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12:10 // 1 year ago
September 24, 2011

In this short clip, a protester says something to a police officer. Less than two seconds later, he’s on the ground. Again. WTF? (Side note: The NY Post’s headline for this mess? “March Madness.”)

23:37 // 2 years ago
May 31, 2011

Egyptian general says female protesters got “virginity checks”

"Not like your daughter or mine": An Egyptian general, speaking on condition of anonymity, has alleged a heinous violation of the women of Egypt, though he doesn’t see it that way. The general admitted that during protests on March 9th, the military performed “virginity checks” on women. The reason? “We didn’t want them to say we had sexually assaulted or raped them, so we wanted to prove that they weren’t virgins in the first place. None of them were.” It goes without saying that this rationale is nonsensical, disgusting, and beneath the contempt of a modern civil society. General Mamdouh Shaheen has denied these charges. source

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16:33 // 2 years ago
May 24, 2011

Hosni Mubarak to be tried for the deaths of protesters

Mubarak will stand trial over Tahrir Square protests: Reportedly in ill health, former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak will stand trial for his alleged crimes, among them the deaths of protesters during the nation’s revolutionary movement in Tahrir Square (over 800 died before Mubarak’s departure), and the illegal acquisition of wealth during his time in office. Mubarak is in a hospital at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, while authorities also detained his two sons, also charged with corruption, in Cairo’s Tora prison. source

15:41 // 2 years ago
April 19, 2011

The dangers of nightfall in Syria: A sit-in was held in Clock Square, in the city of Homs, but come nightfall the Assad government decided it was time to clear the square. The methods employed seem to be teargas and live gunfire. Be forewarned — while the video is a bit jumpy and hard to see clearly, it’s nonetheless very unpleasant and disturbing. source

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15:23 // 2 years ago
March 15, 2011

Truly heartbreaking video: Al Jazeera English takes us to a hospital in Bahrain, where doctors and medical staff are treating people horribly abused, beaten and teargassed. Many, it seems, have taken to sleeping in the hospital, so fearful are they about being caught up in the violence if they venture outside or return home. source

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14:00 // 3 years ago
March 14, 2011

Protesters fired upon and teargassed, Governor stabbed in Yemen

yemen, boiling over: The vehement protests against Yemeni President Ali Abudullah Saleh have racheted up in recent days, culminating in live rounds being fired on citizens, and the attack of a provincial governor. Naji al-Zaidi was stabbed in the neck with a dagger, as were four of his bodyguards, and was rushed to a hospital from where no further information has been announced. Government forces have deployed teargas against the protesters, and all told about sixty people were injured across Yemen, part of a violent crackdown that President Saleh is employing in a bid to maintain control (h/t pantslessprogressive). source

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15:22 // 3 years ago
March 10, 2011

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Demonstrators yell at a bus carrying lawmakers away from the capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin. [WLUK]

1:35 // 3 years ago
February 18, 2011
He’s not giving in. He’s defiant towards the protesters outside. He isn’t bringing up the collective bargaining issue. He keep using the word “reasonable.” His actions aren’t. Key phrase: "We can’t make a good-faith effort to negotiate when we don’t have any money."

He’s not giving in. He’s defiant towards the protesters outside. He isn’t bringing up the collective bargaining issue. He keep using the word “reasonable.” His actions aren’t. Key phrase: "We can’t make a good-faith effort to negotiate when we don’t have any money."

18:09 // 3 years ago
February 10, 2011
Their range is very wide, from people who were at the protests or detained for breaking curfew to those who talked back at an army officer or were handed over to the army for looking suspicious or for looking like foreigners even if they were not. It’s unusual and to the best of our knowledge it’s also unprecedented for the army to be doing this.
Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights director Hossam Bahgat • Describing the nature of some of the arrests and detainment taking place in Egypt at the moment. Bahgat’s words go against the narrative suggesting that the military is on the side of the people in the current spate of protests, and instead paint a picture that they are in fact taking part in incidents more commonly associated with the country’s notorious state security intelligence. One protester, only offering to go by his first name, Ashraf, put his experience as such: ”I was on a sidestreet and a soldier stopped me and asked me where I was going. I told him and he accused me of working for foreign enemies and other soldiers rushed over and they all started hitting me with their guns.” Harrowing. source (viafollow)
10:59 // 3 years ago