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02 Feb 2011 14:50


World: Pro-Mubarak surge looks unsurprisingly manufactured

  • So, just who are these pro-mubarak folks? The CNN Wire Staff suggests you’d be right to guess this isn’t such an organic movement. Pro-Mubarak protesters who’ve been captured in the wild melee have fearfully proclaimed that they were paid by the government to show up, while some in plain clothes have been seen to have police identification. Some national petrochemical staff, as well, said that they were ordered to head out to the streets for Mubarak. The bad news here is that these protests have turned violent after avoiding widespread combat for so long. The good news is that if Mubarak’s bold endgame is sending out paid muscle to start fights, it may not last much longer. source

16 Jun 2010 10:33


U.S.: WTF: Seattle cop punches girl in face OVER JAYWALKING

  • Does not matter what kind of cop you are. Does not matter the situation. Does not even matter that the girls were being resistant. Definitely DOES matter that it happened in broad daylight in front of a large group of people. Jaywalking is an offense that does not lead to punching. This cop should get fired. source

28 Sep 2009 20:46


World: Soldiers in Guinea violently strike back against the opposition

  • 87 people have been killed by soldiers at a rally in Guinea source

05 Sep 2009 00:32


Sports: LeGarrette Blount’s punk hit punished with a not-so-punk one

  • punch Oregon’s LeGarrette Blount, the team’s star running back, violently punched Boise State defensive end Byron Hout after the team lost Thursday night.
  • retaliate After viewing the tapes and seeing how blatant the move was, the team chose to suspend him for the season. The suspension effectively ends Blount’s college career. source

09 Aug 2009 11:32


U.S.: Enjoy your freedom: You could’ve been in this prison riot

  • 80 officers responded to the prison riot at the medium-security facility in Chino, Calif. last night; order has been restored
  • 40 inmates were sent to hospitals, and four had to be airlifted; a fire broke out in the middle of the riot, making things worse source

04 Aug 2009 11:26


Music: A whale of a tale: Heath Ledger’s Modest Mouse vid’s a bit dark

  • Let’s just say that Heath was dead before this ship even sank. To call this “King Rat” video twisted would be a bit modest. source

28 Jun 2009 21:17


U.S.: Today’s the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Here’s a history.

  • What was it? The riots happened at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village. The fight, the result of a failed raid by police, escalated in a violent fashion, with hundreds of protesters outnumbering officers, throwing bricks and beer bottles, and setting the bar on fire. Four officers were hurt in the melee.
  • Why this was big Before this altercation, the gay rights movement had not fought back against the police officers who had gone out of their way to shut down bars they frequented and attacked gays and lesbians. The riot was spontaneous and a culmination of dealing with years of abuse. Simply put, they got sick of having to live in fear.
  • The end resultThe altercation, which created tensions for days afterward, led to organization that the LGBT movement didn’t have until that point. Every major moment of the gay rights movement – including protests, gay-themed publications, gay pride parades and the rise of Harvey Milk – can trace its roots to that night. source

11 Apr 2009 10:19


World: Thailand’s the latest country to have crazy protests

The protesters broke into a convention center, forcing cancellation of an Asian summit about the economic crisis. Yikes. source

10 Feb 2009 10:42


Offbeat: Hot girls in violent pillow fights? Sign us up!

It’s like roller derby, except at a slumber party. We’ll be in the audience for sure. source

23 Jan 2009 14:49


Offbeat: A snowball fight that got out of hand – in North Carolina?

  • 200+ students at East Carolina University were involved in the fight
  • one person was arrested and numerous others were pelted with pepper spray; yes, it got that bad source