Posts Tagged ‘activists’

Climate Activists Blockade Amazon Warehouses Across Europe On Black Friday

Climate activists blockaded Amazon warehouses in three European countries on Friday, part of a global effort to pressure the e-commerce giant on one of its busiest days of the year to improve working conditions and end business practices that hurt the environment. Members of Extinction Rebellion targeted 13 Amazon fulfillment centers in the United Kingdom […]

Right-Wing Activists, White Supremacists Celebrate Rittenhouse Acquittal

Kyle Rittenhouse—the 18-year-old who shot three protesters, killing two, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during unrest there last year—was found not guilty on all charges Friday. The verdict was met with celebration from Republican lawmakers, right-wing activists, and white supremacists. Ahead of the trial, right-wing activists clamored to Rittenhouse’s defense, arguing the teen was being maligned by the […]

Activists denounce fast fashion in plastic catwalk protest in Tel Aviv

Models wearing clothes made from different types of rubbish and plastic parade in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv as part of an event organised by the NGO Fashion Revolution to raise awareness on the environmental impact of waste. Fashion Revolution is a fashion activism movement that aims to mobilise citizens, industries and policymakers through […]

Artists, Activists Demand Concert Venues Drop Amazon’s Palm-Scanning Tech

Above Photo: Amazon. Concert operators may like Amazon’s palm recognition system, but some performers and activists are less than thrilled. A group of 200 artists and 30 rights groups has penned an open letter demanding the Red Rocks amphitheater, its ticketing provider AXS and AEG (AXS’ parent company) “immediately cancel” contracts to use Amazon One scanning at any venue. […]

Nearly 200 activists arrested in DC demanding passage of voting rights legislation

Calling for the passage of the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, activists from all over took to the streets in Washington D.C. resulting in roughly 200 demonstrators getting arrested.  The Freedom to Vote Act would protect our elections from voter suppression, partisan sabotage, gerrymandering, and dark money. It […]

Italian Government Raids Homes of Anti-Vaccine Passport Activists

The Turin prosecutor’s office directed police raids in several Italian cities of people thought to be involved with protests against the Green Pass, Italy’s domestic coronavirus vaccine passport. The raids were conducted on Monday morning, with police claiming that many of those raided were known to them for having extremist links and criminal backgrounds, with […]

Activists Hold ‘People’s Plenary’ In COP26 Hall As Protests Expected

Activists from around the world have taken to the stage at COP26 for a “People’s Plenary” session. The COP26 Coalition organised the event on Friday, with one of the UN climate conference’s halls filled with hundreds of representatives from civil society groups. As #COP26 draws to a close, inside the COP venue, UN constituencies representing […]

Activists dress as world leaders in COP26 protest

Activists on Friday posed as world leaders incapable of putting out the fire as the planet burns. Dressed as firefighters, the mock world leaders did little to tackle the climate crisis and to save a planet “on fire”. Negotiators at this year’s UN climate talks in Glasgow appeared to be backing away from a call […]

Palestinian human rights activists target of Israeli spyware hack

Six Palestinian human rights activists were targeted by spyware from the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, a new report revealed on Monday, in the first reported instance of Palestinian activists being targeted by the surveillance company.  In a report from Frontline Defenders (FLD), the group revealed that six activists, who are members of the six […]

Indigenous Activists Say Their Voices Are Missing At Cop26

Above Photo: Activists hold a memorial at Cop26 for the 1,005 environmental defenders murdered since the Paris agreement. (Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian) ‘A Continuation Of Colonialism’ Activists in Glasgow reject ‘big business’ approach to climate crisis as they commemorate murdered land defenders. As world leaders inside the Cop26 conference centre in Glasgow boasted about pledges to slash greenhouse […]

Climate activists protest in London, feel ‘optimistic’ ahead of COP26

Climate activists protest outside the Lloyds and Macquarie offices in London to demand the global financial system stops putting money into the use of fossil fuels, ahead of COP26 in Glasgow. Thousands of Israelis take part in a climate march in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, calling on world leaders to take action […]

Climate Change Activists Pushing Establishment Narrative Wonder Why They’re Not in Prison

A deleted government report exploring how to make the public alter its behavior to accept the new ‘green economy’ reveals how COVID-19 restrictions have created a population with a “deep set reverence” for authority and a “powerful tendency to conform.” The report was inadvertently published by the British government before being hastily pulled down, but […]

One year after Poland’s anti-abortion ruling, human rights activists face attacks

It has been a year since Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal further tightened what was already one of the most restrictive abortion legislation in Europe. On October 22, 2020, the court ruled it was unconstitutional for women to terminate their pregnancies even in cases of severe and irreversible foetal defects, leading to a near-total ban on abortion […]

Activists Should Continue To Fight For National Single Payer

Above Photo: Just because Biden lays down Medicare For All does not mean we have to or should. (Photo: Jim Watson/Getty Images) Rather Than Taking Cues From The Democratic Party We need to put our efforts together and force reluctant Democrats in Congress to pass what 80% of Democratic voters, and 60% of the entire […]

Don’t Let Youth Climate Activists Like Me Burn Out

Environmental activism severely impacts the next generation. Youth activists like Sena Wazer are calling for drastic and radical change in our current policies involving the environment. Here she speaks at an event organized by Sunrise CT to protest a proposed power plant in Killingly, CT on January 13th, 2021.PHOTO BY DOMINIQUE JADE DEMARIA I was […]

