Political Activism

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the SEIU Unions For All Summit in Los Angeles. A battle is emerging between presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Harris for the support of black women, the Democratic Party’s most loyal and consistent voters. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
November 09, 2019 - 5:29 am
Kamala Harris got a much needed boost this past week when the California senator picked up the endorsement of Higher Heights, the country's largest political organization aimed at electing black women. But Elizabeth Warren would not be outdone. A day after Harris' announcement, the Massachusetts...
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Andres Petreselli paints a mural on the side of a building depicting Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 08, 2019 - 10:24 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is staring down at pedestrians in the heart of San Francisco where an artist is painting a massive mural of the Nobel Peace Prize nominee. SFGate reports Friday that Argentine muralist Andres Iglesias, who signs his art with the pseudonym...
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In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 photo Singer Tania Saleh takes pictures by her mobile phone at the martyrs square where the ongoing anti-government take place everyday, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Saleh grew up amid a civil war that has robbed her of her childhood. Of her friends and neighbors. And of the Lebanon she so loved. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
November 08, 2019 - 10:17 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's protests are bringing out people from across the country's spectrum of faiths and communities trying to throw out the entire ruling elite. They give a glimpse into a Lebanon transcending longtime divisions among sects. But the young protesters face an entrenched political...
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Anti-government protesters throw stones at security forces during clashes in the al-Rasheed street in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The demonstrators complain of widespread corruption, lack of job opportunities and poor basic services, including regular power cuts despite Iraq's vast oil reserves. They have snubbed limited economic reforms proposed by the government, calling for it to resign. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 08, 2019 - 9:55 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most senior Shiite cleric urged political leaders Friday to find a way out of the current cycle of anti-government protests and a subsequent security crackdown that has left more than 250 people dead, saying the country faces "great risks" if it continues. The protests...
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Cambodia's most prominent opposition politician Sam Rainsy clenches his fist as he is attempting to return to Cambodia Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris. Sam Rainsy is attempting to return to Cambodia from his self-imposed exile to force out the long-serving leadership but may not be let on Thursday's Paris-Bangkok flight. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 07, 2019 - 4:51 pm
PARIS (AP) — Cambodia's most prominent opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, was stopped from boarding a flight in Paris on Thursday in his attempt to return home to challenge his country's longtime autocratic leader, but he assured his followers he will go ahead with his plan. He and fellow leaders of...
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In this Aug. 12, 2019, photo, pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho, left, attends a demonstration of an anti-riot vehicle equipped with water cannon at the Police Tactical Unit Headquarters in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police say an anti-government supporter stabbed and wounded the pro-Beijing lawmaker who was campaigning for local elections. The government condemned the attack on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 against Ho, a hate figure for protesters, and said police arrested the assailant. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 06, 2019 - 4:09 am
HONG KONG (AP) — An anti-government assailant stabbed and wounded a pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker who was election campaigning Wednesday, police said, in another escalation of violence surrounding the protests demanding political reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Junius Ho has...
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FILE - This June 14, 2012, file photo shows James Hart Stern, of Jackson, Miss., at a news conference in Jackson, Miss. Stern, who took control of one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups, and vowed to dismantle it, has died amid a legal fight over who would lead the group. James Stern died Oct. 11, 2019 after getting hospice care for cancer, according to one of his attorneys, Bob Ross, and a friend, Arne Edward List. Stern died at home in Moreno Valley, California, List said. He was 55. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
November 04, 2019 - 3:07 pm
A black activist who took control of one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups — and vowed to dismantle it — has died amid a legal fight over who would lead the group. James Stern died Oct. 11 after getting hospice care for cancer, according to one of his attorneys, Bob Ross, and a friend, Arne...
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FILE - In this Aug.25, 2019 file photo, demonstrators hold up upside down portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron during a protest in Bayonne, France. One by one, environmental activists around France have been taking portraits of President Emmanuel Macron down from scattered town halls this year. The portrait-removers, have been facing trials around the country, with some fined, others released. An appeals court in Lyon is reconsidering the first conviction handed down over portrait removal Tuesday. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
November 03, 2019 - 1:24 am
LYON, France (AP) — Is stealing a presidential portrait a prison-worthy crime? Or a laudable act of civil disobedience? Courts around France are grappling with this question in response to an unusual new environmental movement that's aiming to press French President Emmanuel Macron to do more to...
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Anti-government protesters rest during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
November 02, 2019 - 11:03 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters Saturday, killing at least one and wounding more than 200 in the capital Baghdad and in the country's south, police officials and a semi-official human rights commission said...
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In this Oct. 30, 2019, photo, Iraqi anti-government protesters hang their demands and slogans while standing on a building near Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq. An abandoned building in central Baghdad has emerged as the epicenter of anti-government protests in Iraq, with hundreds holed up inside. The Saddam Hussein-era building known as the “Turkish Restaurant” overlooks Tahrir Square, the Tigris River and the Green Zone, and protesters who took it over on Oct. 25 have sworn not to leave it. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
November 02, 2019 - 4:13 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The protesters stand by the thousands on the abandoned building's open floors, waving Iraqi flags and cheering. Some sit on the edge, feet dangling in the air from high floors as they sway to blasting music. They have a bird's-eye view of Baghdad — and the tens of thousands of...
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