Tag Archives: protests

Teabaggers Claim 1 Million Participants

WorldNetDaily is claiming that 1 million Americans turned out for Wednesday’s tea bag protests. An estimated 1 million Americans participated in at least 1,000 tea parties, according to reports by organizers tabulating the nationwide numbers, with documented protests held in 50 states. Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform told WND, “The Obama administration has awakened a sleeping giant.” …

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NYU Protests Get Ugly

Things got out of control last night at the continuing tuition protest at NYU. Riot police used pepper spray and at least one student was beaten with a baton. Students are demanding that the school reveal its operating budget and endowments and that some scholarships be granted to students from the Gaza Strip. The school’s cafeteria has been “occupied” for …

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NYC: Thousands Rally Against Gaza War

Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters jammed Times Square this weekend to decry the Israeli/Hamas conflict. Chanting “Free Palestine,” thousands of Palestinian supporters demonstrated in Times Square Saturday to protest Israel’s punishing military offensive in Gaza. The wave of protesters stretched across three blocks, dwarfing the dozens of boisterous supporters of Israel assembled across Seventh Ave. “What’s happening in Gaza is something …

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Tomorrow: A Day Without A Gay

Here’s LOGO’s take on it: Tomorrow, December 10th is national Gay Strike Day. Or “Day Without a Gay!” Or “Call in Gay!” day. Whatever you want to call it, activists are asking LGBT folks all over the U.S. to not go to work as a way to demonstrate just how great of an impact LGBT Americans have on our daily …

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HRC Responds To Beckett Fund Ad

The Human Rights Campaign has posted a response to today’s ad by the Beckett Fund in the New York Times. It reads in part: Today, members of the Human Rights Campaign’s Religion Council responded forcefully to a full-page ad in the New York Times that implies there is an organized attempt to foment mob intimidation and violence toward the Church …

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Full Page Ad From Beckett Fund In NYT Decries “Bigotry” Of Marriage Protests

As I reported here on Tuesday, today the Beckett Fund published a full page ad in the New York Times decrying the recent protests against the Mormon Church (and others) for their support of Proposition 8. You’ll have to embiggen the image above to read it, but the main quote is: “The violence and intimidation directed at the LDS or …

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Wingnuts Call On Governator To Condemn Marriage Activists

The Liberty Counsel has gathered 12,000 signatures on an “emergency petition” demanding that Arnold Schwarzenegger condemn the “hate-filled” marriage activists in California. Following California’s statewide vote affirming one-man, one-woman marriage, radical homosexual activists have resorted to hostile protests against churches and pro-marriage advocates. These attacks pose a threat to safety and civility across the nation. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has …

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