Political activism

This Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, combo of file photos shows athletic shoes worn by professional athletes. After years of building billion-dollar brands around sports celebrities, shoe and apparel makers now find themselves flashpoints in the political, racial and cultural clashes surrounding the Trump administration and some athletes are increasingly using their shoes as a form of expression. (AP Photo)
September 07, 2018 - 3:14 pm
A pair of shoes are set aflame with a cigarette lighter, captured on video and shared widely online to protest a political statement made by the manufacturer. The New Balance shoes were burned by their owners two years ago after a spokeswoman indicated the company's support for President Donald...
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Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., greets supporters Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Wilmington, Del. Carper defeated political newcomer Kerri Evelyn Harris in the Democratic Senate primary. (Suchat Pederson/The News Journal via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 11:28 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Longtime U.S Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has easily fended off a challenge from a political newcomer who was part of an antiestablishment wave that hoped to move the Democratic Party farther to the left. The 71-year--old Carper, who has a reputation as a centrist on Capitol...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018, file photo, Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., asks a question of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she testifies to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kerri Evelyn Harris, whose resume includes loading giant Air Force cargo planes, frying chicken at a convenience store chain and working as an auto body mechanic, is seeking in the Thursday, Sept. 6, Democratic primary to unseat three-term incumbent Carper, one of the most successful politicians in Delaware history. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 06, 2018 - 9:25 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Latest on Delaware's primary election (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Scott Walker, a business owner and landlord who ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a Democrat two years ago, has won the Republican primary for Delaware's lone U.S. House seat. The 67-year-old Walker defeated...
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Ayanna Pressley, who won the 7th Congressional District Democratic primary Tuesday, speaks at a Massachusetts Democratic Party unity event, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Boston. At left is Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and at right is Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
September 05, 2018 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are looking to win in November with a group of candidates that will make the party younger, more diverse and more liberal. It's the result of anti-Trump activists and grassroots activists on the left, and the goal is to expand the electorate to bring in new voters who...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018, file photo, Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., asks a question of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she testifies to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kerri Evelyn Harris, whose resume includes loading giant Air Force cargo planes, frying chicken at a convenience store chain and working as an auto body mechanic, is seeking in the Thursday, Sept. 6, Democratic primary to unseat three-term incumbent Carper, one of the most successful politicians in Delaware history. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 05, 2018 - 11:57 am
DOVER, Del. (AP) — As outbreaks of antiestablishment activism roil the Democratic Party nationwide, a veteran Delaware political leader who's never been beaten faces a primary election challenge from an insurgent who's never run for office. Kerri Evelyn Harris, whose resume includes loading giant...
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September 03, 2018 - 8:41 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian Muslim women convicted under Islamic laws of attempting to have sex were caned Monday in a rare public whipping that was slammed by lawmakers and rights activists as a form of torture. Lawyers and activists said the women, aged 22 and 32, were seated on...
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September 01, 2018 - 8:17 am
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Germany's far right is trying to make protests this weekend a watershed moment in which different nationalist groups — from lawmakers in national parliament to Hitler-saluting skinheads — will come together in a national anti-migrant movement to challenge the political...
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Police officers secure right wing demonstrators during a far-right demonstration in Chemnitz, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 after a man has died and two others were injured in an altercation between several people of "various nationalities" in the eastern German city of Chemnitz last Sunday. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
August 30, 2018 - 6:04 pm
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Anger over the suspected killing of a man by two refugees has sparked days of protests in this eastern German city, raising fresh concerns about the anti-migrant sentiment that has shaken up the country's political system and seen the rise of a far-right party for the first...
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In this June 30, 2018 photo, Councilwoman Marcela Huanca cries as she relates the bullying she suffered from the mayor and his family, in Escoma, Bolivia. The South American country has a high percentage of women in municipal positions, and the world's second-highest number of women in parliament, according to the United Nations. But reports of political violence against women are on the rise. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
August 25, 2018 - 1:34 pm
ACHOCALLA, Bolivia (AP) — Few countries in the world have advanced so quickly toward gender parity in politics as has Bolivia, where women now hold almost half the seats in congress and laws mandate gender equality at lower levels too. But some male Bolivian politicians have resisted the change,...
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A group of protesters chain themselves to each other outside the Maricopa County Jail in downtown Phoenix during a protest against the sheriff's relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Over 100 activists gathered outside the jail to protest Sheriff Paul Penzone's continued cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities. Four people were arrested. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)
August 22, 2018 - 10:20 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Over 100 activists gathered outside a jail in Phoenix on Wednesday to protest Sheriff Paul Penzone's continued cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities. Four activists who chained themselves to each other outside one of the jail entrances were arrested in...
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