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Calling men ‘trash’ or ‘scum’ now hate speech: Facebook bans comedians & activists

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Facebook has turned its politically correct ire on dozens of female comedians who, sardonically or otherwise, referred to men as either “trash” or “scum” – an act which the tech giant now considers a form of hate speech. The comments were not directed or targeted toward any specific men but were instead responses to alleged Read More

‘Pay your tax!’: Activists target Apple stores across France over EU taxation row

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Scores of activists took over an Apple store in Paris Saturday, demanding that the company pays back €13 billion in Irish tax benefits, as ordered by the European Commission. Similar actions took place in over a dozen other cities across France. Activists stormed into the Apple store in central Paris on Saturday, prompting the staff Read More

Climate activists delay U.S. gas pipeline approvals: regulator

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – National environmental groups waging legal battles against energy projects are delaying approval of U.S. natural gas pipelines, a top federal energy regulator said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Neil Chatterjee, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, answers questions during a Reuters interview in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg The groups Read More

Activists say Poland breaches EU laws on logging in ancient forest

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WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland has repeatedly breached a European Union court ruling banning logging in the Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, environmentalists said on Tuesday. Bialowieza, which straddles the border with Belarus, is one of Europe’s last primeval forests and home to its largest herd of European bison as well as unique birds Read More

German activists build Holocaust memorial outside AfD politician’s house

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Published time: 22 Nov, 2017 20:53 A German activist art collective has erected a replica of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial outside the house of a right-wing politician who’d controversially called on Germany to stop atoning for its past. The Center for Political Beauty (ZPS) unveiled the 24 concrete slab installation outside the house of Alternative Read More

Anonymous activists hold Million Mask March worldwide (VIDEOS)

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Published time: 5 Nov, 2017 16:36 Anonymous activists are rallying across the globe on Guy Fawkes night for the annual Million Mask March, protesting against government corruption and calling for self-governance. The Anonymous movement has gathered every November 5 since 2012 to coincide with Bonfire Night, a commemoration of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Read More

Google enhances security for govt officials, political activists & journalists

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Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 19:47 The giant search engine has introduced a set of its “strongest defense” features, designed to protect the Google accounts of users most vulnerable to hacking attacks, such as journalists, business leaders and political campaign teams. On Tuesday, Google Inc. announced the launch of the “Advanced Protection Program,” tailored specifically Read More

Bedlam over books: Left- & right-wing activists face off at Frankfurt fair

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Published time: 15 Oct, 2017 23:19 Scuffles and fistfights have been reported between left- and right-wing activists at the Frankfurt Book Fair, after protesters interrupted an event held by a member of the AfD party and a conservative publishing house. The standoff first began on Saturday afternoon at an event organized by right-wing publishing house Read More

Activists urge Apple to drop apps that play up Philippine drugs war

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MANILA (Reuters) – A group of civil society organizations has demanded that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) remove from its app store games it said violated the tech firm’s guidelines and promoted violence and killings commonplace in the Philippines’ war on drugs. The group named several apps featuring characters based on Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and his Read More

Activists break into French nuclear site to highlight risks

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PARIS (Reuters) – Greenpeace activists broke through two security barriers and launched fireworks inside the grounds of a French nuclear plant on Thursday to highlight the vulnerability of the plants to attacks. The environmentalist group issued video footage showing several of its members inside the fence of EDF’s Cattenom nuclear plant in northeast France, and Read More