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Saudi women activists on trial after a year in detention

Apo - Ten Saudi women appeared in court Wednesday for the first time since being detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on activists, ratcheting up scrutiny of the kingdom's human rights record.

Women activists in Saudi court after year in detention

Apo - Ten Saudi women detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on activists appeared in court on Wednesday, an official said, intensifying scrutiny of the kingdom's human rights record.

Rights groups condemn Saudi over trial of women activists

Dubai - Rights groups denounced Saudi Arabia Saturday over its decision to put jailed women activists on trial after holding them for nearly a year without charge.

Saudi Arabia to put detained women activists on trial

Apo - Saudi women activists detained last year in a sweeping crackdown on campaigners will be put on trial, state media said Friday.

Attacks on activists as Ukraine struggles with graft reform

Kiev - Last summer, Vitaliy Ustymenko was brutally attacked by two men in broad daylight in an assault he believes was linked to his work as an anti-corruption activist in Ukraine.

Saudi guarantees on detained activists 'not good enough': HRW

Dubai - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Saudi Arabia to allow independent observers access to detained women's rights activists, saying Riyadh's assurances of their well-being could not be trusted following the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi...

After filming IS horrors, Raqa activists become war reporters

Birut - They honed their media skills secretly filming Islamic State group beheadings in Raqa. Now, these Syrian activists have become impromptu war reporters, covering the US-backed assault on their city from the ground.

Activists who lit Syria revolt washed away in migrant wave

Birut - When hopeful pro-democracy activists in Syria took to the streets in 2011, they couldn't have imagined that five years later they might end up living as refugees in Europe.

Occupy Bundy: Camping couple hopes to annoy militia into leaving

For over two weeks now, the extremists who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have frustrated authorities and Oregon residents alike. Now, this couple hopes to annoy the militia until they can't take any more of it and leave.

IS claims murders of Syrian activist, friend in Turkey: Video

Birut - The Islamic State jihadist group on Sunday posted a video claiming responsibility for the brutal murders of a Syrian anti-IS activist and his friend in southern Turkey last week.

Lone Russian activists battle to prove Kremlin troops in Ukraine

Moscow - Ruslan Leviyev clicks through the evidence on the computer in his Moscow flat that he says helps prove Russian President Vladimir Putin is lying when he denies his troops are fighting in Ukraine.

Morsi, secular camp in dock for 'insulting' Egypt judiciary

Cairo - Ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi went on trial Saturday alongside several secular figures behind Egypt's 2011 uprising, underlining a crackdown on all forms of dissent.

Egypt sentences 230 anti-Mubarak activists to life

Cairo - An Egyptian court sentenced to life 230 secular activists from the 2011 revolt against long-time strongman Hosni Mubarak, including leading campaigner Ahmed Douma, an official said.Thirty-nine others, all minors, were jailed for 10 years.

Egypt court bails top 2011 revolt activist Abdel Fattah

Cairo - An Egyptian court Monday ordered the release on bail of Alaa Abdel Fattah, a top activist of the revolt against ex-president Hosni Mubarak, at his retrial in a case where he had been sentenced to 15 years.

Animal rights activists up the stakes, becoming more violent

There has been a dramatic shift in the tactics used by animal-rights activists over the past decade, with individual researchers and the businesses supplying them being targeted instead of their universities.

Deal with activists lets JPMorgan avoid battle over chairman

A deal with shareholder activists outlined by JPMorgan Chase & Co <JPM.N> on Thursday will allow the bank to avoid another battle at its spring shareholder meeting over whether the firm should have an i...

Naked activists protest fur use in Barcelona

Barcelona - On Sunday protesters gathered in Barcelona to shed their clothes to raise awareness against the killing of animals for their skin.

Two Greenpeace Arctic 30 members released on bail

Saint Petersburg - Four days ago former Beatle Paul McCartney urged President Putin to free the so-called Arctic 30, and Monday two members of Greenpeace, part of the imprisoned group of 30 people have been released on bail by a Russian court.

