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Arizona PTA president Beth Simek, who supported the statewide activist movement and was involved with the discussions for the governor's proposal, called it "a huge step forward." She said the governor is meeting the grassroots activists halfway. "The governor saw that this was a huge priority," she said.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A team of inspectors from the international chemical weapons watchdog was on its way to Syria on Thursday to begin an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack near the capital that has brought the war-torn country to the brink of a wider conflict, amid Western ...

Observers and activists argued that some of the law's definitions and wording were ambiguous, violated individual privacy, curtailed citizen's right to free speech and expression, and went against the spirit of an open Internet. The passing of this law is a culmination of the clampdown by the government of ...
Thousands of pro-European campaigners will take part in demonstrations across the country this weekend in what has been dubbed the groups' largest ever joint grassroots national day of action. Activists and supporters from Open Britain, the European Movement and Britain for Europe will take to the ...
MONTPELIER - Gov. Phil Scott spoke over protesters' jeers and angry shouts as he signed a package of gun-related bills in a public ceremony at the Statehouse. The new laws mark a historic shift for Vermont, where both Democratic and Republican leaders have traditionally resisted any firearms ...
The attacks have been conducted from 2012 until the present, against Emirati journalists, activists, and dissidents. We discovered this campaign when an individual purporting to be from an apparently fictitious organisation called The Right to Fight contacted Rori Donaghy, a UK-based journalist and human ...

According to the Free Press archives, Del Rio said the charges were “garbage” and that he was a victim of a “Northern-style lynching” by the media, judges, attorneys and more, conducted to stop a grand jury investigation he was preparing to request into wrongdoing at the Recorder's Office. Del Rio moved ...
But activists know their work isn't over yet. Kinder Morgan has said the company will consult with “various stakeholders” to try and reach an agreement by May 31 that might allow Trans Mountain to proceed. Mahon, Hudema and Fenton all expect to see more protests in the coming weeks, targeting not only ...
SOUTH BURLINGTON - About 150 gun-rights activists, many of them bearing arms, rallied Saturday afternoon along Shelburne Road near Kmart Plaza. ... A holstered revolver hangs on the belt of a pro gun-rights activist at a rally on Shelburne Road in South Burlington on Saturday, April 7, 2018. (Photo: ...
Indore: Irked by arrest of seven of their outfit members from university campus, the National Student Union of India (NSUI) activists ransacked office of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) vice-chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad on Thursday. They damaged furniture and caused loss to public property.
Stephanie Younger, an activist with the Richmond Youth Peace Project, asked the crowd. “How many more times do my parents have to give me that talk explaining to me that I'm 10 times more likely to become a victim of gun violence because I am black?” Maxwell echoed her sentiments, saying, “We have ...
Volunteers manning a table outside the US Post Office in Cos Cob were hard to miss this week. With a giant poster featuring Donald Trump, Pat Servidio and his colleague Donald Clark in his red Make American Great Again hat caught many eyes. For several days, the duo were stationed firmly on the ...
“I have always been involved in advocacy for children, families and the elderly in East End Richmond,” Mrs. Giles stated in a Free Press Personality feature published before the May recognition event. Mrs. Giles credited her parents' influence for the role she sought to play in the community. “They served as ...
While public workers were building a gas pipeline in West Roxbury in 2016, several environmental activists stood in the way of its construction, burrowing themselves in the hollowed spaces of where the pipeline would be placed. All 13 protesters, who felt compelled to take action against a measure that ...
Over a montage of excerpts from the documentary Dolores, we hear from Dolores Huerta and one of her long-time supporters and the producer of the documentary, Carlos Santana, for whom she is the “Queen of Light”. Since our platform is about expressing ideas and ideals instead of cash flow, clicks, ...
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A minister known as a community activist has been charged with capital murder in connection with a shooting in Alabama. The Dothan Eagle reports the Rev. Kenneth Glasgow was jailed Monday in the slaying of 23-year-old Breunia Jennings on Sunday. Dothan Police Chief Steve ...
Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press ... But this wave — more than 70 complaints by city workers, especially firefighters, of workplace harassment and bullying, according to one local activist — comes amid a larger social movement ... Kobarda did not respond to Free Press requests for comment this week.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Friday held funeral prayers in absentia for the party activist killed in police firing in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. JKLF chairman Yasin Malik and scores of the party activists took part in the prayers held after weekly congregational prayers at Abi ...
Activist groups had worried the administration could enact such strict enlistment and health care restrictions that it would become all but impossible for transgender troops to join or continue serving. Under guidelines presented in December, the Pentagon could disqualify potential recruits with gender ...
This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government soldiers, helping civilians who fled from fighting between the Syrian government forces and insurgents, through the Wafideen crossing in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, March 22, 2018.
Ms. Carter is one of the nation's leading African-American lesbian activists. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 as part of the “1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize” to recognize, make visible and celebrate the valuable and often invisible peace work of women around the globe.
NICOLE HIGGINS DeSMET/FREE PRESS ... ALBANS - Teens in a rural Vermont county where hunting is a popular pastime have built a diverse coalition of activists by adapting the national student-led walkout movement to focus on gun safety rather than federal gun reform. “We wanted to serve as a ...
Angela Davis The Paramount Theater welcomes the University of Virginia for the continuation of the Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Learning Series with social activist Angela Davis on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:00PM. This event is free and open to the public. Two tickets max. per person may be ...
Ellie Dahmer, widow of slain civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer, being assisted to her car by family members after Dahmer's funeral on Jan. 15, 1966. Photo courtesy Wikicommons/Mississippi Department of Archives and History. By The Associated Press Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6 a.m. CDT. Upvote 0. #HATTIESBURG ...
That's because a federal law may complicate removal of the mural, which activists have called racist for excluding people of color from a visual ... Church Street Marketplace Executive Director Ron Redmond told the Burlington Free Press in January Hardy wants nothing to do with reworking the piece.
Megan Walker, executive director of the London Abused Women's Centre, told The Free Press she's supporting 29 city employees who she says have faced harassment and retribution on the job, describing it as a widespread and systemic issue. City work sites extend beyond city hall, to locations such as ...
Josh Brandon, community animator at the Social Planning Council and chair of Make Poverty History Manitoba, has announced his intention to run for city councillor in Daniel McIntyre. One of the West End's most outspoken advocates has announced his intention to run for city councillor this election year.
(Photo: GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS)Buy Photo. CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. Vermont ... Student activists and Gun Sense Vermont will organize a competing event — a vigil for victims of gun violence on the Statehouse lawn. The Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs is ...
"People have paid into these programs over the course of a lifetime," Lamb told more than 300 retired coal miners and Democratic activists in Waynesburg, 40 miles south of Pittsburgh. "I do not believe, as (House Speaker) Paul Ryan does, that these are entitlements or another form of welfare." Trump has ...
#One of the other people being honored Friday for civil rights work is Rita Schwerner Bender, who demanded answers from Mississippi officials after her first husband, Michael Schwerner, and two other activists, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman, were killed outside Philadelphia, Mississippi, in 1964 ...
Activists protest R. Kelly at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena: 'Black girls do matter'. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press Published 4:12 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2018 | Updated 8:09 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2018. play. CLOSE. BuzzFeed News has reported that a handful of parents are accusing R. Kelly of keeping their daughters ...
When Kelly comes to Detroit on Wednesday to perform at Little Caesars Arena with Charlie Wilson as part of their "Tale of Two Kings" tour, he'll meet opposition from activists who plan to protest the show. The protesters say that Kelly's slippery history with sexual misconduct allegations should disqualify him ...
National Express Group, the parent company of Durham School Services, which is at the center of ongoing litigation since the deadly 2016 Woodmore Elementary School bus crash that left six children dead, has higher numbers of crashes and safety violations than its competitors, according to a national ...
