Political activism

August 01, 2018 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is giving the FBI access to a transcript of a Senate Intelligence Committee interview with Maria Butina, a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent. The 29-year-old Butina was arrested last month and is awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy and...
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A supporter of Tommy Robinson in the foreground poses for a photo as Stand Up to Racism demonstrators protest outside the Royal Courts of Justice, in London, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. A British court has ordered prominent far-right activist Tommy Robinson to be released on bail while he appeals a finding of contempt of court. Robinson had been jailed for 13 months after live-streaming outside a criminal trial in violation of reporting restrictions. Court. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 11:59 am
LONDON (AP) — U.K. judges on Wednesday granted far-right activist Tommy Robinson conditional bail while he appeals a finding of contempt of court for live-streaming outside a criminal trial in violation of reporting restrictions. Robinson's supporters cheered after Court of Appeal Judge Ian Burnett...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, an unidentified man holds a sign behind a makeshift wall at a protest camp on property outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Portland, Ore. The union that represents employees of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday, July 30, 2018, called on the Portland mayor to immediately provide law enforcement services to ICE employees. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
July 31, 2018 - 2:15 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The union representing employees of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement urged the mayor of Portland, Oregon, to end his ban on city police helping ICE workers who have faced hostility from pro-immigrant activists. Sean Riddell, the union's attorney, asked Mayor Ted...
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July 25, 2018 - 9:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kem Monovithya, a Cambodian political activist, was visiting Switzerland in September when she got a phone call from her father. Kem Sokha, the leader of Cambodia's main opposition party, told his daughter that government agents were raiding their family's home in Phnom Penh. "He...
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July 25, 2018 - 3:35 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Facebook and Washington state have reached a legally binding agreement that requires the tech giant to stop enabling advertisers to unlawfully discriminate in who sees their ads. Facebook says it was already doing so. Under pressure from civil rights activists, it announced in April...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2018, file photo, supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan attend his election rally in Karachi, Pakistan. As Pakistanis prepare to make history on Wednesday by electing a third consecutive civilian government, rights activists, analysts and even some candidates say the campaign has been among the country's dirtiest imperiling the country's democratic future. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil, File)
July 24, 2018 - 1:20 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — As Pakistan prepares to make history Wednesday by electing a third straight civilian government, rights activists, analysts and candidates say the campaign has been among its dirtiest ever, imperiling the country's wobbly transition to democratic rule. The campaign has been...
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