Flames and Chaos Erupt in Kiev as 21 Die in Police Raid on Protest

The months-long standoff between Ukraine's strongarm pro-Russian president and opposition protesters in the streets of Kiev, the capital, has turned grisly in recent hours, with 18 deaths reported in clashes between police and the demonstrators. This gripping livestream is being broadcast from Kiev's main square: » 2/18/14 3:49pm 2/18/14 3:49pm

21 Egyptian Women Released from Jail After Harsh Sentences Appealed

Following news earlier that a court in Alexandria would be hearing the appeal of the 14 Egyptian women sentenced to 11 years in jail for their peaceful pro-Mohamed Morsi demonstration, Egyptian authorities released those women, along with seven girls who were initially ordered to be held until they turned 18. » 12/08/13 12:30pm 12/08/13 12:30pm

Celebrity Super Friends Tweet Reactions to Protests in Turkey

The rapid transformation of Occupy Gezi from a amiable-enough effort to protect what little green space remains in European Istanbul to a violent clash between protesters and Turkish police has attracted the attention celebrities like sign-maker Tilda Swinton, concerned father figure Mark Ruffalo, and even vampire… » 6/02/13 11:30am 6/02/13 11:30am

Costa Rican Women Protest a Woman Being Denied Her Right to Breastfeed…

Not only does Costa Rica boast excellent surf, adorable rainforest creatures, and a community of tax-evading expatriates who spend their days playing golf and having Cialis-fuelled mega orgies, the tiny Central American republic also has a lady president who doesn't take any shit from retail plazas when they try to… » 1/13/13 12:00pm 1/13/13 12:00pm

Members of Westboro Baptist Church Announce That They Intend to…

Shirley Phelps-Roper, a member of that hateful conclave of Jesus-crazed humanity known as the Westboro Baptist Church, tweeted less than a day after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that she and her Book of Revelation reading group "will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his… » 12/16/12 1:30pm 12/16/12 1:30pm

Protesters in Calif. City Are Pretty Upset About Alleged Chinese…

Motorists running their soul-sucking, Saturday-morning, strip-mall errands yesterday in Chino Hills, Calif. might have spotted a strange convocation of disgruntled citizens yesterday protesting what they believe is an "illegal Chinese maternity operation," which is reportedly being run out of a residential home… » 12/02/12 12:30pm 12/02/12 12:30pm

Topless Nun Protesters Physically Attacked by Anti-Gay Marriage Wingnuts

Earlier today, the extreme right Catholic group, Civitas Institute (consisting mostly of senior military and business leaders), took to the streets of Lyon, France, to demonstrate against the legalization of same-sex marriage, which appears to be hopefully imminent, as the draft law will be voted on in early-to-mid… » 11/18/12 10:30pm 11/18/12 10:30pm

Dublin Protesters Rally for Woman Who Died After Being Denied an…

In what very well may catalyze a radical change to the Republic of Ireland's particularly onerous restrictions on abortion, thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Dublin on Saturday night to pay tribute to a woman who died in October after being refused an abortion at Ireland's University Hospital… » 11/18/12 2:00pm 11/18/12 2:00pm

Art Exhibition Will Raise Awareness for Pussy Riot in Case Anyone Still…

The Western world has sounded a rally-cry to help the three jailed members of Pussy Riot, with critics of the band's Aug. 17 sentencing devising increasingly ingenious ways to help raise awareness that, glaring political injustice though Pussy Riot's travails may be, three young women are languishing (unfairly) in… » 8/29/12 10:30am 8/29/12 10:30am

Pussy Riot Does Not Approve of Cutting Down Orthodox Crosses…

The fallout from Russian punk band Pussy Riot's conviction has led to sporadic protesting, some protests being just a touch more vigorous than others. Take, for example, the stunt one enterprising group of irreligious vandals pulled over the weekend in chopping down four wooden Orthodox crosses. Though the Russian… » 8/27/12 9:15pm 8/27/12 9:15pm

Italian Abortion Rights Under Fire During Mother’s Day Protests in Rome

A 1978 law that made first trimester abortions legal in Italy came under fire today when thousands opposed to the law (including some intrepid American pro-lifers) convened in Rome during a Mother's Day protest. The Associated Press reports that a motley crew of nuns, priests, and lay people took advantage of the… » 5/13/12 5:30pm 5/13/12 5:30pm

Classy Anti Abortion Protesters Successfully Traumatize Children, Hurl…

A school bus full of North Dakota school children was treated to a lesson in grown up asshattery this week, when their route home from a field trip took them past a gaggle (a herd? a swarm? an escargatoire?) of racist anti-abortion protesters harassing people outside of North Dakota's only abortion clinic and at major… » 5/03/12 2:25pm 5/03/12 2:25pm

Mitt Romney Laughs Uncomfortably as Woman Interrupts Press Conference…

Here's some video of GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney being interrupted during a joint press conference with Rudy "9/11 Is Not Political Unless It Benefits Me" Giuliani by a woman who shouted "MITT ROMNEY IS A RACIST!" over and over for several seconds while Mittens laughs through gritted teeth. I feel like… » 5/01/12 4:20pm 5/01/12 4:20pm