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Another factor that is likely to impact the result in 2020 is the emergence of a new political party headed by prominent political activists. In December, leading members of the 88 Generation peace and Open Society announced they were registering a new political party, the Four Eights Party, with the ...
Yu Wensheng, one of China's most prominent lawyers and political activists, was detained as he left his apartment building in Beijing to walk his 13-year-old son to school, according to his wife, Xu Yan, and two associates. Mr. Yu, who has defied previous arrests and warnings for his outspoken appeals for ...

election season in Russia: violent acts and criminal cases against rights defenders, political activists. OVD-Info 19 January 2018. This week, the pressure on rights defenders, Open Russia and Navalny activists has turned increasingly violent. Memorial's office in Nazran, Ingushetia. Source: Memorial. This article is part of ...
Back at home, more than a dozen political activists have been convicted on "vague charges arising from their peaceful activities" and were slapped with lengthy prison sentences, HRW said. Powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said he wants to modernise the kingdom and introduce social ...
More than 150 political activists, including a number of lawyers and journalists, remain unjustly jailed, and the relatives of dissidents who peacefully criticize the government from outside the country are subjected to violent retaliation orchestrated by authorities. In Turkmenistan, the government effectively ...
Al-Irada Movement want a serious investigation into the burning of the local headquarters of the Popular Front in El-Aroussa, Siliana province, to quickly expose the perpetrators and bring them to justice, and to stop pursuing political activists, bloggers and Actors in the popular movement. The party held the ...

The concept of electability has been central to modern political strategy. Even hardcore political activists, devoted to an ideology or a particular cause, recognize that there's limited value in backing a candidate who appears to be unelectable, and they're willing to make some policy concessions to support ...
Recently, Punjab police arrested some Sikh activists, including Jagtar Johal of London, for the murders of right wing political activists in the state. Johal's family and his supporters have alleged state use of torture to obtain false confessions from him. Johal is among those who have been campaigning for ...
The marches keep getting larger each year and attract many political activists from outside of Estonia. In 2019, both national and European elections will take place in Estonia. EKRE is on pace to further solidify themselves as Estonia's third-largest political party and the second most popular amongst ethnic ...
Mohammad Absi, head of "Etharrak" anti-normalisation campaign and member of Al Wihda Popular Party, said 2017 was eventful as political activists in Jordan stood in solidarity with activists in neighbouring countries and supported their movements. "The year [2017] started with the solidarity move with ...
Mohammad Absi, head of "Etharrak" anti-normalisation campaign and member of Al Wihda Popular Party, said 2017 was eventful as political activists in Jordan stood in solidarity with activists in neighbouring countries and supported their movements. "The year [2017] started with the solidarity move with ...
Dozens of burqa-clad women political activists are roaming in the streets of Sulaiman Khel, located on the outskirts of Peshawar. These women spend a few minutes in every home. Begum Nasim Wali Khan was the first female who contested elections in 1977 on a party's ticket. After her glorious career in ...
African governments, the African Union, the United Nations, political activists, and others all criticized President Trump's statement about immigrants, with many characterizing it as racist. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah performs at the Theater at Madison Square garden in November in New York. The Daily ...
"Instead of hiring qualified public health professionals, the administration has put anti-contraception political activists in charge of four million women's birth control access," Carter said. Carter, who previously worked for Planned Parenthood, said the group plans to file a large volume of Freedom of ...
The up to 54 political activists including group leader Suthep Thaugsuban, have been charged by the Department of Special Investigation following their role in the 2014 demonstrations against former PM Yingluck Shinawatra and her government. Sawad Charoenpol, the group's lawyer, said the accused ...
The hashtag has since been used by many political activists to deride the perceived failings of the local authorities, given the spate of abductions, sexual assaults and killings in the area, which have included 12 similar murders in the past two years. Some used the hashtag to highlight other cases of sexual ...
Unlike the United States, where mammoth conflicts arose over the north Atlantic Free Trade Area (NAFTA) and where political activists including Donald Trump managed to scupper free trade agreements proposed for both America's Pacific and Atlantic economic partners, there hasn't been a serious fight ...

