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Russians hold anti-war rallies amid ominous threats from Putin

A man holds a poster that reads ‘No war’ as people lay flowers near where Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot, with the Kremlin wall, left, Spaskaya Tower, center, and St. Basil’s in the background in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Denis Kaminev) Denis Kaminev PA MOSCOW From Moscow to Siberia, Russian […]

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Navi Mumbai: Worried Parsik Hill residents complain to state over felling of hills and destruction of trees | News from Navi Mumbai

NAVI MUMBAI: The association of residents of Parsik hill has again complained to the authorities about the continuous cutting of the hill facing the Sion-Panvel highway, and demanded an immediate investigation into the matter before that it does not become more perilous for them. On Saturday, some residents also reported seeing trees cut down along […]

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Former Sheriff’s Official Records for East Hillsborough State House Siege

Danny Alvarez, a lawyer, former sheriff’s officer and longtime Republican political activist, has filed for State House in an eastern Hillsborough County district where he could face Democratic incumbent Andrew Learned. Alvarez could also face a primary. Tampa attorney Michael Minardi is already filed to run against Learned, and other top Republican candidates have been […]

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50 years apart: a Filipino activist fights a dictator then his son

Human rights activist Loretta Rosales shows a book about martial law in the Philippines and a photo, a grainy military photo of her taken after her arrest in 1976, at her home in Manila, the Philippines, February 23, 2022. Memories of the ‘People Power Revolt’ by millions of Filipinos who helped overthrow Filipino dictator Ferdinand […]

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First graders honor Black History Month | State

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On Russian state television, Moscow is the savior of eastern Ukraine

By Dasha Litvinova | Associated Press MOSCOW – While the West raised the alarm over the Kremlin ordering troops into eastern Ukraine and decried it as an invasion, Russian state media painted a completely different picture – ​​of Moscow coming to the aid of war-torn areas plagued by Ukraine’s aggression and bringing them peace. The […]

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Democrat wins Louisville special election, becomes first openly LGBTQ state representative

A criminal justice reform advocate made history on Tuesday, becoming the first openly LGBTQ Kentuckian elected to the state House of Representatives. by longtime lawmaker Reginald Meeks. The district spans several Louisville neighborhoods, including Park Duvalle, Shively, Old Louisville, and Clifton. Meeks announced his retirement late last year. Republican Judy Stallard and Democrat Keturah Herron […]

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Shameful Bajrang Dal activist killed in BJP-run state: MP | Latest India News

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pratap Simha from Mysuru-Kodagu on Monday denounced the state government led by Basavaraj Bommai over the killing of a Bajrang Dal activist. Activist Harsha, 23, was stabbed to death by unidentified people in Shivamogga district of Karnataka on Sunday evening. Simha said it was very painful to see Harsha’s body, […]

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The State Fair of Texas at the time of segregation

Editor’s note: Go back to Dallas Morning News Archive. the Texas State Fair began in 1886, and with it came segregation. For many years black visitors were not allowed to attend except on designated days. In the 1950s, fair protests against segregation began to take place in the form of pickets and boycotts. In 1960, […]

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Wright family and activists see injustice in Potter’s sentence

FILE – This photo provided by Ben Crump Law, PLLC., shows Daunte Wright and her son, Daunte Jr., at her first birthday party. Kim Potter, the former Minneapolis suburban police officer who said she mistook her handgun for her Taser when she killed Daunte Wright, is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, February 18, 2022. […]

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Behind the China Olympics, the saga of a chained woman unfolds

Li Chunjian, Ding Song, Ye Jielong and She Hao of China slide during the 1-4 series at the 2022 Winter Olympics on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, in Yanqing District in Beijing. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Pavel Golovkin PA Taipei, Taiwan The post, on the Chinese social platform Weibo, resembled many others published by state media during […]

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Gubernatorial candidate and state senator Sonia Chang-Díaz condemns xenophobia after celebrating new immigrant driver’s license bill

As gubernatorial hopeful and state senator Sonia Chang-Díaz this week celebrated the House’s passage of the Work and Family Mobility Act, allowing immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses, she said. faced scathing racism on social media. Chang-Díaz on Wednesday night hailed activists and immigrants “who fought hard” for legislation allowing people without proof of legal […]

