Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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Street Report From the G20
Bill Quigley, TruthOut
http://www.truthout.org/092809R?n
"The G20 in Pittsburgh showed us how pitifully fearful our leaders have become. What no terrorist could do to us, our own leaders did. Out of fear of the possibility of a terrorist attack, authorities militarize our towns, scare our people away, stop daily life and quash our constitutional rights. For days, downtown Pittsburgh, home to the G20, was a turned into a militarized, people-free ghost town. Sirens screamed day and night."

Police Use Painful New Weapon on G20 Protesters
Allison Kilkenny, AlterNet
http://www.truthout.org/092909D?n
"Pittsburgh police demonstrated the latest in crowd control techniques on protesters when they used 'sound cannons' to blast the ears of citizens near the G-20 meeting of world economic leaders."

Iran Campuses Rocked by Student Protests
Iason Athanasiadia, GlobalPost
http://www.truthout.org/092909F?n
"Hundreds of students shouting anti-government slogans took to the streets of Tehran and other cities Monday in another sign that Iran's opposition is still active, despite arrests and allegations of state torture and rape."

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