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Video of police attack on peaceful protesters at Occupy Berkeley

This video is difficult to watch and some viewers may find the footage from Berkeley, California disturbing. In it, a line of police in riot gear attempt to surge into a line of peaceful protesters, jabbing with night-sticks. Cries of pain and alarm are heard as the protesters are jabbed…

US calls for release of Vietnam protesters

The United States on Tuesday called for the release of peaceful protesters detained when Vietnamese security forces broke up a weekend rally against Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea. “We are concerned by the detention of several individuals for what appears to be the peaceful expression of their views,”…

Obama condemns violence in Bahrain, Libya and Yemen

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the use of violence against peaceful protesters in Bahrain, Libya and Yemen and called for universal rights of expression to be respected. Obama expressed his concern in a statement read to reporters aboard Air Force One by his spokesman Jay Carney,…

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