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Russia's Pussy Riot activists stand up for Hong Kong freedoms

Asia Pacific Nov 4, 2018

Russia's Pussy Riot activists stand up for Hong Kong freedoms

Members of the Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot joined Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners Saturday to defend freedom of expression as Beijing tightens its grip on the semiautonomous city. Two members of the Russian group spoke alongside leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong at ...

The Google walkout is a new kind of worker activism

Business | FOCUS Nov 3, 2018

The Google walkout is a new kind of worker activism

by Noah Feldman

The global walkout by Google workers, a response to Alphabet Inc.'s reported protection of executives accused of sexual misconduct, may be a harbinger of something new in employer-employee relations: empowered workers' moral-political protest directed as much against the general culture as against management. Although the ...

Iraqis protesting poor public services burn Iranian Consulate in Basra

World Sep 8, 2018

Iraqis protesting poor public services burn Iranian Consulate in Basra

Protesters stormed the Iranian Consulate in Iraq's southern city of Basra on Friday, turning their wrath on Iraq's powerful neighbor after five days of deadly demonstrations in which government buildings have been ransacked and torched. Demonstrators broke in and began damaging the offices, shouting condemnation ...

One by one, rebel chiefs in east Ukraine are slain

World Sep 1, 2018

One by one, rebel chiefs in east Ukraine are slain

Eastern Ukrainian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko has become the latest rebel official to die in a series of apparent murders, slain Friday in an explosion in a cafe in the city of Donetsk. Since the start of the conflict between the Moscow-backed separatists in the ...