Political activism

Cambodia's most prominent opposition politician Sam Rainsy clenches his fist as he is attempting to return to Cambodia Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris. Sam Rainsy is attempting to return to Cambodia from his self-imposed exile to force out the long-serving leadership but may not be let on Thursday's Paris-Bangkok flight. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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November 07, 2019 - 7:51 pm
PARIS (AP) — Cambodia's most prominent opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, was stopped from boarding a flight in Paris on Thursday in his attempt to return home to challenge his country's longtime autocratic leader, but he assured his followers he will go ahead with his plan. He and fellow leaders of...
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In this Aug. 12, 2019, photo, pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho, left, attends a demonstration of an anti-riot vehicle equipped with water cannon at the Police Tactical Unit Headquarters in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police say an anti-government supporter stabbed and wounded the pro-Beijing lawmaker who was campaigning for local elections. The government condemned the attack on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 against Ho, a hate figure for protesters, and said police arrested the assailant. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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November 06, 2019 - 10:11 am
HONG KONG (AP) — An anti-government assailant stabbed and wounded a pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker who was election campaigning Wednesday, police said, in another escalation of violence surrounding the protests demanding political reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Junius Ho has...
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FILE - This June 14, 2012, file photo shows James Hart Stern, of Jackson, Miss., at a news conference in Jackson, Miss. Stern, who took control of one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups, and vowed to dismantle it, has died amid a legal fight over who would lead the group. James Stern died Oct. 11, 2019 after getting hospice care for cancer, according to one of his attorneys, Bob Ross, and a friend, Arne Edward List. Stern died at home in Moreno Valley, California, List said. He was 55. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
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November 04, 2019 - 6:07 pm
A black activist who took control of one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups — and vowed to dismantle it — has died amid a legal fight over who would lead the group. James Stern died Oct. 11 after getting hospice care for cancer, according to one of his attorneys, Bob Ross, and a friend, Arne...
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Issad Mabrouk, head of the Algerian Magistrates' Union (SNM), delivers a speech during a protest in Algiers, Monday, Nov.4, 2019. Judges and prosecutors began an open-ended strike last Wednesday to demand the independence of the judiciary after a massive reshuffle that has affected thousands. (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum)
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November 04, 2019 - 12:12 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Judges, prosecutors and lawyers have staged an unusual protest at Algeria's Supreme Court to demand more judicial independence, amid resurgent tensions in the country's 9-month-old political crisis. Hundreds of magistrates, many wearing traditional black-and-red robes,...
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Supporters of Lebanese President Michel Aoun hold his pictures and Lebanese flags during a protest near the presidential palace in the Beirut suburb of Baabda, Lebanon, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Thousands of people are marching to show their support for Aoun and his proposed political reforms that come after more than two weeks of widespread anti-government demonstrations. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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November 03, 2019 - 4:08 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Tens of thousands of people held competing rallies in Lebanon Sunday, including thousands who flocked to the presidential palace in support of the country's president and others who gathered in downtown Beirut as part of ongoing protests that aim to sweep from power Lebanon's entire...
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FILE - In this Aug.25, 2019 file photo, demonstrators hold up upside down portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron during a protest in Bayonne, France. One by one, environmental activists around France have been taking portraits of President Emmanuel Macron down from scattered town halls this year. The portrait-removers, have been facing trials around the country, with some fined, others released. An appeals court in Lyon is reconsidering the first conviction handed down over portrait removal Tuesday. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
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November 03, 2019 - 3:24 am
LYON, France (AP) — Is stealing a presidential portrait a prison-worthy crime? Or a laudable act of civil disobedience? Courts around France are grappling with this question in response to an unusual new environmental movement that's aiming to press French President Emmanuel Macron to do more to...
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Anti-government protesters rest during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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November 02, 2019 - 2:03 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters Saturday, killing at least one and wounding more than 200 in the capital Baghdad and in the country's south, police officials and a semi-official human rights commission said...
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November 02, 2019 - 12:09 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian authorities have arrested a high-profile U.S. white supremacist scheduled to speak at an international far-right conference in Oslo and say they will seek his deportation. Spokesman Martin Bernsen from Norway's domestic security agency PST told Norwegian public broadcaster...
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In this Oct. 30, 2019, photo, Iraqi anti-government protesters hang their demands and slogans while standing on a building near Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq. An abandoned building in central Baghdad has emerged as the epicenter of anti-government protests in Iraq, with hundreds holed up inside. The Saddam Hussein-era building known as the “Turkish Restaurant” overlooks Tahrir Square, the Tigris River and the Green Zone, and protesters who took it over on Oct. 25 have sworn not to leave it. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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November 02, 2019 - 7:13 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The protesters stand by the thousands on the abandoned building's open floors, waving Iraqi flags and cheering. Some sit on the edge, feet dangling in the air from high floors as they sway to blasting music. They have a bird's-eye view of Baghdad — and the tens of thousands of...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2015 file photo, Ashaninka Indian men, identified by locals as illegal loggers, tie tree trunks together to move them along the Putaya River near the hamlet of Saweto, Peru. Authorities in Peru said on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, that they have charged five men in the timber industry with homicide in the deaths of indigenous activists who had battled illegal logging in their remote Amazon jungle homeland. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
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October 31, 2019 - 3:17 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Authorities in Peru have charged five men in the timber industry with the 2014 murders of four indigenous activists who had battled illegal logging in the Amazon jungle. Two timber executives and three loggers have been charged with the shooting deaths of the activists, prosecutor...
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