Posts Tagged ‘activists’

On Medicare’s 56th birthday, activists deliver 125,000+ petitions urging Congress to expand the program

Image Credit: Bill Clark/AP Progressive healthcare activists marked Medicare’s 56th anniversary Friday by delivering more than 125,000 petitions urging Congress to lower the popular program’s eligibility age and expand its coverage to include vision, hearing, and dental services—upgrades that proponents say are long overdue to help protect seniors from soaring out-of-pocket costs. “Now, as a […]

France fines Monsanto for illegally acquiring data on journalists, activists

France’s personal data protection agency on Wednesday fined US firm Monsanto for illegally compiling files of public figures, journalists and activists with the aim of swaying opinion towards support for its controversial pesticides. The firm, now owned by German chemical giant Bayer, failed to inform the people on the watch lists compiled in the context […]

‘It shows that BDS works’: Wafic Faour on how a group of Vermont activists got Ben & Jerry’s to move

This week Ben & Jerry’s announced that it would stop selling its ice cream in illegal Israeli settlements. The move has been cheered by Palestine activists and condemned by Israeli lawmakers. Wafic Faour is member of Vermonters for Justice in Palestine (VTJP), the group that has led a campaign targeting Ben & Jerry’s for over […]

Israeli Spyware Found on Phones of Thousands of Activists, Journalists & Politicians

(ZH) As Ed Snowden warned in a tweet when the story broke this weekend, “this leak is going to be the story of the year.” Southfront reports that an Israeli company’s spyware was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, government officials and human rights activists around the world, according to an investigation by […]

Egypt releases activists amid US concerns over detentions

Egyptian authorities released two activists and a journalist Sunday after months in pre-trial detention, officials and lawyers said, amid concern by President Joe Biden’s administration over the arrest and harassment of government critics. State security prosecutors ordered the release of the three late Saturday pending ongoing investigations into charges against them, according to two judicial […]

Belarus Police Raid Homes and Offices of Journalists, Rights Activists

KYIV—Belarusian police searched the offices and homes of journalists and human rights activists for the third successive day on Friday, extending what rights activists say is a new crackdown on opponents of President Alexander Lukashenko. The Poland-based Nexta Live channel said the office of U.S. broadcaster Radio Liberty in the capital Minsk was among those […]

‘Free the vaccine’: Activists protest outside White House as Biden hosts Merkel

Activists lay down body bags outside the White House ahead of a meeting between US President Joe Biden and Angela Merkel to protest the German chancellor’s opposition to Covid-19 vaccine patent waivers, which proponents say would vastly increase vaccine supplies to fight the pandemic across the world. Source 00

More than 100 activists write to Deccan Herald regarding vilifying and unethical advertisement

To, Mr. Sitaraman Shankar, Acting CEO, TPML, Editor, Deccan Herald CC: Mr B.S Arun, Deputy Editor 15 July 2021 We would like to draw your attention to the State page (Page 5) of E-Paper/Newspaper, released on 15 July 2021. The Deccan Herald’s (DH) Visual Connect ad on the page is not just factually incorrect, but […]

Activists detained amid raids at human rights NGOs in Belarus

Security services in Belarus have reportedly raided the offices of leading human rights organisations and detained several activists. The NGO Viasna said both its headquarters in Minsk, and the homes of several of its members across the country, had been raided on Wednesday. “Ales Bialiatski, the chairman of the Viasna Human Rights Centre cannot be […]

Activists protest Hungary’s discriminatory LGBT law

Activists in Hungary erected a large rainbow-colored heart in front of the country’s ornate neo-Gothic Parliament building on Thursday, vowing civil disobedience to a recently passed law they say discriminates against and marginalizes LGBT people. The rainbow colors, now in the form of the 10-meter (30 foot) heart opposite the 117-year-old parliament, have in recent […]

Activists Occupy Property Manager Of Israel’s Drone Engine Factory

Vine Property Management, trading under the Fisher German banner, has been occupied and shut down by Palestine Action in the morning of the 5th July, as Palestine Action call for an end to the company’s facilitation of Israel’s arms production. 3 women have stormed the site. The gates to the site have been chained shut, […]

Biden Admin Creates ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’ Map To Help Activists Target Vaccine Skeptics Door To Door – Stillness in the Storm

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Malaysian activists hack into Israeli recruitment database

A Malaysian organisation calling itself DragonForce has said that it hacked into the database of an Israeli recruitment company, giving access to the details of hundreds of thousands of university students, local media outlets have reported. i24 quoted Israeli sources as saying that the hackers collected the information from the website of AcadeMe which works […]

