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  • Catholic school student addresses ‘misinformation’ and ‘outright lies’ ...

    01/20/2019 9:38:33 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/19 | Emily Birnbaum
    The Catholic high school student at the center of a viral controversy claimed on Sunday that reports about his apparent confrontation with a Native American man have been filled with "misinformation" and "outright lies." CNN's Jake Tapper posted a letter from the student, identified as Nick Sandmann from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, explaining the incident. "I am providing this factual account of what happened on Friday afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial to correct misinformation and outright lies being spread about my family and me," Sandmann wrote in the letter. His explanation comes after a video clip passed around...
  • Iranian Regime Express its Fear of Resistance Units Activities

    01/20/2019 9:37:34 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 4 replies
    The fundamental changes in a society arose from a wide variety of causes such as dictatorship, corruption, inflation, Incompetence of the authorities, and dissatisfaction of the people. on the other hand, protest and strike by the people challenge the authorities finally all walk of life of the society refuse obedience or order of the theocratic rule, as the protests grow the resistance units will be gradually formed and conduct the anger of the people. In the beginning, They are small groups but they expand very fast. After the nationwide uprising in Dec 2017, protest and strike expanded in Iran, the...
  • Iranian Regime Is Fearful Of Organized Social Unrest

    01/12/2019 12:36:22 PM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 6 replies
    Iran freedom ^ | Jan 12, 2019 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    In his Speech last Wednesday Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei show his fear to the current fragile and chaotic state of the country. Nothing is more frightening to Khamenei and the Iranian authorities than the social unrest unleashed by protests which began Dec 2107 inside the country, the endless strikes that have shaken the government, and indeed threatened the existence of the ruling Iranian regime. Iranian people from all walk of life protest over high prices, inflation, corruption, incompetence. On Wednesday, during a speech in Qom (150 KM south of Tehran), Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei implicitly expressed his fear...
  • Teachers Protest in Isfahan, Central Iran

    01/10/2019 1:29:08 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 1 replies
    Iran news wire ^ | Jan,10 2019 | Hassan. Mahmoudi
    Since anti-government demonstrations erupted throughout Iran in December, strikes have become a popular way for citizens of different walks of life and social classes to protest the corruption and inefficiency of the Iranian regime. Iranian social media exploded with photos and videos of a large number of teachers held a rally Wednesday Jan 9,2019 morning in Isfahan, central Iran. Gathering outside the city’s Education Department located at Enghelab (Revolution) Square, these teachers are protesting low wages and officials refusing to respond to their demands. Teacher demands include signs and slogans such as "Detained teachers must be freed," "NO to prison...
  • We Don’t Want Protests Like in Paris Here,' Putin Says

    12/30/2018 2:07:32 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 30 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Dec 2018
    President Vladimir Putin defended the jailing of a 77-year-old veteran activist over calls to a protest, saying that Russia doesn’t want a repeat of events like the “yellow vest” demonstrations that have rocked France in recent weeks. Moscow’s District Court sentenced human rights activist Lev Ponomaryov to 25 days in jail for allegedly called for a rally against the detention of a group of young people... Ponomaryov, whose sentence was later reduced to 16 days, was barred from attending the funeral of his longtime friend, veteran rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva — a ceremony Putin attended. “We don’t want to have...
  • WESTERN EUROPEThe movement continues: Sixth consecutive weekend of yellow vest protests in Paris

    12/23/2018 11:54:18 PM PST · by ransomnote · 12 replies ^ | December 23, 2018 | LAURA CAT
    The protests on Saturday were calm and respectable but as the day progressed things began to disintegrate as police officers began using force against the Yellow Vest protesters near the Montmartre district. Protesters gathered near Madeleine Church, as well as near the Louvre Museum and Sacre-Coeur Basilica and later in the evening tried blocking traffic on the Champs Elysées. Riot police surrounded them in an attempt to disrupt the demonstrators. Today’s demonstration yielded more than 100 being detained, according to the Paris Police Prefecture. There were an estimated 23,800 protesters throughout the country, not bad for the Saturday before Christmas,...
  • Iran: Security forces raided the home of More than a Dozens of steelworkers in Ahvaz

