Posts Tagged ‘backlash’

Cash ban delayed after public backlash

The cash ban has been stalled after submissions. Photo: OSD Government legislation that would have outlawed cash payments for goods and services exceeding $10,000 has been set aside and referred to a committee until February 2020.  Following a influx of public submissions, the setback of the bill has been described as a “notable victory”, while […]

Backlash forces Malaysia senator to withdraw law that would protect MEN from being seduced into rape

Mohamad Imran, a member of the ruling coalition’s People’s Justice Party (PKR), pitched the bizarre initiative because he was concerned about men at risk of being “seduced and end up breaking the country’s laws” due to “what women wear.” His solution to the ‘problem’ was as simple as his logic: a Sexual Harassment Act. Contrary […]

Discussion: Fluoride, 5G backlash, data mining

The state is watching and listening. Photo: RTG The Australian government is in damage control after a loophole revealed councils were subjected to liabilities for fluoridation programs — moving to exclude the toxin from the Therapeutics Goods Act (TGA). Furthermore, facial recognition technology is set to be introduced across transport networks in Sydney, marking the […]

Hong Kong suspends controversial extradition bill after backlash

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced that a debate on a controversial extradition bill will be suspended, after hundreds of thousands of people in the territory protested against it. “There were indeed inadequacies, the bill has caused a lot of division in society,” Lam said on Saturday. She said there were […]

Danish Muslims feel backlash as immigration policies become major election issue

   Growing numbers of Danish Muslims say they have faced verbal abuse, exclusion and hate crimes since mainstream political parties began adopting anti-immigrant policies previously the preserve of the far right. The ruling centre-right Liberal Party and the opposition Social Democrats both say a tough stance in immigration is needed to protect Denmark’s cherished welfare […]

‘No Social Backlash To Anyone That Holds Islamophobic Views’

‘No Social Backlash To Anyone That Holds Islamophobic Views’ Above Photo: A French police officer stands as Muslims leave the Great Mosque of Paris after the Friday sermon following the 2015 attacks [File: Yoan Valet/EPA] French Muslim activists and academics say Islamophobia starts with the state and is not treated seriously. Paris, France – In March, […]

Ilhan Omar faces racist backlash for calling Stephen Miller "a white nationalist"

Michael F. Brown Power Suits 12 April 2019 Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has faced a sustained campaign of racist and Islamophobic smears, including death threats and false accusations of anti-Semitism. Ronen Tivony SIPA Despite death threats against her, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has named White House adviser Stephen Miller as a “white nationalist.” “The fact that he […]

Facebook Is Thinking About Removing “Anti-Vaccination” Content As Backlash Intensifies

The Facts: Facebook is thinking about removing ‘anti-vaccination’ content from their newsfeed due to political pressures. Reflect On: What exactly is ‘anti-vaccination’ content? Is questioning vaccine safety credibly a bad thing? Is providing factual information showing vaccines can be dangerous a bad thing? Who’s going to decide what’s ‘misinformation?’ The modern vaccine discussion is there […]

Trump’s Surprise Syria Pullout Fuels Backlash From Hawks Across DC

(ANTIWAR.COM) — President Trump’s announcement of an immediate withdrawal of US forcesfrom Syria seems to have taken a lot of people by surprise. Such big news is fueling both a predictable backlash from hawks, and angry criticism from political rivals who are portraying the announcement as a reckless shift from the open-ended military engagement everyone was expecting. […]

CrossTalk: France’s Yellow Vest Movement & The Neo-liberal Backlash

What is the ‘Yellow Vest’ movement in France, and how is it related to the Neo-liberal economic policies of Emmanuel Macron? Is it only about fuel taxes, or does this have deeper social implications going forward? What does this portent about the future of France, and the European Union?  CrossTalking with host Peter Lavelle are […]

#MeToo backlash: Men of Wall Street refuse to be alone with female coworkers

     For more than a year now, powerful men across many industries have been brought down by revelations that they sexually harassed or assaulted women at work. For the ones left standing, learning what constitutes appropriate workplace behavior has been a necessary part of hanging on to their jobs. For people, like, say, Harvey Weinsteinor […]

Backlash Against War on Cash Reaches the Bank of Canada

The ECB warned that a phase-out of cash could pose a serious risk to the financial system. Depending too heavily on electronic payment systems could expose financial systems to catastrophic failures in the event of power outages or cyber attacks. The European Commission has also backed off is war on cash. The People’s Bank of […]

Recycle kids? AFP faces backlash for report on green study advising people to have fewer children

AFP tweeted an infographic, based on the one-year old study on the ways people can reduce their carbon footprint, on Monday. One of the recommendations, which the picture showed as the most efficient way to help ecology, was to have fewer children. Despite the source of such figures being clearly visible on the image, enraged […]

‘Time to move on’: Twitter backlash ensues after corrupt senator Booker says it doesn’t matter if Kavanaugh is innocent

     New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is facing a swift Twitter backlash after saying he believes it is time to “move on” to a new Supreme Court candidate regardless of whether Brett Kavanaugh is “innocent or guilty” of sexual assault. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Booker said that Kavanaugh’s “credibility has been challenged by intimates” […]

Monsanto cancer ruling sparks backlash around the globe

     Glyphosate, the world’s most popular herbicide, is at the center of international scrutiny after a San Francisco court on Friday decided in favor of a California school groundskeeper with terminal cancer. The jury ruled that the plaintiff, Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, developed cancer from repeated exposure toRoundup, Monsanto‘s widely used glyphosate-based weedkiller, and ordered the […]

3D Printed Guns for Everyone, Ross Ulbricht Petition Denied, Cashless Backlash and Other News of the Week

July 12, 2018 By corbettreport Welcome back to #NewWorldNextWeek – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week: Story #1: Ross Ulbricht Denied Supreme Court Hearing https://bit.ly/2JepNzf If Trump Really Wanted to Fight the Deep […]

Backlash as rap album with Holocaust lyrics takes major German music gong (VIDEO)

At the ECHO music awards, which saw tops artists such as Kylie Minogue and Rita Ora attend, the rap album ‘Young, Brutal and Handsome 3’ by Kollegah and Farid Bang was recognized for selling more than 200,000 copies. However, the decision by organizers to award the record, which contains the lyrics “I’m doing another Holocaust, […]

Uber backlash: Brussels taxi drivers bring EU capital to its knees (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

The private sector is encroaching on what the city’s taxi drivers argue is a public utility. The CSC Trade Union, representing approximately 1,000 drivers, said Brussels Mobility Minister Pascal Smet was “not listening” to workers’ demands, adding that it “will take tough action,”The Bulletin reports. The protests began at 5am local time and consist of […]

The Coming Backlash Against the Pentagon’s Hybrid War in Syria

U.S. and Turkish officials are due to meet in Washington today to begin thrashing out the range of issues now threatening to tear the already fragile relationship between the two NATO allies apart. The Turkish-American discord goes back to the Obama administration when Washington persuaded Ankara to spearhead the regime-change project in Syria circa 2011, […]

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