Category Archives: Protests & Revolutions
New Yorkers protest the bankers and big government while the mainstream media remains silent.
Syria opens fire on protesters under Assad’s command
Examiner.com | Michael Hughes | Geopolitics Examiner
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton referred to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad as a “reformer” this weekend, despite Assad’s atrocious human rights record and the regime’s violent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators, which has resulted in over 60 deaths in the past week alone. According to Clinton:
”There is a different leader in Syria now, many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he’s a reformer,” she said.
Unlike Libya, Clinton said the U.S. would not intervene militarily to stop the Syrian regime’s murderous repression of its own people. Commentary’s Alana Goodman said Assad can rest easy now, knowing he can gun down peaceful protesters with impunity.
NewsMax | By Jim Meyers | Monday, 28 Mar 2011 12:51 PM
Billionaire Donald Trump says the massive demonstration that rocked London during the weekend will “absolutely happen” in the United States because of the economic policies of the Barack Obama administration.
More than 250,000 people took to the streets in London on Saturday to protest Britain’s toughest spending cuts since World War II.
Appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning, Trump said about the demonstration: “I think very strongly it is going to happen here, if Obama continues and remains our president, because he’s not fighting for us.
“He’s allowing other countries to take advantage of us. OPEC is a joke, what they’re doing, and China. I mean, most of our money’s going to OPEC and China, and we don’t have money for our people.
“So I would fully say that if this attitude persists, it will absolutely happen in the United States, and bigger and better than what you’re watching over in London.”
The real estate tycoon, who has announced he is strongly considering a run for president in 2012, added: “We’re spending money, and we’re losing money and jobs to other countries. If this weren’t happening, you wouldn’t have to make those social cuts. We have people who absolutely have no idea what they’re doing running this country.”
Saturday, 26 Mar 2011 07:26 PM
By Chris Gonsalves
President Barack Obama’s misguided federal policies have stunted economic growth and endangered the American dream of a comfortable retirement, financial commentator and best-selling author Robert Wiedemer tells Newsmax.
“The government absolutely shares culpability in this,” Wiedemer says. “Government policies are responsible for a great many of our financial problems — the state of Americans’ retirements included.”
Wiedemer says such attitudes are a natural extension of the bad example Washington sets with its spending habits. “The idea with retirement is that you are supposed to save part of what you make,” he says. “So, what is the government doing? They are saying, ‘We don’t care how much we make, we’re going to spend a ton more than that and we’re not going to save anything.’ That sets up the mentality that you don’t have to worry about this anymore.”
Obama’s federal policies have fueled high unemployment and are claiming new victims, financial experts say: A record number of Americans now say they doubt they’ll be able to afford a comfortable retirement.
A new survey indicates that fear is heightened among a growing swath of U.S. workers who have little savings and no long-term financial game plan. Rather than adjusting the way they save for their golden years, most are simply lowering their expectations with plans to continue working well beyond normal retirement age, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s annual Retirement Confidence Survey.
The report, released last week, shows 27 percent of American workers are not confident they’ll have enough money to retire and live well. That’s up 5 percent from last year, and marks the highest level of unease ever measured in the 21 years of the survey by EBRI, a Washington-based nonprofit research firm focused on health, savings, and retirement issues.
Press TV interviewed political commentator, James Morris, regarding NATO and the United States’ involvement in Libya.
Press TV: We are hearing of disagreements between NATO members about who is taking over the command of military operations. It started with France getting involved and then the US and Britain. Turkey has been one of the main countries that have disagreed while Italy is saying that it wants NATO to take over. Tell us what you think are the sources of the disagreements. Why is there resistance for NATO to take over?
Morris: It was sold as a no-fly zone with no casualties, or very few casualties as if it would be a very quick in and out. What we are seeing now, which was actually pushed for by the French and the British. Surprisingly Obama bought it but he even had to be pressured. You had Hillary Clinton, Samantha Power and also Susan Rice push him to do it. I can understand why he wanted to do it because he was worried about Benghazi and the political ramifications of let’s say 100,000 people being slaughtered there by Gaddafi.
I’m no fan of Gaddafi and I think he should go too, but I don’t think America should get involved with an Arab tribal civil war as Congressman Ron Paul has said about the no-fly zone. I think the countries that are resisting are seeing the effects of what’s been happening for the past several days. People are being killed. A no-fly zone is an attack on Libya, which is an act of war, as Robert Gates said, the Secretary of Defense, and the neo-conservatives were going after him for that because they never see a war that they don’t like.
They want to set up intervention in Iran by having us not only have a no-fly zone over Libya but they are now calling for ground troops as well. I saw neo-con Kristol on Fox news, which is a neo-con propaganda channel in America that airs in England and around the world on satellite. He is actually calling for ground troops now. I think that is where we are leading. I heard something on the news earlier tonight (I think CNN) and they were saying outside Misratah you’ve got pro-Gaddafi regime tanks that are firing on the city and they are dug in.
March 25, 2011
Syrian security forces have opened fire on anti-government protesters near the city of Daraa, killing at least 20 people, according to one witness.
“There are more than 20 martyrs …. they [security forces] opened fire haphazardly,” the witness told Al Jazeera.
Reuters also reported that heavy gunfire could be heard in the southern city, the focal point for demonstrations against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in recent days.
Rula Amin, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Damascus, said Syrian forces apparently opened fire after protesters set fire to a statue of the late president Hafer al-Assad.