Political Activism

FILE - In this April 8, 2019, file photo, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah addresses his supporters during an election campaign rally in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Abdullah, 81, also the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested Monday under the Public Safety Act at his residence in Srinagar, the summer capital of the disputed region. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan, File)
September 16, 2019 - 12:53 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial. Farooq Abdullah, 81, who also was the former chief minister...
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Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg, center in blue, joins other young climate activists Friday for a climate strike outside the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 13, 2019 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who helped spark a youth-driven push for climate change, has come to Washington. On Friday, Thunberg and about 1,500 protesters, many of them schoolchildren, marched and chanted near the White House. Thunberg, who is 16, gained international...
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Local residents sing a theme song written by protesters "Glory be to thee" at a shopping mall in Hong Kong Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam reassured foreign investors Wednesday that the Asian financial hub can rebound from months of protests, despite no sign that the unrest will subside. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 12, 2019 - 3:27 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people belted out a new protest song at Hong Kong's shopping malls in an act of resistance that highlighted the creativity of demonstrators in their months-long fight for democratic freedoms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Activists and ordinary citizens sang...
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September 09, 2019 - 8:30 pm
The National Rifle Association sued San Francisco on Monday over the city's recent declaration that the gun-rights lobby is a "domestic terrorist organization." The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, accuses city officials of violating the gun lobby's...
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Spanish U.N peacekeepers patrol the Lebanese side of the Lebanese-Israeli border in the southern village of Kfar Kila, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Lebanon's state-run National News Agency said Monday that Israel's air force attacked a Palestinian base in the country's east near the border with Syria. Lebanese President Michel Aoun told the U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Jan Kubis, that the attacks violate a U.N. Security Council resolution that ended the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
September 09, 2019 - 2:15 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Unknown warplanes targeted an arms depot and posts of Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border, killing at least 18 fighters in a nighttime attack, Syrian opposition activists said Monday. A Syrian security official said Israeli jets staged the airstrikes, but...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, a sign is displayed at an AT&T retail store in Miami. Activist hedge fund manager Elliott Management is making a new $3.2 billion investment in AT&T, saying the company could be valued at more than $60 a share by 2021's end. AT&T stock jumped nearly 6% to $38.31 in Monday, Sept. 9, premarket trading. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
September 09, 2019 - 7:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Activist hedge fund manager Elliott Management is making a new $3.2 billion investment in AT&T, roughly a 1% stake, and calling for changes at the company such as selling assets and paying down debt. The move comes as AT&T readies a streaming service following its $81...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 file photo, Police detain an activist during a protest in the center of Moscow, Russia, . People rallied Saturday against the exclusion of some city council candidates from Moscow's upcoming election. A seemingly second-tier local election has evolved into a major challenge to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, triggering the biggest protests against his rule in seven years and causing divisions among his top lieutenants. (AP Photo/File)
September 07, 2019 - 12:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A seemingly second-tier local election has evolved into a major challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin, triggering the biggest protests against his rule in seven years and causing divisions among his top lieutenants. Although the protests were sparked by the exclusion of some...
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In this Saturday, July 27, 2019, photo, provided by Alexei Abanin, Olga Misik, member of the small, grassroots group Bessrochka, sits in front of police officers during an unsanctioned rally in the center of Moscow. Despite the group’s small numbers, its use of new digital tools and efforts to self-organize mark a shift in civil consciousness previously unseen in Russia. (Alexei Abanin via AP)
September 06, 2019 - 2:39 am
MOSCOW (AP) — It's a scene many Muscovites have grown used to seeing this summer as a new wave of anti-government demonstrations gripped the Russian capital: Two masked, heavily clad riot policemen drag away a shrieking teenager as the protesters around them try to free her. But then the two...
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Merkel visits China from Sept. 6-7, 2019. (Roman Pilipey/Pool Photo via AP)
September 06, 2019 - 1:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong residents should be protected, adding that a solution to the Chinese city's political crisis can only be achieved through dialogue and violence should be avoided. Merkel met with Chinese Premier Li...
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A man watches the television message that Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam makes an announcement on the extradition bill, at a home electronics retailer in Hong Kong, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Chief Executive Lam has announced the government will formally withdraw an extradition bill that has sparked months of demonstrations in the city, bowing to one of the protesters' demands. The bill would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China for trials. It sparked massive protests that have become increasingly violent and caused the airport to shut down earlier this month. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 04, 2019 - 8:35 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced Wednesday the withdrawal of an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations, bowing to one of the protesters' demands in the hope of ending the increasingly violent unrest. But activists rejected the decision as insufficient...
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