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  • Levi’s Airs Controversial Youth Rioters Ad During Football Game: "Go Forth"

    09/20/2011 3:31:46 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 20th | Jonathon M. Seidl
    A spokeswoman for Levi’s also tried to explain the ad in general terms, but may have done more harm than good: "Now, more than ever, the world needs inspiration. The world needs people with a pioneering spirit who still believe that anything is possible. Our 60-second 'Go Forth' film and digital engagement programme recognise people around the globe who are stepping forward to transform the world."[Emphasis added] And the images are definitely of riots. The Guardian says they’re supposed to represent the May Day riots in Berlin.
  • Could world social unrest come to America's streets?

    09/19/2011 8:18:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 86 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 19, 2011 | Daniel Nasaw
    The beginnings? Historian Rick Perlstein says union protests in Wisconsin show the birth of a movement It was a long, hot spring and summer on the streets of Greece, England and Madrid, as protesters and rioters vented their fury at high unemployment, painful austerity measures and following a fatal police shooting in London. The US, meanwhile, has been virtually free of rioting and even of widespread peaceful political protest. This is despite some of the highest unemployment in decades, growing income inequality, dissatisfaction with the nation's direction, frustration with its dysfunctional government and the threat of drastic cuts to social...
  • UK police: Rioters shot at unarmed officers (masked men fired 11 rounds)

    08/20/2011 8:23:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/20/11 | AP
    <p>LONDON (AP) — Masked men fired gunshots at unarmed officers and a police helicopter during this month's riots in the English city of Birmingham, the city's police force says.</p> <p>West Midlands Police on Saturday released footage of the men firing shots during the riots on Aug. 9, and said 11 shots were fired.</p>
  • English Rioters Ignore Bookstores

    08/15/2011 1:04:45 PM PDT · by peabody429 · 25 replies ^ | 8/14/2011 | Peabody429
    Recent cutbacks in social services for the poor, among other factors, triggered riots last week in England. Looters were quick to hit electronic stores and mobile phone providers, however did not bother with bookstores. Were they discouraged because they don’t read, or because they can’t?
  • Ministers plan removal of rioters’ benefits

    08/14/2011 6:04:13 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 47 replies
    Financial times ^ | 14 Aug, 2011 | Kiran Stacey
    Ministers are drawing up controversial plans to remove benefits from those convicted of taking part in the riots that engulfed England last week, in a move Liberal Democrats and independent experts have condemned as counter-productive and overly expensive. Officials in Number 10 and the department for work and pensions are putting together plans for the harsh punishment of those found guilty of even the most minor infringements during the riots after a public petition calling for such a move gathered nearly 200,000 signatures. David Cameron will lay the ground for such a move on Monday, in a speech a week...
  • A Nation of What

    08/11/2011 7:25:58 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 8/11/2011 | Daniel Greenfield
    The London riots are yet another episode in the slow disintegration of Europe. London is no longer an English city, it's just another pin on a map. Much of London is a bunch of Third World cultures living in a geographical area that they have no cultural or emotional connection to. The culture around them is as shamelessly materialistic, vulgar and violent as anything in the dark ages-- with the occasional tip of the hat to politically correct values involving the environment or tolerating gay people. And the same goes for the rest of Europe's capitals. Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels...
  • 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...
  • London rioters: 'Showing the rich we do what we want'

    08/09/2011 11:32:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Two girls who took part in Monday night's riots in Croydon have boasted that they were showing police and "the rich" that "we can do what we want". The pair who were drinking wine looted from a local shop at 09:30 BST on Tuesday morning, spoke to the BBC's Leana Hosea. Croydon was one of several areas plagued by unrest on Monday night, on a third night of riots in the capital. There were also violent scenes in several other English cities.
  • 16,000 police to retake London: PM recalls Parliament as the police lose control of Britain's street

