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  • Local Murrieta Official Warns Immigration Protests Likely ‘Every Time’ Buses Arrive

    07/02/2014 10:38:12 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 44 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 2 Jul 2014
    MURRIETA (CBSLA.com/AP) — A dramatic scene in Murrieta that saw American flag-waving protesters prevent Homeland Security buses carrying undocumented migrant children and families from reaching a suburban processing center is likely to be repeated in the coming days, a city official said Wednesday. Mayor Pro-Tem Harry Ramos told KNX 1070′s Dick Helton that the standoff Tuesday – which included several protesters holding U.S. flags and signs reading “stop illegal immigration,” and “illegals out!” – may occur every 72 hours as a new busload of immigrants are processed through Border Patrol. “I believe that there will be protests every time there...
  • Rebels shoot down Ukraine military helicopter over Slovyansk; govt says 14 dead, 1 general)

    05/29/2014 4:09:50 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior
    StarTribune ^ | May 29, 2014 | PETER LEONARD
    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Rebels in eastern Ukraine shot down a government military helicopter Thursday amid heavy fighting around the eastern city of Slovyansk, killing 14 soldiers including a general, Ukraine's leader said. Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov told the parliament in Kiev that rebels used a portable air defense missile Thursday to down the helicopter and said Gen. Volodymyr Kulchitsky was among the dead
  • The Ukrainian Uprising is a Rebellion, Not a Revolution

    02/26/2014 8:08:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/26/2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Ceding to protestors' demands, Ukrainian parliament members voted last week to impeach President Viktor Yanukovych and hold early elections, which have been set for May 25. Online "slacktivists," keyboard warriors and various media outlets responded by breathlessly declaring the situation a "revolution" -- and in some cases even proclaiming it a successful one. Except that it isn't at this point. Far from it. Proponents of freedom and democracy would love nothing more than for Ukrainian citizens to fully control their own destiny. However, mere wishful thinking is no substitute for manifest reality, and semantics shouldn't replace substance. Otherwise,...
  • What Makes Us Different? (Vanity?)

    10/30/2013 9:56:36 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 62 replies
    My mind | 10/30/13 | Hoagy62
    I was speaking with Mrs. Hoagy62 this morning about some of the threads I was seeing here on FR. There is a LOT of things being said about defense in the face of tyranny, tactics to be used when going up against tyrannical forces, and general commentary about what one does in certain situations. One of the things that I found a little disturbing is the thought that one should target families of those who may be in the employ of the government/military/police forces on the opposite side of a possible CWII conflict. I refer to the comment on the...
  • Egyptian Military Coup In 48 Hours If No Solution Found

    07/01/2013 8:02:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 1, 2013
    The Egyptian Military just made a publc statement on Egyptian TV and it appears the country is close to another military coup: EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS WON'T BE PART OF POLITICS EGYPT MILITARY SAYS NATIONAL SECURITY SUBJECTED TO GRAVE DANGER EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS PROTESTS 'UNPRECEDENTED' EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS HOMELAND FACING DIRE SITUATION EGYPT'S MILITARY SAYS WILL NOT BE PARTY TO POLITICS OR POWER EGYPT MILITARY SAYS CALLS FOR MEETING THE DEMANDS OF THE PEOPLE EGYPT MILITARY MAY HAVE TO OFFER ROADMAP AFTER 48 HOURS In other words, do as the people want, calm this down now, or we will step in...
  • There Is A City : Tribute to the Heroes of The Warsaw Uprising (August 1, 1944)

    08/01/2012 4:45:10 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/31/2012
    Once a year on August 1st, the people of Warsaw pay hommage to the fallen heroes that fought for freedom in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. The biggest rebellion against German Nazi occupation during WWII cost over 200 000 lives and destruction of the capital.
  • Moving Syrian tank gets hit by an RPG

    07/14/2012 11:51:36 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 13 July 2012
    He just keeps going.
  • Courage and Inspiration, Across the Centuries

    04/20/2012 11:01:05 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 20, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of Lexington and Warsaw... By April 19, 1775, the British armed forces had been occupying Boston, Massachusetts for almost seven years. Soldiers demanded room and board from the residents of this religious town, founded over a century before by immigrants seeking a safe and hospitable place to live and work and practice their quiet, respectable, honorable denomination. But the British grew ever more tyrannical in the 1760s, until soldiers were underfoot, on the corner, in the shops, in the Bostonians’ very homes. Their freedom – the liberty their ancestors had braved the dangers of ocean voyage...
  • Syria's Long, Bloody Uprising (Intense, Graphic Images)

