Political activism

Protesters in black carry white flowers during a silent protest in homage to the at least 20 people killed in unrest generated after the nation's Supreme Court stripped congress of its last powers, a decision it later reversed, outside the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Saturday's protest is the latest mass gathering in a wave of tumult that has rocked the nation over the last three weeks as demonstrators continue to press for new elections. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 24, 2017 - 8:50 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Weeks of political unrest have claimed another victim as Venezuela's opposition prepares for another mass protest. The Interior Ministry said Sunday that Almelina Carrillo died in a hospital after being struck on the head with a frozen water bottle thrown from a high rise...
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In this April 18, 2017 photo, Maya Q'eqchi leader Rodrigo Tot poses for photos during an interview in Guatemala City. Tot, a 60-year-old Guatemalan farmer and activist, has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for his work in Latin America, a region where two past Latin American winners have been murdered in the last year. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
April 23, 2017 - 11:03 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Rodrigo Tot, a 60-year-old farmer and activist, was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday for work in his Guatemala homeland, an honor that comes after two previous Latin American winners were murdered in the last year. The diminutive, soft-spoken...
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April 23, 2017 - 11:01 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan farmer and activist Rodrigo Tot has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for work in his homeland. It's an honor that comes after two previous Latin American winners have been murdered in the last year. The diminutive, soft-spoken evangelical...
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Femen activists, ones wearing the mask of Marine Le Pen, left, and U.S President Donald Trump, center, are detained as they demonstrate in Henin Beaumont, northern France, where far-right leader and presidential candidate Le Pen will vote, during the first round of the French presidential election, Sunday April 23, 2017. French voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday under heightened security in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
April 23, 2017 - 4:34 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Topless demonstrators from the Femen activist group have caused a commotion as they staged a stunt against Marine Le Pen outside a polling station where the far-right presidential candidate...
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People stand together holding placards during the March for Science day in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, April 22 2017. Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of scientists worldwide left their labs to take to the streets Saturday along with students and research advocates in pushing back against what they say are mounting attacks on science. The March for Science, coinciding with Earth Day, was set for more than 500 cities,...
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People stand together holding placards during the March for Science day in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, April 22 2017. Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 7:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of scientists worldwide made plans to leave their labs and take to the streets Saturday to rail against what they say are mounting attacks against science. The March for Science, coinciding with Earth Day, was set for more than 500 cities, anchored in Washington and to...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin shakes hands with Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso at the 2017 World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington, Thursday, April 20, 2017. The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank begin their spring meetings with the mission of strengthening a gradually improving global economy while facing resistance to free trade and political unrest in some countries. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 21, 2017 - 11:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on global finance meetings (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Anti-poverty activists are complaining that the World Bank needs to expand its definition of poverty so that more needy people around the world can be helped. They've come to the spring meetings of the World Bank...
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April 21, 2017 - 11:00 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Footage filmed by an Israeli human rights group shows what it says are a group of masked settlers attacking activists assisting Palestinians in the West Bank. Sarit Michaeli of Israeli group B'Tselem said about a dozen activists were accompanying Palestinian shepherds when they...
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File - In this April 20, 2010 file photo, a large marijuana joint is lit at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Thursday, April 20, 2017, marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather - at 4:20 p.m. - in clouds of smoke on campus quads and pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 20, 2017 - 4:51 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Thursday marks marijuana culture's high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts. This year's edition provides an occasion for pot activists to reflect...
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File - In this April 20, 2010 file photo, a large marijuana joint is lit at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Thursday, April 20, 2017, marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather - at 4:20 p.m. - in clouds of smoke on campus quads and pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 20, 2017 - 1:59 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Thursday marks marijuana culture's high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and when pot shops in legal weed states thank their customers with discounts. This year's edition provides an occasion for pot activists to reflect...
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