    08/09/2011 6:15:16 AM PDT · by quesney · 253 replies
    16,000 police to retake London: PM recalls Parliament as the police lose control of Britain's streets --Prime Minister David Cameron recalls Parliament on Thursday as Government tries to quell uprising --'Unprecedented' 16,000 police on duty in London - compared with just 6,000 last night --Man, 26, shot in Croydon last night dies in hospital England game against Netherlands at Wembley tomorrow called OFF --400% surge in 999 calls on night of violence with 20,800 dialling the emergency services in London --Cost of clean-up expected to run into 'tens of millions' --Metropolitan Police use armoured vehicles to push back 150 rioters...
  • Violence in China's Xinjiang region leaves 15 dead (Islam)

    07/31/2011 11:45:27 AM PDT · by americanophile · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2011 | Keith B. Richburg
    BEIJING – Weekend violence in China’s restive Xinjiang region left as many as 15 people dead, including three killed during or after a bombing attack Sunday afternoon and four attackers shot dead an hour later by Chinese security forces, according to official news agency accounts and residents reached by telephone. The Sunday violence follows an incident reported late Saturday, when two bombs exploded, and two assailants reportedly hijacked a truck, stabbing the driver and ramming the vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians, killing seven people and injuring 22. The crowd reportedly killed one of the hijackers. The violence occurred in...
  • Editorial: Greece’s Only Cure Is The Free Market

    06/28/2011 5:43:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 28, 2011 | Staff
    Debt Crises: What a sorry spectacle to watch Greeks rioting in the streets in reaction to austerity measures. As if tantrums can change reality. It's Exhibit A of how socialism infantilizes citizens. The only cure is free markets. As Greece's legislature heads for a vote Wednesday to cut the size of its government by $40 billion in exchange for the last $17 billion of a $156 billion International Monetary Fund bailout on July 3, the world's television screens are flooded with images of young "indignantes" calling a riotous 48 hour-strike in Athens. Steeped in socialism for decades, these Greeks see...
  • Syrian opposition: Anti-Israel rioters paid $1,000

    06/05/2011 9:07:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 6/5/11 | Staff
    Protestors for hire? Demonstrators along the Syria-Israel border were paid thousands of dollars by President Bashar Assad's regime to take part in Sunday's riots, Syrian opposition activists charge. Israeli officials later reinforced the claims, accusing the Syrian regime of encouraging protests along the northern border. Sunday’s riots were an attempt "to divert attention away from the massacre in Syria,” one official charged. "The Syrians will be held accountable for these events.” (Snip) Opposition activists noted that such tactics were previously used by Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein when the Ba'ath Party leader offered a $25,000 reward to the families of Palestinians
  • The Battle of Trafalger Square [Anarchy in the UK]

    03/26/2011 7:34:35 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | March 26, 2011 | Daily Mail
    Police struggle to control hard-core anarchist rioters after 500,000-strong London march against government cuts ends in violence Extremists brought violent chaos to Central London yesterday after hijacking the much-heralded trade union protest against public spending cuts. Trouble continued to flare late into the night as hundreds of people attempted to hijack yesterday's massive anti government cuts demonstration. Riot police fought activists in Trafalgar Square as violent protesters threatened to overshadow the TUC rally in Hyde Park which had earlier passed off peacefully. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said between 200 and 300 people had gathered at the landmark location late yesterday...
  • Egypt crisis worst disaster since Iran’s revolution (Most Egyptians support Islamist)

    01/31/2011 4:31:15 AM PST · by tobyhill · 45 replies
    jerusalem post ^ | 1/31/2011 | BARRY RUBIN
    Analysis: Without learning lessons from past, Obama gambles that anti-American Islamist government allied with Iran won’t emerge from the chaos. When polled recently, 59% of Egyptians said they backed the Islamists and only 27% favored modernizers. There is no good policy for the United States regarding the uprising in Egypt but the Obama administration may be adopting something close to the worst option. This is its first real international crisis. And it seems to be adopting a policy that, while somewhat balanced, is pushing the Egyptian regime out of power. The situation could not be more dangerous and might be...
  • Self-styled communists helped fuel Westlake clash with police (LAPD vs. Rioters...)

