The Biggest Events of 2011

January
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Social unrest breaks out into protests in Tunisia. This eventually breaks out into the North Africa and Middle East Arab Spring.

Floods strike Queensland, Australia leaving 35 dead

In Egypt tanks surrounded Tahir Square to try and stop protests that 4 days later forced Hosani Mubarak to step down as president.

Right wing extremist Jared Lee Loughner opened fire on a crowd in Tucson, Az killing 6, injuring 19 including U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.

February
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The Arab Spring spreads to Yeman and Bahrain. Saudi troops eventually invade Bahrain and put down protests.

NATO forces began arming and organizing so-called rebels in a bid to over thrown Libyan leader Mummar Gaddafi to prevent oil from being traded without the US dollar.

An earthquake struck a place in New Zealand called Christchurch that killed 181 people. Jesus was nowhere to be found.

March
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The citizens of China called for a Jasmine revolution to sweep the country. The government in response introduced new censorship measures.

A 9.0 earthquake strikes Japan killing 20,000 and nearly causes a nuclear plant to have a melt down.

NATO creates a no-fly zone over over Libya as the NATO backed rebels proved to little to fight government forces.

April
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In a 4 day period 200 tornados hit 6 southern United States killing 346 people.

2 billion losers watched Prince William marry Catherine Middleton.

May

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, director of the IMF, was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a hotel chambermaid.

Osama bin Laden is capture in Pakistan and summarily executed without trial.

The Canadian federal election ended with a Conservative majority, which was also voted the biggest news story in Canada for 2011.

June
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Tens of thousands of activists and unionists in Greece protest Prime Minister George Papandreou’s 5 year austerity deal.

Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner resigned after sending a sexually suggestive photograph of himself to a woman via his public Twitter account.

MaoistRebelNews makes YouTube partnership, setting off an unending stream of jealous haters.

It was also June when LA SlutWalk leader Hugo Schwyzer publiclly threatened me.

July
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A famine is declared in the free market paradise of Somalia that placed 13 million people in hunger and killing at least 30,000 children.

Right wing extremist Anders Brevik went on a killing spree in Norway killing 69 people, mostly children to protest Muslim immigrants.

Casey Anthony was acquitted of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World becomes caught in in the phone hacking scandal.

August
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On August 5, Standard and Poor said it was downgrading its rating of the U.S. government’s long-term federal debt.

Fatal shooting of a financially disadvantaged young man lead to riots in the poor London district of Tottenham. It caused 2,800 arrests and five deaths.

U.S. Congress works out a deal at the last minute to avoid a national default.

NATO backed forces capture the Libyan city of Tripoli.

September
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Occupy Wall Street protests begin against the 1% wealthy elite of the nation. Completely ignored by the media for the first 2 weeks.

On September 20, the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy ended.

The tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is commemorated in New York City.

The president of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas makes an an official claim for statehood at the UN.

October
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October 5, cult leader Steve Jobs died at the age of 56, and Foxconn workers in China were forced to hold a memorial for him.

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was captured by NATO backed forces and savagely murdered on camera for the world to see.

President Obama announced that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Iraq leading to the war being declared over. Again.

The UN announces that the world’s population has hit 7 billion.

The Occupy movement becomes a world wide movement.

November
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The Arab league temporarily kicks out Syria in the wake of social unrest and brutal repression.

Controversial Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi resigns.

December
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Russian president Vladimir Putin is suspected of rigging the federal election after the results were contested.

The Wukan Village Uprising in China sparks new social unrest and a need for land reform.

Police framing victim Mumia Abu Jamal is taken off death row after being arrested 30 years ago.

On the 7th of December North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies of a heart attack at the age of 69.