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Missouri governor pardons couple who pointed guns at racial justice activists

Mark and Patricia McCloskey gained notoriety after standing outside their home with weapons as protesters passedThe governor of Missouri has made good on his promise to pardon Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at a group of demonstrators who marched past the couple’s home in a luxury St Louis neighborhood during racial justice protests last year.Mike Parson, a Republican, announced on Tuesday that he had pardoned Mark McCloskey, who pleaded guilty in ...
Tags: Activism, Protest, US news, Missouri, St Louis, Mark, Mark McCloskey, Mike Parson, Patricia McCloskey


Comic Jamie MacDonald on being creative and blind: ‘It’s triumph with – not over – adversity’

In new BBC show Blind Ambition, MacDonald and Jamie O’Leary meet artists who have lost their sight – including a rapper, a photographer and a wood turner ‘who still has all his fingers’I’m a blind standup comedian, currently co-starring in the BBC Two documentary Blind Ambition. As the title suggests, the show is about blindness. But please don’t think this is a violins, tissues at the ready, “oh didn’t they do well” type of documentary. The show creator and Essex wide boy Jamie O’Leary wanted t...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Activism, Documentary, Society, Bbc, Disability, Culture, Television & radio, New York Times, Factual TV, Essex, Blindness and visual impairment, MacDonald, Jamie MacDonald, Jamie O'Leary


The activists sabotaging railways in solidarity with Indigenous people

People coming to the aid of the Wet’suwet’en nation to stop a pipeline are using direct action that is prompting terror chargesThe night of 28 November, Samantha Brooks, 24, hunched over the railway tracks near Bellingham, Washington, about 32km (20 miles) south of the Canada-US border and installed a “shunt,” according to trial documents obtained by the Guardian. Related: Dakota access pipeline: court strikes down permits in victory for Standing Rock Sioux Continue reading...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Americas, US news, Fbi, Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Washington State, Environmental Activism, Dakota, Bellingham Washington, Canada US, Samantha Brooks, Standing Rock Sioux Continue


family and friends reunion road trip: some things I've seen

 Seen on many lawns and in many windows:   I saw a few in my mother's senior community, which made me happy. * * * * Seen on a front-yard fence near the Ashland Dog Park: Seen in the approach to every town and city so far: tent encampments. Whole villages of people without homes. [Author: laura k]
Tags: Travel, Human Rights, Activism, Travels, Bigotry, Laura K, Poverty And Class, Abuse Of Police Power, Ashland Dog Park


US sanctions Cuban security chief and special forces over crackdown on protests

Biden moves to pressure government over alleged human rights abuses amid biggest demonstrations in decadesThe US has imposed sanctions on a Cuban security minister and an interior ministry special forces unit for alleged human rights abuses in a crackdown on anti-government protests this month.The move marked the first concrete steps by Joe Biden’s administration to apply pressure on Cuba’s Communist government as it faces calls from US lawmakers and the Cuban American community to show greater ...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Americas, US, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Biden, Cuba, Interior Ministry, Biden Administration


Wall of love: the incredible story behind the national Covid memorial

How bereaved campaigners, with a little help from the activists Led By Donkeys, created a powerful tribute to UK pandemic victimsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOn the morning of the day of the Euro 2020 final, Westminster Bridge is already bustling with football fans and England flags, but down by the riverside hush prevails. On the Albert Embankment, there is a wall, about a third of a mile long and shaded by plane trees, which runs alongside St Thomas’ hospital and...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Activism, UK News, NHS, Bereavement, Thomas, Westminster Bridge, Albert Embankment, Led by Donkeys, Coronavirus


Four arrested at McDonald’s factory protest in Lincolnshire

Animal Rebellion activists began demonstration at Scunthorpe site on Thursday over fast food chain’s meat products Four activists have been arrested at a protest that began more than 48 hours ago at a McDonald’s burger factory in Scunthorpe.About 50 activists from Animal Rebellion have been preventing meat products leaving the factory, urging the fast food chain to move to a meat- and dairy-free menu by 2025. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Activism, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Mcdonald's, Lincolnshire, Scunthorpe, McDonald


Land defenders: will the Cáceres verdict break the ‘cycle of violence’ in Honduras?