    09/08/2010 2:56:40 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | September 8, 2010 | Kate Linthicum
    When the Los Angeles Police Department faced hundreds of protesters on the streets of the Westlake District, some were people drawn to the event from other parts of the city for political reasons. Twenty-two people were arrested Tuesday night after protesters clashed with police near a vigil for Manuel Jamines, a Guatamalan-born day laborer fatally shot Sunday by an officer who said Jamines refused to drop a knife. Among those arrested was Jubilee Shine, 40, a South Los Angeles activist who heads the Coalition for Community Control Over the Police. Shine said he was arrested on 6th Street near Bonnie...
  • After dark, mobs form, smash windows, loot

    07/09/2010 12:08:07 PM PDT · by nmh · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The Sanfranciso Gate Chronicle ^ | 7/9/10 | Matthai Kuruvila, Kevin Fagan, Carolyn Jones,Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writers
    (07-08) 23:33 PDT OAKLAND -- There was outrage, there was looting and there were skirmishes between police and protesters, but that wasn't the whole story of how Oakland reacted to the Johannes Mehserle verdict. ... They smashed windows of shops including the trendy Ozumo restaurant, and one building was spray painted with the words, "Say no to work. Say yes to looting." A boutique called Spoiled was spared. It had a sign outside and pictures of Oscar Grant with the words, "Do not destroy. Black owned. Black owned." JJ Fryzel, an Oakland artist who just moved into a gallery called...
  • New light shed on Kent State killings--Shots fired at Guard, declassified files indicate

    05/03/2010 6:27:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 201 replies · 5,344+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2010 | James Rosen
    Previously undisclosed FBI documents suggest that the Kent State antiwar protests were more meticulously planned than originally thought and that one or more gunshots may have been fired at embattled Ohio National Guardsmen before their killings of four students and woundings of at least nine others on that searing day in May 1970. As the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the Kent State antiwar protests Tuesday, a review of hundreds of previously unpublished investigative reports sheds a new — and very different — light on the tragic episode. The upheaval that enveloped the northeastern Ohio campus actually began three...
  • South Africa police fire buckshot at township rioters (protesting poor housing and rail services)

    03/23/2010 11:52:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 577+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/23/10 | Olivia Kumwenda
    PHOMOLONG, South Africa (Reuters) – South African police fired buckshot on Tuesday to disperse township rioters who threw stones and looted shops to protest over poor housing and lack of rail services. Hundreds of people in the Phomolong township near the South African capital Pretoria blocked roads with rocks and burning tires, in the latest attempt to persuade the government to supply much-needed infrastructure. Scores of similar protests have taken place across the country in the past two months in scenes reminiscent of the apartheid-era. "People have been trying to use formal ways with government, but been given a cold...
  • Tear gas, police horses deployed as MD fans riot after beating Duke

    03/04/2010 8:48:59 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 16 replies · 771+ views
    KENS5 ^ | March 4, 2010 | See BS writer
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- After the Maryland Terrapins beat Duke, 79-72, people gathered on Route 1 to celebrate Soon, the crowd took down a traffic sign and rocked a bus. Police in riot gear tried clearing people from the streets. Officers were on horses, others used shields to physically push people back. Some say the police went too far, using tear gas and shooting sand bags while people ran away. Others say the response is understandable, considering the area’s history. The confrontation lasted for hours. Afterwards, people took pictures of blood on a sidewalk. A group of students said the...
  • Thugs, Tea Parties And Treacle

    09/25/2009 6:09:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 1,145+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 25, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    IT'S A RIOT: Young members of anarchist groups hold violent demonstrations during Friday's G-20 finance meetings in Pittsburgh. Politics: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi berated town hall and tea party protesters this month, tearfully warning they'd incite violence. Well, there's been violence all right, at Pittsburgh's G-20. But it wasn't the tea partiers.It takes gall to characterize ordinary Americans, freely exercising their rights of speech and assembly in civic forums, as "mobs" while ignoring a pack of leftist thugs now smashing a U.S. city. But that's what Pelosi did, directing her righteous tocsin to the Norman Rockwell-like gatherings of Americans...
  • Facebook website used to drum up Auburn rioters

