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Native Americans threaten to confiscate Keystone Pipeline trucks

At least five Native Americans were arrested in South Dakota on Monday after a six-hour standoff that temporarily blockaded trucks from moving equipment thought to be destined for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Lakota activist Olowan Martinez told Raw Story that members of the tribe were working to obtain a restraining…

Police arrest Occupy protesters chained to Palm Beach City Hall

Police in West Palm Beach have arrested four members of the Occupy Wall Street movement for trespassing after several protesters allegedly chained themselves to City Hall. West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio last week notified about 20 activists that they had until Thursday to leave protest site, according to The…

Pro hockey players fight homophobia with ‘You Can Play’ campaign

BOSTON (Reuters) – Thirty players in the National Hockey League have joined a campaign intended to promote gay and lesbian equality in sports with a television ad that will premiere during Sunday’s matchup of the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins. The campaign, called “You Can Play,” aims to combat…

Activists: ‘It’s illegal to be openly gay’ in Mississippi

Police in Jackson, Mississippi on Thursday threatened to arrest LGBT activists for marching on the sidewalk, citing “safety concerns” and a lack of permit for the demonstration. GetEQUAL Mississippi lead organizer Zach Magee told Raw Story that the group applied for a permit but was denied, for reasons he suspects…

Stylist refuses to cut NM gov’s hair over same-sex marriage opposition

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez’s (R) opposition to same-sex marriage has led to her stylist refusing to cut her hair ever again unless she changes her stance. According to KOB-TV in Albuquerque, Antonio Darden declined to work on Martinez’s hairdo after cutting her hair three times previously. Darden, who runs…

‘Dogs Against Romney’ protests outside the Westminster Dog Show

The group Dogs Against Romney rallied out outside the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday to bring public attention to the fact that the candidate once forced his dog to ride on the roof of his car. “We want the world to know that if Romney can’t…

Occupy protesters tased at Santorum event

Things got a little rowdy during Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s visit to Tacoma, Washington on Monday, where reports said that authorities used a taser on least one Occupy Wall Street protester. Santorum tried to make a point by linking the demonstrators to President Barack Obama, but his speech was…

‘Ex-gay’ pastor: Arrest Dan Savage for anti-bully campaign

A pastor who claims to be a “former homosexual” says that sex columnist Dan Savage should be arrested for his role in launching an anti-bullying campaign to help young LGBT people. In a recent interview with Americans For Truth About Homosexuality Radio Hour host Peter LaBarbera, pastor DL Foster suggested…

Boston Police react to Anonymous hacking with sarcastic video

Members of the Boston Police Department have released a sarcastic video responding to an attack on their website by the hacktivist group Anonymous. On Feb. 3, Anonymous had replaced the BPDNews.com with a message criticizing their crackdown on Occupy Boston protests. A video for KRS-One’s 1993 song “Sound of da…

Striking Belgian firefighters hose down the cops

When Belgium’s firefighters were threatened with a government attempt to raise their retirement age, they fought back using the tools of their trade. According to Russia Today, “Several hundred firemen broke through police cordons and hosed down the prime minister’s office. The men, dressed in full gear, were smiling as…

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