Political activism

FILE - In this June 2, 2020 file photo, Protesters rally in Phoenix during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. Many immigrants feel solidarity with the Black Lives Movement and want to participate in ongoing national marches. But they face an added risk of ending up in immigration custody if they get arrested, even for protesting peacefully. Immigrant advocates say they've been fielding calls from people who want to march but are worried about how it will affect their immigration status. In Phoenix, several young immigrants were arrested at the beginning of the movement. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
June 12, 2020 - 3:01 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Among the thousands who march each day in support of the Black Lives Matter movement are immigrants and their advocates. But protesting for them has an added risk: inadvertently winding up in immigration custody. All over the country, immigrants are expressing solidarity with the...
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FILE - This April 18, 2019, file photo shows a sign for Zoom Video Communications ahead Nasdaq IPO in New York. Video app company Zoom said Thursday, June 11 2020, it regretted that some meetings involving U.S.-based Chinese dissidents were disrupted, as meanwhile a prominent Hong Kong activist said his account was blocked despite the city’s guarantees of free speech. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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June 11, 2020 - 10:52 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Video app company Zoom says that it blocked several meetings and suspended the accounts of three activists at the request of the Chinese government. The company released details Thursday saying that in May and early June, the Chinese government notified it about several online...
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In this 2016 photo, Martin Gugino, right, holds a sign reading "Resist Racism," in Washington, D.C., as part of a protest over the 2014 killing of 12 year-old African American Tamir Rice in Cleveland. Gugino and others demanded murder charges against police officers for the killing. (Mark Colville via AP)
June 10, 2020 - 12:36 pm
(RNS) Is Martin Gugino an Antifa provocateur? Or a beloved Catholic peace activist who was the victim of police brutality in Buffalo, New York? A Tuesday morning (June 9) tweet from President Donald Trump suggested the former, drawing a wave of shock and outrage from friends of the 75-year-old...
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South Korea's Unification Ministry's spokesman Yoh Sang-key, speaks during a briefing at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. South Korea’s government on Wednesday said it will sue two activist groups that have sent anti-Pyongyang leaflets and plastic bottles filled with rice to the North for allegedly creating tensions between the rivals. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
June 10, 2020 - 4:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s government said Wednesday that it will press charges against two activist groups that have been floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets and bottles filled with rice to North Korea. Any action against the groups is likely to trigger a debate over freedom of...
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People stop to look at signs on a security fence at 16th and H Street, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Washington, after days of protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 08, 2020 - 11:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — That massive fence erected around Lafayette Park has become a do-it-yourself gallery of protest art. Messages, posters and portraits, ranging from loving to enraged, almost blot out the view of the White House across the way. One block away at the corner of 16th and I streets — a...
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Visitors look on the wire fence decorated with ribbons written with messages wishing for the reunification of the two Koreas at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. North Korea said Tuesday it will cut off all communication channels with South Korea as it escalates its pressure on the South for failing to stop activists from floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets across their tense border. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
June 08, 2020 - 8:35 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Tuesday it will cut off all communication channels with South Korea as it escalates its pressure on the South for failing to stop activists from floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets across their tense border. The North Korean warning came as relations between...
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Protesters march Saturday, June 6, 2020, in New York. Demonstrations continue across the United States in protest of racism and police brutality, sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ragan Clark)
June 08, 2020 - 11:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters are pushing to “defund the police" over the death of George Floyd and other black Americans killed by law enforcement. Their chant has become a rallying cry — and a stick for President Donald Trump to use on Democrats as he portrays them as soft on crime. But what does...
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People look at the pedestal of the toppled statue of Edward Colston in Bristol, England, Monday, June 8, 2020, following the downing of the statue on Sunday at a Black Lives Matter demo. The toppling of the statue was greeted with joyous scenes, recognition of the fact that he was a notorious slave trader — a badge of shame in what is one of Britain’s most liberal cities. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
June 08, 2020 - 9:33 am
BRISTOL, England (AP) — Bristol's history is being written in thin air. In the English port city that once launched slave ships, an empty plinth has become the epicenter of a debate about racism, history and memory. For over a century the pedestal held the statue of Edward Colston, a 17th-century...
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In this undated and unknown location photo made available by Human Rights Watch, Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a prominent Thai pro-democracy activist displays a common Thai protest, three-finger hand sign. The human rights group says Wanchalearm, a self-exiled political activist, has been abducted in Cambodia, raising concern that a mysterious campaign targeting anti-government exiles for disappearance or death may have been revived. Human Rights Watch via AP)
June 05, 2020 - 3:16 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai dissident has been abducted in Cambodia, a human rights group said Friday, raising concern that a mysterious campaign targeting exiles for disappearance or death may have been revived. Armed men snatched Wanchalearm Satsaksit off the street in front of his apartment in the...
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Martin Luther King III takes a moment by George Floyd's casket Thursday, June 4, 2020, before a memorial service for George Floyd in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
June 04, 2020 - 8:25 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A mural honoring George Floyd was projected above his golden coffin, where mourners knelt and cried, paused and prayed Thursday at his memorial service. Its simple message: “I can breathe now.” But for far too many black Americans, dreams have been dashed and goals not achieved...
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