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1 min ago | Fox News

Anti-government Venezuelan activists show up in video discussing explosives

Two student activists recently deported by Colombia have surfaced in a homemade video discussing a plans to stockpile weapons and detonate explosives on Venezuela's western border The video that aired Monday night on pro-government TV program purports to contain excerpts from a recording of Skype video conference Lorent Saleh and Gabriel Valles had with an unidentified third person whose voice is distorted. But in it the two students boast they've obtained two bricks of C4 explosives and received weapons training in Colombia.


4 hrs ago | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Wisconsin voter ID opponents demand re-hearing

Civil rights advocates say they'll ask 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to re-hear their challenge to Wisconsin's voter photo identification law. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Advancement Project said Tuesday they plan to ask for an en banc hearing, a proceeding that usually involves around 10 judges.


Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

8 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

'Racist' cartoon issued by Japanese ministry angers rights activists

Pamphlet issued by Tokyo to Japan's embassies in response to Hague convention is criticised for depicting a foreign man beating his child Human rights activists in Japan have reacted angrily to a new pamphlet released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that they claim is racist and stereotypical for depicting Caucasian fathers beating their children.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga

12 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

Chinese parents clash with striking Canadian teachers as school year fails to start

Websites linked to masked protesters disappear in wake of ugly scenes in Vancouver, as school year in British Columbia enters third week without classes Members of a Chinese activist group, the BC Parents' Federation, clash with rival pro-union protesters at a rally in Vancouver on Sunday amid a strike by teachers in British Columbia. Photo: CBC Members of a parents' group forged within Vancouver's Chinese community to oppose an ongoing school strike have gone to ground after they gatecrashed a rival teachers' union rally and were involved in angry scuffles.


Related Topix: Canada, Asian-American, Chinese-American, University of Washington

16 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Syria aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

Activists say that a Syrian military aircraft has crashed in a city that is a main stronghold of the militant Islamic State group. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the crash occurred Tuesday in the northeastern city of Raqqa after five airstrikes hit the area.


Related Topix: Eugene, OR

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daily Camera

PETA praises CU after classes discontinue animal experiments

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is applauding the University of Colorado after two integrative physiology courses on the Boulder campus discontinued the use of animals in experiments. This year, students participating in an integrative physiology lab and a class called "Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy" will no longer experiment on vertebrate animals including frogs, rats and mice, said campus spokesman Bronson Hilliard.


Related Topix: Boulder, CO

Washington Times

Former Vice President Al Gore will speak to the United Nations on climate change.

One thing is for sure about Al Gore : It never rains on his global warming parade. The former vice president is not about to let go of his climate change zeal, and he takes to the Internet at high noon Tuesday for a lengthy demonstration.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Al Gore, Global Warming, Rush Limbaugh, Tax

Investor's Business Daily

Ackman's New Fund Could Spur More Market Activism

Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management plans to raise $2 billion with a new fund listing on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange, the company said in a statement Monday. The hedge fund has already secured $1.5 billion from 30 cornerstone investors and expects the new fund, called Pershing Square Holdings, to have a market capitalization of $5 billion after its 25-a-share IPO on Oct. 13. "We expect that the public listing of PSH will substantially enhance the stability of our capital base, enabling us to invest a greater percentage of our assets in activist commitments on a long-term basis, and improving our ability to take advantage of market dislocations when they arise," said Bill Ackman in a statement.


UN taking over C. African Republic peacekeeping

The United Nations is set to take over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has forced tens of thousands of Muslims to flee into exile in neighboring countries. About 1,800 additional peacekeepers and police are joining the mission as the United Nations takes over, though the force when combined with the existing African troops is still only about 65 percent of what was authorized by the U.N. Security Council in April.


Related Topix: Central African Republic, Africa, World News


Opposition activist held in custody for weekend

Activist of the Zmena movement Vital Vasilkou, who disappeared on September 12, was 'found' in the Partyzanski district court of Minsk. He is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting a police officer .



Egypt's most prominent activist to be released

Egypt's most prominent activist, who is facing a retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating the country's draconian protest law, was granted release on bail on Monday, lawyers and relatives said. Lawyer Mohammed Abdel-Aziz said that blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah , a vocal government critic since mid-2000, won release on bail of 5,000 Egyptian pounds along with two other activists.


Hindustan Times

Nepal activist seeking right to secession in constitution arrested

A prominent activist from Nepal's Madhesh region who is seeking inclusion of the right to secede in the country's new constitution has been arrested for anti-national activities. Dr CK Raut, a PhD from University of Cambridge and a former employee of Raytheon, a US defense contractor, was arrested on Saturday evening in Morang district in eastern Nepal while returning home from a public rally.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

Daily Kos

The Fruits of Accidental Activism - Tips for Taking Facebook Activism Into Real Spaces

The headline in the local paper reads, "100 Rally in Worcester Against Police Brutality." The first paragraph of the story reads, "...more than 100 people met on the Common Saturday night..." In reality, the count was closer to 200 than 100, and they came from all walks of life, in all ages and from all backgrounds.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Life, Fruits, Food

Sydney Morning Herald

Sun and wind Alter German's energy landscape, leaving utilities behind

Of all the developed nations, few have pushed harder than Germany to find a solution to global warming. And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Christian Science Monitor

From IS-controlled Raqqa, tales of the group's resilience

In a hospital bed in southern Turkey, lies a Syrian volunteer rescue worker who had his kneecap blown off in an airstrike in Raqqa, the Syrian bastion of the self-styled Islamic State . His story - and that of others who have made their out of Raqqa - sheds light on what life is like under the group's rule, and of how difficult it will be for a US-led coalition that President Barack Obama insists will "destroy" IS to make headway with airstrikes alone.


Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Sydney Morning Herald

Climate activism's new frontier is targeting fossil fuel investors

In mid-July, the peak body of the Uniting Church in Australia voted to sell its investments in fossil fuels. The decision was available online for anyone who cared to peruse the church's minutes, but it didn't issue a media release until a month and a half later, on the last Friday afternoon in August.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Global Warming

Seeking Alpha

Darden's Results Show Some Recovery Amid Investor Activism

The casual dining industry has been under pressure for some time now, suffering from increased competition from the fast-casual space on the one hand, and weak consumer spending on the other. Of the major publicly listed companies, Darden Restaurants has been one of the hardest-hit, as it struggled with slowing sales and a sagging bottom-line.


Related Topix: Darden Restaurants, Restaurant Management

Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod weather: Mostly sunny

The National Marine Life Center released three rehabilitated seals at Scusset Beach State Reserve.


Related Topix: Buzzards Bay, MA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Fairhaven: Community recalls the giving spirit of fallen friend

With stories of the outspoken, compassionate, ray of sunshine she was, the spirit of Katie Brienzo was rekindled Saturday at the third annual walk established in her memory. "I've had some really good personal time with Katie," said family friend Anthony Gaudielo, a participant at the Katie Brienzo Memorial Walk who said he knew Brienzo for nearly 30 years.


Related Topix: Fairhaven, MA, Bristol County, MA

The Virginian-Pilot

Doves saved in Va. Beach, available for adoption

The Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals rescued 99 ringneck doves from a hoarding case June 17, 2014. As of Thursday, Sept.