Tag Archive: Protest


A Message From Anonymous To Chicago Police #OPGitmo2Chicago

 

 

 

Published on Feb 27, 2015

#OPGitmo2Chicago

Saturday, February 28 at 3:00pm in CST
3379 W Fillmore St. Chicago, IL

More information here

https://www.facebook.com/events/77204…

IMPORTANT: DO NOT USE HASHTAG UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF THE STORM.

Please invite as many of your friends to this event as possible.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Copy + Paste these tweets or create your own. Do not retweet, the hashtag will not trend.

If you are writing your own tweets, make sure to include the #Gitmo2Chicago hashtag, also try to include @rahmemanuel!

You do not need to post more than once every five minutes, especially to avoid suspension of your account, although having a high volume of tweets all at once is the objective to make the tag trend and bring the issue to more people’s attention.
SAMPLE TWEETS:

Chicago Police are operating a secret detention facility that mirrors the CIA’s “black sites.”http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/20… #Gitmo2Chicago

Hubbard was found dead in an interview room, no records exist on cause of death. #Gitmo2Chicagohttp://thefreethoughtproject.com/secr…

Violations of due process to torture, revelations raise concerns of deteriorating state of freedom #Gitmo2Chicago http://theantimedia.org/nation-reacts…

The egregious nature of this danger to liberty cannot be overstated. Demand @rahmemanuel shut it down. #Gitmo2Chicago http://thefreethoughtproject.com/secr…

Join the Protest– Saturday, February 28 3:00pm https://www.facebook.com/events/77204…#Gitmo2Chicago

Scariest part is likelihood of more locations across US where police can secretly detain/kill #NDAA #Gitmo2Chicago http://theantimedia.org/nation-reacts…

Secret interrogation facility reveals aspects of war on terror in US #Gitmo2Chicagohttp://www.theguardian.com/us-news/20…

‘They disappeared us’: protester details 17-hour shackling without basic rightshttp://thefreethoughtproject.com/secr… #Gitmo2Chicago

Accounts describe police brutality, missing 15-year-old and one man’s death #Gitmo2Chicagohttp://www.theguardian.com/us-news/20…

Infamous GITMO “Interrogator” Also Tortured Americans And Forced Confessions As A Chicago Cophttp://thefreethoughtproject.com/infa… #Gitmo2Chicago

Military Police From the Torturous Gitmo Prison, Being Recruited as Copshttp://thefreethoughtproject.com/mili… #Gitmo2Chicago

 

Chicago police you can expect us tomorrow “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lebanese Ice Bucket Challenge Has Morphed Into Burning Islamic State Flags

 

 

 

 

” Last weekend, several Lebanese activists started a trend which has since gained prominence under the hashtag #BurnISISFlagChallenge or #BurnISIS. The protesters burned an Islamic State flag in retaliation to the presumed beheading of a Lebanese officer, an idea which quickly motivated others to post similar pictures or videos.

  The self-perpetuating campaign follows the model of the well-known #IceBucketChallenge, and has found supporters on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks.

  Although having been praised by some Internet users, the campaign has been strongly criticized by the Lebanese justice minister who even called for “sternest punishments” for those who burned flags of the IS militant group last Saturday. In a statement, Ashraf Rifi declared it was necessary to “bring to justice those individuals who burned the ISIS flag in Sassine Square.” “

 

 

Washington Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are Those Origami Pigs In A Donut Box? See How Far This Guy Went To Protest Red Light Cameras

 

 

 

 

 

 

” In a fantastic display of attention to detail and dedication to pointing out the absurdity of red light cameras, blogger “Bacon Moose” pays a $137.00 ticket all in ones, each meticulously folded into an origami pig and placed into two Dunkin Donut boxes.

From ‘Bacon Moose’s’ imgur page,
So I had to pay a ticket .. so could I just go in and pay? Hell no. I spent something like 6 hours making 137 origami pigs, put them in Dunkin Donuts boxes and paid in style.”

