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Iran dissidents urge vote boycott as leaders eye high turnout

Paris - Opponents of Iran's theocratic leadership are urging an outright boycott of its parliamentary elections, arguing that it is anything but democratic and that casting a ballot serves only to bolster the country's Islamic rulers.

No more Swedish meatballs: call-to-arms by A$AP Rocky fans

Washington - US fans of rapper A$AP Rocky have issued a call to arms, including meatball moratoriums and an end to binges at Ikea, in protest at Swedish moves to put him on trial for assault.

LA officials call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels

Los Angeles - Officials and LGBTQ leaders in California joined Tuesday a growing chorus of people calling for a boycott of Brunei-owned hotels in the Los Angeles area.

Catalan companies face boycott over independence push

Madrid - Calls for a boycott of Catalan food, cars and other goods, to punish the region for its separatist push, are worrying businesses who fear the economy will suffer.

NFL controversy has 'nothing to do with race,' Trump says

Washington - President Donald Trump insisted Sunday that an intensifying feud with National Football League players who won't stand during the US national anthem to draw attention to social injustice, has "nothing to do with race.

Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

Los Angeles - A wave of protests swept across the National Football League on Sunday as President Donald Trump escalated his feud with players who kneel during the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice.

Trump urges fans to boycott NFL over anthem protests

Washington - President Donald Trump on Sunday urged fans to boycott National Football League games to pressure it to fire or suspend players who kneel in protest during the national anthem, intensifying a battle over politics, social justice and race in America's m...

Traces of weedkiller found in Ben & Jerry's ice cream

Ben & Jerry's, a national brand known for its quality and eco-friendly practices, has come under fire after traces of the pesticide glyphosate was found in 10 out of 11 ice cream samples tested.

Starbucks brand takes dramatic hit after refugee announcement

The perception of the Starbucks brand dropped dramatically after the company announced it would hire thousands of refugees. While no direct evidence their hiring policy is a direct cause of the drop, it shows a boycott by conservatives may be working.

Trump unleashes attack on US civil rights icon

Washington - President-elect Donald Trump lashed out at a prominent civil rights icon and lawmaker who said he is skipping next week's inauguration ceremony because he sees the New York businessman's election as illegitimate.

People in China are rioting at KFC locations, shattering iPhones

People are protesting and boycotting KFC locations across China. Following last week's ruling that Beijing had no legal claim in the South China Sea, many Chinese citizens are blaming the US.

Nespresso announces plans to sell Cuban coffee in United States

Havana - Coffee grown and roasted in Cuba should be available in the United States this year for the first time in five decades, European coffee giant Nespresso announced this week.

Battle over calls to boycott Israel goes global

Jerusalem - When word spread that the Ahava cosmetics firm would move its factory from the occupied West Bank, it set off alarm bells among Israelis for reasons nothing to do with its products.

Dorchester hotel boycott is already biting hard

An article that is talking about the current boycott is gaining support from those such as François-Henri, on the Dorchester chain of hotels.

Canadian minister wades into SodaStream row

Ottawa - The employment minister of Canada, a strong supporter of Israel, has waded into the spat over Oxfam breaking with US actress Scarlett Johansson for endorsing an Israeli soft drink firm that operates in the occupied West Bank.

Johansson quits Oxfam over Israeli settlement trade spat

Jerusalem - US actress Scarlett Johansson has ended her role as Oxfam ambassador following a dispute over her ad campaign for a firm operating in an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank.

German President boycotts Olympics citing human rights

Berlin-m - Der Spiegel, a leading German weekly, announced over the weekend that German President Joachim Gauck will not be traveling to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, making him one of the most important political figures to boycott the sporting event.

Op-Ed: World's biggest democracy makes gay sex illegal again

New Delhi - Citing a British colonial law, the world’s biggest democracy has outlawed homosexuality. The gay community was outraged.

Nobel prize winner, Randy Schekman, boycotts top science journals

Nobel prize-winning scientist, Randy Schekman, is boycotting top science journals, Nature, Cell, and Science for encouraging corner-cutting, flawed and fraudulent papers and not concentrating on topics beneficial to science, humanity and society.

Daily calls are latest action to prevent 'Toro de la Vega 2014'

Tordesillas - A new action against the brutal "Toro de la Vega" festival in Spain has begun, with a boycott of the municipality of Tordesillas in the Castile & León region and daily calls to the Councillors and Tourism Office. (Updated).

Op-Ed: August issue of Rolling Stone magazine causing controversy

Rolling Stone magazine is no stranger to controversy. The magazine's August issue may be their most controversial cover yet.

Settlers 'not loving it' as McD's refuses to open in West Bank

Israeli settlers are apparently outraged at McDonald's refusal to build an outlet in the West Bank. They are now calling to boycott the company's entire operations in Israel.

Israel boycotts the UN human rights scrutiny forum in Geneva

Geneva - Israel boycotted the UN human rights scrutiny forum on Tuesday, and is the first state ever to win a deferment of its periodical review.

Locksmiths in Pamplona, Spain boycott evictions

Pamplona - In 2012, more than 50,000 families were evicted from their homes in Spain for nonpayment of their rent or mortgage. Then the suicides began. Now locksmiths in Pamplona say, no more - they will not assist with evictions.

Op-Ed: Pepsico's 'Naked Juice' to feel the pain after boycotting Prop 37

Naked Juice is the next company to feel the hurt, after their parent company, Pepsico, contributed $2.5 million against Proposition 37, the ballot initiative for mandatory GMO labeling in the recent elections.

Op-Ed: November 26 is Boycott Israel Day

Opponents of the Zionist régime have declared a Boycott Israel Day, but are some of those involved, including charities, overstepping the mark?

Chick-fil-a says no to funding anti-gay organizations

Chicago - Two months after Chick-fil-a owner Dan Cathy made comments reaffirming his opposition to same-sex marriage, his company has agreed to stop funding anti-same-sex marriage organizations.

Russian Wikipedia blackout in protest against Internet censorship

Wikipedia's Russian website has declared a 24-hour-long blackout and boycott in protest against a child protection bill which they say would lead to Internet censorship in that country.

AOL announces it is suspending advertising on Rush Limbaugh show

New York - AOL has just become one of several companies to suspend their advertising schedule on Rush Limbaugh's radio talk show. The company said in a Facebook announcement that Limbaugh's "comments are not in line with our values."

British Muslim students boycotting lectures in evolution

Professors at the University College London have expressed concern at the growing number of Muslim students boycotting lectures on evolution saying they cannot take courses in the subject because it is opposed to their religious beliefs.
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