Conviction of businessman who conspired in murder of indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres raises hopes of end to impunityWhen Bertha Zuñiga heard that a former Honduran army intelligence officer and businessman had been found guilty of collaborating in the murder of her mother, Berta Cáceres, she breathed a big sigh of relief. Five years after the environmental campaigner was assassinated by hired hitmen, this was the verdict her family and friends had been waiting for.“I know there is still...
Tags: Energy, Activism, Protest, Environment, Americas, World news, Global development, Indigenous Peoples, Honduras, Land Rights, Environmental Activism, Hydropower, Zuñiga, Berta Caceres, Bertha Zuñiga, Women's rights and gender equality


‘Growing risks’: Hong Kong pro-democracy group scales down

Organisation known for annual Tiananmen vigil lets go of all paid staff and halves its steering committeeOne of Hong Kong’s most established pro-democracy civic organisations has said it is letting go its paid staff and halving the size of its steering committee after Beijing stepped up its crackdown on opposition activity.The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China is best known for its annual rally and candlelight vigil remembering those killed in the bloody 1...
Tags: Hong Kong, Activism, Protest, China, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Tiananmen, Tiananmen Square Continue


Hong Kong trial of 47 pro-democracy activists delayed for 11 weeks

Prosecutors granted more time to prepare cases against those arrested under sweeping national security lawProsecutors have been granted another months-long delay to the trial of 47 pro-democracy politicians, activists, and campaigners in Hong Kong who held pre-election primaries declared illegal under its sweeping national security law.A court on Thursday was originally expected to hear an application to transfer the case to a higher court with powers to order longer jail sentences, but prosecut...
Tags: Hong Kong, Activism, Protest, China, World news, Asia Pacific


Fears for Chilean indigenous leader’s safety after police shooting

Alberto Curamil, an award-winning environmental activist, was seriously injured during a protest against the burning of a Mapuche homeFormer recipients of a prestigious environmental award, together with Amnesty International and the lawyer of indigenous land rights defender Alberto Curamil, have launched an appeal for Curamil’s safety after he was seriously injured in a shooting by police.Curamil, an indigenous Mapuche leader who in 2019 won the Goldman Environmental Prize (GEP), also known as ...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Environment, Americas, Water, World news, Chile, Global development, Amnesty International, Indigenous Peoples, Land Rights, Access to water, Environmental Activism, Mapuche, Alberto Curamil, Curamil


‘On a rampage’: the African women fighting to end FGM

Female genital mutilation has revived under Covid but activists are pushing hard to save girls at riskIt was when the phone started ringing with calls from worried mothers in Somalia that Ifrah Ahmed knew she was making an impact. The women told her their daughters had been bleeding for hours after undergoing female genital mutilation and asked what to do. Ahmed told them to seek medical attention, and probably saved lives by doing so.The mothers called because they had heard the story of a 10-y...
Tags: Health, Media, Activism, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Sierra Leone, United Nations, Global development, Somalia, Fgm, Ahmed, Campaigning journalism


Pro-Gun Whistleblowers WANTED, Send Us Tips, Help Protect Our Rights

Readers of AmmoLand News help us get the word out. Repost this page to all your social media. Help us expose the truth. USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- AmmoLand News is seeking brave patriots and disgruntled Americans who are tired of seeing our unique American gun rights undermined and whittled away by government agencies, socially woke brands, anti-gun radicals, or mindless bureaucracies with unnecessary schemes at the state, local and federal level. If you have access to information and if you want t...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Activism, Guns, US, Whistleblowers, United States of America, Shooting Industry News, Gun Activists, AmmoLand News, Fake News, Local State Federal Anti Gun, Protonmail Email


Man in Black at 50: Johnny Cash’s empathy is needed more than ever

The country star is not always remembered for his politics, but his about-face to withdraw support for Nixon and the Vietnam war may be his finest moment“I speak my mind in a lot of these songs,” Johnny Cash wrote in the liner notes to the album Man in Black, released 50 years ago today. He might be better known now for the outlaw songs of his youth or the reckonings with death in his final recordings, but Cash used his 1971 album to set out his less-discussed political vision: long on feeling a...
Tags: Music, Activism, Protest, Religion, Country, Society, World news, US news, Culture, United States, Pop and rock, US military, Christianity, Vietnam, Vietnam War, US prisons


Black Lives Matter co-founder to step down as foundation’s executive director

Patrisse Cullors has recently faced attacks from a far-right group and criticism from other Black organizersA co-founder of Black Lives Matter announced Thursday that she is stepping down as the executive director of the movement’s foundation following what she has called a smear campaign from a far-right group and recent criticism from other Black organizers.Patrisse Cullors, who has been at the helm of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation for nearly six years, said she is leaving t...
Tags: Activism, US news, US politics, Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter Movement, Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Warner Bros Her


David Lan: In the age of apartheid, theatre resisted

The theatre director and writer looks back at the spirit of protest that fuelled daring dramas staged in South Africa 50 years agoI grew up in South Africa during the bleak, violent, seemingly never-ending iron age of apartheid. In 1971, when I was studying acting at Cape Town University, the National Party government built a monolithic 1,500-seat theatre complex in a commanding position near the centre of the city. The Afrikaner Nationalists had an easy rule of thumb by which to distinguish bet...
Tags: Books, Activism, Protest, Africa, Race, Theatre, World news, Culture, South Africa, Stage, William Shakespeare, Autobiography and memoir, Chekhov, Vanya, Athol Fugard, ANC (African National Congress


Marcus Rashford: ‘Whenever I hear “no”, I ask myself: why not?’