    09/13/2009 3:48:15 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 14 replies · 741+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 14, 2009 | Gemma Jones
    A RIOT by Muslim youths in Auburn last week was organised via Facebook, police believe. The troublemakers used the social networking site to flash up inflammatory references to police and rally their friends for a confrontation. One update identified police as "non-believers" who were raiding a "brother's home". More than 150 people gathered in Cumberland Rd, Auburn, on Tuesday night, forcing police to call in 100 officers, the riot squad and a helicopter. The tense stand-off came after Middle Eastern organised crime squad police raided four homes. Opposition police spokesman Mike Gallacher's office revealed one of the Facebook updates read:...
  • Iranian Cleric Says Rioters Should Be Executed

    06/26/2009 7:28:58 PM PDT · by Son House · 24 replies · 682+ views
    Khaleej Times Online ^ | 26 June 2009 | Khaleej Times Online
    A hardline Iranian cleric called on Friday for the execution of leading rioters to teach a lesson to the thousands who have protested against the June 12 presidential election result. I want the judiciary to ... punish leading rioters firmly and without showing any mercy to teach everyone a lesson, Ahmad Khatami told worshippers at Tehran University. Khatami, a member of the Assembly of Experts, said the judiciary should charge the leading rioters as being mohareb or one who wages war against God. They should be punished ruthlessly and savagely, he said. Under Iran's Islamic law, punishment for people convicted...
  • IRAN: In a rock fight, 10,000 protestors win.

    06/21/2009 12:57:50 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 126 replies · 3,765+ views
    Tehran News BBC ^ | June 21, 2009 | Jeff Head
    Riot Police attempt to hold the line and then start falling back. Riot Police retreat as protestors advance, and then the Polic break and run as protestors chase Please watch the video showing this. In a rock fight 10,000 protestors win "There is only one force of history that can break the reign of hatred and resentment, and expose the pretensions of tyrants, and reward the hopes of the decent and tolerant, and that is the force of human freedom. "All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: The United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse...
  • Four Arrested in SF Anti-War Protests

    03/21/2009 6:00:23 PM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 8 replies · 612+ views ^ | 3/21/09 | unknown
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Four protesters were arrested during an anti-war protest at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco this afternoon, San Francisco police said. San Francisco police spokeswoman Sgt. Lyn Tomioka said three women and one man were arrested and taken into custody at about 2:30 p.m. A boy carrying a backpack filled with rocks was also taken into custody after one of the rocks he was allegedly throwing hit an officer. Tomioka said he was freed by a group of protesters. One officer was kicked and another bitten, Tomioka said. Copyright 2009 by and Bay City News....
  • Danish youths rampage for a sixth night

    02/17/2008 5:43:16 PM PST · by Plane_Guy · 64 replies · 167+ views
    World Digest
    Groups of youths torched schools and cars in a sixth consecutive night of violence across Denmark, mostly in immigrant neighborhoods, police said Saturday. Forty-three people were arrested. The spate of vandalism started last weekend, and some believe it intensified with the reproduction of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad in Danish newspapers Wednesday. The unrest spread across Denmark, with youths torching dozens of cars and buildings and lobbing rocks at police and firefighters in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Ringsted, Slagelse and other cities, officials said. Police said they were not sure what triggered the unrest. Some observers said immigrant youths were protesting...
  • Sarkozy Issues Warning To Rioters

    11/28/2007 3:53:34 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 129+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-28-2007
    Sarkozy issues warning to riotersMr Sarkozy called shooting at officers "completely unacceptable" French President Nicolas Sarkozy has vowed to bring to justice rioters who shot at police in Paris in urban unrest that followed the death of two youths. Mr Sarkozy, visiting policemen injured in the riots, said such shootings could not be tolerated. He also met families of the teenagers killed in a collision with a police car and pledged to hold a judicial inquiry. Mr Sarkozy then headed into crisis talks with key ministers to prevent the spread of three nights of rioting. There was a decrease in...
  • Sarkozy To Paris Rioters: My Patience Is At An End

    11/28/2007 5:15:20 AM PST · by jdm · 64 replies · 65+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Nov. 28, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy has a track record for dealing harshly with rioters, and he issued a warning to those stoking the latest round of antisocial violence. France will not approach these people as political activists, but as murderers who simply haven't yet found success: French President Nicolas Sarkozy has vowed to bring to justice rioters who shot at police in Paris in urban unrest that followed the death of two youths. Mr Sarkozy, visiting policemen injured in the riots, said such shootings could not be tolerated. ... Mr Sarkozy touched down from a state visit to China on Wednesday...
  • Anarchists Flock To Join Denmark Rioters

