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  • Iranian People's Vote Is For Regime Change

    02/15/2020 3:46:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2020 | Ken Blackwell
    The Iranian regime will hold its so-called parliamentary elections next Friday amidst mounting crises. The "elections" this year unfold in a radically different setting, with growing popular discontent and uprisings exacerbating an already dire situation for the regime. Braving systematic suppression and human rights, people in Iran usually vote on the streets. In their massive protests in November, they voted to change the regime in its entirety. Elections in one of the most repressive states in the world are nothing but a farce. The regime has effectively monopolized power through the concept of velayat-e faqih (absolute clerical rule). The supreme...
  • CN shuts down operations in Eastern Canada due to protest blockades

    02/14/2020 1:41:12 PM PST · by buckalfa · 11 replies
    Progressive Railroading ^ | February 14, 2020 | Progressive Railroading Staff
    CN yesterday announced it has initiated a "disciplined and progressive" shutdown of its operations in Eastern Canada until protest blockades on its lines in Ontario are removed, company officials said in a press release. The shut down will include stopping and securing all trans-continental trains across its Canadian network, including intercity VIA Rail service. The Metrolinx and Exo commuter-rail services will not be impacted, CN officials said. Earlier this week, protesters set up the blockades across the country in a show of solidarity for the Wet'suwet'en Nation, whose hereditary chiefs oppose the construction of a natural gas pipeline through northern...
  • In Canada, Rail Lines Shut Down Because Of Protests Against Pipeline Construction

    02/12/2020 8:30:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/12/2020 | John Sexton
    Protests against the Coastal GasLink pipeline in western Canada have been escalating for several weeks. Now the company which operates passengers and freight traffic on Canada’s rail system says travel is being disrupted for tens of thousands of people: Via Rail, the crown corporation that operates much of Canada’s commuter rail service, announced on Wednesday that trains on the Toronto-Montreal and Toronto-Ottawa routes would be halted until at least Friday. More than 150 passenger trains have been cancelled since the blockade began, forcing an estimated 24,000 people to find alternate travel routes.Canadian National Railway, which owns the tracks, warned...
  • Bank Reverses Decision, Picks Kids Over LGBT Activists

    02/12/2020 9:27:43 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 11, 2020 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    Seven hundred kids. Thats how many students would have lost their scholarshipsand a chance at a better lifeif Fifth Third Bank hadnt come to its senses. Instead, after a week of uncertainty, the company sat down with Florida parents and pastors and decided not to listen to Floridas cultural bullies. Its one thing for a company to support LGBT extremism. Its quite another, the bank agreed, to hurt needy children in the process. Most kids had already left school for the weekend when they got the good news: One of the biggest contributors to the Florida voucher program wasnt dropping...
  • [WA] Proposed Law Aims to Reduce Impact of Planned Parenthood Protests

    02/04/2020 10:47:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Spokesman Review ^ | Mon., Feb. 3, 2020 | Adam Shanks
    Leaders of the Church of Planned Parenthood say their regular protests are not intended to disrupt the facilitys services. Councilwoman Lori Kinnear wants to make sure of it. Kinnear introduced a new law Monday that she said aims to respect free speech and the protesters right to their opinion, while ensuring their chorus of objection does not intrude on the services inside the health care facilitys walls. It does not impact free speech. Protests are still allowed, thats not the issue. Its about noise, Kinnear said. The South Hill councilwoman drafted a law that would set specific protections for health...
  • Hilarious Video: MASSIVE Protest At The Capitol Calling For Witnesses In The Sham Impeachment Trial

    01/31/2020 5:33:42 PM PST · by USA Conservative · 46 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 01.31.2020 | Alex Hall
    The impeachment coup shows how desperate the Dems are. Their witch hunt is destined for failure. They know that this witch hunt will not change anything, so they use the spotlight to create media fuzz by using lies! They even tried to stage a huge protest in front of the Capitol. A coalition of progressive advocacy groups descended on the U.S. capitol Wednesday with plans to engage in mass non-violent civil disobedience aimed at pressuring senators to allow witnesses in President Donald Trumps ongoing impeachment trial. The Swarm the Capitol event was organized by Center for Popular Democracy Action, Public...
  • Virginias Recent Extremism a Warning Sign for Other States