    12/17/2018 4:05:31 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 12 replies
    Iran News Wire ^ | Dec 17,2018 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    Authorities raided the homes of dozens of protesting National Steel Group workers. Iranian regime security forces have been raiding the homes of these workers since midnight & arrests continue to noon on Monday. This raid led to the arrest of at least 11 workers until now. According to Iran News Wire, the raid was carried out without any arrest warrant, the arrested workers were transferred to unknown location. National Steel Group employees rallied for the 38th day, protesting delayed paychecks & demanding the release of jailed colleagues. the agents did not succeed in arresting more workers, because they were not...
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews clash with police over military draft

    12/13/2018 8:01:45 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 15 replies
    Ruptly ^ | December 10, 2018 | Ruptly
    Scuffles broke out between police and ultra-Orthodox Jews in Bnei Brak as Haredi men tried to disrupt traffic in the city. “We will die and not be drafted,” activist shouted.
  • Iran: steel workers protest in oil-rich Ahvaz

    12/10/2018 10:39:12 PM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 3 replies
    Iran news wire ^ | Dec 11,2018 | hassan mahmoudi
    By: Hassan.Mahmoudi Iran has the ability to build ballistic missiles with a broader range, a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Monday, according to the semi-official Fars News agency. (Reuters) “We have the ability to build missiles with a broader range,” Hajizadeh said, according to Fars News. He added, “We don’t have limitations from a technical perspective or by conventions with regard to missile range.” The Iranian government has ruled out negotiations with Washington over its military capabilities, particularly its missile program to run by the Iranian revolutionary guard's corps (IRGC). Iran is spending billions of dollars...
  • France’s ‘Yellow Vests’ Only Have One Common Message: Anger at Government

    12/10/2018 2:43:59 PM PST · by Jagermonster · 23 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 10, 2018 | Peter Ford and Dominique Soguel
    WHY WE WROTE THIS France’s “yellow vest” protesters have been highly visible, but their motives have been cryptic, thanks in large part to their lack of leaders and structure. We wanted to find out what's driving them. MULHOUSE, FRANCE For Rosa Larocca, a middle-aged headmistress who can switch from a warm smile to a stern look in seconds, it’s all about politics. “The people want a different type of republic and they want [French President Emmanuel] Macron to go,” she says. “What we want are referendums.” For Shanoon Redovanc, a bespectacled retiree sporting a black woolen hat, it’s about living...
  • Americans, Learn From The Yellow Jackets: Stop Running And Start Fighting Back

    12/10/2018 11:38:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies ^ | December 10, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    In France, the Yellow Jackets (or “Gilets Jaunes” in French) have rushed into the streets in massive numbers. They are not protesting cuts in the generous entitlements. They are not throwing fits because they fear losing one-month paid vacations. The fight is about the increased fuel taxes—exorbitant taxes on top of the already high cost of fuel. But it’s more. The Macron government, an aloof, elitism regime, is pushing a globalist, pro-EU agenda, one which is crippling the quality of life for working Frenchmen, especially in rural areas and small towns. Mass migration, bureaucratic wrangling, massive crime and unemployment with minimal police presence are raving the country. Sadly, this is...
  • Macron prepares response to 'yellow vest' protesters as Paris cleans up

    12/09/2018 11:32:02 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    Rooters ^ | 12-9-2018 | Rooters
    French President Emmanuel Macron will address the country on Monday as he seeks to placate "yellow vest" anti-government protesters who wreaked havoc in Paris this weekend. On Sunday, workers in Paris and other cities swept up broken glass and towed away burnt-out cars while the government warned of slower economic growth and the judiciary said it would come down hard on looting and attacks on police. On Saturday, protesters, for the fourth weekend in a row, threw stones, torched cars and vandalised shops and restaurants in a protest against Macron's economic policies. The Elysee palace said on Sunday that Macron,...
  • Violent Protests Spread from Paris to Belgium and now, the Netherlands

    12/08/2018 8:06:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/08/2018 | Rick Moran
    At least 700 people were arrested in Paris as 5,000 demonstrators faced off against 8,000 police in another violent demonstration by "yellow vest" protesters.Riots broke out all over France despite the supposed cause of the violence being eliminated earlier in the week by the government of President Emmanuel Macron. The government had been claiming that a fuel tax increase was to blame for the protests, but the government rescinded the increase on Wednesday.Donald Trump believes it was Macron's climate change policies: The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France. People do...
  • ‘It is time to bring out our inner Vikings’ – Swedes start protesting against mass migration

