Winner 2013 Webby Awards for Best Political Website
Top Banner, Site wide
Apr 19, 2014

 Choose a size
Text Size

Top Leaderboard, Site wide

The Divide

Truthdig Bazaar
Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

By Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac

Mogul: A Novel

Mogul: A Novel

By Terrance Dean

more items

A/V Booth

The Top 8 Badass Protesters Caught on Film

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

There’s the “Dairy Rioter” and “Flaming Scarf Guy,” and wait till you see the video of the man who earned’s nod as the list-topper for its rundown of “The 8 Most Ridiculously Badass Protesters Ever Photographed.” Check out the footage and get inspired.  —KA

You knew he was coming.

You knew because he’s an internet staple by now. You knew because everything about him—from his Superman-stance, to his contemptuous sneer, to his kickin’ Cable-knit sweater ensemble—is the very embodiment of defiance. But mostly you knew he was coming because you can’t even show pictures of injustice without Water Cannon Man mysteriously popping out of the ground to stare them down until they burst into flame.

Read more


Square, Site wide
YouTube via


New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Napolean DoneHisPart's avatar

By Napolean DoneHisPart, March 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm Link to this comment

Amerikans are not too soft nor lacking in weaponry… for the fight is not just about to be on the street… it has been waged on the psyche.

Try getting Billy Bob off his Easy Boy and that beer out of his hand when he thinks ( has been media programmed ) to hate those not of his kin!

Try convincing the mother of two who just lost her husband in a war for waged to keep her safe and ‘secure’ from Arabs / Muslims / the boogie man… and she’s now dependent on a government check or worse, a government job….

We are up against ignorance and what we all struggle with: our deceitful hearts.

May God bring the Light into the hearts already darkened…. may He bless those not seeing.

Report this
Peter Knopfler's avatar

By Peter Knopfler, March 25, 2011 at 4:13 pm Link to this comment

In America, this will not happen, America is Armed
ready to shoot their way out, which is why Obama
wants all the guns to himself Like Hitler before,
first came registration then confiscation then public
abuse, those who have no guns are slaves to those who
do have guns.
America keep your guns you will need them soon!
Tax payers pay for all Gov. Weapons you pay to be
abused by Homeland security-TSA, rape and radiate, I
hope Americans take notice the rope tug of war,
pulling down containers great idea. GET IT WISCONSIN,
rope hook and pull the doors open.

Report this

By TheEnd, March 25, 2011 at 1:12 pm Link to this comment

US citizens aren’t too soft to protest.  The people you see in this video feel more desperate than most Americans seem to at the moment.  However, when the workers of WI felt desperate they showed up in record numbers and that kind of action is slowly spreading across the US as more and more citizens wake up to how poor they actually are.  We’ve had plenty of domestic disturbances in this country’s short history, including the civil rights movement, the labor movement, and our own civil war.  When times get bad enough (and they will) the American people will act.  The mind control in America is severe but misery and entitlement ultimately outweigh political ideology.  The question is are we too late? - TheEnd

Report this

By tomack, March 24, 2011 at 3:08 pm Link to this comment

We are too soft.

Report this
Napolean DoneHisPart's avatar

By Napolean DoneHisPart, March 24, 2011 at 9:50 am Link to this comment

These are braver than those stateside…

Sometimes, more than words are needed.

Class warfare.

The shills on the side of the money printers have yet to wake up.. or they haven’t a choice for they too have a monthly debt obligation to pay…


Report this

By FRTothus, March 23, 2011 at 8:57 pm Link to this comment

Such action requires a political awareness and
democratic consciousness and a commitment foreign to
the “citizens” at the cold heart of the Western empire. 
Only Eastern man seems to have grasped the power of
collective action, understands the strength that lies
in unity, and has the commitment to persevere in the
face of a brutal and repressive Police State.  A nation
of cowards, they are not.  I wish I could say the same
of us.

Report this

sign up to get updates

Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.