    02/27/2012 5:02:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 27, 2012 | Staff
    Nearly a year after it began, the violence in Syria carries on. Despite tightening international sanctions, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's troops continue to attack opposition strongholds across the country. As the shelling of the city of Homs continues, fresh offensives have just started in the province of Idlib, where government troops reportedly fired artillery, mortars, and anti-aircraft guns at several towns. Over the weekend, the United States and European and Arab countries held a "friends of Syria" conference in Tunisia to work out a plan to end the violence. Talk of arming the opposition is muted, due to deep divisions...
  • Terror in Homs: more than 200 killed as Syrian forces fire mortar rounds, tank shells

    02/05/2012 2:00:28 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Terror in Homs: more than 200 killed as Syrian forces fire mortar rounds, tank shells Agence France-Presse BEIRUT - Dazed and shocked residents of the battered Syrian protest hub of Homs emerged from their homes on Saturday after a night of terror to search the rubble for loved ones. Thousands of people flooded the streets of the flashpoint central city to bury more than 200 civilians who were killed in a barrage of mortar rounds and tank shells fired by regime forces, witnesses said. "Nearly 200 martyrs will be buried in Freedom Park," activist Hadi Abdullah of the General Commission...
  • Food and stability in North Korea: Deprive and rule

    09/18/2011 3:06:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Economist ^ | 09/17/11
    Food and stability in North Korea Deprive and rule Why does North Korea’s dictatorship remain so entrenched despite causing such hunger and misery? Sep 17th 2011 | SEOUL | IF NOBODY else, at least Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s leader, appears to have found something to fill his belly with during the annual Chuseok harvest festival in North Korea this week. “His face beaming with a smile,” as his propaganda machine put it, he dropped into a shop in Pyongyang selling pancakes stuffed with meat. Outside the capital there are few such treats. Much of the rest of the country...
  • 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...
  • Al Gore Calls For Arab Spring Uprising Against Tea Party Movement (Video)

    08/04/2011 7:07:57 AM PDT · by OneVike · 48 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 8/4/11 | Chuck Wolk
    Al Gore seems to think his opinion matters, but until he comes clean on the way he has fleeced the citizens of the world over GW, he will never ever be taken seriously again. Besides, the money George Soros plays with makes the Koch Brothers look like paupers. As for the non-violent uprising in Egypt by the Arab Spring that he wants to happen against the Tea Party, the part that is happening now is all controlled by the Islamic Brotherhood, which is a violent arm of Islam that is responsible for assassinations and assassination attempts throughout their existence....
  • Teetering Assad Regime Moves to Crush Revolt with Infantry, Tanks, Snipers (video)

    04/25/2011 5:50:02 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 25, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    "No humanity left in Syria" Syrian troops reportedly entering Deraa, Syria this morning (YouTube) The British government has now advised UK nationals to "get out of Syria while the airlines are still flying" as the utterly ruthless Baathist-military regime seeks to destroy the uprising without a trace of mercy.Over one-hundred civilian protesters were slaughtered on Friday in what appears to have been a turning point for government opponents, as they're quickly ramping-up their demands from simply increased freedom/rights to a complete overthrow and inglorious end to the vile Assad dynasty. Following government snipers' potshots on funeral goers on Saturday -killing...
  • Angry Birds and Disney combine to explain Arab uprising

    03/30/2011 12:23:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | March 30, 2011
    Taking a cue from Bugs Bunny knocking Hitler in the head with a mallet, YouTube user Egor Zhgun created a short animated piece based on the recent revolts in the Arab world. The short video, entitled 'Three Big Pigs', uses melodies from Walt Disney's The Three Little Pigs and characters from Angry Birds to re-enact the rebellions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. With the public as the birds in the spoof, the pigs are represented by Tunisian ex-president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Egyptian ex-president Hosni Mubarak, and Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi. After outing the former Tunisian and Egyptian leaders,...
  • Facebook drops uprising page after Israel protest

    03/29/2011 10:16:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3/29/11 | ap
    JERUSALEM – A Facebook page calling on Palestinians to take up arms against Israel has been removed from the social-networking site after a high-profile Israeli appeal. Entitled "Third Palestinian Intifada," the page had more than 350,000 fans before it was taken down. Facebook didn't comment the removal on Tuesday. Israeli Cabinet Minister Yuli Edelstein said in a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that the page included calls to kill Jews and for "liberating" Jerusalem through violence.
  • Toward the Rise of an Islamic Caliphate?

