Advocates

JERUSALEM | NZ activists dismiss Israel court order over Lorde concert

JERUSALEM — Two New Zealand activists dismiss an Israeli court order to pay damages for allegedly helping persuade pop singer Lorde to cancel a performance in Israel. The women say the ruling aims “to intimidate Israel’s critics.” Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab said on Friday that instead of paying the $12,000 damages to Israeli ticketholders … Continue reading JERUSALEM | NZ activists dismiss Israel court order over Lorde concert

MISSOULA, Mont. | Wildlife groups scramble for new way to block grizzly hunts

MISSOULA, Mont.  — Wildlife advocates scrambled Thursday to find a new way to block grizzly bear hunts set to begin this weekend after a judge said he wouldn’t immediately restore federal protections on the bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen’s delayed ruling prompted the advocates to hurriedly draft … Continue reading MISSOULA, Mont. | Wildlife groups scramble for new way to block grizzly hunts

DETROIT | Travel ban ruling stirs dismay among immigrants, advocates

DETROIT — Maryam Bahramipanah is torn between staying with her husband, who came to Michigan from their native Iran, and returning home to see her mother, who suffered a stroke. With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday to uphold President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, she expects that she can’t … Continue reading DETROIT | Travel ban ruling stirs dismay among immigrants, advocates

Shooting survivors become advocates for stronger weapon laws

PARKLAND, Fla./February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Dead bodies were still inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when survivors of this week’s shooting began speaking out about gun violence. It seemed as if the teens had stepped straight from the bullet-scarred school into the nation’s gun debate. Rather than retreating back into their private lives, the … Continue reading Shooting survivors become advocates for stronger weapon laws

Standoff rancher draws advocates’ ire, supporters’ cheers

LAS VEGAS/January 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Nevada rancher who led a 2014 armed standoff with government agents spoke Wednesday saying that it’s up to people in states, not the federal officials, to manage vast expanses of rangeland in the U.S. West. To conservative followers, the plainspoken 71-year-old Cliven Bundy is an icon. He told them … Continue reading Standoff rancher draws advocates’ ire, supporters’ cheers

Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public

ATLANTA /December 25,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she showed up in court earlier this month, but she and her lawyers say the citation … Continue reading Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public