One Year Under Taliban Rule

Five Afghan women reflect on the anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #international-relations, #womens-rights

How Sri Lankans Rose Up to Dethrone a Dynasty

An army of nuns, farmers and middle-class professionals felt a duty to save their virtually bankrupt nation. But their fight is far from over.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #rajapaksa-mahinda, #sri-lanka, #wickremesinghe-ranil

I Was Injured by a White Supremacist in Charlottesville. Strangers Lifted Me Up.

Since the attack in Charlottesville, I’ve relied heavily on my community in my journey toward healing.

#black-people, #charlottesville-va-violence-august-2017, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #race-and-ethnicity

Hey Hey! Ho Ho! These Climate Activists Get Paid to Go.

Some environmental protesters are earning salaries from new nonprofit groups that believe taking it to the streets is more important than ever.

#air-pollution, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #extinction-rebellion, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #just-stop-oil, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #philanthropy, #rockefeller-family, #standard-oil-co, #sunrise-movement

The Marcos Family Gets Star Treatment in a New Philippines Film

A big-budget production depicts the family as victims of a political vendetta, a popular narrative during the recent presidential election in the Philippines.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #marcos-ferdinand-jr, #martial-law, #movies, #philippines, #politics-and-government

Manchin’s Donors Include Pipeline Giants That Win in His Climate Deal

The controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline is one of several projects the senator has negotiated major concessions for, benefiting his financial supporters.

#appalachian-region, #campaign-finance, #center-for-responsive-politics, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #marcellus-shale, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #schumer-charles-e, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-virginia

How Some Parents Changed Their Politics in the Pandemic

They were once Democrats and Republicans. But fears for their children in the pandemic transformed their thinking, turning them into single-issue voters for November’s midterms.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #masks, #midterm-elections-2022, #parenting, #project-democracy, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Among Pro Athletes, Bill Russell Was a Pioneering Activist

Russell marched with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke out against segregation in Boston public schools and backed Muhammad Ali in his opposition to the Vietnam War.

#ali-muhammad, #basketball, #black-people, #boston-mass, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #evers-medgar, #haywood-spencer-1949, #king-martin-luther-jr, #lee-spike, #national-basketball-assn, #obama-barack, #race-and-ethnicity, #russell-william-felton-1934, #sharpton-al

We Are Living in Richard Nixon’s America, and Trump Wants to Keep Us There

Remember when there was talk of Joe Biden as a transformational figure?

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blackmun-harry-a, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #nixon-richard-milhous, #police, #powell-lewis-f-jr, #presidential-election-of-1968, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rehnquist-william-h, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Followers of Iraqi Cleric Occupy Parliament Again, Demanding Reforms

Unable to form a government 10 months after elections, Iraq has been roiled by the street protests of the nationalist cleric Moktada al-Sadr, who withdrew from the government but again seeks to influence it.

#baghdad-iraq, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #iraq, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mahdi-army, #politics-and-government, #sadr-moktada-al, #shiite-muslims

Palestinian Flags Aren’t Illegal in Israel. They Still Get Torn Down.

Israeli police, lawmakers and settlers are increasingly targeting the flag, which Palestinians say is a broader attack on their identity.

#abu-akleh-shireen, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-jerusalem, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #palestinians, #west-bank

In Compromise, the Climate Left May Be Vindicated

The Manchin-Schumer bill may well prove inadequate. It also represents a generational achievement.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #global-warming, #green-new-deal, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #internal-sub-only-nl, #manchin-joe-iii, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Women, the Game Is Rigged. It’s Time We Stop Playing by the Rules.

It’s hard to ignore the fact that empowerment feminism hasn’t really delivered on its promises.

#metoo-movement, #abortion, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #sulkowicz-emma, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

In Monkeypox, Gay Men Confront a Crisis With Echoes of the Past

Monkeypox has sparked frustration and anxiety among gay and bisexual men in New York, who remember mistakes and discrimination during the early years of the AIDS crisis.

#act-up, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #epidemics, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #manhattan-nyc, #monkeypox, #viruses, #world-health-organization

Myanmar Military Executes Four Pro-Democracy Activists

They were the country’s first executions in more than 30 years. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the ousted civilian leader who was detained during last year’s coup, remains in prison.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #capital-punishment, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #prisons-and-prisoners, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Amid Sri Lanka’s Crisis, Cricket Carries On

The success of the men’s national team has offered solace to the country, and one fan called the players “brand ambassadors during this time of hardship.”

