Spain Arrests Two Terror Suspects Days Before Madrid Marathon

Patricia Laya Bloomberg 4/23/2013

Spanish police arrested two men they said may have ties to an al-Qaeda terrorist group in North Africa after one of them allegedly praised the recent Boston Marathon bombings.

The suspects, who were detained five days before the Madrid marathon event, are not believed to have possessed explosives or planned attacks […]

Wall Street, September 17: “Beginning of the Global Revolution…?”

Trevor Loudon New Zeal 8/30/2011

The “Anonymous” anarchists are joining the planned occupation of Wall Street, beginning September 17.

It says, “flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months … Once there, we shall incessantly repeat one simple demand in a plurality of voices.”


Million Brave Searing Temperatures for Pope Vigil

Associated Press via 8/20/2011

MADRID — An estimated million young pilgrims braved searing temperatures Saturday to take part in a prayer vigil with Pope Benedict XVI, massing at a dusty airport field as the Catholic Church’s youth festival neared its climax.

Firefighters atop fire trucks sprayed the crowds with water from hoses, and pilgrims […]

The Pope draws 1.5 million young people to Madrid – but that’s not news?

The media focus on the anti-pope protests, but ignore World Youth Day, perhaps because its attendees aren’t cool

Andrew Brown The Guardian 18 August 2011

If I were a Catholic, I would be feeling rather pissed off with the BBC. The news bulletin in this morning’s Today programme carried an report of the Pope’s […]