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London - Four police officers have been hospitalized and two others less seriously injured following a series of protests in London over the death of a 25-year-old man.
Liu Xiaobo is a political activist who has fought for more than 25 years for a more democratic and open China. He has ... "June Fourth Elegies," Liu Xiaobo's first collection to be published in English, was published in 2011 by Graywolf Press of ...

A group of activists have started to collect money to repair the penis-shaped rock formation and a popular tourist attraction after it was found badly damaged Saturday June 24, 2017.
Newly-uncovered documents show that in the days immediately following the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a Minnesota police officer, state authorities sought access to private messages and photos belonging to Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds.
The celebratory tone of gay pride marches from San Francisco to Istanbul on Sunday were undergirded by an atmosphere of political expression and protest.
activists from the Movement for Black Lives took to the streets of Minneapolis Sunday to disrupt the city's celebration of LGBTQ Pride in act of protest against the June acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez, who fatally shot Philando Castile in July 2016.

Hodges' slate of opponents includes the well-funded Council Member Jacob Frey, the former head of the Hennepin Theatre Trust Tom Hoch, civil rights attorney and activist Nekima Levy-Pounds, North Side DFL state Rep. Raymond Dehn and the young ...
Ricardo Levins Morales, Special to the Star Tribune In this photo taken from video, a Metro Transit police officer asked a Blue Line light-rail passenger for his immigration status, leading another passenger to intervene in an exchange caught on video.
In previous years, several marked squad cars and uniformed police officers have led the procession through downtown Minneapolis. Last year's parade, which drew about 350,000 people, saw increased patrols following a massacre at a gay nightclub in ...
Hundreds of low-wage workers, business owners and activists descended on Minneapolis City Hall Thursday to testify about the proposed citywide $15 minimum wage, packing the council chambers as demonstrators supporting the wage hike chanted and ...
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Some local New Jersey officials are frustrated by an anonymous online campaign to tag street signs with cat ear stickers in the name of women's solidarity.
According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the civil war through a network of activists on the ground, Ankara deployed a column of armored vehicles to the Syrian towns of Azaz and Marea. The towns, held by ...
Tom Hoch is the first candidate in the Minneapolis mayor's race to air a TV ad, and he is taking a lighthearted - and expensive - approach to sharing his story.
In the first major court battle for gay activists who have contested the law, the court found in favor of three gay activists who claimed the law violated the rights to freedom of expression and prohibition of discrimination under the European ...
(KMSP) - A Minnesota state government database was hacked by an activist in protest of the acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, Vice News outlet Motherboard reported Tuesday.
At a packed meeting this month, led by the Union Park District Council (UPDC), dozens of people gathered to discuss the hopes and hurdles for linking the streets of St. Paul with the Minneapolis bike trail. For those who have not biked or walked it ...
A Democratic union ironworker who twice ran unsuccessfully for the state Legislature announced Monday that he will challenge Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan for re-election.

