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More than 100,000 in Spain anti-crisis protests

MADRID (AFP) – More than 100,000 protesters took to the streets in Spain on Sunday blaming bankers and politicians for causing a financial crisis that forced the country to adopt painful spending cuts. Demonstrators of all ages linked to a movement called the “indignants” also protested against crippling unemployment and…

Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington dead at 94

MEXICO CITY — British-born Leonora Carrington, the Surrealist artist who ran off with Max Ernst and escaped from a mental hospital before fleeing Nazi Europe, has died in Mexico at age 94, officials said Thursday. Carrington, who became a national treasure in Mexico where her sculptures adorn the capital’s largest…

Tea party groups oppose Arizona ‘tea party’ license plates

A large group of tea party organizations have rejected a new Arizona license plate that is meant to commemorate the movement and help fund it. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) approved the new “tea party” license plates in April, along with 10 other special plates. The “tea party” license plate…

Sudan’s cyber-defenders take on Facebook protesters

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Medical student Ahmed Widaa was content to support Sudan’s ruling party from the sidelines for years, until the uprisings in Tunisia and neighboring Egypt made him worry that Sudan could be next. With revolutionary zeal, the 21-year-old now lobbies online to defend the status quo — one of many pro-government youth taking to the…

Rebel spox: More than 8,000 dead in Libya

CAIRO (Reuters) – More than 8,000 Libyans aligned with the rebel movement that rose up against Muammar Gaddafi have been killed in the revolt against his rule, a spokesman for the rebel movement told Al Jazeera Sunday. “Our dead and martyrs number more than 8,000 killed,” Abdel Hafiz Ghoga said.…

Video said to have helped trigger massive anti-Mubarak protests

An impassioned speech on human rights by Egyptian activist Asmaa Mahfouz led thousands of protesters to gather in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 25, sparking a widespread movement against President Hosni Mubarak. “Don’t think you can be safe any more,” Mahfouz said in her video, which was posted on Facebook…

Fatah asked Israel to attack Hamas: WikiLeaks

JERUSALEM — Members of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’ Fatah party asked Israel to attack rival Palestinian movement Hamas in 2007, diplomatic cables leaked by secrets site WikiLeaks show. The latest batch of cables quote the head of Israel’s Shin Bet security agency as telling US officials that “demoralized” Fatah officials…

GOP congressional candidate: Violent revolution ‘on the table’ if we lose in 2010

Pastor Stephen Broden, a Texas Republican running for Congress and frequent guest on the Glenn Beck program (pictured right with RNC Chairman Michael Steele), has a history of making surprising statements … But this one takes the cake. He’s running for US Congress in a strongly Democratic district of Dallas, and…

Alaska candidate’s ‘security’ firm allegedly tied to extremist militia

Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller’s use of private security guards who “arrested” and handcuffed a blogger-journalist following a Miller campaign event on Sunday is continuing to raise questions about the candidate’s affiliations. The latest allegation, which comes from a team of Alaskan bloggers, is that Dropzone Security Services and its…

Nationwide FBI terrorism raids target anti-war activists

The FBI said it searched eight homes in Minneapolis and Chicago as part of a terrorism investigation on Friday, and two subjects said the agency is targeting leaders of the anti-war movement. FBI spokesman Steve Warfield told The Associated Press agents served six warrants in Minneapolis and two in Chicago.…

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