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Climate protesters in Italy target Botticelli painting

Botticelli's painting "The Birth of Venus" on Tuesday has become the latest piece of art to be the focus of climate protests. Two activists from the Last Generation group in Italy stuck...

Myanmar's Buddhists and Christians join fight against junta

Young fighters with the "Chinland Defense Forces" pack the floor of a tarpaulin-walled room at their mountain base on a Saturday evening, chanting over Buddhist texts illuminated by candles ...

After ruling, LGBTQ+ communities in Russia brace for worst

In response to a classified motion brought by the Justice Ministry, on November 30 Russia's Supreme Court classified the "international LGBT social movement" as an "extremist" ...

Russia's top court bans LGBTQ activism as 'extremist'

Russia's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to designate LGBTQ activists as "extremists" and ban their activities, in the latest move against expressions of sexual orientations and genders ...

Tibetan activist Chemi Lhamo speaks at Oslo Freedom Forum in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tibetan activist Chemi Lhamo was born “stateless” in neighboring India as the 1959 Tibetan Uprising led to the mass migration of 100,000 people at the hands of...

Vietnam: Why climate activism can be a risky business

Vietnam has committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but climate activists still want the Vietnamese government to change its environmental policies and significantly reduce the countr...

Cambodia bars Right Livelihood winners from travel to awards

Cambodia has barred three winners of this year's Right Livelihood Awards from travel to Sweden for the award ceremony, organizers have said. Environmental activist group Mother Nature Cambodia we...

India: Will Khalistan become an election issue for Modi?

The fallout of the ongoing diplomatic dispute between India and Canada over the killing of a Sikh separatist is providing an important political narrative ahead of general elections scheduled for May....

Hong Kong exiled activists silenced online as surveillance rises

Unlike most 27-year-olds, Chung Ching Kwong does not want any of her life shared on social media. Both her and her loved ones' safety and freedom are at stake, said Kwong, who left Hong Kong in...

India-Canada tensions shine light on complexities of Sikh activism in the diaspora

The shocking accusation this week by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that India may have been behind the assassination of a Sikh separatist leader in British Columbia has raised several complex...

Quavo steps up advocacy against gun violence after his nephew Takeoff's shooting death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The trauma Migos rapper Quavo suffered after witnessing his nephew Takeoff being gunned down last year is a disturbing sight he doesn’t want anyone else to experience. ...

Who was Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the Sikh activist whose killing has divided Canada and India?

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Sikh independence advocate whose killing two months ago is at the center of a widening breach between India and Canada, was called a human rights activist by S...

In Chile, justice eludes victims of Catholic clergy sex abuse years after the crisis exploded

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Soon after she learned what happened, Helmut Kramer’s mother grabbed a pair of scissors and cut the priest out of photographs from her son’s baptism. “She kept the...

Brussels backs 10-year extension of controversial glyphosate

The European Commission has proposed extending approval of the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, long manufactured under the name Roundup, by 10 years. Approval in the European Union for the agri...

Colombia's president has a plan for 'total peace.' But militias aren't putting down their guns yet

BUENAVENTURA, Colombia (AP) — Officers wade through rows of abandoned wooden homes teetering above a mangrove-cloaked river – one of the key channels used by gangs to move drugs and weapons through th...