All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Protest’

We Get It, You Hate Uber. Now, Please Act Like Human Beings.

We get it, you hate Uber. To you, Uber is encroaching on your way of life. It’s taking money out of your pockets. Who does Uber think it is, coming in and rewriting the rules for what it means to take people from point A to point B. It’s skirting local laws and operating in a manner that can best …

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Ferguson Cop Leaving Police Force

After Furguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, 28, shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, during an altercation, protesters in that town began burning police cars, smashing and looting storefront windows and firing gunshots, shortly after the verdict was read that the officer would not be indicted. Now Wilson’s lawyer has said his client will be leaving the …

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Obama Condemns Furguson Violence

President Barack Obama harshly criticized protesters Tuesday night for the racially charged violence in Ferguson, Missouri, after mayhem erupted after a grand jury refused to indict a white police officer who shot a black teenager. Speaking from Chicago, Obama declared, “To those who think that what happened in Ferguson is an excuse for violence, I do not have any sympathy …

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Michael Brown Verdict: Will The Outcome Lead To Violent Protests In Ferguson?

It seems the state of Missouri is bracing for the possibility that a grand jury might acquit Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. The governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency ahead of a grand jury’s decision on whether or not to prosecute Wilson. Days after the shooting, the suburb of Ferguson in Missouri caught …

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Westboro Baptist Church Targets Openly Gay NFL Player Michael Sam

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the National Football League (NFL), is now the target of the Westboro Baptist Church’s ridicule after he was cut from the St. Louis Rams. The notorious hate group announced that they had made and posted a Beatles song parody directed at Sam. Westboro Baptist Church recently announced the re-emergence …

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Westboro Baptist Church Really Doesn’t Like Robin Williams

On Thursday, extremist religious group Westboro Baptist Church capped off a barrage of hateful tweets directed at Robin Williams after his death with a threat to picket his funeral. The group is notorious for picketing the funerals of dead American soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan with hateful messages such as “God Blew Up The Troops” and “Thank God For Dead …

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Sharia Law Causes Celebrities To Boycott Famed Beverly Hills Hotel

Ellen DeGeneres and Jay Leno are just two of the famous personalities that are boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel – a Brunei-owned company. On Monday, the Beverly Hills on Sunset Boulevard was bombarded with crowds of protesters calling for people to boycott the hotel. The protest was against Brunei leader, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who announced last week that he is …

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Ukraine Anti-Terror Campaign Begins in East Region

On Tuesday, acting president of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov surprised many by following-up on his ultimatum laid down against Russian sympathizers in Eastern Ukraine on Sunday. The deadline for Russian supporters to lay down their arms and submit peacefully expired at 0600 GMT Monday. When Ukrainian forces did not immediately respond with force, many in the international community believed Turchynov to …

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Westboro Baptist Church Protesters Run Out of Town

Less than three weeks after Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps died, his former congregation is at it again. This time, the Westboro Baptist Church members decided to picket a school in Moore, Oklahoma, a town that was devastated by a tornado last year. While the “God Hates Fags” signs were out again, the protesters were reportedly run out of …

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Albuquerque Protests Turn Violent

Earlier this month, James Boyd, age 38, was confronted by police officers for illegally camping in the Sandia Foothills in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After a somewhat brief standoff, Boyd and the officers had come to a peaceful agreement of sorts. “All right, don’t change up the agreement,” stated Boyd as he began to gather his belongings. “I’m going to try …

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Chris Christie Battles More Protests Than Ever

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is no stranger to shouting protestors. In fact, the governor has built a reputation on not being afraid to tell people off at live events when they disturb his oratory. Because disrupting a Christie event has failed to get much traction, most people had stopped doing it. All it seemed to accomplish was to throw …

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Nun Sentenced in Nuclear Plant Breach

The 84-year-old nun, Sister Megan Rice, who was charged with breaching security during a peaceful protest at nuclear facility Y-12 has been sentenced to 2 years and 11 months in prison, according to CNN. She and two accomplices are guilty of breaking into the facility to protest. The three cut through a chain-link fence, walked a mile, then cut through …

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Nun Sentenced to 35 Months in Prison for Anti-Nuclear Protest

A Federal District Judge sentenced an 84-year-old Roman Catholic nun to 35 months in prison Tuesday for breaking into a nuclear facility on July 28, 2012. Sister Megan Rice was found guilty of damaging more than $1,000 worth of U.S. government property at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Protesters Greg Boertje-Obed, 57, and 63-year-old Michael Walli …