Demonstrators raise their fists during a moment of silence on the steps of the Hamilton County Courthouse during the March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Thousands of demonstrators marched locally in solidarity with national protests against gun violence spurred by ...
From African American activists critical to the 1963 March on Washington to the Japanese American women among the 120,000 wrongly imprisoned by a panic-stricken and—let's be honest—racist United State government after Pearl Harbor, history has a nasty tendency of suppressing the role women ...
For six decades, the brazen activist donated his energy to civil-rights activism, conventional and not. Sandifer even .... #"Not having spiritual support, social support, having to hide who you are, these are pretty bad for all people's well being, no matter what," Kelly told the Jackson Free Press. The belief that ...
Mumbai: Even as Bollywood diva Sridevi was cremated today, activists based here were divided over whether her death should be probed by the Mumbai police despite the ... Social activist and lawyer S Balakrishnan has made a similar demand in a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
An activist in human rights, women's and gender issues is seeking the NDP nomination in the St. Boniface seat being vacated by Greg Selinger. Blandine Tona will announce her intentions at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain at 340 Provencher Blvd. Tona will be joined by ...
One of the primary pieces of legislation backed by the "Moms Demand Action" activists last week was a proposal to force those convicted of domestic abuse misdemeanors to give up their guns. The measure was introduced by a House Republican last year — but has not received much movement since.
27, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The book details the life of civil-rights activist Ida B. Wells. #Wells was born a slave in Holly Springs, Miss., in 1862 a few months before Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. She became the primary caregiver for her six siblings at age 16 after her parents and ...
An all-out battle is underway at the California Democratic Party's annual convention in San Diego to win an endorsement, a critical stamp of approval heading into the June primary that brings support from activists and party cash. Republican President Donald Trump's election has created a rallying cry for ...
Nagpur : Lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan on Saturday demanded a judicial inquiry or a probe by a special investigation team into the death of judge B H Loya, who presided over the Sohrabuddin Shaikh 'fake' encounter case trial. Addressing a press conference here, Bhushan claimed that Loya didn't ...
Experts and activists have expressed dismay over deteriorating press freedom in Cambodia in recent months, amid a government crackdown on the political opposition, civil society and the independent media ahead of the country's next general elections in July. The Paris-headquartered Reporters Sans ...
Over the past 18 months, researchers with the U.N. Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, and the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights interviewed victims, witnesses, activists and journalists across South Sudan and documented 99 allegations of rights abuses. Researchers of the 30-page ...
#One of the other people being honored Friday for civil rights work is Rita Schwerner Bender, who demanded answers from Mississippi officials after her first husband, Michael Schwerner, and two other activists, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman, were killed outside Philadelphia, Mississippi, in 1964 ...
Chanting, "What are we gonna do? Mute R. Kelly! When are we gonna do it? Now!" protesters marched from the Wayne County SAFE office on Second Avenue in Detroit to Little Caesars Arena to voice their opposition to the R&B singer. Kalimah Johnson, founder and executive director of Detroit's SASHA ...
Furniture maker England Inc., a division of La-Z-Boy, is expanding its East Tennessee operations by creating more than 200 jobs and investing $31 million in new manufacturing facilities. England will add 87,000 square feet to its manufacturing facility in New Tazewell, north of Knoxville in Claiborne County ...
The proposed change was denounced Friday by dozens of consumers and environmental activists, who appealed to TVA's new board to reject the idea. "In reality, high fixed charges are known to be disproportionately burdensome to low-energy users and low-income ratepayers because they reduce ...
Some of the Russians who posed as Americans worked on "the Translator Project" and, according to the indictment, "communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump campaign and other political activists." Some of those in the conspiracy traveled to and around the U.S., visiting at least ...
It constitutes cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment and could amount to torture, certainly if applied for months and years. Thousands of journalists, dissidents, and activists — including Amnesty International Turkey's chair, Taner Kilic — have been imprisoned on baseless charges in the oppressive ...


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