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Irony alert: U.S. calls on Russia to respect peaceful protests

WASHINGTON — The United States called Friday on both Russian authorities and protesters to remain peaceful as opponents of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin prepared major weekend demonstrations against his rule. Putin has angrily accused the United States of inciting the protests after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised concerns about…

‘Occupy Portland’ touts highly-organized peaceful protest in video

Although footage of protesters clashing with police has received an overwhelming amount of media coverage, peaceful assemblies of “Occupy” protesters have mostly gone ignored. “Occupy Portland” released a short video on Wednesday that shows how the group’s Peace & Safety Committee has maintained public safety and kept their actions peaceful.…

‘Occupy Melbourne’ violently torn apart by police

A large gathering of protesters in Melbourne, Australia was violently disrupted by police last night, with activists forcibly evicted from a public park. The struggle ensued after roughly 100 protesters defied an order to leave City Square, and police said about 20 were ultimately arrested. The number of activists grew…

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