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Amnesty chief: Trump factor helping human rights campaigns

Oct. 5, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leader of Amnesty International said human rights movements are being galvanized globally by the actions of U.S. President Donald Trump. Kumi Naidoo, who took over as Amnesty's secretary general last month, told The Associated Press in an interview that Trump administration...

Walkout teachers now in a drive to win US statehouse posts

Oct. 3, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

Last September, school speech therapist Kathy Hoffman was settling into the new academic year, working with youngsters in her small classroom behind a playground at Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School in a blue-collar neighborhood outside Phoenix. This year, the political novice is gone from her classroom and on the...

Mexico commemorates '68 massacre with flag at half-staff

Oct. 2, 2018 1:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities raised a giant, iconic Mexican flag to half-mast in Mexico City's main square Tuesday in commemoration of the 1968 massacre of student protesters by army troops 50 years ago. Students and surviving leaders of the 1968 student democracy movement attended the ceremonies marking...

Tears and raw fury: Kavanaugh hearing makes for riveting TV

Sep. 27, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's political divide and the burgeoning #MeToo movement played out in a riveting daytime drama Thursday before millions of Americans who tuned in to the Capitol Hill hearing on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Raw fury, tears, sex, alcohol, power and partisanship — it...

Klan roots to civil rights leader: Film tells Alabama story

Sep. 23, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The cinematic story of the son of a Klansman becoming a leading student figure in the civil rights movement is moving ahead, with filming planned in Alabama. "Son of the South" will begin shooting in November in Montgomery, the Montgomery Advertiser reported . The movie will be...

Bannon dubs the far-right Europe's "new elite" patriots

Sep. 22, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon declared Saturday that far-right "patriots" are the "new elite" of Europe as he brought his push for a trans-national, anti-European Union drive to Italy. The ex-aide to U.S. President Donald Trump addressed a forum in Rome organized by a small far-right...

Kavanaugh's accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

Sep. 18, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter sent Tuesday to the panel. The lawyers wrote that...

Steve Bannon: Time's Up is most powerful political movement

Sep. 15, 2018 4:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former chief strategist says he's surprised the #MeToo movement hasn't had more impact on corporate America. Steve Bannon says he thinks Time's Up is "the single most powerful potential political movement in the world." Bannon spoke Saturday in New York during an...

Column: A seminal game that hardly anyone knows about

Sep. 14, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It was a seminal moment in the civil rights movement. In hindsight, one of the most significant games in American history. Yet most people have never heard the baseball story. Not even Hank Aaron, who is all too familiar with this nation's resistance to racial equality. "I didn't know...

Thai authorities see T-shirts as proof of sedition

Sep. 11, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government has arrested alleged sympathizers of a tiny political movement advocating the abolishment of the constitutional monarchy, seizing as evidence T-shirts bearing the group's logo of a red and white flag. The legal aid group Thai Lawyers for Human Rights said...