“I am a policeman, I’m just doing my job.”
“I am a policeman, I’m just doing my job.”
Over the past two weeks, tens of thousands of people from all over Brazil have flooded the streets of the nation’s cities in what are the largest protests the country has seen in 20 years.
Davide Martello, an Italian-born pianist and composer, took to a piano in Gezi Park in Turkey Wednesday in an attempt to calm tensions between the riot police and protesters. Tuesday morning authorities entered the park to remove political banners and clean.
SPOILER: They aren’t his biggest fans.
Police resorted to flash-bang grenades and pepper spray to move the crowd out of the downtown area of Seattle Wednesday night.
Many of the attackers wore T-shirts bearing the image of the late president and were chanting pro-Chávez slogans, Associated Press reports.
A graphic video posted on YouTube purports to show an attack on a group of protesters in Syria on Wednesday, Feb. 6. The UN believes as many as 60,000 individuals have been killed in Syria since March 2011.
An increasingly anti-American sentiment in Russia has led to the passing of a new law that would ban American citizens from adopting Russian children. The bill puts into limbo the fate of 52 orphans who were in the process of being adopted by Americans.
A man and a woman representing codepink.org held these signs up in front of NRA chief Wayne LaPierre. The man was removed from the room shouting, “We need to stop the killing, the NRA is killing our children.” According to LaPierre, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
Tea Party protests. Agency deception. White House confusion. Partisan smoke, and few straight answers, on the campaign trail.
Paramedic students in Kashmir staged a sit-in today to protest their grades. So policewomen beat them with batons (warning: some images are graphic).
Jesus nerds, meet comic book nerds….you guys actually have a lot in common. Spotted outside the convention center in San Diego.
Two protesters and an Obama official say “Good Jobs Now” protesters are compensated for their time. A protest leader denies it.
Mitt Romney rescheduled an event at a Pennsylvania WaWa Saturday after Obama supporters rallied at the bus tour stop. Instead of confronting the protesters, Romney stopped at a WaWa several towns over, but the it cost him local headlines.
OMG, that is totally photoshopped. (via fuckyeahalbuquerque.tumblr.com)
Aliaa Maghda El-Mahdy is a 20-year-old political activist from Cairo who has gained infamy in Egypt for posting the following nude photos as a feminist statement against radical Islamic oppression. Pot, consider yourself stirred.
#Occupy Wall Street is on the move. It finally reached Andy’s room and Toy Story. View List ›
CNN’s interview with Russell Simmons got hijacked by a #occupywallstreet proteser. View Media ›
Come up with the best thought bubble for this poor, detained Occupy Wall Street protester and we’ll send you an insanely comfortable BuzzFeed hoodie.
Pass it on. View Image ›
Disturbing yet strangely beautiful photos of riot police using hoses to spray magenta colored water on a crowd of opposition members, gathered outside of Kampala to mourn protesters who were killed earlier this year. Repression has never been so photogenically surreal.
Ashton Kutcher’s Twitter was hacked while he attended the TED Conference. Someone posted a tweet saying Kutcher had been “punk’d” and asked, “Dude, where’s my SSL?” Then there was a follow up referencing “protesters around the world.” Seems like a missed opportunity for a “Butterfly Effect” reference. View Image ›
Is that footage from Wisconsin? In this clip from The O’Reilly Factor on Mar. 1, they’re discussing the “violent” protesters in Madison, WI, but notice the background. Last time I looked outside, Wisconsin didn’t have palm trees. Watch Video ›
Tom Morello visits Madison, WI, to help fight for the rights of all workers! This is a great excuse to start blasting Rage Against The Machine during protests. Watch Video ›
Nothing says standing up for what you believe in like setting a police car on fire, after finishing your finest naked trumpet solo. Did I mention there was body paint involved? View Image ›
You know you’ve got some serious crazy beneath your unwashed hair when you make teabaggers look like a meeting at the Algonquin Round Table. Watch Video ›
Taking a cue from James Cameron’s Avatar, Palestinian protesters painted themselves blue and protested in the streets of a village called Bilin. Isreali police forces took a cue from the film as well, responding with excessive and unwarranted force. Watch Video ›
New clashes reported in Iran over the reelection of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad