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Tag Archives: protest
Posted: January 17, 2015 at 8:45 pm
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the German capital, Berlin, on Saturday, calling on the government to change course with its farming policies and protesting against an increasing industrialization of agriculture.
Organizers said some 50,000 people attended the rally, which took place during the International Green Week, an agricultural trade fair held annually in Berlin. Police were more sober with their estimate of 25,000 participants, saying that the protest remained peaceful.
Under the motto “We are sick of agribusiness,” protesters called for a worldwide right to food, legal restrictions to protect food and agriculture from genetic manipulation and a stop to the building of mega-factory farms.
TTIP under fire
Protesters, who marched from Potsdam Square to the Federal Chancellery, also demanded the rejection of the planned TTIP free-trade agreement between the European Union and the USA.
The spokesman for the alliance of more than 120 environmental, consumer and development organizations behind the protest, Jochen Fritz, said TTIP would ruin the livelihood of many farmers.
“The EU-USA trade agreement TTIP only serves global concerns, and will take away the means of existence from many farms here and across the world,” he said, adding that the agreement would also jeopardize consumer standards.
The EU and US have been holding negotiations on the TTIP since July 2013. Its advocates say a free-trade zone would give an enormous boost to economies on both sides of the Atlantic, but critics in Europe fear a drop in consumer protection and food safety standards.
‘Protests having effect’
Fritz also criticized agricultural policies in Germany, saying that they had forced more than three quarters of German pig farmers to give up their businesses since 2000, with large meat companies increasingly taking over livestock farming. He called for agriculture on the basis of regional markets.
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Thousands protest in Berlin against industrialized farming
Posted: December 20, 2014 at 9:47 am
Mr. Anthony Verdi Mr. Nguyen Smith – First Amendment and the Role of Protest; Protest Art
Mr. Anthony Verdi Mr. Nguyen Smith – First Amendment and the Role of Protest; Protest Art.
By: Brian Innis
Posted: December 6, 2014 at 4:49 am
Democrats Protest Black Conservative Event Smack My Camera
Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu and her allies prove once again that the Democrats idea of the First Amendment is shouting down conservatives voices, especially black conservatives. I've…
By: Lee Stranahan
Posted: December 3, 2014 at 7:41 am
DAVAO CITY Contingents of a human rights caravan from Mindanao to Manila, Manilakbayan, is now preparing their legal documents to file a case against the Philippine National Police-Quezon City Police District (PNP-QCPD) officerPolice Superintendent Col. Pedro Sanchez and his subordinates, following a violent dispersal last November 29 that left fifteen injured including two media practitioners.
Over 300 people representing Mindanaos different sectors and mostly indigenous people participated in theManilakbayan ng Mindanao. The Manilakbayan (Journey to Metro Manila) started last November 12 passing by Visayas, and the Bicol and Tagalog regions where their counterparts met and joined them.
In a press statement sent to Davao Today, Wednesday, Jomorito Goaynon, spokesperson of Manilakbayan said that around 20 policemen of Police Station 2, Masambong Police Station under PNP-QCPD led by Sanchez harassed and violently dispersed more than 200 lumads and farmers at the protest action in front of President Benigno Aquinos house in Times Street.
Jomorito Goaynon, spokesperson of Manilakbayan ng Mindanao said that instead of addressing the demands of the Mindanaoans who traveled afar to register the human rights situation of hinterland Mindanao to the president and to the broadest Filipino people, we were met with a violent dispersal from the police.
Goaynon said they were expecting that the president would take actions on their urgent demands, among which are the pull-out of army battalions in Mindanao, the cessation of destructive agro-foreign projects, the stop of military attacks on community schools, the dismissal of trumped-up charges, and the stop of extrajudicial killings in Mindanao.
According to a fact sheet prepared by human rights group Karapatan, there were 15 individuals from the ranks of the protesters who were injured including two media men. Sevenwere from Southern Tagalog, seven from Southern Mindanao Region, two from CARAGA Region and one from the National Capital Region.
Jay Apiag, spokesperson of Karapatan North Cotabato was hit on the neck that caused him to faint. Apiag was then rushed to the East Avenue Medical Center.
While, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) Secretary-General Antonio Tonying Flores, one of the leaders who negotiated with Sanchez, was arbitrarily arrested during the protest. He was detained in Camp Karingal, the headquarters of QCPD, for four days.
Karapatan said that at approximately9:30in the morning, they started to march from the Bureau of Internal Revenue office in Quezon City. We were prevented to pass through when a police patrol car and five policemen blocked the road.
The program started at around9:55 amand additional 10 police men positioned in front of the gate while a negotiation was going on between the two parties. P/Supt. Sanchez arrived in the area around10:05 amand commanded his men to disperse the protest, the group said.
