All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘protests’

Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside of Four Churches in California

The religious-crazed circus is at again with all their obnoxious antics and political beliefs. Westboro Baptist Church was scheduled to protest at four churches in Glendale, Calif. on Sunday morning. According to their website, the protests were to take place at Holy Family Catholic Community, Salem Lutheran Church and School,  St. Matthews Church, Glendale Presbyterian Church, and First United Methodist Church of Glendale. …

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Muslim Brotherhood Denounced As Terrorists

The Muslim Brotherhood was denounced as a terrorist organization on Wednesday by the current leaders of Egypt. The Egyptian military removed President Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected leader and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, from office in July. The toppling of Morsi lead to massive protests. Since Morsi’s removal the state security forces are blamed for hundreds …

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Russia Boosts Ukraine Economy with $15 Billion Loan

Over the past month, Ukraine has faced its largest series of anti-government protests since the Orange Revolution in 2004, where thousands of citizens protested what appeared to be a corrupt and fraudulent presidential election. This series of protests are not the result of election fraud, but rather outrage against current president Viktor Yanukovych and his decision to not sign the …

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Ukraine Protesters Gain Traction; Police Back Down

Early Wednesday morning, riot police in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, withdrew from two separate areas where protesters were demonstrating. This move by the police signifies progress being made on behalf of the Ukrainian opposition party, which has seen brutal crackdowns during their protests over the past month. Many of the protesters are optimistic that this withdraw of troops represents a shift …

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Thai Parliament Dissolved, Protesters Press On

Bangkok has been the site of a long series of increasingly violent protests. The anti-government protesters wish to rid their country of the influence of ousted Thaksin Shinawatra, a sentiment brought on by an attempt to bring him back into the country. The former prime minister was forced to flee after a military coup in 2006. His younger sister Yingluck …

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Mexico City Site Of Major Protest Over Energy Reform

The one year anniversary of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s inauguration saw tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets of Mexico City. The new administration recently moved to open up the Mexican oil industry to foreign interests. Mexican oil had been for a long time controlled by the citizens of Mexico. The change was seen by some as the …

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Bangkok Protests Turn Violent As Police Retaliate

Thousands of anti-government protesters flooded the streets of Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, on Monday, November 25, with the opposition leading the event calling for “a campaign of civil disobedience,” including a three-day strike and a request for Thai businesses to delay paying their taxes. At least four very large, vocal demonstrations were held in Bangkok on Monday, which caused many …

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House Democrats Arrested During Immigration Reform Protest

With the current Government Shutdown happening in Washington, D.C., many protests have occurred on The National Mall. Today, outside of the Capitol Building in Washington, an Immigration Reform protest formed, and eight Democrat lawmakers from various states were arrested at the protest. According to NBC News, the eight Democrats who were arrested were: John Lewis (Georgia), Luis Gutierrez (Illinois), Charlie …

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Month-Long State of Emergency Declared by Egypt

The major news outlets are humming this morning after almost 100 Egyptians were killed when security officers stormed a pro-Morsi protest. The Egyptian government then imposed a month-long state of emergency that was declared less than two hours before this posting. CNN reported that the violence started when Morsi supporters refused to leave their area and the officers decided to …

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Restore The Fourth Is Your July Fourth Protest Against The NSA

Does the NSA violate the Fourth Amendment with its data collection programs? A secret FISA court doesn’t think so, but plenty of Internet companies and civil rights organizations do. That’s why they’re planning a nationwide protest on the biggest four of the year. A collection of Internet companies – like Reddit, Mozilla and Worpress – alongside a number of civil …

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Facebook: We’re Not Giving User Data to the Turkish Government

Facebook wants to make it clear that they are not handing over user data to the Turkish government, even if some reports may suggests otherwise. Not only that but Facebook says that they intend to “communicate strong concerns” to Turkish officials when they meet in Silicon Valley this week over what they believe are unwarranted requests for user data. Turkish …

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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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