Posts tagged ‘protests’

July 20, 2020

How to flip off the police right

by allthoughtswork

Chris David is Portland right now.

The 52-year-old navy vet walks down to the protests for the first time to ask the federal officers about their oath of office. He stands impassively like a rock while a tiny SWAT guy assaults him impotently with a baton. Then, Chris moseys off, middle fingers high, wearing a fresh coating of pepper spray and rocking a broken wrist.

The FUCK YOU is strong with this one. Trump should be ball-retractingly jealous right about now.

July 18, 2020

Wanna watch the Portland, Oregon, protests in real time?

by allthoughtswork

Protesters in Portland, Oregon, clash with police, federal officers during chaotic night

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Scroll down to The Standard, Portland, Oregon. It’s a live cam feed focused on the sidewalk right across from the courthouse. Sometimes the feed is down, but just refresh the page or come back in a few minutes, it always reloads eventually.

8 PM, Friday night, and it looks like shit’s gonna go down.

June 10, 2020

Headlines

by allthoughtswork

Youre making this worse.

“You’re making this worse.”

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February 19, 2014

Hands Off our Pants Protest

by duncanr

knickers in russia250Women (some of them at least – no word of the babuskas being involved) in Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan are getting their knickers in a twist over a new law that would prevent them wearing frilly undies (http://tinyurl.com/kcqdlzu)

The reason for the ban?

Nothing to do with wearing a . . .

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February 28, 2012

Saving Face

by duncanr

The accidental or deliberate burning of copies of the Koran by US troops in Afghanistan has led to violent and fiery protests in Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan – http://tinyurl.com/8a6bjgs

At the Oscars the other day, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy won an award for her documentary ‘Saving Face‘ which deals with the growing problem of acid attacks – primarily by men on women – in Pakistan, often in revenge for spurned sexual advances/marriage proposals or other perceived insult to the man’s ‘honour’ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid_throwing)

Pakistan is rightly jubilant. This is the first Oscar they have won. Let’s hope then that the international recognition for ‘Saving Face’ generates more public awareness and condemnation of acid attacks. For there is something distinctly wrong, to me at least, that a society turns a blind eye to women being burned with acid yet gets all het up over a book (no matter how holy) being burned !

November 19, 2011

OWS, Libya, Syria

by duncanr

While I support the OWS protest movement and abhor the violent police response in some incidences, let’s keep a bit of perspective, shall we?

O.K. pepper spraying protestors isn’t ‘nice’ but it pales into insignificance when compared to what is happening to civilians in Syria !!!

P.S. Why am I not hearing Obama, Cameron, and Sarkozy pushing for international intervention to protect civilians in Syria? Are their lives less worthy of protecting than were the civilians in Libya?

August 26, 2011

Ali Ferzat’s Hands Broken

by duncanr

According to the UN, 2,200+ people protesting against the rule of President Assad have been killed by Syrian Armed Forces since March this year

Whether the thugs who attacked Ali Ferzat were members of the Syrian armed forces is not certain, but their message was clear !

He was dragged out . . .

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April 5, 2011

Pastor Jones or the Media : Who’s to Blame ?

by duncanr

Seven UN workers and at least 13 other folk in Afghanistan were killed over the weekend in protests over the burning of the Qur’an by Pastor Terry Jones. Several hundred more were reportedly injured.

The causal link between Pastor Jone’s burning of the the Muslim Holy Book and the deaths of so many people is hard to argue against, but is . . .

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April 2, 2011

Excess Baggage

by duncanr

The Libya Foreign Secretary, Moussa Koussa, was travelling light when he defected to the UK a few days ago.

How light exactly became clear when Gaddafi seized the now ex-foreign secretary’s wife and family that he left behind when he made his bid for freedom.

If Moussa Koussa was in . . .

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March 30, 2011

Tunisia, Egypt, Libya : Three Big Pigs

by duncanr
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