Origami Pig

More pictures and info at Free Thought Project

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High School Erects Fence To Keep America Flags Off Campus

During Cinco de Mayo

 

 

 

 

 

” A Morgan Hill high school has constructed a fence to block protesters from disrupting classes on Cinco de Mayo, after plans were announced by a Tea Party group to protest the school’s 2010 decision to send students home for wearing the American flag on the Spanish holiday.

  Calls for demonstrations and counter-demonstrations, and even suggestions that a group of motorcyclists will arrive prompted authorities to put the fence around the front of Live Oak High.”

 

More at Rightwing News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Political Street Art At Masters

 

 

obama-poster-at-augusta

 

“Sub Par” Indeed 

 

” The image can be seen in several places including at the main entrance of Augusta Country Club, on electrical boxes, on resident lawns, and near the local mall. Another similar poster around town shows the president in golf gear next with the words : “If you like your handicap you can keep your handicap.” “

 

Breitbart has video at the jump

 

 

 

 

Transracial Adoption Rally In Montgomery

 

Bigot Congressman Alvin Holmes

 

 

” A statement made on the floor of the state house last month in Montgomery got a loud reply this afternoon from angry parents.

  State representative Alvin Holmes said republican lawmakers would support abortion if their daughters became pregnant by black men. Holmes later said he would offer $100,000 cash to anyone who could show “a whole bunch of whites” have adopted black children in Alabama.

  Today at the state house, white parents who adopted mixed race or minority children said it’s time for Holmes to ‘pay up.’

Story continues

Gun Rights Group Protests San Antonio Law

 

 

Open Carry Texas Protests SAPD

 

 

 

” Dozens of armed San Antonians gathered outside the San Antonio Police Department’s west substation Sunday to protest the treatment of one of their members by officers and to take aim at a controversial city law.

  On March 31, Henry Vichique was walking home with his loaded rifle slung over his shoulder. Someone called 911 and when police arrived they asked the 19-year-old to put his weapon down. Vichique did not comply with the order and officers used a Taser to subdue him.

“ I kept (the rifle) on me. I did not want to make any attempt to look like I may be aggressive because they could have shot me on site,” Vichique said. “I just told them I was within my rights. I didn’t argue with them.”

 

 

    This is a continuation of Mr Vichique’s story and brings to light a widespread problem that is being addressed in some states like Kansas and needs to be dealt with nationwide . 

 

   For readers unfamiliar with Mr Vichique’s run-in with the San Antonio PD we invite you to view our post from last week and view the video of the arrest made by Mr Vichiques which is posted below …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Hartford Statehouse April 5, 2014

 

 

 

Protest 1 YouViewed_edited-1

 

 

 

   Since we are still traveling I’ve had no time to assemble any kind of story on the rally yesterday but thought that our readers would like to see a few now , before the story is forgotten . 

 

 

 

Crowd Protest 4-5-14_edited-1

 

 

 

    Here we present a few random shots of the crowd , speakers , signs etc . with the hopes of creating a coherent storyline when we return home . Enjoy these snaps for what they are .

 

 

 

Protest Crowd 3

 

 

 

Here are two videos (raw & unedited) that you can find on our Youtube channel 

 

 

David Codrea the keynote speaker

 

 

 

A view from the high ground , well a tree really as the high ground was occupied by the speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protesters Burn Gun Registration Forms

 

” SARATOGA SPRINGS — Nearly a thousand gun registration forms were turned into ashes Sunday.

  The forms are used for people to register with New York State Police firearms that meet the state’s definition of military-style assault weapons. The deadline is April 15. Gun rights advocates gathered at the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge 161 to burn the papers in a symbolic protest.

  E.J. Stokes, leader of the Warren County chapter of New York Revolution, said he was participating because he believes in the U.S. Constitution.

“ Once the Second (Amendment) falls, the rest will go with it. It’s an unconstitutional law, done in the middle of the night with no input from the public,” he said.”

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Russian Soldiers Training In Canada Given 24 Hours To Leave Country

 

CTV Canada

 

 

” Nine Russian soldiers who were participating in military exercises in Canada have been expelled from the country, as Ottawa continues to denounce Russia’s military intervention in Crimea, CTV News has learned.