Video Shows Far-Left Activists Preparing To Infiltrate Jan 6 Riot

The Democrats along with their mainstream media cronies have been obsessively trying to convince the public that the Jan. 6 riots were exclusively conducted by MAGA patriots. They defiantly claim that zero BLM, Antifa, or other far-left groups infiltrated the protests. However, a newly leaked video shows at least two far-left infiltrators preparing to engage […]

Activists from Italy, Spain, Slovenia protest treatment of migrants on Bosnia-Croatia border

Activists briefly blocked the Croatia-Bosnian border on Saturday in a protest to highlight the European Union’s migration policies. About 100 people from different human rights organizations across Europe gathered near the border in Maljevac, Croatia and held up traffic for about two hours. Police attended the protest but no incidents were reported. The demonstrators, who […]

Far-Right Activists Claim to Have Been De-Banked for Extremist Views. Wells Fargo Points to Other Reasons

Two far-right activists claim to have had their accounts with Wells Fargo closed as a result of their extremist political beliefs. Lauren Witzke, who was the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate in Delaware in 2020, and Pete D’Abrosca, who attempted to run for office in 2020 in North Carolina but failed to submit the proper […]

‘Our house is on fire:’ Activists urge G7 to immediately address climate, vaccine apartheid & poverty

[embedded content] As world leaders gather for the first in-person G7 summit in two years, talks are set to focus heavily on ending the pandemic and the climate crisis, and climate activists are calling on them for more immediate action. “It’s not just one crisis,” says Asad Rehman, executive director of War on Want and […]

‘One can’t underestimate the significance of this victory’: How Bay Area activists Blocked the Boat

Last week activists successfully stopped an Israeli cargo ship from offloading in Oakland. The Volans is a container ship operated by the Haifa-based Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd (ZIM), a company which has been a target of the BDS movement for years. The effort was led by Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC). Mondoweiss spoke […]

Israel Arrests Jerusalem Activists Protesting Forced Evictions In Sheikh Jarrah

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police burst into the home of a prominent family in the contested Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem on Sunday, the family said, arresting a 23-year-old woman who has led protests against attempts by Jewish settlers to evict dozens of Palestinian families from their homes in the area. The young woman was […]

Palestine activists protest Duty Free Americas funding of illegal Israeli settlements

This week a group of Palestine activists gathered in front of Duty Free Americas headquarters in Hollywood, Florida to protest the company’s connection to illegal Israeli settlements. “As we witness the horrifying violence against the Palestinian people at the hands of the Israeli government and settlers, we demand that Duty Free Americas stop funding Israeli […]

Activists Aim To Block Israeli Ships From US Ports In Solidarity With Palestinians

Above Photo: AROC. Grassroots coalition is working to block Zim operated ships from docking and unloading cargo in Oakland, New York and Seattle. Palestinian rights activists are aiming to block ships operated by an Israeli shipping line from unloading cargo in key US port cities as part of a campaign to pressure Israel over its numerous […]

Moms Blast BLM Activists for Profiting Off Sons’ Deaths: ‘They Won’t Even Talk to Us’

Mothers who accused Black Lives Matter (BLM) of profiting off the deaths of their sons are reportedly condemning its cofounder, Patrisse Cullors, following her announcement she was stepping down. The New York Post reported Saturday: “I don’t believe she is going anywhere,” Samaria Rice, the mother of a 12-year-old boy shot by Cleveland police while […]

States passed 243 policing bills — and left activists wanting

Police unions from state to state flexed their political influence to stamp out or weaken legislation, like in California where moderate Democrats nearly blocked an officer decertification bill in a committee hearing last month over language that would have altered California’s civil rights law to make it easier for people to sue cops. Last week, […]

Activists, Politicians Seek ‘Desegregation’ of California City by Adding Low-Income, Multi-Unit Housing

Piedmont, California, is a small suburb with a population of 10,667 surrounded by the gritty city of Oakland, population 425,097. Piedmont is almost exclusively zoned for single family dwellings and is home to prosperous businesses.  Activists and politicians are trying to end that distinction by forcing Piedmont to build “affordable housing” and increase density by […]

Activists are resigning from this fellowship over its connection to the ADL

Five progressive leaders have resigned from the Civil Society Fellowship (CSF) over the group’s connection to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The CSF, which is sponsored by the ADL and the Aspen Institute, is a “fellowship for our nation’s next generation of community and civil society leaders, activists and problem-solvers to hone their leadership skills while […]

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

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

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