Posts Tagged ‘activists’

Activists In Mississippi Challenge Constitutionality Of Anti-Strike Law

Above photo: Bus drivers in Greenville Public School District went on strike to protest reduced hours, low pay and ‘poor treatment’ by the district. Eric J. Shelton/Mississippi Today. Greenville School Bus Drivers May Have Kicked The Door Wide Open. A political time bomb is ticking in Greenville, and the explosion could transform the state’s public […]

Palestine activists reflect on the Biden administration’s first 100 days

Joe Biden has now been President for 100 days. We know the moment is largely an arbitrary Beltway obsession, but we’re also confident that Palestine will barely be covered in the mainstream assessments. In that spirit I reached out to some activists, authors, and organizations to get their thoughts on the administration so far. Sumaya […]

Antisemitism rises among Hispanic Miami’s right wing, activists warn

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 2

Iranian Women’s Rights Activists Condemn Iran’s Election to UN Women’s Rights Commission

Iranian women watch the practice session of Iran’s national soccer team from behind the railings as they banned from entering the stadium at Azadi (freedom) sport complex in Tehran, Iran May 21, 2006. Photo: REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl. Iranian women’s rights activists condemned the election of Iran on Tuesday to the United Nations Commission on the Status […]

Israel detains Jerusalem activists ahead of Palestinian elections

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 1

Hundreds of activists send Building 7 film to congressional reps

Thanks to the supporters of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, hundreds of U.S. senators and representatives have received or will soon receive copies of the new documentary SEVEN along with letters urging them to hold the National Institute of Standards and Technology accountable for its unscientific investigation of the World Trade Center destruction. When all is […]

BLM Threatens Legal Action Against One Of Their Own Activists After Call For Finances Investigation

The National Black Lives Matter organisation is threatening legal action against one of its own activists after he called for an independent investigation into how finances are being spent, following revelations concerning co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ property spending binge, and further money raking activities. As we highlighted yesterday, Hawk Newsome, who heads up a Black Lives […]

Hunger striking activists seek to end the Yemen blockade

The war on Yemen has lasted six years and killed over 100,000 people. The amount of Yemenis experiencing food insecurity is rapidly rising. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) 16,500 people in the country were living under famine conditions at the end of 2020 and they estimate that number could rise to 47,000 […]

Myanmar activists hold shoe protests; another celebrity detained

Myanmar security forces on Thursday arrested Paing Takhon, a model and actor who had spoken out against the coup, his sister told Reuters, as activists placed shoes filled with flowers in parts of Yangon to commemorate dead protesters.Troops opened fire on pro-democracy protesters on Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, activists and […]

Right-Wing Activists Slam Arkansas’ GOP Governor for Veto of Extreme Anti-Trans Bill

Update: the Arkansas legislature voted on April 6 to override Gov. Hutchinson’s veto of a bill banning gender-affirming treatment for transgender youth.  Religious-right groups slammed conservative Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson for vetoing a bill that would make it illegal for transgender minors to receive gender-affirming medical care. It would have been, as Reuters noted, “the […]

 NAPM condemns the fabricated FIRs and arbitrary raids on activists’ homes in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) condemns in the strongest possible terms the high-handed manner of ‘raids’ by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) at the homes of over 16 activists of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, acting on dubious FIRs registered a couple of months back. We express our solidarity with all these activists and advocates […]

Activists walk six million steps to remember Holocaust victims

 Leading up to Holocaust Remembrance Day, participants in #6MillionSteps, a project that seeks to track their runs and walks using fitness apps and a dedicated website, are literally taking steps – six million of them – to honor the memory of victims of the Holocaust and to increase awareness about the global surge in antisemitism.  As of Wednesday, […]

Far-Right Activists Peddle Anti-Vaccine Disinformation, Target Proposed COVID-19 Vaccine Passport

From QAnon adherents to “Stop the Steal” founder Ali Alexander, far-right extremists are spreading disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine passports reportedly being considered by the Biden administration. Earlier this week, The Washington Post revealed that the Biden administration was working with private companies to develop a “standard way of handling credentials — often referred to […]

Israel election: Anti-Netanyahu activists announce dismantling of Jerusalem protest camp

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Activists stage ‘Kill the Bill’ protest in Bristol

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Ukraine: Far-right activists demonstrate in Kyiv in support of jailed ex-leader

Hundreds of protestors took to the streets in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Saturday, marking the birthday of a far-right activist. Serhiy Sternenko, a former leader of the organisation Right Sector, was convicted last month of kidnapping and beating a newly elected local council member in 2015. He was sentenced to seven years and […]

