarre by a...
  • Democrats Recruit Protesters for GOP Town Halls

    05/17/2011 5:22:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    newsmax ^ | 5/17/11 | Charles J. Little
    The House Democrats’ campaign wing is trolling for Medicare protesters at town halls this week in 20 Republican-held congressional districts, The Caucus Blog of The New York Times reports. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DSCC), which has launched a website called Don’t End Medicare, will provide picket signs and budget talking points to anyone who wants to attend. DSCC robo-calls denouncing Medicare reform are going out to seniors in Florida, Arizona, and other states in an attempt to ratchet up the noise level at constituent meetings with pro-reform lawmakers. Republicans say House Democrats are showing more interest in GOP meetings...
  • Wisconsin Capitol Damage Report Won't Have Cost

    04/28/2011 2:24:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | April 28, 2011
    MADISON, Wis. -- A report on damage to the Wisconsin Capitol that came following weeks of protests will not include any estimate of how much any repairs will cost. The restoration expert working on the report told The Associated Press on Thursday that what he submits to the state Department of Administration will only describe the damage done and the number of hours it would take to fix it, not the cost. Charles Quagliana said it will be up to DOA to provide the actual cost of repairs, which could include additional hours of work beyond his recommendation expected Monday....
  • DRUDGE: Protesters hit high-end Obama fundraiser

    04/21/2011 11:31:18 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 27 replies ^ | 4/21/2011 | Drudge/Various Newsfeeds
    Protesters hit high-end Obama fundraiser... Thurs April 21 2011 12:52:09 EDT Subject: Pool report #1 San Francisco -- ***Protestors in high-end fundraiser - see below*** Motorcade left the Intercontinental Hotel at 9 am local and arrived at the St. Regis for President Obama's last Bay area fundraiser. A couple dozen demonstrators are on a corner across the street from the hotel. They have signs - "Yes We Cannabis" and "Protect Marijuana Patients Rights" - and are chanting something your pooler couldn't make out. One of them also has sign of Uncle Sam's face with "LIAR" written on his hat. About...
  • Secret police tell parents of arrested protesters to forget their children and have some more

    04/17/2011 8:27:21 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 3 replies
    Mail online ^ | IAN BIRRELL
    Part of the regime’s survival strategy is to keep out foreign journalists. Agency reporters have been expelled, bloggers detained. Snippets of information leak out through furtive phone calls, Facebook and Twitter, revealing a partial picture of a regime trying to repress dissent with increasing desperation. Last week, however, I spent five days in Damascus and the south of the country where the protests began, talking to political activists, students and ordinary families. Some were too scared to discuss politics; others could not stop. On the surface, everything was normal. The sun shone, tourists trod the ancient streets of Damascus and...
  • Illegal immigrant protesters won't face deportation

    04/12/2011 3:59:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 12, 2011 | Jeremy Redmon
    Federal immigration authorities have decided not to take action against seven demonstrators who disclosed they were in the country illegally before they were arrested on charges of blocking downtown Atlanta traffic during a protest last week Asked whether her agency planned to deport the protesters, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released a statement saying ICE was not taking any “enforcement actions against the student demonstrators.” The activists blocked traffic on downtown Atlanta's Courtland Street for about an hour last week as they demonstrated against a ban on illegal immigrants attending some Georgia colleges. Earlier that day, the...

    03/25/2011 9:05:47 AM PDT · by CWW · 26 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03-25-2011 | cww
    Witnesses say Syrian troops have opened fire on anti-government protesters in Daraa Friday as thousands take to the streets demanding reforms and mourning dozens of protesters who were killed during a violent, weeklong crackdown. A resident, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, tells the Associated Press heavy gunfire can be heard in the city center and witnesses have reported several casualties.
  • Bahrain Tears Down Monument as Protesters Seethe

    03/18/2011 11:48:21 AM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies
    NYTIMES.COM ^ | March 18, 2011 | By ETHAN BRONNER
    Bahrain on Friday tore down the protest movement’s defining monument, the pearl at the center of Pearl Square, a symbolic strike that carried a sense of finality. The official news agency described the razing as a facelift. “We did it to remove a bad memory,” Bahrain’s foreign minister, Sheik Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, said at a news conference. “The whole thing caused our society to be polarized. We don’t want a monument to a bad memory.” The destruction of the monument was part of a chain of events that, in a matter of days, turned Bahrain from a symbol of...
  • Never Let A Gang Rape Go to Waste?

