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Pro-Life Advocate Behind Shocking Planned Parenthood Videos Back Home After False Arrest

American pro-life activist Troy Newman is on the board of directors of the Center for Medical Progress, which is responsible for the series of 10 videos showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling aborted babies and their body parts. Last week, he was slated to head to Australia for a pro-life speaking tour at the […]

Grace Lee Boggs, prominent activist for seven decades, dies at 100

Grace Lee Boggs, the daughter of Chinese immigrants who gained broad prominence in the labor, civil rights, black power, women's rights and environmental justice movements during her seven decades of activism, died Monday at her Detroit home. She was 100. With her late husband, James Boggs, she...

Toddler Gets Why We Need Planned Parenthood Better Than Some Adults

27 minutes agoNews : Huffington Post

Poet and activist Staceyann Chin stands with Planned Parenthood, and so does her daughter, Zuri. In a video posted on Chin's YouTube channel on Sept. 29, Chin and her daughter proudly wore "powerful pink" to show their support for Planned Parenthood. Show More Summary

Freeport-McMoRan Weighs Separation of Oil and Gas Unit

The strategic review six weeks after the activist investor Carl C. Icahn disclosed an 8.5 percent stake in the company.

News in Brief: New Anti-Drug Program Teaches Teens To Resist Psychiatrist’s Constant Pressure To Use Drugs

43 minutes agoHumor : The Onion

ALEXANDRIA, VA—As part of an effort to provide young people with the tools necessary to make responsible decisions, a coalition of the nation’s leading anti-drug activists launched a new initiative Tuesday with the goal of teaching teenagers to resist pressure from psychiatrists to use drugs. Show More Summary

Activists pipe up against US oil-transport plans

Enbridge Energy is eyeing a major pipeline in Minnesota state, but the project faces fierce environmental opposition.

‘We want him to speak up on Palestine’: Boston SJP statement on being kicked out of Bernie Sanders rally

On Saturday, October 3, members of Boston Students for Justice in Palestine were removed from a Bernie Sanders rally for holding a sign that read “Will Ya #feeltheBern 4 Palestine?”. The Sanders campaign has since said the activistsShow More Summary

EU top court: NSA spying means US servers are not a fit home for Europeans' data

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Historically, US companies have been able to get around the (relatively stringent) European data-protection rules thanks to a "Safe Harbor" agreement between the US and the EU -- but Max Schrems, an Austrian privacy activist, has successfully argued that the NSA's mass surveillance programs violate European law and invalidates the Safe Harbor. (more…)

The NYT looks at "Why Marco Rubio’s Chances Are Rising."

Nate Cohn writes:A lot has changed since April, when Marco Rubio announced his presidential bid. Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin was the top candidate of mainstream conservative activists and donors. Jeb Bush seemed like a fund-raising...Show More Summary

DuPont succumbs to activist in absentia

Ellen Kullman is retiring as chair and CEO of the $45 bln chemical giant, five months after fending off a pushy Nelson Peltz. Another profit warning and an interim boss who’s a restructuring guru suggest an abrupt transition. DuPont may have to give a breakup another hearing.

A.M. Funds Roundup: Activist Investing in Focus

Links to the best reading in funds investing: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is good news for the Market Vectors Vietnam exchange-traded fund (VNM) — Shuli Ren, Barron’s Acquiring board seats is key to successful activist investing — David Benoit and Vipal Monga, The Wall Street Journal Activism is heating up in the market for closed-end funds — Maury Fertig, Forbes Stocks […]

Watch the Trailer for Our New Series ‘Food Hacking’

Food Hacking re-imagines how people cook and eat. Join host Simon Klose on his exploration of food prepared by activists, techies, and even robots as he takes a close look at the food disruptors who are mapping out new boundaries of Japanese cuisine.

News: Morning Agenda: Activist Investors and Billion-Dollar Bets

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Activists Target NSA Facility in Germany With Drones

The activist group Intelexit launched drones near the Dagger Complex, housing the European Cryptologic Center (ECC), south of western German city of Frankfurt, to suggest to employees that they quit their jobs.

Service with a Smile

3 hours agoNews : Reason

Officials in Greenwich, Connecticut, say they are investigating whether police Capt. Mark Kordick's monitoring of anti-Common Core activist Arthur Wrotnowski violated department rules. Kordick sent an email with his signature as captain of detectives to the local school superintendent alerting him of a public forum Wrotnowski was holding. Show More Summary

Activists pelt London mayor with colourful balls as he hurries into Conservative conference

London mayor Boris Johnson was given an abrupt lesson in dodgeball Monday when he came face-to-face with a group of plastic ball-wielding protesters. The mayor was hurried into the Conservative Party Conference while a colourful torrent...Show More Summary

Why the Democratic Debate Should Focus on Climate Change

This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The pressure is on: Activists are pushing hard to make climate change a major topic in the Democratic presidential debates. Show More Summary

Labor, civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs dead at age 100

6 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Grace Lee Boggs, a longtime activist who was part of the labor, civil rights, black power, women's rights and environmental justice movements, died Monday at her Detroit home. She was 100.

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