    03/26/2011 6:39:52 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 8 replies
    As the Arab world convulses, much of the American discussion is focused on whom we should help, whom we should help topple, how much it will cost, how will it affect our already-taxed military personnel, and whether our leaders in Washington have any kind of plan for dealing with the changing regimes and allegiances. All valid issues. But a wider view of the changes shows that the ouster of rulers in Tunisia and Egypt, the possible fall of Gadhafi in Libya and Saleh in Yemen, and the upheaval in Bahrain and even Syria, could create a climate for a move...
  • Did Food Shortages Spur the Mideast Uprisings?

    03/14/2011 6:39:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 03/14/2011 | Robert Samuelson
    Here's a question about the Mideast turmoil for future historians: How much did food inflation contribute? We know some basic facts. Middle East countries import 50 percent or more of their wheat, a staple food for many. Beginning in mid-2010, world grain prices exploded. At $8.56 a bushel in February, wheat prices had doubled in eight months. Despite massive subsidies, some higher prices filtered through to consumers. Did that create a tinderbox for protest? "In both Tunisia and Egypt, women in TV interviews screamed about food prices," says Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations. "Food inflation was a...
  • The question no one is asking about Libya: Who is paying (and paying for) the Rebels?

    03/07/2011 9:09:38 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 49 replies
    MB26
    Had another very interesting phone call with an old retired CIA friend/source this evening. He said "All your reporter friends are failing to ask the most important question. 'Who is payinng the rebels in Libya?" Following the direction of the old truths. "No bucks, no Buck Rogers" and "Follow the money and you follow the crime;" I asked myself, who is paying these guys? Forget about ammunition and other items that can be "liberated." Who is providing their food? Who is feeding the families? Who is providing all the other hugely expensive things life amd war demands? The list of...
  • How Gaddafi Lost the Rebellion... but is Winning the War

    03/07/2011 4:00:52 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 7, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    "War looks over but for the mass executions  and the climb-down by EU leadership..." As has become typical, Barack Obama's endorsement was the kiss of death... this time for Libyan rebels most thought would  be overrunning Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli by now.  Seems serial ineptitude emanating from both US and EU 'leadership' quickly extinguished any hope the opposition initially held of conquering this vile regime. And with zero effective aid to the rebels from Obama and the lily-livered Europeans, what was "Gaddafi must step-down" supposed to mean without any consequences to back it up... when he then predictably told them to shove...
  • Libya’s Hidden Wealth May Be Next Battle($70bn up for grab?)

    03/04/2011 5:52:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    NYT ^ | 03/03/11 | LANDON THOMAS Jr.
    March 3, 2011 Libya’s Hidden Wealth May Be Next Battle By LANDON THOMAS Jr. LONDON — As the battle for Libya rages on, the struggle over control of the country’s sovereign wealth fund and its $70 billion in assets has just begun. With a sizable pot of ready cash and stakes in a few elite European companies — including the British publisher Pearson and the Italian soccer club Juventus — the fund served as an emphatic calling card for its founder, Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, a son of the Libyan ruler who was once regarded as the reformer in the family....
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il Makes 1st Appearance in Days(feeling safe again?)

    03/01/2011 9:46:18 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/02/11
    Kim Jong-il Makes 1st Appearance in Days North Korean leader Kim Jong-il reappeared in public on Sunday after vanishing from view since Feb. 17. Until then he had undertaken 27 of his so-called on-the-spot guidance trips this year, one every 1.92 days on average. Observers believe the dictator hunkered down due to the Jasmine Revolutions in the Middle East, which unseated leaders who like him had had an iron grip on power for decades. Kim was seen again at a concert by an orchestra of the People's Internal Security Forces, escorted by his son and heir Jong-un. The forces are...
  • China says media must 'cooperate' after clampdown

    03/01/2011 4:21:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | 03/01/11 | Marianne Barriaux
    China says media must 'cooperate' after clampdown by Marianne Barriaux Tue Mar 1, 3:35 am ET BEIJING (AFP) – China on Tuesday told journalists they must "cooperate" with police and respect the country's laws, after several foreign reporters were roughed up in a crackdown on calls for anti-government protests. Beijing has launched a massive security clampdown in response to the calls inspired by the "Jasmine revolution" in Tunisia which sparked a wave of unrest against authoritarian regimes in the Arab world. US and EU diplomats in China as well as media groups have condemned the tough police handling of some...
  • Authorities Investigating How Goat Herd Ran Into Traffic (Muslim Uprising Begins in Cali ..)