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Across the Bridge: Alabama Dem Carry Torch for Ballot Bill

FILE – Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., center, with Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, join fellow Democrats at a press conference to discuss their priorities as they will assume a majority in the 116th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 30, 2018. Democratic Rep. Selma Rural’s trip to the halls of Congress offers a stark […]

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US funds for protests in Canada could also influence US policy

A man carrying an American flag walks past police guarding the Canadian Parliament Building from demonstrators protesting the country’s COVID-19 restrictions, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Ottawa, Ont. Protests in Canada that have blocked border crossings with the United States and gnarled trade have been promoted, applauded and funded by American anti-vaccine groups, right-wing activists […]

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“Being Muholi: portraits as resistance”

Somile, 2021, Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of the artist, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, and Stevenson Gallery, CapeTown/Johannesburg. Every turn of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers a new vision of “Being Muholi: portraits as resistancea groundbreaking exhibition of the South African visual activist’s work on view until May 8. Zenele Muholi is known for her […]

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Judge decides to include community group in state lawsuit to clean up chemical manufacturing plant

SAN FRANCISCO – A judge today ruled that Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) can be an intervening plaintiff in a new lawsuit seeking to clean up a Bay Area chemical manufacturing plant today, filed by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). CBE is represented by attorneys from the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense […]

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Winter Olympians stand up for climate, peace amid muted activism

FILE – Taylor Gold of the United States competes in the men’s halfpipe final at the 2022 Winter Olympics Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file) Gregory Bull PA BEIJING After a morning training session at the Big Air Shougang site of the Winter Olympics, British snowboarder Katie Ormerod stopped by […]

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Once Lebanon’s glamorous center, Hamra Street goes dark

Michel Eid, 88, works at his music store on Hamra Street in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. From his small music store, Eid has witnessed the rise and fall of Lebanon in through the changing fortunes of this famous boulevard. for over 60 years. Hamra Street was once home to the best cinemas in […]

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Zaccho Dance Theatre’s “Love, A State of Grace”, an aerial effort to create community

Zaccho Dance Theater acrobat Helen Wicks at Grace Cathedral. Photo: Photo courtesy of Zaccho Dance Theater It’s a sunny afternoon on Nob Hill, and light streaming through Grace Cathedral’s stained glass windows casts vivid reds and blues across the floor of the nave. The benches have been removed. Although the church is full of witnesses, […]

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State senator calls for investigation into change of political affiliation – NBC 6 South Florida

The trick of changing a voter’s political party affiliation is growing, says a Miami-Dade state senator. “This is clearly a statewide effort,” said Senator Annette Taddeo. She spoke to reporters outside Haley Sofge Towers near Loan Depot Park, a building primarily for seniors where at least four residents had their voter registration changed from Democrat […]

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Sudan’s military rulers step up crackdown, arrest activists

Amira Osman sits at home after being released from detention, in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. Osman is one of many pro-democracy activists and protesters who have been detained without charge since a coup he military state in October deposed the transitional government, in what many fear is a return to the tactics of […]

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Final State House committee hearing on 15-week abortion ban; the next step is a plenary vote

House Bill 5, the proposed 15-week abortion ban that rocked the abortion rights movement, continues to make its way through the Florida legislature, despite lawmakers and Democratic activists who fight against the law. People gathered at the House Health and Human Services Committee meeting on Thursday for the latest round of House committee hearings on […]

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Activist sentenced to 6 years in prison in voter registration case | State

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — A Tennessee activist was sentenced to six years and a day in prison after being convicted of illegally registering to vote while on probation for prior crimes. Pamela Moses was convicted in November and sentenced on January 31 by Shelby County Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward. The judge told Moses […]

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Internship and Volunteer Opportunities Available Through CALPIRG – Sonoma State Star

If you are passionate about the environment and social justice, students are encouraged to take a stand for what you believe in with the California Public Interest Research Group. The California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) in Sonoma State offers student internship and volunteer opportunities, with both in-person and virtual options. CALPIRG Students is a […]

