Political And Civil Unrest

California anti-Trump protester gets probation for assault

Aug 9, 2018

A former community college teacher and anti-fascist activist has accepted a plea deal and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault and had felonies charged dropped that alleged he attacked attendees of a Northern California political rally

Pussy Riot says member has left Russia, despite ban

Aug 9, 2018

The Pussy Riot punk collective says one of its members has departed for Britain, despite being banned from leaving Russia

Philippines bars elderly Australian who it says joined rally

Aug 9, 2018

The Philippine immigration bureau says it has blocked the entry of an Australian who is on a blacklist for reportedly joining a 2015 rally in violation of regulations barring foreigners from engaging in political activities

Romania expatriates arrive home before anti-gov't protest

Aug 9, 2018

Romanians who live abroad have begun arriving back home for an anti-government protest where they will call for the left-wing government to resign and early elections

Israel launches scores of airstrikes as Gaza fire persists

Aug 9, 2018

Israeli warplanes strike dozens of targets in Gaza, 3 killed; Palestinian militants fire scores of rockets into Israel

Sweden to Russia: Release hunger-striking Ukraine filmmaker

Aug 9, 2018

Sweden is calling on Russia to release a Ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike, saying it's worried about his "deteriorating health condition."

Spike Lee on 'BlacKkKlansman': Don't call it a comeback

Aug 8, 2018

Spike Lee's passionate protest movie 'BlacKkKlansman' has earned the 61-year-old Brooklyn filmmaker some of the best reviews of his career

UN agency urges Israel to allow emergency fuel into Gaza

Aug 8, 2018

U.N. aid agency calls on Israel to allow emergency fuel into the Gaza Strip to avert the shutdown of hospitals and sanitation facilities

Farmworkers protest treatment in Italy after migrant deaths

Aug 8, 2018

Hundreds of crop pickers and labor union activists have marched from a shanty town in southern Italy to protest what they say is the exploitation of migrant farmworkers

Lawyer: hunger-striking Ukraine filmmaker increasingly frail

Aug 8, 2018

The lawyer for a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia says his client has become increasingly frail

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