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Broadway stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Platt release #MarchforOurLives song

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two of Broadway's biggest stars teamed up to release a song on Monday in support of the March for Our Lives gun control movement started by students at a Florida high school.

What's next for the movement against gun violence

A generation of students raised in the shadow of gun violence is sending a loud and united message to lawmakers: Enough is enough.


Yemen's Houthis and Saudi Arabia in secret talks to end war: sources

ADEN/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and its adversaries in Yemen's armed Houthi movement are holding secret talks to try to end a three-year-old war that has unleashed the world's worst humanitarian crisis, diplomats and Yemeni political sources said.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: The City’s Claim to Shakespeare

Thursday: Signs of Shakespeare in the city, race and the #MeToo movement, and literary leftovers.


Italy's League leader opens door to government deal with 5-Star

ROME (Reuters) - The leader of Italy's eurosceptic League said on Wednesday a government deal with the anti-system 5-Star Movement was possible after an inconclusive election, raising the prospect of two radical groups running the country.

Shields, Brooke

Nothing Comes Between Brooke Shields and Her New Line for QVC

You may expect the mature Ms. Shields to claim the status of poster woman for the #MeToo movement, calling out a list of predatory studio honchos. Nope.


U.S. students to abandon class for 17 minutes to protest gun violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Students will walk out of classrooms across the United States on Wednesday to demand tighter gun safety laws, joining a movement spearheaded by student survivors from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last month.


In the New ‘Tomb Raider,’ How Lara Croft Became Lara Croft

Amid the #MeToo movement, the franchise is trying to clear up long-running debates about Lara Croft. Now she’s still tough, but also a bit of a screw-up.


Italy's League and 5-Star attack EU budget rules after vote

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's far-right League party and the 5-Star Movement, which both performed strongly in this month's inconclusive national election, attacked European Union budget rules on Tuesday, saying they must be overhauled.

Oprah tells Parkland students how to strategize

Oprah Winfrey told CNN's Van Jones that she advised the survivors of the Florida school shooting to have a strategy behind their marches, similar to the way Civil Rights leaders organized their movement.

Van Jones: Women in prison deserve better than this

There is a powerful movement taking shape to stand up on behalf of some of our country's most silenced and vulnerable women -- the more than 200,000 women and girls who live behind bars in our prisons and jails. That movement has shown its strength from the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C. to the Arizona state Capitol in Phoenix, and beyond.

Immigration and Emigration

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Can’t Stop the Sanctuary Movement

A Supreme Court case from the ’90s clearly establishes California’s right to stay out of federal deportation efforts.


Italian election lays bare gaping north-south divide

ROME (Reuters) - Long divided along economic lines, Italy is now also politically cleft after Sunday's elections, with the anti-elite 5-Star Movement triumphing in the underdeveloped south and the right predominating in the wealthy north.

Why don't we all just spring forward and stay there, like Florida?

The news Wednesday night that lawmakers in Florida were more united around instituting daylight savings year-round than they were around new gun laws likely does not presage a new and overriding national movement to spring forward and stay there, like Florida wants to.


Italy's 5-Star readies proposals to other parties for government deal

ROME (Reuters) - The leader of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said on Friday his party was preparing economic policy proposals for other parties as a way of finding common ground to form a government after Sunday's inconclusive election.

Oprah Winfrey's hope for the #MeToo movement

Oprah Winfrey discussed some of her past interactions with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein in a wide ranging interview with Gwyneth Paltrow published Thursday.

Krauss, Lawrence M

Arizona State Suspends Lawrence Krauss During Inquiry Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Dr. Krauss, a leading figure in the “skeptics” movement, was placed on paid leave and barred from campus after a report was published by BuzzFeed.

West Virginia teachers launched a movement


Cosby lawyers want other accusers barred at retrial as #MeToo looms

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Allowing 19 other women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault to testify at his retrial would unfairly prejudice jurors, especially against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, his lawyers told a judge on Tuesday.


South Korean provincial governor resigns over sexual assault claim

SEOUL (Reuters) - An up-and-coming South Korean provincial governor announced his resignation on Tuesday, just hours after an aide accused him of repeated sexual assault, as the snowballing #MeToo movement rattled the country's political establishment.


Oscars 2018: A Pledge for Diversity

After a year in Hollywood marked by the #MeToo movement and Time's Up, this year's Academy Awards were dominated by calls for more diversity and inclusivity for women, people of color, immigrants and minorities.