    02/28/2011 4:58:44 AM PST · by Scythian · 15 replies
    <p>GALT, Calif. (CBS13) — The California Highway Patrol is still investigating how a herd of goats found their way onto Interstate 5 Saturday night, triggering car accidents and leaving dozens of animals dead.</p> <p>Some surprised drivers were unable to avoid the nearly 200 goats that walked onto the southbound lanes of traffic near the Twin Cities Road off-ramp, causing several accidents and inflicting non-life threatening injuries to one driver.</p>
  • Iraq's largest oil refinery shut by bombing

    02/25/2011 10:25:58 PM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 82 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Feb 26, 2011 | Sabah al-Bazee
    Iraq's largest oil refinery was shut down on Saturday after militants carried out a bomb attack and set it on fire, the governor of Salahuddin province said. The militants killed four people and planted bombs at production units for kerosene and benzene at the refinery in the town of Baiji, a former al Qaeda stronghold about 180 km (112 miles) north of Baghdad, Governor Ahmed al-Jubouri said. "There is a big fire in the refinery and the refinery has completely stopped," Jubouri told Reuters. Overall violence in Iraq has dropped sharply since the peak of sectarian conflict in 2006-07, but...
  • Libya orders mass cash handouts in attempt to quell unrest($400)

    02/25/2011 4:36:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Ha'aretz ^ | 02/25/11
    Libya orders mass cash handouts in attempt to quell unrest State television says Muammar Gadhafi's beleaguered regime to increases food subsidies, allowances as well as a sweeping cash grants. By Reuters and DPA Libya's government, clinging to power after a popular revolt, has ordered massive cash handouts include wage increases, food subsidies and allowances, state television reported on Friday. It said each family will receive 500 Libyan dinars ($400) to help cover increased food costs, and that wages for some categories of public sector workers would increase by 150 percent, the television station said.
  • Saudi ruler offers $36bn to stave off uprising amid warning oil price could double

    02/24/2011 5:06:58 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 02/24/11 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Saudi ruler offers $36bn to stave off uprising amid warning oil price could double The king of Saudi Arabia last night announced $36bn (Ł22bn) of extra benefits for his people in an attempt to stop the wave of Arab uprisings spreading to the world’s biggest oil exporter, as experts warned Brent crude could hit $220 a barrel. By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard 6:42AM GMT 24 Feb 2011 King Abdullah’s support package offers to give 18m lower and middle-income Saudi’s inflation-busting pay rises, unemployment benefits and affordable housing. The cash-rich Saudi government pledged to spend a total of $400bn by the end of...
  • Libya protests: 140 'massacred' as Gaddafi sends in snipers to crush dissent

    02/20/2011 12:45:37 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 40 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 02/20/11 | Nick Meo
    Libya protests: 140 'massacred' as Gaddafi sends in snipers to crush dissent Women and children leapt from bridges to their deaths as they tried to escape a ruthless crackdown by Libyan forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. By Nick Meo, Cairo 7:50AM GMT 20 Feb 2011 Snipers shot protesters, artillery and helicopter gunships were used against crowds of demonstrators, and thugs armed with hammers and swords attacked families in their homes as the Libyan regime sought to crush the uprising. "Dozens were killed ... We are in the midst of a massacre here," a witness told Reuters. The man said...
  • CBS’ Lara Logan Released From Detention In Egypt, Bound For U.S.

