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Indian Court Grants Bail to Disha Ravi, Activist Arrested Over Farmers’ Protests

Indian Court Grants Bail to Disha Ravi, Activist Arrested Over Farmers’ Protests

Indian Court Grants Bail to Disha Ravi, Activist Arrested Over Farmers’ Protests Indian Court Grants Bail to Disha Ravi, Activist Arrested Over Farmers’ Protests A Indian court on Tuesday granted bail to a climate activist who was charged with sedition after distributing a document intended to help protesting farmers organize. The case of the activist, Disha Ravi, 21, is the …

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Bernard Lown, Inventive Heart Doctor and Antiwar Activist, Dies at 99

Bernard Lown, Inventive Heart Doctor and Antiwar Activist, Dies at 99

Bernard Lown, Inventive Heart Doctor and Antiwar Activist, Dies at 99 Bernard Lown, Inventive Heart Doctor and Antiwar Activist, Dies at 99 In a 2008 memoir, “Prescription for Survival: A Doctor’s Journey to End Nuclear Madness,” Dr. Lown recounted the story of his antinuclear group and noted that the end of the Cold War had not resolved the threat of …

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Climate Activist Jailed in India as Government Clamps Down on Dissent

Climate Activist Jailed in India as Government Clamps Down on Dissent

Climate Activist Jailed in India as Government Clamps Down on Dissent Climate Activist Jailed in India as Government Clamps Down on Dissent Before anyone outside her hometown knew her name, Disha Ravi spent four years raising awareness among young people in Bangalore about the effects of climate change. Now the 21-year-old activist is jailed in New Delhi. The allegation: She …

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Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi Women’s Rights Activist, Freed From Prison

Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi Women's Rights Activist, Freed From Prison

Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi Women’s Rights Activist, Freed From Prison Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi Women’s Rights Activist, Freed From Prison BEIRUT, Lebanon — A Saudi activist best known for challenging the ban on women driving, Loujain al-Hathloul, was released Wednesday after the kingdom had jailed her for nearly three years on charges that Western governments and rights groups roundly dismissed as politically …

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Jonas Gwangwa, Trombonist and Anti-Apartheid Activist, Dies at 83

Jonas Gwangwa, Trombonist and Anti-Apartheid Activist, Dies at 83

Jonas Gwangwa, Trombonist and Anti-Apartheid Activist, Dies at 83 Jonas Gwangwa, Trombonist and Anti-Apartheid Activist, Dies at 83 As soon as he could play, Mr. Gwangwa was swept up in the jazz boom in Sophiatown, a racially mixed Johannesburg neighborhood where a vibrant youth culture emerged in the postwar years. Together with Mr. Masekela and the saxophonist Kippie Moeketsi, he …

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Will Biden Be an Activist President on the World Stage?

Will Biden Be an Activist President on the World Stage?

Will Biden Be an Activist President on the World Stage? Will Biden Be an Activist President on the World Stage? LONDON — A decade ago, Joseph R. Biden Jr. strode into a reception room in Athens for a meeting with the president of Greece, a country then drowning in debt and locked in tense negotiations with the European Union. “This …

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Celebrating King the Activist (Not Just the Dreamer) in Art

Celebrating King the Activist (Not Just the Dreamer) in Art

Celebrating King the Activist (Not Just the Dreamer) in Art Celebrating King the Activist (Not Just the Dreamer) in Art “Let Freedom Ring” is the title the Brooklyn Academy of Music has given to its public exhibition of images by seven Brooklyn-based artists as part of its 35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The …

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Loujain al-Halthloul, Saudi Rights Activist, Gets Prison Sentence

Loujain al-Halthloul, Saudi Rights Activist, Gets Prison Sentence

Loujain al-Halthloul, Saudi Rights Activist, Gets Prison Sentence Loujain al-Halthloul, Saudi Rights Activist, Gets Prison Sentence Women in Saudi Arabia have been allowed to drive since the kingdom lifted the ban in June 2018, one of the historic social reforms inaugurated over the last few years by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman. Under the …

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Why Hong Kong Activist, Nathan Law, Seeks Political Asylum in Britain

Why Hong Kong Activist, Nathan Law, Seeks Political Asylum in Britain

Why Hong Kong Activist, Nathan Law, Seeks Political Asylum in Britain Why Hong Kong Activist, Nathan Law, Seeks Political Asylum in Britain HONG KONG — The Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law said on Monday that he had applied for political asylum in Britain, a petition that will likely inflame tensions with China if granted. Mr. Law, 27, fled to …

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Cliff Joseph, Artist, Activist and Therapist, Dies at 98

Cliff Joseph, Artist, Activist and Therapist, Dies at 98

Cliff Joseph, Artist, Activist and Therapist, Dies at 98 Cliff Joseph, Artist, Activist and Therapist, Dies at 98 Cliff Joseph, an artist raised in Harlem who in the 1960s and ’70s led protests against major New York museums to advocate for the inclusion of Black artists, and who later pioneered the practice of multiculturalism in the field of art therapy, …

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