Oscars show salutes #MeToo movement, diversity in film

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Women filmmakers and artists of color celebrated a year of diversity at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, saluting the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and urging under-represented artists to seize the momentum.


Italy's 5-Star rallies voters as rivals fret

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's 5-Star Movement told roaring supporters it was close to winning a looming election at the end of campaigning on Friday as its main rivals worried about the anti-establishment party's popularity.


Weinstein-accuser Argento turns ire on Berlusconi before Italy poll

ROME (Reuters) - When actor and director Asia Argento accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, she helped inspire the #MeToo movement. But in her native Italy, Argento met with considerable scorn.

#MeToo Movement

How Do You Solve a Problem Like ‘Manhattan’?

Since the #MeToo movement, Woody Allen’s classic 1979 film has gone through a less-than-flattering reassessment.


Italy's 5-Star rallies voters as center-right frets

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's 5-Star Movement closed its election campaign with an upbeat rally in Rome on Friday after leaders on the center-right, its biggest rival, were caught on an open microphone bemoaning the anti-establishment party's popularity.

Gun Control

Anti-Gun Movement Is Infecting an Outdoor Brand’s Other Products

Two retail chains, REI and Mountain Equipment, have suspended orders for items like bike helmets and water bottles from Vista Outdoor because it also makes assault-style rifles.


5-Star, League may score surprise gains in Italy's election: pollsters

ROME (Reuters) - The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League could do better than expected in Italy's election on Sunday and the head of the anti-immigrant League could be in a position to become the next prime minister, pollsters say.The 5-Star Movement was already the leading single party according to all opinion polls issued before their publication was banned two weeks ago, with around 28 percent of the vote.


Airbus wants Brexit clarity as it faces higher spending

PARIS (Reuters) - A senior Airbus executive has urged Britain's government to provide clarity on post-Brexit customs rules as the planemaker faces an immediate rise in spending to start preparing for possible delays in the movement of parts.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Preparing for What Could Be an Unpredictable Oscars

Friday: The #MeToo movement mixes with tight award races, the Weinstein Company will be sold after all, and a look back at the Golden Gate Bridge’s groundbreaking.


The Carpetbagger: What to Expect (and Not Expect) at the Oscars

The ceremony on Sunday will probably refer to the #MeToo movement, but supporters of the Time’s Up initiative aren’t planning any red-carpet actions.

Bannon respects the Time's Up movement

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon respects the Time's Up movement against sexual harassment, even if he doesn't agree with it, and says he's taking a cue from the movement as he forms a new political organization.


Italy's 5-Star presents would-be cabinet team ahead of election

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's 5-Star Movement has named its team of ministers if it is asked to form a government after Sunday's election, an unusual move aimed at stealing a march on its rivals and showing voters it is ready for power.


French actresses launch own 'Time's Up' with white ribbons

PARIS (Reuters) - Over 100 actresses and film professionals in France, including Vanessa Paradis and Diane Kruger, launched their own movement on Wednesday against sexual violence, and said they would sport white ribbons at a French awards event this week.

Shooting survivor has more Twitter followers than the NRA

Emma González, a student at the helm of a burgeoning pro-gun control youth movement that erupted after a shooter killed 17 of her classmates and others in Parkland, Florida, now has more Twitter followers than the National Rifle Association.

Gun Control

Big and Small, N.R.A. Boycott Efforts Come Together in Gun Debate

From individual Twitter posts to orchestrated efforts by advocacy groups, the protests against the gun lobby have coalesced into a powerful movement.


With patchwork and peace signs, Dior channels 1960s protest spirit

PARIS (Reuters) - Christian Dior paid homage to the youth movements of the 1960s on Tuesday with an explosion of color on the catwalk, as models in baker boy caps and vibrant patchwork designs walked...


U.S. top court to mull rules on what voters can wear to polls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Political activist Andy Cilek arrived at his local polling site in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, on Election Day in 2010 wearing a T-shirt touting the conservative Tea Party movement with the words "Don't Tread on Me" as well as a button stating, "Please I.D. Me."

Graham, Franklin

Billy Graham Warned Against Embracing a President. His Son Has Gone Another Way.

Evangelicals like Franklin Graham are locked in a tight embrace with the president and the Republican Party. Some are now asking if the movement has gone astray.

First lady 'heartened' by student activists

First lady Melania Trump spoke out Monday about the student movement for action on guns in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead and launched a national conversation on gun violence.

