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  • 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...
  • 'Gerrymander meander' highlights twisted district

    'Gerrymander meander' highlights twisted district
    No one has called Maryland's 3rd Congressional District pretty. The irregular shape of the district currently represented by Rep. John Sarbanes has been compared to a Rorschach test and a crime scene blood spatter spread across Central Maryland. The New...
  • 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...
  • Websites 'slow down' to protest FCC net neutrality plan

    WASHINGTON Popular websites including Netflix, Mozilla, reddit and Kickstarter launched a daylong online protest called Internet Slowdown Day on Wednesday to oppose the controversial proposed changes to net neutrality rules by the Federal Communications...
  • Thousands of activists stage 'black cloth' march in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy activists clad in black marched silently through Hong Kong on Sunday, holding banners saying they felt betrayed and angry at Beijing's refusal to allow fully-democratic elections for the city's next chief...
  • Sept. 24, 1969: Strange day, indeed

    Sept. 24, 1969: Strange day, indeed
    On Sept. 24, 1969, Chicago hosted a double-header of tragicomedy, the kind of spectacles in which you didn't know whether to laugh or cry. One ended that day: a Cubs pennant run that, only two weeks earlier, looked likely to bring a World Series to...
  • From narco-wars to urban basketball, making art out of activism

    From narco-wars to urban basketball, making art out of activism
    In 1996, L.A. artist Suzanne Lacy gathered together two teams of players in Oakland for a very unusual basketball game. Part performance art, part social activism, "No Blood/No Foul" brought together a team of cops and a team of Oakland youth for a...
  • 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...
  • ICE starts deportation proceedings against Costa Mesa immigration activist

    ICE starts deportation proceedings against Costa Mesa immigration activist
    Costa Mesa immigrant-rights activist Luis Bravo was detained by federal immigration agents early Thursday, triggering an outcry from his supporters demanding that he be set free. He was released hours later. Bravo, a 22-year-old community organizer with...
  • 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...