Palestine Activists Score Big Legal Wins in California

Two Failed Lawsuits In 2018, a Palestinian-American named Suhair Nafal made a Facebook post about the murder of Razan al-Najjar. Al-Najjar was a 21-year-old medic was who killed by an Israeli sniper while tending to injured protestors during the Great March of Return protests of 2018. Israel claimed that her death was an accident, but an […]

Obama said he’d close Guantánamo — these activists are pushing Biden to finish the job

I remember, as if in a distant dream, repeating through sobs of joy and exhaustion, “It’s over. It’s over.” On live TV President Obama had just signed, as his first official act in January 2009, an executive order mandating the closure of the prison at Guantánamo. To Obama’s right stood a proud Vice President Biden, […]

Congressional Testimony: The Leading Activists for Online Censorship Are Corporate Journalists

There are not many Congressional committees regularly engaged in substantive and serious work — most are performative — but the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law is an exception. Led by its chairman Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and ranking member Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), it is, with a few exceptions, composed of lawmakers whose knowledge of […]

Teenage activists post signs to warn of toxic air in London neighborhoods

Image Credit: Martin Godwin/The Guardian A group of teenagers, living in some of London’s most polluted communities, are posting road signs highlighting the disproportionate impact air pollution has on people of color. The campaign, organized by Choked Up, a group made up of self-described “Black & brown teens,” has posted signs throughout the city which […]

Clubhouse: The Invite-Only Social App Attracting Bigots and Far-Right Activists

During last year’s Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish faith, a handful of users on the invite-only social app known as Clubhouse formed a chatroom titled “Anti-Semitism and Black Culture,” hoping to have a discussion about anti-Jewish sentiments within African American communities. The conversation quickly devolved into a festival of anti-Semitism. Launched in […]

‘This was a lawsuit from Israel against all activists’: former IDF solider loses defamation case over Facebook post

A former Israeli solider who launched a defamation lawsuit against a Palestinian activist over a Facebook post, has lost her case in California. Rebecca Rumshiskaya moved to Israel from Massachusetts in 2012 and became an instructor with the IDF. In 2018, Palestinian-American activist Suhair Nafal made a Facebook post that included a photo of Rumshiskaya. Nafal’s post […]

China Limits Hong Kong’s Elections Because Democracy Activists Kept Winning

The Chinese leadership is drastically increasing control on Hong Kong’s governance by introducing a mechanism to vet candidates’ loyalty to Beijing and reducing the share of directly elected lawmakers.  The proposed change, passed in China’s rubber-stamp parliament on Thursday with zero objections and one abstention from 2,896 national lawmakers, is expected to keep the names […]

Caught in the crossfire: Young activists targeted for challenging a crony capitalist government

Sedition, said Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was the “prince among the political sections of the Indian Penal Code designed to suppress the liberty of the citizen”. He said this in the context of the British colonial administration’s use of this section (124A) against many freedom fighters, including himself and Tilak. And while pleading guilty as charged, […]

Israel presses Hamas activists not to run in Palestinian elections

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Honduras: Solidarity Needed As More Activists Are Killed

Two Indigenous activists were murdered in Honduras during December in less than a week, confirming the country as amongst the deadliest in the world for those opposing land grabs and environmental destruction. The killing of Tolupan Indigenous leader Adan Mejia took place three days after the murder of Lenca farmer leader Felix Vazquez. They join a […]

Hong Kong detains 47 activists in sweeping use of new security law

Hong Kong police on Sunday detained 47 pro-democracy activists on charges of conspiracy to commit subversion under the city’s controversial national security law. The former lawmakers and democracy advocates had been previously arrested in a sweeping police operation in January but were released. They have been detained again and will appear in court on Monday, […]

Hunger Strike, Activists Take Fight Against Scrapper To City Hall

Above photo: Breanna Bertacchi, one of the hunger strikers, poses for a portrait as community members, leaders and activists gathered outside City Hall to call on Mayor Lightfoot to deny the permit to move General Iron to the Southeast Side on the 20th day of the hunger strike on Feb. 23, 2021. Colin Boyle/Block Club […]

Activists Who Forced Elijah McClain Investigation Face Retaliation

By National Committee for Justice in Denver, Liberation News. February 27, 2021 An explosive new report finds Aurora, CO cops who tortured and killed Elijah McClain had no cause to detain or choke him; corrupt investigation helped killer cops walk free. Meanwhile the organizers of the peaceful mass protests that forced the investigation face severe retaliation and […]

Why Repression of Climate Activists is Bad News for the  Endangered Planet of Earth

It is very sad that many reports of repression of climate activists are being received from several parts of world at such an early stage of climate activism. Even a very quick net search would reveal several recent instances from Brazil, Chile, Kenya, India , Russia and other countries. These are reports where climate activism […]

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