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COUNTRY SINGER and political activist Thanat Thanawatcharanon, known by his stage name “Tom Dundee”, has been acquitted of a lese majeste charge for a public speech he made in Lamphun province in 2011. The Criminal Court's verdict yesterday dealt with only one of four charges he faced under ...
The Students Who Hosted the D.C. March for Our Lives—and Became Political Activists in the Process. How high schoolers in the Washington, D.C., area arranged housing, food, and programs for the weekend's marchers, and transformed themselves into political organizers. By Kristen Doerer / The ...

The Kids Who Played Host -- and Became Political Activists in the Process. How high schoolers in the Washington, D.C., area arranged housing, food, and programs for the weekend's marchers, and transformed themselves into political organizers. Kristen Doerer. March 26, 2018 ...
Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet loves people. That's unusual for a zombie narrative. Most zombie narratives present people as lurching, decaying, cannibalistic monsters. Misanthropy, paranoia, and loathing have been central to the modern zombie genre since George Romero first gleefully showed humans ...
Only recently has a third story surfaced—a darker story that has led a non-participating student to suspension and a questioning public school teacher to administrative probation. Overnight, radical political activists turned our public schools into the new political frontier, turning students into child soldiers.
The report documents cases of extrajudicial murders committed by police, illegal house raids and threats and harassment against journalists and social and political activists since the end of November 2017 within “the context of a political, economic and social crisis inherited since the 2009 military coup.”.

Hateful rhetoric and ignorance are responsible for history's greatest tragedies, from slavery to genocide. Anyone with a shred of common decency knows to speak out against it. Yet, there is a prejudice largely overlooked, even by people who claim to advocate for equality: Anti-Semitism.
Registration exercise for mass distribution of bed-nets in Eastern and Volta Regions are to start from March 22 to 28. Heads of households who would be registered would be provided with coded registration cards for the collection of their bed-nets from designated places in their district. The issuing of the ...
A police hunt-down of political activists is going on in downtown Murmansk. As the Russian Arctic city is preparing for elections, police cracks down on local supporters of Aleksey Navalny.
Russian authorities are systematically violating the rights of political activists through arbitrary arrests and detentions in a fierce crackdown ahead of the presidential elections on Sunday, Amnesty International said today. Using a law on public assemblies, authorities have deliberately targeted activists ...
Russian authorities are systematically violating the rights of political activists through arbitrary arrests and detentions in a fierce crackdown ahead of the presidential elections on 18 March, Amnesty International said today. Using a draconian law on public assemblies, authorities have deliberately targeted ...
The Russian authorities are systematically violating the rights of political activists through arbitrary arrests and detentions in a fierce crackdown ahead of the presidential elections on Sunday, Amnesty International said today. Publishing a new seven-page briefing on Russia's increasing restrictions on ...
"Cointelpro" was the name of a massive rogue spy operation conducted by the FBI targeting progressive political activists. Cointelpro comes from writing partners Leon Hendrix and Ajani Jackson, who met at Columbia University's MFA Film program. Long and Ayer are set to produce the feature via Cedar ...
Those who are raising eyebrows, however, are the new class of political activists preparing to face off with the political heavyweights. An array of activists has clubbed together to form a national coalition called Tahaluf Watani — which includes around 11 different movements, including Li Baladi, Baalbak ...
Russian authorities are systematically violating the rights of political activists through arbitrary arrests and detentions in a fierce crackdown ahead of the presidential elections on Sunday, Amnesty International said today. Using a law on public assemblies, authorities have deliberately targeted activists ...
The trial of eight political activists accused of accused of sabotaging high-speed trains ten years ago opened in Paris on Tuesday. Investigators initially pursued and then dropped controversial terrorism charges, and the trial maintains an air of political intrigue. In November 2008, somebody placed steel ...
