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Ukrainian Protests Persist Despite ‘Orwellian’ Surveillance, Violence

Clashes between the Ukrainian government and demonstrators continued Friday, despite President Viktor Yanukovych offering to give a little ground. The government’s creative use of text messaging earlier in the week, not to mention violence, had something to do with the ongoing calls for regime change.

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 READ MORE



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Wisconsin Drops Charges Against Protest Videographer

The local district attorney, after a lengthy delay, decided there was insufficient evidence that videographer Damon Terrell was doing anything illegal this summer as he filmed the noontime Solidarity Sing Along in the State Capitol in Madison. Justice delayed, yes, but still justice. Now, on to the civil suits ...

Posted on Sep 26, 2013 READ MORE



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Neo-Nazis Seek to Take Over Small North Dakota Village

Some 350 protesters greeted a cluster of white supremacists Sunday as officials in Leith, N.D., try to find a way to avoid losing control of the village government to the hate movement.

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Turkish Opinion Poll Finds Majorities Slam Erdogan Policies on Alcohol, Syria (Video)

On Sunday night into Monday morning in Turkey, clashes again broke out between demonstrators and police in a number of cities, and an attempt was made to set the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters on fire with Molotov cocktails in the Mediterranean port of Izmir.

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 READ MORE



AP/Mohammed Abu Zaid

Egyptian Protesters Remove U.S. Flag During Attack on American Embassy

It is believed that the demonstrators in Cairo were upset about a film production that they say insults the Prophet Muhammad.

Posted on Sep 11, 2012 READ MORE



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Reagan and Hoover, Sittin’ in a Tree

“Subversives” shows how the two men and their allies sabotaged the careers of law-abiding citizens, defended reckless police violence and exploited an appalling double standard in the political use of FBI intelligence.

Posted on Aug 14, 2012 READ MORE


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Hundreds of ‘Occupy’ Protesters Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge

Top-ranked New York police commanders helped arrest more than 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters Saturday when demonstrators left the sidewalks during a march and tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on the street, blocking traffic.

Posted on Oct 1, 2011 READ MORE



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Truthdiggers of the Week: Occupy Wall Street

Thousands of protesters have crowded Wall Street for the last 12 days, decrying the effects of corporate greed on a functioning democracy. Those protesters, Occupy Wall Street, are our Truthdiggers of the Week.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 READ MORE



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Egyptians Attack Israeli Embassy

Egyptian protesters attacked the Israeli Embassy in Cairo late Friday night, forcing the ambassador and his staff to flee to Israel for safety as the crowd tore down the newly built concrete wall that surrounded the building.

Posted on Sep 10, 2011 READ MORE



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Egyptian Police Official Charged With Perjury in Mubarak Trial

The judge overseeing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s trial detained a senior Egyptian police official on a charge of perjury Wednesday after the official denied that security forces had used live ammunition against protesters during the revolution. (more)

Posted on Sep 7, 2011 READ MORE



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EU Slaps a Ban on Syrian Oil

The European Union announced Saturday that it is banning purchases of Syrian oil, a first for Europe, which had thus far avoided targeting Syrian industry as a method to stem the government violence there. (more)

Posted on Sep 3, 2011 READ MORE


Syrian Official Resigns in Protest of Assad’s ‘Savage’ Regime

The attorney general of the Syrian province Hama resigned in a video posted online by activists Thursday in protest of President Bashar al-Assad’s violent response to peaceful protesters.

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 READ MORE



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U.S. Said to Be Ready to Call for Syria’s Assad to Step Down

The United States is preparing to insist publicly that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down from power, according to anonymous U.S. officials.

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 READ MORE



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New Egyptian Cabinet Sworn In

Egyptian military officials swore in a new, temporary Cabinet on Thursday in response to rising pressure from protesters demanding a faster transition away from the Mubarak regime. (more)

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 READ MORE



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Israel Braces for Pro-Palestinian ‘Flytilla’

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists are expected to arrive at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport Friday in a “flytilla” that the organizing campaign “Welcome to Palestine” says is simply an invitation to supporters to visit friends in the West Bank and Gaza. An ever-jittery Israeli government, however, isn’t taking any chances. (more)

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Giorgos Kontarinis / Eurokinissi

In Greece, ‘Fiscal Suicide’ Was Not an Option

Despite thousands of protesters’ fierce opposition to the PM’s austerity plan and with calls of “traitor” ringing in their ears, members of the Greek Parliament voted Wednesday in favor of economic solvency rather than popular opinion. (more)

Posted on Jun 29, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Ariel Schalit

You Can’t March if You’re Dead

For the second time in three weeks, Israeli forces opened fire on pro-Palestinian protesters, killing as many as 20 (that figure comes from Syrian television by way of the BBC, and is disputed by Israel).

Posted on Jun 5, 2011 READ MORE



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Libyan Government Declares a Cease-Fire

The Gadhafi government has declared a cease-fire in its offensive against opposition fighters, apparently in response to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973, which calls for a no-fly zone and “all necessary measures” to protect Libyan civilians.

Posted on Mar 18, 2011 READ MORE



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Thai Government Rejects Mediation

The Thai government has rejected a U.N.-backed mediation plan aimed at settling the increasingly bloody conflict between protesters and the regime. The plan was to pull troops back from the protesters’ encampment in Bangkok and get some dialogue going.

Posted on May 16, 2010 READ MORE


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Thai PM Draws a Line in the Streets

Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has responded with a resounding “no” to a conditional offer from anti-government red-shirt protesters to end a bloody standoff in return for early elections. The opposition’s offer represented a shift from earlier demands that parliament be dissolved immediately.