#cricket-game, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fans-persons, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #sri-lanka, #wickremesinghe-ranil

Bret Stephens: I Was Wrong About Trump Voters

They weren’t appalling. They were angry for a reason.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #noonan-peggy, #presidential-election-of-2016, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ranil Wickremesinghe Elected President of Sri Lanka

Despite clamor for change amid the country’s economic collapse, Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is tied to the exiled former president, was elected by lawmakers to replace him.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #sri-lanka, #wickremesinghe-ranil

How ‘Stop the Steal’ Captured the American Right

The movement to reinstate President Trump has gone far beyond him — and now threatens the future of American elections.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #griffin-couy, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-election-of-2024, #project-democracy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #washington-dc

Chinese Banking Scandal Tests Faith in Communist Party’s Leadership

The disappearance of ordinary savers’ money, and the government’s seemingly indifferent response, could pose a major test for the Communist Party’s legitimacy.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #henan-province-china, #politics-and-government, #savings, #xi-jinping

Sri Lanka’s President Resigns After Months of Protest

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka submitted his resignation by email from Singapore.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #politics-and-government, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #sri-lanka, #wickremesinghe-ranil

Wake Up, Billionaires: The Occupiers Are Coming for the Hamptons

Along for an early morning “billionaire wake-up call” with protesters on Meadow Lane.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #east-hampton-ny, #hamptons-ny, #high-net-worth-individuals, #long-island-progressive-coalition, #new-york-communities-for-change, #new-york-taxi-workers-alliance, #schwarzman-stephen-a, #southampton-ny

Sri Lanka Protesters Seek to Contain Chaos

Activists are trying to prevent the movement, which is growing frustrated with the leadership uncertainty, from helping tip the country into outright anarchy.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #politics-and-government, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #sri-lanka, #wickremesinghe-ranil

How Sri Lanka’s Economy Collapsed

Amid food and fuel shortages, a protest movement has pushed for the resignation of the president and others tied to his family’s political dynasty.

#colombo-sri-lanka, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #politics-and-government, #sri-lanka

For New York’s Anti-Abortion Veterans, Roe’s Fall Is Not a Full Victory

Checking in with activists from sanctuary states who have spent more than 50 years fighting abortion.

#abortion, #content-type-personal-profile, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #long-island-ny, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #new-york-state, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision

Chaos Engulfs Sri Lanka as Protesters Demand Ouster of Interim Leader

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled, protesters angered by an economic meltdown overran the interim leader’s offices, and it was unclear who, if anyone, was in charge.

#colombo-sri-lanka, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #rajapaksa-mahinda, #sri-lanka, #wickremesinghe-ranil

Sri Lanka’s Acting President Has a Complicated Political History

A prime minister six times over, Ranil Wickremesinghe’s leadership has been equated with Sri Lanka’s economic ambitions as well as its collapse.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #politics-and-government, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #rajapaksa-mahinda, #sri-lanka, #wickremesinghe-ranil

Democrats Should Declare a Day of Abortion Rights

Declaring a national day for abortion rights would send a strong message.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #internal-sub-only-nl, #polls-and-public-opinion

Security Forces in China Attack Protesters Seeking Frozen Funds

After a rare mass demonstration, bank depositors demanding their money back were beaten, kicked to the ground and dragged away in the city of Zhengzhou.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #frauds-and-swindling, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #zhengzhou-china

A Year After Mass Protest, Cubans Face Stark Choice: ‘Prison or Exile’

Thousands of Cubans took to the streets last July protesting economic misery. A year later, hundreds are in jail and the financial crisis has only worsened.

#amherst-college, #cuba, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #havana-cuba, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #rodriguez-bruno

Sri Lanka’s President Confirms Plan to Resign, Prime Minister’s Office Says

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hasn’t been seen or heard from publicly since protesters stormed his official residence on Saturday. Questions loom about a power vacuum.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #politics-and-government, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #sri-lanka

Embattled Leaders in Hiding, Sri Lankans Ask: What’s Next?

