24 Philly Keystone Pipeline Protesters Arrested

Photo by DUSTIN SLAUGHTER BY DUSTIN SLAUGHTER & KENNETH LIPP More than 100 activists blockaded three entrances of the Federal building at 6th and Market streets today as part of a nationwide campaign to pressure President Obama to block construction of the last leg of Keystone Pipeline construction. The demonstration was mounted by of a coalition of environmental groups including Earth Quaker Action Team, Rising Tide Philadelphia, 350 Philadelphia, and Be the Change. Today’s action resulted in 24 arrests, although 23 were cited on misdemeanor obstruction charges and released. One man faces felony charges for allegedly assaulting a federal officer. […]

EGYPT: How To Take The Wind Out Of A Revolution

WASHINGTON POST: The power struggle between Egypt’s would-be revolutionaries and its defiant ruler wobbled to a standstill Monday as both sides girded for a prolonged test of wills that could shape the political future of the Arab world. President Hosni Mubarak sought to defuse a mass revolt against his 30-year reign by offering further concessions to an opposition movement that continued to jam Cairo’s central Tahrir Square with tens of thousands of protesters. Reports of arrests and clashes with security forces, meanwhile, appeared to ebb, and protesters said Mubarak seemed to be trying to split the opposition by compromising on […]

BLOOD BATH: Iran Gov Forces Thwart Mass Rally

WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC FACEBOOK: Basij shots to death a young woman in Tehran’s Saturday June 20th protests At 19:05 June 20th Place: Karekar Ave., at the corner crossing Khosravi St. and Salehi st. A young woman who was standing aside with her father watching the protests was shot by a basij member hiding on the rooftop of a civilian house. He had clear shot at the girl and could not miss her. However, he aimed straight her heart. I am a doctor, so I rushed to try to save her. But the impact of the gunshot was so fierce that […]

GAMBLOR: Sunlight Still The Best Disinfectant And TOTALLY Worth Going To Jail For

Anti-casino rally in Harrisburg; 14 arrested Fourteen anti-casino protestors were arrested today at the Gaming Control Board offices in Harrisburg when they demanded to see documents about proposed casinos that they say are being withheld from the public. The group was among 50 demonstrators who travelled in two buses from Philadelphia in a bid to delay the scheduled announcement of two casino sites in the city on Dec. 20. The protestors rallied in a park outside the Statehouse before marching to the Gaming Control Offices in a building located across the street. Those arrested included two women in wheelchairs. Police […]