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After tires slashed, Oklahoma townsfolk refuse to help ‘God Hates Fags’ protesters

About a half-dozen members of the Westboro Baptist Church traveled to McAlester, Oklahoma Saturday to picket Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey’s funeral. Following the protest, the group returned to their minivan to find that the front and rear tires on the passenger side of the vehicle had been slashed. “To…

Pennsylvania Homeland Security monitored residents’ tweets

Emails recently released from a Right-To-Know request show that the Pennsylvania Department of Homeland Security monitored the twitter activity of law-abiding citizens. The emails, obtained by the website PARevolution.com, show that a private firm used twitter to collect intelligence on anti-war protests as a part of their contract with the…

Protest over fatal shooting by LAPD turns violent

Protest over fatal shooting by Los Angeles police turns violent as demonstrators throw bottles A protest over the fatal police shooting of a Guatemalan immigrant turned violent when some demonstrators threw bottles at officers, set trash cans on fire and refused to disperse. Television news footage showed people tossing the…

Exclusive: Anti-war veterans halt Fort Hood deployment to Iraq … for 10 seconds

Ten seconds may not be much time, but to a ragtag group of anti-war activists standing in front of six buses full of soldiers being deployed to Iraq, it can seem an eternity. In the early hours of Monday morning outside Fort Hood, that’s precisely what happened: Five black-clad protesters…

Protest in Turkey against detention of politicians

Protesters demand the release of politicians accused of plotting to topple Turkey’s govt Hundreds of people have marched to a prison complex to demand the release of pro-secular politicians accused of plotting to bring down Turkey’s Islamic-oriented government. The protesters — mostly members of the left-wing Workers’ Party — marched…

Georgia pastor arrested protesting ‘Demon’ mascot

Georgia pastor arrested for protest outside high school against ‘Demon’ mascot, team nickname Police have arrested a pastor in Georgia for protesting outside a high school against its demon mascot. Police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh said 36-year-old Donald Crosby was arrested Monday in the central Georgia city of Warner Robins. Crosby…

CAIR: Tea partiers to ‘harass’ Muslims with dogs at anti-mosque protest

CAIR slams ‘KKK tactics,’ says Tea Party changing focus to ‘promotion of Islamophobia’ ‘Islam is not a religion,’ declares anonymous protest organizer The Council on American-Islamic relations has condemned plans for a Tea Party protest outside a southern California mosque, whose organizers are urging protesters to bring dogs with them…

Police fire stun grenades at World Cup pay protest

DURBAN, South Africa — Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to break up a protest by hundreds of stadium staff unhappy at their wages on Monday in the first major unrest of the football World Cup. As organisers promised to investigate why thousands of seats were empty at weekend…

US asks Israel to probe case of girl who lost eye to tear gas canister

Washington has asked Israel to investigate an incident where a US student lost an eye after she was hit by an Israeli tear-gas canister during a West Bank protest, the US embassy said on Monday. Emily Henochowicz, 21, was apparently hit in the face by a tear-gas canister fired by…

‘Riot-Dog’: Protest pooch becomes icon of Greek solidarity

Revolutionary-era Americans had the “Join or Die” snake. Iran’s green revolution rallied around the death of Neda Agha-Soltan. Ukraine’s orange revolution exploded after the poisoning of Victor Yushchenko. In a Greece struggling amidst the throes of draconian, IMF-led budgetary cutbacks, another symbol of revolution is rising. They call him either…

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