Posted: November 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm
November 10, 2014|11:58 am
First Connecticut, and then New York passed gun control laws this year – that many people believe are unconstitutional – turninghundreds of thousands of AR-15 owners into felons simply for not registering their guns. Now, Washington state gun owners intend to take things to a new level in response to Washington’s new gun control law. At least 5,500 are planning to openly violate the heavy-handed law, I-594, during a rally at the state capitol in Olympia on December 13th. The law goes into effect on December 4th, after the Secretary of State certifies the election results. Not a single so-called mainstream media source has mentioned the unprecedented event, even though RSVPs continue to increase every day.
This is practically unheard of in the modern era; not only will 5,500 people deliberately violate the law through civil disobedience, but will violate felony gun laws. Washington is one of few remaining blue states that has remained friendly to gun owners, and so gun owners are furious that a handful of billionaires were able to come in and buy the election, contributing about half the $10 million poured into the race to support I-594, almost 10 times as much as the opposition. Unsuccessful at getting the legislature to pass the law, gun control proponents resorted to billionaires to push it through instead as an initiative. Their money provided the resources to afford to run continuous misleading ads on TV.
The Facebook pagefor “I-594 I Will Not Comply” states, “We will rally at the capitol, openly exchange guns, unveil and plan to break apart the entire legislation and violate I-594 in every possible way We will buy and sell guns from whom we please, we will not submit to background checks, we will not give up our rights, WE WILL NOT comply.”
Under I-594, transferring a gun to someone in most situations – such as loaning your gun to a family member or friend at the range – will constitute a felony. Most gun owners have transferred their gun at one point to a friend or relative to try shooting. One-third of Washington state residents are gun owners. Considering the population of Washington is about 7 million, that means as many as 2.3 million gun owners could now be felons for doing what they have commonly done in the past. And that is only the tip of the iceberg; the 18-page law contains many other poorly written, vague and onerous restrictions, too many to list here.
The number of RSVPs for the protest is stunning. A rally against I-594 that took place in downtown Seattle last month only attracted around 300 people.
What are the police going to do if 5,500 gun owners all commit felonies transferring their guns to each other at once? It would be impossible to try and arrest all 5,500. Rank and file law enforcement opposes I-594, as do more than two-thirds of the elected county sheriffs in Washington. A recent candidate for Yakima County Sheriff is helping set up the rally.
The point of the rally is to show that the law is so ridiculous, burdensome and convoluted that it is unenforceable. Unlike much prior civil disobedience, the protest will be nonviolent, and there is no reason to believe otherwise. At the rally against I-594 in downtown Seattle last month, where most protesters came armed, the only law enforcement agent visible who showed up to monitor the event was a Washington Park Ranger who was unarmed. This is because gun owners are some of the most law-abiding people in the country, and law enforcement knows this. The fact they have been provoked to civil disobedience – felony civil disobedience – is very disturbing.
Hungry with the taste of victory, gun control advocates in Washington are now moving on to get more legislation passed that will ban assault weapons, require trigger locks, and more infringements upon the Second Amendment.
Fortunately, opponents such as Washington’s Second Amendment Foundation, and likely the NRA as well, are intending to file a lawsuit to challenge I-594, and will be lobbying the legislature to change or rescind it.
Posted: September 29, 2014 at 4:42 am
Students Protest 'Conservative Censorship' of U.S. History
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Students Protest ‘Conservative Censorship’ of U.S. History – Video
Posted: September 26, 2014 at 10:42 am
Schools Protest 'Conservative Censorship' Of Textbooks
On Tuesday, hundreds of high school students in Jefferson County, Colorado walked out of classes this week to protest conservative censorship of the national Advanced Placement U.S. history…
By: Secular Talk
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Schools Protest ‘Conservative Censorship’ Of Textbooks – Video
Posted: September 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm
Dan B of NYR group – raised to be a patriot
This is my interview with Dan Burch from the NYR group at the protest at the Albion Gun Shop. He traveled 11 hours round trip to support the second amendment. Thanks for watching. Like Share…
By: Van Prepper
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Dan B of NYR group – raised to be a patriot – Video
Posted: May 4, 2014 at 5:42 pm
Fond du Lac High School Students Protest School Censorship Policy
Fond du Lac High School Students Protest School Censorship Policy.
Posted: March 15, 2014 at 4:41 am
Conservative Flies Nazi Flag to Protest Obama
At least conservatives are becoming more transparent about being Nazis. Reich-Wing Watch: “Fighting Despotism, Saving Democracy” Reich-Winger (adj.): an indi…
By: Reich-Wing Watch