Political activism

Demonstrators gather in Sudan's capital of Khartoum, Friday, April 12, 2019. The Sudanese protest movement has rejected the military's declaration that it has no ambitions to hold the reins of power for long after ousting the president of 30 years, Omar al-Bashir. (AP Photo)
April 13, 2019 - 1:49 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese political parties and movements behind nearly four months of anti-government protests met with the country's military on Saturday, activists and the military said, holding the first talks since the army forced President Omar al-Bashir from power two days ago. The meeting came...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, Don Damond, the fiance of Justine Damond, is comforted outside his home by Valerie Castile, the mother of Philando Castile, as demonstrators march by Damond's home in honor of Justine Damond, in Minneapolis. Both Philando Castile and Justine Damond were shot and killed by Minneapolis police officers. The fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an unarmed white woman, by a Somali-American police officer has flipped the racial narrative seen in most police shootings, and some activists say there wouldn’t have been charges if the victim had been black and the officer had been white. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)
April 13, 2019 - 9:16 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When an unarmed white woman who called 911 to report a crime was fatally shot by a black, Somali American police officer in Minneapolis, the racial dynamic seen in many police shooting cases in the U.S. was flipped on its head, and a different narrative emerged. Justine Ruszczyk...
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Protesters celebrate after listening to a judgment during a rally demanding the abolition of abortion law outside of the Constitutional Court in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 11, 2019. South Korea's Constitutional Court has ruled that the country's decades-long ban on abortions is incompatible with the constitution, setting up a likely easing of restrictions. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
April 11, 2019 - 5:42 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a major reversal, South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the easing of the country's decades-old ban on most abortions, one of the strictest in the developed world. Abortions have been largely illegal in South Korea since 1953, though convictions for...
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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris speaks during a town hall meeting at the University of Iowa, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 11, 2019 - 12:12 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — White House hopeful Kamala Harris has nabbed her first Iowa endorsement from a major state Democratic activist. Jean Hessburg, a former Iowa Democratic Party executive director and the current chair of the party's Women's Caucus, told The Associated Press that she's...
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A Sudanese soldier protects protesters at a demonstration near the military headquarters, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in the capital Khartoum, Sudan. Activists behind anti-government protests in Sudan say security forces have killed at least seven people, including a military officer, in another attempt to break up the sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum. A spokeswoman for the Sudanese Professionals Association, said clashes erupted again early Tuesday between security forces and protesters who have been camping out in front of the complex in Khartoum since Saturday. (AP Photo)
April 09, 2019 - 12:35 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces tried again to break up an anti-government sit-in outside military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, killing at least 14 people Tuesday, activists behind the demonstration said. The deaths brought the total number of fatalities in the sit-in since the...
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Occupy Central leaders, from right, Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man, Chu Yiu-ming, Tanya Chan and Eason Chung shout slogans before entering a court in Hong Kong, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Nine leaders of the 2014 Hong Kong pro-democracy movement arrived the court to hear the verdicts in their trial. The co-founders of the "Occupy Central" campaign - legal Professor Benny Tai, sociology professor Chan Kin-man and retired pastor Chu Yiu-ming - are facing charges related to the planning and implementation of the campaign which became part of the large-scale pro-democracy Umbrella Movement protests which were carried out 79 days between September and December 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 09, 2019 - 6:21 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court found nine leaders of 2014 pro-democracy demonstrations guilty Tuesday on public nuisance and other charges, a verdict that activists say likely presages more restrictions on free expression in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Those convicted included law...
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April 09, 2019 - 12:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of a prominent liberal group are urging Democratic presidential contenders who are pitching massive policy changes to also focus on more fundamental "structural reforms" to American democracy. In a book set for publication this fall, Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg — who...
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A protester holds up a police shield at a rally in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, April 8, 2019. Organizers behind anti-government demonstrations in Sudan said security forces attempted to break up a sit-in outside the military headquarters. A spokeswoman for the Sudanese Professionals Association told The Associated Press that clashes erupted early Monday between security forces and protesters, who have been camped out in front of the complex in Khartoum since Saturday. (AP Photo)
April 08, 2019 - 12:21 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese security forces attempted to break up an anti-government sit-in outside the military headquarters in the country's capital on Monday, setting off clashes in which a soldier was killed while trying to protect protesters, activists said. Thousands also rallied in front of the...
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Apartment buildings in the district Mitte photographed from the television tower in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, April 4, 2019. A campaign is being launched in the German capital to force the Berlin's state government into taking over nearly 250.000 apartments from corporate owners like Deutsche Wohnen and others. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
April 06, 2019 - 5:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — Low-cost housing advocates are launching a grassroots campaign to force Berlin's state government into taking over nearly 250,000 apartments worth billions from corporate owners to fight rising rents in one of Germany's hottest real estate markets. The fight pits two philosophies...
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Prisoner Franklin Perez, 29, hugs his son and his mother Lidia in his home after he was released to house arrest, in Managua, Nicaragua, Friday, April 5, 2019. Perez is among the 50 people released Friday who had been jailed for protesting against President Daniel Ortega's government. However charges were not dropped against the demonstrators. Instead they were for the most part transferred to a form of house arrest, short of the unrestricted freedom that the opposition has demanded. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
April 06, 2019 - 1:00 am
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua on Friday released another 50 people jailed for protesting against President Daniel Ortega's government, bringing the number freed since late February to about 200 in a unilateral action separate from a broader deal covering hundreds considered political...
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