    01/28/2020 4:11:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 27, 2020 | Jarrett Stepman
    The Old Dominion is trending in an ominous direction, and its a problem for the whole country. On Monday, the Virginia General Assembly ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. Advocates of the ERA have argued that Virginia is the 38th and final state needed to add it to the Constitution, though the legal argument for that is dubious. Nevertheless, if the ERA were to become law, it would almost certainly provide the legal basis to enshrine left-wing social dogmas nationwide, among other negative consequences. Other states should take note: No matter how conservative your state has been in the past, youre...
  • How Drag Queen Story Hour Expanded Across America

    01/27/2020 1:41:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 27, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Drag Queen Story Hours started out as niche events on the West Coast, but these eventsaimed at children as young as age 3have spread to libraries and schools across the United States, dividing local communities. These story hours are just what they sound like, Drag Queen Story Hours official website states: drag queens reading to children. The events are designed to be about 45 minutes long for children aged 3 to 8 years old, intended to capture childrens imagination and help children explore their gender fluidity through glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Books used during Drag Queen Story...
  • Tens of thousands out on the streets in "Marches of Light" in every of the 10-15 largest cities of France

    01/23/2020 4:57:30 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 1/23/2020 | twitter
    Massive, absolutely massive crowds out on the streets of #France against #Macron tonight Tens of thousands out on the streets in "Marches of Light" in every of the 10-15 largest cities of France (video from #Lyon) >p< https://twitter.com/BasedPoland/status/1220480211260710913 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Looks like the good people of #France are on the brink Massive protests across the country tonight, demanding Emperor #Macron to step down. This is #Lyon a few hours ago https://twitter.com/BasedPoland/status/1220463061108170753 ~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Iran Protests Spread To Second City As IRGC Tries To Crack Down

    01/17/2020 7:00:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Just how serious a threat to the Iranian regime are these street protests? They have not abated since the regime finally admitted lying about the shootdown of Ukraine International Flight 752. Time Magazine reports today that the tenacity of the outrage represents a serious threat to the mullahs, although they still take the protests over the death of Qassem Soleimani at face value: Days earlier, millions of Iranians had gathered in grief and rage after a U.S. airstrike killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani on Jan. 3. But the feeling shifted when it seemed Tehran was trying to cover up...
  • Stunning videos: 'We are ashamed of our stupid Supreme Leader!'

    01/14/2020 4:07:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/20 | Mordechai Sones
    Pro-democracy dissidents in Iran sent stunning videos of the protests in their country that are shaking the Islamic regime to its foundations. The videos were reportedly sent at great personal risk using encrypted technology. Man: "Were you shot [to woman]? Oh, no! Shot BB gun?" Woman: "No, real bullet." Man: "Put a bandage on her!" Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=ka24HZ5bBRw&feature=emb_logo https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=32&v=QdV-WuaNBus&feature=emb_logo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce809yJFh5Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=jpU8JEq7JHs&feature=emb_logo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3wQpSaXl54&feature=emb_logo .....
  • Iran: Protests spread across the country, against the supreme leader

    01/13/2020 7:17:20 AM PST · by hassan.mahmoud · 17 replies
    Jan.13,2020 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    On Sunday and Saturday, for two consecutive days people of Iran, and students at different universities took to the streets, protesting the downing of the Ukrainian passenger airplane by the IRGC. The protesters were targeting the regimes Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, and calling for the overthrow of the regime by chanting, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, resign, resign, They also were chanting, death to the dictator, Death to this murderous regime, Death to the oppressor, whether the Shah or the Leader (Khamenei), Soleimani was a killer and so is his leader, Death to this theocracy, for crimes in all these...
  • Iranian Protesters Refuse to Walk on US, Israeli Flags

