Political Activism

This undated photo provided by the National Women's Hall of Fame shows actress, author and political activist Jane Fonda, who is among the 10 members of the National Women's Hall of Fame Class of 2019, that was announced Friday, March 8, 2019, in New York City. (Courtesy of National Women's Hall of Fame Class via AP)
March 08, 2019 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are being inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. They are among 10 members of the Class of 2019, announced Friday. The other honorees are: Civil rights activist Angela Davis; Native...
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In this Jan., 7, 2019, photo, Rep. Karianne Lisonbee, R - Clearfield, speaks during the Utah Taxpayers Association 2019 legislative outlook conference, in Salt Lake City. A nationwide push to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors looked like it could succeed in conservative Utah after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said it wouldn't stand in the way, but the effort ground to a halt this week. Lisonbee sponsored the changes and insisted she was looking for a compromise that would still protect LGBTQ kids. But activists say some of her Facebook comments revealed by The Associated Press indicate that she supports the debunked practice. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
March 08, 2019 - 3:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A nationwide push to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors looked like it could succeed in conservative Utah after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said it wouldn't stand in the way, but the effort ground to a halt this week. Conversion therapy has a long...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2017 file photo, hard-line cleric Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a 2017 presidential election rally in Tehran, Iran. On Thursday March 7, 2019, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named Raisi as the country's new judiciary chief. That’s sparked concern from rights activists over his involvement in the execution of thousands in the 1980s. Raisi’s selection comes after he was trounced by incumbent Hassan Rouhani in the country’s 2017 presidential election. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
March 07, 2019 - 8:47 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A hard-line cleric once thought to be a possible successor to Iran's supreme leader was appointed head of the Islamic Republic's judiciary Thursday, sparking concern from rights activists over his involvement in the execution of thousands in the 1980s. Ebrahim...
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March 07, 2019 - 4:13 am
GENEVA (AP) — Three dozen Western countries have delivered unusually strong criticism of Saudi Arabia at the U.N.'s top human rights body, urging the Gulf nation to disclose "all information available" on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Ambassador Harald Aspelund of Iceland told the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attends a signing ceremony for a strategic cooperation treaty following his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia. Amnesty International said on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, that dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government. The international rights group said the attacks appear "to be part of a sustained campaign to intimidate and silence critics" of el-Sissi's government. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
March 06, 2019 - 5:13 am
CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government, an international rights group said Wednesday. Amnesty International said it analyzed dozens of suspicious emails and the...
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March 05, 2019 - 6:53 am
CAIRO (AP) — A one-day strike shuttered businesses and emptied streets in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and other parts of the country on Tuesday, activists said, as pressure mounted on longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down following more than two months of deadly protests...
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March 04, 2019 - 7:51 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women's rights activists from 128 nations are launching a public campaign Tuesday for an international treaty to end violence against women and girls, a global scourge estimated by the United Nations to affect 35 percent of females worldwide. The campaign led by the Seattle-...
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FILE-In this Thursday, June 14, 2012 file photo, James Stern of Jackson, Miss., at a news conference in Jackson, Miss. One of the largest and oldest neo-Nazi groups in the U.S. appears to have an unlikely new leader: Stern, a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
March 02, 2019 - 2:34 pm
MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A black activist said he has taken the helm of what has been billed as one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups to put it out of business. Corporate records show James Stern of Moreno Valley, California, is now president of the National Socialist Movement. He...
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Protesters and state troopers stand off in the Tennessee Capitol during a demonstration calling for the removal of a bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early Ku Klux Klan leader in Nashville, Tenn, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi)
February 28, 2019 - 7:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two African-American activists were arrested Thursday, the final day of Black History Month, while demanding lawmakers remove a bust from the state Capitol of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early Ku Klux Klan leader. The protest followed a tense news conference...
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Police stand guard in a neighborhood as negotiations between government and opposition delegations begin in Managua, Nicaragua, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Representatives of President Daniel Ortega and the opposition sat down face-to-face in a restart of long-stalled talks on resolving the country’s political crisis Wednesday, shortly after authorities released dozens of people arrested in last year’s crackdown on anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
February 27, 2019 - 5:47 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Representatives of President Daniel Ortega and the opposition sat down face-to-face in a restart of long-stalled talks on resolving Nicaragua's political crisis Wednesday, shortly after authorities released dozens of people arrested in last year's crackdown on anti-...
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