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Olympics officials are still negotiating a response to a U.S. podium protest.

New York Times
Matthew Futterman The standoff over free speech between the International Olympic Committee and U.S. Olympic officials continued on Tuesday, as the I.O.C. grappled with what to do if the Americans refused to penalize an athlete for violating rules limiting demonstrations on the medal podium. On Sunday night, Raven Saunders, a......

U.S. lawmaker spends night outside Capitol to protest return of evictions

Reuters
WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Cori Bush, who was evicted three times and lived in her car with her two children before her career in politics, spent a sleepless night on the U.S. Capitol steps to protest the end on Saturday of a pandemic freeze on evictions. Bush,......

U.S. fencers wear pink masks to protest against teammate accused of sexual misconduct.

New York Times
Jeré Longman Alen Hadzic, an alternate on the U.S. Olympic fencing team who is accused of sexual misconduct, has been ostracized in Tokyo and prevented from staying in the Olympic Village. On Friday, his teammates protested his presence face to face — or, more precisely, mask to mask. During introductions......

Representative Cori Bush sleeps outside Capitol to protest end of eviction freeze: “I know what it’s like”

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Congresswomen Cori Bush, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley slept outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday night in protest of the end of the eviction moratorium. The moratorium, which was enacted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is......

U.S. Olympic Fencers Wear Pink Masks in Protest of Teammate Accused of Sexual Misconduct – E! Online

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With the help of their COVID-19 masks, the U.S. men’s fencing team staged an apparent protest on the Olympic stage against their own teammate, who has been accused of sexual misconduct of… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News......

COVID-19 cases surge in Sydney as police cordon deters protest

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MELBOURNE, July 31 (Reuters) – Sydney’s coronavirus cases continued to surge on Saturday as police cordoned off the city’s central district, preventing a planned anti-lockdown protest from taking place. There were 210 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 reported in Sydney and vicinities that are under a weeks-long strict lockdown while......

Nigerian athletes in Olympic Village protest

ESPN
Nigeria’s track and field athletes staged a protest at the Olympic Village in Tokyo on Friday after administrative lapses by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria led to them being declared ineligible to compete. Marching through the Olympic Village, the athletes carried placards to air their grievances in a protest sparked......

Government denies Bezos’ protest of NASA giving lunar lander contract to Musk’s SpaceX

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jeff Bezos, owner of Blue Origin, introduces a new lunar landing module called Blue Moon during an event at the Washington Convention Center, May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images The U.S. Government Accountability Office on......

Ex-cop who stormed US Capitol is jailed after buying 37 guns and posting that ‘violence’ is better than ‘peaceful protest’ | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Department of Justice Items found by federal authorities in the home of Thomas Robertson Washington CNN —   A Virginia police officer who was fired after storming the US Capitol was jailed Wednesday by a federal judge because he......

Southeast Asia COVID-19 cases hit new highs, Malaysian doctors protest

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 (Reuters) – Thailand reported a record number of coronavirus cases on Monday, while Malaysia has notched up more than 1 million infections, as the virulent Delta variant carves a deadly path through Southeast Asia – now a global epicentre for the virus. Thailand had 15,376 new......

A largely maskless, sometimes violent protest against Sydney’s lockdown raises fears of superspreading.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Defying a statewide stay-at-home order and a worsening local outbreak driven by the Delta variant, 3,500 mostly maskless protesters clashed with police officers on Saturday in downtown Sydney, Australia’s largest city. The protest, against the city’s monthlong lockdown,......

IOC VP: Podiums no place for athlete protest

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As the Tokyo Olympics begin, the highest-ranking American on the International Olympic Committee cautioned athletes that the medal podium is no place for political statements, and suggested the IOC itself has no business in politics — even when a host country, such as China, home to the Winter Games in......

“Summer of Protest: 2020” Exhibition at Prama Art Space and Gallery Examines the 2020 Cleveland George Floyd Protests

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click to enlarge Photo by “No Numbers” Part of the Summer of Protest exhibition The “Summer of Protest: 2020” exhibition at Prama Art Space and Gallery in Parma opens tonight (6 to 9 p.m.) and runs through August 22. Featuring that document and express sentiments about last year’s protests in Northeast......

Smith, Carlos, Berry demand protest rule change

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TOKYO — Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Gwen Berry are among the more than 150 athletes, educators and activists who signed a letter Thursday urging the IOC not to punish participants who demonstrate at the Tokyo Games. The five-page letter, published on the eve of the Olympics, asks the IOC......

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