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Climate-change protesters say they will target London’s Heathrow Airport

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A person walks across Waterloo Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners said it planned to hold a protest at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday, opening a new front in its demonstrations that have caused transport snarl-ups Read More

Tragic death of Bangladeshi student set on fire for reporting abuse provokes anger across the world

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The tragic murder of a school girl, lured onto a roof and set on fire by classmates for reporting sexual abuse by her principal, has provoked outrage across Bangladesh and beyond, with politicians and the UN voicing disgust. Nusrat Jahan Rafi was pinned to the ground by a group of students and teachers wearing burqas Read More

‘Can’t sleep at night’: Despair over jobs as India’s Jet Airways grounded

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MUMBAI (Reuters) – Bhoja Poojari has handled baggage for India’s Jet Airways Ltd since it began flying nearly 26 years ago. Now, like many other Jet employees, he fears for the future as the debt-laden airline descends into crisis. An employee of Jet Airways is consoled by his colleagues during a protest demanding to “save Read More

TED 2019: The online campaign that ended a beard ban

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Three years ago workers at US grocery chain Publix began an online campaign to reverse a ban on facial hair. Seventeen-year-old Brandon Wesley started his Let Us Have Beards campaign on coworker.org, a platform aimed at giving workers who might not be in a union a way to express grievances. Some 12,000 fellow employees, about Read More

‘Sovereign decision of Ecuadoreans’?! Amid street clashes, Moreno denies Assange arrest was revenge

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Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno claimed the expulsion and arrest of Julian Assange had nothing to do with the US pressure or himself seeking revenge for damaging leaks, telling RT these are all insinuations by his predecessor. Assange spent almost seven years holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London until last week, when Moreno abruptly Read More

Climate-change protesters disrupt London docklands train service

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LONDON (Reuters) – Two environmental activists climbed onto the roof of a train in London’s Canary Wharf financial district on Wednesday as part of a third day of action to force Britain to take more radical measures to avert climate change. Climate change activists demonstrate during the Extinction Rebellion protest, at Canary Wharf DLR station Read More

Safe space: PepsiCo scraps rumored ‘orbiting billboard’ plans (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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Russian startup StartRocket has reportedly partnered with PepsiCo in an “exploratory test” of orbital advertising capabilities in a move which is sure to horrify astronomers, environmentalists and, well, just about everyone. “Adrenaline Rush (owned by PepsiCo Russia) became the test launch partner,” StartRocket told Futurism in an email. “The Adrenaline GameChangers logo — a newly Read More

‘Out traitor, out!’ Violent clashes as massive pro-Assange protest hits Ecuador’s capital

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Riot police have attacked scores of people who flooded onto the streets of Ecuador’s capital and branded their president a “traitor.” Protesters were venting anger at the decision to hand Julian Assange over to the UK. The massive rally in Quito was held to voice unease over the role Ecuador played in arranging for Julian Read More

Does climate change crisis justify illegal resistance or are activists out of bounds? DEBATE

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If you thought the world might end, what would you be willing to do to save it? Some say even criminal acts are fair game when fighting climate change, but for others, that’s going too far. RT guests lock horns on the controversy. Representing the climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion, Tim Jones believes that Read More

Climate change protesters climb on train at London’s Canary Wharf

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Climate change activists demonstrate during the Extinction Rebellion protest, at Canary Wharf DLR station in London, Britain April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Two climate change activists climbed onto the roof of a train at Canary Wharf’s Docklands Light Railway station in London as part of a third day of action to pressure Read More