At least 27 people have been injured in Egypt’s capital after attackers fired birdshot and threw Molotov cocktails at people taking part in a sit-in, protesting the country’s new Islamist-backed constitution which has deeply divided the nation. In the latest case of Egyptian demonstrators being targeted, about a dozen masked assailants attacked the protesters’ camp outside the presidential palace on Saturday. The sit-in was started by the opponents of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on December 4, amid a fierce debate over the new constitution. The total number of wounded in the attack stands at 27, including seven members of the security forces, Itar-Tass reports citing Interioir Ministry. Witnesses say the attackers threw Molotov cocktails at the camp, setting some tents on fire. Egypt’s new constitution has proven extremely divisive, sparking violence across the country. It was passed with a 64 per cent “yes” vote in a referendum last month and was signed into law by President Morsi on December 26. At least 10 people died in clashes outside the presidential palace on December 5, which broke-out after Morsi supporters attacked the protesters’ sit-in. Source: RT
by Steve On Tuesday Jan 1st, a hundred or so people gathered in Harvard Square for a vigil to protest the Dec 16th rape in Delhi , and violence against women in general. It was a night of reflection with speakers, poetry, spoken word art, and a silent theatrical performance. One of the most thought-provoking moments of the evening came from a pledge brought by Saheli Boston: We condemn all violence against women. It must never be accepted, never excused, and never tolerated. Women must be respected, valued and protected, and Saheli’s mission and vision is to end violence, empower women to lead safe and healthy lives. Please join us in this pledge: We will personally treat all women at home and elsewhere with respect and demand the same from others. We will not practice discrimination against women at home and in the workplace, and will fight it wherever we see it. We will intervene in whatever way we can when we see a woman being harassed whether verbally or by deeds. We will not support public officials who treat women with disrespect. We will work to end violence against women. This pledge is worth taking. It shouldn’t take a tragic rape for people to treat women with dignity and respect.
Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Environmental Activism, Sensationalized Media Garbage, Bradley Manning, FBI Entrapments, and the School to Prison Pipeline. LIKE Breaking the Set @ fb.me FOLLOW Abby Martin @ twitter.com EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin highlights Tim DeChristopher, an environmental activist who was sentenced to 2 years in prison for his protesting of continued environmental degradation. Abby then calls out the New York Post for a recent photograph on their front page that’s only another example of their sensationalized journalism. Then Abby interviews RT Web Producer, Andrew Blake, about the recent entrapment case of Ahmed Ferhani, and other FBI entrapment cases that represent the way the US fights the ‘War on Terror’. Abby then speaks to Journalist and Legal Researcher, Alexa O’Brien, about the latest developments in the Bradley Manning trial. BTS wraps up the show with a look that the ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ as a dangerous trend plaguing the US educational system.
How to Change the World in 12 Brave Steps (a Cartoon). Here’s my commentary: ladidladadidadida talking about it is nice, but not enough. Let’s actually sit down and practice, some time today, transforming fear and aggression and ignorance into openness, gentleness, humor, compassion. ~ Waylon Also, this, or this.
Another win for the critics of the controversial indefinitely detention law known as the National Defense Authorization Act. A federal judge has ruled that the US government cannot use the law to indefinitely detain Americans. This comes as a result of a group of activist and journalist who sued the Obama administration over the provision claiming it’s unconstitutional and extremely vague.Carl Mayer, attorney for The Mayer Law Group, joins us with more on the case. Like us and/or follow us: twitter.com www.facebook.com
Chileans supporting the worldwide protest of 15 october 2011, the day of the awakening. More than 100.000 chileans went out to Santiago of Chile, but TV says only 5.000, and newspaper says 15.000 so you should check it with ur own eyes in this video. The "indignados" movement has come to stay, the world for the citizens and not for the companies!
The National Defense Authorization Act signed by President Obama on the eve ofthe New Year has now come to a standstill. Since its genesis, the NDAA has beenconfronted with heavy criticism claiming the act is unlawful and on Wednesday DistrictJudge Katherine Forrest agreed. The section 1021 calls for the indefinite detentionof Americans and as of now is unconstitutional, but late Thursday an amendment tothe NDAA ruling was brought forward on the House floor. Tangerine Bolen,executive director for Revolution Truth, joins us to analyze the future of theNDAA. Like us and/or follow us: twitter.com www.facebook.com
In the battle for hearts and minds, the folks who disrupted Wells Fargo’s shareholder meeting on Tuesday bested the San Francisco Police Department. While most cops on the scene were polite to protesters and shareholders alike, a few made clear they work for the top 1 percent. I got caught in an ugly scuffle that raised questions about police procedure during the protest. An umbrella group known as the “99% Power Movement” — which includes the Service Employees International Union, Causa Justa, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Occupy Bernal, Moveon.org and other organizations — sponsored about 150 people to attend the shareholder meeting with valid proxies and voice their unhappiness with the bank’s lending and foreclosure policies. Another 2,000 or so showed up to demonstrate, including activists from Occupy San Francisco. At least a few dozen had been trained in direct action and were ready to get arrested for blocking the entrances to the meeting. The protest called for a foreclosure moratorium, principle reduction for “underwater” homeowners and an end to predatory lending. Cops and Wells Fargo security mostly managed to weed out the protesting shareholders; only about 30 were able to get in. Continue Reading…
Forget Occupy , Even the Traders are Protesting Now Wall Street Journal (blog) By Paul Vigna Mom and Pop have developed a pretty deep mistrust of the market, and after seeing their nest eggs ripped apart twice in the space of ten years, who can blame them? But the when market insiders themselves start bailing, you know there's … and more??