Tens of thousands of people have voted to oppose the implementation of unfair new libel laws that would muzzle the free Press. More than 140,000 people have responded to a Government consultation on whether to implement Section 40 (s.40) of the Crime and Courts Act, which could force newspapers and websites to pay libel costs even if they win a defamation case. While the Department for Culture Media and Sport has not given a breakdown, newspaper industry sources are confident there was a clear majority in favour of the repeal of s40. The consultation closed yesterday and it is believed at least
Riots have broken out in the Swedish suburb that Donald Trump referred to in his speech about immigration problems. Police were forced to fire warning shots after a group of rioters began setting fire to cars, throwing stones at police and looting shops in the Rinkeby district of Stockholm on Monday night. A police officer was injured during the clashes, Swedish public service broadcaster SVT reported. Police said in a statement that at least seven or eight cars were burned in the district, which has one of the largest immigrant populations in Stockholm, during the evening. Police later said they
More than 100 workers have been fired for walking out to take part in anti-trump Day Without Immigrants protests on Thursday. In cities all over the US, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in widespread demonstrations against the President´s anti-immigrants stance and rhetoric. Activists called on immigrants to walkout of their jobs to highlight their vital role in the light of recent policies, such as a proposed ban on migrants born in some Muslim countries and a suggested wall between the US and Mexico. But since the march, more than 100 people have lost their jobs for not coming to
FORMER Ukip leader Nigel Farage has insisted both the Government and Queen will not pay attention over protests to stop the US President’s formal trip to the UK. Tens of thousands of people are taking part in Stop Trump rallies across the UK today as MPs debate a petition to block the President’s state visit. But Mr Farage, a supporter of the billionaire Republican, dubbed arguments he should make the trip “astonishing” and “absolutely crazy”. Speaking on his LBC show, he also took a dig a swipe at Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, labelling the Labour politician, who took part in the demonstration
Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to show her support for the Jewish community after 10 Jewish Community Centers were targeted on Presidents Day. Trump, who converted to Orthodox Judaism when she was 27 before marrying Jared Kushner, wrote: ´America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance. We must protect our houses of worship & religious centers. #JCC.´ Monday, 10 JCCs across the country received bomb threats and had to be evacuated. All 11 threats appear to be hoaxes and no one has been injured. Centers in Birmingham, Cleveland, Chicago, St. Paul, Tampa, Albuquerque, Houston, Milwaukee, Nashville and Buffalo received threats
As President Donald Trump continues his attacks on the media by calling everything ´fake news´ and championing ´alternative facts,´ numbers experts are worried about doctored data coming from the administration. Bloomberg News first reported these concerns, with economic experts pointing to the president´s propensity to play fast and loose with facts. He´s also shown disdain for economists in the past. ´My biggest concern right now is about the unemployment statistics, just because the White House has been attacking them,´ noted Brent Moulton, who spent 32 years at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Commerce Department´s Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The Republican lawmakers from South Carolina could not get a word in from the start. Almost every answer U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and Sen. Tim Scott gave Saturday was deemed unacceptable to the more than 200 people who made their dissent known with boos, interruptions and by holding pieces of paper with the word "disagree" printed on them. "Agree" was printed on the other side, but few people turned that face over. The first question set the tone as Scott and Sanford repeatedly found themselves on the defensive on their home turf. "I don´t mean to sound flippant," Ernest Fava began, before referencing President
Five people were killed, including three Iraqi soldiers, in two suicide bombings on Sunday that hit districts recently retaken from Islamic State in eastern Mosul, security sources said. The first attack targeted an army checkpoint, killing three soldiers, and the second a gathering of civilians in the commercial district known as "My Fair Lady," killing two. A dozen people were also wounded in the two attacks carried out by men wearing explosive vests, the sources said, contacted from Erbil, the Kurdish region´s capital east of Mosul. The bombers are suspected by the security sources to have crossed into eastern Mosul from the western
An “antiracist” poster in a college writing center insists American grammar is “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric over “grammatical ‘correctness.´” The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of Washington, Tacoma’s Writing Center, states “racism is the normal condition of things,” declaring that it permeates rules, systems, expectations, in courses, school and society. “Linguistic and writing research has shown clearly for many decades that there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English,” proclaims the writing center’s statement.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., predicted Tuesday that many Republican lawmakers will break from President Trump by June if he continues to push forward with his agenda. Schumer told "The View" that while most Republicans have declined to publicly break with Trump during the first month of his presidency, many privately admit they have "real problems" with him. He also argued that some are sticking by him because of party loyalty and his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the late Antonin Scalia´s seat on the Supreme Court. "When you talk to Republicans quietly — in the cloakroom
Nearly 15 years ago, I informed my skeptical father that I was pursuing a job with the Central Intelligence Agency. Among his many concerns was that others would never believe I had resigned from the agency when I sought my next job. “Once CIA, always CIA,” he said. But that didn’t give me pause. This wouldn’t be just my first real job, I thought then; it would be my career. That changed when I formally resigned last week. Despite working proudly for Republican and Democratic presidents, I reluctantly concluded that I cannot in good faith serve this administration as an
Calls to boycott Wegmans Food Markets, a popular supermarket chain, because it sells Trump Winery products have backfired on the Prince William County, Virginia, chapter of the National Organization for Women. A spokeswoman for Wegmans, a New York-based company, told Fox News on Monday that Trump wines flew off its shelves last week. Out of 10 locations, only its Charlottesville store did not completely sell out. (Snip) Calls for boycotts began with a story involving Prince William County’s chapter of NOW in The Washington Post published Feb. 14. “Certainly if Wegmans is carrying Trump wines, I personally will not shop
Leftists on social media tore into First Lady Melania Trump, mocking her accent and religion and branding her everything from a hostage to a whore – all for the secular offense of reciting “The Lord’s Prayer.” Melania Trump began President Trump’s rally Saturday in Florida by delivering the prayer, which Christians – many of whom recite the prayer in church each week – believe was first said by Jesus Christ. The crowd at Orlando-Melbourne Airport received the prayer enthusiastically. Left-leaning social media users were a different story, however.
Chelsea Clinton took to the streets of New York on Sunday to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community and protest Muslim discrimination. Clinton brought along her young daughter Charlotte. (Snip) Linda Sarsour, a Muslim activist who is known for her vocal condemnation of Israel, gave a speech in which she discussed President Franklin Delano Roosevelt´s signing of executive order 9066, which put Japanese Americans in internment camps. Sarsour implied that President Trump would do the same with Muslims.
Anti-Trump activists have seized on Monday’s federal holiday to organize “Not My Presidents Day” rallies in cities around the country. Protest leaders say they expect thousands to take to the streets in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and as many as two dozen other communities in the latest round of demonstrations to oppose the policies of President Donald Trump. Some 13,000 Facebook users, for instance, say they plan to join a noon protest Monday near Manhattan’s Central Park. (Snip) “We do not accept Donald Trump as our president because he does not represent us,” she said, citing his policies on abortion