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WikiLeaks calls for Coinbase boycott after ban from cryptocurrency exchange

WikiLeaks is calling for a global blockade of one of the world’s largest exchanges for crypto-trading, Coinbase, after the company banned the WikiLeaks Shop from its platform “without explanation.” The whistleblowing organization claims the cryptocurrency payments processor is responding to a “concealed influence,” and is urging members of the digital currency community to boycott it. WikiLeaks will call for a ...

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‘High school kids shut you down’: Fox News host Ingraham mocked on-air over sponsors boycott

Fox News host Laura Ingraham was left red-faced on Thursday night, after a guest mocked her show’s loss of high-profile sponsors due to derogatory comments she made about a survivor of the Parkland school shooting. READ MORE: Fox host Laura Ingraham slams ‘bullying left’ after ad scandal Ingraham was interviewing John Cox, a Republican candidate for governor of California, and ...

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Parkland survivor calls for boycott of Laura Ingraham’s advertisers

Parkland shooting survivor turned gun-control evangelist David Hogg called on the public last night to boycott Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s advertisers, after she tweeted an article about his rejection from several colleges. Ingraham’s tweet mentioned that Hogg had been rejected from four colleges that he applied to, and “whined” about it. Hogg responded by tweeting a list of Ingraham’s ...

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Russian reporters boycott parliament over sexual harassment scandal

Several Russian media outlets have announced that they are ending cooperation with the lower house of parliament after its ethics commission dismissed sexual harassment accusations by a number of female reporters against an MP. The decision was announced shortly after the State Duma ethics commission refused to take disciplinary measures against Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee Leonid Slutsky. The ...

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‘We need to build bridges’ – German FA chief against Russia 2018 boycott

German Football Association (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel has spoken out against a boycott of the Russia 2018 World Cup, saying it would only serve to “harm” the situation. “The DFB is leaning towards dialogue, and not a boycott,” Bild quoted the 56-year-old as saying. “We need to build bridges. A boycott will not help. The [PyeongChang 2018 Winter] Olympics in ...

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‘Unable to forgive us for winning right to host World Cup’: Russia responds to UK boycott threats

Russia’s Foreign Ministry says British media are “unable to forgive” the country for winning the right to host the FIFA 2018 World Cup. It comes amid threats of boycotting the event from UK outlets. Read more The ministry was responding to calls in the UK to shun the event in retaliation for Russia’s alleged involvement in the poisoning of former ...

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Iran’s wrestling chief resigns after opposing country’s boycott of Israeli opponents

The head of Iran’s wrestling federation, Rasoul Khadem, has left his post. Rasoul had criticized the authorities for penalizing athletes over the country’s ban on competing against Israeli counterparts. Along with many Arab countries, Iran does not recognize Israel as a state and prohibits its athletes from facing Israeli competitors in various sporting events. Khadem’s decision to resign comes just ...

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Veteran liberal Yavlinsky opposes presidential election boycott

Presidential candidate Grigory Yavlinsky of the liberal party Yabloko has urged voters not to dismiss their right to participate in elections, adding that boycotts inevitably fail to produce any results. “We should not go on strike, we should vote, because this is our right. If we all stay at home simply nothing would ever happen. I think it is wrong ...

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Mayors boycott Trump summit as DOJ threatens ‘sanctuary cities’

Mayors of some of the largest US cities skipped a White House event after the Justice Department threatened to subpoena nearly two dozen “sanctuary cities” to show they are complying with federal immigration laws. As part of the US Conference of Mayors’ annual winter meeting, President Donald Trump invited a bipartisan group of roughly 100 mayors for a meeting at ...

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Israel launches secret squad to challenge negative image & boycott campaign

Israel has created a secretive body made up of ex-generals and a former UN ambassador to engage in an online propaganda campaign against the state’s opponents internationally. The Strategic Affairs Ministry created the corporation to carry out “mass awareness activities” to counteract what it describes as “the delegitimization campaign” against Israel internationally, Haaretz reports. The group, named Kella Shlomo, received ...

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