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The ‘Spider-Man’ of Sudan: the real-life superhero of the protest movement – documentary

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In Sudan's capital, Khartoum, an anonymous protester dressed as Spider-Man joins the hundreds of thousands of protesters desperate to protect their fragile civilian government after the military coup in October 2021. ...

Succession actor James Cromwell glues hand to Starbucks counter in Peta protest – video

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James Cromwell has glued his hand to a Starbucks counter during a Peta protest in New York City, calling for the coffee chain to stop charging extra for vegan milks. The Succession and Babe actor and Oscar nominee, wh...

‘This is a protest painting’: Aboriginal artists speak out in show backed by mining giants

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When Allery Sandy flew over Yindjibarndi country in a plane for the first time, it stirred something deep and ancient inside her. A sea of Mulla Mulla (pink wildflowers) swelled across the rocky tablelands, where Drea...

Wives of Mariupol soldiers dispersed by police at Kyiv protest

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Wives of Ukrainian soldiers under siege in Mariupol who gathered in Kyiv to demand the evacuation of their husbands have been dispersed by police who gave army conscription notices to men who joined the protest. About...

NZ’s former deputy PM banned from parliament for visiting anti-vaccine-mandate protest

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New Zealand’s former deputy prime minister, Winston Peters, has been banned from parliament grounds for two years for visiting anti-vaccine-mandate protesters who occupied the grounds. The weeks-long February protests...

Feminist ‘witch’ protest kicks off May Day protests in Berlin

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A feminist march on the eve of May Day, known as Walpurgnisnacht, when witches traditionally meet, kicked off May Day demonstrations in Berlin, with a group of around 2,500 “Take back the night”. The demonstration, de...

‘We can’t even buy food’: New Yorkers protest proposed rent increases

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At 64, Chen Renping has lived in New York City’s Chinatown neighborhood for more than 20 years. But after a back injury forced him to retire from construction work in 2018, Renping can only afford rent if he works mul...

Homes for Ukraine hosts protest over Home Office visa delays

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Almost 1,000 Ukrainian families who applied for visas under the UK government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme are still waiting for the applications to be processed more than a month after submitting them. One would-be hos...

Sweden: three injured during protest against far-right rally

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Several days of unrest in Sweden, sparked by a far-right group’s plans to burn copies of the Qur’an, have injured several dozen people, police have said. Protests have turned violent in several cities since Thursday, ...

Russian artist faces jail over peace protest using supermarket price labels

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A Russian court has ordered an artist to be held behind bars for allegedly replacing supermarket price labels with messages protesting against Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine. Alexandra Skochilenko faces up to a...

XR scientists glue hands to business department in London climate protest

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Twenty-five scientists have pasted pages of scientific papers to the windows of the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and glued their hands to the glass to highlight the climate science they ...

Rio Tinto investors vote against financial statements in climate protest

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Rio Tinto investors have voted against the company’s financial statements over a lack of clarity about climate change risks at the mining giant’s London annual general meeting. Ahead of the vote, investment management...

Peruvian prime minister’s praise of Hitler sparks wave of protest

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The Israeli embassy in Lima has led a wave of protest after Peru’s prime minister Aníbal Torres praised Adolf Hitler, on the grounds that the fascist dictator turned Germany into the “first economic power in the world...

Pakistan’s transgender women protest against rising tide of violence

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Mano had gone to meet her boyfriend at a printing press in Peshawar’s Qissa Khwani bazaar to get back some money he had borrowed. “But he refused to pay,” her friend Farzana Riaz said. “Mano insisted and refused to le...

‘Our traditions have been criminalised’ – the Arctic artists bringing protest to the Venice Biennale

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The tundra of northern Norway is a long way from the Venice Biennale. Indeed, it is a long way from anywhere, at least viewed through western eyes. To reach the gentle herd of reindeer who are now feeding under the lo...

US graduate students protest against low pay while universities profit from their work

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Thousands of graduate student workers around the US at private and public universities have gone on strike over the past few years, from Ivy League institutions like Harvard University and Columbia University to publi...

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