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international protests currently going on...

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Post #: 341
not quite a street protest..but open booing of the Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin..

Russian backlash over Putin booing denial
Outraged fans

And that is where the story gets really interesting because some Russians, outraged at what they saw as a suggestion that they had shown disrespect to an honourable loser, have bombarded Monson's Facebook Wall with supportive messages, many of them in English, and many of them attacking Vladimir Putin.

Something stirring?
Opposition demonstrations in Russia can usually muster only a few hundred diehard supporters.

Much of the anti-government political debate takes place online, on Livejournal, Facebook and the Russian equivalent, Vkontakte.

But the attempt to suggest that the crowd had booed a respected sporting opponent rather than the prime minister clearly touched a chord with thousands of ordinary people.

The messages left by Russians on Monson's Facebook Wall now number in the thousands. They do not all criticise Vladimir Putin, but none of them praise him.

Something could be stirring in Russian politics, but probably too late to change the outcome of next year's presidential election.

Putin was booed after the fight(eng subtitles)

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Occupy LA and Philly Photos, 30 November 2011

Police arrest a [Medic] member of Occupy Philly, Wednesday Nov. 30, 2011, in Philadelphia, after a small group refused to clear a street while police cleared the encampment at Dilworth Plaza. Police began pulling down tents at early Wednesday after telling demonstrators they had to leave. (Joseph Kaczmarek)

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Supporters of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, or Indian Workers Group, raise slogans at a protest rally in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. The supporters demanded that the government protect workers rights in the ongoing economic reform process as well as the financial crisis. (Gurinder Osan)

Yemenis protest against President Ali Abdullah Saleh during a rally after the weekly Friday noon prayers in Sanaa on November 25, 2011. Opponents and supporters of Yemen's embattled president held rival rallies in the capital after pre-dawn fighting between rival security forces dashed hopes an exit deal for the president would end the violence. Getty

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demonstrate during a protest against violence in Mexico City, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. Demonstrators wore skull masks or painted their faces as skulls to symbolize the victims of violence in Mexico. Over 50,000 people have died since Mexican President Felipe Calderon launched his offensive against organized crime in 2006. (Marco Ugarte)

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South Korean police say nearly 40 officers were injured during a rally opposing the ratification of the country's free trade deal with the United States.Hundreds of protesters have been staging near-daily demonstrations since the ruling party railroaded the U.S. trade deal last week. The protesters believe the deal favors Washington over South Korean workers. About 2,200 people rallied in Seoul on Saturday evening, November 26, 2011

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An Egyptian woman holds up an infant during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. Tens of thousands of protesters chanting, "Leave, leave!" filled Cairo's Tahrir Square in a massive demonstration to force Egypt's ruling military council to yield power. The Friday rally is dubbed by organizers as "The Last Chance Million-Man Protest," and comes one day after the military offered an apology for the killing of nearly 40 protesters in clashes on side streets near Tahrir Square.

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Filipino women activists stage a play to symbolize human rights violations during a demonstration to mark the International Day of Action on Violence Against Women near the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines, Friday Nov. 25, 2011. The women's group held the rally to raise public awareness and encourage continuing action to eliminate violence against women. (Aaron Favila)

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Post #: 397
Russia may be currently breaking a European embargo to Syria

Syria Sanctions

December 02, 2011 - Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1244/2011 of 1 December 2011 implementing Regulation (EU) No 442/2011 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria.

Planned Regime Change in Iran and Syria

Throughout US history, false flag big lies provided pretexts for militarism, wars, occupations, domestic repression, and national security state extremism.
More recent examples alone are notable, including the fake August 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, manufactured ones to depose Panama’s Manuel Noriega, collusion and deception conning Saddam Hussein to invade Kuwait, 9/11 to attack Afghanistan, WMD lies precipitating Iraq’s attack and occupation, and falsified reports about Gaddafi to target Libya.
Is Syria next, then Iran, then global war followed by militarized homeland repression? Using Obama as front man, out-of-control militarists make it possible!

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Post #: 398
historical film footage of riots in america during the great depression.

Rioting Across America - The Great Depression - 1930s - History Is Repeating!!

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US Capitol police moves protesters during their Occupy Congress protesters argue with US Capitol police during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 17, 2012. UPI/Yuri Gripas.

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