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Mormon Women Protest All-Male Priesthood
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The Salt Lake Tribune reported 130 Mormon women affiliated with the Ordain Women movement were turned away from the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City’s Temple Square on Saturday. As dozens of men edged their way past to enter the male-only …

David Petraeus Target of Protests at CUNY
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The last time we heard from David Petraeus, he was resigning as director of the CIA due to his affair with his biographer Paula Broadwell. Since then, we haven’t heard much commotion from the scapegoat of US military actions in …

Satanist Westboro Protest Could Change Everything
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WebProNews writer Amanda Crum reported yesterday about the stylized counter-protest staged by Satanist’s against the Westboro Baptist Church. (See link below.) A small group of self-proclaimed Satanists gathered at the gravesite of Westboro leader Fred Phelps’ mother and performed a …

Nun Convicted For Nuclear Weapons Protest
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Catholics are no strangers to protests, and even nuns and priests have been arrested on occasion during protests. This week, an 83-year-old nun was convicted for her participation in a break-in protest at a nuclear facility last July. According to …

Vegas: 98 Arrests Made During Union Protest
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A protest on Las Vegas Boulevard on Wednesday culminated in the arrest of 98 union protesters. According to a Las Vegas Sun report, the protesters were members of Culinary Union Local 226. The protest took place outside the The Cosmopolitan …

Zoophiles March On Berlin To Demand Equal Rights
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Since 1969, zoophiles have enjoyed protection under German law as the practice of bestiality was completely legal. Fast forward to last year, Germany was looking into getting rid of the law and replacing it with a ban on bestiality. The …

Amnesty International Lets You See What It’s Like To Be Tortured

Perhaps this video would hit a lot closer to home for the American population if it was released during George W. Bush’s reign, but as it stands, if the following video by, uploaded by Amnesty International, doesn’t leave an impression, …

Lamar Smith Greeted With “Don’t Mess with the Internet” Billboard Lamar Smith Greeted With “Don’t Mess with the Internet” Billboard

In case you’ve already forgotten who Lamar Smith is, take a moment to remind yourself. If that’s too much reading, in short, he was one of the primary sponsors of the SOPA bill that rocked the Internet a couple of …

The Modern Warfare 3 Blackout Is Still On
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Earlier this month, we discussed the upcoming Modern Warfare 3 blackout that’s scheduled for April 20th. The goal of the call to action is to get the game’s publishers (Activision and Infinity Ward) to address various user complaints about gameplay …

President Obama’s Facebook Page Flooded By Egyptian Protesters President Obama’s Facebook Page Flooded By Egyptian Protesters
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In the past 24 hours, Egyptians have deluged U.S. President Barack Obama’s Facebook page with comments protesting a recent development in Egypt’s presidential elections. The outpouring of comments comes as a result of Egyptian presidential candidate Hazem Abu Ismail, who …

Occupy Wall Street Twitter Death Threat Spurs NYPD Probe Occupy Wall Street Twitter Death Threat Spurs NYPD Probe
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Occupy Wall Street returned to its ideological home at Zuccotti Park this past Saturday to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the movement and, not much later after they arrived, police evicted the occupying protesters. As you may expect, the protesters …

Alan Moore Discusses Guy Fawkes Masks, Protests
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If you’ve been following the anti-Internet regulation hubbub, as well as Anonymous’ hijinks, then you’ve undoubtedly noticed the masks many protesters have been wearing, exactly like the lead image suggests. While these masks have become incredibly popular because of these …

Anti-Google Graffiti In NYC Isn’t Your Normal Google Doodle Anti-Google Graffiti In NYC Isn’t Your Normal Google Doodle
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Google gets quite a bit of notoriety for their Google Doodles, but this is one particular Doodle that they will likely not be so proud of. According to Jeff Roberts of paidContent, graffiti of Google’s logo has been showing up …

SOPA Was Only the Beginning: ACTA Gets International Push Back
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As we touched on earlier, as members of the European Union sign ACTA into something of an existence — it still requires ratification from the European Union parliament — various EU citizens have decided to fight back against ACTA. Unfortunately, …

Craig Newmark: Could SOPA, PIPA Protest Prompt An “Internet Spring”? Craig Newmark: Could SOPA, PIPA Protest Prompt An “Internet Spring”?
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Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist.org and SOPA protester, may have christened yesterday’s massive protest against SOPA and PIPA with a tweet he posted earlier today: @craignewmarkcraignewmarkAre we seeing an Internet Awakening? http://t.co/CYbrXQBE (similar in sentiment to @jeffjarvis and @Mlsif) http://t.co/vwK1MgJO …

Wikipedia’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Seen By 162 Million People Wikipedia’s SOPA / PIPA Blackout Seen By 162 Million People

Everybody make it through yesterday’s Internet-wide protest? Everyone still in one piece? Good. Now, let’s take a moment to consider the aftermath of Wikipedia’s protest of SOPA/PIPA yesterday. While reports are coming in that 4.5 million people signed Google’s anti-SOPA …

Protests In NYC, San Francisco Bring SOPA/PIPA Strike To First Life Protests In NYC, San Francisco Bring SOPA/PIPA Strike To First Life

We’re approaching the last leg of today’s SOPA/PIPA protest that delivered shocks throughout the Internet to Senators and lazy college students alike. Wikipedia suspended itself and Google made a pretty pointed statement. Still, while all of this heavy activity was …

Wikipedia’s SOPA Blackout: Solidarity Beyond The English-Langage Page Wikipedia’s SOPA Blackout: Solidarity Beyond The English-Langage Page

So SOPA news will be bursting from your Internets today what with Wikipedia (and others) disappearing till tomorrow. It’s a pretty bold message but it only directly affects the English-language page. But how might users of Wikipedia’s non-English pages be …

The Day The LOLCats Died: A SOPA Lament The Day The LOLCats Died: A SOPA Lament
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I think even Don McLean would be proud of this remake/cover of his American Pie standard. Posted by the LaughPong, crew, The Day The LOLCats Died is playful ditty that shares that same sense of woe most, if not all …

SOPA Blackout: SMBC Online Comic Joins Today’s Protests

Popular online comic “SMBC” joined the SOPA/PIPA protest blackout today. Rather than the usual front page, visitors were greeted with the bold headline: (image) Notice the link to “it’s happened before”. It points to a Wikipedia article on “Senate Subcommittee …

Wikipedia Will Go Dark Wednesday To Protest SOPA, Censorship
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Jimmy Wales founded Wikipedia. You have used it before because it’s a helpful tool to learn and if you’ve learned anything in the past several years your quest for knowledge likely led you through Wikipedia at some point. Jimmy Wales …