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'Keep on fighting': detained Thai lawyer keeps up rallying cries

Bangkok - Rallying from behind bars in northern Thailand, Anon Numpa urged supporters Friday to keep fighting for democracy -- still defiant months after his fiery speeches fuelled a movement calling for reforms to the ultra-powerful monarchy.

Belarus great-grandmother protest star defies police

Minsk - At 73, Nina Baginskaya is one of Belarus's most prominent veteran activists, facing regular detention by police as she marches in support of the opposition.

Italy calls on Egypt to release young researcher, activist

Rome - Italy on Sunday called on Egypt to release a young Egyptian researcher and activist based at Bologna University, saying it had reason to believe the security forces had tortured him.

Thai prosecutors drop murder charge in case of disappeared activist

Bangkok - A Thai park official implicated in the alleged killing of an environmental activist will not face prosecution for murder due to "insufficient evidence", the attorney general's office announced Monday -- a move condemned by rights groups decrying impuni...

Top Pakistani activist says prevented from leaving country

Lahore - Pakistani authorities refused to let a top human rights lawyer leave the country, citing her "anti-state activities", she told AFP on Monday, in what appeared to be the latest example of an ongoing rights crackdown.

Rebecca Budig exits ABC's 'General Hospital' as Hayden Barnes

Emmy-nominated actress Rebecca Budig announced that she has checked out of the hit ABC daytime drama "General Hospital" as Hayden Barnes.

Arrest warrant issued for official in case of murdered Thai activist

Bangkok - Thailand has issued an arrest warrant for a park official implicated in the disappearance of an activist more than five years ago, a rare reversal months after the discovery of the victim's charred remains shed new light on the case.

New beetle named after Greta Thunberg

London - The environmental activist Greta Thunberg has had a beetle named after he, joining a small band of public figures who have been honored by having a newly classified animal named after them.

Prominent Egyptian dissident detained

Apo - Prominent Egyptian dissident Alaa Abdel Fattah was detained Sunday morning beyond his overnight probation, his family and a judicial official said.

Climate warrior Greta Thunberg coming to U.S. for UN Summit

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg set sail from Plymouth, England a few days ago, bound for UN climate summits in New York and Chile. The soft-spoken 16-year-old climate warrior refused to fly because of its environmental impact.

Doris Day — Actress, singer and animal rights activist dies at 97

Iconic actress and singer Doris Day passed away on May 13 at the age of 97. She was the epitome of the "Golden Age of Hollywood."

Clashes after Kurdish prisoner suicide in Turkish jail

Diyarbakir - The death of a Kurdish activist on hunger strike in a Turkish prison sparked clashes between supporters and police near his grave on Monday as his lawyers and Kurdish party officials said he had committed suicide.

Climate crusading schoolgirl pleads next generation's case

Katowice - By the time 15-year-old Greta Thunberg is 45, tens of millions of people are expected to have fled their homes as climate change unleashes a maelstrom of extreme weather, crop failures and devastating forest fires.

Wife of Taiwan activist jailed in China barred from visiting

Taipei - The wife of a Taiwanese democracy activist who was jailed in China in a case which further strained relations was Tuesday barred from boarding a flight to visit him in prison.

Alyssa Milano launches '#StateOfTheDream' digital initiative

Acclaimed actress Alyssa Milano will host "Stage of the Dream" initiative, which is a digital counter-programming to President Trump's State of the Union Address.

Beheaded bodies of Syria anti-IS activist, friend found in Turkey: group

Birut - The beheaded bodies of a Syrian activist opposed to the Islamic State group and a friend were found early Friday in the southern Turkish city of Sanliurfa, his colleagues said.

Activism meets music with Kristen Graves Special

An interview with CT State Troubardour singer/songwriter Kristen Graves. Kristen discusses her music, activism and humanitarian work.

Harry Belafonte, Maureen O'Hara among honorary Oscar winners

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the recipients of the honorary Oscars. That means an announcement of a host cannot be too far away.

Activists rally under #FreeThe4 for imprisoned Saudi Princesses

Jeddah - Princess Sahar’s recent video urging an uprising has reinvigorated support for the princess and her three sisters who are reportedly being held in confinement on King Abdullah’s order.

Pro-Russian Gubarev, a symbol of east Ukraine separatism

Donetsk - For some, Pavel Gubarev's name has become a symbol of resistance against the new pro-European powers in Kiev. For others, he represents a threat to a united Ukraine.

