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  • Tense stand-off in Pakistani capital as political crisis deepens

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's opposition leaders ordered thousands of their supporters on Saturday to resist any government attempt to quash their protests against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, deepening a political crisis in the coup-prone nation. A...
  • Protesters throw Ukrainian lawmaker in trash

    Protesters throw Ukrainian lawmaker in trash
    KIEV (Reuters) - Dozens of angry protesters near the Ukrainian parliament seized a prominent opposition deputy on Tuesday and dumped him in a trash container, accusing him of failing to back laws to end the turbulence in the country. The incident...
  • Entrepreneur, activist Sina Khanifar on digital copyright reform

    When the Librarian of Congress reversed course and banned the unlocking of cellphones two years ago, Sina Khanifar took it as almost a personal affront. Khanifar was involved in the original effort to legalize unlocking back in the mid-2000s after he...
  • Cover Girl 'Game Face' ad becomes part of NFL scandal

    Cover Girl 'Game Face' ad becomes part of NFL scandal
    Cover Girl has landed in the unflattering spotlight of the NFL domestic abuse scandal as activists pressuring sponsors to boycott the league circulate a doctored ad of a female football fan with a black eye. Hunt Valley-based Cover Girl, the official...
  • Activists appeal dismissal of voting rights lawsuit in Whittier

    Activists appeal dismissal of voting rights lawsuit in Whittier
    Activists in Whittier on Monday filed an appeal to a judge's dismissal this month of their lawsuit challenging the city's system of electing its officials.   Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael M. Johnson on Thursday granted the city's...
  • Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah released from prison on bail

    One of Egypt’s best-known pro-democracy activists was freed from prison on bail Monday, but faces retrial for violating an anti-protest law. Alaa Abdel Fattah, wan and worn after a prolonged hunger strike, was welcomed by friends and supporters as...
  • Leading Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah freed on bail

    CAIRO (Reuters) - One of Egypt's most prominent activists, Alaa Abdel Fattah, was released on bail on Monday ahead of his re-trial on charges of violating a protest law, triggering celebrations by dozens of supporters in the court room. Abdel Fattah,...
  • European rights envoy says pro-Ukraine activists face abuses in Crimea

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pro-Ukrainian activists and Tatar ethnic minorities in Crimea have found their lives under increased threat since the Ukrainian territory was annexed by Russia in March, a top European human rights diplomat said on Friday. Following...
  • Exhausted and frustrated, Pakistani protesters want to go home

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Arshad Shah, a Pakistani protester, feels trapped: worn out after weeks of street demonstrations against the government, he wants to go home but protest organizers will not let him. Like many other protesters led by cleric Tahir ul-...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Yes Men Are Revolting'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The further adventures of Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno -- not that those are necessarily their real names -- are chronicled in "The Yes Men Are Revolting." The prankster activists here turn their imaginative shaming...
  • Lawyers boycott trial of prominent Chinese activist

    GUANGZHOU China (Reuters) - Lawyers representing a prominent Chinese activist boycotted the start of a long-delayed trial in protest over procedural irregularities on Friday which was then adjourned, in a closely watched case as China clamps down on...