    03/14/2011 12:29:23 PM PDT · by TheHawksNest · 55 replies
    NewsReal ^ | March 13, 2011 | Jenn Q. Public
    In 1989, a jogger was beaten, raped, and left for dead in New York City’s Central Park. When she arrived at the courthouse to testify, a swarm of protesters led by Al Sharpton greeted her with shouts of “whore!” and “drug addict!” She was just a rape victim, an acceptable casualty of Sharpton’s beloved race warfare. “It’s typical of the left to make a convicted rapist a hero,” Susan Brownmiller told an interviewer in 1975. The feminist author was referring to the Left’s embrace of Eldridge Cleaver, the 1960s Black Panther radical who called his rape of white women “an...
  • (Madison, WI) Protests more aggressive than usual; police barriers broken down

    03/10/2011 2:49:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 102 replies
    The Badger Herald ^ | March 9, 2011 | Alexa Sunby
    Updated Thursday, March 10, 2011 3:46:18 a.m. After learning the state Senate passed the collective bargaining portion of the budget repair bill without the 14 missing Democrats, the Capitol erupted Wednesday evening as protesters flooded the closed building against a court order. The hearings where the Senate passed the bill lasted less than a half hour, prompting the building to officially close around 6:30 p.m. Protesters outside chanted in frustration, “Let us in.” ...DOA spokesperson Tim Donovan said law enforcement officers attempted to prevent forced entry from happening but were unable to because of the large volume of people. “We’re...
  • Protesters rally in Wisconsin after governor threatens layoffs (Rich Fatboy Jumps The Shark)

    03/06/2011 10:38:23 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 28 replies
    DrudgeReport Link to Reuters ^ | 3/5/2011 | Jeff Mayers
    Thousands of union supporters protested Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposals on Saturday at the state capital, a day after the state's chief executive followed through on his threat to issue layoff warning notices to unions representing state workers. Joining the crowd was liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, who praised the protesters gathered in the battle over union bargaining rights as joining the history of the American labor movement. Walker, a Republican, has proposed increased payments for health care and pension benefits for public workers ... (snip)
  • Judge nearly orders protesters out of Capitol

    03/03/2011 6:36:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | March 3, 2011 | Todd Richmond, AP
    A judge weighing whether state officials overstepped their bounds by restricting protesters' access to the state Capitol nearly ordered all the demonstrators out on moments' notice Wednesday evening before state and union attorneys talked him out of it. Dane County Circuit Judge John Albert has been listening to two days of testimony on whether he should make a temporary court order ensuring full public access to the building permanent. He is expected to rule on the matter Thursday. He told the packed courtroom shortly after 6 p.m. that he wanted to test the state Department of Administration's contention that building...
  • SEIU Paying Protesters

    03/02/2011 6:52:38 PM PST · by MsLady · 32 replies
    My Hubby heard this from his friend | March 2, 2011 | MsLady
    Ok, I haven't been reading much the last couple of days, so many be I missed something. My hubby just told me that one of his friends relatives son is being paid by SEIU to protest at the Capitol in Wisconsin. Has there been news about this? Or am I a day late and a dollar short?
  • FReep This Poll - Please...

    03/02/2011 2:13:11 PM PST · by OriginalChristian · 46 replies
    St, Louis Business Journal ^ | 02 MAR 2011 | St. Louis Business Journal
    Poll link is in the Source URL of this post.
  • Upending Our Caste System (curtailing union political power)

    02/28/2011 2:59:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | February 28, 2011 | Kevin D. Williamson
    As Wisconsin flips its wig, there has been a great deal of dishonest, ill-informed, and indeed knavish commentary on the relationship between public-sector unions and the fiscal conditions of the states. The thrust of these unenlightening analyses has been that public-sector unions are not to blame for the dire fiscal situation facing Wisconsin and many other states. The general shape of the Left’s argument here has been that of a compound error with two distinct components: 1) the inability to distinguish between the short-term problems facing states as a result of the recent recession and their long-term fiscal problems; 2)...
  • African mercenaries in Libya nervously await their fate (recruited by "political organizer")

    02/28/2011 1:51:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | February 27, 2011 | Nick Meo, Al-Bayda, Libya
    Crowded into an empty classroom which was stinking of unwashed bodies and reeking of fear, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's defeated mercenary killers awaited their fate. A week earlier the men – Libyan loyalists of the dictator and black African recruits – had been landed at airports throughout eastern Libya and sent out into the streets to shoot protesters in a murderous rampage... The survivors were exhausted, filthy, far from home, and fearful of execution, even though they had been assured of good treatment....Most looked dazed. Some were virtually children. "A man at the bus station in Sabha offered me a job...
  • Police allow protesters to remain at Wis. Capitol

