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Protest 7 March 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Viva La Revolucion!.
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Women Protesting -
St Petersburg, Russia: police detain a protester after Vladimir Putin’s election victory | Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters

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Women Protesting -
Male, Maldives: a protester peers through riot shields during a rally. Opposition MPs in the Maldives have prevented the new president, who is accused of seizing power in a coup, from opening parliament | Ibrahim Faid/AFP/Getty Images

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Half 6 March 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Abortion Rights, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Sex / Reproductive Health, South America, Viva La Revolucion!, WAR!.
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Women protesting around the world – in pictures

Guardian Gallery

A longer view: from Senegal to Syria, women have put themselves at the front of different protest movements all over the world during the past week  -  La Paz, Bolivia: a woman clashes with riot police during a protest by hundreds of disabled people in La Paz to demand government support   |   David Mercado/Reuters

They look pretty frantic to stop her, don’t they?  Think they have enough cold hard men in blue with riot shields to do the job?

Relegated to being outsiders - when women are half, more than half, of the damned species.

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Still… 12 February 2012

Posted by marisacat in Greece, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Viva La Revolucion!.
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Petrol bombs explode in front of police. | Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

It’s been clear for years: the Greeks are not leaving the streets any time soon. NOT a stupid people.

Global 6 February 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Viva La Revolucion!.
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A protester holding red balloons walks past riot policemen prior to the protest in St Petersburg | Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

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Eh bien… 15 January 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, la vie en rose, Viva La Revolucion!.
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and, why wait?

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Occupy 12 January 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Occupy Wall Street, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011, Viva La Revolucion!.
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A monkey on a young boy’s shoulder during an eviction from Uruguay Square in Asuncion, Paraguay. A large group of the Ava Guarani ethnic group have been occupying the square for the past seven months, demanding the right to land | Jorge Saenz/AP

Face-off 5 January 2012

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Occupy Wall Street, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011, Viva La Revolucion!.
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Sitra, Bahrain: An anti-regime protester gestures as he faces riot police during a protest | Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

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Be interesting to watch and see, if 2012 isn’t just a year of the protest and protester, but a full frontal face-off.

Killer 17 December 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, AFRICOM, Egypt, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011, WAR!.
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Egyptian army soldiers beat a protester wearing a Niqab, an Islamic veil, during clashes near Cairo’s downtown Tahrir Square, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Activists say the clashes began after soldiers severely beat a young man who was part of a sit-in outside the Cabinet building. At background graffiti depicts members of the military ruling council and Arabic reads: “Killer”. (AP Photo/Ahmed Ali)

A small gallery of just 9 photos from Tahrir Square on December 16th.

Athens 7 December 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Greece, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Occupy Wall Street, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011, Viva La Revolucion!.
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The Dark And Beautiful Graffiti Of Athens’ Disaffected Youth | Milos Bicanski – Getty

From a gallery at Business Insider

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Pillage 1 December 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Iran, Viva La Revolucion!.
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A protester walks past a policeman with a poster from the British embassy in Tehran | Reuters

Oh it just says so much.  Not that I care what the native fellows do to the foreign interlopers…  I don’t care.

Carry on…

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