Egypt bars Irish Nobel Peace Laureate Maguire

Cairo - Egypt detained and deported Northern Irish Nobel Laureate and peace activist Mairead Maguire on Wednesday after she tried to enter the country, she and airport officials said.She had intended to join a delegation of activists going to the neighbouring ...

Historic Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in peril Special

Seattle - The Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, built on lands obtained after activists occupied a decommissioned army fort, is in financial trouble.

Alais Clay plans on giving away next album for free Special

Boulder - Alais Clay, the activist and musician plans on giving back to the community that has given her support for her previous album. Her new album will be crowd-funded, and then released to the public to download for free.

Amiri Baraka, activist, poet, and playwright, has died

Newark - Poet, playwright, novelist, activist, and former New Jersey poet laureate, Amiri Baraka, died Thursday at the age of 79.

#FindTheCommonGround campaign occurring tonight on Twitter Special

Tonight on Twitter, the Common Ground Movement will be attempting to reach activists the world over by creating a twitterstorm and forcing information about the movement to trend on the social media site.

Indian activist Carter Camp dies

Oklahoma City - Carter Camp, an American Indian activist, died Thursday, December 27, in White Eagle, Oklahoma, his sister, Casey Camp-Horineck says. He was 72.

Op-Ed: The year of the collective – Anonymous in 2013 Special

Over the past year, the collective that began as an “Internet hate machine” in the 1990s has reached a level of maturity that makes it an actor on the international stage. The collective successfully staged operations in almost every nation on Earth.

Opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership explodes on Twitter Special

Activists from around the world will begin attempting to create a twitterstorm in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Twitter tonight. The opposition is coming from activists on both the left and right wing of the political spectrum.

Biden asked to make case for jailed Chinese dissident

Beijing - Human Rights Watch has requested Vice President Joe Biden raise the issue of Liu Xiaobo and his wife, Liu Xia during his next trip to China. Xiaobo is a Noble Prize recipient imprisoned on charges of “inciting subversion of state power.”

Wildlife activists outraged at TIME’s cover story this month Special

The cover of this month’s issue of TIME depicts a young female deer below the headline “America’s Pest Problem.” The wildlife activist community is in an uproar over the article many see as factually inaccurate and something more fit for an op-ed
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Legendary actress  singer and animal rights activist Doris Day
Legendary actress, singer and animal rights activist Doris Day
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Aaron Swartz  Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online ...
Aaron Swartz, Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online piracy bill in Congress, has died at age 26, an apparent suicide, New York authorities said January 13, 2013
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Ai Weiwei  is a Chinese artist  curator  architectural designer  social commentator  and activist.
Ai Weiwei, is a Chinese artist, curator, architectural designer, social commentator, and activist.
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Aaron Swartz  Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online ...
Aaron Swartz, Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online piracy bill in Congress, has died at age 26, an apparent suicide, New York authorities said January 13, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Noah Berger
Amiri Baraka-poet  activist  author
Amiri Baraka-poet, activist, author
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Author and activist Arundhati Roy
Author and activist Arundhati Roy
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Enric Durán with a copy of  Crisis  magazine
Enric Durán with a copy of 'Crisis' magazine
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Greenpeace activist scaled Eiffel Tower for release of Arctic 30 in Russia.
Greenpeace activist scaled Eiffel Tower for release of Arctic 30 in Russia.
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Glenn Greenwald runs the intercept and is distributing the information. He will be a key player in t...
Glenn Greenwald runs the intercept and is distributing the information. He will be a key player in this investigation since he is basically a new Julian Assange to match the new Edward Snowden.
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A logo for Consumers International.
Consumers International
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Activist protesting against Monsanto
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Google Executive Wael Ghonim in an interview after his release.
Google Executive Wael Ghonim in an interview after his release.
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Europeans at an anti-fracking protest
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Men carry the coffin of a member of the activist , who was killed by "Al Chabiha", or armed civilians loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad
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One of the last photos Pim de Kuijer posted to his FB page. He wrote: AIDS ‘14 conference and backpacking in Australia first, then Malaysia revisited. Jumpa lagi!” “Jumpa lagi” is a Malay phrase meaning “So long” or “See you later.”
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Traditional Anonymous wardrobe.

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