Political Activism

Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, left, and Hatice Cengiz, right, the fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi, applaud a speaker during a ceremony near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, marking the one-year anniversary of his death, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. A vigil was held outside the consulate building Wednesday, starting at 1:14 p.m. (1014 GMT) marking the time Khashoggi walked into the building where he found tragic death. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
October 02, 2019 - 8:20 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos joined activists and friends of Jamal Khashoggi near Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday, and demanded justice for the journalist on the first-year anniversary of his horrific death at the hands of Saudi agents. The memorial began just...
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Thousands of secession supporters march during a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday Oct. 1, 2019. Larger protests were scheduled later in the day amid heightened security measures across the wealthy Catalonia region of 7.5 million people, where separatist sentiment has been on the rise for nearly a decade. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 01, 2019 - 2:27 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of supporters of the secession of Catalonia from the rest of Spain marched in Barcelona on Tuesday to mark two years since a banned independence referendum that shook Spanish politics and set off the nation's worst institutional crisis in decades. More rallies were...
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Students gather during a school children's strike event in support of protest movement in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Hong Kong authorities Monday rejected an appeal for a major pro-democracy march on National Day’s holiday after two straight days of violent clashes between protesters and police in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory roused fears of more showdowns that would embarrass Beijing. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
September 30, 2019 - 4:01 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned Monday of the potential for protesters in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory to engage in violence "one step closer to terrorism" during this week's National Day events, an assertion ridiculed by activists as propaganda meant to scare people from taking...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2010 file photo, Ed Buck crashes a campaign appearance for Meg Whitman, not shown, then a Republican candidate for governor of California, in Los Angeles. It took more than two years from the first overdose death in political donor Buck's apartment until his arrest this month. In the time in between, another man died in the West Hollywood home, another had a close brush with death and several others reporting harrowing encounters with the gay white man who preyed on young black men to satisfy a drug-fueled sexual fetish. Activists who pushed for Buck's arrest wonder why it took so long to lock him up. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
September 29, 2019 - 9:16 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — When a dead man was carried out of Ed Buck's apartment two years ago, members of the gay political club he lavished with thousands of dollars in political donations swiftly ousted him. Buck attempted a comeback in early January, less than six months after prosecutors...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, walks with Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Michel Barnier is meeting with Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney and UK Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay on Friday, seeking a way to unblock the stalled negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the bloc. (Johanna Geron, Pool Photo via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 4:14 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plans to leave the European Union (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A court in Northern Ireland has rejected a court case arguing that the British government's Brexit plans will damage the peace process. The Belfast Court of Appeal Friday dismissed the case, which...
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Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 25, 2019 - 12:33 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is among four people named Wednesday as the winners of a Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "Alternative Nobel." Thunberg is being recognized "for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action...
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Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, center, of Sweden, walks with an entourage after passing a security checkpoint while appearing at the United Nations, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 24, 2019 - 8:00 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — She stepped onto the biggest of global stages to face the most diverse of audiences, and she made it count. "How dare you?" she kept saying to some of the world's most powerful people. "You are failing us," she told them. Sometimes, a moment and a person align. For 16-year-old...
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This Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel McMahon, 31, of Brandon, Fla. A Justice Department spokeswoman said McMahon was indicted in Virginia on charged that include bias-motivated interference with a candidate for elective office. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 4:44 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A white man charged with cyberstalking and making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia was ordered Monday to remain in custody, in a case that could test the boundaries of when online trolling becomes a criminal threat. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Wilson ordered...
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White Lake resident D.J. Calma of White Lake, second from left and has worked for General Motors in four different plants in 12 years, chants in unison "No contract! No work!" as they circle at one of the Flint Assembly Plant entrance, blocking through traffic during the fourth day of the national UAW strike against GM on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 in Flint. The United Auto Workers union and its roughly 49,000 members at GM plants in the U.S. have been on strike since Monday, Sept. 16 because contract negotiations with the automaker had broken down. It's the first national UAW strike since 2007, when GM workers were out for two days. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
September 22, 2019 - 1:49 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It's a union they long have aligned with politically. There were no doughnuts from...
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September 21, 2019 - 8:12 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Fresh off a climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders have gathered at the United Nations to demand radical moves to fight climate change. Swedish 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg started...
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