Posts Tagged ‘activists’

BDS activists hurl insults at delegation of settlers and Palestinians in Madrid

Anti-Israel activists protested Wednesday at a Madrid conference on coexistence attended by a delegation of Israeli settlers and Palestinians. The activists, members of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS), were forced to leave the premises of the conference for disruptive behavior, according to Hebrew media reports. They then waited for the delegation members outside, […]

Since Feeding the Homeless Is Illegal, Activists Carry AR-15s to Give Out Food, Supplies

By Matt Agorist Dallas, TX — Feeding and clothing the homeless in the land of the free has now become a revolutionary act. Luckily, however, there are still good people willing to carry that act out. In December 2014, the Dallas city council enacted Ordinance No. 29595, which makes it illegal to serve food to […]

Did Palestine divide ‘the Movement’?: How activists in the 60s and 70s grappled with the question of Palestine

THE MOVEMENT AND THE MIDDLE EAST How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Divided the American Left by Michael R. Fischbach 312 pp. Stanford University Press $26 Michael Fischbach is a smart, committed historian who earlier made his name by publishing meticulous (and very important) studies of the U.N.’s own records of land ownership records in pre-1948 Palestine, […]

Meet The Activists Risking Prison To Film VR In Factory Farms

Over the next few years, Hsiung started down the path of a career in behavioral economics and law; at one point he ­cowrote a paper with his mentor, the nationally influential law professor Cass Sunstein, on how climate change would impact animal populations. He was fascinated by Sunstein’s theories of social change—how surfacing implicit preferences […]

Likud activists said sharing names of prosecutors on WhatsApp

Activists from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party are reportedly sharing on social media the names of officials in the State Prosecutor’s Office as part of efforts to deligitimize the legal establishment and discredit graft charges against the premier. Top Likud activists were also being asked on social media pages and WhatsApp messaging groups identified […]

NOW: Digital rights activists are using facial recognition software to scan thousands of faces in Washington, DC, “searching” for members of Congress, lobbyists, and the press

“This should probably be illegal,” Fight for the Future action will show why face surveillance should be banned Digital rights group Fight for the Future is currently conducting live facial recognition surveillance in Washington, DC, using Amazon’s commercially available Rekognition software to scan thousands of people’s faces and cross-check them with a database to […]

Activists occupy Rep. Schakowsky office demanding human rights for Palestinian children

On November 15, activists occupied the office of Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL 9th District) and called on her to support a congressional bill that promotes human rights for children in Palestine. Jan Schakowsky has done some important progressive work over the years, but she is refusing to support this crucial legislation to protect Palestinian children. […]

Seven Activists Arrested Mourning Children Killed By Drones

Seven Activists Arrested Mourning Children Killed By Drones Above Photo: planephotoman/Flickr Seven peace activists walked onto the base at Volk Field today, wearing black veils, carrying limp dolls and posters of children killed by drones, and reading a statement. They were arrested by Juneau County officers, handcuffed and taken to the station in Mauston, where they […]

‘They should be out there playing in the fields’: Animal rights activists abuse blind man for having guide dog

   Animal rights activists have attacked a blind man for having a guide dog, saying the animal did not give its “consent” and that it should be “out there playing in the fields” instead of working. Scottish man Jonathan Attenborough was born without sight in his right eye and lost sight in his left eye […]

More Democrats are talking about conditioning aid to Israel, but activists want to see some action in the Senate

The unofficial theme of last week’s J Street conference was conditioning military aid to Israel. The group’s president Jeremy Ben-Ami kicked off the festivities by declaring, “Our aid is not intended to be a blank check” and that set the tone going forward. The Democratic candidates who attended the liberal, pro-Israel nonprofit’s annual event were […]

‘Pegasus’ spyware attack: Indian journalists & activists targeted on WhatsApp, lawsuit claims

The Indian journalists and activists are among some 1,400 people worldwide believed to have been targeted in cyberattacks in April and May, as stated in a lawsuit filed by WhatsApp against Israeli surveillance software company NSO Group in US federal court in San Francisco on Wednesday.  Hackers exploited a major vulnerability in the messaging application […]

The Bahrain Gov’t Is Attacking Female Activists – And Trump’s Policies are Emboldening Them

By Lucilla Berwick and Bridget Quitter, Ms. Magazine  In 2017, Bahraini human rights defender Ebtisam al-Saegh found herself sitting in a dark room before a pair of chain smoking officers from Bahrain’s National Security Agency. “No one is going to hear you in this place,” sneered one of the men, who introduced himself as ‘the […]

Former UK Labour MP says activists accused her of dual loyalty to Israel

A veteran UK Labour Party Jewish lawmaker who quit the party last week said she had been sidelined by new far-left party activists who refused to use her name in publications and accused her of dual loyalty to Israel. Liverpool Riverside MP Louise Ellman, 73, who left the party she had been a member of […]

Activists declare victory in #RaptorsDontGo campaign

The Canadian BDS Coalition issued a statement on October 22, 2019, declaring victory in the campaign to stop the NBA 2019 champions, the Toronto Raptors, from going as a team on a “promised trip” to Israel. The Coalition noted that the new 2019-20 National Basketball Association NBA season has officially started, and “no reported public […]

‘We Must Grow This Movement’: Youth Climate Activists Ramp Up the Pressure

‘We Must Grow This Movement’: Youth Climate Activists Ramp Up the Pressure Above Photo: Hundreds of young climate activists and their supporters staged a climate strike outside of Chevron headquarters in San Ramon, California, in September calling for the oil company to abandon fossil fuels by 2025. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images From school strikes to […]

Climate Change Activists Target BlackRock Headquarters In London As Hundreds Occupy Financial District

New reports are emerging Monday morning that climate change activists are targeting BlackRock Investment Management offices in London.  CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISTS TARGET BLACKROCK BLK.N OFFICES IN LONDON – REUTERS REPORTER  The report, shared by a Reuters field journalist, says activists are “gluing themselves to the front of the building and blocking the entrances.”  Twitter account Matthew […]

Massachusetts activists defeated an unconstitutional anti-BDS bill last year. It’s back anyway.

In early 2018, activists in Massachusetts successfully fended off proposed legislation that targeted the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement. However, the same bill has now been resurrected and it will have to be fought all over again. Bill H.1685 (or the Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts) was filed in 2017 by State Representatives […]

Climate activists block Tel Aviv Stock Exchange to protest gov’t inaction

Activists from Extinction Rebellion glue themselves to the doors of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange to protest Israeli corporations profiting from global warming. Members of the ‘Red Brigade’ demonstrate outside the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, demanding Israeli corporations cease profiting off of the climate crisis, October 7, 2019. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org) Dozens of Israeli climate activists blocked […]

Climate activists, Yellow Vests join forces at Paris mall protest

Activists from climate protection group Extinction Rebellion have joined “yellow vest” protesters to protest climate inaction and capitalism inside a Paris mall. Dozens of demonstrators, many of them masked, blocked the doors to the city’s Italie 2 mall and hung banners on the establishment’s glass windows. Yellow Vests, who have been marching in the […]

Oakland Activists Pushing Efforts To Block Federal Militarization Of Local Police

Oakland Activists Pushing Efforts To Block Federal Militarization Of Local Police Above Photo: From Blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com OAKLAND, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2019) – Activists in Oakland have ramped up efforts to take a first step toward limiting the impact of federal programs that militarize local police. American Friends Service Committee (AFCS) will host a community town hall on […]

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