Protesters in Sri Lanka roamed the halls and grounds of power without challenge as they waited to see who would take the reins of their economically devastated country.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #politics-and-government, #rajapaksa-gotabaya, #shortages, #sri-lanka

The Sunday Read: ‘The Rise and Fall of America’s Environmentalist Underground’

This year, one of the last fugitives of the Earth Liberation Front pleaded guilty to arson — at a moment when climate activists are again flirting with radical ideas.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #earth, #environment, #fugitives, #podcasts, #sustainable-living, #the-daily-radio-program

Sri Lankan Protesters Wander Halls After President Flees

Hours after protesters took control the building, it has effectively become a free museum. People stream in and admire the art as Army guards quietly patrol the halls.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #sri-lanka

Brittney Griner’s Supporters Hold Steady After Guilty Plea

Griner, the W.N.B.A. star, pleaded guilty to drug charges in Russia on Thursday. But her supporters are still determined to fight to bring her home.

#all-star-games, #basketball, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #engelbert-catherine, #griner-brittney, #hashish, #jackson-terri-carmichael, #political-prisoners, #sharpton-al, #united-states-politics-and-government

Body Camera Footage of Jayland Walker Shooting Raises Questions

Mr. Walker’s family urged calm as protests continued in Akron, Ohio.

#akron-ohio, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #walker-jayland-1996-2022

Akron Police Officers Placed on Leave After Fatal Shooting of Jayland Walker

A lawyer for the family of the victim, Jayland Walker, said he was struck dozens of times. The Ohio city braced for protests as footage of the shooting is expected to be released Sunday.

#akron-ohio, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #walker-jayland-1996-2022

Xi Jinping Tells a Muted Hong Kong That Political Power Is for Patriots

The Chinese leader’s first visit to the former British colony since a sweeping crackdown was a declaration of victory, an assertion of power and a warning to critics.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #great-britain, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

Biden Calls Supreme Court Ruling on Roe v. Wade ‘Outrageous Behavior’

The president also said for the first time that he supported ending the filibuster to codify the right to abortion.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hutchinson-cassidy, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #polls-and-public-opinion, #project-democracy, #secret-service, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

‘Let the people in’

Trump and his top aides knew that the Jan. 6 rally was likely to turn violent.

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #internal-storyline-no, #politics-and-government, #project-democracy, #state-legislatures, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Will the Jan. 6 Committee Finally Bring Down the Cult of Trump?

“I don’t f-ing care that they have weapons” — words that should jolt some of his faithful into deprogramming.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #hutchinson-cassidy, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #religious-cults, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

Lessons From the Terrible Triumph of the Anti-Abortion Movement

What pro-choice activists can learn from their enemies. 

#abortion, #battleground-movie, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

America Before and After Roe v. Wade

Three women lived through a time without Roe, and the early years after it. Their experiences working for abortion rights mimic the fight that continues today.

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision

The Final Days of Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic

The Jackson Women’s Health Organization was at the center of the case that overturned Roe v. Wade. Already, supporters are planning new ways to help women in one of the poorest spots in the nation get access to abortions.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #derzis-diane, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #fitch-lynn-1961, #jackson-miss, #jackson-womens-health-organization, #mississippi, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls

Pride March in New York Infused With New Sense of Urgency

The annual parade included joyous celebration, but the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and the threat to gay rights cast an undeniable shadow.

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #manhattan-nyc, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #womens-rights

Americans Face New Abortion Landscape in Wake of Roe Decision

Around the country, a patchwork of laws was taking hold amid protest and celebration.

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

In Ukraine and New York, Pride Must Get Political

The boundary between freedom and oppression is thin.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #eastern-europe, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lgbtq-pride-month-us, #parades, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #riga-latvia, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #ukraine, #united-states

Shared Suffering

Ukrainians are trying to confront the war’s psychological wounds even as the battles wear on.

#defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #internal-storyline-no, #politics-and-government, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Celebrity Feminism Didn’t Save Roe v. Wade

How did modern feminism lose Roe v. Wade? An answer lies in Depp v. Heard.

#metoo-movement, #abortion, #celebrities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #heard-amber, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #two-thousand-tens-decade, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

New Brand of Activist Takes Aim at Ukraine War and Climate Crisis, Together

Led by young women from Eastern Europe, they are cornering Europe’s leaders and pressing them for a total energy embargo on Russia — to end the fighting and to save the planet.

#brussels-belgium, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dominika-lasota, #eastern-europe, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-commission, #european-council, #european-parliament, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #greenpeace, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #metsola-roberta, #michel-charles-1975, #morawiecki-mateusz, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #strasbourg-france, #thunberg-greta, #total-sa, #ukraine, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #wiktoria-jedroszkowiak, #youth