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Everything You Need To Know About Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution by Igor Volsky Posted on September 29, 2014 at 10:26 am Updated: September 29, 2014 at 5:01 pm`

CREDIT: AP

Riot police in Hong Kong are deploying tear gas and rubber bullets against at least 13,000 protesters demanding greater democratic reforms. The movement — dubbed the “Umbrella Revolution” for the demonstrators’ use of umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas — is capturing the world’s attention and leading some analysts to wonder if the event could escalate into a broader push for greater democracy in the region. 282 more words

Politics

Hong Kong police try and fail to clear protesters with tear gas - By William Wan September 28 at 11:35 PM


Riot police fire pepper spray into the crowds as thousands of protesters surround the government headquarters in Hong Kong Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (Wally Santana/AP) 172 more words

Politics

The Very Real Wolf That Actually IS Howling at the Door

I am posting this video as food for thought.  As an historian, I believe it is important to examine positive and negative social phenomena and to try and figure out how they develop.   552 more words

Current Events

Protests Intensify as Sit-In Continues: The March on Islamabad (Dispatch 3)

With the ‘Revolution March’ inspired sit-in being held outside Pakistan’s government offices stretching into its fifth week, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has threatened to remove what has now become an established protest camp. 89 more words

Middle East

#iftheygunnedmedown

There is something to be noticed in the media’s broadcasts that followed the news coverage of Michael Brown.

The first photo that many news reports used was Michael Brown in street wear, Nike Foams, and throwing up what many have called a “gang sign”- it was a peace sign. 537 more words

White House favors cops wearing cameras - By Justin Sink - 09/15/14 11:55 PM EDT

The White House on Monday signaled its support for requiring law enforcement to wear body-mounted cameras after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager last month in Ferguson, Missouri led to mass protests. 308 more words

Law

Ferguson's Vote

It didn’t take long after the dust had settled that Ferguson, MO became a rallying point. For many issues.

Racial tension. Police brutality. Social unrest. Poverty. 345 more words