Geneva [Switzerland], Mar 13 (ANI): Political activists from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) held a massive protest outside the United Nations office here on Tuesday against the gross human rights violations committed by Pakistani state in the region. The protest was organised by the United Kashmir ...

Beautycounter enlists its sales team to fight for better regulation in the beauty industry. It's part of a wave of activist brands taking on Washington. [Photo: Chelsea Prestin]. 1/9 [Photo: Chelsea Prestin]. By Elizabeth Segran 9 minute Read. It's 10 a.m. in Washington, D.C., and 100 saleswomen from skincare ...
Lagos based rights group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) yesterday urged the African Union (AU) to suspend the rights of membership of Cameroon from the AU to put pressure on its government to end alleged torture and ill-treatment of 47 political activists. The group in an ...
According to SERAP, the suspension will put pressure on the Cameroonian government to end alleged torture and ill-treatment of political activists forcibly returned to Cameroon by the Nigerian authorities, enforced disappearances, politically motivated trials, and gross and systematic violations of citizens' ...
It is clear then, that the first challenge of accountability should be the accountability of the Civil Society and the political activists themselves to their own sense of patriotism and morality- an understanding that they are accountable to their own nation regarding how they represent the “people” and help and ...
“The AU should publicly condemn ongoing torture and ill-treatment of the 47 political activists facing persecution and abuses by authorities and call for their immediate and unconditional release.” “The situation in Cameroon is characterized by widespread and massive violations of human rights and ...
"Enforced disappearances, torture and extra-judicial murders of Baloch political activists, human rights defenders and students by state agencies continue unabated. 173 Baloch people have been abducted by the Pakistani authorities since the start of this year and 91 people have been extra-judicially ...
The group's members include lawyers, rights defenders, and political activists who often participate in open trials. The blacklist so far consists of 23 judges of different levels from across Kyrgyzstan, and it will grow, says activist and former lawmaker Asiya Sasykbaeva. "We must cleanse the court system of ...
And starting today through the rest of the month, some of New York City's most trailblazing female political activists will be honored at LinkNYC kiosks across the city. The initiative is a collaboration between LinkNYC, the city's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) and the ...
Political activists are increasingly willing to bully their way to power. MPs—particularly moderate ones—report an upsurge in threats and smears. Intimidation is becoming routine on university campuses. On March 5th a group of masked protesters invaded and disrupted a talk at King's College, London, put ...
Coimbatore : Nearly 75 activists of various political parties and organisations were arrested at Anaikatti, on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border, when they attempted to cross over to Kerala to inspect the site where dams were reportedly being constructed dams across Siruvani-Bhavani rivers. Led by DMK ...
The musicians backed political activists and called out the NRA and Donald Trump in their Oscars performance. By P.R. Lockhart Mar 5, 2018, 12:10am EST. Share Tweet Share. Share Common and Andra Day's Oscars performance recapped all of this year's news. tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email. Common and ...
At its heart is a sometimes free-wheeling interaction between politicians and political activists, with open workshops designed to let local Republicans praise, vent and otherwise cajole the leaders in attendance. Since its inception, the Dorchester Conference has drawn national GOP leaders such as ...
SOCIAL MEDIA could be a double-edged sword for pro-democracy activists. On one hand, their messages can spread like wildfire and, on the other, people are less likely to attend their gatherings. Their clock is ticking on this year's election and also for the ruling junta's fourth anniversary in May, when they ...
An army of amateur political activists who say they're part of the Anti-Trump wave are expected to gather in Paramus this weekend to train on the basics of organizing a movement: how to spread a message, rally voters and expand. “Voting is the number one tool we have to change anything at all,” said ...
Sudanese authorities have released more than 80 political activists from prison under the instruction of President Omar Al-Bashir, Al-Khaleej Online reported yesterday. “After generous and honest direction of the President of the Republic, Omar Al-Bashir, all political prisoners, about 80, were immediately ...
