CUNY’s Faculty Senate Executive Committee Condemns Protests of David Petraeus

By: Sunday September 15, 2013 9:28 pm

As a response to the protests of former CIA Director David Petraeus by City University of New York (CUNY) faculty, student and staff on his first day of teaching a seminar at CUNY Macaulay Honors College on Sept. 9 — which has created national media coverage – CUNY’s Faculty Senate Executive Committee has issued a statement condemning the protestors’ behavior. This comes [...]

Protests, Security at the Republican National Convention

By: Saturday August 25, 2012 11:24 am

A security bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security and FBI garnered wide media attention over the past twenty-four to forty-eight hours, raising the specter of possible “anarchist” violence or “terrorism.” The bulletin was largely state propaganda designed to whip up fear ahead of the convention. Given that there has been no preemptive raid against [...]

Protest Fears & the Relocation of the G8 Summit to Camp David

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 2:07 pm

The Obama Administration recently announced the G8 summit would be moved from Chicago to the secluded Camp David. For most of Chicago, the announcement was confounding. The city had been preparing for months and now, just over two months before the summit was to take place, Mayor Rahm Emanuel lost the privilege to host the [...]

Live Blog for #OccupyWallStreet: Day Nineteen, Late Afternoon/Evening Edition

By: Wednesday October 5, 2011 3:04 pm

Occupy Wall Street is about to have its biggest march yet. Also, student walkouts took place in around seventy-five colleges and universities. Some school walkouts were more substantial than others, as is to be expected. FDL’s premier live blog on Occupy Wall Street continues. Here’s a Twitter list to follow for updates. The march begins [...]

More Sanctions on Syria Government as Obama Calls for Assad to Step Down: How Will Gulf Countries Respond?

By: Thursday August 18, 2011 11:31 am

The Obama Administration announced new sanctions on Syria today, in conjunction with a statement calling for President Asad to step down. Such sanctions may not be effective, and they tend to have adverse consequences for innocents. Pressure from neighboring states may be more effective.

WikiLeaks Cables Show US Strategy for Regime Change in Syria as Protesters are Massacred

By: Friday August 5, 2011 6:59 pm

No to Bashar Assad! (photo: zoonabar ) In the aftermath of a massacre in Hama, Syria state media broadcasted images of “burnt, buildings, makeshift barricades and deserted streets strewn with rubble,” according to the New York Times and claimed the revolt in Syria has ended. Meanwhile, The Guardian reports tens of thousands have taken to [...]

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