Read more over at The Guardian.
Ha ha ha the Russian police does not take kindly to protests, even those carried out by toys and dolls:
Police in the Siberian city of Barnaul have asked prosecutors to investigate the legality of a recent protest that saw dozens of small dolls – teddy bears, Lego men, South Park figurines – arranged to mimic a protest, complete with signs reading: “I’m for clean elections” and “A thief should sit in jail, not in the Kremlin”.
“Political opposition forces are using new technologies to carry out public events – using toys with placards at mini-protests,” Andrei Mulintsev, the city’s deputy police chief, said at a press conference this week, according to local media. “In our opinion, this is still an unsanctioned public event.”
This is the best Tumblr ever. Awwccupy Wall Street features the #occupy movements cutest protestors. Mainly dogs but some babies & cats in there too. If you are going to waste your time on one website today it needs to be this one. The fact the cops, sorry police force, frisked a dog dressed as a Hells Angel (seriously) is going to make me smile for weeks to come. The ‘kiss my red setter arse’ and ‘biscuits not bombs’ are amongst my favourites too :-)
About a week ago Nerd Bastards broke an internet with a story reporting that the hideous people from Westboro Baptist Church would be protesting false idol worshipping at San-Diego Comic-Con .
“Comic Con is an excuse for whores to wear skimpy get-ups,” and participants must “put away action figures and get about the business of serving your God.”-WBC website’
To put this into context, Westboro Baptist are the same loops who protest at American soldier funerals and also have some rather un-kind things to say towards the gay community (God hates fags and so on)… But don’t fuck with nerds – they came out in their 100′s and mocking the discriminating picketers by holding up signs like “Superman Died For Your Signs” and “God Loves Gay Robin”.
If only peace and humor could win every time as it has clearly done so here… READ MORE
Enough people power to warm the cockles of your heart from a nice piece in The Guardian – I do prefer it Malcolm Tucker “mega-blink” styleeeee though but that’s just me!