    02/27/2011 7:44:02 PM PST · by madison10 · 84 replies
    AP ^ | February 27, 2011 | Lieb and Ramde
    MADISON, Wis. – The occupation of the Wisconsin Capitol by protesters fighting efforts to strip public workers of union bargaining rights carried on Sunday after police decided not to forcibly remove demonstrators and end a nearly two-week-long sit-in...
  • Wisconsin Capitol protesters disrespect the Veterans Memorial

    02/27/2011 7:41:43 AM PST · by chickadee · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/25/2011
    Two people confront Madison protesters who are using a war memorial as a work station.
  • Hispanic civil rights leader banned from Senate chambers

    02/26/2011 11:15:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies ^ | February 26, 2011 | HOWARD FISCHER Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX -- A sometimes loud crowd reaction this past week to a legislative hearing has led to the banning of a Hispanic civil rights leader from the Senate -- and his arrest Thursday after he went to see his legislator. Senate President Russell Pearce confirmed Friday he told the Senate sergeant at arms to bar the leader of a group that was being "rowdy' while watching a committee hearing on a TV monitor in an overflow room. But the Senate president said he did not learn until later that person he banned was Salvador Reza. Reza was arrested Thursday when...
  • Group of volunteers leading Wis. protest efforts (yeah right)

    02/26/2011 6:07:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Google ^ | February 26, 2011 | AP
    ......The Capitol's north wing became a protester service center. Donated food laid out on tables fuels the villagers. ...morning begins with breakfast cereals and bagels. Later in the day, tables are stocked with tortilla chips, specialty breads and vegan bakery items from a coffee shop. Gallons of soup and chili arrive from a cafe, cheese spreads from several sources and thousands of slices of pizza from a restaurant. "We teach at the high school and work in community farms and with small businesses," said Mermaid Cafe owner David McKercher. "When the teachers are in trouble and the health profession is...
  • WI protesters have entered the offices of the Republican Party of Wisconsin

    02/24/2011 11:47:20 AM PST · by library user · 231 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | Staff
    MacIver Institute @MacIverWisc Madison, Wisconsin, USA The Free Market Voice for Wisconsin. We are a Wisconsin based think tank that believes in free markets, individual freedom and responsible government. Getting reports that protesters have entered the offices of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, a couple of blocks off the square.6 minutes ago
  • Capuano now says he regrets urging union protesters to get 'bloody' (Congressman who urged civility)

    02/23/2011 4:20:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 23, 2011 | John Ellement
    US Representative Michael E. Capuano, who decried violent political rhetoric after last month’s fatal shooting rampage in Tucson, said today he regrets urging union workers at a rally in Boston on Tuesday to “get a little bloody.” “I strongly believe in standing up for worker rights and my passion for preserving those rights may have gotten the best of me yesterday in an unscripted speech,” the Somerville Democrat said in a statement released this afternoon. “I wish I had used different language to express my passion and I regret my choice of words." Capuano was referring to remarks he made...
  • A7 Exclusive: Tunisian Protesters Shouted 'Death to the Jews!'

    02/23/2011 8:48:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 2/23/11 | Chana Ya'ar
    Protesters demanding the ouster of their new unity government in Tunisia are also now calling for 'Death to the Jews.' A local source who spoke exclusively with Israel National News on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution warned this week “the situation is not getting better for the Jews,” Tunisians took to the streets Sunday demanding the ouster of the country's prime minister, Mohammed Ghanoucci, whom they denounced as part of the former regime, toppled three weeks ago.
  • Mika Makes Excuses For Vile WI Signs—Till She Sees Them

    02/21/2011 5:46:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 110 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski learned a life lesson this morning: look before you leap to defend liberals . . . At the top of Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough referenced the hateful emails he and Mika had received from the left and the similarly ugly signs held by Wisconsin union protesters. Mika reflexively defended the vileness, saying that people were "hurting and really don't feel like they're being heard." Aww. But later, the show rolled video of some of the Wisconsin signs, including one with crosshairs on Gov. Walker, another calling him Hitler, one accusing him of rape, and of course that great...
  • BREAKING: CNN reporting that several towns in Libya falling to protesters.[LIVE THREAD]

    02/20/2011 2:19:39 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 311 replies
    CNN broadcast | Sunday, Febuary 20th. | DGHoodini
    CNN in a news flash is reporting that several Libian towns have "fallen" to protesters, in a wave moving west to east, and that there are now reports of govt/protester clashes coming from Tripoli...
  • Photos: WI protesters call Gov. Walker a dictator, put crosshairs on his face

