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

international protests currently going on...

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Post #: 641

IRAN Ex-Mossad Chief: Attacking Iran Now Is The Stupidest Idea, Rational Regime &

Preemptive war
A preemptive war is a war that is commenced in an attempt to repel or defeat a perceived offensive or invasion, or to gain a strategic advantage in an impending (allegedly unavoidable) war before that threat materializes.

It is a war which preemptively 'breaks the peace'. The term: 'preemptive war' is sometimes confused with the term: 'preventive war'.
The difference is that a preventive war is launched to destroy the potential threat of an enemy, when an attack by that party is not imminent or known to be planned, while a preemptive war is launched in anticipation of immediate enemy aggression.[1]
Most contemporary scholarship equates preventive war with aggression, and therefore argues that it is illegitimate.[2]
The waging of a preemptive war has less stigma attached than does the waging of a preventive war.[3]
The initiation of armed conflict: that is being the first to 'break the peace' when no 'armed attack' has yet occurred, is not permitted by the UN Charter (see 'Legality' below), unless authorized by the UN Security Council as an enforcement action.
(Some authors have claimed that when a presumed adversary first appears to be beginning confirmable preparations for a possible future attack, but has not yet actually attacked, that the attack has in fact 'already begun', however this opinion has not been upheld by the UN.)[4][5]

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Post #: 649

Russians protesting..

06.05.2012 Марш миллионов. Москва. Беспорядки.

A former member
Post #: 650

Thousands Muslims protest against Israeli influence in India

Caring too much for terrorism in India, the Muslim leaders alleged that the only responsible factors for terrorism in India are Fascist forces and Israel.
Muslim leaders told government to discontinue its ties with israel.
Muslim leaders alerted, cautioned and dared Indian government for its relation with Israel and more importantly it made aware to the Government and fellow muslim protestors to understand that only evil that is responsible for terrorism is israel and 'fascist' forces in india.

The placards in the march commented on answerability of Police. Also assurance for Palestine was given that the ‘Indians’ are with them.

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Post #: 651
Egyptian protesters flee by standing in front of an oncoming train so that they may board and escape (the train normally would not stop).

معتصم يوقف المترو للهروب من مطاردة الجيش

"Two days ago, the New York Times published an article () praising the "dependability" and "efficiency" of Cairo's subway amid the "chaos" above ground.
But the article failed to even mention that, many times over the past year, subway trains in Cairo have systematically skipped station stops close to ongoing protests or sit-ins in order to curtail the inflow of protestors and not allow those already there to flee from thugs and arbitrary detention.
The very next day, near the Abassiya area, a brave man threw his body in front of one such subway train that was refusing to stop, so that hundreds crammed in the station have a chance to escape violence and the prospect of arrest.
Here is the unbelievable video."

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Post #: 652

protests in Bahrain

'Nabeel Rajab arrested after tweeting about Assange's RT show'

Bahrain authorities have arrested the country's most prominent human rights activist and harsh critic of the state's ruling family.
Nabeel Rajab was detained just days before his appearance on Julian Assange's show here on RT.
In the programme, which airs on Tuesday, the whistleblower gets an insight from him, and a fellow Egyptian activist, into the uprisings in the Arab States.
RT spoke with London-based author and journalist Afshin Rattansi, who believes that Nabeel Rajab and his fellow activists have a lot of challenges to face in the future.

A former member
Post #: 668

Thousands of protesters march through the streets of Montreal in a massive demonstration against tuition fee hikes on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. (Ryan Remiorz)

Sandor John, joins protesters in solidarity with Quebec student protests in Rockefeller Plaza Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in New York. Organized by the Occupy Wall Street movement and by the group Strike Everywhere, the first New York event was designed to raise awareness about the Quebec protests while the second was about opposing anti-protest laws all over the world. (Frank Franklin II)

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Post #: 733

Jul 7, 2012
Thousands protest Mexico's president-elect

A week after Mexico's presidential election, thousands are still protesting against the result.

PRI-party candidate Enrique Pena Nieto won by a margin of nearly seven points.

Many accuse the old-guard PRI party of vote-buying: giving out gift cards in exchange for support.

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Post #: 747

World outrage at Syria "massacre", but no action
Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:16am IST

(Reuters) - The United States has branded Syria's leaders murderers after an attack on a village by President Bashar al-Assad's troops left dozens dead, but there was no break in the deadlock among world powers over how to bring about an end to the bloodshed.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also condemned what his monitors on the ground had seen as an "indiscriminate" bombardment that included rocket-firing helicopters of the town of Tremseh in rebellious Hama province, and he questioned Assad's commitment to a U.N.-sponsored peace plan for Syria.

A former member
Post #: 756

'Extremism to grow in Spain, Italy, France as banksters & police confront protests'

Published on Jul 14, 2012 by RussiaToday

A slew of new cuts have led to a fresh eruption of public anger and protest in Spain.
But rallies quickly turned violent - when police charged and beat demonstrators while firing rubber bullets.
More than 70 people were injured in the clashes. The austerity cuts driving the trouble include tax hikes, and the promise of painful pension changes.
But the protesters say they're being made to pay for the mistakes of politicians and bankers.
The measures were demanded by Spain's EU creditors - who've pledged Madrid a vital bailout for crippled Spanish banks.
RT's Anissa Naouai talks to Gonzalo Lira, founder of the crisis planning organization.

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Post #: 760

Anti-brothel striptease: Topless activists target Indian embassy (VIDEO)

Published: 18 January, 2012, 18:17 | Russia Today

Four FEMEN activists have undressed at the Indian embassy in Kiev in protest against the country's plan to block young Ukrainian, Russian and Kazakh women from entering India as part of a national anti-prostitution campaign.

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