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[PREMIERING at 4PM ET] Overturned: The End of Roe v Wade | Counterculture

In today’s episode of Counterculture, Danielle D’Souza Gill celebrates the overturning of Roe v. Wade. At the same time, we see the vitriol and hatred being spewed by pro-abortion activists as they protest not only this decision, but the Supreme Court itself. Danielle interviews abortion policy author Alexandra DeSanctis and Ethics and Public Policy Center President…


Overturned: The End of Roe v. Wade | Counterculture

In today’s episode of Counterculture, Danielle D’Souza Gill celebrates the overturning of Roe v. Wade. At the same time, we see the vitriol and hatred being spewed by pro-abortion activists as they protest not only this decision, but the Supreme Court itself. Danielle interviews abortion policy author Alexandra DeSanctis and Ethics and Public Policy Center President…


Balaclava-Clad Trans Activists Mob Women’s Group in England

A feminist group in Bristol, England, was threatened by a group of trans activists and anarchists on Sunday, with the group refuting claims made by Avon and Somerset Police that there was bad behaviour on “both sides.” On June 19, the Standing For Women group organised an event on women’s rights for its Speakers’ Corner…


UK Climate Change Activists Continue Blocking Oil Terminals

British climate change activists say they are continuing to block oil terminals at various locations across the country, following at least 34 arrests. Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion began to obstruct 10 sites in the Midlands and southern England on Friday, April 1, gluing themselves to roads, locking themselves to oil drums and to…


Report: Dozens of El Salvador Journalists, Activists Hacked

MEXICO CITY—Dozens of journalists and human rights defenders in El Salvador had their cellphones repeatedly hacked with sophisticated spyware over the past year and a half, an internet watchdog said Wednesday. Reporting on its latest findings about use of the Israeli firm NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab said it had…


Climate Activists Block Sen. Manchin’s Car, Demanding Change

Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) car was blocked by climate change protesters Thursday, who were calling for the moderate senator to sign President Joe Biden’s trillion-dollar Build Back Better Act. Manchin was shown in a video walking from his houseboat residence on the Potomac River to a garage. Activists surround the senator yelling, “We want to…


Eco-Activists Take Road-Blocking Campaign to More English Cities

Ec-activists from Insulate Britain have been arrested as they launched fresh demonstrations near London, Birmingham and Manchester. The group said on Nov. 2 that around 60 demonstrators descended on junction 23 of the M25 near London, junction 6 of the M56 in Manchester and the A4400 in Birmingham on Tuesday morning. The London and Manchester…


Hong Kong Convicts Second Person Under National Security Law

HONG KONG—Hong Kong has convicted a second person under its sweeping national security law for chanting pro-independence slogans, amid a political clampdown in the city. Ma Chun-man was convicted of inciting secession on Monday after he was found to have chanted slogans such as “Hong Kong independence, the only way out” on 20 occasions between…


14 Chinese Activists Seek Candidacy in Beijing District Election in Bid to ‘Speak for the People’

Fourteen Chinese activists in China’s capital are presenting themselves as independent candidates in the local People’s Congress election, posing a challenge to the ruling Party that has long kept a tight grip over the twice-a-decade event. Most of them have experienced have had firsthand experience of the harshness of authoritarian control, but say they hope…


Rights Activists Urge Boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

ATHENS, Greece—Human rights activists urged international governments, sponsors, and athletes on Tuesday to boycott what they called China’s “genocide games” as Greek officials handed over the Olympic flame to 2022 Beijing Winter Games organizers. Activist groups, which also disrupted the flame lighting ceremony in southern Greece on Monday, accused the International Olympic Committee of granting…