Portugal, which is entering the last year of a three-year European Union aid program, will likely need further help from Europe at a time when core countries in the region, such as Germany, are fast losing enthusiasm about providing financing to ailing peripheral nations.
The most likely solution to this problem, according to analysts at Credit Suisse, isn’t a second bail-out but instead that European institutions offer Portugal a credit line until [...]
More than six months since the Japanese nationalistic escalation over the disputed island chain (that shall not be named) in the East China Sea sent Sino-Japanese foreign relations to a level not seen since a particular territorial dispute over Manchuria, tensions just hit a fever pitch overnight, when an armada of eight Chinese ships entered what Japan claimed were its territorial waters.
China’s version of the story is that the vessels were there [...]
A Democratic group is under sharp criticism for controversial online messages about Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s wife.
For months, the liberal super PAC Progress Kentucky has attacked McConnell and held demonstrations at his offices and home.
Recently, the group turned its attention to McConnell’s wife, former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, with a focus on her race.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi declared a 30-day state of emergency, Sunday night, in the cities of Port Said, Suez and Ismailiya, in response to violent anti-government demonstrations around the country. The state of emergency includes a curfew…
Morsi said, “The attacks we have been seeing for the last few days are unacceptable actions against Egypt and the revolution, and I will fight the attackers with utmost power and determination.”
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On February 8th 2013, in accordance with state law and the 2nd Amendment, there will be peaceful Open Carry demonstrations taking on the Capitol steps of all 50 states. In Michigan a team of volunteers is organizing the event, and this writer will be speaking in support of the Constitution, exercising my 1st Amendment right to free speech in defense of the 2nd Amendment.
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The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has called for a mass demonstration in Cairo this week to show support for the embattled President, Mohamed Morsi, who is facing widespread protests over his controversial decree granting him extensive new powers.
In a statement published on its website, the Brotherhood also called for demonstrations in public squares across the country after early evening prayers today.
The latest blow to Mr Morsi came yesterday when the [...]
While the communists in Europe unite to create riots, strikes and demonstrations spreading chaos and destruction, the nationalists (like the greeks) help by distributing food to the population.
On Friday, Walmart filed an unfair labor practice charge against UFCW with the National Labor Relations Board to stop what Walmart says are illegal disturbances against its businesses.
A group of Walmart employes, encouraged by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and OUR Walmart, are expected to strike on Black Friday. Black Friday is the store’s busiest day of the year, and this may be the largest strike [...]
Europe Faces a Multi-National General Strike Against Austerity
Austerity has spawned general strikes in individual countries across the troubled European Union. But this week may see something to add to the union’s tensions: a coordinated, multi-national mega-strike. Organized labor plans a general strike against the E.U.’s austerity policies, borderless and spanning the south of the continent. With more than 25 million people out of work, Europe’s biggest unions have vowed to lead marches and [...]
Greece’s unions are holding their third general strike in six weeks in the hope of persuading politicians not to back a major new austerity program that will commit the country to further hardship.
Flights will stop between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (0800-1100GMT) Tuesday, at the start of a 48-hour strike that will close schools, halt train and ferry services, and keep hospitals running on emergency staff only.
Two days of demonstrations [...]
CBS News, in an effort to assist President Obama’s re-election campaign, corruptly concealed information about two critical issues–namely, a terror attack and the president’s dishonesty about it. When the players in the Libya scandal face investigation, so, too, should CBS News and those in the mainstream media who have wantonly assisted the administration’s shameless lies.
“In an astonishing display of media malpractice, CBS News quietly released proof–two days before the election, [...]
Mass protest continued in Athens with police barricading demonstrations in some parts of the city ahead of a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Greeks are rallying against the tough austerity measures demanded by European creditors, including Germany. Some 7,000 security officers are on alert, including rooftop snipers – the largest such deployment in Greece in 10 years.
Houston Chronicle: Northside keeping electronic eye on students
A lot of us have been following the RFID chips on young students issue since it surfaced this summer. Well after a few weeks of school, the Hurst corp owned Houston Chronicle wants you to know that the students “love” being tracked and the chips are staying. And aren’t ashamed to mention the only reason they’re using it is for state funding.
Some students [...]
The Obama White House knowingly gave false information on the Benghazi terrorist attack. The Obama Administration repeated to reporters that the consulate attack was the related to an offensive YouTube document but they privately were circulating a very different view on the murderous attack.
Catherine Herridge from FOX News reported:
“There was this private narrative you see in the intelligence community where they separate what happened in Libya from this YouTube clip [...]
French interior minister Manuel Valls just confirmed that no protests would be allowed over the Mohammed cartoons, according to Reuters.
“There will be strictly no exceptions. Demonstrations will be banned and broken up,” he said.
Think that’ll pacify the 10 percent of France who are Muslims?
France has already closed 20 embassies around the world in fear of backlash. Too bad it cannot outlaw protests in these countries.
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SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) — California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday which makes it a crime to protest a funeral unless the protesters are at least 300 feet (91 meters) away, the governor’s office said. The bill is mainly in response to controversial demonstrations by the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church.
