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  • Ferguson highlights generational gap between youth, civil rights-era marchers

    Ferguson highlights generational gap between youth, civil rights-era marchers
    It hasn't been so easy for traditional civil rights-era activists in this small St. Louis suburb in recent weeks, where the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer has put them on all-too-familiar turf: challenging...
  • Indian hunger striking activist re-arrested: police

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian human rights activist Irom Sharmila, on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities, was arrested again on Friday two days after being released from hospital detention. "Sharmila has been...
  • Amid outward calm, climate of fear cements Thai military rule

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - "Is she dead yet?" Thai opposition activist Kritsuda Khunasen said she was blindfolded and struggling to regain consciousness when she heard this chilling query from one of her interrogators. She was detained for nearly a month by...
  • Protesters Demand That Police Drop Charges In Taser Shooting

    Protesters Demand That Police Drop Charges In Taser Shooting
    HARTFORD — Protesters marched to Hartford police headquarters Wednesday to demand that the department drop its charges against a teenager who was shot by a Taser last week. Hartford police Det. Shawn Ware shocked 18-year-old Luis Anglero Jr....
  • Tension continues to subside at Ferguson, Mo., protest site

    FERGUSON, Mo. Summer heat beat down upon the protest strip Thursday, but the tension seemed to be cooling. Marchers were sparse on a hot Thursday night along West Florissant Avenue, scene of nightly protests often tense and sometimes violent since...
  • How Pakistan's Sharif stumbled into protests crisis

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - As thousands of protesters blockaded Pakistan's parliament last week, the spirits of the lawmakers inside were briefly lifted by a rare appearance from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.      But Sharif only listened in silence as...
  • Marching and praying, U.S. clerics seek to restore calm in Ferguson

    FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Some clad in clerical collars and others in flowing robes, religious leaders have descended on Ferguson, Missouri, to help end nearly two weeks of violence sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black teenager. By Thursday,...
  • Chained together, Dreamers fight on

    Chained together, Dreamers fight on
    Nestor Ruiz paced the parking lot of the Humane Society, waiting to march next door to the Broward Transitional Facility, where hundreds who entered the country illegally await deportation. The chain around one of his ankles rattled against the asphalt....
  • Activists ask American Express to sever ties with SeaWorld

    Now that a partnership between SeaWorld and Southwest Airlines is ending, animal rights activists have their eyes on another corporation that does business with the theme park company: American Express. A new petition on change.org asks American...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder visits Ferguson, Michael Brown's family

    Attorney General Eric Holder visits Ferguson, Michael Brown's family
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest....
  • Deep justice in Ferguson

    Black 'hood, white cops. Get on the sidewalk! And so it begins, and begins, and begins. An African-American boy dies for walking in the street -- yet one more insanely small transgression. Protesters cry for justice. The legal bureaucracy hunkers down,...