Posted on Apr 24, 2010 READ MORE



LAist.com

Gays and Friends Take Over America on Saturday

If you’re looking for an opportunity to support the well-dressed and maritally oppressed, you’re about to get your chance. On Saturday, protesters will take to the streets all across this great, if slightly homophobic, nation to take a stand for equality. Find out where to go here. And for inspiration, we turn to Andrew Sullivan.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008 READ MORE


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nyc.indymedia.org

Over 300 Arrested at RNC

Beginning Saturday with a guns-drawn assault on a protester meeting space and continuing through the weekend with raids on houses of known activists in St. Paul, Twin Cities police have arrested over 300 anti-RNC demonstrators. At least 120 of them are accused of felonies, including trumped-up “conspiracy to riot” charges.

Posted on Sep 3, 2008 READ MORE



Truthdig / Peter Scheer

China Factory Made ‘Free Tibet’ Flags

We ran a cartoon a few days ago that showed a Chinese factory churning out “free Tibet” gear. That imaginary image has since become real. The Chinese government has discovered a factory in Guangdong that mass-produced thousands of “free Tibet” flags, which Chinese authorities fear will soon end up on the streets of Hong Kong as the Olympic torch makes its way there.

Posted on Apr 28, 2008 READ MORE


Dalai Lama
www.buddhismus.at

Dalai Lama Shows Support for Olympics

Speaking from Japan, the Dalai Lama told reporters that he has supported the Beijing Olympics “right from the beginning,” but that protesters have a right to voice themselves. His government in exile, however, released a statement in opposition to the demonstrations that have followed the Olympic torch.

Posted on Apr 10, 2008 READ MORE


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Protests Follow Olympic Torch

As the Olympic flame makes its way around the globe, pro-Tibet protesters have disrupted ceremonies in Greece, London and Paris.

Posted on Apr 7, 2008 READ MORE


Dalai Lama and Pelosi
AP photo / Ashwini Bhatia

Pelosi Calls for Tibet Investigation

Shortly after Chinese officials admitted that their country’s troops had fired on Tibetan protesters, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for an investigation into China’s accusations that the Dalai Lama was somehow behind the recent violence in Tibet, according to the BBC.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008 READ MORE


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Bill Maher vs. ‘9/11 Truthers’

The “Real Time” host became so frustrated with a couple of “9/11 Truthers” who infiltrated his audience Friday that he left the stage to personally oversee their expulsion. The fracas was so entertaining that HBO aired the entire incident on the West Coast feed, which could have easily been edited.

Posted on Oct 21, 2007 READ MORE


robot spy
washingtonpost.com

Robot Insects Spying on Protesters?

It sounds far-fetched, but a number of protesters swear they’ve spotted robotic insects hovering around anti-war rallies. The government denies deploying robot spies, but it’s known that the U.S. military has had robotic flies, such as the one above, since World War II.

Posted on Oct 9, 2007 READ MORE


Burmese protesters
bernama.com

Burma General to Meet Opposition Leader

Burma’s top military general has agreed to meet with imprisoned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, provided she drops her “attitude” and meets other conditions. Meanwhile, the government says it has arrested 2,093 protesters and bystanders (Burmese law prohibits gatherings of five or more), while the BBC puts the figure closer to 10,000.

Posted on Oct 4, 2007 READ MORE


Burmese soldiers
news.yahoo.com

U.S. Envoy in Burma: ‘Where Are the Monks?’

Burma’s military government has intensified its crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators, abducting people from their homes in the middle of the night. U.S. Embassy personnel have found some Buddhist monasteries completely deserted while others have been closed off by soldiers.

Posted on Oct 3, 2007 READ MORE


Jena Marchers
dallasnews.com

Thousands March on Jena

Somewhere between 15,000 and 50,000 demonstrators marched Thursday on the small Louisiana town of Jena, where racial tension and prejudicial justice have captured national attention.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007 READ MORE


Hundreds of Thousands Rally for Immigrant Rights

In dozens of cities across the country, from New York City to San Diego, from Atlanta to Phoenix, protesters took to the streets in support of legislation that would help some 11 million undocumented workers settle permanently in the United States.

Posted on Apr 10, 2006 READ MORE


Court Sides With Abortion Protesters

The Supreme Court ruling had nothing to do with the underlying issue of abortion. Rather, the court ruled that federal extortion and racketeering laws cannot be used to ban demonstrations. (Alito, by the way, sat this one out.)

Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE


Thousands Riot in Pakistan Over Cartoons

At least two people died in the rampage. Also, the Iraqi city of Basra demands the withdrawal of Denmark’s military contingent from southern Iraq until an apology for the cartoons is proffered.
Will this madness ever end?

Posted on Feb 15, 2006 READ MORE


Feeding the Cartoon Furor in Afghanistan

Look past the cartoons, writes Christian Parenti of The Nation. The violence in Afghanistan stems from grievances over four years of occupation by U.S. and NATO troops and ineffectual foreign aid schemes. | story

Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE


Pakistani religious students chant anti-U.S. slogans during a protest Sunday, Jan. 22, in Karachi, Pakistan
Shakil Adil / AP

Sympathy for Al Qaeda Surges in Pakistan

While our missile attack may have killed some top Al Qaeda leaders, it has also led to thousands of protesters chanting, “Long Live Osama bin Laden!” | story
The really scary thing: Look at how young some of the protesters are.

Posted on Jan 23, 2006 READ MORE


Alito, a Youthful Enemy of the Warren Court

The Washington Post details Alito’s long-held antipathy to the segregation-ending court. | more
Also, check out our extensive paper trail on the nominee. | link

Posted on Jan 8, 2006 READ MORE


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