Cleveland Indians Edwin Encarnacion rounds the bases after a two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins in the fourth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King). Cleveland Indians ... A New York ...
SARA KRULWICH, New York Times Elizabeth Marvel as Antony and Gregg Henry as Caesar in the play "Julius Caesar" at the Delacorte Theater in New York, May 21, 2017.
About 100 people gathered inside a north Minneapolis building Saturday. The little-advertised event ... The private security firm manager-turned-economic-activist wants to establish the state's only black-led credit union by 2019. Last weekend's get ...
Authorities arrested 18 people during a protest over the acquittal of suburban Minneapolis police officer Geronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, a black driver.
While they may have failed in their primary goal of activist mischief - I happened to be sitting in the audience and can attest that the brief disruption merely added a frisson of excitement to an excellent, already electric production, so, thanks for ...
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: activists supporting a $15 minimum wage rally and march outside corporate Fast Food restaurants, payday lenders and a bank on W. Broadway Avenue in north Minneapolis on Monday, September 12, 2016. The activists are ...
A second day of more reflective demonstrations drew protesters to downtown Minneapolis on Saturday night, where activists intermittently blocked vehicle and light-rail traffic to protest the acquittal of officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting death of ...
Paris - Prominent French Actors, lawmakers and others are appealing to President Emmanuel Macron to stop pressure on migrants again converging on Calais after the closure of a wretched camp that came to symbolize Europe's migration crisis.
Minnesota has been spared the problems faced by states where conservative Republicans are in power. By William Cory Labovitch. June 16, 2017 - 6:46pm.
In Minneapolis and St. Paul, activists worked with elected officials to create a light-rail line that connects thousands of people in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color to new jobs.
The orchestra (known as the Minneapolis Symphony until 1968) would perform for an hour or two and patrons could dance to this magnificent ensemble playing Strauss waltzes.
That thing is still in our backyard," said Felicia Perry, a fashion designer, activist, mother and North Minneapolis resident. It's a sentiment that could have been said by any other resident on the Northside. Perry, along with her colleague and fellow ...
community activists are demanding that a New Hope police officer be fired after he asked a light-rail passenger from Mexico his immigration status during a routine fare check.
Paul Thissen, the Minneapolis DFLer who was speaker of the Minnesota House during a brief but intense period of progressive legislative victories a few years ago, said Wednesday that he is running for governor.
He volunteered on local and presidential campaigns, but when other activists urged him to run for office, Taitt always had a reason not to do it: He had a new job, or he was a new husband, and then he became a father.
The sculptor Sam Durant's piece "Scaffold," honoring 38 Native Americans executed in 1862 in Minneapolis, was recently being assembled in the Minneapolis Sculpture garden. But after protests from indigenous activists that Mr. Durant was appropriating ...
The group has raised concerns about testing and maintenance of firefighting equipment and blocked emergency access to the site. In a blog on Nov. 20, the activist group predicted that only "a catastrophic event" leading to "serious loss of life" would ...
Two of the men who were with convicted shooter Allen "Lance" Scarsella on Nov. 23, 2015 when he shot five Black Lives Matter activists at the Minneapolis Fourth Precinct during a protest decrying the death of Jamar Clark pleaded guilty Monday, and ...
Both men were accomplices to shooter Allen Scarsella, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he opened fire on activists who had condemned Clark's shooting death at the Minneapolis 4th police precinct in Nov. 23, 2015. The five protesters were ...
N., Minneapolis. International superstar Stevie Wonder will be on hand to talk personally with area gang members to call for and encourage lasting peace.
Several community figures spoke afterward, including longtime civil rights activist Mel Reeves and the Rev. Danny Givens, a liaison to Black Lives Matters Minneapolis. Reeves said the prosecution presented a strong case. "And now they are blaming a ...
Gaza City, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Hamas rulers have detained a young man who criticized the Islamic militant group's call for protests at the border that have set off deadly clashes with Israeli troops.
Activist Mel Reeves says Castile: 'should not have gotten shot'. Mel Reeves, a longtime Minneapolis civil rights activist and Pastor Danny Givens, clergy liaison to Black Lives Matter, spoke to the media about the Jeronimo Yanez trial. comment. share ...
Q: Why is there a measles outbreak in Minneapolis? ... Local health authorities in Minnesota are still dealing with antivax activists spewing misinformation about vaccines and with the resulting measles outbreak, with 44 cases reported as of this writing.
ACT for America activists portray Shariah as largely incompatible with American democracy and often warns of a stealth effort to replace U.S.
As recently as 2000, the Minneapolis office of the FBI developed information that the civil rights activist was killed by "militant members of the American Indian Movement.
Chicago (AP) - The son of a Chicago political activist who returned to the city after graduating college to work with disadvantaged youth has been shot to death.
Bemidji -- Local activist Annie Humphrey's handmade puppet was built to draw attention. The colorful ... Humphrey decided to make her own puppet after attending shows at the Heart of the Beast puppet theater in Minneapolis. "For a long time I've been ...
They consider the incidents in Portland and Eugene, and other recent anti-Muslim crimes in America, part of an alarming trend that came to the forefront in last year's presidential election with far-right activists portraying Islam - and all Muslims ...
Gillibrand's fiery language Friday prompted cheers and applause from those gathered for the Personal democracy Forum, a New York City conference of political activists and tech enthusiasts. The mother of two young children also lashed out at Republican ...
"Scaffold" was dismantled last weekend after Dakota activists and allies protested its inclusion in the renovated Minneapolis Sculpture garden, which will reopen Saturday. "The main focus was to get the structure down. Now the main focus will shift to ...
Shanghai - Ivanka Trump's fashion brand sought to distance itself from a Chinese manufacturer that has come under scrutiny after activists investigating labor conditions there were detained, saying the company last made its products three months ago.
So it was apt to wonder whether the candidates would accept - let alone seek - business support, especially since the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce was the event sponsor. The answers from the seven candidates invited to the Humphrey school ...


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