Political movements

Leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) sit before an audience of former guerrillas as they lead the FARC's National Congress in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Aug, 27, 2017. The nation's once largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party as part of a historic peace deal signed last year. The accords guarantee the ex-combatants 10 seats in Congress. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
August 27, 2017 - 3:03 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — After more than five decades of battle in Colombia's jungles, the nation's largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party Sunday at a concrete convention center in the capital, vowing to upend the country's traditional conservatism with the creation of an...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, Juliana, a 20-year-old rebel fighter for the 36th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, rests from a trek in the northwest Andes of Colombia, in Antioquia state. A battle is brewing between Colombia’s chief prosecutor and what was recently the nation’s largest rebel group over just how much money and property it owns as the former guerrillas transition into becoming a political party. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia submitted a list of belongings on August 2017, that included farms, cattle and items as miniscule as mops and juice squeezers as required under a peace agreement earlier this month (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
August 27, 2017 - 10:40 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — After more than five decades of battle in Colombia's jungles, the nation's largest rebel movement initiated the launch of its political party Sunday at a concrete convention center in the capital, vowing to upend the country's traditional conservatism with the creation of an...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2016 file photo, human rights activist and former vice president, Lenin Moreno, from left, then Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, and Vice President Jorge Glas, sing during the Alianza PAIS party convention where Moreno was chosen as the ruling party presidential candidate, and Glas as his running mate, in Quito, Ecuador. Moreno stripped Glas, his vice president, of much of his authority Thursday, Aug. 3, 3017, over corruption allegations that emerged amid a battle for power within their ruling leftist coalition. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa, File)
August 03, 2017 - 5:06 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno stripped his vice president of his authority Thursday over corruption allegations that emerged amid a battle for power within their ruling leftist coalition. In a signed decree, Moreno said he was withdrawing all the tasks that had been...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 photo, a United Auto Workers member encourages employees to vote for the union at an entrance to the Nissan vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Miss. Voting started Thursday in Mississippi among 3,700 employees who are deciding whether the UAW union should bargain for them with Nissan Motor Co. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 03, 2017 - 11:17 am
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Workers at Nissan Motor Co.'s Mississippi assembly plant cast ballots Thursday to decide whether to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. The voting by 3,700 assembly and maintenance workers began before dawn inside the plant. The National Labor Relations Board will...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, photo, actor and human rights activist Danny Glover addresses UAW members and Nissan employees at the UAW Canton, Miss., headquarters during a work rally, near the Nissan vehicle assembly plant. Glover participated in the small rally to maintain workers' morale, while UAW workers set up an informational line outside employee entrances at the Nissan plant. In voting that begins early Thursday, Aug. 3, some 3,700 direct employees at Nissan Motor Co.'s car and truck assembly plant in Canton will decide whether they want a union. The polls close at 7 p.m., local time on Friday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 03, 2017 - 3:46 am
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — It's now up to workers at Nissan's Mississippi assembly plant to decide if they will be represented by the United Auto Workers union. Voting began inside the plant at 2 a.m. Thursday in the election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board. Ballots can be cast until 7 p...
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August 03, 2017 - 12:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Filmmakers have joined the national conversation about race, policing and social protest, and will gather this week in Philadelphia to showcase stories of global struggle at the sixth annual BlackStar Film Festival. The black cinema showcase opening Thursday features more than a...
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In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, photo, actor and human rights activist Danny Glover addresses UAW members and Nissan employees at the UAW Canton, Miss., headquarters during a work rally, near the Nissan vehicle assembly plant. Glover participated in the small rally to maintain workers' morale, while UAW workers set up an informational line outside employee entrances at the Nissan plant. In voting that begins early Thursday, Aug. 3, some 3,700 direct employees at Nissan Motor Co.'s car and truck assembly plant in Canton will decide whether they want a union. The polls close at 7 p.m., local time on Friday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 02, 2017 - 5:10 pm
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The 3,700 employees at Nissan's factory in Mississippi have been shown anti-union videos on the job. For weeks now, they've been lobbied by their supervisors, lectured to by politicians and been visited at home by union organizers. They've seen the rallies, pickets, yard signs...
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In this image taken from June 3, 2008, video, Liu Xiaobo speaks during an interview before his detention in Beijing, China. The hospital treating ailing Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu says his condition is now critical and doctors are in "active rescue" mode for China's best-known political prisoner. The First Hospital of China Medical University said in a statement Monday, July 10, 2017, that Liu, who has liver cancer, is suffering from a severely swollen stomach, low blood pressure and poor kidney function. An MRI scan also revealed growing cancer lesions(AP Photo)
July 10, 2017 - 9:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese doctors worked urgently Monday to save critically ill Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, as the government hardened its position against growing pleas to allow China's best-known political prisoner to leave for treatment overseas. A stark update issued by Liu's hospital...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2010 file photo, a police officer stands guard beside a picture of jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo outside the Chinese government liaison office in Hong Kong. Jailed Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu has been released on medical parole after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
June 26, 2017 - 9:47 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, authorities and his friends say. The deteriorating health of China's best-known political prisoner was immediately met with...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2010 file photo, a police officer stands guard beside a picture of jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo outside the Chinese government liaison office in Hong Kong. Jailed Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu has been released on medical parole after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
June 26, 2017 - 10:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his former lawyer said Monday. The deteriorating health of China's best-known political prisoner was immediately met with...
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