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7:18 PM, June 13th, 2012

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Photo of the Day: June 13, 2012

Srinagar, Kashmir
Indian police douse protesting government workers with purple colored water cannons.

PHOTO OF THE DAY ARCHIVE

Reblogged from Picture Dept
4:39 PM, June 12th, 2012

From RT: “Russian opposition supporters are holding a demonstration in Moscow” known as the “March of Millions” Tuesday. 

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(Photos: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin, @thebigcity

1:42 PM, March 26th, 2012

tpmmedia:

Picture Of The Day: Tibetan Protester Lights Himself On Fire Ahead Of Chinese President’s Visit To India

Jampa Yeshi (pictured above), a Tibetan exile, set himself on fire in New Delhi ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to India, the New York Times reports:

The exile, Jampa Yeshi, who is believed to be 26 years old, set himself on fire at Jantar Mantar, the site of frequent protests, at 12:25 p.m., shortly after a Tibetan rally made its way back from Ramlila Maidan, another popular ground for political demonstrations in New Delhi. The protesters were agitating against the India visit of Hu Jintao, the Chinese president, for the BRICS Summit, an economic meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, later this week.

Police and Tibetan activists doused Yeshi with water, and he was rushed to the hospital.   

Reblogged from Talking Points Memo
12:05 PM, March 21st, 2012

nwkarchivist:

On This Date In 1965, 3,000+ Demonstrators Began Their March From Selma To Montgomery, Alabama.

They started down U.S. 80 out of Selma on a Sunday clear as crystal, and they marched into Montgomery four days later in a light spring rain.  They arrived a nomad army, their feet blistered, their clothes mud-splattered, their faces sun-scorched, their ragtag column led by two flag-bearers and a one-legged man on crutches and a piper playing “Yankee Doodle” on a reedy fife.

Newsweek April 5, 1965

Reblogged from Newsweek Archivist
11:53 AM, March 7th, 2012

Watch a young Barack Obama support Harvard Law professor Derek Bell in a speech at a diversity protest in 1990. (via Buzzfeed)

10:26 AM, February 13th, 2012

Frontpage: Monday, Feb 13th

  1. Israel Stops Sharing Iran Intel With U.S.: At the beginning of the Obama administration, Obama approved U.S.-Israel joint covert operations aimed at disrupting Iran’s nuclear program. Newsweek has found, though, that Israel has stopped sharing some key planning information on Iran. 
  2. Obama’s Budget Targets RichThe document is expected to propose raising taxes on millionaires while seeking billions of dollars for infrastructure projects and job-training programs.
  3. Riots Rock Athens: Greek lawmakers passed an unpopular bailout deal Sunday, as protesters took to the streets in outrage, attacking police with fire bombs and stones.
  4. Romney Hires Army of LobbyistsFor a campaign running against Washington insiders, Mitt Romney’s team contains a lot of lobbyists. Romney’s kitchen cabinet includes a lobbyist for Walmart and AT&T, a representative of Pfizer, and a managing partner for Clark & Weinstock. Almost 300 lobbyists have donated at least $401,000 to Romney’s campaigns. 
  5. Report: Whitney Death Due to Drugs: The day after Whitney Houston was at the center of an outpouring of grief and love at the Grammys, the Los Angeles coroner’s office has reportedly told her family that she died not of drowning but from a mix of prescription drugs and alcohol. 

Photo: Protesters run by a burning building during demonstrations against austerity plans being debated by lawmakers. (Louisa Gouliamaki, AFP / Getty Images)

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5:15 PM, May 27th, 2011

"Barcelona’s Tiananmen photo." More about the protests here.

(Source: twitpic.com)

11:15 AM, February 17th, 2011

"Where did everyone go?"

They don’t like that question.

"It’s a secret," says the leader, the officer with the squinty eyes. He’s kicking at one of the leftover blankets. "I can’t tell you ‘where did everyone go.’ But I want you to get out right now."

Karen Leigh reports from Manama’s Pearl Square.

9:58 AM, February 17th, 2011

All eyes are on Bahrain this morning, as police have begun to crack down on protesters in Manama’s Pearl Square. At least four have been killed, and the square is currently fenced off with barbed wire in an attempt to choke off an uprising that was inspired by Egypt’s own revolt.

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12:49 PM, February 11th, 2011

Follow the revolutionary week in Egypt in pictures.

10:05 AM, February 2nd, 2011
11:33 AM, January 31st, 2011
10:34 AM, January 31st, 2011
Who is the man behind El Shaheed, the administrator of the Facebook page that has been one of the driving forces behind the revolution in Egypt? Mike Giglio tracked down the mysterious figure, who talks about his crucial role in organizing the demonstrations.
Also, we’ve been covering the upheaval in Egypt all weekend, but if you want more of a sweeping background on the Muslim Brotherhood, ElBaradei, and Mubarak, we’ve put together a list of long-form reads for some in-depth insight.

Who is the man behind El Shaheed, the administrator of the Facebook page that has been one of the driving forces behind the revolution in Egypt? Mike Giglio tracked down the mysterious figure, who talks about his crucial role in organizing the demonstrations.

Also, we’ve been covering the upheaval in Egypt all weekend, but if you want more of a sweeping background on the Muslim Brotherhood, ElBaradei, and Mubarak, we’ve put together a list of long-form reads for some in-depth insight.

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