    02/04/2011 12:36:35 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 17 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 02/04/2011 | Mark Joyella
    CBS News correspondent Lara Logan and her two-person crew have all been released from detention in Egypt. The CBS crew was taken into custody Thursday amid a roundup of journalists–some of whom were beaten and threatened with death. Logan, who serves as CBS News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent, was covering the uprising in Cairo with CBS crewmembers Don Lee and Max McClellan when they were confronted and arrested.
  • Egypt: The Turning Point, The Regime's Plan on What to Do Next

    02/01/2011 4:17:55 PM PST · by forty_years · 5 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | 2/1/2011 | Barry Rubin
    ... The White House spokesman on January 31 said the United States would accept the Muslim Brotherhood in government if it rejected violence and recognizes "democratic goals." Funny, that was the U.S. government position on Hizballah (which now rules Lebanon) and Hamas (which now rules the Gaza Strip). How did that work out? ...
  • Al Jazeera English: Live Stream

    01/28/2011 8:15:20 AM PST · by MNConserv · 59 replies
    Al Jazeera English: Live StreamIncredible live coverage in Cairo. Now reporting that the military has been ordered into the streets to enforce the curfew. They have already set a troop carrier on fire.
  • International Community Calls for Crackdown on Tunisia Violence

    01/13/2011 5:47:08 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 3 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 13 Jan 2011 | Lisa Schlein
    Calls are growing for the international community to adopt a tougher reaction to the escalating violence in Tunisia. The criticism is particularly vocal in former colonial power France. France has a front-row seat to the unfolding violence in Tunisia. Paris has longtime economic and political ties with its former colony and a large Tunisian diaspora lives in France. Not surprisingly, the three weeks of clashes between protesters and police in the North African country has been top news here. On Thursday, the Paris-based International Federation of Human Rights notched up its estimated death toll in Tunisia to 66. The Tunisian...
  • November is Just a Starting Point: We are Committed to Our Cause

    09/27/2010 3:12:00 AM PDT · by Son House · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | September 23, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is not a crazy document at all. I mean, the Republican Pledge, nothing crazy about it at all, basic, common sense positions. I'd like somebody to ask Mike Castle, "Do you agree with this?" "Olympia Snowe, do you agree with this?" "Susan Collins, do you agree?" "Senator McCain, do you agree with this Pledge?" I want to know what these RINOs have to say about it. And the Democrats, guess what they're saying? The Democrats are saying, "Well, this could threaten Social Security." Honest to God. The Democrats, right out of Page 1 of the playbook are saying...
  • Anthem for Tea Partiers

    07/23/2010 11:07:17 AM PDT · by Scarpetta · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Uprising Paranoia is in bloom, The PR transmissions will resume They'll try to, push drugs that keep us all dumbed down And hope that, we will never see the truth around (so come on) Another promise, another seed Another, packaged lie to keep us trapped in greed And all the, Green belts wrapped around our minds And endless, red tape to keep the truth confined (so come on) They will not force us They will stop degrading us They will not control us We will be victorious so come on Interchanging mind control Come let the, revolution takes its toll...
  • Citizen uprising of internet regulations

    04/29/2010 9:47:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 334+ views
    big government ^ | 4/29/10 | Lori Drummer
    The growing American protest movement has met the Obama Administration’s effort to regulate the Internet, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been flooded with almost 50,000 individual demands to stay away from their broadband. Just as a majority of Americans now opposes the Administration’s increased spending and government intrusion into the free economy, a clear majority opposes the President’s move to assert authority over the Internet.
  • Anniversary of the Christian Serbian Revolution against the Moslem Turk occupiers

    04/24/2010 6:16:26 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 18 replies · 360+ views
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | April 24, 2010 | Aleksandra Rebic / "Didzoni"
    On April 23, 2010, Serbia marked 195 years since the Second Serbian Uprising. The First and Second Serbian uprisings against the Ottoman Turks were critical milestones in Serbian history. After several centuries of being ruled by the Turks who occupied the Serbian lands, beginning with the Battle of Kosovo in 1389, the Serbs, with their successful uprisings against the Moslem Ottomans, were on their way to establishing their modern Serbian statehood and winning back their independence. This excellent video with English subtitles presents the history of the Christian Serbians' revolution against their Moslem occupiers. And the music accompanying the video...
  • Kyrgyzstan mourns dead from uprising

