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Palin in Wisconsin: Obama policies a ‘bullet-train to bankruptcy’

Sarah Palin appeared before a mixed crowd of Tea Party supporters and protesters waving signs bearing slogans like “Union thug with lipstick” at a rally in Madison, Wisconsin today.  According to the Wisconsin Sentinel-Journal. the former Alaska governor expressed her support for Governor Scott Walker and his plan to limit…

Violence overshadows peaceful march against UK budget cuts

LONDON – Masked rogue protesters battled police and attacked landmark London shops and hotels Saturday, overshadowing a peaceful march by more than a quarter of a million Britons against government cuts. In the biggest rally in the capital since protests against the Iraq war in 2003, adults and children joined…

Thousands overwhelm riot police in Armenia

YEREVAN (AFP) – Thousands of protesters occupied a central square in the Armenian capital on Thursday, forcing riot police to withdraw in a show of strength aimed at forcing the government to resign. After holding a rally attended by more than 12,000 people, demonstrators marched through the city to Freedom…

Wisconsin protests larger than any Tea Party rally

Police estimated that more than 100,000 people flooded the streets around the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison Saturday, making the turnout larger than any of the fledgling Tea Party’s rallies. The largest turnout for a Tea Party rally is the estimated crowd of 60,000 to 70,000 people who marked in Washington, D.C.…

Michael Moore headlines Madison rally against Walker

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Thousands of union supporters protested Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposals on Saturday at the state capital, a day after the state’s chief executive followed through on his threat to issue layoff warning notices to unions representing state workers. Joining the crowd was liberal filmmaker Michael Moore,…

Ten thousand rally against Armenian government

YEREVAN, Armenia – More than 10,000 opposition supporters rallied in the Armenian capital on Tuesday, calling for the government’s resignation on the third anniversary of deadly political unrest. “We are ready to start a dialogue with the authorities, but only on one subject: the conducting of urgent presidential and parliamentary…

Tens of thousands march on Wisconsin Capitol

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of demonstrators converged on Wisconsin’s state Capitol on Saturday to protest Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to curb public sector union power in order to balance the budget. Waving hundreds of American flags and singing the national anthem, the demonstrators were peaceful and…

Iran warns opposition against staging fresh rallies

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran warned the opposition on Saturday against staging demonstrations after calls were posted on websites for a rally on Sunday to commemorate two people killed during protests this week, state media reported. Opposition leaders Mirhossein Mousavi’s and Mehdi Karoubi’s websites have called for nationwide rallies on Sunday,…

Six die in Libya ‘Day of Anger’

NICOSIA (AFP) – Six people were killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday, as Moamer Kadhafi’s regime sought to overshadow an opposition “Day of Anger” with its own rally in the capital Tripoli. Meanwhile, clashes broke out in the city of Zentan, southwest of the capital, in which…

Thousands demonstrate in Iran despite ban

TEHRAN — Thousands of defiant Iranian opposition supporters, moving in scattered groups in Tehran on Monday, staged what they said was a rally supporting Arab revolts as riot police armed with batons moved in to disperse them, witnesses and opposition websites said. Iranian authorities blocked access to the house of…

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