Lewinsky sees 'problematic' issue of consent in Clinton affair

In a new essay for Vanity Fair, Monica Lewinsky said the #MeToo movement has forced her to confront the power dynamics of her 1990s affair with then-President Bill Clinton.

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: The Left is Energized. Now It Needs to Vote.

Progressives don’t vote as often as conservatives do, which makes turnout the biggest opportunity for the new progressive movement.


Alibaba turns heads as it joins Games sponsorship waltz

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Olympic movement's new Chinese global sponsor, e-commerce group Alibaba, came to the Pyeongchang Winter Games promising to revolutionize the experience for spectators, from buying tickets to souvenirs.

Opinion: The NRA's worst nightmare is here

It feels like the early days of the #MeToo movement, which caused a cultural shift regarding sexual misconduct -- but this time, the problem at hand is gun violence, and the movement is called #NeverAgain. And this time, the courageous individuals leading the effort for change are teenagers from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Conservative Political Action Conference

Op-Ed Contributor: I’m Glad I Got Booed at CPAC

I spoke the truth for the sake of every conservative disgusted by what has happened to our movement.


Anti-Fascist Protesters Rally in Italy as Mussolini’s Heirs Gain Ground

The violent nationalism that fueled the dictator’s rise has returned with force as critical elections loom. But it has also spurred a nascent countermovement.

Comic Books and Strips

Editorial Observer: The Afrofuturism Behind ‘Black Panther’

The film, which had a wildly successful first week at the box office, draws inspiration from a movement of black artists imagining possible futures.

Gun Control

What Makes #NeverAgain Different?

The protests calling for stricter gun control measures come on the heels of other youth movements, but the momentum they have gained makes them stand out.


Florida students take on NRA, set eyes on midterm elections

(Reuters) - In the week since 17 of David Hogg's classmates and teachers were gunned down in Florida, he and his fellow high schoolers have launched a movement that reshaped the gun control debate almost overnight and may influence the U.S. midterm elections.

In #ArmMeWith movement, teachers ask to be armed -- but not with guns

Teachers have taken to social media in the midst of a gun control debate following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting to push for an increase in classroom resources -- not the ability to carry guns in school.


South Korean chat app becomes new outlet for #MeToo movement

SEOUL (Reuters) - A chat app where South Koreans can anonymously dish the dirt on their misbehaving bosses and colleagues is belatedly stirring the country’s #MeToo movement, shedding new light on sexual harassment in the heavily male-dominated corporate culture.

Politics and Government

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Will 2018 Be as Revolutionary as 1968?

A new generation of rebels is rising in Europe, this time from the right, with echoes of the huge protest movements of 50 years ago.


Video of gun owner's assault on an AR-15 goes viral after Florida mass shooting

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A video of a man cutting his semi-automatic weapon in half has gone viral following last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, prompting a social media movement decrying easy access to high-powered assault rifles.

Awards, Decorations and Honors

Polk Awards Honor Articles on Russia Investigation and #MeToo Movement

Journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times who uncovered ties between the Trump campaign and Russia were among the winners of the George Polk Awards.

After #MeToo, why isn't there more focus on domestic violence?

The #MeToo movement has prompted an ongoing national reckoning with the issues of sexual harassment and sexual assault.


Switzerland has not seen any major Saudi fund flows: Swiss Bankers Association

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Switzerland has not seen any major inward or outward movement of funds from Saudi Arabia, the chairman of the Swiss Bankers Association said on Monday when asked whether he had...

#MeToo Movement

A Director’s Apology Adds Momentum to South Korea’s #MeToo Movement

“I am ready to take all punishment, including legal responsibilities for my crimes,” said Lee Youn-taek, a prominent theater director accused of sexual harassment.


Male stars at Berlin film festival say #MeToo movement is making them think

BERLIN (Reuters) - Male stars attending the Berlin film festival on Thursday told Reuters they were reassessing their own behavior in light of the #MeToo movement by women against sexual harassment and abuse.


Eye and balance exercises may ease multiple sclerosis symptoms

Reuters Health - People with multiple sclerosis who do balance and eye movement exercises may feel steadier on their feet and experience less fatigue and dizziness, a small trial suggests.

More than a movie, 'Black Panther' is a movement

Black people have been striving to remind the world for years that Africa is a continent, not a country.


