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May 6, 2014, La Paz, Bolivia.
via miteleferico / photo by mellowtrouble

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May 6, 2014, La Paz, Bolivia.

via miteleferico / photo by mellowtrouble

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January 11, 2014, outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, relatives of Yemeni prisoners still held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba demanded their release on the 12th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at Guantanamo. (Photo by Mohamed al-Sayaghi / Reuters)
See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6nkRveN_tI

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January 11, 2014, outside the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, relatives of Yemeni prisoners still held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba demanded their release on the 12th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at Guantanamo. (Photo by Mohamed al-Sayaghi / Reuters)

See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6nkRveN_tI

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April 7, 2014, near the U.S. embassy in Manila, Philippines, in anticipation of the late April visit of U.S. President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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April 7, 2014, near the U.S. embassy in Manila, Philippines, in anticipation of the late April visit of U.S. President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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March 24, 2014, outside the Armed Forces of the Philippines General Headquarters in Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines, during the 7th round of talks between the Philippines and the United States on “Enhanced Defense Cooperation.” (Photo by Bullit Marquez / AP)

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March 24, 2014, outside the Armed Forces of the Philippines General Headquarters in Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines, during the 7th round of talks between the Philippines and the United States on “Enhanced Defense Cooperation.” (Photo by Bullit Marquez / AP)

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February 9, 2014, Kolkata, India, Left Front rally ahead of 2014 general election. Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters.

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February 9, 2014, Kolkata, India, Left Front rally ahead of 2014 general election. Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri / Reuters.

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April 28, 2014, Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Alecs Ongcal / AP)

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April 28, 2014, Manila, Philippines. (Photo by Alecs Ongcal / AP)

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March 28, 2014, in Ideal, South Dakota, “Crews from the Shield the People Project, and the Ideal, Ihanktowan, and Rosebud tribal communities have erected tipis … to prevent the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from passing through …”
- Shield the People press release via Gary Dorr, h/t Censored News (photo by Paula Antoine via Censored News)  
See also: 1, 2.

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March 28, 2014, in Ideal, South Dakota, “Crews from the Shield the People Project, and the Ideal, Ihanktowan, and Rosebud tribal communities have erected tipis … to prevent the proposed Keystone XL pipeline from passing through …”

- Shield the People press release via Gary Dorr, h/t Censored News (photo by Paula Antoine via Censored News)  

See also: 1, 2.

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April 27, 2014, inside the auditorium during US President Barack Obama’s speech at the Young South Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall meeting, at the University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, young Asian people protested against US support for the repressive coup government in Egypt and against the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership). (Photo by Barbara Walton / EFE / EPA)
See also: link.

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April 27, 2014, inside the auditorium during US President Barack Obama’s speech at the Young South Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall meeting, at the University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, young Asian people protested against US support for the repressive coup government in Egypt and against the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership). (Photo by Barbara Walton / EFE / EPA)

See also: link.

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Yingluck Shinawatra, January 28, 2014, Krung Thep, Thailand. (Photo by Damir Sagolj / Reuters)

In the February 2014 election, 44.7 million people were eligible to vote. On the day, 20.4 million cast their vote. Kasian Tejapira who is a lecturer at Thammasat University has estimated that there were about 12 million people who could not vote because Sutep’s mob were blocking polling stations and using violence to disrupt the election. It means that there were approximately 32 million in total who wanted to vote. This compares to 35 million people who voted in 2011.It is absolutely clear that majority of Thai people disagree with Sutep’s demands to scrap the elections. Yet Sutep and the Democrats continue to lie that the majority are against the elections.
Numnual  Yapparat, February 7, 2014, “Should 5% hold the country to ransom?”

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Yingluck Shinawatra, January 28, 2014, Krung Thep, Thailand. (Photo by Damir Sagolj / Reuters)

In the February 2014 election, 44.7 million people were eligible to vote. On the day, 20.4 million cast their vote. Kasian Tejapira who is a lecturer at Thammasat University has estimated that there were about 12 million people who could not vote because Sutep’s mob were blocking polling stations and using violence to disrupt the election. It means that there were approximately 32 million in total who wanted to vote. This compares to 35 million people who voted in 2011.

It is absolutely clear that majority of Thai people disagree with Sutep’s demands to scrap the elections. Yet Sutep and the Democrats continue to lie that the majority are against the elections.

Numnual  Yapparat, February 7, 2014, “Should 5% hold the country to ransom?

