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US Politics & Gov't

From Tweets to the Streets: #YesAllWomen Actions Planned in Major Cities
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: activism, violence against women, women's power, protests, activism, usa, world, politics, news, media )

Cal
- 108 days ago - alternet.org
It's extremely important that people manifest in the streets. That this feeling is not allowed to be defused."
School That Gave Abbott's Daughter a $60,000 Scholarship Targeted By Vandals!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Australian politics, Abbott, prime minister, vandalsim, protests )

AniMae
- 113 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Vandals have brazenly attacked the design school that gave Prime Minister Tony Abbott's daughter a $60,000 scholarship in what appears to be a targeted act, while students protested in Melbourne.
Fracked Up Democracy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Democracy For Sale, Corruption, Popular Resistance, Fracking, Protests, County Council Meeting, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Marcellus shale )

Brian
- 119 days ago - socialistworker.org
"The activists who turned out to the meeting have been working tirelessly to stop hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," and the exploitation of the land by corporate interests. However, the Council seemed to be interested in what these activists said..."
5 Protests Blooming in Washington This Spring
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Washington DC, Government, Activists, Direct Action, Protests, Marches, Climate Change, Corruption, Economic Policy, Labor, Resistance, Immigration )

Brian
- 159 days ago - wagingnonviolence.org
"It's not just the cherry blossoms busting out across Washington, D.C., but protests of all varieties. As the snow melts in our collective memory, creative acts of resistance are taking hold on the wet ground of Washington. Here's a look at five of them."
80,000 March in NC...Where Was the Media?   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: activists, protests, popular resistance, uprising, North Carolina, Republicans, NC State House, tea party extremism )

Brian
- 218 days ago - youtube.com
"People are rising up against the policies of the Republican state gov't in NC; but the mainstream media almost completely ignored them. Since the GOP took over the state, NC has become ground zero for Tea Party extremism."
When Protesting Bush's Wars Was a Crime
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, arrests, bush, cheney, corruption, crime, dishonesty, elections, government, Govtfearmongering, iraq, lies, media, politics, propaganda, protests, republicans )

Kit
- 240 days ago - consortiumnews.com
In 2004, at the height - or depths - of George W. Bush's presidency, the very idea of protesting his "war on terror" or invasion of Iraq was deemed worthy of repressing, the backdrop for mass arrests outside the Republican National Convention [....]
Obama Announces Steps Toward Guantanamo Closure
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Gitmo, Cuba, USA, Obama, hunger strikes, rights, torture, indefinite detention, closing commitment, protests, politics, health )

Angelika
- 482 days ago - cbsnews.com
In a comprehensive counterterrorism speech Thursday at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., Mr. Obama said, "There is no justification beyond politics for Congress to prevent us from closing a facility that should never have been opened."
Tell Obama to Close Guantanamo - Call-in Day - Action
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Guantanamo, hunger strikers, protests, health risk, illness, humanrights, violation, UN, justice system, US, Obama )

Angelika
- 489 days ago - takeaction.amnestyusa.org
Grab your phone and help us flood the White House with calls demanding action. Fill out the form below to let us know that you've placed a call to the White House - even if you don't get through. We'll use this information to add strength to our campaign
Michelle Obama: Tell Barack to Close Guantanamo Prison - ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Gitmo, Cuba, USA, Obama, hunger strikes, rights, torture, indefinite detention, suicides, protests, politics, health )

Angelika
- 498 days ago - codepink.salsalabs.com
This Mothers Day, help Om Abdurahman and the other mothers of GuantanAmo prisoners reunite with their sons by telling Michelle Obama to tell her husband to close Guantanamo Bay Prison immediately.
US Admits Gitmo Hunger Strike Spreading
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Guantanamo, hunger strikers, protests, health risk, illness, humanrights, violation, UN, justice system, US )

Angelika
- 552 days ago - rt.com
Capt. Robert Durand denied that the hunger strike is "a widespread phenomenon, as alleged," by the captives' lawyers, and blamed them of spreading "outright falsehoods and gross exaggerations." He downplayed the reports of a mass strike at Gitmo.>>
ACTIVISM: Mass Arrests Likely at Political Conventions: 6 Historical Precedents
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, politics, protests, republicans, activism, activists, government, democrats, americans )

Cal
- 806 days ago - alternet.org
Clinton's law designates political conventions National Special Security Events, a category of state security that virtually dooms the exercise of First Amendment Rights.
Targeting Right-Wing Extremism, Citizens Challenge Corporate Ties
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: protests, activism, Hearltand Institute news, government, media, politics, usa )

Cal
- 848 days ago - ipsnews.net
A coalition of advocacy groups is targeting corporate support for the right-wing Heartland Institute after the organisation took out a controversial billboard in Chicago comparing people who believe in global warming to a serial killer and mass murderer.
Protesters, Police Clash At NATO Summit In Chicago
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: activists, politics, usa, NATO Meeting, protests, activism, news, government )

Cal
- 851 days ago - npr.org
Thousands of protesters marched through downtown Chicago on Sunday in one of the city's largest demonstrations in years, airing grievances about war, climate change and a wide range of other complaints as world leaders assembled for a NATO summit.
Chicago Braces for Major Protests as NATO Summit Looms
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: activists, politics, usa, NATO Meeting, protests, activism, news, government )

Cal
- 854 days ago - usnews.msnbc.msn.com
As world leaders gather for the NATO summit in Chicago this weekend, they will be welcomed by thousands of protesters with a litany of complaints. Chief among them: Stop spending money on war and use it to rebuild recession-hit communities instead.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell President Obama: Don't 'Expedite' Keystone XL
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Keystone XL Pipeline, Canadian oil, politics, activism, protests, environment, destruction, protection, nature, ecosystems, humans, pollution, conservation, wildlife, GoodNews, news )

Cal
- 933 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Yesterday, the White House applauded news that TransCanada would go forward with building the southern leg of Keystone XL--Tell President Obama: Don't expedite approval of the southern leg of Keystone XL or cut any corners to force this project through.
 

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