Tag Archive: Response

Occupy protesters clash with police in Denver and Portland

Violent clashes between Occupy protesters and police broke out in Denver, Colorado, and Portland, Oregon, over the weekend. Police arrested 20 people and fired pepper spray and pepper balls as they moved to tear down tents set up by Occupy… (READ MORE)

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Earthquake Adds Even More Pressure to Relations Between Turks, Kurds

Sunday’s powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast has put the spotlight on relations between Turks and Kurds. Tragedy and grief The quake happened a few days after the killing of 24 Turkish soldiers by the Kurdish rebel… (READ MORE)

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Oakland police fire teargas at Occupy Wall Street protesters

Hundreds of police swept into Oakland’s Occupy Wall Street protest, launching teargas and beanbag rounds before clearing out an encampment of demonstrators. At least 85 people were arrested when police broke up the camp, sparking fury among activists who have… (READ MORE)

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Panetta Praises China for Response to Taiwan Arms Sale

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has praised China for its muted reaction to the latest U.S. arms sale to Taiwan. Last month the Obama administration announced it is providing Taiwan with a multi-billion dollar arms package that includes upgrades to… (READ MORE)

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The ‘Common Man’ Response to 9/11 Shows American Exceptionalism

Before we completely turn the page on 9/11 and return to daily life in America, it is appropriate to reflect a bit on the ways that terrible event changed us all. For those of us in Washington on that day… (READ MORE)

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