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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Spokane autism community responds to comments about teen climate activist

Fox News pundit Michael Knowles characterized teen climate activist Greta Thunberg as a “mentally ill Swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international left.” But …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019

Gray, activist from lunch counter protest photo, dies at 84

A community organizer shown in an iconic photograph while challenging racial segregation at a Mississippi lunch counter in the 1960s has died at his home in Pocatello, Idaho.

SWAT swarms home of Parkland student activist David Hogg after a prank call to police

A phone call about a possible hostage situation in Parkland, Fla., on Tuesday morning led police officers to swarm the home of one of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s most …

Immigrant activist seeks end to deportation effort

Maru Mora-Villalpando is seeking to have her removal proceedings thrown out by a judge, saying authorities are targeting her for her political activism in violation of her free speech rights.

Rights group fears for detained Bahrain activist

An imprisoned activist in Bahrain has been denied adequate medical care and is being held with extremists, putting his life at risk, a human rights group said Thursday.

Activist says ICE using deportation threat as ‘intimidation tactic’

Some undocumented immigrants keep their heads down, careful not to attract attention that might get them noticed by federal officers. Not Maru Mora-Villalpando.

Northwest immigrant activist says she faces deportation

A longtime activist for illegal immigrants in the Northwest says she herself is now facing deportation.

Democratic activist pledges $30 million to mobilize voters

Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer announced Monday he will spend $30 million to get young voters to the polls to help Democrats in this year’s midterm elections.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017

Longtime medical marijuana activist JoAnna McKee dies

JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state, has died at age 74.

Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over protest

An Egyptian court has ordered a prominent activist to remain in custody pending trial on charges of participating in an illegal protest against the government’s transfer of two strategic Red …

Egypt top appeals court upholds 5-years prison for activist

Egypt’s highest appeals court on Wednesday upheld a five-year prison sentence for an iconic figure of the country’s pro-democracy movement convicted for taking part in a peaceful demonstration in 2013.

Report: Coordinated plot to murder Honduran activist Caceres

An international team of lawyers said Tuesday that the 2016 killing of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres was the product of a coordinated plot that began four months earlier and …

Activist-vandal dyes water of Rome’s Trevi Fountain red

An Italian activist poured red dye into the Trevi Fountain on Thursday – 10 years after he pulled the same stunt vandalizing one of Rome’s most famous monuments.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017

P&G, in early vote, fends off activist investor Nelson Peltz

Initial voting results show Procter & Gamble successfully fending off an attempt by activist investor Nelson Peltz to capture a seat on its board, though he did not immediately concede, …

Syrian activist, daughter found dead in Turkey

A Syrian activist and her journalist daughter have been killed in their home in Istanbul, Turkish media reports said Friday, the latest victims of attacks targeting Syrian activists in Turkey.

Palestinians release activist jailed for Facebook post

A Palestinian activist who has run afoul of both the Palestinian and Israeli authorities was released from a Palestinian jail Sunday, a week after he was arrested for writing a …

Detained Palestinian activist begins hunger strike

A prominent Palestinian activist began a hunger strike Tuesday to protest his detention by the Palestinian authorities after he criticized the autonomy government of President Mahmoud Abbas.

South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87

Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail – many of them alongside Nelson Mandela – for acts of sabotage against South Africa’s previous white minority government, died …

Russian activist publishes Sochi corruption file

SOCHI, Russia – An interactive website launched Monday by anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny paints a vivid picture of the suspected cost overruns and conflicts of interest at the Sochi Winter …

Occupy Spokane movement spotlighting its cause

A man who calls himself Ziggy leans against his bumper-stickered Dodge Stratus sedan, anchoring a stage light between his body and the roof of the car. He gazes up at …

Alaskan activist recounts battle to protect land, native ways

Dune Lankard was a commercial fisherman in Prince William Sound when the Exxon Valdez spilled millions of gallons of oil in March 1989. A native Athabaskan Eyak of the Eagle …