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  • 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...
  • Thailand's military rulers accused of human rights abuses

    Thailand's military rulers accused of human rights abuses
    Thailand’s military rulers detained hundreds of people without charges, tortured some prisoners and systematically stifled dissent since seizing power in a May coup, a leading human rights watchdog reported Thursday. Amnesty International said...
  • In Theory: Are worship centers good polling places?

    Houses of worship have been used as polling places across America since the earliest days of our nation. One Florida church, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, however, after this month will no longer open its doors to voters on election days after...
  • Timeline: Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement

    (Reuters) - December 1984 - Britain and China sign Joint Declaration on the conditions under which Hong Kong will be handed over to Chinese rule in 1997, including a "one country, two systems" formula. June 1989 - A crackdown on pro-democracy activists...
  • Hearing opens on Crenshaw teachers' claims of anti-union bias

    Hearing opens on Crenshaw teachers' claims of anti-union bias
    Twelve former Crenshaw High teachers alleged during opening arguments in a labor hearing Wednesday that the Los Angeles Unified School District targeted and removed them from the campus in retaliation for their union activism. In 2012, the district...
  • Dozens join hunger strike for release of Egypt political prisoners

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Dozens of Egyptians have begun a hunger strike to demand the release of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, a symbol of the 2011 uprising, and others they say are being unfairly detained in an effort to crush new-found freedoms. An Egyptian...
  • UC money plan aids environment, but divestment uncertain

    UC money plan aids environment, but divestment uncertain
    A UC panel proposed Tuesday that environmental and social issues should influence how the system invests its $91 billion in endowment and retirement funds. But the group stopped short of endorsing the sell off of holdings in the fossil fuel industries...
  • CHA unveils plans for better transparency

    CHA unveils plans for better transparency
    Just as city leaders and housing activists are about to introduce new legislation to bring more oversight of the Chicago Housing Authority, the agency on Tuesday revealed its own plan to improve transparency. The CHA, which hopes to make progress in...
  • Yemeni soldiers kill four Shi'ites as protests rage

    SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni soldiers opened fire on Shi'ite Muslim protesters trying to storm the cabinet building in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, killing at least four, a Reuters photographer and medical sources said. The anti-government activists loyal...
  • Pro-Beijing activists scuffle with Hong Kong democracy supporters

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Masked pro-Beijiing activists scuffled with Hong Kong democracy protesters on Tuesday with one demonstrator taken to hospital as tensions grow ahead of a mass protest to push China to allow full democracy in the former British...