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Featured image: Phyllis Duncan during a 2016 peace march in Maywood. | Courtesy Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch. Phyllis Duncan, the founder of mothers of murdered Sons and the women's Community Leadership Council, was recently among 10 people selected to be inducted into Triton College's ...
A GROUP of pro-democracy activists is preparing to report at Pathumwan police Station today in response to summonses issued after they took part in a ... unable to hold a press conference on Tuesday due to police suppression, the authorities also appear to be infringing on press freedom, she added.

He adds that there is no blacklist for journalists, political activists or lawmakers, but that the decisions are also not made on arbitrary basis by immigration officers. The China Press Freedom Report notes that the Macau government is "believed to closely follow the instructions of the Central Government of ...
A noted Malayalam poet was attacked allegedly by some right wing activists, last evening. Kureepuzha Sreekumar, who is a known poet in Kerala, was attacked by six men, out of which one of them is BJP-led panchayat member. Kureepuzha Sreekumar was attacked by a group when he was leaving from a ...
Hydara's father, Deyda, a journalist and activist for human rights and freedom of expression, was murdered in 2004. By returning to his homeland, Hydara is determined to see his father's killers pay, and promote the values of a free press. "I left Gambia one month after my father's murder," Hydara told Al ...
"Autodefensa means the people's police and when these neo-Nazis and 'American Patriots' came throwing up White Power signs, our people and allies from all over the United States showed up to help defend us," Alexis del Castillo, an activist and one of the Chicano Park organizers, told teleSUR. "Today ...

Chinese cyber activist Zhen Jianghua has been denied access to his lawyer whilst being held in a secret location. Zhen is the executive director for human rights Campaign in China, a non-profit organisation which spreads information about - and advocates for - human rights activists. He is also the ...
Marco Rubio and pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (Image from Hong Kong Free Press). TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A group of bipartisan US lawmakers have nominated the activists of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement for a Nobel Peace Prize. The group of lawmakers responsible for the ...
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s first speech at the Lincoln Memorial was not his celebrated 1963 address at the March on Washington for jobs and Freedom. Six years earlier, when he was still a relative newcomer on the national scene, Dr. King addressed 25,000 civil rights activists who gathered at the ...
The college served as a safe haven for civil-rights activists such as the Freedom Riders and Hamer herself, who frequently gave lectures at the school ... #Events will include the unveiling of a Mississippi Freedom Trail marker honoring Clyde Kennard, a civil-rights activist who attempted to enroll at USM, ...
Jace Bylenga was recently introduced as the first male "Activist in Residence" (AIR) at Eastern Washington University. For the fifth year in a row, the women's and Gender Studies Program and the Women's and Gender education Center are the lead organizers of the AIR on EWU's campus. According to the ...
In his speech at the "Rally For Change" on January 28th, civil rights activist Ben Frazier said Jacksonville "must decide whether to march into the sunlight of a brand-new day or face economic and social disaster by its refusal to let go of its racist legacy." "It's time for Jacksonville to assume a super bowl ...
The Burlington City Council on Monday debated changing the language of a petition written by activists who oppose the basing of F-35 fighter jets at the Vermont Air National Guard station at Burlington's airport. The council ... Contributing: Jess Aloe, Burlington Free Press staff reporter. Contact Nicole ...
#immigrants and activists called on Mississippi lawmakers to support legislation that enables immigrants in the state to be eligible for in-state college tuition last week at a press conference. #Rep. Kathy Sykes, D-Jackson, said it is important to unite behind students with Deferred Action for Childhood ...
Chief Wahoo: The mascot of the Cleveland Indians baseball time, which has been decried as a racist caricature of indigenous people, will no longer be used on the team's uniforms. activists pushing for the removal of the mascot applauded the move, calling it a step in the right direction, but the Indians will ...
These incidents are part of a broader trend by the Trump Administration to target anyone that doesn't agree with its policies. From the president's attacks on the free press and the judiciary to mass arrests of inauguration protesters, this administration has made plain its contempt for the First Amendment.
As President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union speech in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, activists plan to host an alternative event across town they're calling The State of Our Union. The goal is to offer a different view and vision for the country at the counter event at the National Press Club, ...

