Since President Obama was inaugurated, there have been over two thousand six hundred arrests of activists protesting in the US. Research shows over 670 people have been arrested in protests inside the US already in 2011, over 1290 were arrested in 2010, and 665 arrested in 2009. These figures are certainly underestimate the number actually arrested as arrests in US protests are rarely covered by the mainstream media outlets which focus so intently on arrests of protestors in other countries.
Arrests at protest have been increasing each year since 2009. Those arrested include people protesting US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Guantanamo, strip mining, home foreclosures, nuclear weapons, immigration policies, police brutality, mistreatment of hotel workers, budget cutbacks, Blackwater, the mistreatment of Bradley Manning, and right wing efforts to cut back collective bargaining.
These arrests illustrate that resistance to the injustices in and committed by the US is alive and well. Certainly there could and should be more, but it is important to recognize that people are fighting back against injustice.
Information on these arrests has been taken primarily from the newsletter The Nuclear Resister, which has been publishing reports of anti-nuclear resistance arrests since 1980, and anti-war actions since 1990.
That is probably the strongest Quigley's come out against the lawless administration in place since 2009. And it's certainly stronger than Richard Falk's latest nonsense at ZNet where he has poor, virginal Barack being hounded by the State Dept. hawks to be more of bully than Barack wants in his pure heart to be.
What a load of crap. Barack does what he wants because he wants to. But a number of sexist men -- like Richard Falk -- need to blame a woman.
It's amazing how they will point the finger at Hillary while ignoring Robert Gates.
How many times will Gates call for the US to stay in Iraq before the sexist pigs decide to protest?
Take another feckless sexist, pig boy Ray McGovern.
I always loved McGovern lying about how it was different when he protested Donald Rumsfeld than when he protested Hillary.
Yes, it was different. Hillary is Secretary of State.
Donald Rumsfeld was Secretary of Defense.
The position Robert Gates now holds.
Golly, Ray, what happened in the CIA between you and Robert Gates that makes you so reluctant to protest him?
Gates gives speeches all over the country. Where is Ray McGovern's protest of him?
Oh, that's right, Ray can't stand up to Robert Gates, not when he can pin it all on Hillary and try to work through his own sexual inadequacies.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"