Art Review: She Led Latin American Art in a Bold New Direction

Turning to Brazil’s indigenous cultures and folklore for inspiration, Tarsila do Amaral helped give rise to the country’s Modern movement, a MoMA exhibition shows.


Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai dies in South Africa

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, casting his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party into the unknown less than three months after the army ousted long-time ruler Robert Mugabe.


Mexico presidential hopeful says he is target of government spying

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican presidential candidate denounced on Tuesday alleged surveillance of his movements by the government and demanded an explanation, the latest in a series of accusations that Mexico is spying without due cause on its own citizens.

The Supreme Court justice says she's not worried about a backlash and is putting her faith in millennials

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes the "#MeToo" movement will have "staying power" and that she doesn't worry about a serious backlash.

Bannon: #MeToo movement could take down Trump

Author Joshua Green describes Steve Bannon's relationship with President Trump. Bannon told Green that he believes the #MeToo movement could be an existential threat to Republicans.

Trump, Donald J

Trump, Saying ‘Mere Allegation’ Ruins Lives, Appears to Doubt #MeToo Movement

After the resignations of two aides facing claims of domestic violence, President Trump said that the “falsely accused” had little chance of recovery.


Italy vote campaign heats up as 5-Star takes aim at Berlusconi

ROME (Reuters) - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Friday he would sue the leader of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement for calling him "a traitor to the country," in an increasingly bitter election campaign.


New York fashion show to highlight #MeToo movement

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Inspired by a social media campaign aimed at exposing widespread sexual assault and harassment in U.S. life, a fashion show on Friday will have a #MeToo theme and feature models who share their stories on the runway.

Youth movement: 6 teens run for KS governor

There are no age requirements to run for office in Kansas.

Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue reps #MeToo

For their annual swimsuit edition, Sports Illustrated is covering models in empowering words they chose to represent themselves and the #MeToo movement.


Hong Kong's top court frees three democracy leaders, but warns against future activism

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's highest court freed three young leaders of the city's pro-democracy movement on Tuesday, including the public face of the protests, Joshua Wong, in a stark reversal of an earlier ruling, but it warned against future acts of dissent.

Hong Kong's top court strikes down activists' prison sentences

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong scored a major legal victory Tuesday, as the city's top court threw out the prison sentences handed to him and two other leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests.

Kline, Elliott (Eli Mosley)

How an Alt-Right Leader Used a Lie to Climb the Ranks

Elliott Kline, a.k.a. Eli Mosley, is a rising white supremacist leader. But our investigation found that his personal narrative — like much of the movement's messaging — is built on deception.

Document shows GSA employees spending at the Trump Hotel in DC

An employee for the federal agency supervising the lease for the Trump hotel in Washington spent more than $900 for a stay there last year, according to a document reviewed by CNN -- the first publicly known movement of federal taxpayer dollars into the highly scrutinized business.

#MeToo Movement

How a Crowdsourced List Set Off Months of #MeToo Debate

A Google document captured a movement and changed the lives of more than 70 men in the media business whom it called out for behaviors ranging from aggressive flirting to rape.

Sex Crimes

Reported Cases of Sexual Abuse Against Men Triple in England and Wales

The #MeToo movement appears to be helping more men gain the confidence to report abuse to British authorities and seek help, experts say. Inc

A Wristband to Track Workers’ Hand Movements? (Amazon Has Patents for It)

The e-commerce giant has won two patents for a tracking technology that can nudge a human hand in the right direction — toward a warehouse bin, say.


Review: The Persistence of Abbas Kiarostami’s Vision in ‘24 Frames’

For his final movie, Kiarostami added sound and movement to still photographs of lonely, beautiful scenes filled with snow, trees and animals.


U.S. congress members nominate Hong Kong's Joshua Wong for Nobel Peace Prize

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A dozen members of the United States Congress have nominated Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, and its most prominent student leader, Joshua Wong, for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, a move that is certain to provoke anger from Beijing.

Cape Town tightens water limits

Cape Town -- a city once at the forefront of Africa's green movement -- implemented new emergency water restrictions Thursday as the sprawling metropolis prepares for the day their taps run dry.


#MeToo movement means changes for Valentine's Day romance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The #MeToo movement is putting a chill on romance this Valentine's Day, and a deep freeze on what for years has been a route to marriage: the office love affair, according to...

Freeing women from 'the terror of youth and perfection'

As the #MeToo movement marches on and the collective voice against inappropriate sexual behavior grows ever louder, German photographer Peter Lindbergh's gentle approach to image-making -- and the women he captures -- stands out more than ever.