Senate Bill 661, written by Democratic State Senator Ted Lieu, creates limitations on speech to protect grieving families from disruptive [...]
ext month, a security firm will incorporate — no kidding — zombies into a disaster-crisis scenario at the company’s annual Counter-Terrorism Summit here.
The five-day event will provide hands-on training, realistic demonstrations, lectures and classes geared to more than 1,000 military personnel, law enforcement officials, medical experts, and state and federal government workers.
The far-fetched scenario of a government grappling a zombielike threat — think movies like “Night of the Living Dead” [...]
September 17, 2012
Conceding that angry protests are likely to continue for days, the US defence department has sent extra troops to protect “personnel and property” at America’s diplomatic outposts across the Muslim world.
The deployment was revealed as the Obama administration ordered an evacuation of all but emergency staff from Tunisia and Sudan. It advised citizens not to visit either country until anger over a controversial video mocking the Prophet [...]
Excerpt from RT article:
The US has deployed military teams to respond to unrest in 17 or 18 locations in Muslim nations that are of strategic interest to Pentagon.
“We have to be prepared in the event that these demonstrations get out of control,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a Friday interview with Foreign Policy.
Panetta did not offer further details on the statement, but the magazine quoted a US defense official [...]
Riot police have clashed with about 200 protesters who rallied in downtown Sydney as part of global demonstrations against an anti-Muslim film produced in the United States.
Local media reported a policeman had been knocked unconscious and said several people were injured among the mostly male crowd on Saturday that targeted the US Consulate.
Police used pepper spray against protesters, some of whom carried signs reading: “Obama, Obama, we love Osama.”
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Google will not remove the YouTube video that has been cited as the spark for demonstrations raging across the Middle East and North Africa, the company announced Friday.
The decision comes following a White House request for the trailer for ‘Innocence of Muslims’ to be reviewed under the company’s policies.
The Obama administration is not explicitly asking YouTube to remove the film, but to check if it meets their standards.
“The White House [...]
U.S. embassies in at least seven countries in the Middle East, Africa and the Caucuses are warning of possible anti-American protests following an attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, the Associated Press reports.
The killings in Libya followed demonstrations in front of Cairo’s U.S. Embassy Tuesday, where protesters tore down the U.S. flag and scaled the embassy’s wall. That protest was planned [...]
The country “came very close to exiting the euro”
Antonis Samaras, the prime minister of Greece, says the European Central Bank’s decision to start buying eurozone bonds has proved the beleaguered country must stay in the euro.
In his first public comments since the bond proposals were unveiled by ECB president Mario Draghi earlier this week, Mr Samaras said the plans has demonstrated that Greece must stay in the euro to remain a “modern [...]
Saudi Arabia has gone on the offensive against Iran to protect its interests. Its involvement in Syria is the first battle in what is going to be a long conflict that will know no frontiers nor limits.
Ongoing disorders in the island kingdom of Bahrain since February 2011 have set off alarm bells in Riyadh. The Saudis are convinced that Iran is directing the protests and fear that the problems will [...]
The Arab Spring is often celebrated by reciting the roll call of overthrown autocrats. But revolutions, in the end, will be judged primarily by what they build, not what they destroy. And in this respect, a year of revolution has refashioned exhilaration into paradox.
The United States applauded the demonstrations in Egypt’s Tahrir Square. Blaming itself for too protracted an association with an undemocratic leader, it urged Hosni Mubarak to step down. But [...]
Anti-euro sentiment in Italy is already very strong and about to get stronger.
Eurointellihence has some interesting comments regarding Italy.
“The demonstrations and protests [in Spain] are very likely now to spread to Italy. The country’s largest union, CGIL, said there would be a public-sector strike in September to oppose the Italian government latest austerity plan, Il Fatto Quotidiano reports.
According to Susanna Camusso, CGIL head, its union will launch “a general strike of [...]
July 20, 2012
Spanish police fired rubber bullets and charged protestors in central Madrid early Friday at the end of a huge demonstration against economic crisis measures.
The protest was one of over 80 demonstrations called by unions across the county against civil servant pay cuts and tax hikes which drew tens of thousands of people, including police and firefighters wearing their helmets.
Some threw bottles at police and set up barriers [...]
Protesters took to the streets of 80 Spanish cities on Thursday night after prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s People’s party (PP) pushed a €65bn (£51bn) austerity package through parliament and the country paid record prices to borrow money from sceptical markets.
More than 100,000 people were estimated to have joined in demonstrations called by trades unions, with about 50,000 gathering in Madrid.
Angry civil servants blocked traffic in several main Madrid avenues earlier [...]
The protests that have broken out in Sudan are, on the surface, the manifestation of legitimate grievances. Portrayed in the Western media as a direct response to austerity measures implemented by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, these protests indicate a strong current of dissatisfaction among the people of the country. However, seen from a broader, more critical perspective, the demonstrations are the tangible fruits of a carefully constructed destabilization campaign incorporating [...]
Japan Daily Press
July 16, 2012
Despite the scorching heat on Monday, July 16th, more than 170,000 protesters marched through Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park to demand the government bring an end to Japan’s use of nuclear power. As anti-nuclear protests have been occurring nearly every week since the end of March, this easily marks the largest in the series, as well as one of the largest demonstrations in Japan’s history. Recalling the Fukushima nuclear crisis from [...]