  A government source confirmed that the soldiers were informed Thursday afternoon that they had 24 hours to leave Canada.

  Six of the soldiers were in Saint-Jean, Que., where they were learning English and French. Another two soldiers were participating in a training program at CFB Gagetown, and the ninth soldier was teaching Canadian soldiers Russian in Gatineau, Que.”

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Pile Of Dung Dumped Outside French National Assembly

 

 

” A truck dumped a huge pile of manure outside France’s National Assembly on Thursday in a protest against the French political elite.”

 

 

” The driver of the truck — which was marked with the slogan “Out with Hollande and the whole political class!” — was apprehended by police shortly after releasing his smelly load outside the front gates of the grand Palais Bourbon that hosts the lower house Assembly.”

 

 

Where is the Steaming Pile for our Steaming Pile on Capital Hill ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topless Feminist Interrupts Christmas Mass In Pro-Abortion Protest [NSFW]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The “FEMEN” Twitter account celebrated the interruption of Christmas mass in Cologne, Germany, by a topless feminist extremist, who wrote “I AM GOD” on her body and climbed atop the altar before shocked worshipers.”

 

Soopermexican says it all :

 

” Ok then. I doubt these kind of offensive displays actually advance their cause, but they definitely annoy and anger believers.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italian Girl ‘Sexually Assaulted’ Riot Cop With A Kiss

 

Riot cop kiss

 

” An Italian student protester may end up in court after a photograph of her kissing a riot police officer started making the rounds and became hailed as a symbol of peaceful protest. She may now face sexual assault charges.

  The incident happened in November during a demonstration against the construction of a rail link in the north of Italy.

  Nina de Chiffre, a 20-year-old protester, had used the opportune moment to first kiss, then lick a police officer’s helmet visor. The moment was caught on camera, and the photo ended up going viral. It was hailed as an example of sending a message of love and peace and non-violent protest.

  But the situation quickly went south for de Chiffre, after the Italian police union – COISP – ruled that the act was in fact sexual assault, and filed a complaint with a court in Turin, Italy’s La Republica reported this week.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riot Police Take Off Their Helmets In Solidarity With Protesters

 

 

 

” In a rare demonstration of solidarity with the common man, Italian riot police are shown in this video removing their helmets and standing with anti-EU demonstrators in Turin, Italy.

  Commoners from all walks of life, from truck drivers to students are out in the street, protesting the state of the Italian economy, the single currency and fuel prices.

  The protests grew out of the “Pitchfork Movement,” begun by a group of Sicilian farmers demanding government reforms. It has evolved into a national rebellion against banks, the Italian tax collection agency, “Equitalia,” the European Union, and the Socialist-backed minority government.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ukrainian Upheaval Over The Government’s Refusal To Join EU

 

 

 

    Here is a collection of videos both amateur and from some of the news agencies giving the reader an idea of what is going on for the past week in the Ukraine .

 

 

Ukraine : Total War

 

Ukrainian Protests

 

 

 

 

 

” Demonstrators attacked President Yanukovych’s headquarters, commandeering a bulldozer to break through police lines. Interior Ministry forces and riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades to repel the protesters. Journalists were injured. “

 

 

 

 

 

” A wheeled bulldozer used by masked protesters to attack a police barricade near the Ukrainian president’s administration building in Kiev. The bulldozer is eventually stopped by other protesters who claim it is a “provocation”. Protests have been ongoing in Kiev since President Viktor Yanukovich refused to sign a trade agreement with the European Union.”

 

 

 

Mass protests turn violent in Ukraine

 

Published on Dec 1, 2013

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” Dec. 1 – Violence erupts as Ukrainians hold mass rally against Yanukovich’s U-turn on Europe. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).”

