Political Activism

Traffic passes a building that was set ablaze during recent protests over government-set gasoline prices rises, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The demonstrations struck at least 100 cities and towns, spiraling into violence that saw banks, stores and police stations attacked and burned. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
November 21, 2019 - 10:10 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Six conservationists working to save the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah have been sentenced to prison on internationally criticized espionage charges in Iran, activists said Thursday, even as protests and unrest continue in parts of the country amid a...
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Scott Warren celebrates his verdict outside the Federal Courthouse outside the Federal Courthouse, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 in Tucson, Ariz. Warren was acquitted Wednesday on charges he illegally harbored two Central American immigrants at a camp in southern Arizona operated by a humanitarian group. (Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
November 20, 2019 - 5:01 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An activist was quickly acquitted Wednesday on charges he illegally harbored two Central American immigrants at a southern Arizona camp operated by a humanitarian group. The verdict by a jury in U.S. District Court came after jurors deliberated for about two hours in what was...
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November 20, 2019 - 12:03 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government troops shelled a camp hosting displaced people near the Turkish border in the country’s northwest Wednesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding others, Syrian opposition activists said. The attack came just hours after an airstrike on a nearby area killed six...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Scott Warren, center, speaks outside federal court, in Tucson, Ariz., after a mistrial was declared in the federal case against him. Warren is scheduled to testify Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, in the second criminal case against his actions as a member of a humanitarian aid group. Prosecutors say Warren was arrested in early 2018 after harboring two men who sneaked across the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan, File)
November 19, 2019 - 4:46 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A member of a humanitarian aid group whose criminal case has garnered international attention testified Tuesday that neutrality guides his work near the U.S.-Mexico border, denying that he has ever helped migrants hide or told them how to avoid authorities. That’s what U.S...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019 file photo, People carry the coffin of Ágatha Sales Felix, who was hit by a a stray bullet, at a cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Police announced on Tuesday, Nov. 19, that it was an officer that fired the shot that killed the 8-year-old girl. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
November 19, 2019 - 2:54 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A police officer fired the shot that killed an 8-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro this year, authorities said Tuesday, a finding that bolstered complaints by activists that the collateral damage of a crackdown on crime is too high. Ágatha Sales Félix was inside a van Sept. 20...
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This photo released by the Iranian Students' News Agency, ISNA, shows cars drive past a scorched public bus that remained on the street after protests that followed authorities' decision to raise gasoline prices, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, on Sunday backed the government's decision to raise gasoline prices and called angry protesters who have been setting fire to public property over the hike "thugs," signaling a potential crackdown on the demonstrations. (Morteza Zangane/ISNA via AP)
November 18, 2019 - 5:43 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Monday alternatively downplayed and demonized ongoing protests across the country that have killed at least five people and renewed pressure on the government as the country struggles under the weight of U.S. economic sanctions. The full scale of the...
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Father Edwin Roman attempts to convince the police to allow relatives of imprisoned and dead anti-government demonstrators to enter the San Miguel Arcangel Church in Masaya, Nicaragua, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The relatives have started a hunger strike to demand the freedom of their relatives, jailed for protesting against the government of President Daniel Ortega. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
November 18, 2019 - 1:26 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Sixteen Nicaraguan opposition activists, including 13 social leaders who were arrested as they tried to deliver water to hunger strikers protesting the incarceration of relatives they say are political prisoners, were charged Monday with allegedly transporting weapons. The...
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A yellow vest protester prepares coffee for fellow protesters in the l'Étoile yellow vests camp after a demonstration at the l'Étoile road toll lanes marking the one year anniversary of the yellow vest movement near Marseille, southern France, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2019. Some protests have clashed with police as yellow vest protesters are marking a year of protests, seeking what they see as economic justice for the French people with changes in government policies. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
November 17, 2019 - 5:30 am
PARIS (AP) — Yellow vest activists are staging fresh protests across France to mark the birth last year of their movement for economic justice, a day after scuffles between Paris police and activists marred the anniversary. Interior minister Christophe Castaner deplored Saturday’s violence on CNews...
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Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg waves from the 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran La Vagabonde as it departs Salt Ponds in Hampton, Va., on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Thunberg left North America on a return trip across the Atlantic hitching a renewable-energy ride with an Australian family aboard their catamaran. (Rob Ostermaier/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
November 13, 2019 - 1:43 pm
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg hitched a renewable-energy ride back to Europe on Wednesday, sailing into the Atlantic on a trip she hopes will get her to Madrid in time for another climate conference, and then home for the holidays. Thunberg tweeted as she took to...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Scott Warren, center, speaks outside federal court, in Tucson, Ariz., after a mistrial was declared in the federal case against him. The second trial against Warren, a border activist accused of harboring immigrants in the country illegally, is set to start on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan, File)
November 12, 2019 - 10:46 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge banned an Arizona border activist charged with harboring immigrants from mentioning President Donald Trump during his retrial, which began Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Raner Collins granted a motion by prosecutors to bar the mention of the president during the...
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