Mail.com: Political movements https://www.mail.com/subjects/24474-political-movements.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Political movements https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/subjects/24474-political-movements.html Duke Energy spars with Civil Rights museum over power bills https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5185342-duke-energy-spars-with-civil-rights-museum-power-b.html GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The nation's largest utility already turned off the lights during Black History Month at a museum honoring the lunch-counter sit-in that sparked the 1960s civil rights movement. Now it's threatening to cut off the power altogether if the museum doesn't pay thousands more each month to cover the possibility of delinquent payments. "... Thu, 11 May 2017 17:51:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5185342-duke-energy-spars-with-civil-rights-museum-power-b.html 2017-05-11T17:51:00Z New Hamas chief tours native Gaza, highlights power shift https://www.mail.com/news/world/5175378-hamas-chief-tours-native-gaza-highlights-power-shi.html GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The newly elected leader of Hamas paid tribute in Gaza on Monday to Palestinian prisoners being held in Israel, his first appearance in the new role and a sign of the group's internal power shift from the diaspora to the Hamas-ruled territory. Since the Palestinian group's founding 30 years ago, its top leaders had moved betwe... Mon, 08 May 2017 17:17:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5175378-hamas-chief-tours-native-gaza-highlights-power-shi.html 2017-05-08T17:17:00Z Neglected US civil rights church is returned to its glory https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5087286-neglected-us-civil-rights-church-returned-to-glory.html MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A 19th century church in Tennessee that fell into disrepair despite the notable role it played in the civil rights movement is now being resurrected. With its tall tower and multicolored stained glass windows, the Clayborn Temple in downtown Memphis was the home base for the sanitation workers strike that brought civil rights leader Martin Luther King. ... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 19:26:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5087286-neglected-us-civil-rights-church-returned-to-glory.html 2017-04-03T19:26:00Z Florida prosecutor's anti-death penalty stand surprises many https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5046354-florida-prosecutors-anti-death-penalty-stand-surpr.html ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida prosecutor who thrust herself into the forefront of the anti-death penalty movement is a political novice who was elected just seven months ago. Aramis Ayala, a Democrat and former public defender and assistant state attorney, surprised many of her own supporters when she announced this week that her office would no longer seek capital punish... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:05:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5046354-florida-prosecutors-anti-death-penalty-stand-surpr.html 2017-03-18T06:05:00Z New to the job, prosecutor takes on anti-death penalty fight https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5043584-to-job-prosecutor-takes-anti-death-penalty-fight.html ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida prosecutor who thrust herself into the forefront of the anti-death penalty movement is a political novice who was elected just seven months ago. Aramis Ayala, a Democrat and former public defender and assistant state attorney, surprised many of her own supporters when she announced this week that her office would no longer seek capital punish... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:00:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5043584-to-job-prosecutor-takes-anti-death-penalty-fight.html 2017-03-17T22:00:00Z Hungary: Group which led Olympic bid retreat enters politics https://www.mail.com/news/world/5012010-hungary-group-which-led-olympic-bid-retreat-enters.html BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Momentum Movement, a new group in Hungary whose push for a referendum made Budapest withdraw its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, said Sunday it has become a political party. Over 140 party members voted unanimously at a general meeting on Saturday in favor of the decision and party officials will launch the legal registrat... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 12:51:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5012010-hungary-group-which-led-olympic-bid-retreat-enters.html 2017-03-05T12:51:00Z Museum to host exhibit of Latina's civil rights photography https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/5008446-museum-to-host-exhibit-latinas-civil-rights-photog.html ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mexican-American photographer Maria Varela was present at some of the most dramatic moments of the Civil Rights Movement, capturing images of voting rights demonstrations in Alabama and efforts to create Head Start programs in poor, rural areas. As one of the few Latinas involved in the black Civil Rights Movement, historians say,... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/5008446-museum-to-host-exhibit-latinas-civil-rights-photog.html 2017-03-03T19:30:00Z Unlikely allies fight fees threatening civil rights march https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4989816-unlikely-allies-fight-fees-threatening-civil-right.html BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Black people who celebrate the civil rights movement and white people who commemorate the Civil War are suddenly finding themselves fighting on the same side in historic Selma, Alabama: against City Hall. Both groups say the city is squeezing them with demands for thousands of dollars in up-front payments to stage annual events tha... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:28:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4989816-unlikely-allies-fight-fees-threatening-civil-right.html 2017-02-24T00:28:00Z New book spurs call for fresh probe of Emmett Till lynching https://www.mail.com/news/world/4956792-book-spurs-call-fresh-probe-emmett-till-lynching.html BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The horrific 1955 Mississippi slaying of Emmett Till, which helped trigger the modern civil rights movement, should be re-investigated now that a key witness is quoted as saying she lied about what the black teen said and did before he was lynched, Till's relatives say. Two of Till's cousins, Wheeler Parker and Deborah Watts, said ... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:46:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/4956792-book-spurs-call-fresh-probe-emmett-till-lynching.html 2017-02-08T21:46:00Z The Latest: Trump appeal: Aliens lack constitutional rights https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4947734-latest-trump-appeal-aliens-lack-constitutional-rig.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the reaction to a court order blocking U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries (all times Eastern): 1:30 p.m. The Justice Department has appealed a judge's order blocking his travel ban at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisc... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 06:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4947734-latest-trump-appeal-aliens-lack-constitutional-rig.html 2017-02-05T06:37:00Z Activists gain resolve from civil rights vets post-election https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4854594-activists-gain-resolve-civil-rights-vets-post-elec.html ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It became clear to Javier Benavidez that Donald Trump would win the presidency around 2 a.m. after polls closed on Election Day. The Albuquerque activist had helped organize two anti-Trump protests in New Mexico and strongly opposed the Republican's views on immigration. He went to bed around 4 a.m. and expected to be depressed fo... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 19:52:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4854594-activists-gain-resolve-civil-rights-vets-post-elec.html 2016-12-23T19:52:00Z In Colombia, hundreds of jailed rebels await amnesty law https://www.mail.com/news/world/4850706-colombia-hundreds-jailed-rebels-await-amnesty-law.html BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Some 4,000 jailed Colombian guerrillas are waiting anxiously on an amnesty bill that would allow them to leave behind long prison sentences and rejoin their comrades as part of a peace deal. The amnesty is the first legislative initiative to emerge from the accord between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and the... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:05:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/4850706-colombia-hundreds-jailed-rebels-await-amnesty-law.html 2016-12-22T05:05:00Z