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Former mayoral candidate Karen DuBois-Walton ’89 takes over as BOE state chair

A longtime New Haven official takes on a new role as State BOE chairman at a time of monumental change. Yash Roy February 08, 2022 at 01:46 Staff reporter Nat Kerman, collaborating photographer Governor Ned Lamont announced Friday that Karen DuBois-Walton ’89, a former New Haven mayoral candidate and chair of the city’s housing authority, […]

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Ministers support calls for a state commission to investigate police spyware allegations

Ministers and lawmakers on Monday called for a state inquiry to be set up to look into explosive allegations that Israeli police carried out extensive extrajudicial espionage against dozens of officials, activists and citizens. Their comments came on the heels of an explosive Calcalist report alleging police used NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware to hack into […]

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Mexican authorities evict Tijuana migrant camp near border

FILE – A makeshift migrant camp stands near the El Chaparral pedestrian border bridge in Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, July 1, 2021. About 100 members of the police, national guard and army were expelled on Sunday 6 February 2022 nearly 400 migrants, mainly Central Americans and Mexicans, from the makeshift camp in which they had been […]

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Black Confederate site worker raises racial complaint

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Alabama welcomes visitors to the “First White House of the Confederacy,” a historic home next to the state capitol where Confederate President Jefferson Davis lived with his family in the early months of the Civil War. The museum run by the state finance ministry says it sees nearly 100,000 people a year, many […]

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Amir Locke shooting reignites mistrust of Minneapolis police

In this image taken from Minneapolis Police Department body camera video and released by the City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis police enter an apartment Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, moments before shooting 22-year-old Amir Locke. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a moratorium on no-knock warrants after Locke was killed while a SWAT team was executing a search […]

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Minnesota Secretary of State Won’t Audit 2020 Crow Wing County Election Results

Secretary of State Steve Simon will not perform a “full forensic audit” of the 2020 election demanded by a group of Crow Wing County activists. The county board passed a resolution calling for the audit after months of pressure from residents who cited discredited allegations of voter fraud. In a letter last week, Simon responded […]

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Families of deceased inmates demand action after state audit

Following a state audit that deemed San Diego County jails unsafe, community activists and families of deceased inmates gathered outside the San Diego Sheriff’s Department on Friday to demand action. “The state audit report on deaths in custody in San Diego County is appalling,” said Yusef Miller of the North County Equity and Justice Coalition […]

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State bill would increase student access to COVID vaccine data

SACRAMENTO— California school officials could more easily verify students’ COVID-19 vaccination records under a bill introduced Friday that would expand access to a statewide database, as part of a broader effort by the legislature to increase vaccination rates in schools. The state Department of Public Health oversees a centralized and confidential online portal for all […]

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Why does the State Department still take Amnesty International seriously?

Athe latest news from mnesty international report defining Israel as an “apartheid” state since its founding has been controversial. On the merits, the group is wrong, because the Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Eid and US Representative. Ted Deutsch eloquently demonstrated. The group’s methodology is also flawed. After the report was released, Lazar Berman, the […]

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Van Dyke leaves Taylorville prison | State and Region

Megan Crépeau, Jason Meisner and Shanzeh Ahmad Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Just after midnight Thursday, as winds blew whirlwinds of snow around a remote central Illinois prison, one of the state’s most high-profile prisoners walked out of jail under the guise of darkness. Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke spent just over three years […]

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NPA chief says NAC status, supply chain crisis and militant state legislatures are on list of concerns for 2022

In 2022, we continue to engage on issues with the Biden administration and Congress, awaiting court rulings that have broad impacts on the natural products industry, and struggling at the state level to block proposals that would restrict access to popular natural products. One thing is clear: we are facing challenges from all sides. Here’s […]

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Cherry Hill East senior Oliver Adler a community activist, state champion

Oliver Adler’s teachers often joke that the Cherry Hill East High School senior has to learn to take a break. The 18-year-old is adamant, even if he understands where they are coming from. Taking his family vacation to China last year. As he focused on a new country and a new culture, he also made […]