In case you missed it yesterday evening:
“As a show of support for Julian Assange and Wikileaks http://www.aspen-international.com/ (Still up guise) was defaced by Anonymous. Aspen international is a UK based law enforcement/military equipment manufacturing company.
^Click to See Mirror
Mirror: http://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/17923822 This is a CACHE (mirror) page of the site. http://pastebin.com/qf3pCkQu“~Anonymous
Julian Assange (founder of wikileaks for any n00bs in the vicinity) is currently seeking asylum in Ecuador for the charges he faces in Sweden. According to BBCNews, the government of Ecuador will be making its final decision concerning the request in the next 24 hours. President Rafael Correa is said to be a fan of Wikileaks and will be consulting with not only Sweden and the UK but also the US in the matter. Read more: BBCNews|Ecuador ruling on Wikileaks’ Assange due ‘on Thursday’
Goodnight, sweet prince (1934-2012)
“Eduard Khil, known to most Western audiences as Internet star “Mr. Trololo,” died early Monday in St. Petersburg after suffering a stroke in April. He was 77.”~Read More: LA Times
(Chicago police hold their ground against protesters at Michigan Avenue and Cermak Road. — Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune, May 20, 2012)
(A Chicago police officer punches a protesters as they clash at Cermak Road and Michigan Avenue. — Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune, May 20, 2012)
(An injured anti-war protester after a clash with Chicago police at Cermak Road and Michigan Avenue. — Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune, May 20, 2012)
(A messy street at Cermak Road and Michigan Avenue where police and protesters clashed. — Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune, May 20, 2012)
(Thousands of protestors participating in an anti-war march walk south on Michigan Avenue for a rally near McCormick Place. — Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune, May 20, 2012)
More here: ChicagoTribune
#Blockupy 20,000 marched at Frankfurt #Occupy protest rally on Saturday
BERLIN (AP) — “At least 20,000 people held a major rally of the local Occupy movement in Frankfurt on Saturday to decry austerity measures affecting much of Europe, the dominance of banks, and what they call untamed capitalism.
The protesters peacefully filled the city center of continental Europe’s biggest financial hub on a warm and pleasant afternoon, said Frankfurt police spokesman Ruediger Regis. He said 20,000 people were there, while organizers put the number at 25,000.
The protest group, named Blockupy, has called for blocking access to the European Central Bank, which is located in Frankfurt’s business district.
Organizer spokesman Roland Seuss the protest is “against the Europe-wide austerity dictate by the (creditor) troika of ECB, the EU Commission and the International Monetary Fund.”
(Reuters) – “German police said they detained 400 anti-capitalist protesters in Frankfurt on Friday for defying a ban on demonstrations against austerity policies implemented to tackle the intensifying euro zone debt crisis.”
“The provincial government passed Bill 78 on Friday evening which banned spontaneous protests of 50 or more people and which imposed harsh penalties on anyone trying to prevent people from going to school. Montreal passed its own set of legislation Friday which gave police more power to control crowds during protests. The city law bans masks during gatherings when police decide that protesters do not have a reason for wearing one.”~Read More: Toronto Sun
“BREAKING: North Carolina Voters Pass Amendment 1
North Carolina voted to pass a constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage along with civil unions for gay and straight couples.The ban recognizes marriages between one man and one woman and as “the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized.” Polls suggested that many voters did not know that the measure will also have an effect on straight couples. North Carolina already has a law against same-sex marriage and becomes the last former Confederate state to add such a ban to its constitution.”
More here: Huffington Post