Stories tagged: activist
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
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
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.
Tue., May 29, 2018
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 …
Thu., March 15, 2018
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.
Thu., Jan. 25, 2018
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.
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
Some undocumented immigrants keep their heads down, careful not to attract attention that might get them noticed by federal officers. Not Maru Mora-Villalpando.
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
A longtime activist for illegal immigrants in the Northwest says she herself is now facing deportation.
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018
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
JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state, has died at age 74.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
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 …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017
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.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017
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 …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017
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
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, …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
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.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
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 …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017
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.
Mon., March 27, 2017
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 …
Tue., Jan. 28, 2014
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 …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2012
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 …
Wed., Sept. 23, 2009
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 …