    04/09/2010 6:35:56 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 302+ views
    Thousands massed in Kyrgyzstan's capital on Friday to honour scores of people killed in the uprising that toppled President Kurmanbek Bakiyev who said the new leadership had "blood on their hands". Mourners in Bishkek's main square prayed and laid a sea of flowers at the scene of the protests as part of the official day of mourning for the dead, said to number at least 75, with more than 1,500 injured. Fresh automatic weapon fire rang out Thursday night, adding to the tensions. And as the first funerals took place in Bishkek and other cities, a defiant Mr Bakiyev emerged...
  • Iran reformist Mehdi Karroubi's car 'fired on'

    01/08/2010 5:32:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 142+ views
    BBC ^ | 01/08/10
    Iran reformist Mehdi Karroubi's car 'fired on' Mr Karroubi is a leading figure in the opposition Green Movement Iran opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi's car has been fired on in the northern city of Qazvin, his website reports. Mr Karroubi, who was in the city for a religious ceremony, was in the car at the time but was not said to be hurt. The shooting happened shortly after he left a house that had been surrounded by what the site called a well-organised group throwing stones. Mr Karroubi was a reformist candidate in June's election, and has protested strongly against alleged...
  • Iran bans contact with 60 groups

    01/05/2010 4:17:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 393+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 01/05/10
    Iran bans contact with 60 groups Ban includes BBC, Human Rights Watch and Israel Radio. Veteran Persian-language broadcaster in Israel says this is not the first time Iran points the finger at media AFP Iran has banned its citizens from having contact with 60 organizations including the BBC, Human Rights Watch and opposition website Rahesabz as well as US-funded broadcasters, state media have reported. The deputy intelligence minister in charge of external affairs said that the 60 blacklisted groups were suspected of being involved in efforts by Western governments to topple the Islamic regime as part of a "soft war"...
  • Iran: opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi 'ready to die' for the cause

    01/01/2010 8:09:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 587+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 01/01/10
    Iran: opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi 'ready to die' for the cause Iran's opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi said the country is in 'serious crisis' and he is 'not afraid to die' for his cause. Published: 9:28AM GMT 01 Jan 2010 In a statement posted on his website on Friday , Mr Mousavi called for the immediate release of his supporters arrested after the disputed presidential vote in June and during protests earlier this week. "Arresting or killing Mousavi, [and another opposition leader Mehdi] Karoubi ... will not calm the situation," he said. "I am not afraid to die for people's demands...
  • Debka: Iran reels toward popular-religious uprising amid spiraling bloodshed

    12/28/2009 12:52:11 PM PST · by PoliticalEthics · 4 replies · 589+ views
    Citizens United Against Terror ^ | 12/28/09 | CUAT & Debka
    Debka has an exclusive report on the Iranian uprising http://www.debka.com/article.php?aid=1416 covering the key players of the insurgency, the death tolls and the various sides. One question that comes to mind reading all of the information on the resistance movement (not Debka) is whether extremists are trying to hijack the resistance movement. After all, Mousavi was a Revolutionary leader of the last Ayatollah. From the Debka Report: "The current upsurge of violence across Iran is the most dangerous yet because for the first time demonstrators are turning round to attack security forces, the Revolutionary Guardsmen and Basijj paramilitaries.
  • Russia voices concern over Tehran unrest (allegation of Russian involvement?)

    12/28/2009 9:38:07 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 485+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 12/28/09
    Russia voices concern over Tehran unrest Russia is concerned by the recent clashes between demonstrators and police in Tehran, and calls for restraint and conciliation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Security forces clashed with protesters on Saturday and Sunday. A total of 15 people died and over 300 rioters arrested. "We believe the most important thing in such a situation is to show restraint, and seek a compromise on the basis of the law, and also to take political efforts to prevent a further escalation of the confrontation," the statement said. The ministry also expressed regret over allegations...
  • Iran: Seven opposition leaders arrested as Mousavi nephew's body 'missing'

    12/28/2009 8:10:54 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 345+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 12/28/09
    December 28, 2009 Seven opposition leaders arrested as Mousavi nephew's body 'missing' Analysts have heralded the start of what could be a bloody endgame Times Online Iranian security forces today rounded up at least seven prominent activists amid reports that the body of the opposition leader's nephew, killed on Sunday as hundreds of thousands took to the streets, had gone missing Clashes had been expected at a funeral ceremony for Seyed Ali Mousavi, whose uncle Mir Hossein Mousavi was defeated in hotly disputed elections earlier this year. Instead police fired teargas to disperse Mousavi supporters who had gathered outside the...
  • AMA's Endorsement of House Health Care Bill Sparks Internal Uprising

