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Charlotte Philosophy Discussion Group Message Board › international protests currently going on...

international protests currently going on...

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After effects from protests..Wounded Knee in this case.


Wounded Knee incident

Marlon Brando's Oscar® win for " The Godfather"
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Sacheen Littlefeather refusing to accept the Best Actor Oscar® on behalf of Marlon Brando for his performance in "The Godfather" - the 45th Annual Academy Awards® in 1973. Liv Ullmann and Roger Moore presented the award.


Marlon Brando

At the 1973 Academy Awards ceremony, Brando refused to accept the Oscar for his performance in The Godfather. Sacheen Littlefeather represented Mr. Brando at the ceremony.

She appeared in full Apache clothing.

She stated that owing to the "poor treatment of Native Americans in the film industry" Mr. Brando would not accept the award.

At this time the 1973 standoff at Wounded Knee occurred, causing rising tensions between the government and Native American activists.

The event grabbed the attention of the US and the world media.

This was considered a major event and victory for the movement by its supporters and participants.

Outside of his film work, Brando not only appeared before the California Assembly in support of a fair housing law, but personally joined picket lines in demonstrations protesting discrimination in housing developments.

A former member
Post #: 494

22 Feb 2012 - Valencia Spain protests

Austerity Anger: Cops lash out at cuts protests in Spain

The streets of Spanish cities become a battlefield as tens of thousands of schoolchildren and students have been protesting against education cuts.

The demonstrations turned violent earlier this week in the city of Valencia where 17 people were injured in what's been called a 'heavy-handed repression' of the rally.

Five days of protests have been sparked by the latest budget cuts implemented to meet tough EU deficit targets.


Spain Police attack on Student protestors in Valencia 2012 - Censured in European Media

Police have attacked protestors at a student demonstration in the Spanish city of Valencia and made several arrests.

The clashes broke out on Monday after students protesting against education budget cuts held a demonstration outside a school and came up against police barricades.

Witnesses at the scene said that baton-wielding police in helmets and body armor charged the protestors, beating and dragging people along the ground.
Spanish media outlets reported that up to 21 people, including several minors, were arrested in the incident.

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Post #: 495


Anti-Putin protest in Estonia - Putini vastane protest Eestis - Reporter - Veebruar 4, 2012 (HQ)


Tens of thousands of people have marched in Russia's capital Moscow in protest at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's grip on power.

It was the third rally since December's parliamentary election was marred by allegations of vote-rigging.

But supporters of Mr Putin, who will stand in next month's presidential election, held their own rally at a different location.

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Post #: 496

26 Feb 2012 22:54

Moscow protesters explain their positions
Protesters at pro-Putin and opposition rallies tell Al Jazeera what they hope to achieve.

MOSCOW - Thousands of protesters have joined hands to form an estimated 16km-long human chain in central Moscow a week before presidential elections are set to take place.

The demonstrators, who are calling for free and fair elections after December's disputed parliamentary polls, formed the chain on Sunday along the Garden Ring, a wide road that loops around the capital's central district.

Most of the participants wore the white ribbons that have become a symbol of protests against Vladimir Putin, the current prime minister who is standing for his third term as president.

Pro-Putin demonstrators, wearing ribbons made of the red, white and blue colours of the Russian flag, also held a gathering in the capital that was attended by several dozen people.

The rallies were mostly good-natured and held under the watch of a large police presence.

Al Jazeera's Christopher True asked protesters at both rallies what they hoped to achieve.

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Post #: 524

4 March 2012
FEMEN Protest Putin Election


FEMEN Protest Putin Election
FEMEN (Ukrainian: Фемен) is a Ukrainian protest group based in Kiev, founded in 2008.
The organisation became internationally known for organizing topless protests against sex tourists, international marriage agencies, sexism and other social, national and international ills.
Some of the goals of the organisation are:
"To develop leadership, intellectual and moral qualities of the young women in Ukraine" and "To build up the image of Ukraine, the country with great opportunities for women".



