June 1st, 2013

hedgehog, prickle pig, reginald

Far-Right Extremists Chased Through London by Women Dressed as Badgers

A rally by extremists from the British National Party and the English Defence League was dwarfed by opposition campaigners staging rival protests in London on Saturday 1 June.

Shortly after lunch, a die-hard core of around 50 BNP and EDL supporters was confronted outside parliament by hundreds of activists from anti-extremist groups including Unite Against Fascsim (sic) and Hope Not Hate.

But in the event, both groups were upstaged by agitators of a different stripe. Decked out from head to toe in black and white, the group that won the day were campaigning for neither for race war nor ethnic equality, but an end to the government's cull on badgers.

And it was the pro-badger campaigners who appeared to steal a march on the political activists.

Young women dressed in fake fur were seen chasing doughty nationalist supporters down London's Whitehall as a large number of security forces in iridescent jackets looked on from police lines.

Led by Queen guitarist Brian May, protesters in fancy dress demanded an end to the government's cull of badgers, brought in to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis.

They chanted: "Smash the cull! Smash the BNP!"

BNP candidate Clifford Le May was left with a bloody nose after being caught up in a rival enclave of human rights activists.

The BNP's leader, Nick Griffin, had earlier backed down on his threat to defy a police ban and march on Woolwich after the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby. Rigby's family had issued a statement appealing for calm.

Police invoked powers under the public order act to force demonstrators to move back from Old Palace Yard, demanding activists from all sides return to their pre-arranged areas.

Two anti-extremist campaigners were arrested near the Cenotaph after attempting to block the path of the BNP and EDL, who had been granted permission to march by the police.

"It's a shame we can't just cull the EDL and let the badgers march. Who wouldn't want to see marching badgers!" said protester Ian Power on Twitter.

OP: Political activism AND cosplay. two great tastes...

Also, completely offtopic, what's up with the "Another slow day at afa_mom's house" tag?


SOURCE:http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/473597/20130601/bnp-edl-hate-fascist-badgers.htm (Pics at source)
balthier

Haters Gonna Hate, As Shown On A Map

WARNING: offensive terms, including racial slurs (edited here, but watch out if you go to the source)

Geography professor Monica Stephens has spent a lot of time putting haters on the map. Over at Humboldt State University in California where she is a professor, Stephens and a team of undergraduate students spent a year sorting through racial slurs on Twitter by location. And then she mapped them.

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That meant searching for words like "n*****r" and "f*g" and "h*nkey." Stephens had a team of undergraduate students who sifted through 150,000 negative tweets.

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Map at SOURCE

I would dearly love to see the breakdown of stats, and also the analysis of the reasons why the tweets are so concentrated in specific areas. Also, lol the poor white men, they are just so oppressed