    01/13/2020 7:34:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/13/2020 | Leah Barkoukis
    Despite the Iranian government’s brutal crackdown on protesters in recent months, throngs of Iranians showed up this weekend to march against the regime after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps admitted it shot down the Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 on board. The remarkably brave protesters chanted about how they have been lied to concerning who the true enemy is and students at Beheshti University in Tehran refused to walk on American and Israeli flags. According to The New York Times, the latest protests even included some “conservatives who ordinarily support the government.” Despite the heavy security presence, large crowds...
  • Iranian anti-regime protests enter third day after Tehran admits it DID shoot down passenger jet - as singer and film director back protesters and two state TV hosts quit over military 'lies'

    01/13/2020 1:23:08 PM PST · by dead · 21 replies
    Anti-government protests in Iran have entered a third day today after Tehran finally abandoned its pretence and admitted shooting down a passenger jet. Dozens of protesters chanted slogans at a Tehran university today amid a wave of public anger after the plane was shot down with dozens of Iranians on board. A string of Iranian celebrities have also turned on the regime and two state TV hosts have quit over Tehran's three days of false reporting on the crash. Leading Iranian film director Masoud Kimiai has pulled out of Tehran's annual Fajr Film Festival in protest, saying he was 'on...
  • 2020 Olympics: Iranian Olympian Defects, IOC Bans Protests At Games; Megan Rapinoe Objects

    01/13/2020 7:04:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/13/2020 | Karen Townsend
    The sole female Iranian Olympic medalist has defected. Kimia Alizadeh bid farewell and has relocated to Europe. It is reported she has gone to the Netherlands. The bronze medalist in Taekwondo posted her letter of farewell on Instagram just one day after the Iranian government admitted it shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet. She wrote in Farsi. Let me start with a greeting, a farewell or condolences, the 21-yearold wrote in an Instagram post explaining why she was defecting. I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran who they have been playing with for years.They took...
  • Hot pursuit: Trump tells Iran's mullahs to get their dirty mitts off the protestors

    01/13/2020 7:00:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2020 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump is not letting Iran's mullahs off easy. Following the spectacular rubout of Iranian terrorist chieftain Qassem Soleimani and the blunderous events in Iran that followed, Trump is now cheering, hard, for Iran's student protestors.   To the leaders of Iran - DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS. Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the World is watching. More importantly, the USA is watching. Turn your internet back on and let reporters roam free! Stop the killing of your great Iranian people! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2020   The demise of the...
  • Iranians are in the street calling for prosecutions, saying Soleimani is a murderer. Telling leadership of the Iranian government to resign and saying that Trump isn't the problem, that the Iranian government is

    01/12/2020 1:00:32 PM PST · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 18 replies
    twitter.comtwitter.com/yashar ^ | 1:54 AM Jan 12, 2020 | Yashar Ali @yashar
    Yashar Ali 🐘 @yashar 4. Iranians are in the street calling for prosecutions, saying Soleimani is a murderer. Telling leadership of the Iranian government to resign and saying that Trump isn't the problem, that the Iranian government is. To say that these protesters are brave is an understatement 1:54 AM · Jan 12, 2020
  • Donald Trump Backs Iran Protesters: We Are Inspired by Your Courage

    01/12/2020 10:49:05 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Jan 2020 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump shared messages of support with Iranian protesters in Tehran on Saturday. He wrote on Twitter. To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I’ve stood with you since the beginning of my Presidency, and my Administration will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely, and are inspired by your courage. Trump wrote the message on Twitter in English and Farsi as hundreds of Iranians protested the regime in Tehran. To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I've stood with you since the beginning of my Presidency, and my Administration will continue to stand with...
  • AMAZING VIDEO! Iranian Protesters REFUSE to Step on US and Israel Flags at Protest Walk Around Giant US Flag on the Ground! (VIDEO)

    01/12/2020 8:56:53 AM PST · by LibertyWoman · 39 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 12, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    THOUSANDS of democratic protesters took to the streets of Iran on Sunday for the second day of mass protests.
  • President Trump Issues Statement of Support in Persian to Protesting Iranians

    01/11/2020 2:56:07 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 93 replies
    GP ^ | January 11, 2020 | Kristinn Taylor
    To the brave and suffering Iranian people: I have stood with you since the beginning of my presidency and my government will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely. Your courage is inspiring.