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June 20, 2013

Thousands of officers to provide security in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday

  • 8,000 police officers will be working to provide security in Rio de Janeiro tonight, where thousands of demonstrators are expected to continue protesting poor public services, police brutality, and a decreasing quality of life even as Brazil prepares to host the World Cup next year. Roughly 1200 of the officers are expected to remain in nearby barracks, and will apparently only be deployed if tonight’s demonstrations turn violent. More than 250 thousand demonstrators protested in cities across the country on Monday, and hundreds of thousands more are expected to take part in protests across Brazil on Thursday night. source
17:42 // 1 year ago
April 30, 2013
14:01 // 1 year ago
February 25, 2013
The Israelis want chaos … We will not allow them to drag us into it and to mess with the lives of our children and our youth.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas • Denying Israeli claims that the Palestinian Authority could call for a third armed Intifada after weekend protests drew gunfire, stun grenades, tear gas, and fears that the recent death of activist Arafat Jaradat could ignite a new wave of hostility in the region. Israeli Homeland Minister Avi Dichter denied claims that Israel is to blame, saying that Palestinians are trying to be seen as victims and “drag [Israel] to a situation where there will be dead children.” source
14:52 // 1 year ago
January 8, 2013
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November 27, 2012

Democracy In (NSFW) Action: Naked protesters gathered inside of Speaker of the House John Boehner’s office today to voice their displeasure with potential “fiscal cliff” budget cuts that could target HIV/AIDS-funding. To our knowledge, Speaker Boehner has not commented on the incident at this time. Our hats off to the recently rebooted Digg for finding this one. source

14:30 // 1 year ago
October 24, 2012
The Taliban have kidnapped me and tortured me in the past for promoting women’s development, but now they are threatening the entire family.
Reyatullah Khan, father of 17-year-old Pakistani activist Hinna Khan - Hinna recently received a phone call, allegedly from Taliban gunmen in Pakistan’s Swat valley, claiming that she and her family would be killed if they did not stop speaking out against the militant group. Her parents have long opposed the Taliban presence in Pakistan, and were thrown out of their home for such opposition during the Taliban takeover of the Swat valley in 2009. Many believe the Taliban are attempting to re-establish legitimacy in the region after gunmen, who opened fired at point blank range, failed to kill 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai earlier this month. source
14:53 // 1 year ago
October 15, 2012
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September 17, 2012

Occupy Wall Street anniversary marred by police crackdown

  • 100-plus Occupy Wall Street protesters have been arrested today, during demonstrations marking the protest movement’s one-year anniversary. While hundreds have shown up in New York’s financial district to show their continued support for the Occupy Wall Street movement, attendance numbers didn’t come close to matching those of prior assemblies, and the diminished showing left some wondering if the OWS movement is beginning to lose steam. source
14:44 // 2 years ago