Greenpeace take Barcelona's Sagrada Familia for Arctic 30

Barcelona - In their latest protest demanding the release of 30 activists arrested on the Gazprom oil rig in the Russian Arctic, Greenpeace has taken Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Familia cathedral hostage.

Activists posing as lobbyists mock congress with fake awards

Today activists opposed to Monsanto’s lobbying efforts and tactics posed as lobbyists for a fake lobbying group, distributing mock awards to congressional members who took money from the company.

Daily calls are latest action to prevent 'Toro de la Vega 2014'

Tordesillas - A new action against the brutal "Toro de la Vega" festival in Spain has begun, with a boycott of the municipality of Tordesillas in the Castile & León region and daily calls to the Councillors and Tourism Office. (Updated).

Thousands of environmental activists rally on National Mall Special

Washington - Tens of thousands of climate change activists descended on the National Mall in Washington, DC. People came from numerous U.S. states and Canada to protest various actions relating to energy forms.

'Global Noise' takes on the world against austerity (videos)

All over the world people were banging pots and pans and generally making themselves heard on Saturday, in the popular "Global Noise" movement against austerity.

Climate activists block Shell headquarters with ice pyramid

London - Activists from Climate Justice Collective built an icy pyramid at Shell's London headquarters on Tuesday, in protest over Arctic oil drilling.

Video: Naomi Wolf interviewed about torture and whistleblowers

In an interview with author and journalist Naomi Wolf, we hear that the U.S. classifies torture, but punishes those who tell the truth. The current crackdown on journalists, whistleblowers and activists is discussed in detail.

Julian Assange 'The World Tomorrow' — Ep. 7: Occupy movement

London - "There's nothing that terrifies the U.S. government more than the threat of democracy breaking out in America." Julian Assange interviews representatives from OWS and Occupy London.

Anonymous-linked hactivists attacked City of Chicago websites

Chicago - It wasn't only the physical protesters targeting Chicago yesterday. Anonymous-related hacktivists also did their part by taking down the CPD's website and the City of Chicago's website.

Russian protesters to pay fines or sweep the streets

Moscow - People participating in unlawful or unsanctioned protests in Russia may be forced to pay fines to cover any damages caused or will be subject to days of compulsory community service.

'Stop Cyber Spying Week' — counter-attack on CISPA

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short) is once again in the news, but this time a major counter-attack is being planned to fight it.

Monsanto convinces Nepal to accept GMO corn (updated)

Kathmandu - Notorious agricultural giant Monsanto has teamed up with the Nepalese government to force GMO seeds on to the country's farmers. Protests in Kathmandu ensued.
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Cop guarding more cops on Queen Street East.
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Activists holding a flower and saluting peace to the police in full riot gear.
The police just after arresting a couple allegedly having a car full Molotov cocktails.
The police just after arresting a couple allegedly having a car full Molotov cocktails.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona s Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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Protesters and Activists at the eve of the royal wedding celebrations
Two climate change activists disrupted highly publicized event as they sneaked up behind Canadian Pr...
Two climate change activists disrupted highly publicized event as they sneaked up behind Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a question and answer session at the Vancouver Board of Trade
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Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona s Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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Activists rally against delays in clean-up of Hanford Nuclear reactor waste.
Activists rally against delays in clean-up of Hanford Nuclear reactor waste.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona s Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona s Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona s Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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Activist saluting peace to the police at Queen and Spadina.
Activist saluting peace to the police at Queen and Spadina.
Cops in front of the U.S. Consulate
Cops in front of the U.S. Consulate
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The mustang roundup planned would be one of the largest in Nevada in recent years.
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Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona s Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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Cops driving in their 4X4s a long King Street West.
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Large crowd at Queen and Spadina where the police were physically intimidating and threatening peaceful protesters.
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Police in full riot gear on Queen Street in a large crowd.
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