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Rare activist investor showdown in the Gulf sees Dubai’s Emirates REIT cancel debt restructuring plan

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A major Dubai property investment fund is in the spotlight after its lenders blocked a debt restructuring plan and raised “serious concerns” about its transparency and governance.  Dubai-based Emirates REIT was forced to withdraw a restructuring proposal for its $400 million dollar Islamic bond after a rare campaign of investor......

Israel arrests Palestinian activist Muna el-Kurd in East Jerusalem

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From the property, she and her brother Mohammed have used social media to bring the issue of the potential forced eviction of several Palestinian families to international attention. The families include her own, which has lived in East Jerusalem for decades. BBC – For more and to sign up click......

Israeli police detain Palestinian activist twins from East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah

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Israeli police detained two prominent Palestinian activists on Sunday who have become the face of a campaign to halt Palestinian evictions from a flashpoint East Jerusalem neighbourhood. Supporters of Muna and Mohammed El-Kurd, who are twins, say their detention is part of a broader Israeli effort to halt opposition to......

Activist firm Engine No. 1 claims third Exxon board seat

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A third Exxon board seat has been claimed by Engine No. 1, the activist firm that’s been targeting the oil giant over its dependence on fossil fuels, the company said in a statement Wednesday. The announcement, which is still based......

National Black Power Convention activist predicts a time will come when black Americans will ‘kill everything white in sight’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lawrence Richard An activist at the National Black Power Convention warned a time will come when black Americans will “kill everything white in sight.” “We’re pushing death to white supremacy. Death to capitalism. Death to imperialism. And death to......

Anti-gun-violence activist Kina Collins announces primary challenge to Illinois Democrat Danny Davis

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Davis has been a target of progressive insurgents in recent cycles, winning each time while seeing his vote total slip. He fended off three challengers in 2020, including Collins, who is now running with the support of Justice Democrats......

Engine No. 1 wins at least 2 Exxon board seats as activist pushes for climate strategy change

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A view of the Exxon Mobil refinery in Baytown, Texas. Jessica Rinaldi | Reuters This is breaking news. Please check back for updates. Activist firm Engine No. 1 has won at least two board seats at Exxon following a historic......

Roman Protasevich: A Belarus Activist Who ‘Refused to Live in Fear’

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here WARSAW — Since his teenage years as a rebellious high school student in Belarus and continuing into his 20s while in exile abroad, Roman Protasevich faced so many threats from the country’s security apparatus — of violent beatings,......

Exxon Mobil Faces Off Against Activist Investors on Climate Change

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“I don’t expect a meaningful change in strategy such as large investments in renewables,” said Allen Good, a Morningstar analyst. But he said a victory for the dissidents “would be a signal that shareholders don’t think current initiatives have gone far enough, and that could spur further change.” There have......

Belarus accused of ‘hijacking’ plane to arrest activist, provoking outrage in the West

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Belarus has provoked condemnation and outrage in the West after it reportedly forced a commercial flight carrying a political activist to land in the country and promptly arrested the opposition figure. The Eastern European country, which has strong links with......

DOJ seizes $90,000 from Insurgence USA activist who sold riot footage to media outlets

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jerry Dunleavy The Justice Department has seized the roughly $90,000 that John Sullivan, a self-styled leftist activist disavowed by Black Lives Matter leaders, was paid by media outlets for footage he took during the storming of the Capitol in......

An activist investor may urge Duke Energy to ‘get back to basics’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A view of Duke Energy’s Marshall Power Plant in Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, November 29, 2018. Chris Keane | Reuters Company: Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) Business: Duke operates as an energy company in the United States that is the product......

Deleted video shows Greene taunting Ocasio-Cortez’s Capitol Hill office in 2019

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cristina Marcos A video from February 2019 published by CNN on Friday shows Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneThe Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she’s meeting with Trump ‘soon’ in Florida QAnon site......

Erased From a Davos Photo, a Ugandan Climate Activist Is Back in the Picture

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She chanced upon environmental activism in 2018 after graduating with a business degree from Makerere University. With no job lined up, Ms. Nakate volunteered with the Rotary Club organization, where she was researching the biggest challenges facing local areas and how she could help. That was when she realized that......

Tarana Burke and Brené Brown discuss race, vulnerability and shame in new book

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Tarana Burke and Brené Brown discuss race, vulnerability and shame in new book – CBS News Watch CBSN Live On “CBS This Morning,” Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, and New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown discuss......

In Japan Inc, activist investors come in from the cold

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A man passes a logo of Japan’s Olympus Corp outside the company showroom in Tokyo December 21, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/File Photo Yasuo Takeuchi remembers the horror he felt in 2017 when, as chief financial officer of Japan’s Olympus Corp (7733.T), he was told an activist investor had taken a stake......

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