Activism

Accused Russian Spy Agrees To Cooperate

“Maria Butina, a 30-year-old Russian gun rights activist who stands accused developing a covert influence operation in the United States, has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy and cooperate with federal, state and local authorities in any...

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Twitter Continues To Send Out Threats To Critics Of Radical Islam – Saying They Are “breaking...

Ensaf Haidar, a Canadian citizen and activist, received an email from Twitter after she tweeted out against wearing the Muslim niqab garment. Haidar is the wife of imprisoned Saudi-Canadian blogger Raif Badaw. Haider asked her followers to retweet...
Related topics: Social Media, Religion

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Janelle Monáe Joins Julianne Moore In Gloria Steinem Biopic

Janelle Monáe is joining Julianne Moore in Gloria Steinem biopic The Glorias: A Life On The Road. Moore and Alicia Vikander will star as the activist at various points in her career as a journalist and activist, crusading for women's rights. Monáe...

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Voting Rights Activist Rosanell Eaton Dies At 97

Rosanell Eaton led a lawsuit that repealed voting restrictions on African-Americans in North Carolina. She died Saturday at 97. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rev. William Barber about her legacy.
Related topics: Lawsuits, African-American

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Remembering Lyudmila Alexeyeva, One Of The Last Of The Soviet Dissidents

Masha Gessen on the life and work of the human-rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva, one of the last former Soviet dissidents in Russia, who died on Saturday, at the age of ninety-one.
Related topics: Human Rights, Russia

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Working To Ensure The ‘year Of The Woman’ Is More Than Just One Year

Women ran and won in record numbers this year, but the ultimate goal, activists say, is to achieve parity with men in Congress.

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Snl Gets One Right, Rips The Academy For Pressuring Kevin Hart To Apologize Before He Stepped Down...

Broken clocks and blind squirrels don’t hold a candle to SNL who gets it so wrong so often that they look worse than a men’s rights activist at a feminist rally. But when they do get it right, boy howdy do they get it right. During...

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'supergirl' Now Has A Transgender Character Just To Be 'woke'

Television has introduced the first transgender superhero in the fourth season of CW’s “Supergirl.” The character, Nia Nal, is played by Nicole Maines, who is an actress and activist. She is also transgender in real life as well. This effort...

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Cnn: Sure Looks Like Maria Butina Just Scored A Plea Deal

Remember Maria Butina? She became the new Anna Chapman earlier this year after getting charged with espionage on behalf of Russia, and attempting to infiltrate activist groups such as the NRA. The Department of Justice painted Butina as a “red...
Related topics: CNN, Russia

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Marc Lamont Hill Follows Over Half A Century Of Black Activists Punished For Supporting Palestinian...

On Wednesday, November 28th, CNN commentator, Marc Lamont Hill, gave a speech at the United Nations in which he reaffirmed his support for the boycott, divestment, and sanctions against the state of Israel, and a one state solution that established...
Related topics: CNN, Israel

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Green Activists’ Petition To Divest Harvard From Fossil Fuels Signed By Less Than 1% Of Students

"a measly 166 individuals have signed on to their Change.org petition"
Related topics: Petitions, Harvard University

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Bunge Ceo Latest Casualty Of Investor Activism

Grain trading house Bunge announced Monday that CEO Soren Schroder will step down as soon as the company finds a replacement.

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U.s. And Petrol States Conspire To Undermine U.n. Climate Study

The COP24 talks in Katowice, Poland have led to a “diplomatic standoff” that has world leaders, climate activists, and experts alarmed as four “oil allies“—the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait—have banded...
Related topics: Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait

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Maria Butina, Accused Russian Agent, Appears Poised To Plead Guilty

Maria Butina, a Russian gun rights activist, appears poised to to plead guilty in a case that has focused on her alleged attempt to develop an influence operation.

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Ukip's Tommy Robinson Hints At Mp Bid During Brexit 'betrayal' Rally In London

The activist and co-founder of the English Defence League (EDL) was appointed a UKIP special advisor in November, and has seemingly revealed he has greater political ambitions.
Related topics: United Kingdom, London

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'stansted 15' Who Blocked Uk Immigration Removal Flight Facing Life Imprisonment

December 10 marks international human rights day - but also the conviction of 15 UK activists who stalled the takeoff of an immigration removal charter flight by blocking the runway have been convicted of endangering the safety of Stansted airport,...
Related topics: United Kingdom, Human Rights, Airports

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It’s On: Snl Accuses Oscars Of Applying A Curious Double Standard To Hart

Let the backlash to the backlash begin! After activists dug up tweets by Kevin Hart from seven years ago that used insulting language toward LGBT people, the producers of the Oscars telecast told Hart he had to publicly apologize or lose his gig as...
Related topics: The Oscars

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China Detains More Than 100 Christians, Including Prominent Pastor, In Overnight Raids

The Chinese government detained more than 100 Christians in coordinated overnight raids on Sunday, and a prominent activist pastor was among those taken. The arrests are part of a recent crackdown on unregistered religious organizations in the...
Related topics: China, Religion

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‘thank You, We Are With You’: Palestinian Activists Stand In Solidarity With Marc Lamont Hill

Munther Amira, 48, is the Coordinator of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC) in the occupied West Bank, a collective of grassroots activists dedicated to non-violent resistance against the Israeli occupation. Amira is a Palestinian...

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For The First Time, A Digital Security App Is Available In Aymara Thanks To Bolivian Language...

Members of Jaqi Aru during an event to translate the digital security app, Orbot, in El Alto, Bolivia. Photo by Localization Lab. Used with permission. Andrea Chong Brás, the author of this story, is the Community Manager of Localization Lab and...
Related topics: Bolivia, World Photos

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