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Calling itself Topple the Tyrants, a U.K. group has taken control of Muammar Gaddafi progeny Saif Al Islam Gaddafi's multimillion-pound mansion in Hampstead, London, a tony Inner London suburb. The activists now occupy the property and have taken to the 17-room home's roof with a Libyan rebel flag and several anti-Gaddafi banners. They also have a spokesperson who's talking to reporters: "We didn't trust the British government to properly seize the Gaddafi regime's corrupt assets, so we took matters into our own hands."

Saying it "stands in solidarity with the Libyan people," Topple the Tyrants alleges the British government and British corporations are untrustworthy when it comes to reprimanding Gaddafi's brutal regime.

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Protesters Are Awesome: Demonstrators Rightfully Mock Bill O'Reilly's "Palm Trees" Debacle

A group of Wisconsin protesters hilariously mocks Bill O'Reilly after he tried to lie to his viewers.


For those who don't know, Bill O'Reilly and Fox News ostensibly intentionally deceived viewers on March 1, showing footage from a violent union protest in Sacramento, California, while discussing the other union protests currently taking place in Madison, Wisconsin. Anyone with a sharp eye could tell that O'Reilly's footage, which had giant palm trees in the background, was probably not shot in icy Wisconsin, which the host and a guest were discussing while the footage aired.

Unlike my colleague Andrew, I'm not very sold on the idea that O'Reilly is not an insidious liar, as he's outright fabricated entire publications in the past. But I'm willing to admit that this error is not as malicious as his past wrongs.

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Protesters Are Awesome: This Inspiring Protester Teaches Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's Son

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker faced 20,000 protesters today, one of which was his son's teacher.


Protests continued today in Wisconsin, where Governor Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers are attempting to revoke union members' collective bargaining rights. Democrats have fled the state in order to avoid voting on the measure, and Republicans have sent state troopers after them in response.

One of the estimated 20,000 gathered at the capitol today was this woman, a high school teacher who claims to have one of Walker's sons in her class.

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Protesters Are Awesome: Watch Egyptian Volunteers Clean the Streets

As one of the protesters in this video puts it, "We are here cleaning our country Egypt, which is our property and not anyone else's."

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Adding to our growing catalog of totally admirable acts amid the chaos of the Eygptian uprising (see Cord's posts here, here, and here), here's a moving video of protesters setting out to clean Tahrir Square during the massive demonstrations.

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Protesters Are Awesome: Volunteer Force Is Taking Over Egypt's Municipal Jobs

A new Egyptian volunteer force is taking to the streets to restore some order in the midst of growing chaos.


Not only have Egyptians teamed up to protect their museums and libraries in the country's time of great need, civic-minded citizens of all ages are now even taking up municipal duties, which have fallen by the wayside while the government undergoes massive changes.

Led by Majd Mardini, a 37-year-old small-business owner with an affinity for Che Guevara, the Popular Committee for the Protection of Properties and Organization of Traffic began in Alexandria when Mardini noticed an ambulance was having trouble navigating a crowd of protesters. He took it upon himself to clear the foot traffic so the ambulance could get its injured occupants to a hospital more quickly, and the PCPPOT was born.

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