Posts Tagged ‘activists’

Because ‘Another World Is Possible,’ Tens Of Thousands Of Activists Stage Climate Mobilizations In Germany

Because ‘Another World Is Possible,’ Tens Of Thousands Of Activists Stage Climate Mobilizations In Germany Above Photo: Georg Kurz via Ende Gelände/flickr/cc With anti-coal Ende Gelände action in one city and Fridays for Future rally in another, activists demand urgent climate action. Chanting “we are unstoppable, another world is possible,” thousands of activists in Germany set off […]

Legal Victory Strengthens LGBT Activists As Threat From Bolsonaro Looms

Legal Victory Strengthens LGBT Activists As Threat From Bolsonaro Looms Above Photo: A group of demonstrators gathered on December 29, 2018, in São Paulo, Brazil, to protest “LGBTphobia” and honor 30-year-old hairdresser Plínio Henrique de Almeida Lima, who was murdered on December 21, 2018.CRIS FAGA / NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES On Thursday, June 13, after […]

Anti-Palestinian activists guilty of harassment

Asa Winstanley Activism and BDS Beat 19 June 2019 Jonathan Hoffman and Damon Lenszner harassing boycott activists. (InMinds) Two infamous anti-Palestinian activists in London pleaded guilty to charges of harassment and threatening behavior on Wednesday. Jonathan Hoffman, a former leader in the Zionist Federation, and Damon Lenszner changed their earlier not-guilty pleas in exchange for […]

Activists Demand That Democrats Hold Debate On Climate Change

Activists Demand That Democrats Hold Debate On Climate Change By Ryan Schleeter, Greenpeace.org June 14, 2019 Above Photo: Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. of the Hip Hop Caucus in front of the DNC on June 12. DNC chair Tom Perez said the party will not host an official primary debate on the climate crisis, and will […]

Packing A Projector: U.S. Activists Stage Light Invasion

Packing A Projector: U.S. Activists Stage Light Invasion Above Photo: From News.trust.org As the trend has taken off, so has a debate over whether light projection constitutes a new form of property trespass WASHINGTON, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The plan of action was nothing new; its outcome was. Soon after sundown, the activists made […]

Greenpeace Activists Halt BP’s North Sea Oil Rig

Greenpeace Activists Halt BP’s North Sea Oil Rig Above Photo: From News.trust.org The activists demanded that BP immediately end drilling new wells and invest only in renewable energy or shut its operations and return cash to investors (Adds new Greenpeace statement, details) June 9 (Reuters) – Greenpeace activists said on Sunday they halted the progress of […]

Video: Canada activists disrupt top supporter of Israeli war crimes

Ali Abunimah Activism and BDS Beat 5 June 2019 Former Canadian justice minister Irwin Cotler was on stage as one of several “inspiring thought leaders” talking about “pressing human rights issues” at Montreal’s Concordia University on Monday. But one issue the chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights was in no hurry to […]

Israel launches global initiative to protect its image from BDS activists

Hasbara / Media war Israel launches massive recruitment drive for social media warriors MEMO 23 May — Israel has embarked on a massive recruitment drive to support the country’s online propaganda campaign one day after its companies were exposed for spreading disinformation and meddling in the elections of several African, Asian and Latin American countries. […]

The Activists Who Defended The Venezuelan Embassy, ​​Won

The Activists Who Defended The Venezuelan Embassy, ​​Won Above Photo: The activists resisted the siege for more than a month (Photo: EFE) When Reverend Jesse Jackson, icon of the civil rights struggle in the States, delivered food to four activists at the Venezuelan embassy this Wednesday, a cold must have flowed through the back of Secretary of […]

Activists guarding Venezuelan embassy offered State Department a peaceful resolution to standoff but US chose to ignore international law

To: U.S. State Department, Venezuelan Foreign Ministry From: Embassy Protection Collective Re: Exiting the Venezuelan Embassy Date: May 13, 2019 This is the 34th day of our living in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC. We are prepared to stay another 34 days, or however long is needed to resolve the embassy dispute in a […]

Activists call for mass boycott of Airbnb on May 15

Occupied West Bank (QNN)- After home rental company Airbnb reversed its decision to delist illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian campaign is calling on people worldwide to deactivate their Airbnb accounts on Wednesday, May 15. The global coalition behind the #deactivateAirbnb campaign asks people around the world to deactivate their Airbnb […]

TO DHS: Stop Unconstitutional Surveillance of Journalists, Activists….

U.S. SENATE News: Senators demand answers from Acting Secretary McAleenan about CBP’s program to target and monitor individuals reporting on or providing assistance to migrants at the border WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) wrote to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin […]

Paris tourist trap drowned in fake blood by environmental activists

Members of the Extinction Rebellion campaign group spilled around 300 liters of fake blood on the steps opposite the Eiffel Tower and rolled around in the liquid. A number of protesters held banners up as the group observed a few minutes silence. They then began to clean the steps of the blood-like liquid, which was […]

Queer activists spoof YMCA in Graham Norton appeal to boycott Eurovision

Editor’s Note: The following is a statement  from London Palestine Action. Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. Queer activists today released a spoof version of YMCA to urge Graham Norton to boycott Eurovision, because of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. Norton is due to […]

‘Why do we fuel the war?’ French peace activists manage to stop arms shipment to Saudis – report

The Bahri-Yanbu, a cargo ship that was meant to deliver the latest shipment of French weapons to the Gulf kingdom arrived in the port Le Havre on Thursday. Protesters gathered there to denounce their government’s refusal to stop arms trade with Saudi Arabia after reports revealed that French weapons have been used by Riyadh in […]

‘Trump Radicalized Me’: US Activists Defend Venezuelan Embassy To Halt Takeover

The collective was formed in early April by activists from such anti-war organizations as Code Pink, Popular Resistance and Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) Coalition. However, as early as March 21, Sputnik reported that they were taking actions to prevent the facility’s takeover by Venezuelan opposition forces. Since January 23, opposition leader Juan Guaido has claimed to be Venezuela’s interim president, an office […]

Activists Stay In Venezuelan Embassy 24/7 To Protect It

Activists Stay In Venezuelan Embassy 24/7 To Protect It On March 18, opposition leader Juan Guaido’s people took over the Venezuelan consulate in New York  City and the military attaché office in Washington, DC. They announced they will take over the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC next. Activists, with permission of the legitimate Venezuelan government, […]

The Activists Quietly Struggling to Protect Venezuela’s DC Embassy from a US-backed Coup

An extraordinary chapter in the ongoing saga of Venezuela has been taking place, virtually unnoticed, at the Venezuela Embassy that lies in the heart of swanky Georgetown in Washington DC. A group of us, all activists opposed to the prospect of the Venezuelan opposition taking over the Embassy, have been living inside the building for […]

Activists Protect DC Venezuelan Embassy From US-Supported Coup

The Trump-orchestrated plan of creating a parallel government in Venezuela and then simply taking over diplomatic premises is totally illegal An extraordinary chapter in the ongoing saga of Venezuela has been taking place, virtually unnoticed, at the Venezuela Embassy that lies in the heart of swanky Georgetown in Washington DC. A group initiated by CODEPINK […]

Pentagon Claims 1,100 High Schools Bar Recruiters; Peace Activists Offer $1,000 Award If Any Such School Can Be Found

Pentagon Claims 1,100 High Schools Bar Recruiters; Peace Activists Offer $1,000 Award If Any Such School Can Be Found Above Photo: From Davidswanson.org UPDATE: Timothy Paul Jerzyk has added another $1,000 to the award, making a total of $2,000. According to statements in February by the Secretary of the Army, various U.S. high schools are barring military […]

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