    12/07/2018 7:59:58 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 75 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 3 December 2018 | Emma R.
    Around 1000 people participated in the 3-hour-long event outside the Swedish Parliament on Sunday. Several speakers participated, including Sweden’s most active and well-known journalist and freedom fighter Katerina Janouch, Reader in Business Administration Jan Tullberg, and lecturer and writer Lennart Matikainen.Janouch stated that Sweden has gone from being a model country to a country that doesn’t care about its own citizens. “The billions flow and no one is held accountable. Sweden is run by a bunch of imposters who abuse their power and don’t care about our well-being.”“Criticism of mass migration may be silenced by the agreement. We must stand...
  • Closing statements given at James Fields' murder trial in Charlottesville

    12/07/2018 5:39:33 AM PST · by mistfree · 17 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 12/6/2018 | By C. SUAREZ ROJAS
    Three months before the rally, Fields posted to his Instagram account an image depicting a car slamming into a group of people with overlaid text that says: “You have the right to protest, but I’m late for work.” Antony, the prosecutor, said the image gives the jury a “glimpse into his mind” the moment Fields saw the crowd of marching protesters as they approached Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian mall. “He was presented with an opportunity,” she said. “He seized it to make his Instagram post a reality.”
  • Industrial Group protest in Ahvaz

    12/06/2018 10:28:10 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 2 replies
    Iran news wire ^ | Dec 6 , 2018 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    The workers of Iran National Steel Industrial Group in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, took to the streets of Ahvaz for the 26th consecutive day to protest for their rights On Wednesday Dec.5.2018 The workers were chanting “we will not give in to disgrace.” The workers were marching toward the main streets of the city, holding banners that read, “Workers are awake and fed up with being exploited.” The Iran National Steel Group workers started rallying in November in protest to not having received several months of their wages. Most of the workers are the sole breadwinners of their families. The workers...
  • What's The Endgame For The Rebellion By France's Working Poor?

    12/05/2018 5:43:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | December 5, 2018 | Staff
    PARIS -- Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson moved from Malibu to Marseille recently and made a trenchant observation on Twitter about the recent fuel tax protests by "Gilets Jaunes" ("Yellow Vests") motorists. "I despise violence," Anderson tweeted, "but what is the violence of all these people and burned luxurious cars, compared to the structural violence of the French -- and global -- elites?" The problem with France is indeed structural. The current system really isn't that much different from the old one that dominated prior to the French Revolution. The elites are still there. So is the king. He's now...

    11/26/2018 3:13:12 AM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Power Line ^ | 11-25-2018 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    John has written about the protests against the French government of Emmanuel Macron, protests that turned violent this weekend. I want to add the following observations:First, the protests weren't just this weekend, although that's when they turned up on the U.S. radar. One of my daughters was in Paris on business last weekend (the weekend before Thanksgiving) and observed some of the disruption. It's estimated that 280,000 people protested throughout France last weekend and more than 100,000 protested this weekend. Second, news reports say that the protesters are not among France's more "marginalized citizens." That's true in some senses....
  • 'Tijuana first!': protests grow against migrant caravan in Mexico

    11/19/2018 1:20:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 70 replies
    Guardian ^ | 18/11/18
    Video Tensions have risen in Tijuana as members of the Central American migrant caravan continue to arrive at the Mexican border city, while US troops continue to tighten security along the frontier. On Sunday, anti-caravan protesters chanted: “Out Hondurans, we don’t want you here”, “Tijuana first” and “Long live Mexico”, and waved Mexican flags and signs reading “no to the invasion” and “no more migrants”. The group, which at its height numbered about 300, gathered in front of a statue of the Aztec warrior Cuauhtémoc before making their way to a sports complex serving as a temporary shelter to...
  • Iran: Sugar Cane Industrial Complex protest

    11/17/2018 11:19:44 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 6 replies
    Iran news wire ^ | Nov,17,2018 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    By: Hassan.Mahmoudi The Iranian people have had 40 years of misery, corruption, inflation, and repression in their life, therefore they pour to the streets to protest, despite a violent crackdown by the security forces of the mullahs. In fact, The Regime clearly fears its overthrow. see this video: According to the reports Employees of the Haft Tappeh sugar mill in Shush, southwest Iran, continued their strike by holding a gathering in early morning hours of Saturday. More than 1,000 employees rallied in the city’s main square, joined by their families and children. Sources and reports indicate more people are...