Tag: Activist

Disability Rights Activist Faces Supreme Court Showdown over Hotel Accessibility Lawsuits

Disability Rights Activist Faces Supreme Court Showdown over Hotel Accessibility Lawsuits

Disability rights activist Deborah Laufer has filed hundreds of federal lawsuits claiming that hotels fail to disclose accessibility information on their websites, which can make traveling harder for those with a disability that may require a wheelchair. However, on Monday, the Supreme Court took a case that could cause problems for her crusade.

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Detained by Police at Coal Mine Protest

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Detained by Police at Coal Mine Protest

Climate activist, Greta Thurnberg has been detained by the German police at a protest over the expansion of a coal mine in a west German village of Lützerath. Thurberg, among thousands of other activists and protesters, took part in a weekend long demonstration against the razing of the German village that would make way for an expansion of the Garzweiler lignite coal mine, owned by European energy giant RWE. According to RWE, once the eviction is complete, they plan to build a 1.5 kilometer perimeter fence around the village which would seal off the village buildings, sewers, and streets before they are demolished.

Sacheen Littlefeather, Activist Who Rejected Brando’s Oscar, Dies at 75

Sacheen Littlefeather, Activist Who Rejected Brando’s Oscar, Dies at 75

Sacheen Littlefeather, the Apache civil rights activist and actress who rejected Marlon Brando’s Best Actor award on his behalf at the 45th Academy Awards in 1973, has died at the age of 75. Her death was announced Sunday (Oct. 2) by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. According to a statement from her family, Littlefeather died peacefully at her home in Marin Country, California.

House Committee Conflicted on Making Criminal Referral on Donald Trump

House Committee Conflicted on Making Criminal Referral on Donald Trump

There is enough evidence to bring Donald Trump into discussion of the January 6th riot, but something is holding the House Committee back. The January 6th panel feels that by making a referral to the justice Department, the plans would backfire because it would mean politicizing in digging deeper into the Capitol attack.

Truckers Head to Their Mission in Washington, D.C.

Truckers Head to Their Mission in Washington, D.C.

The recent Canadian protest tackled on COVID-19 restriction issues that take a toll on jobs, families, and other livelihoods in Canada. People feel that they should not need to be vaccinated, thus sparking inspiration for some of America’s upcoming protests. Many Americans who followed these values largely funded the Canadian campaign in Ottawa, allowing them to get food, shelter, and transportation for free.

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