Tag: Protests

‘Enough is Enough’: Hundreds of Thousands March Across the UK

'Enough is Enough' protest in London

Australia won the last election. Why hasn’t the UK, US, Sweden, Italy, Brazil and so many more turned back the right-wing tide?? Only 900 attended the CPAC conference in Melbourne. So  Albo should set a global example and make Australia a beacon of what can and needs to be done moving forward.

‘As wages fall while profits soar, our message is clear… We are here to win.’

Source: ‘Enough is Enough’: Hundreds of Thousands March Across the UK

GOP Declares Deadly Capitol Attack ‘Legitimate Political Discourse’

RNC censure Cheney Kinzinger

The peaceful Washington protests according to Trump weren’t “legitimate”. he had them violently closed down. The generals who accompanied him on his walk to the Baptist Church for his photo op were shamed.

“January 6th was not ‘legitimate political discourse’—it was a violent insurrection on our Capitol,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal retorted. “I didn’t know if I’d make it out alive. Some didn’t. We cannot let the GOP whitewash what happened.”

Source: GOP Declares Deadly Capitol Attack ‘Legitimate Political Discourse’

Melbourne protests: What lies beneath?

Protesters converged on the Shrine of Remembrance.

The self-styled leaders of these protests are not stupid, but calculating. They do not represent the community of Melbourne and they never will. Their fleeting moment in the spotlight must end. We must have zero tolerance for those who undermine community harmony with violence and do so for personal profit. The answer to isolated street violence is better policing and more peaceful picnics.

Source: Melbourne protests: What lies beneath?

Protesters march through Melbourne’s CBD in wake of construction industry shutdown – ABC News

Protesters fill several lanes of the freeway on the West Gate Bridge under grey skies.A crowd of hundreds, many in hi-vis jackets, march through Melbourne's CBD with an orange flare haze in the air.

We saw how easy it was for right-wing thugs to organize and attack the US Capitol in Washington on 6/1 flags here even had Trump on them. The majority of union members in fact support vaccinations and mandated ones.

It’s just as easy for the organized right-wing in Victoria to create chaos in the name of a Union when that union’s organizers the CFMEU loudly deny the reality that’s being described. They aren’t the organizers of this chaos being witnessed nor are many really “workers” let alone union members. However, the media certainly weren’t looking for truth. The truth might be slower than mainstream media but it will prevail and will come out.

Protesters wore high-vis gear to look like tradies: CFMEU boss.Union secretary John Setka says “professional protesters” from the far-right were behind Monday’s violent demonstration

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas says half of inspected construction sites failed COVID compliance checks Some of today’s protesters have identified as CFMEU members who do not want to be vaccinated Union secretary John Setka says “professional protesters” from the far-right were behind Monday’s violent demonstration

Source: Protesters march through Melbourne’s CBD in wake of construction industry shutdown – ABC News

Tens of Thousands Protest “Crime Minister” Netanyahu in Israel as his Political Survival hangs in Balance

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated Saturday at various places against Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is being tried for corruption, as the country goes to the polls Tuesday. This was the 39th consecutive weekly demonstration against the beleageured prime minister, who polls suggest faces an extremely close election. If he loses, and if the courts convict him, he could go to jail like his predecessor, Ehud Olmert. The biggest demonstration was staged in Jerusalem in front of the prime minister’s official residence, with an estimated 20,000 joining in. It was the largest such rally since they began last week.

Tens of Thousands Protest “Crime Minister” Netanyahu in Israel as his Political Survival hangs in Balance

Rihanna Is Right About the Importance of India’s Massive Farmer Protests

Rihanna Is Right About the Importance of India’s Massive Farmer Protests

The massive farmer protests in India are facing down a Modi government that has no qualms about using repression to push through its neoliberal agenda. The farmers’ resolve has been remarkable — and they’re providing a glimmer of hope that Modi’s far-right government may not be as invincible as it seemed just months ago.

Rihanna Is Right About the Importance of India’s Massive Farmer Protests

‘Selfish’: Premier slams anti-lockdown protesters as crowds fizzle

An anti-lockdown supporter is detained by Victoria Police after refusing to provide details and being in non-compliance with the Chief Health Officer's guidelines.

As Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews described protesters as “selfish and unlawful”, at least four participants at one of the planned protests were led away by police officers on Saturday in handcuffs.

‘Selfish’: Premier slams anti-lockdown protesters as crowds fizzle

Old Dog Thoughts- The anti- lockdown demonstrations seem as if organised by the UPF or the Proud Boys but publicised as if spontaneous

Fighting Fake News with REAL 6/9/20; The virus is real it visibly damages and invisibly scars and travels silently faster than a bushfire. News Corp denies the evidence and promotes anti COVID restrictions without charge;

Old Dog Thoughts- One man stopped the tanks in Tiamen Square. No man stops the cops in Trumpland

Fighting Fake News with REAL 6/6/20; For Rio Tinto Black Lives Matter less than share holders;; How MORRISON became an MP; Tanks stopped for one man in Tiamen Square but cops in Buffalo USA didn’t;

Flags burned at Melbourne racism protests | SBS News

Masked members of a splinter anti-fascism group have set Australian flags on fire and scuffled with police and media in the latest Melbourne rally between rival protest groups. However, there was no repeat of the violent clashes seen at recent protests as police kept the opposing groups separate on Sunday. About two dozen people dressed in black and wearing masks still managed to interrupt an anti-Islam rally, setting flags alight and scuffling with news photographers.

Source: Flags burned at Melbourne racism protests | SBS News

TPP signing sparks dozens of protests across US over biggest trade pact — RT USA

Over 35 protests were organized in US cities to mark opposition to the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a huge international trade deal between 12 Pacific Rim nations representing 40 percent of the global economy.

Source: TPP signing sparks dozens of protests across US over biggest trade pact — RT USA