Hundreds of Thousands of Iraqis Protest Against US Occupation

Hundreds of Thousands of Iraqis Protest Against US Occupation By John Vibes Iraq’s parliament voted last month to expel the U.S. troops who have been occupying the country for nearly twenty years. However, the United States government has refused to comply with the order and has threatened harsh sanctions if they are forced to leave. The presence of the United States military is unwelcome in Iraq and the rest of the Middle East, but they have shown no signs of slowing down the so-called “war on terror.” On Friday, massive…

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U.S. Admits Covert Tech Program Aiding Iran Protests; Woman in Viral Video For #IraniansDetestSoleimani Exposed as Former Lobbyist

U.S. Admits Covert Tech Program Aiding Iran Protests; Woman in Viral Video For #IraniansDetestSoleimani Exposed as Former Lobbyist By Aaron Kesel BuzzFeed News reports that a woman who was seen going viral in the #IraniansDetestSoleimani campaign on Twitter is actually an actress lobbyist, Saghar Erica Kasraie, who previously used to lobby for a Libyan militia. This comes on the heels of a new report which shows that the U.S. is involved in a covert tech program to aid the protests. Kasraie is the modern century Nayirah al-Ṣabaḥ, using Twitter as…

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Live Updates: Thousands Descend on Massive Gun Rights Rally in Virginia

Live Updates: Thousands Descend on Massive Gun Rights Rally in Virginia By Aaron Kesel Update: 10:41 a.m. EST — Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change is experiencing live streaming issues with YouTube. He has switched over to Facebook live. News2Share’s Ford Fischer is experiencing similar issues on Facebook but is providing updates on Twitter. The #Richmond2ARally is by far the biggest conservative-leaning or pro-gun event I’ve ever filmed. #RichmondVA pic.twitter.com/B310Ak8iLE — Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) January 20, 2020 Update: 9:54 a.m. EST — Derrick Broze is charging up his battery and…

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Richmond 2A Rallygoers To Be Corralled Into “Chain-Link Pen” With Only One Way In And Out

Richmond 2A Rallygoers To Be Corralled Into “Chain-Link Pen” With Only One Way In And Out By Chris Menahan Folks attending the Second Amendment rally at the Capitol grounds in Richmond, Virginia on Monday will be barred from exercising their Second Amendment rights and corralled into a chain-link “pen” with only one entrance and exit. From The Washington Post: This is what it looks like inside the rally zone. pic.twitter.com/DRIAYISToL — Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) January 19, 2020 Outside the Capitol, authorities used tall chain-link barriers to create a pie-shaped pen…

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Internet Disruption: Different Terms for Different Tactics

Internet Disruption: Different Terms for Different Tactics By Advox As the internet progressively becomes an intrinsic part of our daily lives — from communicating with friends and applying for social services, to studying and working — staying connected is no longer a luxury but a necessity. In this context, internet shutdowns have evolved into a human rights issue with the power to severely disrupt people’s lives. Apart from the documented negative economic impacts, intentional internet shutdowns can be weaponized to silence dissent and stunt protest movements. However, internet shutdowns are…

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Anti-War Protests Flood U.S. Streets As American Iraq Airbase Attacked And Numerous Other Locations

Anti-War Protests Flood U.S. Streets As American Iraq Airbase Attacked And Numerous Other Locations By Aaron Kesel Thousands of people took to the streets across the U.S. today to protest against what has become known as “Trump’s War” on social media, more commonly referred to as potentially the start of World War Three. This is amid claims that Northern Baghdad, Balad Airbase, has been struck by missile fire after explosions were also heard in Iraq’s Green Zone and that an Iranian base was also hit by shelling, suggesting the two…

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Explosions Reported Near US Embassy & Balad Airbase In Baghdad

Explosions Reported Near US Embassy & Balad Airbase In Baghdad By Tyler Durden As 1000s march in the streets of Baghdad to mourn the death of Soleimani, Al-Arabiya (and other local news sources) report rockets have landed in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, where the US Embassy (among other things) is located. Witnesses told Reuters that an explosion was heard in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. شهود لرويترز: سماع دوي انفجار في العاصمة العراقية بغداد — سكاي نيوز عربية-عاجل (@SkyNewsArabia_B) January 4, 2020 Sky News Arabia reports that the missile…

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Longest Internet Disruption in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Sets Dangerous Precedent

Longest Internet Disruption in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Sets Dangerous Precedent By Mong Palatino On 21 June 2019, Myanmar authorities ordered the blocking of the internet in nine townships of Rakhine and Chin States in northern Myanmar. Six months later, the internet remains blocked in four Rakhine townships: Mrauk U, Kyauktaw, Minbya, and Ponnagyun, establishing a dangerous precedent and prompting protests. The order to block the internet in June was issued following clashes between the military and the Arakan Army, an ethnic Rakhine rebel group. Myanmar counts over a hundred ethnic…

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“Monstrous”: Canadian Police Prepared to Shoot Indigenous Land Defenders, Documents Show

“Monstrous”: Canadian Police Prepared to Shoot Indigenous Land Defenders, Documents Show By Jessica Corbett In an exclusive report Friday that outraged human rights advocates worldwide, The Guardian revealed that Canadian police wanted snipers on standby for a January 2019 crackdown on Indigenous land defenders who were blocking construction of a natural gas pipeline through unceded Wet’suwet’en territory. The Guardian reported on official records—documents as well as audio and video content—reviewed by the newspaper related to the police “invasion” that led to 14 arrests: Notes from a strategy session for a militarized raid on ancestral lands of the Wet’suwet’en nation show that…

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Hong Kong Police Arrest 4 Alleged Financiers Of The Protest Movement

Hong Kong Police Arrest 4 Alleged Financiers Of The Protest Movement By Tyler Durden On Thursday, police in Hong Kong announced the arrests of several individuals whom they described as leaders of the Hong Kong protests movement. But these individuals (their identities have not been released) were not simply collared out in the street. Instead, police described the four as leaders of Spark Alliance, a mysterious organization that has been one of the main financiers of the protest movement, including by bailing protesters out of jail and helping to defray…

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