LAHORE: Hundreds of local leaders of PML-N, PPP and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) from NA-122 have announced joining Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). According to a press release issued here on Sunday, around 500 local leaders in the presence of PTI Central Punjab President Abdul Aleem Khan announced ...
Letitia Wright in a scene from Black Panther. The film is already breaking box office records. Photograph: AP. When he was released from prison in 2014, Sekou Odinga felt like he was falling from the sky into a foreign land. After 33 years behind bars, the former Black Panther party leader was released into ...
Ishkanian A.(2018) Speaking truth to power is dangerous: the violence perpetrated against Armenian political activists Open Democracy / ISA RC-47: Open Movements, 15 February. https://opendemocracy.net/armine-ishkanian/speaking-truth-to-power-is-dangerous-violence-perpetrated-against-armenian- ...
Richard Yeboah of the Eastern Regional Health Directorate urged political activists to stay out of health issues at their involvement could be detrimental to health delivery. He explained that sometimes party activists could make statements that were often not representing the stance of health workers and ...
The students from Parkland, Fl. have gone from being the victims of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history to being political activists influencing gun reform in the past two weeks with dedication and passion that shows no signs of slowing down. They have been using the slogan, #NeverAgain, ...
A rainbow is seen Monday over the memorial outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. In the wake of the massacre, Volusia County School Board members were planning a wonky discussion on the kinds of school safety and security measures they can control at the local level during ...
The students from Parkland, Fl. have gone from being the victims of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history to being political activists influencing gun reform in the past two weeks with dedication and passion that shows no signs of slowing down. They have been using the slogan, #NeverAgain, ...
February 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Families of the detained Sudanese opposition leaders and political activists have demanded President Omer al-Bashir to intervene to secure their release. Dozens of the relatives of the detainees have gathered on Saturday at the opposition National Umma Party (NUP) ...
Meanwhile -- as the country draws near to the general elections scheduled on March 4 -- the campaign was being marked by rising tensions, a hot debate on immigration, and some violent episodes between rival political activists. Earlier this week, the local chief of neo-fascist Forza Nuova (FN) party in ...
Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged Sudan to release all detained political activists many of whom are being denied access to lawyers and held in unknown locations. Sudan received commendation after the government released more than 80 people who were arrested for protesting a hike in bread ...
HC orders eviction of 'political activists' from govt quarters ... The court directed director estates to evict the “political activists” from the government accommodation forthwith and allot the same to the eligible applicants strictly in terms of the Jammu and Kashmir Estates Department (Allotment of Government ...
“It is because the history of corruption by political activists is long. As a result, nobody has the moral high ground we talk about. This is why BNP has no moral crisis,” said Mortaza. He said the party's organizational strength was much stronger than before. “The Awami League would have been at an ...
The indictment charged that the defendants had “communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign and with other political activists to seek to coordinate political activities.” Yesterday, the White House formally condemned Russia for the NotPetya cyberattack that crippled ...
□Defendants staged political rallies in the United States and solicited and compensated real US persons to promote or disparage candidates. □Some defendants, posing as US persons, communicated with “unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign and with other political activists to seek ...
The false identities and accounts aided the covert purchase of internet advertising, circumventing laws to prevent foreign influence in U.S. politics. It also helped stage political rallies — while posing as American political activists, the operatives paid people in the U.S. to promote or disparage candidates.
But it does lay out a vast and wide-ranging Russian effort to sway political opinion in the United States through a strategy that involved creating Internet postings in the names of Americans whose identities had been stolen; staging political rallies while posing as American political activists and paying ...
It alleges that Russians working in concert with the Internet Research Agency, a St. Petersburg-based troll farm, purchased Internet advertisements in the names of Americans whose identities they had stolen, staged political rallies while posing as American political activists and paid people in the U.S. to ...
Some of the defendants communicated with "unwitting individuals associated with the Trump Campaign and with other political activists to seek to coordinate political activities." "There is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity," Rosenstein said, ...



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