    03/03/2007 3:44:00 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 816+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3-3-2007 | JanMOlsen
    March 3, 2007, 4:00PMAnarchists flock to join Denmark rioters By JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press Writer © 2007 The Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Anarchists from across northern Europe flocked to join protesters in the Danish capital on Saturday after two nights of riots sparked by the eviction of squatters from an abandoned building that had been a center for young leftists and punk rockers. More than 500 people, including scores of foreigners, have been arrested since the riots started Thursday. Authorities said more than 200 were arrested early Saturday following overnight clashes in which demonstrators pelted police with cobblestones...
  • Fears of repeat Paris riots as buses burn

    10/26/2006 1:39:29 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 70 replies · 1,451+ views
    The Times ^ | October 26, 2006 | Staff
    Armed youths today hijacked and burned a bus in Paris on the eve of the anniversary of the riots which tore through France last year.Around ten hooded men, five of them carrying handguns, put a weapon to the head of the driver and forced him and his passengers off a bus heading to the eastern suburb of Montreuil in the early hours of the morning. The gang then drove off in the vehicle before setting it alight in the second incident of its kind in Paris within a few hours. In the other attack in the suburb of Nanterre around...
  • Riot warning for France suburbs

    10/23/2006 1:29:14 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 37 replies · 1,432+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/23/06 | n/a
    The French housing estates hit by a wave of riots a year ago could once again descend into violence, an intelligence report has warned. The conditions that led to the 2005 unrest are still in place, it says. The warning comes just days before the anniversary of the first riots, following the death of two youths in an estate north-east of Paris. Recent weeks have seen a rise in clashes between police and youths in the capital's immigrant suburbs. The report by the intelligence agency of the interior ministry, dated 11 October, was leaked to the Figaro newspaper. The BBC's...
  • Rioters Attack Chinese After Zambian Poll

    10/02/2006 6:08:11 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 752+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-3-2006 | David Blair
    Rioters attack Chinese after Zambian poll By David Blair in Lusaka (Filed: 03/10/2006) Chinese shopkeepers barricaded their properties against gangs of looters in Zambia's capital, Lusaka, yesterday as a presidential election sparked a backlash against Beijing's growing influence in Africa. Michael Sata, an opposition candidate, won 28 per cent of the vote after accusing China of "exploitation" and turning Zambia into a "dumping ground". Rioters took to the streets of the Zambian capital Lusaka after President Mwanawasa was re-elected in a close contest Although President Levy Mwanawasa was re-elected with 43 per cent of the vote, Mr Sata won in...
  • Protesters face slew of charges, but not for rioting

    06/28/2006 9:22:03 PM PDT · by SmithL · 154+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 6/29/6 | JAMIE SATTERFIELD
    Burglars? Maybe. Rioters? Nah. So says a Knox County grand jury in a case that pitted protesters dressed as forest animals and armed with musical instruments and megaphones against coal company executives and a lone defender of homeland security. Earth First! protesters John Edward Johnson, 35, Sequoia McDowell, 20, and William C. Dodson, 22, had been slapped with a slew of charges, including "aggravated riot" and inciting others to riot after the trio and a group of fellow environmentalists showed up at a National Coal Corp. shareholders' meeting at the Holiday Inn on Cedar Bluff in June 2005. A Knox...
  • Rioters Clash With Police Over Prophet Cartoons in Afghanistan; One Person Killed, Four Wounded

    02/06/2006 4:23:17 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 9 replies · 564+ views
    AP ^ | 02-06-2005 | staff report
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Hundreds of Afghans clashed with police and soldiers Monday during a demonstration against the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed in European newspapers. One person was killed and four wounded, officials said. Afghan police officers try to stop Muslim protesters during a demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Feb. 6, 2006. Clashes in Afghanistan left one person dead and four others injured as protests against the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad roiled across Asia on Monday. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool Police fired on the demonstrators after a man in the crowd shot at them and others...
  • [Israeli] Court rejects lawsuit of youth injured in October 2000 riots

