24 posts tagged Freedom
Foreign activists and Palestinians dressed as clowns demonstrate in front of Israeli soldiers during a protest against Israel’s controversial separation barrier in the West Bank village of Maasarah near Bethlehem on July 13, 2012. AFP PHOTO/MUSA AL-SHAER and Ahmad Mezher .
Holidaymakers have been warned to watch their words after two friends were refused entry to the US on security grounds after a tweet.
Post-9/11 USA is highly cautious of any perceived threat, Abta said
Before his trip, Leigh Van Bryan wrote that he was going to “destroy America”.
He insisted he was referring to simply having a good time - but was sent home.
Trade association Abta told the BBC that the case highlighted that holidaymakers should never do anything to raise “concern or suspicion in any way”.
The US Department for Homeland Security picked up Mr Bryan’s messages ahead of his holiday in Los Angeles.
The 26-year-old bar manager wrote a message to a friend on the micro-blogging service, saying: “Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America.”
The Irish national told the Sun newspaper that he and his friend Emily Bunting were apprehended on arrival at Los Angeles International Airport before being sent home.
“The Homeland Security agents were treating me like some kind of terrorist,” Mr Bryan said.
“I kept saying they had got the wrong meaning from my tweet.” …
In another tweet, Mr Bryan made reference to comedy show Family Guy saying that he would be in LA in three weeks, annoying people “and diggin’ Marilyn Monroe up”.
Mr Bryan told the newspaper that he was questioned for five hours about his Twitter messages …
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LMAO you must watch this. Syria sings for freedom ;)
I can’t believe I haven’t seen this before. Absolutely epic. Sending love and prayers to Syrians who are fighting for their freedom. Yalla il7ar ya Bashar!
Get out Bashar. Syria wants freedom.
OCCUPY THE PLANET!!!
My brothers and sisters! If there is any part of you that feels corruption and suffering is what runs the world then please watch this video and reblog! Then unite with us who seek freedom! Even if you can’t participate in the fight yet, at least let the people know what’s going on since the mainstream media and associated press will not. Look at the links below and join your city’s occupation movement and take back your freedom! And remember to keep it peaceful. Viva la rEVOLution!
The Chicago Tribune reports that LaShanda Smith filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of her son, who she claims was one of several 6 and-7-year olds excessively punished by a security guard at Carver Primary School on the South Side.
The school allegedly authorized on-campus security to discipline disruptive first graders, Fox Chicago reports. The children who were considered disruptive were then allegedly handcuffed for an hour and sent to an office, where they were told “they were going to prison and would never see their parents again,” attorney Michael Carin told the Tribune.