Tag: Political activism

Jesse Jackson’s decades in public eye shaped by many roles

CHICAGO — For more than 50 years, the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been in the public eye as an activist, a two-time presidential candidate...
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CAIRO — An Egyptian court has ordered a prominent activist to remain in custody pending trial on charges of participating in an illegal protest...
FBI report on black ‘extremists’ raises new monitoring fears

WASHINGTON — An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights...
The Latest: Emanuel praises Jackson after health disclosure

CHICAGO — The Latest on the Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosing a 2015 Parkinson's disease diagnosis (all times local): ...
AP Interview: Russia must be more tolerant, candidate says

MOSCOW — A celebrity Russian TV host who intends to run for president in next March's election said Friday that she hopes to make...
Syria: Damascus suburbs violence kills at least 5 children

BEIRUT — At least five children and two rescue workers were killed Friday in a Damascus suburb during a government bombing campaign amid escalating...
5 killed as Kenya police clash with Odinga supporters

NAIROBI, Kenya — At least five people were killed Friday in confrontations between Kenyan police and supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga as tensions...
Human rights repression in China seen worsening under Xi

BEIJING — After five years of prison and three more confined by guards at home, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng could take no...
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WASHINGTON — Maryland Democratic Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen joined immigrants rights activists on Thursday to unveil new legislation to protect undocumented...
Spain: Jailed Catalan secession activist to run in election

BARCELONA, Spain — The jailed leader of the main grassroots group pushing for Catalonia to secede from Spain resigned his post Thursday to run...

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