Political activism

FILE - In this March 14, 2019 file photo Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testifies during the House Oversight Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. New evidence paints a "disturbing picture" that racial discrimination may be the motive behind the Trump administration's push to ask everyone in the country about citizenship status, a federal judge wrote in a filing, Monday, June 24, 2019. In his court filing, U.S. District Judge George Hazel of Maryland reasoned that new evidence "potentially connects the dots between a discriminatory purpose" and a decision by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to add the citizenship question. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 24, 2019 - 1:21 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — New evidence paints a "disturbing picture" that racial discrimination may be the motive behind the Trump administration's push to ask everyone in the country about citizenship status, a federal judge wrote in a Monday filing. Last week, U.S. District Judge George Hazel of Maryland...
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June 24, 2019 - 9:24 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 - 3:53 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 - 7:46 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 - 5:23 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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Numerous environmental activists walk on a roadway on the site of the Garzweiler open-cast mine in Garzweiler, Germany, Saturday, June 22, 2019. The protests for more climate protection in the Rhineland continue. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)
June 23, 2019 - 8:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on climate protests around a coal mine in western Germany (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Hundreds of climate activists have ended their protest inside one of Germany's biggest open-pit mines after police repeatedly ordered them to leave and authorities pulled some protesters...
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In this Wednesday, June 19, 2019 photo, Cecilia Garcia, member of La Familia Latina Unida and founder of Family Reunification not Deportation, poses for a portrait after an emergency meeting plan of action on how to defend and protect undocumented communities of deportation ahead of President Donald J. Trump's announcement on immigration at Lincoln Methodist Church in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. Garcia's husband had been deported to Mexico after telling a suburban Chicago police officer during a 2012 traffic stop that he was living in the U.S. illegally. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
June 22, 2019 - 4:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Ceci Garcia believes that if her husband had a better understanding of his rights, he would have avoided deportation to Mexico after telling a suburban Chicago police officer during a 2012 traffic stop that he was living in the U.S. illegally. "He failed to remain silent," said the U...
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, right, poses for a photo with Venezuela's self proclaimed President Juan Guaido, left, and other opposition lawmakers, on the steps of the national assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, June 21, 2019. The United Nations' top human rights official is visiting Venezuela amid heightened international pressure on President Nicolás Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
June 21, 2019 - 1:43 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The United Nations' top human rights official met Friday in Caracas with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who is locked in a prolonged struggle with President Nicolás Maduro for control of the crisis-wracked country. Emerging from the meeting, Guaidó said he spoke...
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This April 16, 2019 photo shows Donna Durning at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Ky. an anti-abortion activist, said she was assaulted outside a Louisville abortion clinic. A Kentucky grand jury has declined to indict a Louisville woman accused of attacking Durning, an 82-year-old anti-abortion protester while leaving a woman's clinic in April. Court records show a grand jury decided against an assault charge on Thursday, June 20 for Janaya Alyce Gregory, who allegedly knocked Durning down outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic in April.Durning was hospitalized with a broken femur and cut to her head. (Matt Stone/Courier Journal via AP)
June 21, 2019 - 12:24 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky grand jury has declined to indict a Louisville woman accused of attacking an 82-year-old anti-abortion protester while leaving a women's clinic. Court records show a grand jury decided against an assault charge on Thursday for 32-year-old Janaya Alyce Gregory, who...
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Oyub Titiev, the head of a Chechnya branch of the prominent human rights group Memorial speaks to his supporters as he leaves a prison in Argun, Russia, Friday, June 21, 2019. Titiyev was released from a Russian prison on Friday morning, more than 18 months after first being detained on drug charges his supporters say were fabricated. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)
June 21, 2019 - 11:34 am
ARGUN, Russia (AP) — A prominent rights activist in the Russian province of Chechnya has been released on parole in a case that generated widespread international condemnation. Oyub Titiyev was released from jail Friday after a court in Chechnya ruled earlier this month to grant him parole. Titiyev...
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