 

 

 

 

A Reuters Report:

 

Ukraine Protests 2013 – Footage

 

 

 

Published on Dec 2, 2013

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” The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has released more footage of the Kiev protests. Ukrainian people are protesting the suspension of talks regarding integration of Ukraine in the EU.
Video: Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine: youtube.com/user/dzgmvs/ “

 

 

 

A BBC Report :

 

UKRAINE PROTESTS: UP CLOSE & PERSONAL – BBC NEWS

 

 

Published on Dec 2, 2013

” The BBC was on the streets of Kiev to visit the sites where some of the barricades and were being put up to stop the police. Protesters in Ukraine have surrounded government buildings, stepping up their campaign to oust President Viktor Yanukovych over ties with the EU. “

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   Here is a French media report highlighting how social media is helping to drive the protests as well as being used to find housing and food for the protesters as they converge on Kiev from all over the country .

 

 

 

Published on Dec 3, 2013

” Today on the net: how the pro-Europe protests in Ukraine are driven by social media; a campaign tackling violence against women in the Arab world; and a mini-documentary about record-breaking record breaker Ashrita Furman.
12/03/2013 WEBNEWS
News as seen on the web and about the web
International news as seen on the web and about the web: the latest buzzes and a comprehensive overview of what’s trending on social networks. 
All shows: 
http://www.france24.com/en/list/emiss… “

 

 

 

 

   Another report from Reuters alleges the use of government provocateurs for the purpose of inciting violence and discrediting the protesters .

 

 

 

    The protests have been raging for eleven days and show no sign of easing up . The demonstrators refuse to disperse without first getting the resignations of the president and his prime minister .

 

One Soldier, One Mission, March From TN To Washington DC In Full Combat Gear To Honor His Oath That Has No Expiration Date

 

 

   Meet US Army Sgt Edward McNair of Knoxville Tennessee . Sgt McNair is a disabled veteran who has decided that he will march on Washington DC to express his dissatisfaction of our present leadership and honor his oath to uphold the Constitution . 

    He will be walking , in full battle kit , the entire 500 mile trip and he is looking for our support . He has set up an Indiegogo page and the reader is invited to help him along on his mission . If you can spare something in his benefit please do so .

This is what his Indiegogo page has to say about his planned deployment :

 

” One Soldier, One Mission: march from TN to Washington DC in full combat gear to Honor his oath that has no expiration date.  

Contributors fund ideas they can be passionate about and to people they trust. Here are some things to do in this section:

  • SFC McNair is a disabled veteran that has had enough of Washington DC
  • SFC McNair is going to March on Washington DC ready for combat
  • Contributors will help me achieve putting Washington DC on notice, that the American Citizens have had enough and not going to take anymore foolishness from Politicians.

 

Break it down for folks in more detail:

  • I will carry lite and freeze at night, so your much needed funding will provide bottled water, nuts and energy bars for the 500 mile mission.
  • Tell people about your unique perks. Get them excited!
  • Even if I do not reach my financial goal, the mission is still a go and your prayers are welcomed.

  

The Final Stand

  • With the way things are in America, this mission may be my last and final contribution to America.
  • I will be in full combat gear and carrying an American Flag.
  • I do not do this for myself, but for all those that come after us.

  

Other Ways You Can Help

Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:

  • When you see me walking along the highway, just blow your horn and wave.
  • Or a bottle of water, a bag of nuts or a word of encouragement.

 

In HIS service and yours “

 

 

If you can spare something please give it . He marches for us all .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Google+ Users Change Profile Pics To Google’s Eric Schmidt To Protest New Ads

 

 

 

 

” Many Google users were recently annoyed to find that their user names and profile pictures may soon appear next to ads and listings called shared endorsements across various Google pages.  From ABC News:

The day after Facebook announced that it was removing a privacy option that would make all of its users searchable, Google made its own announcement for adding an option called “Shared Endorsements.”

While users can opt-out of the practice in their settings, Google has warned that users’ comments and follows may no longer be visible to connections on Google+ if they do so.  In response, some have a far more creative idea for protesting Google’s new practice.  And it involves making executive chairman Eric Schmidt a face to be seen all across the web.”

Truckers Ride for the Constitution Plan A Massive Slowdown

 

 

 

” Not only is the government (partially) shut down, but now a caravan of truck drivers is looking to shut down traffic around Washington — as part of a bizarre protest against things that are “destroying America.” 

The group, Truckers Ride for the Constitution, is trying to attract participants for a demonstration on the Capital Beltway starting this Friday. 

