Posts Tagged ‘activists’

‘There are bodies in the forest’: Missing migrants worry activists on Lithuania-Belarus border

Lithuania’s government recently approved controversial legislation to formalise pushbacks as an official policy at the Belarus border. Source

Overturning Roe Is Just the Beginning: Anti-Choice Activists Look to Abolish Abortion Rights Nationwide

In a bright pink, purple, and red-lit ballroom in downtown Washington, D.C., last Thursday, anti-choice activists gathered to listen to prominent activists in the anti-choice movement. “For 49 years, our role has been to influence five people on the court,” said Maureen Ferguson, a senior fellow for The Catholic Association. “Now, we have to persuade […]

Young climate activists at Davos want fossil fuel execs to ‘cease and desist’ new oil, gas or coal extraction

“I just think it sends a message of where we’re headed right now, if we’re putting the heads of fossil fuel companies to lead climate negotiations.” Source

Black Activists Demand Good Samaritan Be Charged For Shooting Armed Robber at Houston Taco Joint

A group of race hustlers organized a press conference on Sunday to demand the Good Samaritan who shot and killed an armed robber at a Houston taco joint earlier this month face criminal charges. WATCH: From KHOU, “Houston activists say ‘vigilante killer’ who shot robbery suspect should be charged”: Several community activists gathered Sunday at the southwest Houston […]

Israel activists take part in raising Palestine flag in Jerusalem

Left-wing Israeli activists participated alongside Palestinian activists in raising the Palestinian flag during a demonstration organised on Friday in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, Anadolu Agency reported. The Israeli and Palestinian activists defied directives issued by Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir on Sunday. For years, Israeli and Palestinian activists have been organising Friday demonstrations to […]

WHO Says ‘Anti-Vaccine Activists’ Are A ‘Major Killing Force Globally’

“Anti-vaccine activism” is a form of “anti-science aggression” and a “major killing force globally” worse than terrorism, gun violence and nuclear proliferation and “political solutions” are needed to shut it down, according to the World Health Organization’s Dr Peter Hotez. Source

Climate activists breach Munich airport to protest air travel on northern runway

Updated: 08/12/2022 – 22:00 Munich Airport saw its traffic disrupted on Thursday after climate activists staged a protest against the environmental impact of air travel. The group “Last Generation” said some of their members glued their hands on the tarmac while others entered the ground of Berlin Airport.  A spokesman for the Munich airport did […]

‘Just Stop Oil’ Activists Admit Using Petrol Cars, Claim They’re Not Hypocrites

Climate change activists Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in New York on their luxury private jet, the second such trip in a week, to pick up an ‘anti-racism award’, prompting more charges of rampant hypocrisy. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in Manhattan on Monday afternoon by private jet where they were whisked […]

Greek court acquits activists over 2021 protest against Beijing Olympics

A Greek court has acquitted three activists detained in October 2021 after unfurling banners at the Athens Acropolis opposing the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, their lawyer and activists said on Thursday. Those acquitted were 19-year-old Tibetan student Tsela Zoksang, 22-year-old Hong Kong-American Joey Siu and a 35-year-old Vietnamese-American activist. They had staged a brief protest at the… […]

Palestine Action activists squirt Balfour statue with fake blood – London

Palestine Action activists doused a statue of Lord Arthur Balfour at the UK Houses of Parliament, in fake blood, using ketchup, on Saturday, in protest against the Balfour Declaration, which established the UK's support for a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. The 1917 letter from Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to leading Zionist, […]

Van Gogh’s “The Sower” latest painting to be targeted by climate activists

A painting by the Dutch master Vincent van Gogh on exhibition in Rome is the latest masterpiece targeted by climate activists Source

Germany: Climate Activists Douse Priceless Monet Painting with Mashed Potatoes

When two adolescent protestors covered a Monet painting in mashed potatoes in Germany, the continuing practice of climate activists defiling precious pieces of art continues. Two members of the group Letzte Generation (Last Generation) bathed Claude Monet’s “Les Meules” painting with mashed potatoes on Sunday at the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany, before adhering themselves […]

Activists in Iran call for more protests as demonstrations enter fifth week

Iranian activists called for mass demonstrations on Saturday, as the protest movement sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini entered its fifth week, despite a deadly crackdown. The outrage over the death of the 22-year-old has led to the biggest wave of demonstrations in Iran since 2019. At least 108 people have been killed since […]

TPUSA Promotes John Guandolo’s Call for Right-Wing Activists to Bully and Harass Political Opponents

A new film produced by the right-wing youth organization Turning Point USA spotlights radical right-wing conspiracy theorist John Guandolo urging sheriffs to take the law into their own hands and resist federal authority. Guandolo is a former FBI agent who resigned in 2009 “before the bureau’s Office of Professional Responsibility could question him about his […]

Italian activists raise alarm over abortion rights after Meloni’s win

Activists in Italy are concerned about what far-right firebrand Giorgia Meloni’s election as the new prime minister could mean for abortion rights in the country. Source