Ontario's animal welfare watchdog is looking into complaints by a Kitchener animal rights activist group that shot video at mink farms, but is urging the public not to take the law into its own hands. "We have received a concern relating to mink farms and will be reviewing all information that has been provided ...
activists opposing the F-35 fighter jets coming to the Vermont Air National Guard at Burlington's airport have a request for the city: Let the people vote. They've gathered the required number of signatures -- but on Monday a few city councilors put forward a resolution with alternate wording, claiming the ...
San Francisco Interim Mayor Mark Farrell, joined by family members, speaks to reporters after being sworn into office at City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Farrell, one of its members, to serve as interim mayor until a new ...
Holmes is the director of newsroom digital security for the Freedom of the Press Foundation and as part of her day-to-day job, she teaches digital ... Many privacy activists rightfully warn people that from a legal standpoint, fingerprints are less secure than passwords: cops can legally force someone to unlock ...
They were arrested after covering protests against new government measures that increased the price of bread and other products. Members of Sudanese parliament are deliberating a bill to allow national security agents to shut down newspapers, radio and TV stations for 15 days without citing any reason ...
They launched the Pussyhat Project, hoping their matching pink hats would do not only that, but also allow activists who could not get to Washington for the big national march to show their ... The word 'pussy' is often used in a derogative way," Zweiman told the Free Press in a January 2017 interview.
In a nation where media is under constant attack, al-Balshy is struggling to defend freedom of the press. The journalist is gifted with the calmness necessary to face hardship. Al-Balshy knows all too well how an Egyptian cell looks like. He has a suspended one year sentence for harbouring journalists ...
The federal Crown has decided to drop its appeal of a ruling dismissing charges against a prominent cannabis activist who was arrested in Calgary during a national tour to give away millions of marijuana seeds to the public. On Monday, Dana Larsen said he was served notice at his home in Vancouver ...
LANSING -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has loaded his taxpayer-funded office payroll with Republican campaign activists in the run-up to his 2018 campaign for governor, a Free Press investigation has found. Schuette also has used no-bid state contracts to pay more than $130,000 to two ...
The Rev. Curtis W. Harris Sr. devoted his life to battling the racism and bigotry that oppressed African-Americans in Hopewell and across Virginia. Rising to become the first African-American mayor of a Hopewell that he helped to change, the longtime pastor of Union Baptist Church in that city fearlessly ...
Mumbai: From left: Roshan Dalvi, Former Bombay High Court Judge, Dr. P M Nair, Chair Professor, Tata Institute of Social science, Shaina NC, Social activist, Politician and fashion designer and Nikhil Datar, Consultant Gynaecologist, Nanavati hospital along with sexually exploit children during the press ...
The organization, a nonprofit, nonpartisan activist group based in New York, said it had confirmed that 262 people were in government custody for reasons ... to Protect journalists, or CPJ, said the trend "reflects a dismal failure by the international community to address a global crisis in freedom of the press.
Right after today's vote, Free Press Action Fund and its allies launched an internet-wide campaign to demand that Congress use a resolution of disapproval ... That's why open-internet advocates and millions of internet users and activists will do everything to restore it in the near term and over the long haul.
Attorney and Christian activist David Fowler says the high court's June 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges essentially nullified the state law that says marriage licenses only can be issued to a man and woman. The Tennessee General Assembly specifically added the "man and woman" language in 1995, ...
Press advocates and human rights activists expressed concern that the arrests were part of a growing crackdown on press freedom in recent months. In November, a judge sentenced two foreign journalists, their interpreter and their driver to two months in prison on charges of filming with a drone without ...
OTTAWA -- The provincial government doesn't know how many Manitobans have AIDS, and did not issue a statement for World AIDS Day, prompting jeers from the Opposition and activists Friday. "Add all of that up, and it sounds like a certain degree of indifference, frankly, to what is an ongoing ...
The final deadline for submitting nominations for Burlington Free Press' Vermonter of the Year is midnight, Sunday, Dec. 3. Think of someone who has made a difference this year or through a lifetime of work; someone who stepped up in a time of need or proved to be a leader; someone whose acts or ...
activists and politicians alike are disappointed by the tweaks proposed to regulations that govern strip clubs and body-rub parlours in London. City politicians next week will debate a revised business licensing bylaw -- which governs businesses such as food trucks, pet shops and second-hand stores in ...
Demosisto's Joshua Wong, who was released on bail from prison last month, said the city's jailed activists had missed opportunities to march with supporters in August and October. He said it was likely that he would be jailed alongside Lester Shum, Raphael Wong and others. All are defendants in a case ...
White nationalist coming to Winnipeg: Frederick Paul Fromm, a longtime white nationalist activist, is planning to deliver a speech titled ...
... ahead one way or another, regardless of efforts by local activists to shut it down. ... Paul Fromm --a longtime self-proclaimed "white nationalist" activist, ... but I don't cancel," Fromm told the Free Press, when asked if he was ...
Mumbai: A 24-year-old pothole activist sustained serious injuries after being involved in an accident in Navi Mumbai. The activist lost control of ...
The Burlington Free Press opinion page invites readers to nominate a ... Bill McKibben, environmental journalist and climate change activist.
Frederick Paul Fromm is an Ontario resident and longtime self-proclaimed "white nationalist" activist, though he is generally viewed as a white ...
Two years after Choctaw activist Rexdale Henry was found dead in his ... for fines totaling $2,677--the Jackson Free Press reported in 2015.
The Mississippi civil rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History--two entities under a single roof--are opening Dec. 9 for the ...
The federal government is once again allowing immigrants to bring their university-age dependants to Canada. It is a step in the right direction, ...
Massachusetts youth activists advocate to raise the legal age for tobacco ... PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF.
journalists and activists urged President John Magufuli on Wednesday to ... instead of encouraging media diversity and freedom of the press".
Sadly, in recent times, the freedom of India's free press is seen to have been under threat. In September this year, well known journalist and activist Gauri ... there is some cause for concern regarding the freedom of the press in India. ... that began, "Press freedom in India suffered a fresh blow on Monday…".
QALQILYA, Palestinian Territory -- Palestinian activists have built a monument to the late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the West Bank.
In the video, Dudich also admitted to once being involved with Antifa, the radical and oftentimes violent coalition of far-left activists who ...
Distasio is among a dozen researchers and activists who told the Free Press Winnipeg is at a crossroads. They say the city's approach to ...


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