    11/07/2009 5:17:49 AM PST · by Son House · 18 replies · 1,671+ views
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | November 06, 2009 | FOXNEWS.com
    Some AMA members are outraged that the group's trustees made the endorsement without the formal approval of the organization's House of Delegates. The American Medical Association's much-touted endorsement of the House health care reform bill has triggered a revolt among some members who want the endorsement withdrawn. Some members are outraged that the group's trustees made the endorsement without the formal approval of the organization's House of Delegates. On Monday, delegates will vote on a resolution offered by some members that, if approved, will withdraw the AMA’s endorsement of the bill. President Obama cited the endorsement of the influential AMA,...
  • Warsaw Ghetto uprising leader Edelman dies at 90

    10/05/2009 3:22:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 2,055+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-10-03
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of WWII Warsaw Ghetto uprising, died Friday in Warsaw at the age of 90. Paula Sawicka told The Associated Press that Edelman died at her family's home at 2 p.m. EDT (1800GMT) of old age. "He died at home, among friends, among his close people," Sawicka said.
  • Muse - Uprising (vanity)

    08/07/2009 12:52:38 PM PDT · by Graing · 11 replies · 1,598+ views
    Heya FReepers. Having an interest in prog rock - specifically Dream Theater - Glenn caught my attention when he played part of a new Muse song today. It's called "Uprising" and here are the lyrics : "The paranoia is in bloom, the PR The transmissions will resume They'll try to push drugs Keep us all dumbed down and hope that We will never see the truth around (So come on) Another promise, another scene, another A package not to keep us trapped in greed With all the green belts wrapped around our minds ...and endless red tape to keep the...
  • Iran Uprising Blogging: Friday Updates

    07/24/2009 9:44:10 AM PDT · by iThinkBig · 157+ views
    Huffington Post ^ | 7-24-09 | Nico Pitney
    I'm liveblogging the latest Iran election fallout. Email me with any news or thoughts, or follow me on Twitter. Send me instant messages at nico.pitney@gmail.com or njpitney on AIM. Scroll down for news related to the front-page headlines. Local Iran time is 8 1/2 hours ahead of Eastern time. Worldwide demonstrations tomorrow. Check United4Iran.com for updates. Amnesty International's web sites highlights some of the larger events planned in the United States. If you attend one of the rallies, click here to submit photos to the Huffington Post. We'll feature them as they come in. Here's a news write up by...
  • Rafsanjani says many Iranians have election doubts

    07/17/2009 4:50:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 1,512+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/17/09
    Rafsanjani says many Iranians have election doubts 1 hr 48 mins ago TEHRAN (Reuters) – Former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Friday a "large group of Iranians" had doubts about last month's disputed presidential election and that something should be done about the situation. Rafsanjani also called for the release of protesters and others detained after the June poll. "In the current situation it is not necessary for us to have a number of people in prisons ... we should allow them to return to their families," he said during a Friday prayer sermon.
  • Preparation Under way for N. Korean Technicians to Evacuate from Iran

    06/25/2009 2:15:58 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies · 1,426+ views
    Sankei Shimbun ^ | 06/20/09
    /begin my summary Preparation Under way for N. Korean Technicians to Evacuate from Iran It has been revealed on June 20 that N. Korea's missile and nuke technicians, currently staying in Iran, started preparation to evacuate from Iran, according to a credible source on Mid-East. It is not certain that they will actually leave, but they are definitely preparing for the departure when Iranian (political) situation becomes 'fluid.' N. Korean technicians are at multiple sites in Iran, cooperating with Iran the development of missiles and other projects. In addition to securing personal belongings, the preparation includes equipments and documents which...
  • White House: Cairo speech inspired the Iran uprising

    06/23/2009 9:05:59 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 61 replies · 1,820+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 23, 2009 | by Ed Morrissey
    No, I’m really not kidding about this. The Washington Post has the story: But Obama’s shades-of-gray approach rejects comparison to an era when Communist bloc dissidents had virtually no access to the Western media and the world was more neatly divided between a pair of superpowers, not complicated by the set of ambitious regional powers such as Iran that the Obama administration is seeking to manage. Since taking office, Obama has argued that reclaiming America’s moral authority by ending torture and closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay provides essential diplomatic leverage to influence events in such strategic parts of the...