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A global network of activists calls for November U.N. climate talks to be postponed over pandemic concerns.

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A global network of activists called on Tuesday for international climate talks scheduled for November in Scotland to be postponed, arguing that delegates from the most vulnerable nations would not be able to attend because of the pandemic. The Climate Action Network said in a statement that travel restrictions, surging......

Thai activists push for PM to quit as confidence vote looms

Reuters
A demonstrator participates in a protest over Thai government’s handling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and to demand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s resignation, in Bangkok, Thailand, September 2, 2021. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa BANGKOK, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters planned more demonstrations on Friday to demand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha......

Biden supports end to wolf protections — here’s why activists are worried

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Last year, the Trump administration announced that the gray wolf would be removed from the list of animals protected by the Endangered Species Act. Before gray wolves were protected by the act, the species was considered near extinction after......

The Incredible Story of Lesbian Activists Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | July 30, 2021, 7:22 a.m. In 2008, after 55 years together, Del Martin, age 87, and Phyllis Lyon, age 84, were finally wed in San Francisco, but it was for the second time. Four years earlier, before same-sex marriage was legalized in the state of California, during a......

Cleveland Indians become Cleveland Guardians

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Cleveland Indians become Cleveland Guardians – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The Cleveland Indians announced they are dropping the century-old moniker for a new name. Following years of pressure from activists and Native American groups, the Cleveland Indians will......

Military-grade spyware found on journalists and activists’ phones: report

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell Military-grade spyware licensed by an Israeli firm was used in attempts to hack into smartphones belonging to journalists and activists, according to a new investigation by The Washington Post and 16 media partners. The Post reported on Sunday that......

Israeli spyware used to target phones of journalists and activists, investigation finds

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An Israeli woman uses her iPhone in front of the building housing the Israeli NSO group, on August 28, 2016, in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv. Jack Guez | AFP | Getty Images Private Israeli spy software was used to hack......

Thai youth activists to go ahead with protest despite gatherings ban

Reuters
BANGKOK, July 18 (Reuters) – Thai youth activists vowed to stage a protest on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, despite a nation-wide ban on public gatherings imposed by the government amid surging coronavirus cases. Youth-led demonstrations last year attracted hundreds of thousands of people across......

Honduran court finds construction exec guilty in activist’s murder

Reuters
TEGUCIGALPA, July 5 (Reuters) – A former top executive of a Honduran construction firm was found guilty on Monday of being a collaborator in the 2016 murder of indigenous environmental activist Berta Caceres, a judge said in a court ruling. Roberto David Castillo, the former head of Desarrollos Energeticos, or......

Palestinians enraged by activist’s death march on Abbas compound

Reuters
Activist dies after arrest by security forces UN envoy demands inquiry Activist repeatedly struck on head, family says Banat accused Palestinian Authority of corruption HEBRON, West Bank, June 24 (Reuters) – Hundreds of angry Palestinians marched towards Mahmoud Abbas’s presidential compound in the occupied West Bank on Thursday to demand......

Democrats and Activists Focus on the Filibuster After a Defeat on Voting Rights

New York Times
For Democrats, the only way to break their voting rights legislation free of Republican opposition is by changing the Senate’s filibuster rules — an institution-shaking step that so far remains out of reach. But while the filibuster is proving hard to kill, it has been wounded. The unanimous Republican refusal......

Activists fight back as Juneteenth milestone is undercut by GOP discriminatory voting bills

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “We are still trying to make the promise of Juneteenth a reality particularly as it regards to voting rights,” said Cliff Albright, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, a community advocacy group, which launches a new Freedom Rides bus tour......

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