Throughout his tenure as Head of the Judiciary, he presided over the arrest, prosecution, imprisonment, abuse, and execution, of numerous dissidents, whether human rights defenders or journalists or webloggers or political activists or religious minorities, ranging from the student protests in 1999 to the ...
Who has the ability to assemble at a public university, and why are they allowed to assemble is a question still being asked by university administrators and political activists alike. Looking back to May 1970 could provide insight on the current political environment on campus. "Private colleges and ...
The murderous rampage in Clarendon continued on Wednesday, with the killing of two persons, including a female political activists, in the parish, with one person being left nursing a gunshot wound. Those killed have been identified as Caroline Ford, otherwise called 'Chin', a shop operator and Jamaica ...
Many political activists cannot remember ever considering seeking a license for peaceful assembly as a practical option. Iran in large part considers peaceful activism a "threat to national security," and those who warn about festering popular grievances and rampant corruption are treated as seditionists.
Popovic, whose Otpor movement helped bring down Milosevic, has taught political activists in more than 50 countries about how to demonstrate non-violently. In this video by The Economist, he talks about how to bring down a dictator. Chief among them is the "holy trinity of success." This includes unity ...
Of course, that does not mean that politicians and political activists should never be prosecuted for clearly identifiable, egregious and serious crimes, but at the very least, a democratic government should do its best to ensure that any such prosecutions are entirely necessary and untainted by political ...
Data obtained by Haaretz shows that since the amendment was passed, some 25 political activists who support boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel have been denied entry; some of them were Jews. This extreme step raises questions about the ability of the current government to deal with ...
In their push to highlight the problems of sexual harassment and gender inequality, eight actresses at Sunday night's Golden Globes ceremony are extending their political statements to their plus-ones. Laura Dern, Amy Poehler, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Emma Watson, Michelle ...
The business had a dedicated customer base that included visits not just from locals but also from pro Athletes, celebrities and political activists, according to the store. No information yet on what might take over the retail space which is currently available. Darling Flower Shop, 2004 University Ave.
Courtesy photo. "Freedom Without Justice" is the story of Chol Soo Lee's wrongful imprisonment and his years of survival in prison, while political activists fought to win his freedom. His Saga took place against a backdrop of great historical change in Asian American communities following the passage of ...
A group of Iranian and Belgian political activists, students, and citizens in diaspora gathered in front of the Iranian embassy in Brussels on Friday to show support for their compatriots in Iran. Nine days into the nationwide uprising in Iran, demonstrations that started in Mashhad have reportedly reached ...
A PETITION demanding Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan remove Najib Razak and Dr Mahathir Mohamad as their respective prime minister candidates for the 14th general election has been launched by a group of political activists. The group's spokesman, Lim Yi Hui, told The Malaysian Insight that ...
The authorities then challenged the election of another four political activists. Last July President Xi visited Hong Kong to mark the 20th anniversary of China's takeover and made clear his government would not tolerate support for independence. In August three leaders of the Umbrella Revolution were ...
The dictionary defines an activist as a person who vigorously advocates a cause. Therefore, a political activist should be one who advocates a political cause. By deduction, if the advocates becomes the beneficiary, this would normally be deemed as a major conflict of interest. Most of our political activists ...
The case is still pending in the courts, but like all others in which political activists across the divide had been charged, it is likely to fall by the wayside after Mugabe was swept out of power by a military tide that rolled into town in November last year. History is replete with attempts by politicians to establish ...
Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 31 -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's apology for his slip-ups over the course of his long political career shows the former prime minister-turned-Opposition leader has run out of ideas, political activists said. Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia founder Badrul ...
political activists too often seem to have a patch over only one eye. They repeat untruths and exaggerations that work against sensible resolution. Marjorie McCloy ("We should teach students about climate change -- the correct way," Dec. 20) appears to be uninformed of the scope and extent of variation of ...
"The question is where this (attack) came from specifically." The Krasnodar region is notorious for violence against journalists, political activists and anyone who casts a critical eye on the work of local authorities. Earlier this year, unknown attackers stormed the campaign headquarters of opposition leader ...
... warhorse cultural institutions putting on large-scale productions and rebellious performance troupes springing up. While the DIY scene continues struggling to stay in town, entrepreneurial creatives are opening up new opportunities for cultural innovation, and political activists are using the arts to combat ...
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 31 -- Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's apology for his slip-ups over the course of his long political career shows the former prime minister-turned-Opposition leader has run out of ideas, political activists said. Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia founder Badrul Hisham Shaharin said the ...
Kashmiri political activists have sharply criticised Mushaal Mullick, the wife of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik, for blaming India for "keeping her and their daughter from meeting Malik for the past three years". This comes after former naval officer and alleged spy Kulbhushan ...
Dozens of political prisoners in Venezuela have been released for Christmas after their sentences were reduced. A total of 36 activists were let out of jail today having been given alternative punishments, such as community service. Thirteen of them were paraded in front of television cameras and were ...
Srinagar: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday termed it "fragility and absurdity of so-called Indian democracy" in Jammu Kashmir the alleged handing over of political activists arrested in Anantnag on December 15 to special task force (SOG) and ...
Srinagar: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Wednesday termed it "fragility and absurdity of so-called Indian democracy" in Jammu Kashmir the alleged handing over of political activists arrested in Anantnag on December 15 to special task force (SOG) and ...
political activists say simple thanks isn't going to cut it: They want Americans to show up for black women candidates, fund their campaigns and pay them back with historic election victories that they say could change the face of power in the country. "If you want to thank black women, then support the ...
Some Zimbabweans and Americans are concerned that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government may fail to live up to expectations with indications that it may, instead, be more oppressive than the ousted president Robert Mugabe's government. Most of the concerns stem from the presence of the ...
When we first started studying CEO activism, three years ago, we never imagined how significant this phenomenon would become. At the time a small but growing band of executives were taking public stands on political and social issues unrelated to their companies' bottom lines. Since then, controversies over laws ...
Activist Jon Ungpakorn, with microphone, explains the reason for the petition for the annulment of many orders issued by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as chief of the ruling junta's National Council for peace and Order, at Thammasat University in Bangkok on Monday. The network says it wants to ...
I'm worried we are paying supervisors to be hyperpartisan political activists. Several current and recent supervisors in Johnson County are known for making inflammatory and hyperbolic comments about their political opponents. It seems only to have gotten worse in the age of facebook and Trumpism.
In the aftermath of the 2016 election, a long debate emerged among political activists and Pundits about what Democrats' losses in key rural, working-class areas meant for the future of the party. The discourse played out in myriad ways: Some leftists and progressives argued that the Democratic party had ...
The Krasnodar region is notorious for violence against journalists, political activists and anyone who casts a critical eye on the work of local authorities. Earlier this year, unknown attackers stormed the campaign headquarters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, smashing everything inside. copyright 2017 ...
RURAL teachers have appealed to government to protect them from abusive political activists ahead of next year's general elections. By Tinotenda Munyukwi. Zimbabwe Rural Teachers' Union president Martin Chaburumunda told NewsDay that members of his organisation were at risk of manipulation and ...
Kashmiri political activists have sharply criticised Mushaal Mullick, the wife of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik, for blaming India for "keeping her and their daughter from meeting Malik for the past three years". This comes after former naval officer and alleged spy Kulbhushan ...



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