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Beto O’Rourke Discusses Gun Violence with Newtown Community

Beto O’Rourke Discusses Gun Violence with Newtown Community

Jennifer Korn, Student Life Editor

November 13, 2019

Former U.S. presidential candidate Beto O' Rourke visited Newton on Oct. 30, and talked about gun violence. (O'Rourke dropped out of the presidential race two days after the event. The New York Times  reported that O'Rourke withdrew from the race because of a lack of funding.) Local gun law activ...

Whalers, activists clash again off Antarctica

Maideline Sanchez

February 8, 2010

From the Associated Press SYDNEY - Anti-whaling ship the Bob Barker and a Japanese harpoon boat collided in icy Antarctic waters in the second major clash this year in increasingly aggressive confrontations between conservationists and the whaling fleet. No one was injured in the clash Saturday,...

Whalers, activists clash again off Antarctica

Maideline Sanchez

February 7, 2010

From the Associated Press by Rohan Sullivan SYDNEY – Anti-whaling ship the Bob Barker and a Japanese harpoon boat collided in icy Antarctic waters in the second major clash this year in increasingly aggressive confrontations between conservationists and the whaling fleet. No one was injured in...

Japanese whalers clash with militant activists

Maideline Sanchez

December 23, 2009

From the Associated Press by Rod McGuirk CANBERRA, Australia – Japanese whalers and militant conservationists have clashed in the Antarctic Ocean over two days, with weapons including water cannon, blinding lasers and bottles of rancid acid, both sides said Wednesday. Each accused the other of coming ...

Mexico links animal activists to car burnings

Maideline Sanchez

December 22, 2009

From the Associated Press MEXICO CITY – Investigators have found evidence linking an animal rights group to homemade bombs that burned seven vehicles in Mexico City, a prosecutor said Wednesday. The symbol of a local version of the Animal Liberation Front was found painted near the attacks in ...

Stakes are high in Maine’s vote on gay marriage

Liz De La Torre

November 2, 2009

From The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine – Bolstered by out-of-state money and volunteers, both sides jockeyed Monday to boost turnout for a Maine referendum that could give gay-rights activists in the U.S. their first victory at the ballot box on the deeply divisive issue of same-sex marriage. ...

Group wants 83 coral species listed as endangered

Maideline Sanchez

October 21, 2009

From the Associated Press HONOLULU – Environmental activists are petitioning the federal government to put 83 coral species on the endangered species list. They say global warming and ocean acidification are threatening the corals with extinction. The Center for Biological Diversity said Tuesday th...

Gay rights advocates march on DC, divided on Obama

Liz De La Torre

October 11, 2009

From The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Thousands of gay and lesbian activists marched Sunday from the White House to the Capitol, demanding that President Barack Obama keep his promises to allow gays to serve openly in the military and allow same-sex marriages. Rainbow flags and homemade signs dotted...

Activists dressed as seals arrested at embassy

Maideline Sanchez

September 16, 2009

From the Associated Press WASHINGTON – Three animal rights activists protesting seal hunting have been arrested in front of the Canadian embassy in Washington. U.S. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says officers arrested three members of PETA Wednesday morning on charges of disorderly con...

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