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Tom Hayden liberal activist dead at 76

Tom Hayden, 1960s Activist Who Championed Liberal Causes, Dead At 76

Hayden’s charisma, drive and intellectual heft made him a potent force. The anti-Vietnam War activist and member of the Chicago 7 relished being a thorn in the side of the powerful.

October 24, 2016

Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained At Texas Airport

By Stacey Leasca, Javier Panzar, and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times MCALLEN, Texas — Prominent journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas was detained at McAllen-Miller International Airport in Texas on Tuesday. Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, tweeted that he was going to go through security carrying a pocket version of the U.S. Constitution and his […]

July 15, 2014

Top Dissidents Detained In Cuba

By Juan O. Tamayo, The Miami Herald MIAMI — Cuban police detained four top pro-democracy activists and at least 40 other dissidents in a crackdown Wednesday that also saw an independent journalist beaten by a suspected State Security agent in civilian clothes, according to activists. Most of the opposition activists were freed later in the day, […]

June 11, 2014

Egyptian Activist, Icon Of Tahrir Square, Gets 15-Year Prison Term

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — In the first such verdict under Egypt’s new president, a criminal court on Wednesday handed down a 15-year prison sentence against one of the leading figures of the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak. The heavy jail term for activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, who was arrested in November on […]

June 11, 2014

NRA Rips ‘Open Carry’ Rallies In Texas

By Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — In a blistering criticism of “open-carry” rallies in Texas, the National Rifle Association said gun enthusiasts who bring loaded rifles and tactical long guns into restaurants and public places are putting the pro-gun movement at risk with “downright weird” behavior. The gun-toting gatherings are scary, thoughtless and counterproductive […]

June 3, 2014

Greenpeace Activists Forced To End Protest On Norwegian Oil Rig

OSLO, Norway — Police in Norway on Thursday ended a Greenpeace protest against test drilling in a sensitive area of the Arctic by ordering its activists to leave an oil rig they had scaled or face arrest. The activists obeyed the order peacefully and abandoned the oil rig in northern Norway, Greenpeace and police said. […]

May 29, 2014

Vegetarian Activists Sue Two Baltimore Cops, Allege Free Speech Violation

By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — Vegetarian activists have sued in federal court two Baltimore police officers who forced them to stop leafleting at the Inner Harbor — the latest legal front after years of disputes over the constitutional rights of protesters in the city. A former Baltimore teacher and three other vegetarian activists […]

May 27, 2014

Israel Clamps Down On Activists Ahead Of Pope’s Visit

By Jan-Uwe Ronneburger and Shabtai Gold JERUSALEM — Israel has banned four far-right activists from entering the Old City of Jerusalem during the pope’s upcoming visit, a police spokesman confirmed Thursday. They include three youths under the age of 18, spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said. The orders issued by police also place the activists under administrative […]

May 22, 2014

Billy Frank Jr., Nisqually Elder Who Fought For Treaty Rights, Dies At 83

By Craig Welch, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually elder and fisherman who served for more than half a century as the charismatic voice of Northwest tribes fighting to exercise their treaty rights, died early Monday, tribal officials and his family confirmed Monday. Frank was 83. “We are all stunned and not […]

May 6, 2014