Political activism

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker exits the stage after speaking at a get out the vote event hosted by the NH Young Democrats at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
October 28, 2018 - 6:06 pm
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A day after the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey declared Sunday during a visit with New Hampshire Democrats that "we are in a moral moment in America." Booker told a crowd of young Democratic activists at the University of New Hampshire...
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CAPTION CORRECTS THE DATE - Aktivist attend a protest march against the plans to clearing and grubbing the Hambach Forest for an open-pit lignite mine, near the city of Dueren, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. The second sentence on the poster reads: 'Humbi stay'. (David Young/dpa via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 7:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — Protesters in western Germany are demonstrating against a large strip coal mine that wants to expand into an ancient forest, with some activists occupying a coal excavator at the site. The Hambach mine has become a cause celebre for environmentalists amid plans to clear part of...
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October 26, 2018 - 4:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Militia groups and far-right activists are raising money and announcing plans to head to the Mexican border to help stop the caravan of Central Americans, often echoing President Donald Trump's attacks on the migrants making their way toward the U.S. Exactly how many militia members...
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October 26, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces shelled rebel-held villages in the country's northwest on Friday, killing seven people in violation of a truce reached by Russia and Turkey last month, opposition activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said seven people,...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo, lawyers and youth plaintiffs lineup behind a banner after a hearing before Federal District Court Judge Ann Aiken between lawyers for the Trump Administration and the so called Climate Kids in Federal Court in Eugene, Ore. The U.S. government is trying once again to block a major climate change lawsuit days before young activists are set to argue at trial that the government has violated their constitutional rights by failing to take action climate change. On Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, the Justice Department for a second time this year asked the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss the case. The high court in July denied the request as premature. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP, File)
October 22, 2018 - 8:03 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Young activists who are suing the U.S. government in a high-profile climate change lawsuit say the case poses important constitutional questions that should be fully evaluated at trial next week. The 21 young people issued a response Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily...
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The National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, and the Human Rights Campaign gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for a #WontBeErased rally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 22, 2018 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. "I feel very threatened, but...
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In this image taken from CCTV video that emerged Monday Oct. 22, 2018, purportedly showing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi and his fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, at an apartment building in Istanbul, Turkey, just hours before his death in the Saudi Arabian Consulate. The video was broadcast by the pro-Turkish government Turkish television channel A News, and was said to be obtained via Turkey's security sources. (A News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT - DO NOT OBSCURE LOGO
October 22, 2018 - 11:57 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — One mystery surrounding the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul is the existence of purported audio recordings of his death. The recordings, reported to include voices of Saudi officials who were present as well as confirmation of a grisly...
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October 20, 2018 - 3:55 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group early Saturday released two women and four children they had been holding since July in the first part of an exchange with the Syrian government that will set free dozens of women related to members of the extremist group, opposition activists said. The women...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, center, a prominent Vietnamese blogger, stands trial in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. Vietnam has freed a well-known blogger after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as “Mother Mushroom,” was arrested in October 2016 and sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of defaming the Communist government. (Tien Minh/ Vietnam News Agency via AP, File)
October 18, 2018 - 6:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent blogger freed from prison in Vietnam on condition that she live in exile in the United States says she is glad to be reunited with her family and that she knows she is not alone in advocating for freedom. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was smiling when she emerged from the George...
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Demonstrators hold up a poster of Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, during a protest in support of Catalonian politicians and leaders of two civil society groups who have been jailed on charges of sedition in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 16. 2018. Politicians, rights groups and citizens across Catalonia are calling for the release of jailed separatists as they mark one year since two prominent pro-independence activists, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, leaders of two civil society groups _ ANC and Omnium Cultural, respectively _ were put in pre-trial detention. Banners reads in Catalan "one year of shame, on year of dignity" (AP Photo/Emilio morenatti)
October 16, 2018 - 4:39 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Politicians and human rights groups urged the Spanish government Tuesday to release imprisoned separatists facing rebellion and other charges from the Catalonia region's push for independence, including two activists put into pre-trial detention a year ago. Catalan regional...
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