    02/18/2011 8:17:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 2/18/11 | bryan preston
    What is happening in Wisconsin is disturbing. Protesters have jumped on the Egypt bandwagon, claiming that “Cairo has moved to Madison,” which trivializes the real brutality and lack of openness of the Mubarak regime, and claims a moral standing for the unions that they simply have not earned. The issue is that the state faces a $137 million budget shortfall (in the short term, and about $4 billion over the long term), and the government unions have negotiated benefit packages for themselves that are no longer sustainable. Something has to give, but the unions and Democrats are working together to...
  • Democrat Play Book 101 On Display In Wisconsin, Unions Take Control

    02/18/2011 6:25:15 AM PST · by Biggirl · 25 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 18, 2011 | Steve McGough
    Lots of news stories and blog posts about the teachers unions taking over the Wisconsin State Legislature yesterday and how the Democrats went into hiding to avoid what I suppose is their sworn duty. In reality they did not just hide, they fled the state. This is right out of the Democrat’s playbook. If they win an election … they WON. Don’t you remember what President Obama said two years ago? When the legislative and executive branches were held by Democrats, the mantra was “we won, deal with it.” After the elections last November, the tide turned. Republicans took control...
  • UK Judge To Protesters Who Abused Soldiers – “The Rights Of The Majority Should Not Be Overlooked”

    02/16/2011 4:31:55 PM PST · by sussex · 5 replies
    The Aged ^ | the Aged P
    The streets were crowded with families, friends and citizens, all giving them a proud welcome – except for one tiny group of local muslims who taunted them with banners and jeers, calling the soldiers rapists, murderers and baby killers. Police protected them from angry locals but five of the protesters were later convicted of abusive conduct and harassment.
  • Why Copts fear the crowds

    02/11/2011 2:14:04 AM PST · by Scanian · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 10, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    Hosni Mubarak can count on at least one loyal supporter. Coptic Christian leader Pope Shenouda wants the anti-Mubarak protesters to stand down. He has two inarguable reasons to stick with the dictator: fear and experience. Even if the Muslim Brotherhood doesn't take over, there is every reason to believe that a democratically elected Egyptian government will become more Islamist and more hostile to the country's roughly 8 million Christians, who are overwhelmingly Copts. As a horrifying premonition, the Copts need look no farther than democratic Iraq, where the ethnic cleansing of Christians is still unspooling, slowly but inexorably. It's an...
  • Los Angeles gets tough with political protesters

    02/10/2011 8:08:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/10/11 | Kate Linthicum and Andrew Blankstein
    Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich is throwing the book at dozens of people arrested during recent political demonstrations — a major shift in city policy that has him pressing for jail time in types of cases that previous prosecutors had treated as infractions. Some of the activists arrested, including eight college students and one military veteran who took part in a Westwood rally last year in support of the DREAM Act, face up to one year in county jail. Trutanich's aggressive stance is the latest episode in the city's decades-long legal struggle over the rights of protesters.
  • Protesters Decry Kentucky Illegal Immigration Bill

    02/08/2011 1:01:10 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    LEX18 Lexington KY News ^ | Feb 8, 2011 | LEX18 Lexington KY News
    <p>FRANKFORT (AP) - Hundreds of demonstrators braved freezing temperatures outside the Kentucky Capitol on Tuesday to protest to a bill aimed at jailing illegal immigrants.</p> <p>"It's senseless," said Panama native Vivian Marin, who now lives in Kentucky. "It's senseless," said Panama native Vivian Marin, who now lives in Kentucky. "Kentucky is a very diverse state. If we allow for a bill to pass here similar to the one in Arizona, it would be a tragedy."</p>
  • Video shows progressive protesters calling for lynching of Clarence Thomas

    02/04/2011 6:17:56 AM PST · by FredJake · 27 replies ^ | 2/4/2011 | Joe Newby
    A video has surfaced showing the love progressives have for conservatives like Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and talk show host Glenn Beck. As hundreds of left wing activists protested a meeting held by the Koch brothers last Sunday, cameras were rolling and individual activists were asked what they would do with Clarence Thomas and other conservatives. The activists questioned responded by calling for impeachment of Thomas, sending the African-American conservative back into slavery and hanging both him and his wife. One woman challenged Glenn Beck to a duel with her Glock pistol. Others called for the execution of Fox...
  • Mubarak supporters attack Cairo protesters

