Twitter announced Wednesday that it would reimplement restrictions on some Indian accounts following its receipt of a non-compliance notice and threat of legal action by the Indian government. Following legislation passed in September concerning the government’s role in agriculture and state protections for farmers, thousands of farmers have protested. The UN Office of the High Commissioner [...]

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A group of more than 50 legislators representing 16 legislatures called Monday on HSBC Holdings Chairman Mark Tucker to unfreeze Hong Kong activist Ted Hui’s accounts. Ted Hui is a former lawmaker from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp. In December, after announcing he was seeking asylum status in the UK, he said that he no longer [...]

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) denied Friday Amazon’s effort to limit mail voting in its Alabama union representation election, allowing 6,000 employees to begin voting Monday on whether to unionize. In November 2020, the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) filed for an election at the Bessemer, Alabama Amazon fulfillment center, which has about [...]

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Former Ohio police officer Adam Coy pleaded not guilty Friday to the killing of Andre Hill, an unarmed Black man. On December 22, Coy and another officer were responding to a nuisance call about car noise. As Coy approached the area where the vehicle was located, he encountered Andre Hill. Even though Hill was unarmed, [...]

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday that repeals a section of the New York penal law that led to arbitrary and discriminatory policing of transgender women and cisgender women of color. Section 240.37 of the New York penal law, sometimes known as the “walking while trans” ban, prohibited loitering “for the purpose of [...]

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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Tuesday that Amazon has agreed to settle charges that it withheld driver tips for $61.7 million. With Amazon Flex, independent workers use their own vehicles to deliver packages for Amazon. The FTC charged in an administrative complaint against Amazon and its subsidiary, Amazon Logistics, that Amazon failed to [...]

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The Court of Appeals at the Royal Courts of Justice in London ruled Friday that convictions against 15 protesters for a deportation flight protest in 2017 must be set aside. The protesters, known as the “Stansted 15,” broke into the Stansted Airport in March 2017 to stop a plane chartered by the Home Office to [...]

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Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine filed a challenge Monday in the country’s Supreme Court seeking the cancellation of presidential election results declaring incumbent President Yoweri Museveni the winner. Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulani, asked the International Criminal Court last month to investigate Museveni, Security Minister Elly Tumwine and eight other senior officials for sanctioning [...]

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One of the men charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has agreed to plead guilty, according to a plea agreement Wednesday. Six men were charged in October with conspiring to kidnap Whitmer. Garbin, along with Daniel Harris, Kaleb Franks and Brandon Caserta, were members of the Michigan-based “militia” group Wolverine Watchmen. Ty Gerard [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday upheld a district judge’s order for an environmental impact review of the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). However, the court declined to shut the line down while the review is completed. The DAPL transports crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois. The pipeline [...]

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