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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...