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Taliban launch raids on homes of Afghan women’s rights activists

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Taliban gunmen have raided the homes of women’s rights activists in Kabul, beating and arresting female campaigners in a string of actions apparently triggered by recent demonstrations. Tamana Zaryabi Paryani and Para...

Extinction Rebellion activists cleared over London rush hour disruption

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Three activists who targeted London’s public transport network to raise the alarm about the escalating climate crisis have been acquitted by a jury. The three Extinction Rebellion campaigners disrupted rush hour servi...

New Zealand offshore drilling rig prompts furious backlash from climate activists

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The arrival of a new offshore drilling rig in New Zealand, a year after the country declared a climate emergency, has prompted a fresh wave of anger at the government’s alleged “hypocrisy” and “cynical politics” on cl...

Jurors see the bigger picture: activists who were cleared in court

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The acquittal of four people charged with criminal damage for toppling the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston during a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol is the latest in a series of cases in which juries ha...

Arrests after female Muslim activists ‘put up for sale’ in fake auction in India

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Police in India have detained a woman accused of organising a fake online auction in which hundreds of prominent female Muslims were put up “for sale” on a website. There were shock waves of anger and disgust in India...

Protesting voting rights activists arrested as Biden meets with Manchin

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During a crucial week for Joe Biden’s agenda that will likely feature a political showdown on his Build Back Better legislation in the Senate, voting rights activists are turning up the pressure in Washington. As the ...

Jimmy Lai among three Hong Kong democracy activists convicted over Tiananmen vigil

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Jailed Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai was among three democracy campaigners convicted of taking part in a banned Tiananmen vigil as the prosecution of multiple activists came to a conclusion. Lai, the 74-year-old own...

UK tax breaks for oil and gas under scrutiny from climate activists

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The UK government failed to account for the billions of pounds in financial support it provides to the fossil fuel industry when deciding how much oil and gas to extract from the North Sea, climate campaigners have ar...

Environmental activists challenge ‘unlawful’ UK fossil fuel plan in high court

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Environmental campaigners will this week ask the high court to rule that the government’s fossil fuel strategy is unlawful, in a case that could undermine the UK’s claim to be leading the fight against climate change....

Activists call for revolution in ‘dated and colonial’ aid funding

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Aid donors are being urged to revolutionise the way money is spent to move away from colonial ideas and create meaningful change. Ahead of a two-day conference this week, activists from Africa, Asia and Latin America ...

Indigenous activists want to change a California town’s racist name. Officials are pushing back

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In September, the popular Lake Tahoe ski resort Squaw Valley announced it would change its name, recognizing that the term was “derogatory and offensive”. It became official with a press release and a new sign. But th...

Renter activists block London eviction as end of Covid protections takes toll

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A standoff with bailiffs ended in victory for renter activists in south-east London on Wednesday when they blocked the latest in a rising number of evictions triggered by the unwinding of national measures to prevent ...

Climate protesters block London bridges after activists jailed

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Police have arrested 30 climate activists after a major bridge in central London was blocked by a sit-down protest. The arrests on Lambeth Bridge came after Public Order Act conditions were imposed on the protest, whi...

Sudan pro-democracy activists call for escalation after lethal crackdown

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Pro-democracy protesters and Sudan’s military appeared set for a cycle of escalation on both sides after a day in which at least 15 demonstrators were killed by security forces. Despite a heavy-handed crackdown by the...

Nine Insulate Britain activists jailed for breach of road blockades injunction

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Nine Insulate Britain activists have been jailed at the high court for breaching an injunction designed to prevent the group’s road blockades. Ana Heyatawin, 58, and Louis McKechnie, 20, were jailed for three months w...

‘A bubble of utopia’: inside the occupied building that housed activists during Cop26 – video

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Activists in Glasgow have filmed a brief look inside the restored disused building in which they housed climate justice campaigners visiting the city for the Cop26 summit that might not have had a safe shelter during ...

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