    11/30/2005 9:09:47 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 187+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 12/1/5 | David Ratner
    Haifa Magistrate's Court rejected on Wednesday a suit filed by a youth from the village of Fureidis who demanded state compensation for injuries caused by rubber bullets fired by police during demonstrations in October 2000, at the outset of the Intifada. The judge, Menachem Raniel, ruled that the youth must pay the police NIS 15,000 for legal fees. The youth said that, as demonstrations raged in the village, he was walking to the grocery store when he was injured by a rubber bullet that police aimed at rioters. He told the court that since being injured, he is unable to...
  • USMC & France

    11/09/2005 7:29:42 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 2 replies · 246+ views
    Talkmaster Yahoo Group ^ | Nov.9,2005 | RobbyWorkman
    President Bush has authorized the Joint Chiefs to begin drawing up a battle plan to pull France's ass out of the fire again. Facing an apparent overwhelming force of up to 400 pissed off teenagers, Mr. Bush doubts France's ability to hold off the little pissants. "Hell, if the last two world wars are any indication, I would expect France to surrender any day now", said Bush. Joint Chiefs head, Gen. Peter Pace, warned the President that it might be necessary to send up to 5 Marines to get things under control. The general admitted that 5 Marines may be...
  • The Ripple Effect of Utopianism

    11/07/2005 2:28:34 PM PST · by Alkhin · 1 replies · 227+ views
    Tributaries Blog ^ | November 7, 2005 | esgaroth
    Sheila writes an excellent post about the anniversary of the Fall of Russia...or at least that is how it has formed in my mind in these aftermath times of post-Berlin Wall and the glasnost and perestroika of my own youth.
  • Police Reservists Called Up to Battle Rioters in France

    11/07/2005 1:50:52 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 25 replies · 1,029+ views ^ | Monday, November 07, 2005
    Police Reservists Called Up to Battle Rioters in France Monday, November 07, 2005 PARIS — France (search) will impose curfews "wherever it is necessary" and call up 1,500 police reservists to stop rioting, the prime minister said Monday, as civil unrest erupted for a 12th night with youths setting fire to an empty bus and attacking police in Toulouse. The announcement came as similar violence was reported in neighboring Belgium and Germany and the French government faced growing criticism for its inability to stop the violence in its tough suburbs. Governments worldwide urged their citizens to be careful in France....
  • French rioters open fire on police, 10 hurt

    11/06/2005 4:13:26 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 96 replies · 2,423+ views
    Reuters Alert Net ^ | November 6, 2005
    GRIGNY, France, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Rioters fired shots at police in an 11th night of riots in France on Sunday, injuring 10 policemen, two of them seriously, police said. Some 200 youths were lobbing stones and other objects at police in Grigny, south of Paris, a police spokesman said, adding that some of the rioters had fired at officers with shotguns, hitting 10 policemen. Two officers were being treated in hospital, one with lead shot wounds to the throat, the other with wounds to a leg. Asked whether the rioters could have killed someone, the spokesman said: "Probably...
  • Rioters' Parents To March Against Paris Anarchy

    11/04/2005 5:57:48 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies · 1,238+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-5-2005 | Henry Samuel
    Rioters' parents to march against Paris anarchy By Henry Samuel in Aulnay-sous-Bois (Filed: 05/11/2005) Parents of the teenage rioters who have turned the housing estates of northern Paris into an urban war zone will march in silent protest this morning to demand an end to the spiralling unrest. Firefighters attempt to extinguish a warehouse fire As the estate dwellers and the police sent in numbers to contain the violence braced for a ninth consecutive night of anarchy, the mayor of one of the worst-hit towns sought to rally residents against the crimes of their children. Gerard Gaudron, the mayor of...
  • Panama - General strike to defend social security (New snapshots of rioters)

    05/22/2005 8:13:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 706+ views ^ | 9/23/03 | Jorge Martín
    Panama General strike to defend social security By Jorge Martín On Tuesday September 23 a 24-hour warning general strike called by the National Front brought Panama to a standstill. It was called in protest against attacks on welfare. The National Front is an umbrella organisation that brings together the main trade unions and social organisations in the country, including the National Independent United Trade Union Confederation (CoNUSI), the National Council of Organised Workers (CoNATO), and the unions of building workers (SUNTRACS), social security workers, teachers and others. This latest warning general strike was the highest point in the mass movement...
  • Maximum pain is aim of new US weapon