    02/02/2011 12:34:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/2/11 | Shaimaa Fayed and Yasmine Saleh - Reuters
    CAIRO (Reuters) – Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, throwing petrol bombs, wielding sticks and charging on horses and camels, assaulted demonstrators in Cairo on Wednesday after the army told the protesters to go home. Anti-Mubarak protesters hurled stones back and said the attackers were police in plainclothes. The Interior Ministry denied the accusation, and the Egyptian government rejected international calls for Mubarak to end his 30-year-rule now. This apparent rebuff along with the appearance of Mubarak supporters on Cairo's streets and their clashes with protesters -- after days of relatively calm demonstrations -- complicated U.S. calculations for an orderly transition...
  • Mubarak Fights Back: Mubarak Fights Back: Supporters Invade Tahrir Square, Tanks Not Far Behind

    02/02/2011 5:24:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 02, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Vowing to "die on Egyptian soil",  an embattled Hosni Mubarak his supporters go on the offensive Having pledged not to run for re-election this fall, Hosni Mubarak is drawing a line... and although   Iranian shill Mohamed ElBaradei says that won't cut it, the Egyptian president seems intent to retire on his terms- Army tanks seen moving as protesters confront one another; Egyptian military calls for end of protests: "Your message has arrived, your demands known." Pro-Mubarak demonstrators were tearing down anti-Mubarak banners that have decorated Cairo's Tahrir Square for three days Wednesday afternoon. Tanks on the periphery of...
  • 250,000 protesters gather in Cairo's Tahrir Square

    01/31/2011 9:45:45 AM PST · by Nachum
    jpost ^ | 1/31/11 | ap, jpost staff
    Curfew-defying protesters continue 7th day of anti-government demonstrations calling for Mubarak's removal; Al-Jazeera network says 6 English-language journalists arrested, subsequently released. Around 250,000 protesters gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square Monday afternoon as anti-government protests continued for the seventh day, the pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera reported. Protesters ignored the state-imposed curfew which began at 3 p.m. as a coalition of opposition groups called for a million people to take to the streets Tuesday to demand the removal of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, the clearest sign yet that a unified leadership was emerging for Egypt's powerful but disparate protest movement.
  • Plot Thickens: Egyptian Protesters Reveal To CNN Hatred Of Israel And America

    01/31/2011 9:33:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/31/11 | Matt Schneider
    In case anyone needed convincing that the crisis in Egypt puts the United States in an extremely complex and difficult position, one need only watch Egyptian Opposition Leader ElBaradei describe the brutal, freedom-depriving dictatorship of President Mubarak and then compare that to this video where some protesters reveal exactly what they would do if they were granted freedom. It seems like for the United States not to choose sides, at least for now, may in fact be the wisest decision. CNN reporter Nic Robertson hit the streets and interviewed Egyptian protesters who did not hold anything back with their revelations...
  • Protesters decry conservative desert retreat (rally was organized by liberal group Common Cause)

    01/30/2011 8:44:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/30/11 | Troy Anderson
    RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) – About 1,000 chanting protesters rallied on Sunday outside a California resort where conservative lawmakers and business executives met for a political strategy session hosted by billionaires Charles and David Koch. About two dozen police officers in riot gear lined up in front of the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in the upscale desert town of Rancho Mirage to keep the protesters away from the gated entrance. ... Another group, some dressed in hazardous material suits, tried to encircle the resort with yellow caution tape in a symbolic effort to "quarantine" the meeting, but they...
  • Protesters in Suez storm main police station

    01/28/2011 6:26:47 PM PST · by FromLori · 11 replies
    World Wires ^ | 1/28/2011 | HANNAH ALLAM
    Thousands of Egyptian protesters stormed the main police station Friday in the port city of Suez, overwhelming security authorities and raising an even bigger challenge to the embattled regime of President Hosni Mubarak. The protesters freed prisoners from the city jail and destroyed armored police vehicles, then sacked the building and looted its contents. The demonstrators emerged from Friday prayers at mosques in Suez and confronted police officers outside the station. Police fired at the demonstrators, who then surged forward to take over the station. The protesters dragged fleeing riot officers off their motorbikes and seized their batons and equipment....
  • Pay Attention, This Was A Huge Week For The Yuan Becoming A Global Currency

    01/16/2011 4:21:57 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 30 replies ^ | Jan. 16, 2011, 4:35 PM | Joe Weisenthal
    The big message in Hu Jintao's interview with the WSJ is that China is ready for the yuan to play a larger role in the global economy. But the interview just caps what was already a big week for the Chinese currency. For example, China said for the first time that it will low foreign investors to participate in yuan-denominated private equity vehicles.