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Hearing for Hong Kong democracy activists resumes after marathon session

Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) – The proceedings for 47 Hong Kong democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion resume on Tuesday, following a marathon hearing that extended well past midnight before it was adjourned after one of the defendants fainted. Lawyers for the defendants are challenging a prosecution bid to......

Britain scolds China over charging of Hong Kong activists

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab looks on as he walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 24, 2021. REUTERS/John Sibley LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Monday scolded China for a decision to charge 47 Hong Kong politicians and activists for conspiracy to commit subversion under the......

Outrage grows as attacks against Asian Americans continue to increase

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Activists and lawmakers say they are outraged by the rash of recent attacks against Asian Americans, and lack of attention the attacks have received. More than 3,000 hate crimes against Asian Americans have been reported since the pandemic began......

Trump to Dominate CPAC as Activists Assess Potential 2024 Candidates

New York Times
Mr. Scott, who is the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and will speak on Friday, released a video this week declaring that the “Republican civil war is canceled” and rallying opposition to Mr. Biden. But that was more easily said than done, coming days after Mr. Trump had......

The Activists Working to Remake the Food System

New York Times
Today, activism exists at every point in the food supply chain: how it’s produced (unsustainable farming practices; unsafe working conditions and exploitation of undocumented immigrants and prison labor; abuse of animals), who gets to produce it and how it’s sold (racial disparities in lending and investment; the corporate advantage of......

Activists call on Democrats to pass major election reforms as states move to restrict voting

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here But they have run into GOP opposition, particularly in the Senate, where the chamber has a 50-50 partisan split with Vice President Kamala Harris in a position to break ties. Under Senate rules, 60 votes are needed cut off......

Persecution of activists in Venezuela soars, say NGOs

Reuters
CARACAS (Reuters) – Detention, defamation, stigmatization and harassment of charities and rights activists in Venezuela increased 157% between 2019 and 2020, a group of non-governmental organisations said on Tuesday. “The cases seem to confirm the existence of a state policy of persecution,” said the group of three local and foreign......

How 19th-Century Activists Ditched Corsets for One-Piece Long Underwear

Smithsonian
In the 1870s, many female tourists to Manhattan sought out the city’s most curious boutiques—underwear stores that sold what was called “ladies’ hygienic underdress.” “Through sheer weariness they may have omitted Central Park, passed by Stewart’s, and forgotten Tiffany, but the ‘chemiloon’ is a thing to be remembered even when......

Amid racial turmoil, King’s legacy resonates as activists ‘carry that struggle on’

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Metro Detroiters mark annual holiday as some say the country is more unsettled over racial issues than at any time since King’s movement in the 1960s         Source link – Click for more To Return to the Main Aggregate......

Over 50 Hong Kong activists arrested for breaching security law-media

Reuters
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Over 50 pro-democratic activists in Hong Kong were arrested on Wednesday for breaking the city’s contentious national security law, local media reported, in the biggest crackdown yet against the democratic opposition under the new law. The arrests in the Asian financial hub included well known democratic......

Motel standoff ends in eviction for homeless activists

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A standoff in Fife, Washington, between a homeless advocacy group and local police, has ended in eviction. Fife police in hazmat suits move in on a the Travelodge motel Wednesday to clear out more than 40 homeless residents staying......

Motel standoff ends in eviction for homeless activists

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Police evicted a group of 40 homeless people and housing activists from a motel in Tacoma, Washington, after they occupied it for days without paying. Activists were pushing for the city to cover the costs, but the motel owner......

Samaa Abdulhadi: Activists call for release of ‘Palestinian techno queen’

BBC
Activists calling for Ms Abdulhadi’s release started an online petition that was signed by tens of thousands of people. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here GoCoin – Latest Cryptocurrency News and Trading...

Activists celebrate Argentina vote to legalise abortion

BBC
Argentina’s Congress has voted to legalise abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy. Senators voted with 38 in favour, 29 against, with one abstention. Activists have campaigned for years on the issue with crowds gathered on the streets of Buenos Aires to hear the result of the vote. The......

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