Last year the football star twice fought Boris Johnson on food poverty – and won 2-0. Now he has a new goal: helping the 383,000 British kids who have never owned a bookImagine being Marcus Rashford. You’re just going about your business, playing football for Manchester United and England, being an everyday sporting superstar. Then you put out a Twitter thread suggesting that the country’s poorest children need to be supported better in the pandemic, and it’s the government’s responsibility to h...
Tags: England, Activism, Education, Children, Football, Sport, Life and style, Society, Poverty, Social exclusion, Manchester United, Michael Jordan, Food poverty, Young People, Boris Johnson, Kobe Bryant


Hanif Kureishi: ‘I’d like to see a British Muslim Sopranos’

As his new play The Spank opens in Italy, the writer talks about the power of ludicrous ideas, the crisis facing the middle class – and why he can’t get white liberals off his phoneHanif Kureishi has been reflecting on toxic masculinity. He has heard a lot about it in the past year and it has entered the fiction he has been writing over lockdown – at quite a rate by the sound of it – and sparked stories about predation, sexual misdemeanour and “what’s going on between men and women”.But he is ju...
Tags: Books, Gender, London, Activism, Race, Theatre, Life and style, Society, Culture, Italy, Stage, Men, Parents and parenting, British identity and society, Hanif Kureishi, Kureishi


Subjectivity as the Beginning of the End

Richard Gombin The Origins of Modern Leftism (1971) trans. Michael K. Perl (1975) on the Situationists: p. 72—"This incorporation of the subjective dimension in the revolutionary quest is a completely new phenomenon in the tradition of the labour movement... ...the struggle of the subjective broadens the front of the old class struggle. ...this notion [is] completely foreign to Marxism..." It's worth pausing to consider the last bit, ca. 50 or so years on, in light of PoMo, Intersectionality, et...
Tags: Politics, Activism, Marxism, Jazz, Intersectionality, Stefan Kac, Situationists, From A Postit, Gombin (richard, Richard Gombin, Michael K Perl, PoMo Intersectionality


Archivists Want to Make Sci-Hub 'Un-Censorable'

For roughly the past decade, Sci-Hub—aka, the “Pirate Bay of Science—has been giving researchers, reporters, and open-source advocates unfettered access to countless scientific papers across every discipline you can imagine. In return, it’s been hit with multiple lawsuits, a suspended Twitter account, and an …Read more...
Tags: Science, Activism, Education, Articles, The Pirate Bay, Elsevier, Sci Hub, Elbakyan, Alexandra Elbakyan, Academic Publishing, Archivist, I2P, Library Genesis


Collins and Bilge—It Takes Skills and Time

Intersectionality (2016) Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge p. 116-123—on Hip Hop as youth culture One point of affinity here with "the neoliberal status quo" (117) is this: art is worthy of mere mention only in the context of a (very questionable) theory of youth . Do any adults make Hip Hop?! Does their work aspire or achieve in simlar or different manners? Youth "rarely have the skills and time to get elected to public office" (117), but somehow these limitations are not only surmountable...
Tags: Art, Activism, Youth, Jazz, Collins, Stefan Kac, Maturity, Bilge, Patricia Hill Collins, From A Postit, Bilge (sirma, Collins (patricia Hill, Sirma Bilge


Collins and Bilge—(Young) Bolsheviks in the Bathroom

Intersectionality (2016) Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge p. 167—schools as "important venues for youth activism," because "that's where they spend their time" Indeed, they presently spend virtually all of their time there, which forces the channelization of all kinds of impluses into the School life, most of them only rather uncomfortably. This takes the longer-standing suspicion of youthful rebellion by adults and adds the more basic grounds for skepticism that so much such rebellion ...
Tags: Activism, Youth, Jazz, Intersectionality, Collins, Academia, Stefan Kac, Freire, Bilge, Patricia Hill Collins, From A Postit, Bilge (sirma, Collins (patricia Hill, Young Bolsheviks, Sirma Bilge


