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Libertarians, progressives join to protest war

Two groups from opposite ends of the political spectrum took up signs together at a South Toledo intersection Thursday evening to protest renewed U.S. involvement in the war in Iraq. About 10 people, split about evenly between libertarians and progre ...

Anti-capitalists March in Seattle; Police Make Arrests

SEATTLE (AP) — Police fired pepper spray and arrested a half dozen people Thursday night as anti-capitalist marchers meandered through Seattle several hours after hundreds of peaceful demonstrators took part in a May Day march in support of immigrant ...

Keystone may be stalled, but the protests aren't

WASHINGTON - The Keystone XL project may appear stalled, but its opponents aren't taking their foot off the gas pedal. In fact, the anti-pipeline movement will accelerate its protests for a few days. Demonstrators are preparing to set up camp for six ...

Internet Activists Try to Force Dropbox to Remove Condi Rice from Board

A petition is demanding users ask Dropbox to remove Condoleeza Rice from its board; she was appointed Wednesday to help with privacy and expansion plans. The former secretary of state under George W. Bush was appointed to the board of Dropbox, a clou ...

Huge California party spirals into violent clash

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — About 100 people were arrested and at least 44 people were taken to the hospital during a weekend college party in Southern California that devolved into a rock- and bottle-throwing melee, forcing police to fire tear gas ...

Sharpton, Uninformed but Ready with Accusations Against NYC Cops

[caption id="attachment_9110" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights leaders and representatives from the retail industry met Thursday with New York Police Department Commissioner Will ...

Blarney Blowout in Amherst, Mass., results in 44 arrests

The 2014 Blarney Blowout at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst led to dozens of arrests and police in riot gear dispersing students, officials said. Police estimated several thousand Amherst students celebrated the annual event near several a ...

Code Pink founder detained in Cairo, says police injured her

CAIRO -- Authorities detained and then turned away a San Francisco-based political activist after she arrived in Egypt with the intention of traveling to the Gaza Strip, Egyptian officials said Tuesday. The activist, Medea Benjamin, boarded a return ...

I-95 protesters slam Obama

[caption id="attachment_26557" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]A couple dozen protesters gathered on the Interstate 95 overpass on Cowan Boulevard Friday morning to call for the impeachment of President Barack Obama and show sup ...

Tea Party group takes to the overpass

Cars speeding below them honked and drivers held thumbs up out their windows in support of demonstrators standing on the Tucker Street overpass Friday afternoon. They held up American flags and signs reading "Defund Obamacare," "Benghazi," "Impeach O ...


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