Political Activism

Supporters of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro feature a large, inflatable doll in his image as they demonstrate along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, May 26, 2019. The pro-Bolsonaro rally follows anti-government protests against education budget cuts as the president also battles an uncooperative Congress, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings after five months in office. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
May 26, 2019 - 4:00 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands gathered in cities across Brazil on Sunday to show support for President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces an uncooperative Congress, street protests, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings five months into his term. The stumbling start for the far-right...
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Protesters take part in an anti-government rally, demanding the resignation of the Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama, in Tirana, Saturday, May 25, 2019. The European Union, the United States and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have called on Albania's opposition to avoid violence in its protests and to hold talks resolve the country's political deadlock. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
May 25, 2019 - 12:22 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian opposition supporters marched in another anti-government protest Saturday to demand the prime minister's resignation as the European Union and the U.S. warned them to avoid violence and to hold talks instead to resolve the country's political deadlock. Protesters...
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In this May 23, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro speaks with a supporter before rallying with McDonald's employees and other activists in Durham, N.C. Hispanics are poised to help shape the 2020 Democratic primary in unprecedented ways. They comprise almost 30% of the population in the state that votes third in presidential primaries, Nevada. And the nation’s two largest Latino states, California and Texas, are among the 14 “Super Tuesday” states voting 10 just days later. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 25, 2019 - 3:01 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — How to pronounce Beto O'Rourke's first name — "Is it BET-oh or BAY-toe?" — is debated nearly everywhere the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful goes in Iowa. But Rich Salas doesn't hesitate. "BET-oh," the chief diversity officer at Des Moines University says correctly while...
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Kenyan gay and lesbian activists and their supporters commiserate after a ruling by the High Court in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, May 24, 2019. Kenya's High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
May 24, 2019 - 9:55 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws. The judges' unanimous ruling in the closely watched case was followed by...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 file photo, prize-winning Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina talks during a television interview in Nairobi, Kenya. The chairman of the Kwani Trust which Wainaina founded said Wednesday, May 22, 2019 that the author and LGBT activist died Tuesday night in Nairobi. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
May 22, 2019 - 2:42 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of Africa's best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday. The Kenyan author died Tuesday night in Nairobi after an illness, Tom Maliti, the chairman of the Kwani Trust which Wainaina founded,...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 19, 2019 - 7:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump distanced himself from Alabama's restrictive new abortion law by laying out differing personal views even as he urged anti-abortion activists to stay united heading into the 2020 election. In a series of tweets about abortion, Trump did not state whether he...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May with her husband Philip leave after a church service near her Maidenhead constituency, England, Sunday May 19, 2019. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
May 19, 2019 - 7:17 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May plans a "bold offer" to Parliament to win support for her Brexit deal, urging lawmakers to look at her ideas with fresh eyes. Writing in The Sunday Times, May says her bill will come "with an improved package of measures that I believe can win new...
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Same-sex marriage supporters hug outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 17, 2019, after Taiwan's legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote Friday allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
May 17, 2019 - 5:48 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Gay couples in Taiwan plan a mass wedding registration after lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades. Legislators pressured by LGBT groups as well as by church...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, Dimitris Koufodinas smiles as he leaves Korydallos prison in western Athens. A Greek far-left extremist serving 11 life terms for a string of murders is vowing to continue "until the end" with a hunger strike after judges rejected his bid for new leave from prison. A lawyer representing Koufodinas, chief hit man for the November 17 group that killed 23 people from 1975-2000, says her client will also refuse medical assistance. (Yannis Kotsiaris/InTime News via AP, file)
May 17, 2019 - 7:37 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a far-left extremist convicted of 11 murders has been placed in intensive care after a 15-day hunger strike that has triggered violent protests by political sympathizers. The health ministry says the condition of Dimitris Koufodinas, the main hit man of...
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A pro Nicolas Maduro supporter Adrienne Pine is arrested, during the eviction of Maduro's supporters from the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
May 16, 2019 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four demonstrators who had staged a protest inside the Venezuelan Embassy for weeks were arrested Thursday, signaling a possible resolution to the extended standoff. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, told The Associated Press that police entered the embassy early in the...
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