Magna Carta is an English charter, originally issued in the year 1215 and reissued later in the 13th century in modified versions, which included the most direct challenges to the monarch’s authority to date. The charter first passed into law in 1225. The 1297 version, with the long title (originally in Latin) The Great Charter of the Liberties of England, and of the Liberties of the Forest, still remains on the statute books of England and Wales.
FTSE 100 suffers worst quarter of trading in nine years as £212bn is wiped off Britain’s top companies
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A New York City police officer apparently shown pepper-spraying a demonstrator at the Occupy Wall Street protests on Saturday (see video below) was also the subject of civil-rights complaints stemming from protests during the 2004 Republican National Convention, according to The Guardian.
Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna had several lawsuits filed against him for his role during the large-scale protests held in New York seven years ago, when Republicans re-nominated George W. Bush at Madison Square Garden and over 1,800 people were arrested for protesting GOP policies and the Iraq War.
WALL STREET (WABC) — Occupy Wall Street protest organizers are planning their next move as dozens of police officers take up positions on the outskirts of Zuccotti Park.
The standoff with “Occupy Wall Street” enters its 11th day Tuesday with no end in sight.
NEW YORK — About 80 people were arrested Saturday as demonstrators who were camped out near the New York Stock Exchange marched through lower Manhattan, police said.
The “Occupy Wall Street” protest is entering its second week. Demonstrators said Saturday they were protesting against bank bailouts and the mortgage crisis; some also held signs decrying Georgia’s execution of Troy Davis, who was put to death Wednesday for the 1989 slaying of an off-duty Savannah police officer.
(Reuters) – Protesters who have camped out near Wall Street for two weeks gathered on Friday to march to police headquarters over what they viewed as excessive force and unfair treatment of minorities and Muslims.
The Occupy Wall Street movement, whose members have vowed to stay through the winter, are protesting issues including the 2008 bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment.
More than 500 people were gathered ahead of the start of the planned late afternoon march to One Police Plaza, the center of police operations, in downtown Manhattan.
Online flyers for Friday’s march read: “No to Stop-and-Frisk in Black… Continue reading
CNN — Protests to draw attention to the power of Wall Street firms in the United States and world economies will continue for a 14th straight day Friday in New York City.Demonstrations are addressing various issues including police brutality, union busting and the economy, said Occupy Wall Street protest group.The group, taking its inspiration from the Arab Spring protests that swept through Africa and the Middle East, has taken up residence in a park in New Yorks Financial District, calling for 20,000 people to flood the area for a “few months.”Social media fueled those uprisings in places like… Continue reading
Why work, when you can breed to prosperity?
A welfare mama makes a career out of having babies, and gets $17,500 a year for each one. Four kids, $70,000 a year. She spends her time watching the soaps, in her air conditioned living room popping bonbons in her fat mouth, and a few minutes each afternoon or evening trying to get pregnant again. After all, another brat is worth $17,500 a year. And she’s teaching her kids, by example, to do the same. Not bad, if you’re devoid of pride and self-reliance.
Its 10 years since the iPod was unveiled, but has the MP3 player turned us all into headphone-wearing, anti-social people?It sounds like a dystopian vision. Half of humankind wired up to a parallel universe that leaves them oblivious to their surroundings and fellow man.Those used to travelling on public transport will recognise the scene – a carriage full of commuters sprouting white wires that plug into the ear with little white buds. In the car, children listen to their own music on headphones.Once upon a time footballers travelling to away games would bond over a game… Continue reading