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  • Iran opens fire on protesters as anti-regime marches sweep nation

    05/17/2018 7:22:46 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 20 replies
    UK Daily Star ^ | May 17, 2018 | By Henry Holloway & Anders Anglesey
    Byline: IRANIAN Mullahs have violently cracked down on protesters who mounted a defiant stand against the oppressive regime. Anti-government marches in the city of Kazeroon against the Islamic fundamentalist regime ended in violence after Tehran forces reportedly killed two. Protesters took the streets over the governments plans to change the city’s boundaries, which aims to give more power to recently-elected MP Hossein Rezazadeh. Residents took to the streets in a bid to halt to move over the past few weeks, leading to stronger anti-government slogans and speeches to become more prominent. On Wednesday the government said it would shelve the...
  • Nationwide protests planned if President Trump moves against Mueller or Rosenstein

    04/25/2018 1:31:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    WFAA - ABC Local ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Fredreka Schouten,
    More than 360,000 people have committed to take to the streets in nationwide protests should President Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller or Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official overseeing Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. A coalition of roughly 100 mostly liberal groups is helping plan the 900 demonstrations, which organizers say would launch within hours of the firing or other significant action to thwart the investigation. “No one is hoping for a constitutional crisis,” said David Sievers, campaign director of MoveOn, one of the groups behind the “Nobody is Above the Law” demonstrations. “But...
  • 10 dead in Nicaragua protests over planned pension cuts

    04/21/2018 11:03:07 AM PDT · by BBell · 20 replies
    https://www.upi.com/ ^ | 4/21/18 | Sommer Brokaw
    April 21 (UPI) -- At least 10 people have died in Nicaragua since protests over proposed social security pension cuts started Wednesday, officials said Saturday. The violence began Wednesday in the capital of Managua when protesters took to the streets setting fires and throwing rocks as police responded with tear gas, according to the CNN report. The demonstrators were protesting planned changes to the social security, which would result in workers paying more to contribute to the social security system, but receiving cuts in pension when they retire. Thousands of students and workers had joined the protest by Thursday, the...
  • Pittsburgh police preparing for protest if president fires Robert Mueller

    04/18/2018 10:09:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies
    WPXI ^ | Apr 18, 2018
    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Police officers are preparing for a potential protest in the city in the event President Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller. “We have received information of a potential large scale protest in the Central Business District,” an email sent to Pittsburgh officers said. If Mueller is fired, it could result in “a large protest within 24 hours of the firing,” the email said. “The protest would be semi-spontaneous and more than likely happen on short notice.” Beginning Thursday, all Major Crimes detectives will be required to have a full uniform and any issued protective equipment, like riot...
  • Protesters in Hungary demand new vote, new electoral system

    04/14/2018 2:05:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 14, 2018 | Pablo Gorondi /AP
    Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters marched Saturday in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, demanding a new election and a new national electoral system in the biggest opposition rally in years. Prime Minister Viktor Orban was re-elected for a fourth term last week. His right-wing populist Fidesz party won a supermajority in the national assembly, with preliminary results showing that Fidesz and tiny ally the Christian Democratic party won 134 seats in the 199-seat legislature.
  • Teenagers Make Great Progressive Shock Troops

    03/31/2018 7:19:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | March 26, 2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Last Saturday hundreds of thousands of high schoolers gathered across the country in a “March for Our Lives” rally. Organized and financed by anti-gun nuts and other left-wing outfits, and ornamented with Hollywood celebrities like George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey, the spectacle was filled with the emotional exhibitionism and juvenile policy recommendations one would expect from the most pampered and worst-educated cohort of young people in American history––the perfect shock troops for progressive propaganda. Progressivism, like its totalitarian cousins, is an ideology of melodrama and moral exhibitionism. The complexity and mystery of a flawed human nature and its actions are...
  • Victims outraged after assault charges dropped against Turkish leader's guards

