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  • Chen Ziming dies at 62; activist jailed after Tiananmen protests

    Chen Ziming dies at 62; activist jailed after Tiananmen protests
    Twenty-five years after Chinese government tanks crushed the massive pro-democracy uprising in Tiananmen Square, an activist branded as one of the "black hands" behind the 1989 event has died in his Beijing home. Chen Ziming's death Tuesday was caused...
  • Burkina Faso president's attempt to extend 27-year rule backfires

    Burkina Faso president's attempt to extend 27-year rule backfires
    One of Africa's longest-serving leaders, President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, was forced to dissolve his government Thursday after severely misreading popular anger over his attempt to extend his 27 years in power. Compaore declared a national...
  • Prominent Hong Kong activist says protesters need to unify, strategize

    Prominent Hong Kong activist says protesters need to unify, strategize
    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest organizers need to rethink their strategy and bring disparate factions together under a new structure to help lead the movement forward, a prominent left-wing lawmaker from the semiautonomous city urged this week....
  • China gets silence from Hong Kong tycoons instead of vocal support

    With a $32-billion fortune and business interests as diverse as supermarkets and ports, Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing, would seem to have little to fret about. But as the Hong Konger told a class of graduating students in the summer at mainland China'...
  • Should Allentown arena zone job office stay open?

    Should Allentown arena zone job office stay open?
    By most accounts, the new arena zone job center has helped put Allentown residents into hundreds of downtown jobs. But now that the arena is open, is the job center's job done? The center isn't funded past January, and the Allentown Neighborhood...
  • Activist, 90, cited again for feeding Fort Lauderdale homeless

    Activist, 90, cited again for feeding Fort Lauderdale homeless
    For the second time in four days, 90-year-old activist Arnold Abbott was cited by police for a violating a new city ordinance designed to stop him and others from feeding the homeless in public spaces. "I expected it," Abbott said Wednesday after four...
  • Academy to honor Harry Belafonte for his activism

     Academy to honor Harry Belafonte for his activism
    When Harry Belafonte appeared in mob-controlled Las Vegas in the 1950s at the Thunderbird Hotel, he decided to challenge the racist system that prevented African American performers from staying at hotels on the Strip. "I walked into the lobby, going to...
  • Animal activists: Charges unfairly label property crime as terrorism

    Animal activists: Charges unfairly label property crime as terrorism
    The federal charges against two animal activists accused of releasing hundreds of mink from a downstate Illinois farm into the wild are unconstitutionally overbroad, criminalize protected free speech and unfairly label a property crime an act of...
  • Three arrested in protest that disrupted school day in Palm Beach Gardens

    Three arrested in protest that disrupted school day in Palm Beach Gardens
    An environmental protest that blocked a school's driveway entrance Friday, forcing the cancellation of classes for hundreds of students, resulted in the arrests of three protesters, police say. Police started investigating about 6:45 a.m., when staff at...
  • In Disappointing Election, Gun Rights Activists Find Glimmer Of Hope

    In Disappointing Election, Gun Rights Activists Find Glimmer Of Hope
    Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election victory last week marked a defeat for Second Amendment rights activists who – enraged by the sweeping gun control legislation enacted last year – had hoped to punish the governor in the first...
  • U.S. is short-sighted in Egypt

    U.S. is short-sighted in Egypt
    Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi celebrated his recent return from the U.S. by imprisoning prominent opposition blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah for participating in a peaceful demonstration. Historically, Washington's renewed pledges of massive military aid have...