Political Activism

Six refugees obtained visas in Australia but the ordeal is far from over | Human rights news

Six other refugees in Australia have been granted visas and released from immigrant detention, giving them temporary freedom as they struggle to stay or seek a more permanent home in a third country. The Home Office has granted visas to the six men, five of whom were held in a …

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: MEPs want more than a ‘crazy exercise’

MEPs questioned the usefulness of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Opposition MPs criticized the government, pointing to recent statistics on sexual violence crime. Some ANC MPs complained that the opposition was “politicizing” the debate. As the National Assembly debated on Thursday 16 days of activism against …

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Viewers are back for the first time in months, activists take to the skies – NBC4 Washington

On Tuesday evening, Loudoun County Public Schools will welcome spectators to a school board meeting for the first time since the noisy outbreak in June, when a meeting on a policy on transgender students was closed and evacuated and that a man was arrested. Among the community members who should …

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MS NAACP Rewards Forrest County Members For Community Activism

Four members of the Forrest County branch of NAACP # 5291 received three awards at the Mississippi State NAACP convention held virtually November 11-13. The convention presents five prestigious annual awards. Vernon Dahmer Award The Vernon Dahmer Award, presented to the person or people who have made the most contributions …

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“Climate activism is essential in the fight for social justice”

Protesters join the Fridays For Future march on November 5, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images)By: DAWN BUTLER, Labor MP for Brent Central WHEN WORLD leaders gathered for COP26 in Glasgow, it reminded us of the sobering fact that we are currently in a …

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United Arab Emirates: dissidents labeled “terrorists” | Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) – In September 2021, authorities in the United Arab Emirates named four prominent Emirati dissidents in exile as supporters of “terrorism,” Human Rights Watch said today. The move is part of a continuing attempt to ban activism and free speech under the guise of counter-terrorism. The list of “persons …

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George Floyd’s rallies fueled rise of ‘awakened’ religion, Archbishop Gomez says

George Floyd’s death in May 2020 was a wake-up call for the country, sparking new conversations – and widespread protests – about racism and the police. At the time, many religious leaders praised this work. Some even took to the streets with “Black Lives Matter” signs. However, 18 months later, …

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