    03/23/2018 2:30:45 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2018
    A woman kicked unconscious by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security guards a mile and a half from the White House last year says she’s outraged that federal prosecutors quietly dropped charges against the two men accused of assaulting her. “We've shown the world we don’t really care for our citizens,” said Lusik “Lucy” Usoyan, a Yezidi Kurd born in Armenia. “I’m deeply sad about how it’s turning out. It's undermining our institutions and undermining our fundamental rights.” Usoyan was among a small but diverse group protesting Erdogan in May 2017 as he arrived at the Turkish ambassador’s residence following...
  • South Side Riot: CPS (Chicago Public Schools) Walkout Goes About as You Would Expect

    03/16/2018 6:26:36 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 29 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | March 16, 2018 | Anonymous
    Chicago police are trying to identify the dozens of students from Simeon Career Academy who they say took part in a vandalism spree while they were supposed to be protesting guns. Shoppers and store employees were stunned by the destruction Wednesday morning at the Walmart in Chatham Market on the South Side. Chicago police say it started when students at neighboring Simeon Career Academy were allowed to leave the school for 17 minutes to take part in the nationwide walkout to protest guns.
  • Time For Class Action Suits Against School Districts Promoting Protests-MisUse of Public Monies

    03/15/2018 8:29:29 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 20 replies
    Obviously, the NEA is now on steroids and working overtime. It has found a 'hook' to create National strife and to promote a political view........If anyone has heard of any cogent legal claim against such activity on a local level, I would love to hear about it so I can begin to organize my local response to our education districts that just just allowed their students to walk out and protest against gun violence....they need to be sued for wrongful use of public monies.
  • LA Rolls Out The Unwelcome Mat For Trump (Los Angeles, CA)

    03/12/2018 2:37:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 69 replies
    California Patch ^ | March 12, 2018 | So. Cal. Patch
    President Donald Trump will be met with protesters when he makes his first visit as president to the Los Angeles area Tuesday, and police said they are prepared to respond to any troubles. Trump is scheduled to fly into Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego County at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, and he is expected to speak to troops at the base at 2 p.m. Trump is also expected to pay a visit to Otay Mesa to view the 30-foot-tall border wall prototypes that have been erected there. He is then scheduled to fly to Los Angeles, arriving at...
  • Colleges cheer on high school students ditching class for gun control protests

    02/28/2018 3:18:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 28, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Applicants will receive no penalties for walkout-related suspensions Ditching class won’t hurt your chances of gaining admission to the college of your dreams — and may even help — as long as you’re playing hooky in order to agitate for gun control. More than 200 universities, including Harvard, Yale and MIT, have rushed to reassure applicants that they won’t be penalized if they’re suspended or otherwise disciplined for participating in peaceful school walkouts spurred by the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Not only that, but some university officials have commended and encouraged would-be protesters, leaving the impression that...
  • Opinion: Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Strong Cities, Black Lives Matter (ray76)

    08/13/2016 6:18:45 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    Aug 13, 2016 | Ray76
    "We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded." - Obama, July 2, 2008 What objectives? Who set them? This may begin to answer those questions, raise other questions, and perhaps point toward things needing further research. Organization of Islamic Cooperation - Criminalization of "Islamophobia" In 1990 the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued their “Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam” (http://www.oic-oci.org/english/article/human.htm). It’s Article 22 states: “Everyone shall...
  • Student gun control protest in Stockton turns violent, 5 arrested

    02/27/2018 10:37:08 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2/27/2018 | John Sexton
    High school students in Stockton, California walked out of school last Friday to demand more gun control in the wake of the Parkland shooting in Florida. However, some of the kids turned violent and began throwing rocks at cars and a handful got into a fight with a police officer. From KCRA:
  • Russian hoaxers ‘hijacked’ Mizzou protests to inflame racial tensions, says military researcher

