11:48 AM, Jul 5, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Associated Press reports:
Egyptian troops opened fire on mostly Islamist protesters marching on a Republican Guard headquarters Friday to demand the restoration of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, killing at least one. The shooting came as tens of thousands of his supporters chanting "down with military rule" rallied around the country.
The shooting came when hundreds of Morsi supporters marched on the Guard building, where Morsi was staying at the time of his ouster before being taken into military custody in an unknown location. The crowd approached a barbed wire barrier where troops were standing guard around the building.
When one supporter hung a sign of Morsi on the barrier, the troops tore it down and told the crowd to stay back. A protester hung a second sign and the soldiers opened fire on the crowd, an Associated Press photographer at the scene said. Several protesters were wounded, many with the pockmark wounds typical of birdshot.
"He stressed that democracy is about more than elections."7:01 AM, Jul 2, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama called President Morsi of Egypt today to say that " the United States is committed to the democratic process in Egypt and does not support any single party or group." Obama "stressed that democracy is about more than elections," according to a readout of the call provided by the White House.
10:38 AM, Mar 23, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Protesters gathered at the American embassy in Amman, Jordan to signal opposition to the U.S. and President Barack Obama, according to the Jordan Times.
"Scores of Jordanians demonstrated on Thursday in front of the US embassy in Amman against US President Barack Obama’s visit to the Kingdom, according to news websites," the report reads.
11:03 AM, Dec 12, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat from Michigan, encouraged folks to "keep fighting!" after her side lost the labor dispute that will now give union members the right-to-work.
Matt Labash loves him some hatechickenAug 13, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 44 • By MATT LABASH
Last week, at the beach with my family, I deliberately ignored all newspapers. Not for the reason most people do—because print is dead. But because whenever I’m surrounded by salt -water, steamed crabs, and even mediocre fishing, I tend to hold that true happiness is having no idea what chronically bothered people are talking about.
10:33 AM, Nov 17, 2011 • By LEE SMITH
Opposition forces stormed the parliament yesterday after marching on the house of the prime minister, Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmed al-Sabah, to demand he resign.
2:33 PM, Aug 29, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
The MacIver Insitute in Wisconsin put together this video about a union protest of a school in Wisconsin where Governor Scott Walker recently made an appearence. The building was vandalized, and the head of the exemplary school understandably worries about what example this protest sets for the children that attend the school:
11:02 AM, Jun 6, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
For the last several months, Syrians have been loudly protesting their own government. The regime, led by strongman Bashar al-Assad, has responded by killing its own citizens, including women and children, and shutting off channels of communication that the protesters have been utilizing (such as the Internet). According to the Boston Globe, "the continuing crackdown that has killed more than 1,000 people, with hundreds more rounded up in mass arrests."
10:41 AM, May 27, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Last Friday, protesters in Syria burned Russian and Iranian flags as they took to the streets to speak out against the regime. Today's Friday, so protesters again took to the streets. This time, some were spotted burning pictures of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.
11:51 AM, May 17, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Bloomberg reports that the Syrians are continuing to protest today against the Assad regime. According to the news report, this comes after "the discovery of a mass grave containing the bodies of anti-government activists." Bloomberg reports:
Don’t even think of engaging with Assad.May 23, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 34 • By ELLIOTT ABRAMS
The news from Syria grows grimmer by the day—more peaceful protesters killed, ten thousand arrested in the past week, army units shelling residential neighborhoods.
With a Libyan conservative in free BenghaziMay 23, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 34 • By ANN MARLOWE
"How are they going to get all these guns off the street?”
3:19 PM, May 11, 2011 • By LEE SMITH
Three months after the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, the new Egypt is still sorting itself out—and perhaps will be for some time to come.