“Truck drivers will not haul freight! … Truckers will lead the path to saving our country if every American rides with them!” the group’s Facebook page, which had more than 57,000 “likes” as of Tuesday morning, declares. 

The truckers reportedly plan to clog the Beltway by driving “three lanes deep” for three days.   

So just what do they want? 

Their list of grievances is apparently quite long. 

According to a report in The Hill, the drivers are complaining about wages, gas prices and federal regulations on their industry. They’re also not too chuffed about the debt or the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join EFF & The Stopwatching.us Coalition In DC On October 26th

 

 

 

 

” This summer, some of our worst fears and suspicions about the NSA have been confirmed. We now have evidence that the NSA is actively undermining the basic security of the Internet. It iscollecting millions and millions of phone records of individuals not suspected of any crime. It issurveilling journalists.

The NSA’s overreaching surveillance is creating a climate of fear and chilling free speech. Its addiction to secrecy makes real accountability impossible

But there’s a movement forming to change all of this. And we’re about to take the next step.

On the weekend of October 26 — the 12th anniversary of the signing of the USA PATRIOT Act — thousands of people from across the political spectrum will unite in Washington, D.C. to take a stand against unconstitutional surveillance. Please join EFF in D.C. for a day of grassroots training and citizen lobbying on October 25th and a historic rally and petition delivery on October 26th.”

 

Join us in Washington.

— RSVP on the event page (privacy policy here): https://rally.stopwatching.us
— RSVP for the lobby day here: https://rally.stopwatching.us/lobbyday.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biggest Protests In 20 Years Sweep Brazil

 

 

 

” As many as 200,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of Brazil’s biggest cities on Monday in a swelling wave of protest tapping into widespread anger at poor public services, police violence and government corruption.

The marches, organized mostly through snowballing social media campaigns, blocked streets and halted traffic in more than a half-dozen cities, including Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia, where demonstrators climbed onto the roof of Brazil’s Congress building and then stormed it.

Monday’s demonstrations were the latest in a flurry of protests in the past two weeks that have added to growing unease over Brazil’s sluggish economy, high inflation and a spurt in violent crime.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkish Protests Continue As Pro – Government Rallies Planned

” Hundreds of protesters continue to occupy Gezi Park in Istanbul, despite calls by the Turkish Prime Minister for them to withdraw…. euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe”

Courtesy Of Smashpipe

Taksim Square Protests: 13 Photos Showing Severity Of the Protests

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Aerial View Of Taksim Square

” The mainstream media has yet to highlight the protests. Meanwhile, police brutality continues as over 900 people have been arrested and several have been killed.” 

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Blood in the Streets Of Istanbul

” Here are thirteen pictures from Twitter that show why we should take offense with mainstream media for not covering what could become an historic event.”

Daily Video 5.22.13

 

Tea Party Flash Mob!

 

Published on May 21, 2013

” “The beauty of our country is that we can disagree,” says Jenny Beth Martin, who is the co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots. “And you can’t use the IRS to silent citizens.”

Martin was one of about 40 protestors who gathered today outside the Internal Revenue Service’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. to protest the agency for discriminating against tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status. Protestors came with signs bearing slogans such as “Don’t Target Me Bro” and “Suspend IRS Audits.” Similar rallies were held outside IRS offices across the country.

“We need a thorough investigation of who was involved,” says Martin. “And those that were involved need to be held accountable.”

Reason TV correspondent Kennedy was on the scene to see what today’s protest was all about.

About 2.20.

Shot and edited by Jim Epstein, with help from Amanda Winkler.

Go to http:/reason.com/reasontv for downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason TV’s YouTube Channel to receive automatic updates when new stories go live.”

No Friend Of The People

 

 

” One of the largest hospitality unions in the nation will protest President Barack Obama’s commerce secretary nominee on Thursday, the first day of her confirmation hearings.

UNITE HERE, which represents tens of thousands of hotel and restaurant workers, will gather in front of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago to demonstrate against Penny Pritzker, one of Obama’s largest campaign bundlers.”