Police officers detain one of the activists of Ukrainian group Femen trying to protest at a polling station in Moscow, March 4, 2012, shortly after Russia's Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin cast his ballot. The sign on the girl reads: 'I steal for Putin!' The slogan refers to the term 'party of crooks and thieves' to describe Vladimir Putin's United Russia party. Russians voted today in presidential polls expected to return Putin to the Kremlin for a record third term, despite a wave of protests against his 12 years of domination. Getty




Polling station officials clash with topless members of Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN members at a polling station in Moscow on Sunday, March 4, 2012.
Written on the bodies of the radically anti-Putin protesters is the slogan "I steal for Putin", referring to their symbolic act of trying to steal votes.
Polling stations have opened across Russia's vast expanse for the presidential election widely expected to return Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin. (Misha Japaridze)



Police officers detain activists of Ukrainian group Femen trying to protest at a polling station in Moscow, March 4, 2012, shortly after Russia's Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin cast his ballot.
Russians voted today in presidential polls expected to return Putin to the Kremlin for a record third term, despite a wave of protests against his 12 years of domination. Getty



Members of the radical feminist group Femen are blocked by police as they protest at the entrance of the Versace Fall-winter 2012-2013 show on February 24, 2012 during the Women's fashion week in Milan. Getty

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Post #: 525


1 February 2012
FEMEN Protests Hockey World Cup in Zurich



Activists from Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN shout slogans during a topless protest on February 1st, 2012, in Zurich against the Hockey world cup in 2014 in Belarus. Getty



Activists from Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN shout slogans and brandish placards during a topless protest on February 1st, 2012, in Zurich against the Hockey world cup in 2014 in Belarus. Getty



Activists from Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN shout slogans and carry hockey sticks during a topless protest on February 1st, 2012, in Zurich against the Hockey world cup in 2014 in Belarus. Getty

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Post #: 536
Russians' protests against Vladamir Putin's re-election..
Mar 5, 2012


Митинг­ на Пушкин­ской. Оппози­ция против­ ОМОНа


A former member
Post #: 542

reactions from the protests in Syria..


exclusive-syrian-doctors-torturing-patients­


It is the first time such video evidence has emerged.
Medical and human rights experts consider the intentional infliction of pain by doctors within the confines of a hospital to be the ultimate desecration of human rights and "a gross breach of medical ethics".

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Topless activists of the Ukrainian women movement Femen hold placards as they protest against anti women's politic of Islam on March 31, 2012 in front of the Eiffel tower at the Trocadero in Paris. The idea of protest is to call muslim women to fight againsts Sharia laws. Getty



Topless activists of the Ukrainian women movement Femen hold placards as they protest against anti women's politic of Islam on March 31, 2012 in front of the Eiffel tower at the Trocadero in Paris. The idea of protest is to call muslim women to fight againsts Sharia laws. Getty

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South Korea protesters stage a rally against the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit on the eve of the event outside the Seoul railway station on March 25, 2012. World leaders including US President Barack Obama on March 26 will launch the summit on the threat from nuclear-armed terrorists, but the atomic ambitions of North Korea and Iran are set to feature heavily. Getty




Indian schoolgirls pose with placards during a protest march against various issues including female foeticide in Amritsar on March 23, 2012. The march was taken out to highlight the issue of female foeticide in the Punjab state, which has one of the worst sex ratios in the country with the number of females in the 0-6 years age group being less than 800 per 1,000 males. Getty




People protest on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife on March 24, 2012 during a demonstration against plans for petrol firm Repsol to drill for oil off the Canary Islands, which they say threaten tourism and wildlife. Spain's deficit-laden government on March 16 approved oil exploration about 70 kilometres (40 miles) off the islands of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, near the maritime border with Morocco. Repsol, exploring the area in a consortium with Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd. and RWE AG of Germany, has said it hopes to begin drilling within two years. Getty




Women hold placards during a demonstration organized by the 'Oui a la vie' (yes to life) association to protest for abortion rights on March 24, 2012 in Bordeaux, southwestern France. Getty



An Occupy Wall Street protester is seen in Union Square at the end of a march from Zuccotti Park to Union Square on March 24, 2012 in New York City. The Occupy Wall Street movement has seen a resurgence in recent weeks in part due to new protests over the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Getty



Occupy Wall Street protesters protest in Union Square at the end of a march from Zuccotti Park to Union Square on March 24, 2012 in New York City. The Occupy Wall Street movement has seen a resurgence in recent weeks in part due to new protests over the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Getty



Israelis hold placards as they protest, against a possible attack of Iran's nuclear facilities, in Tel Aviv March 24, 2012. Hundreds of protesters marched in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening with signs calling against a possible war. Reuters



Bahraini anti-government demonstrators shout toward riot police Saturday, March 24, 2012, in Sitra, Bahrain. Clashes erupted during a protest in the village against the April 22 Formula 1 Grand Prix, which some opposition activists urge be boycotted. Alongside fliers urging the cancellation of this year's F1 in Bahrain is anti-government graffiti and a picture of jailed political activist Hassan Mushaima. AP




Members of Socialist Unity Center of India (SUCI) listen to a speaker during a rally in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The protest was against hike in prices of essential commodities as well as rampant corruption. (Saurabh Das)

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