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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Activists In DC Against Sweatshops Identify Long-Term Police Protest Infiltrator

Rumors have flown for many years that DC police routinely infiltrate and spy on the frequent protests in the nation’s Capitol. But until now, activists have never been able to identify a specific undercover cop at a protest. Now, after months of piecing together evidence, attorneys Jeffrey Light and Sean Canavan working with United Students Against Sweatshop (USAS) have confirmed that under an assumed name, Metro police officer Nicole Rizzi has participated in USAS protests against companies doing business in Bangladesh who refuse to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the death of as many as 1,129 workers in the Rana Plaza factory collapse.

Activists In DC Against Sweatshops Identify Long-Term Police Protest Infiltrator

Rumors have flown for many years that DC police routinely infiltrate and spy on the frequent protests in the nation’s Capitol. But until now, activists have never been able to identify a specific undercover cop at a protest. Now, after months of piecing together evidence, attorneys Jeffrey Light and Sean Canavan working with United Students Against Sweatshop (USAS) have confirmed that under an assumed name, Metro police officer Nicole Rizzi has participated in USAS protests against companies doing business in Bangladesh who refuse to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the death of as many as 1,129 workers in the Rana Plaza factory collapse.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Turkey’s larger than life lady in red

Original photo by Osman Orsal / Reuters

Illustration by unknown artist

Thursday, September 27, 2012
@SherineT: ”Many Sudanese say they want change, but given what is happening in the region almost two years after Tunisia sparked the uprisings, more and more people are beginning to question whether popular protests are the way to achieve the change they want.”

@SherineT: ”Many Sudanese say they want change, but given what is happening in the region almost two years after Tunisia sparked the uprisings, more and more people are beginning to question whether popular protests are the way to achieve the change they want.”

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Video @juanramajete: Police erratic, confused, in clashes w/ protesters in #Spain Good  examples citizen journalism

Summary of the video:

Police bullrushes 0:32, followed by arrests and baton beatings

Protesters attack lone policeman as he trips and falls: 1:32

Lone man holds hands up, police ignore him 2:42

Objects thrown at police formed in circle with shields, protesters flee 3:30

Cafe owner standing in doorway to protect people from police 4:18

Police firing from what appears to be shotguns: 5:07

bloodied young man 6:18 

Various scenes of police using aggressive tactics in subway, ends with targeting of photographers

(Source: youtube.com)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Amid #Lebanese Anti-#Assad Protests, #Syrians Find Shaky Refuge in #Lebanon

Feb 10, 2012 11:30 AM EST

While Lebanese launched demonstrations Friday condemning the Syrian regime’s violence, Hezbollah’s ties to Assad have left Syrians seeking refuge in Lebanon in a dicey situation, Andrew Bossone reports.

Saturday, January 7, 2012