Political Activism

FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen waves to press during an offshore anti-terrorism drill outside the Taipei harbor in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Recent anti-government protests in Hong Kong are echoing in Taiwan, possibly giving the island's President Tsai a lift in her campaign to resist Beijing's pressure for political unification and win a second term in next year's elections. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, file)
July 01, 2019 - 7:40 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Recent anti-government protests in Hong Kong are echoing in Taiwan, possibly giving the island's President Tsai Ing-wen a lift in her campaign to resist Beijing's pressure for political unification and win a second term in next year's elections. The demonstrations sparked by Hong...
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Sudanese protesters write graffiti on a billboard during a demonstration against the military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The demonstrations came amid a weeks long standoff between the ruling military council and protest leaders. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
July 01, 2019 - 8:14 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese activists said Monday that at least 11 people were killed in clashes with security forces during mass demonstrations demanding a transition to civilian rule. Tens of thousands of Sudanese flooded the streets of the capital, Khartoum, and other areas on Sunday in the...
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June 27, 2019 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Political unease over the White House's tough talk against Iran is reviving questions about President Donald Trump's ability to order military strikes without approval from Congress. The Senate is heading toward a vote Friday on an amendment to a sweeping Defense bill that would...
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President Donald Trump's Twitter feed is photographed on an Apple iPad in New York, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Trump’s next tweet might come with a warning label. Starting Thursday tweets that Twitter deems in the public interest, but which violate the service’s rules, will be obscured by a warning explaining the violation. Users will have to tap through the warning to see the underlying message. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
June 27, 2019 - 10:51 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Presidents and other world leaders and political figures who use Twitter to threaten or abuse others could find their tweets slapped with warning labels. The new policy, announced by the company on Thursday, comes amid complaints from activists and others that President Donald...
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Riot police clear barricades blocked by protesters outside the police headquarters as thousands gathered to demand for an independent inquiry into a heavy-handed police crackdown at a protest earlier this month, in Hong Kong during the early hours of Thursday, June 27, 2019. Thousands of people joined Hong Kong's latest protest rally Wednesday night against legislation they fear would erode the city's freedoms, capping a daylong appeal to world leaders ahead of a G-20 summit this week that brings together the heads of China, the United States and other major nations. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 27, 2019 - 4:25 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters opposed to legislation they fear would reduce Hong Kong's judicial independence rallied outside the Justice Department on Thursday, as the territory's leader remained out of public view for a second week. A few hundred people staged a sit-in on the street in front of the...
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Environmental activists celebrate their victory outside the supreme court building after a tribunal ruling on the construction of a coal-fired power plant, in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The Kenyan tribunal blocked the construction of the government-backed plant in Lamu County, which hosts a UNESCO world heritage site and which activists said would cause environmental damage. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
June 26, 2019 - 9:12 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan environmental tribunal Wednesday blocked the construction of a government-backed coal power plant in Lamu County, which hosts a UNESCO world heritage site. Environmental rights activists celebrated the decision inside and outside the court. Environmental groups had...
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June 24, 2019 - 6:24 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An activist in Poland has been arrested and charged with the crime of insulting the Polish nation for chanting "Down with Polish fascism!" in response to Polish nationalists disturbing a public event. The incident comes under a conservative nationalist government that has used...
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A security guard tries to close the entrance to the Hong Kong Revenue Tower as protesters block people from entering in Hong Kong on Monday, June 24, 2019. Hong Kong has been rocked by major protests for the past two weeks over legislative proposals that many view as eroding the territory's judicial independence and, more broadly, as a sign of Chinese government efforts to chip away at the city's freedoms. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 24, 2019 - 12:53 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters fearing an erosion of Hong Kong's legal autonomy blocked access to a government office building for nearly two hours Monday and plan more demonstrations to draw the attention of leaders attending the G-20 summit this week. About 100 demonstrators jammed the entryway and...
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Revelers are reflected in a building's windows during the annual gay pride parade along Paulista avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
June 23, 2019 - 4:46 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people filled a main São Paulo thoroughfare for one of the world's largest LGBT pride parades — the first since the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. Nineteen moving stages dotted the avenue with live performances by well-known Brazilian...
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Revelers attends the annual gay pride parade along Paulista avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
June 23, 2019 - 2:23 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people filled a main São Paulo thoroughfare for one of the world's largest LGBT pride parades — the first since the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. Nineteen moving stages dotted the avenue with live performances by well-known Brazilian...
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