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February 12th, 2014, in Naha, Okinawa, Japan, a vehicle believed to carry U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy drove past people protesting against U.S. military bases. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
Maps: 1, 2.
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February 9, 2014:
The Associated Press obtained more than 1,000 summaries of sex-crime cases involving U.S. military personnel stationed in Japan, following Freedom of Information Act requests filed with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and NCIS.More than 600 of the documents come from the NCIS, which investigates Navy and Marine Corps cases. They cover allegations of sex crimes filed between mid-2005 and early 2013. More than 400 additional documents came from the Air Force, (covering cases from 2005 to 2010), the Army (2006-12), the Marines (2009-12) and the Navy (2011-2013).
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[The percentage] of sexual assault cases taken to courts martial has grown steadily – from 42% in 2009 to 68% in 2012, according to DOD figures. In 2012, of the 238 service members convicted, 74% served time.That trend is not reflected in the Japan cases. Out of 473 sexual assault allegations within navy and marine corps units, just 116, or 24%, ended up in courts martial. 
“Sexual assaults by US military in Japan unlikely to end in prison" February 9, 2014, Associated Press in Tokyo via The Guardian

See also: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

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February 12th, 2014, in Naha, Okinawa, Japan, a vehicle believed to carry U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy drove past people protesting against U.S. military bases. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Maps: 1, 2.

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February 9, 2014:

The Associated Press obtained more than 1,000 summaries of sex-crime cases involving U.S. military personnel stationed in Japan, following Freedom of Information Act requests filed with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and NCIS.

More than 600 of the documents come from the NCIS, which investigates Navy and Marine Corps cases. They cover allegations of sex crimes filed between mid-2005 and early 2013. More than 400 additional documents came from the Air Force, (covering cases from 2005 to 2010), the Army (2006-12), the Marines (2009-12) and the Navy (2011-2013).

LINK and VIDEO (or Google)

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[The percentage] of sexual assault cases taken to courts martial has grown steadily – from 42% in 2009 to 68% in 2012, according to DOD figures. In 2012, of the 238 service members convicted, 74% served time.

That trend is not reflected in the Japan cases. Out of 473 sexual assault allegations within navy and marine corps units, just 116, or 24%, ended up in courts martial. 

Sexual assaults by US military in Japan unlikely to end in prison" February 9, 2014, Associated Press in Tokyo via The Guardian

See also: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

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“I will assure our partners that we’re not going anywhere.”
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah of Bahrain are served tea during a meeting at the Safriya Palace in Zallaq, Bahrain, on December 6th, 2013.  (Photo by Mark Wilson / Reuters)

The most concrete proposal Hagel outlined is the Pentagon’s plan to allow military sales to the Gulf Cooperation Council…Associated Press, December 6th, 2013

See also: http://indians-vs-cowboys.tumblr.com/post/6393883520/bahrains-crown-prince-salman-bin-hamad

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I will assure our partners that we’re not going anywhere.”

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah of Bahrain are served tea during a meeting at the Safriya Palace in Zallaq, Bahrain, on December 6th, 2013.  (Photo by Mark Wilson / Reuters)

The most concrete proposal Hagel outlined is the Pentagon’s plan to allow military sales to the Gulf Cooperation Council…
Associated Press, December 6th, 2013

See also: http://indians-vs-cowboys.tumblr.com/post/6393883520/bahrains-crown-prince-salman-bin-hamad

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"Stop South Korea-US war exercise"
January 17, 2014, Seoul, South Korea, people protested against annual U.S.-led military exercises. (Photo AFP / via SCMP)

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"Stop South Korea-US war exercise"

January 17, 2014, Seoul, South Korea, people protested against annual U.S.-led military exercises. (Photo AFP / via SCMP)

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March 3, 2014, near the U.S. embassy in Manila, Philippines, people protested against the forthcoming visit of U.S. President Barack Obama and against the VFA. (Photo by Aaron Favila / AP)

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March 3, 2014, near the U.S. embassy in Manila, Philippines, people protested against the forthcoming visit of U.S. President Barack Obama and against the VFA. (Photo by Aaron Favila / AP)

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February 14, 2014, in or near Ain Shams square in east Cairo, Egypt, half a year after the R4BIA Massacre, “the most serious incident of mass unlawful killings in modern Egyptian history,” people showed their support for the slain activists and continued to demand democracy. Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters.

See also: 1, 2.
For information about the U.S. role in the military coup that ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president, see here and here.

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February 14, 2014, in or near Ain Shams square in east Cairo, Egypt, half a year after the R4BIA Massacre, “the most serious incident of mass unlawful killings in modern Egyptian history,” people showed their support for the slain activists and continued to demand democracy. Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters.

See also: 1, 2.

For information about the U.S. role in the military coup that ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president, see here and here.

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