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2011-08-15 00:00:29

Ting says, "The decision to cut off cell service in order to prevent the protests violates fundamental principles of our democracy." San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2011 Reset San Francisco founder and mayoral candidate Phil Ting said today that the Bay Area Rapid Transit's decision Thursday night to shut down cell phone service in order to prevent a possible protest violates fundamental principles of our democracy "“ and that censorship should never become a public safety tool....

2011-02-23 13:51:11

In the wake of Tahrir Square, TAU researcher studies the influence of urban design on civil protest Civil protests, from peaceful sit-ins at the Pentagon to violent riots in Cairo, nonetheless share some common characteristics. To study how protests evolve in public spaces, Dr. Tali Hatuka, an architect and head of Tel Aviv University's Laboratory of Contemporary Urban Design, has dissected some of the world's most publicized protests "” those in Washington, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Beijing,...

2011-02-01 15:20:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A screening of Iranium, a documentary film exposing the dangers posed by a nuclear Iran, has been rescheduled for February 6 at the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Theatre in Ottawa at 7PM. Hosted by the Free Thinking Film Society, the event was originally scheduled for January 18 and was cancelled following complaints and threats of protest from the Iranian Embassy. The cancellation of the January event, which was to be the first major screening...

2010-09-13 02:01:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statements are from Marze Por Gohar. Soon after the establishment of the Islamic Republic in Iran, on April 1st 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini, the Islamic leader of the new regime, issuing a Fatwa in response to the legal status of music in Iran, said that "music , in line with the (mourning anthem) for (then assassinated Ayatollah) Motahari is permitted". (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100913/LA63317) (Photo:...

2010-07-27 10:00:00

West Coast witnesses and participants are invited to record their stories First New Media Truth-seeking Initiative Documents 1970 Campus Shooting of Kent State University Students SAN FRANCISCO, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Aug 7-8, 2010 filmmaker Michael Moore will livecast the hearings of the Kent State Truth Tribunal, streaming in real-time the accounts of participants and witnesses to the events surrounding the 1970 Kent State shootings, that left four students dead and nine...

2010-06-18 13:19:17

In 2001, riots in Argentina protesting President Fernando de la Rúa's economic decisions overthrew him from office and killed almost 30 people. Latin American protests have resulted in numerous deaths and national crises since the 1970s, but also democratic reforms. Now, a MU researcher has found that although political protests can be violent, they can lead to stronger political parties and more responsive policies. "Many of these recent protests in Latin America have led...

2009-03-07 16:38:01

Thousands of people demonstrated Saturday during Israel-Sweden Davis Cup play in Malmo, Sweden, to protest the invasion of Gaza. Police estimated the crowd of protesters at 6,000, The Local reported. About 1,000 officers were on duty on the ground and in helicopters. Most of those at the Stop the Match march were peaceful but police said some young people rushed the barricades and threw rocks with about five arrested, the BBC reported. Sweden won doubles play Saturday, giving it a 2-1 lead...

2008-10-12 12:00:15

By Nazila Fathi Traditional bazaar merchants in several large cities closed their shops this week to protest a decision by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to enforce the nation's first-ever sales tax. The protests, the largest since Ahmadinejad was elected in 2005, began Oct. 4 in the central city of Isfahan after jewelers closed their shops, according to newspaper reports. The strike spread and by Tuesday bazaars in four other cities - Shiraz, Tabriz, Qazvin and Mashad - had followed...

2008-10-08 09:00:20

Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 7 October A truck carrying a squad of police pulls up in front of a Rangoon's internet cafe. The police burst into the cafe and shout to the customers sitting at the computer terminals: "Hands off!" Then they tour the terminals and check every screen, asking users to describe what they are looking at. If anyone is found using G-talk, the police inquire further - "Who are you chatting with?""Where do they...

2008-09-25 06:00:14

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Yangon [Rangoon], Sept. 25 Kyodo - A small blast occurred at a bus stop in central Yangon on Thursday, injuring three people, sources confirmed. The explosion, believed to have been caused by a small bomb, occurred around 10:40 a.m. at the bus stop in front of City Hall, the sources said. The three injured people were waiting at the bus stop, the sources said. The explosion occurred amid tightened security in Yangon and...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.