Tunisia: Activists call for the declaration of a climate state of emergency

Dozens of activists from the Tunisian Youth Climate Movement yesterday organised a sit-in in front of the capital's Municipal Theatre to demand "a climate state of emergency" be declared in the country. "We are young men and women gathered in front of the municipal theatre to demand our right to a healthy environment and our […]

Iran arrests journalists, activists over Mahsa Amini death

Iranian police have arrested several journalists and activists as thousands were protesting against the government over the death of Mahsa Amini in prison last week, news agencies reported on Friday. Mohsen Tavakoli posted on Twitter that his brother, Majid Tavakoli, an activist who has been repeatedly imprisoned in Iran, was arrested overnight at his home. […]

Iran arrests journalists, activists over Mahsa Amini death

Iranian police have arrested several journalists and activists as thousands were protesting against the government over the death of Mahsa Amini in prison last week, news agencies reported on Friday. Mohsen Tavakoli posted on Twitter that his brother, Majid Tavakoli, an activist who has been repeatedly imprisoned in Iran, was arrested overnight at his home. […]

Iran arrests journalists, activists over Mahsa Amini death

Iranian police have arrested several journalists and activists as thousands were protesting against the government over the death of Mahsa Amini in prison last week, news agencies reported on Friday. Mohsen Tavakoli posted on Twitter that his brother, Majid Tavakoli, an activist who has been repeatedly imprisoned in Iran, was arrested overnight at his home. […]

Iran arrests journalists, activists over Mahsa Amini death

Iranian police have arrested several journalists and activists as thousands were protesting against the government over the death of Mahsa Amini in prison last week, news agencies reported on Friday. Mohsen Tavakoli posted on Twitter that his brother, Majid Tavakoli, an activist who has been repeatedly imprisoned in Iran, was arrested overnight at his home. […]

Iran arrests journalists, activists over Mahsa Amini death

Iranian police have arrested several journalists and activists as thousands were protesting against the government over the death of Mahsa Amini in prison last week, news agencies reported on Friday. Mohsen Tavakoli posted on Twitter that his brother, Majid Tavakoli, an activist who has been repeatedly imprisoned in Iran, was arrested overnight at his home. […]

Iran arrests journalists, activists over Mahsa Amini death

Iranian police have arrested several journalists and activists as thousands were protesting against the government over the death of Mahsa Amini in prison last week, news agencies reported on Friday. Mohsen Tavakoli posted on Twitter that his brother, Majid Tavakoli, an activist who has been repeatedly imprisoned in Iran, was arrested overnight at his home. […]

Iran arrests journalists, activists over Mahsa Amini death

Iranian police have arrested several journalists and activists as thousands were protesting against the government over the death of Mahsa Amini in prison last week, news agencies reported on Friday. Mohsen Tavakoli posted on Twitter that his brother, Majid Tavakoli, an activist who has been repeatedly imprisoned in Iran, was arrested overnight at his home. […]

Peace activists hit the streets from DC to San Francisco

Image Credit: CodePink This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Marcy Winograd, coordinator of CODEPINK for Congress, is a longtime antiwar activist who served as a 2020 DNC delegate to Bernie Sanders and co-founded the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party. A retired English and government […]

Peace activists hit the streets from DC to San Francisco

Image Credit: CodePink This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Marcy Winograd, coordinator of CODEPINK for Congress, is a longtime antiwar activist who served as a 2020 DNC delegate to Bernie Sanders and co-founded the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party. A retired English and government […]

Peace activists hit the streets from DC to San Francisco

Image Credit: CodePink This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Marcy Winograd, coordinator of CODEPINK for Congress, is a longtime antiwar activist who served as a 2020 DNC delegate to Bernie Sanders and co-founded the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party. A retired English and government […]

Police In The UK Have Arrested Activists For Protesting The British Monarchy

Police In The UK Have Arrested Activists For Protesting The British Monarchy Police also arrested a man who yelled, “You’re a sick old man!” at Prince Andrew during the Queen’s funeral procession in Edinburgh. Clarissa-Jan LimBuzzFeed News Reporter Robert Perry / Getty Images A protester holds up anti-royalist protest sign during the Accession Proclamation Ceremony […]

Biden leans into abortion rights in speech to Democratic activists

President Joe Biden escalated his attacks on Republicans over abortion rights in a speech to Democratic activists late Thursday, addressing the specifics of what he contends his opponents want: an expansion of abortion bans before many women know they’re pregnant, and an attempt to to pass a national ban, which he pledged to veto. Leaning […]

Mumbai Activists protest building of Metro Car Shed in Aarey Colony

A team of activists launched a demonstration on Sunday on September 4th, to oppose the construction of a Metro car shed in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony and raised slogans against the Maharashtra government’s decision to undertake the project.  Around 100 persons 100 comprising Students, Dalits, Adivasis and activists of many NGOs, Political Parties. and social organisations.,participated. […]

CloudFlare Folds to Pressure from Transgender Activists, Blacklists Drama Site ‘Kiwi Farms’

Internet powerhouse Cloudflare recently blocked Kiwi Farms, a popular internet drama forum, just days after saying it would continue to provide service to the website despite weeks of pressure from transgender activists.

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