Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar wants everyone to boycott Georgia election law for restricting ‘people’s ability to vote’

U.S. 04/05/21, 00:12

A controversial Democrat, who openly holds extremist political views, applauded the nation's oldest major professional sporting league for pressuring Georgia to reverse strict voting requirements. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) rallied behind Major League Baseball's decision to disapprove of Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to sign Senate Bill 202 into law. "Our hope is that ...

Gov. Kemp says voting law ‘worth the boycotts as well as the lawsuits’

U.S. 04/04/21, 21:55

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) vehemently defended the state's new voting law after Major League Baseball (MLB) said it would pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta, claiming the new restrictions were "worth" boycotts and lawsuits against the Peach State.  "Free and fair elections are the foundation of who we are as ...

Update: U of Alabama removes donor’s name from school

U.S. 06/07/19, 11:19

The Latest on University of Alabama decision to return record donation (all times local):11:15 a.m.The University of Alabama law school no longer bears the name of a donor who called for a boycott after the state passed a hardline anti-abortion law.University of Alabama School of Law sign is seen after ...

University may return $21.5M after donor’s abortion remarks

U.S. 06/06/19, 14:11

When philanthropist Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. pledged a record $26.5 million to the University of Alabama in September, the institution showered him with praise, lauding his generosity, describing him as a "special person" and renaming the law school in his honor. That relationship quickly soured. On Friday, Alabama's board of trustees ...

German parliament denounces Israel boycott movement

Europe 05/17/19, 10:08

German lawmakers on Friday approved a resolution denouncing the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement against Israel, describing its methods as anti-Semitic and reminiscent of Nazi-era calls to boycott Jews.The motion called on the German government not to support events organized by BDS or other groups that actively pursue its aims, ...

Madonna rebuffs Israel Eurovision boycott calls

Entertainment 05/14/19, 07:35

Pop star Madonna has rejected calls for her to boycott this year's Eurovision song contest in Israel, saying she will "never stop playing music to suit someone's political agenda." Madonna issued a statement on Tuesday, ahead of her expected arrival in Tel Aviv for a performance at the Eurovision event. Madonna said ...

Israel says bots promoting boycott of Eurovision

Tech 05/02/19, 14:22

Israel on Thursday said it has uncovered a network of bots and fake Twitter accounts urging a boycott of the upcoming Israeli-hosted Eurovision song contest.Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs said the Palestinian-led movement that promotes boycotts against Israel is behind the effort.Twitter confirmed it suspended "a small network of accounts" ...

Women’s hockey stars announce boycott in demand for 1 league

Sports 05/02/19, 10:14

Unhappy with the status quo, more than 200 of the world's top female hockey players declared Thursday they will not compete in North America next season in a dramatic attempt to establish a single, economically viable professional league.The players announced their decision in a joint statement released to The Associated ...

Greek bishop skips holy object’s arrival at military airport

Europe 04/27/19, 16:00

A lantern carrying a flame lit in Jerusalem's Holy Sepulcher Church has been welcomed to Greece with honors reserved for visiting heads of state on the eve of Orthodox Easter. But a senior cleric boycotted the ceremony, miffed that the holy flame wasn't arriving at the airport within his territorial jurisdiction. Metropolitan ...

White House: Trump admin officials will skip press dinner

Politics 04/23/19, 12:39

The White House says Trump administration officials will not be attending this year's annual White House Correspondents' Associated Dinner, following the president's decision to boycott the event. President Donald Trump announced earlier this month that he would be skipping the dinner for the third year in a row, telling reporters it ...

Players boycotting social media over racism receive abuse

Soccer 04/20/19, 07:18

Footballers in England boycotting social media in a protest against racism were targeted with abuse about the 24-hour campaign.Talks with the social media companies are now being urgently sought by the Professional Footballers Association, which coordinated the "Enough" campaign to demand a crackdown on racism by the platforms.There was silence ...

Soccer players launch social media boycott over racial abuse

Soccer 04/18/19, 11:02

Soccer players in England are backing a 24-hour boycott of social media to demand a crackdown on racial abuse on the platforms.Following a series of high-profile cases, the Professional Footballers' Association has gathered support from players to stay off Twitter, Facebook and Instagram from 9 a.m. Friday until 9 a.m. ...

Croatia Jews, Serbs, anti-fascists, Roma gather at WWII site

Europe 04/12/19, 08:40

Jewish, Serb, anti-fascist and Roma groups came together Friday to commemorate the victims of a World War II death camp in Croatia, boycotting upcoming official ceremonies for the fourth year in a row over what they say is government inaction over neo-Nazi sentiments in the country.Hundreds gathered in silence at ...

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