Political Activism

File - This June 21, 2017, file photo shows a women's area at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., during a media tour of the facility. The federal facility, operated under contract by The GEO Group, is used to house people detained on immigration and other violations. A federal judge says immigrant rights activists can continue to challenge what they describe as unlawful U.S. government delays for asylum cases. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman in Seattle dismissed some arguments raised by the lawsuit in a ruling Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
December 12, 2018 - 12:42 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Immigrant rights activists can continue to challenge what they describe as unlawful U.S. government delays in asylum cases, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman in Seattle dismissed some arguments raised by the lawsuit in a ruling Tuesday, but she said the...
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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad, left, speaks during a meeting with her country's President Barham Salih, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Murad received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence. Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was among thousands of women and girls who were captured and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State militants in 2014. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
December 12, 2018 - 2:40 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi activist Nadia Murad met her country's president in Baghdad on Wednesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence. Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was among thousands of women and girls who were captured...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows James Alex Fields Jr. Fields, convicted of first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia faces 20 years to life in prison as jurors reconvene to consider his punishment. The panel that convicted Fields will hear more evidence Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, before recommending a sentence for Judge Richard Moore. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)
December 10, 2018 - 12:36 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr. for the murder of Heather Heyer (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A jury has begun deliberating the punishment for a man who killed a woman and injured dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters at a white...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, Mary Perry, of Wendell, from left, Rosanell Eaton, of Franklin County, and Carolyn Coleman, of Greensboro, talk after a hearing at the Ward Federal Building in Winston-Salem, N.C., challenging the new North Carolina voting law. African-American North Carolina voting rights activist Eaton has died at age 97. Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says her mother died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at home in Louisburg, North Carolina (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 4:07 pm
LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — Rosanell Eaton, an African-American voting rights activist who successfully helped challenge voting restrictions supported by North Carolina Republicans, has died. She was 97. Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says her mother died Saturday at home in Louisburg, North Carolina...
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Local activists raise their fists outside Charlottesville General District Court after a guilty verdict was reached in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr., in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Fields was convicted of first degree murder in the death of Heather Heyer as well as nine other counts during a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville . (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 08, 2018 - 2:40 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Civil rights activists in this Virginia city say they hope the first-degree-murder conviction of a man who drove into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in 2017 will help with healing their violence-scarred community. In convicting James Alex...
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December 08, 2018 - 11:51 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rights official says Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who was forced into exile by Soviet authorities after founding Russia's oldest human rights organization in 1976, has died in a Moscow hospital at 91. Mikhail Fedotov, head of Russia's Human Rights Council says Alexeyeva "remained a...
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Susan Bro, left, mother of Heather Heyer is hugged by a supporter on the steps of the courthouse after a guilty verdict was reached in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Charlottesville General district court in Charlottesville, Va. Fields was convicted of first degree murder in the death of Heather Heyer as well as nine other counts during a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville . (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 07, 2018 - 8:10 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia was convicted Friday of first-degree murder, a verdict that local civil rights activists hope will help heal a community still scarred by the violence and the racial tensions it...
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December 06, 2018 - 1:42 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An Angolan human rights activist says the country's president plans to investigate a case of alleged torture by police officials. Activist and journalist Rafael Marques de Morais says he told President Joao Lourenco at a meeting Wednesday that two Criminal Investigation Service...
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December 05, 2018 - 2:44 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angolan President Joao Lourenco has met longtime critics of the government, generating some goodwill from activists who struggled to have their voices heard during the long rule of former leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Lourenco, a former defense minister who became president...
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A man takes a snapshot of charred cars the day after a demonstration, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. A protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in the French capital, as activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 03, 2018 - 3:49 am
PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with political rivals Monday in a bid to ease protesters' anger after facing widespread criticism following violent anti-government protests that rocked Paris. More than 130 people were injured and 412 arrested Saturday in the French capital...
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