Posts Tagged ‘pressure’

Australian Oil and Gas Giants to Merge Amid Climate Change Pressure

Australian fossil fuel giants Oil Search and Santos are close to a merger that will create a $21 billion entity and a new entrant to the top 20 largest oil and gas companies globally. The merger talks come as the resource industry undergoes a major shift amid mounting pressure from the climate change movement. Santos, […]

Senators race to seal infrastructure deal as pressure mounts

Senators are racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal as soon as Monday, as pressure is mounting on all sides to show progress on President Joe Biden s top priority. Heading into a make-or-break week, key senators and staff spent the weekend trying to reach a final agreement. One major roadblock is how much money […]

Hungary and Poland could Exist EU due to Brussels Gay Agenda Pressure

    Punishing Hungary and Poland for pursuing conservative values will not give Brussels the result it is seeking and legal threat is likely to make the two outliers even more determined to show they won’t be pushed around. Having huffed and puffed for more than a year, the Big Bad EU Wolf has finally […]

Grandparents Protest Chase And Pressure Biden On Climate

Above Photo: Facebook/2021 Walk for Our Grandchildren Tired from trekking 170 miles from Biden’s birthplace to his hometown, a dozen of us grandparents decided to take a stand for climate justice by sitting down. In over six decades of social action I’d never done nonviolent confrontation in a rocking chair. At 83 years old, I […]

Voting rights ruling increases pressure on Democrats to act

Congressional Democrats are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation that would protect voting rights after a Supreme Court ruling made it harder to challenge Republican efforts to limit ballot access in many states. The 6-3 ruling Thursday on a case out of Arizona was the second time in a decade that conservatives on the Supreme […]

Maine governor faces pressure to decriminalize prostitution

This strategy has been boosted by a shift in the way the public thinks about the realities of sex trafficking, the result of years of work by advocates for the victims and lawmakers focused on dispelling myths about sex trafficking. “This is not simply about one specific state, but I think it is about nationally […]

Pressure Builds On Boris Johnson To Sack Matt Hancock

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under mounting pressure to get rid of Health Secretary Matt Hancock after pictures emerged of him kissing a married aide. Hancock, who has been branded a hypocrite for preaching to the nation to hug “carefully”, has apologised for breaking his own social distancing rules after the Sun released CCTV […]

After pressure from pro-Israel group, Scientific American removes health care workers’ op-ed calling for boycott

The Scientific American has removed a piece calling for solidarity with Palestinians from its website after being pressured by pro-Israel groups. On June 2nd the magazine published “As Health Care Workers, We Stand in Solidarity with Palestine.” The op-ed, which was written by a group of physicians and medical students, detailed Israel’s recent atrocities and […]

Policy of ‘maximum pressure’ has been ineffective: Fitzpatrick

Policy of ‘maximum pressure’ has been ineffective: Fitzpatrick – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Mark Fitzpatrick, an associate fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), says that “strategy of continuing maximum pressure has been proven to be ineffective.” “I frankly do not pay much attention anymore to opponents of the JCPOA, who no longer are […]

How to overcome the pressure to get a COVID vaccine

If I were an employee or student who was required or feeling coerced into getting a COVID vaccine, here’s how I would strategically handle it… May 27, 2021 (True Whole Human) — Recently, a friend of mine who adamantly did NOT want to get a COVID vaccine did so anyway because of pressure from her peers […]

Russian authorities increase pressure on opposition

Russian authorities have ramped up their pressure on dissent ahead of a parliamentary election, arresting one opposition activist and raiding several others’ homes. Andrei Pivovarov, the head of the Open Russia movement that dissolved itself last week, was pulled off a plane at St. Petersburg’s airport late Monday and was to be taken to Krasnodar […]

Why ARE they applying awful pressure to get EVERYONE vaccinated?

May 21, 2021 Sure, the elderly & clinically vulnerable.But then why ANYONE else?Why pregnant women? We’ve not got the reproductive toxicology results yet.Why young & healthy people? They’re more likely to die in a fall off a step ladder or down their own stairs at home than “with Covid19”.Why children, for goodness sake. They’re at […]

MuzzleWatch: AP fires reporter following pressure over her college Palestine activism — Updated

Update: Today Emily Wilder issued a statement saying that the Associated Press fired her two days after editors assured her that her previous activism was not a bar to her being a reporter. Wilder said this shows that reporters cannot “share the painful experience of Palestinians” without being “smeared” and accused of being “irredeemably ‘biased.’“ […]

Israel Ignores U.S. Pressure To Wind Down Offensive, Launches New Strikes On Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel unleashed a wave of airstrikes across the Gaza Strip early Thursday, killing at least one Palestinian and wounding several others. The latest strikes came after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed back against U.S. pressure to wind down the offensive against Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers, who have fired thousands […]

Israel rejects international pressure for cease-fire

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Joe Biden Supports Israeli Ceasefire After Pressure from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Left