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Vladimir Luxuria, Gay-Rights Activist, Detained at Sochi

Vladimir Luxuria, former Communist MP for Italy and current television personality, was detained twice by Russian police for her gay-rights activism in Sochi. Her first detainment came on Sunday after holding up a sign in the Olympic Park which read “Gay is OK” in Russian. According to Imma Battaglia, director of Italy’s Gay Project action group, Luxuria’s arrest on Sunday …

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Bangkok Shutdown: “Surround Government Buildings,” Says Suthep

As the Bangkok shutdown continues on, the protest speeches are heating up amidst a party-like atmosphere. If you’re a bit unfamiliar with what’s been going on over in Thailand, it pretty much boils down to citizens wanting reform of a government they deem corrupt. After former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was ejected by way of military coup in 2006, he …

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Gay Teacher’s Firing By Catholic School Sparks Protest

A Roman Catholic school has come under fire this week for firing a well-liked teacher who publicly announced he is gay. Thousands have protested the move by Holy Ghost Preparatory School’s administration through petitions and Facebook groups. The protesters include: school alumni, parents and former teachers. Some of the protesters have even threatened to withdraw their financial support to the school unless …

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Million Mask March Protests…Stuff…

Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! So begins many different iterations of poetry derived from the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt by Catholics to depose the Protestant King James I and replaced him with a Catholic head-of-state. The most famous member of this …

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NSA Washington March Draws Hundreds of Protestors

Hundreds of anti-NSA protestors gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to take part in the “Stop Watching Us” rally. The people marched in front of the Capitol to protest the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance of American citizens. Several White House politicians were in attendance at the rally that the ACLU called the “biggest protest yet against NSA spying.” Representative …

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NSA Washington March Calls for Reducing Spying

Reuters and CNN reported today on an anti-NSA march that took place in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of protesters turned out for the march, many carrying signs that bore slogans like “Thank You, Edward Snowden,” “Stop Mass Spying” and “Unplug Big Brother.” Although the Capitol Police were asked, they declined to give an estimate on attendance; …

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‘Pepper-Spray Cop’ from Occupy Protest Gets Bigger Payout Than Students

Remember the infamous cop that pepper-sprayed peaceful Occupy protesters at the University of California-Davis in 2011 because they wouldn’t move? He was awarded a workers’ comp settlement last week, which just happens to be more than the students that were pepper-sprayed received. The news of former University of California police officer John Pike filing a workers’ comp claim made rounds …

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Truckers Ride for the Constitution Event Will Begin Friday

First it was on. Then it was off. Now it’s back on again. No, we aren’t talking about Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson (pretty sure that relationship is still over)–we’re taking about the “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” protest that is heading to Washington. Congress has their shutdown, and now a bunch of truckers are planning a D.C. shutdown of …

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Trucker Protest Cancelled

October 8, 2013, may become known as the day of the “almost” trucker protest. Reports earlier claimed that a group known as the “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” with Mr. Earl Conlon at the forefront was planning to take Washington D.C. by beltway storm. The plan was to block D.C. traffic in order to protest the government shutdown, ultimately resulting …

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Mormon Women Protest All-Male Priesthood

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 meeting, the women were shut out at the door. The Ordain Women movement was founded in March 2013, and seeks …

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David Petraeus Target of Protests at CUNY

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 the Middle East. On September 11 (Funny how these things just happen, isn’t it?), however, a ruckus was raised outside …

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Satanist Westboro Protest Could Change Everything

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 ritual they refer to as a “pink mass”, a rite that they say means that she is now “turned gay” …

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Nun Convicted For Nuclear Weapons Protest

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 a BBC News report, Sister Megan Rice and two other protesters, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed, were convicted this week …

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Vegas: 98 Arrests Made During Union Protest

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 hotel and casino. The union states that it has been in contract negotiations with Deutsche Bank, the owner of The …

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Zoophiles March On Berlin To Demand Equal Rights

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 zoophile community didn’t like it one bit, and filed a suit against the government saying the law violated their rights. …

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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, you probably watched too much Jack Bauer; although, even as a 24 fan, it’s nice to be able to separate …

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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 months ago. While most Internet users have moved on to whatever’s currently trending, thankfully, some haven’t forgotten the damage Smith’s …

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