Posts Tagged ‘ PROTEST ’

(VIDEO) Prop 8: The Musical

“Prop 8: The Musical” may be a 3-minute Internet video, but it has a blockbuster cast — including Jack Black (who plays Jesus), Neil Patrick Harris, John C. Reilly, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Margaret Cho, Rashida Jones and others.

As of Thursday, the clip had clearly ascended to viral status, with more than 1.1 million views on FunnyOrDie.com.

Prop 8 Protest Los Angeles, Hollywood CA

Rights activists criticize the church for helping to collect millions to aid passage of ban on gay marriage

More than a thousand gay-rights activists gathered Thursday afternoon outside the Mormon temple in Westwood to protest the role Mormons played in passing Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California.

It was the latest in an escalating campaign directed against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its role in marshaling millions of dollars in contributions from its members for the successful campaign to take away same-sex marriage rights.

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Code Pink Tries to Arrest Karl Rove

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A woman tried to “arrest” Karl Rove for treason while the former White House aide was appearing at a meeting of the Mortgage Bankers Association yesterday in San Francisco, according to KGO-TV.

“Rove tried to elbow her away before she was taken offstage,” The New York Times reports.

In a statement to the Associated Press, Code Pink, an anti-war group, identified the woman as Janine Boneparth.

Rage Against the Machine at RNC

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After their attempt to take the stage was stopped by police, Rage Against the Machine took to the crowd with an acapella performance. Armed with only a megaphone, and thousands of fans, RATM played a 10min acapella set of Bulls on Parade and Killing in the Name of.

Police raid RNC Protesters headquaters

Police raided a rental hall used by a group organizing protests at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota

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The RNC Welcoming Committee, which describes itself as “anarchist/anti-authoritarian,” accused St. Paul police of trying to disrupt their protest planned for Monday, the day the GOP convention is set to begin.

Although no one was arrested, the group said police temporarily detained and photographed at least 50 people who were inside the building.

St. Paul Police spokesman Tom Walsh said they were executing a search warrant.

Shame on ABC

ABC’s Debate Disaster: Remember, you can’t be a patriot without a flag pin!
Our friends at MoveOn produced a short YouTube video

Please join us at ABC/Disney’s headquarters in Burbank from 4-7 p.m on FRIDAY to protest and pass out flag pins to ABC/Disney employees leaving their Disney corporate office.
“Are you patriotic enough to wear a flag-pin? Remember, you can’t be a patriot without a pin!

Bill Clinton Heckler

Former Presidents are used to hecklers, but a robot? Bill Clinton was speaking in Iowa City Monday when a man dressed in a silver metallic suit made a scene.

The protester said he wanted Clinton to apologize for a comment he made in 1992 about a rapper named Sister Souljah and then threw colored cards into the air. As the protester was being escorted out of the room, Clinton told him he needed to find a more environmentally-friendly way to protest.