President Joe Biden expressed his desire for an Israeli ceasefire of operations against Hamas, after a growing force of leftist Democrats criticized his support of Israel. Biden spoke with Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu Monday afternoon, walking back his support for Israel’s aggressive response in Palestine to Hamas rocket attacks. The Israeli military response against Hamas […]

International pressure will force Israel into Gaza cease-fire, officials believe

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Amid growing US pressure, Israel said considering Gaza ceasefire

As US President Joe Biden and other major American figures raised concerns over the weekend regarding recent Israeli strikes that killed a number of Palestinian civilians and destroyed a Gaza building used by international media outlets, which Israel maintained also housed terror groups, Israeli officials indicated Sunday that a ceasefire with Hamas and the Palestinian […]

Australian Govt Says No Plans to Re-Open Border Until Mid-2022 Despite Mounting Pressure

MELBOURNE—Australia is sticking to plans to start re-opening to the rest of the world only from the middle of next year, officials said on Sunday, resisting mounting pressure to end the closure of international borders. In March 2020, Australia closed its borders to non-nationals and non-residents and has since been allowing only limited international arrivals, […]

Pressure on Independent Media Reflects Investigative Journalism’s Growing Impact

With increasingly authoritarian governments going to new lengths to silence critics, reporters across our global network and beyond face intimidation, smear campaigns, and censorship. Covid-19 exacerbated these trends, as governments moved to take greater control over public information. Independent journalism is now “completely or partially blocked” in more than 130 countries according to the Reporters […]

Democrats urge Blinken to pressure Israel on Palestinian evictions in Jerusalem

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

After Daunte Wright’s Death, Pressure To Get Police Out Of Traffic Enforcement

After Daunte Wright’s Death, Pressure To Get Police Out Of Traffic Enforcement Above photo: Chyna Whitaker, mother of Daunte Wright’s son, speaks during a press conference in Minneapolis on April 13. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images. Cities across the country must rethink the role of law enforcement, as police continue to brutalize and kill Black men and […]

Ex-IDF intel chief after Natanz incident: Maximum pressure on Iran hasn’t worked

Amos Yadlin, the former IDF chief of Military Intelligence, said he was concerned about Iran’s nuclear program on Sunday, after a major power cut that halted uranium enrichment at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility. Unidentified intelligence sources told Hebrew media that Israel’s Mossad security service was behind the power outage. Iran described the act as “nuclear […]

‘Maximum pressure’ on Iran has failed: NY Times

TEHRAN – In a commentary on Saturday, April 10, the New York Times editorial board wrote that a return to the 2015 nuclear deal “is the first step out of the morass”. Following includes the main parts of the article: There exists now a brief window of time for Iran and the United States to […]

Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd’s death

Baker said being involved in a scuffle raises adrenaline, which asks the heart to beat even faster and supply more oxygen. “And in my opinion, the law enforcement subdual, restraint and the neck compression was just more than Mr. Floyd could take by virtue of that, those heart conditions,” the medical examiner said. Chauvin, 45, […]

How One Renegade Province in the Pacific Is Standing up to Beijing’s Pressure, Bribes, Belt and Road

In September 2019, two Pacific nations—the Solomon Islands and Kiribati—decided to drop diplomatic recognition of Taiwan for the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The move was the latest step in Beijing’s continuing efforts to chip away at Taiwan’s international standing. In the face of the Solomon Islands’ national government’s decision, Daniel Suidani, the premier of […]

After pressure from pro-Israel students, Butler abruptly canceled an event featuring Angela Davis

Students at Butler University are demanding to know why an event featuring Angela Davis was abruptly canceled by the school. The activist and author was scheduled to speak at an event called “Joint Struggle and Collective Liberation” on April 1st. On March 29, the school canceled the event without notifying the organizers of the event. […]

For the first time ever, a majority of Democrats say US should pressure Israel not Palestine

Gallup has released its annual polling on how Americans view the Israel/Palestine conflict and, for the first time ever, a majority of Democrats say the United States should focus its political pressure on Israel. Israel remains quite popular in the United States, with 75% of respondents saying they view the country favorably and 58% saying […]

Slovakia’s political crisis: Prime minister under pressure to resign after two more ministers quit

Pressure is mounting on Slovakia’s under-fire prime minister Igor Matovic in a political crisis sparked after the country bought COVID vaccines from Russia. He is facing increased calls to resign after two cabinet ministers stood down. Ivan Korcok, Slovakia’s foreign and European affairs Minister and Branislav Grohling, education minister, announced their resignations on Wednesday. It […]

‘Green Pass’ puts massive social pressure on Israelis to take COVID shot or face discrimination

An Israeli woman has reached out to the world to bring attention to a vaccination campaign in her country that she says is creating a “medical apartheid.” Ilana Rachel Daniel, a health adviser and member of Israel’s new Rappeh party, has been giving interviews to express her opposition to the country’s “Green Pass,” or “green […]

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