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Belarusian activist who was forcibly removed from the country by security services

Olga Kolvakova, a confidante of the main Belarusian opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, was removed from the country on Saturday evening, according to a statement by the organization. The council is a body responsible for coordinating a peaceful and orderly transfer of power and was set up by Tikhanovskaya after the controversial elections in Belarus in August. “On the night of …

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Activist Ady Barkan asked Rep. Steve Scalise to remove a video that created the impression that Joe Biden was trying to disappoint the police

The argument consisted of two words from an interview that Biden Barkan gave in early July. Barkan, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), speaks to a device that reads his eye movements and translates them into an artificial voice. The interview, one of many Barkan had with Democratic presidential candidates, centered at one point on whether Biden would shift some …

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The well-known Russian opposition activist Navalny was poisoned, German doctors say

He is treated with atropine, and “longer-term effects, particularly on the nervous system, could occur at any time,” the statement said. Navalny was hit on Thursday during a flight from Siberia to Moscow. His spokeswoman and others were quick to claim the 44-year-old was the latest victim of state-ordered poisoning, a method previously used in attacks involving Russian agents. Navalny …

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Fawzia Koofi: Afghan negotiator and activist shot dead by armed men

Image rights AFP / Getty Images Image description Fawzia Koofi is one of the few Afghan women who took part in talks with the Taliban An attack on one of the few women involved in negotiations with the Taliban was a “cowardly and criminal” attempt to disrupt the Afghan peace process, the US envoy said. Zalmay Khalilzad said he was …

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BLM activist Cori Bush is to replace the long-standing Mo. Rep. Lacy Clay: NPR

In this 2017 file photo, Cori Bush speaks to demonstrators in front of the St. Louis Police Department headquarters on a megaphone. Bush is expected to lead long-serving MP William Lacy Clay in Missouri’s Democratic Primary School in the 1st congressional district. Jeff Roberson / AP Hide label Switch label Jeff Roberson / AP In this 2017 file photo, Cori …

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Virginia High School was named after Robert E. Lee, who was renamed after the late civil rights activist John Lewis

A Virginia high school named after the Confederate Army general, Robert E. Lee, is renamed to honor civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis. The name change takes effect for the 2020-2021 school year and pays homage to Lewis, who died last week after a six-month fight against cancer, the Fairfax County school board said on Thursday. ROBERT E LEE …

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The Louisiana activist rips a school board member for “shopping” during the debate over the renaming of Lee High School

A video of a black Baton Rouge activist gutting a white school board member for online purchases during a meeting to rename a school named after slave owner Robert E. Lee has gone viral. Gary Chambers, who was a candidate for the Louisiana Senate last year, met Connie Bernard at Thursday’s meeting. He had photographed Connie on her laptop while …

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Zoom blocks activist after Tiananmen Vigil

Zoom, the video chat app that became famous during the Coronavirus outbreak, briefly blocked the report of a Chinese human rights leader who used the platform to commemorate Tiananmen Square’s 1989 behavior between US and Chinese activists to organize. The nine-year-old company from San Jose, California, restored the activist’s account on Wednesday. However, the exposure put Zoom in a difficult …

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Arrests show that Beijing sees action in Hong Kong as a priority: activist

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Suppression of the democracy movement in Hong Kong is a priority for China even in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, a leading democracy-friendly leader said on Sunday, a day after the police arrested him and 14 others in a surprising manner. FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong politician Martin Lee and founder of Next Media Jimmy Lai …

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