Philippine security forces capture top Maoist guerrilla leader

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine security forces arrested the head of the Communist movement's armed wing following President Rodrigo Duterte's order to target guerrilla leaders after peace talks collapsed, police and human rights lawyers said on Thursday.


Exclusive: 5-Star leader says could back broad Italy government - source

ROME (Reuters) - The leader of Italy's 5-Star Movement told international investors on Wednesday he would be willing to govern with mainstream rivals if a March 4 election produces no clear winner, a source told Reuters.

Rose McGowan brings #MeToo fight to E!

Rose McGowan's bracing brand of activism receives a provocative forum in "Citizen Rose," a two-hour documentary that serves as an anthem and rallying cry for the #MeToo movement. McGowan isn't always well served, however, by the arty nature of the presentation, which at times does as much to distract from her message as advance it.

Only one woman won a solo award during the Grammys' televised show

Despite a strong show of support for the Time's Up movement on the red carpet, where the Grammys' biggest stars donned white roses to support female empowerment, there was a glaring lack of female representation in the winners' list.


Pentagon reviewing security after fitness apps show locations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered a review of security protocols, officials say, after fitness tracking devices broadcast patterns of movement at military facilities around the world, including in war zones.


Italy's 5-Star presents 'super-competent' candidates for election

ROME (Reuters) - University professors, a businessman who lost his savings in a 2015 state bank bailout and a former Olympic athlete will run as candidates for the 5-Star Movement in Italy's election, the anti-establishment group announced on Monday.

Defense and Military Forces

Strava Fitness App Can Reveal Military Sites, Analysts Say

A global map published by the company shows users’ movements and is said to expose data about bases and personnel, including those of U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria.

9 of the most talked-about moments

In the thick of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, on the heels of the Larry Nassar scandal, during ongoing conversations about immigration and race, and in between one inflammatory presidental tweet and the next, there was no WAY the Grammys wasn't going to be a potpourri of political, emotional moments.

You should read Janelle Monae's powerful Grammy speech

Before introducing Kesha's knockout performance at the Grammys, Janelle Monae delivered an empowering message of her own about the #MeToo movement and Time's Up campaign.

Fitness tracking app's map reveals movement patterns on remote military bases

A global heatmap tracking GPS movement from FitBits, cellphones, and other fitness tracking devices appears to be lighting up the location patterns of soldiers working out at military bases in remote locations around the world.


Dennis Peron, father of medical marijuana in California, dies at 72

(Reuters) - Dennis Peron, the cannabis activist who fired up the movement to legalize medical marijuana in California, died on Saturday in a San Francisco hospital. He was 72.


As George W. Bush on ‘S.N.L.,’ Will Ferrell Wants to Remind You: ‘I Was Really Bad’

Mr. Ferrell brought back his impression of the former president, whose favorability rating has been rising. Other sketches played on the growing impact of the “Me Too” movement.

#MeToo had to happen, Jay-Z tells Van Jones

Hip-hop star Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter said Saturday that the #MeToo movement "had to happen for the world to purge itself."


U.S. mulls Canada's proposals to unblock NAFTA, talks grind on

MONTREAL (Reuters) - U.S. officials on Thursday probed Canadian proposals for unblocking talks on NAFTA but there were few signs of progress, raising questions about whether any real movement is happening at the latest round of negotiations on the treaty.


UPDATE 4-U.S. mulls Canada's proposals to unblock NAFTA, talks grind on

MONTREAL, Jan 25 (Reuters) - U.S. officials on Thursday probed Canadian proposals for unblocking talks on NAFTA but there were few signs of progress, raising questions about whether any real movement is happening at the latest round of negotiations on the treaty.

Elton John supports #MeToo movement, but still wants 'due process'

Elton John says he supports the men and women coming forward amid the #Metoo movement, but warns against passing judgment on the accused without 'due process.'


Spain seeks to block Puigdemont becoming leader of Catalonia

MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government took steps on Thursday to prevent the re-election of Catalonia's sacked leader Carles Puigdemont as head of the region in a renewed effort to crack down on the independence movement.


Not so anti-establishment now: Italy's 5-Star's evolving face

ROME (Reuters) - When parliamentarians from Italy's "anti-establishment" 5-Star Movement sat down for a closed-door meeting with international banks and hedge funds in November, they feared the encounter was going to be awkward.