Political activism

FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, a protester waves a city of Chicago flag emblazoned with the acronym BLM for Black Lives Matter, outside the Batavia, Ill., City Hall during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Black Lives Matter has gone mainstream — and black activists are carefully assessing how they should respond. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
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June 11, 2020 - 12:22 pm
For much of its seven-year existence, the Black Lives Matter movement has been seen by many Americans as a divisive, even radical force. Its very name enraged its foes, who countered with the slogans “Blue Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter." Times have changed — dramatically so — as evidenced...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 file photo, French demonstrators and supporters of Palestinians of the BDS movement hold a placard with the word "Boycott" during a demonstration in Paris. The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday June 11, 2020 that France violated the freedom of expression of pro-Palestinian activists who were convicted for campaigning against Israeli goods. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
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June 11, 2020 - 8:33 am
PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that France violated the freedom of expression of pro-Palestinian activists who were convicted for campaigning against Israeli goods. The court ordered the French government to pay 101,000 euros ($115,000) in overall damages to a group...
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South Korea's Unification Ministry's spokesman Yoh Sang-key speaks during a briefing at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. South Korea’s government on Wednesday said it will sue two activist groups that have sent anti-Pyongyang leaflets and plastic bottles filled with rice to the North for allegedly creating tensions between the rivals. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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June 10, 2020 - 3:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s government said Wednesday that it will press charges against two activist groups that have been floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets and bottles filled with rice to North Korea for allegedly breaking the law by sending unauthorized materials to the rival nation...
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People stop to look at signs on a security fence at 16th and H Street, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Washington, after days of protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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June 09, 2020 - 12:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — That massive fence erected around Lafayette Park has become a do-it-yourself gallery of protest art. Messages, posters and portraits, ranging from loving to enraged, almost blot out the view of the White House across the way. One block away at the corner of 16th and I streets — a...
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during an event in Dover, Del., Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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June 08, 2020 - 3:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden diverged Monday from activists pushing to “defund the police” in the United States, arguing that an overhaul of policing in America can be accomplished within existing law enforcement agencies. A Biden presidential campaign aide said the Democrat “hears and shares the deep...
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People look at the pedestal of the toppled statue of Edward Colston in Bristol, England, Monday, June 8, 2020, following the downing of the statue on Sunday at a Black Lives Matter demo. The toppling of the statue was greeted with joyous scenes, recognition of the fact that he was a notorious slave trader — a badge of shame in what is one of Britain’s most liberal cities. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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June 08, 2020 - 11:36 am
BRISTOL, England (AP) — In an English port city that once launched slave ships, an empty plinth has become the center of a debate about racism, history and memory. For over a century the pedestal in Bristol held the statue of Edward Colston, a 17th-century slave trader whose wealth helped the city...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2010, file photo, South Korean conservative activists launch balloons carrying leaflets denouncing North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during a rally in Hwacheon, South Korea. South Korea says it plans to push new laws to ban activists from flying anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border after North Korea threatened to end an inter-Korean military agreement reached in 2018 to reduce tensions if Seoul fails to prevent the protests. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
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June 06, 2020 - 2:29 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In the latest blow for inter-Korean cooperation, North Korea threatened to permanently shut a liaison office with South Korea as it continued to condemn its rival for failing to prevent activists from sending anti-North Korean leaflets across the border. The statement by...
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In this undated and unknown location photo made available by Human Rights Watch, Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a prominent Thai pro-democracy activist displays a common Thai protest, three-finger hand sign. The human rights group says Wanchalearm, a self-exiled political activist, has been abducted in Cambodia, raising concern that a mysterious campaign targeting anti-government exiles for disappearance or death may have been revived. Human Rights Watch via AP)
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June 05, 2020 - 4:16 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai dissident has been abducted in Cambodia, a human rights group said Friday, raising concern that a mysterious campaign targeting exiles for disappearance or death may have been revived. Armed men snatched Wanchalearm Satsaksit off the street in front of his apartment in the...
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Martin Luther King III takes a moment by George Floyd's casket Thursday, June 4, 2020, before a memorial service for George Floyd in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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June 04, 2020 - 10:04 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A mural honoring George Floyd was projected above his golden coffin, where mourners knelt and cried, paused and prayed Thursday at his memorial service. Its simple message: “I can breathe now.” But for far too many black Americans, dreams have been dashed and goals not achieved...
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In this aerial view, participants start to gather for a vigil to remember the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, despite permission for it being officially denied, at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Thursday, June 4, 2020. China is tightening controls over dissidents while pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and elsewhere try to mark the 31st anniversary of the crushing of the pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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June 04, 2020 - 8:44 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied a police ban Thursday evening, breaking through barricades to hold a candlelight vigil on the 31st anniversary of China's crushing of a democracy movement centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. With democracy snuffed out in the mainland, the...
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