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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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

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...
In the Media by Ross Kerber (Reuters)

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 12 comments

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.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

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).
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 13 comments

'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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 51 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

'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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 11 comments

Op-Ed: Protest in Málaga against public health cuts — Zombie flash mob

With the government pushing yet more austerity measures on the people of Spain, protesters have been out in the streets against the cuts in the social health system.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Assange show premieres on RT on Tuesday — 'The World Tomorrow'

London - A brand new series of controversial interviews starts on Tuesday 17 April 2012. The series will feature interviews between Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and controversial people worldwide and should be an eye-opener.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Coming soon to a city near you — Global revolution — May 12, 2012

2011 was a year or protest, from Egypt and the Arab Spring, to Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal, the U.S.A. and many more countries, the people got out there in the streets to try and take back their basic rights.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

Glenn Beck: Activists to 'drag you into the streets and kill you'

Conservative talk personality Glenn Beck, commenting on the Occupy Wall Street protests from his web-based GBTV program, characterized the anti-capitalist activists as 'radicals' that will 'kill everybody.'
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 10 comments

Op-Ed: Millionaires, unions and activists join Occupy Wall Street

It is apparent that the day of Big Business may soon be lessening its unyielding grip on greedy politicians and innocent American citizens. Unfortunately, it consists of 1% of the most powerful and controlling corporations and individuals of the world.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 14 comments

Civil-liberties concerns follow arrests before UK royal wedding

A British religious think tank is raising civil-liberties concerns after a number of arrests were made in Britain just days before the wedding today of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
In the Media by Andrew John

Protesters hope for greater publicity at Royal Wedding Special

A number of activist and protesters around the streets of Westminster Abbey are also putting up their tents and placards on the eve of the royal wedding celebrations
Digital Journal Report by Edwin Ladaga - 1 comment

China cracks down on foreigners, journalists

Chinese security officials have barred foreign journalists from accessing areas known as possible "protest sites." Events planned by foreigners, such as a St. Patrick's Day parade, have been cancelled.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Bob Barker aids in rescue of abused Bolivian circus cats

Denver - "Come on Down!" The famous catch phrase coined by the former game-show-host, also a long time vegetarian and animal rights activist, greeted 25 lions as they stepped onto American soil, the last of the animals to be rescued from Bolivian circus acts.
In the Media by Vincent Sobotka - 4 comments

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan discusses her 'Soapbox Radio Show' Special

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who became famous when she protested in front of Bush's Texas ranch, talks about her radio show including favorite guests, a wish-list for future guests, and she shares a few personal tidbits.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 9 comments

Tunisian government websites targeted by Anonymous activists

Pivotal websites of the Tunisian government have been hacked by pro-Wikileaks activists. Sites belonging to the Ministry of Industry and the Tunisian Stock Exchange were both targeted by the Anonymous group since Monday.
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Netanyahu: No apology for Israeli raid of Turkish vessel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered no apologies for the Israeli raid in international waters on a Turkish flotilla that was headed for Gaza in May.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Activists march following refusal to repatriate Armand Tungulu Special

Brussels - Hundreds of Congolese activists marched in Brussels on Saturday carrying an empty coffin after the Congolese authorities refused to repatriate the body of Belgian-Congolese activist Armand Tungulu Mudiandamb, dead in Kinshasa at the beginning of October.
Digital Journal Report by Carmen Paun

Field of illegal GM corn growing in Italy destroyed by activists

While some genetically modified crops are allowed to be cultivated in Europe, Italy has dragged its feet on establishing policies, resulting in a situation where farmers cannot get permission to grow GM corn or potatoes.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 5 comments
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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.
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First Greenpeace visit to Libya in 2007.
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First Greenpeace visit to Libya in 2007.
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FEMEN members
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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.
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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.
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Police in full riot gear on Queen Street in a large crowd.
Police in full riot gear on Queen Street in a large crowd.
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Activist walking by the G20 fence during the upheaval on Saturday.
Activist walking by the G20 fence during the upheaval on Saturday.
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Protesters and Activists at the eve of the royal wedding celebrations
Protesters and Activists at the eve of the royal wedding celebrations
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Two climate change activists disrupted highly publicized event as they sneaked up behind Canadian Pr...
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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.
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Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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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.
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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.
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Activist saluting peace to cops at Bay Street and Queen Street.
Activist saluting peace to cops at Bay Street and Queen Street.
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Policemen behind the G20 fence.
Policemen behind the G20 fence.
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Activist saluting peace to the police at Queen and Spadina.
Activist saluting peace to the police at Queen and Spadina.
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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.
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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.
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Riot police.
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The mustang roundup planned  would be one of the largest in Nevada in recent years.
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The mustang roundup planned would be one of the largest in Nevada in recent years.
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