‘We had a therapist on set’ – William Jackson Harper on The Underground Railroad

The Good Place star plays a free man helping slaves to escape in Barry Jenkins’ epic series. The actor talks about the trauma of re-enacting such violent times – and the need to face up to historyWhen he was a child growing up in Texas in the 1980s, William Jackson Harper went to a show at the Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas. “There was some part of the programme where some guy, somewhere in the stands, screams out, ‘The south will rise again!’ Things like that just came up that I didn’t clock as ...
Tags: Books, Texas, Television, Activism, Drama, Film, Fiction, Race, Society, US news, American Civil War, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Slavery, Dallas


Lyricism as activism: Sigurd Olson and The Singing Wilderness

On the northwestern side of the Great Lakes, at the border between the United States and Canada, there is a lake country called Quetico-Superior, known for its unsurpassed beauty and wilderness. This is the home of the influential environmentalist and writer Sigurd Olson (1899-1982). He served as President of the Wilderness Society and the National Parks Association, working also as a consultant to the government on wilderness preservation and ecological problems. At the same time, he earned pop...
Tags: Books, Featured, Activism, Minneapolis, Poetry, Canada, United States, Literature, Philosophy, Lake Michigan, Olson, University of Minnesota Press, Arts & Humanities, John Burroughs, Wilderness Society, Lyricism


How a 26-year-old Harvard graduate and nonprofit cofounder spends his day

Saad Amer. Courtesy of Saad Amer Saad Amer, 26, is the cofounder of the nonprofit Plus1Vote. The nonprofit seeks to help people vote in elections. He is also a fellow at Yale and works with the United Nations. See more stories on Insider's business page. No two days are the same for Saad Amer, the 26-year-old cofounder of Plus1Vote. Some days he's creating Instagram filters to educate people on the climate crisis; the next, he's helping send a million text messages to get yo...
Tags: Leadership, Activism, Mississippi, Jimmy Kimmel, Congress, Climate Change, White House, Massachusetts, India, Alyssa Milano, Trends, Strategy, Georgia, Harvard, Harvard University, Yale


Hundreds report abnormal menstruation after being teargassed during Portland protests

More than 1,000 report cramping, increased bleeding and other health issues, challenging claims teargas has minor impactMore than a thousand people reported lasting health effects after being exposed to teargas during protests in Portland, Oregon, last summer, according to a newly published scientific study.Nearly 900 people reported abnormal menstrual cycles, including intense cramping and increased bleeding, that began or persisted days after their initial exposure to the teargas. Hundreds of ...
Tags: Activism, Protest, US news, US policing, Portland, Portland Oregon


Senior managers told police spy to use fake identity in court, inquiry hears

Michael Scott gave false identity when being prosecuted alongside activists over anti-apartheid protest in 1972Senior Scotland Yard managers authorised an undercover officer to lie in court when he used his fake identity in a trial in which he was convicted of public disorder, an inquiry has heard.The managers have also been accused of ignoring ethical issues when they encouraged the undercover officer to spy on legally protected confidential discussions between campaigners and their lawyers abo...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Law, Scotland, Police, UK News, Undercover police and policing, Michael Scott


How youth can reshape political participation in Nigeria

Can Nigeria’s #EndSars protests restructure electoral politics? Or will they simply become a dramatic, but ineffective interlude, to the status quo? The post How youth can reshape political participation in Nigeria appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Elections, Activism, Democracy, Nigeria, Africa, Youth, Lagos, Openaccess, Bayelsa, Plateau, Imo, Alexis de Tocqueville, Abia, Civil Society Organisations, Top Six, EndSARS


Police spy issued ‘nasty’ threat to woman’s family, inquiry told

David Robertson accused of ‘sinister’ statement after appearing to be unmasked as undercover officerAn undercover officer terrified a woman with a “nasty” threat of violence to her family after she appeared to unmask him as a police spy, a public inquiry has heard.The undercover officer, David Robertson, has also been accused of pulling her away forcefully by the wrist after she had identified him at a public meeting. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, London, Activism, Police, UK News, Politics past, Metropolitan Police, Undercover police and policing, David Robertson


what i'm reading: the sword and the shield: the revolutionary lives of malcolm x and martin luther king jr.

When I read a review of The Sword and The Shield: the Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., I knew it was a book I'd been waiting for someone to write.  I despise the way Martin Luther King, Jr. has been sanitized and diluted for public consumption. The version of King that is widely celebrated is a pile of sentimental goo that the real King would not have recognized, let alone endorsed. King's radical legacy is reduced to a kind of bland "why can't we all just get alo...
Tags: Travel, Activism, Southeast Asia, US, History, United States, Selma, Socialism, Islam, United, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Malcolm X, Martin, Joseph