    03/02/2005 5:59:00 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 42 replies · 1,353+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3/2/05 | David Hambling
    The US military is funding development of a weapon that delivers a bout of excruciating pain from up to 2 kilometres away. Intended for use against rioters, it is meant to leave victims unharmed. But pain researchers are furious that work aimed at controlling pain has been used to develop a weapon. And they fear that the technology will be used for torture. "I am deeply concerned about the ethical aspects of this research," says Andrew Rice, a consultant in pain medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, UK. "Even if the use of temporary severe pain can be...
  • Woman pleads no contest to selling stones to rioters

    10/06/2004 6:31:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies · 805+ views
    Woman pleads no contest to selling stones to rioters ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) -- A woman who police say sold stones to rioters in a southwest Michigan city last year and used the money to pay her cable television bill has pleaded no contest to inciting a riot. Yuolanda Taylor, 32, entered the plea Monday. A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing purposes. She is free on bail, but faces up to 10 years in prison at her sentencing Nov. 15. The city of Benton Harbor was devastated by two...
  • Kerry's Medals Were Deserved, Says Widow of Slain Comrade, Husband was Swift Boat Skipper (Droz)

    08/27/2004 5:03:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 63 replies · 1,813+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | Friday, August, 27, 2006 | Jessica Vascellaro
    But Droz, a key witness in the ongoing debate over Kerry's service record, is missing from it, killed in a rocket attack in Vietnam in April 1969 days after Kerry returned home. While Droz cannot defend Kerry, his widow, Judith Droz Keyes, said she feels she must. She said she is confident that her husband would defend both Kerry's record in Vietnam and his antiwar activism. "John Kerry was a good friend, and a loyal friend to my late husband," she said in a telephone interview from her office in San Francisco. "My husband isn't here to speak, and all...
  • Boston Globe: Testing your Republican credentials

    08/21/2004 8:46:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies · 826+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 21, 2004 | Dan Payne
    ..........................Republicans don't wince at Bushisms like these "I'm honored to shake the hand of a brave Iraqi citizen who had his hand cut off by Saddam Hussein." -- Washington, D.C., May 25, 2004. (Let's give him a hand.) "So thank you for reminding me about the importance of being a good mom and a great volunteer as well." -- St. Louis, Jan. 5, 2004. (So that's where some of Laura's clothes went.) "I'm the master of low expectations." -- Air Force One, June 4, 2003. (Any lower and we're talking chimpanzee.) "There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know...

    08/17/2004 10:36:22 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 59 replies · 2,278+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8/17/04
    A leader of one of the major protest groups planning to disrupt the GOP convention said Monday she will not instruct her members to refrain from violent attacks against New York City police, delegates or city residents during a planned 250,000 person march on the night before the convention. Referring to planned protests as "a battle," Tanya Mayo, national coordinator for the protest group "Not in Our Name," told radio host Sean Hannity that her group alone has 30,000 members, but that other groups could swell that number by hundreds of thousands during a planned march up 7th Ave. to...
  • Who are the real, useful idiots?

    04/06/2003 11:53:23 AM PDT · by Exton1 · 42 replies · 342+ views
    Who are the real, useful idiots? Brent Flynn Practically Rational So the Lenins of the world think the anti-war protestors are nothing more than unpatriotic, ill-informed stooges of brutal dictators everywhere. Useful idiot is the term commonly used by right wing ideologues to describe the naïve peaceniks that are supposedly giving aid and comfort to Saddam Hussein by opposing the impending invasion of Iraq. Instead of characterizing the marchers as ordinary, loyal Americans who decided to get off their duffs for once and speak out against what they see as an unprovoked invasion of a weak country, the marchers...
  • Local Reports-Angry Mobs Gathering, Rocking Cars in Oakland Area

    01/26/2003 8:13:41 PM PST · by ewing · 131 replies · 378+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 26, 2003 | Raider Nation Wackos