    02/19/2018 9:08:48 AM PST · by BBell · 26 replies
    https://www.thecollegefix.com ^ | 2/19/18 | KAYLA SCHIERBECKER
    Twelve months before the U.S. presidential election, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jarred Prier got a taste of Russia’s covert efforts in American political affairs without recognizing the flavor.It was November 11, 2015. Prier was in Washington browsing Twitter for news about his alma mater, the University of Missouri, where racial protesters had just succeeded in ousting the university system’s president.#PrayForMizzou was trending. Backlash against the protesters had escalated fears of violence on campus. Intrigued, Prier began pouring over tweets supportive of Mizzou protesters. Activists on the ground were sharing minute-by-minute updates of campus, where encamped protesters had claimed the...
  • Soros denies he is behind anti-deportation protests

    02/04/2018 4:27:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/18 | Tzvi Lev
    American Jewish billionaire George Soros denied accusations by Prime Minister Netanyahu blaming him for financing protests against Israel's planned deportation of African migrants. On Sunday, Netanyahu alleged that Soros was behind the series of anti-deportation protests at a cabinet meeting. "George Soros is also funding the protests,” Netanyahu said, telling ministers that former US President Obama "deported two million infiltrators and they didn’t say anything". Netanyahu then shared a link to an article by the conservative Hebrew-language website Mida on his Facebook page which claimed that a Soros-linked organization has raised more than NIS 600,000 to stop the deportations. "This...
  • Survey: NFL Ties MSNBC For 6th Most Polarizing Brand In America

    01/28/2018 3:22:30 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-28-2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    The NFL’s apparent campaign to use anthem protests to turn themselves into the most polarizing brand in America, continues unabated. The proof of that success came this week in a Morning Consult survey of most polarizing brands in America in 2018. While the NFL did not seize the top spot in this infamous list, it ranked a whole lot higher than any sports league ever should. Of the 29 brands on the list, the NFL ranked as the 6th least polarizing. The brands rated more polarizing than the NFL, in order, were: Trump Hotels, CNN. Fox News, NBC News, and...
  • NFL Rejects "Please Stand" Super Bowl Ad

    01/23/2018 1:42:00 PM PST · by PBRCat · 13 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 23, 2017 | Madeline Kenney
    The NFL rejected a one-page ad for the league’s Super Bowl LII program that was calling for people to “please stand” during the national anthem out of respect for veterans. AMVETS submitted an ad with the message “Please Stand,” according to the veteran organization, who said the same ad was accepted by the NHL and NBA for their respective All-Star Game programs. The NFL has been under fire for allowing players to take a seat or kneel during the anthem, which is played before every game. The gestures stem from free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest in 2016. The former 49ers...
  • Jaguars send message by taking a knee

    01/21/2018 3:17:40 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 83 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/24/2017 | EMILY ZANOTTI
    Demonstrations took a weird turn early Sunday, when the Jacksonville Jaguars playing an NFL "exchange" game in the U.K. took a knee in protest during the Star Spangled Banner. They then stood for God Save the Queen. Both teams owners tweeted support for protesting players, explaining that they were behind their athletes "100%."
  • Russian police search St Petersburg HQ of opposition leader Navalny

    01/18/2018 3:50:01 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 9 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | Jan 18, 2018
    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday that police were raiding his campaign headquarters in Saint Petersburg as he pressed ahead with a call for a boycott of presidential polls. "Right now a search is going on in our Saint Petersburg headquarters," Navalny wrote on Twitter, posting a video of uniformed police and non-uniformed officials with his staff. The charismatic politician, who has called a major protest on January 28, is urging voters to boycott the March election in which President Vladimir Putin is expected to win a fourth Kremlin term. Navalny himself has been barred from standing in the...
  • Ear-piercing Screams to Mark ‘The Rise of the Woman’ in Weekend’ Women’s March

    01/16/2018 9:57:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/18 | Judi McLeod
    And until the progressive-left can figure out the way to blame Donald Trump for Saturday’s nuclear button push in Hawaii, the screams of women world-wide will remain the loudest Trump smear of the moment. Harvey Weinstein-like producers of BIG FICTION are releasing a Blockbuster Movie on the 1st Anniversary of the Women’s March. This time Linda Sarsour, Ashley Judd et all will take a back seat to millions of screeching-for-social-justice bit players schooled by the progressive left over the past year. Their amplified message is that the angry white men who run the system have gone from suppressing women to...