Water as Weapon of War: Activists Say Israel is Drying Out the West Bank to Drive Out Palestinians

October 06th, 2021 By Jessica Buxbaum Source MASAFER YATTA, OCCUPIED WEST BANK — Last weekend, around 600 Israeli, Palestinian and international activists marched across Masafer Yatta in the Occupied West Bank to deliver a water tanker to Palestinian villagers. Their message was clear: Water is a human right, and Israel is depriving Palestine of this basic necessity. Amid […]

Maher: Activists Followed Sinema into the Bathroom, Then Went Back to Saying Campuses Should Be a Safe Space

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher mocked the activists who followed Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) into a bathroom by joking that after following Sinema into the bathroom, “they went back to demanding that we make campuses a safe space.” And stated that when things like the bathroom incident happen, “I don’t know […]

E.W. Jackson Tells Religious-Right Activists They Will Defeat Marxism, Homosexuality, and Other ‘Works of the Devil’

E.W. Jackson, a right-wing pastor who was the Republican Party’s nominee for Virginia lieutenant governor in 2013, told religious-right activists at the Family Research Council’s “Pray Vote Stand” conference Thursday that Marxism, socialism, “transgenderism,” homosexuality, and abortion are works of the devil, and that “God wants to intervene in the rotten here and now and […]

Activists Call For End To ‘Death By Incarceration’

Above Photo: “Free our Elders,” Philadelphia, Sept. 30. Joe Piette. A movement of Pennsylvania activists are working to end the state’s policy of sentencing incarcerated people to life without the possibility of parole (LWOP). They have coined the term ‘death by incarceration’ to describe this cruel punishment. The activists held a press conference and rally […]

Climate Activists Stage Protest At Airport Against Private Jet Emissions

Above Photo: The protesters have targeted Farnborough Airport in Hampshire (Extinction Rebellion/PA) Extinction Rebellion activists claim to have blocked all major entrances to a private airport in protest against emissions from private jets. As part of the protest, a stretched limousine has been parked at the gates to Farnborough Airport in Hampshire. ‘Stop Private Flights […]

Massachusetts activists are changing the conversation on Israel

Rep. Betty McCollum’s (D-MN) historic Palestinian Children & Families Act still lacks a companion bill in the Senate. At a recent event local JVP Action leader named Jill urged Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to introduce the legislation. Here’s her question: I am Jewish and, like you, I am passionate about justice for all. You probably know […]

Challenge the Adult World, Pope’s Call to Youth Climate Change Activists

Pope Francis thanked a youth climate activist conference on Wednesday for the participants’ “dreams and projects of goodness” and encouraged them to keep up their advocacy of action to combat climate change. Speaking in Spanish via video to the Youth4Climate event in Milan, which drew 400 young activists from 197 countries, the Pope said their work is […]

Right-Wing Media, Activists Slam Biden for Replacing Lee Greenwood on National Arts Council  

Right-wing country singer Lee Greenwood has served on the National Council on the Arts since the George W. Bush administration, and some right-wing activists and media outlets seem to think he has a right to a lifetime position. Greenwood, who is best known for his 1984 song “God Bless The USA,” was reportedly notified last week that President Joe Biden was […]

Philly activists target billionaire Jeffrey Yass over his connections to Israeli apartheid

He might not get as much publicity as other powerful megadonors, but Jeffrey Yass is a libertarian billionaire, CEO of the Susquehanna International Group, and the richest person in Pennsylvania. He’s helped wage a war against public education, donates money to various right-wing PACs, and helped finance Democratic Andrew Yang’s failed mayoral run in NYC. Yass is also the primary […]

Todd Coconato Posted, Then Deleted a Video Calling Our MAGA Activists for Spreading Conspiracy Theories

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Dutch activists lose ethnic profiling case but vow to appeal

A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday that police can use ethnicity as one of the criteria for selecting people for checks at the border, a legal defeat that rights activists immediately vowed to appeal. The decision came in a case brought against the government by two citizens, backed by human rights groups, who argued that […]

Treetop Activists Fear Removal After Trans Mountain Erects Fences, Cuts Trees

Above Photo: A masked protester occupies a tree house in the path of the Trans Mountain expansion in Burnaby. Protesters say they fear being removed from their year-long treetop sites after crews erected fences and cut trees in their vicinity. (Maggie MacPherson/CBC) A Spokesperson For The Project Says The Fences Are Essential For Safety Activists […]

Divided we fall; some hard lessons for the left and Sikh activists

The recent outburst against Communists by a spokesman of India’s ruling right wing Hindu nationalist BJP should come as a wakeup call for those fighting against each other over the control of an ongoing farmers’ agitation in Punjab. Harinder Singh Kahlon had asked for throwing “comrades” behind bars for instigating the peasantry struggle. The Indian […]

Sheikh Jarrah’s Activists Muna, Muhammed El-Kurd Make TIME Top 100 List

September 16, 2021 Mohammed and Muna el-Kurd. (Photo: via Twitter) Time magazine has named Palestinian twins and activists, Muna and Muhammed El-Kurd of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The magazine said Muna and her twin brother Muhammed have become symbols […]

US abortion rights activists protest outside Justice Kavanaugh’s house

Dozens of protesters in favour of abortion rights gather outside the house of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in Chevy Chase, Maryland, to protest his decision, along with four other justices, not to stop Texas’ abortion ban, which took effect on September 1 and prohibits abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Hundreds of anti-abortion demonstrators […]

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