Political Activism

In this Saturday, March 21, 2020 photo, a food delivery scooter passes Barbar Restaurant that now offers food for delivery only, after most of the shops and restaurants closed as part of the preventive measures against the coronavirus, in Beirut, Lebanon. Through 15 years of civil war and various bouts of violence since, Lebanon's Barbar eatery never closed its doors, forging ahead through difficult times while continuously serving up sandwiches to customers -- even if it meant doing so from behind sandbags during the conflict. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
March 25, 2020 - 11:05 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Through 15 years of civil war and various bouts of violence since, Lebanon's Barbar eatery never closed its doors, serving up sandwiches to customers even if it meant doing so from behind sandbags. The coronavirus pandemic, however, has managed to do what various wars could not: Close...
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March 24, 2020 - 2:48 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Unidentified gunmen shot to death a lawyer and activist who defended a rural tract against development near the Mexican city of Cuernavaca, Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Tuesday. The governmental commission issued a statement condemning the killing of Isaac...
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March 20, 2020 - 1:35 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities on Friday released a prominent political activist amid calls for the country to let thousands of others go free to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading among the prison population. According to human rights groups, there are tens of thousands jailed in Egypt...
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In this March 6, 2020, photo, Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Express aircraft line up on the tarmac at the Hong Kong International Airport. Hong Kong low-cost airline HK Express, part of the Cathay Pacific Group, said Friday, March 20, 2020 it was suspending all flights through the end of April due to falling demand amid the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 20, 2020 - 1:27 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong low-cost airline HK Express, part of the Cathay Pacific Group, said Friday it was suspending all flights through the end of April due to falling demand amid the coronavirus outbreak. The decision adds to a wave of flight cancelations by Asian airlines as demand plunges...
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March 18, 2020 - 4:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Kotlowitz's “An American Summer,” an intimate chronicle of gun violence in Chicago, has won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. Kerri K. Greenidge's “Black Radical,” a biography of civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter, received an award for history. Both the Lukas prize...
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March 14, 2020 - 8:05 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Police in the Russian capital have detained dozens of people at a protest against political repression outside the headquarters of the Federal Security Service. The OVD-Info group that monitors arrests at demonstrations in Russia said 49 people were detained on Saturday. It was not...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session prior to voting for constitutional amendments at the State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Putin says he supports a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow him to seek another term and remain in power. Putin gave his support Tuesday to the amendment put forward by a lawmaker who as a Soviet cosmonaut became the first woman to fly to space.(Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
March 11, 2020 - 11:25 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers on Wednesday rapidly rubber-stamped sweeping constitutional changes that could keep President Vladimir Putin in power until 2036. If Putin won and completed two more terms as president, it would make him the ruler of Russia for 36 years — longer than any other leader...
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A police officer stands behind her riot shield covered in red paint during an International Women's Day march in Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Protests against gender violence in Mexico have intensified in recent years amid an increase in killings of women and girls.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
March 08, 2020 - 6:05 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Women filled the streets of the world's largest cities Sunday to protest gender violence and inequality on International Women’s Day, with the mothers of murdered girls leading a march in Mexico City and participants in Paris inveighing against the “virus of the patriarchy.”...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands during a news conference after their talks in the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 5, 2020. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, say they have reached agreements that could end fighting in northwestern Syria. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
March 06, 2020 - 4:21 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Idlib's skies were completely free of Russian and Syrian government warplanes for the first time in weeks Friday, and residents reported a relative but tense calm as a cease-fire deal brokered by Turkey and Russia took hold in Syria's northwestern province. The truce halted a...
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February 29, 2020 - 6:17 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, who poured millions of dollars into his Democratic presidential campaign, is ending his bid after a disappointing finish in the South Carolina primary. Steyer was set to announced Saturday night in Columbia that he was dropping out of the White...
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