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Julie Ertz and US women’s national team, Chicago Red Stars teammate Casey Short took a knee, held each other, and cried during the national anthem at their first game in 8 months

USWNT stars and Chicago Red Stars teammates Julie Ertz and Casey Short shared a touching moment before their first game in the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup Saturday night. Ertz and Short cried and held each other as they kneeled during the playing of the national anthem. The powerful scene came […]
Julie Ertz and US women’s national team, Chicago Red Stars teammate Casey Short took a knee, held each other, and cried during the national anthem at their first game in 8 months
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Every single NWSL player kneeled during the national anthem at the first professional contact sports game to return in the US since the coronavirus pandemic began

Every National Women’s Soccer League player starting in the first professional American team sports game Saturday kneeled during the playing of the national anthem. Players from both teams – the NC Courage and Portland Thorns – wore Black Lives Matter shirts during warm-ups. The players then took the field and […]
Every single NWSL player kneeled during the national anthem at the first professional contact sports game to return in the US since the coronavirus pandemic began
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Trump’s latest comments on Colin Kaepernick were surprising, but he still used talking points championed by those who don’t believe the QB deserves another chance

President Donald Trump has long vilified athletes for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality. Colin Kaepernick – who crafted the gesture in 2016 when he played for the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers – has taken the brunt of Trump’s and his allies’ criticism that kneeling is […]
Trump’s latest comments on Colin Kaepernick were surprising, but he still used talking points championed by those who don’t believe the QB deserves another chance
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US Soccer apologised to its Black players for not using its platform ‘as effectively as we should have’ before lifting its ban on kneeling during the national anthem

US Soccer lifted its ban on kneeling during the national anthem. Policy 604-1, which was passed in February of 2017, required national team players to “stand respectfully during the playing of national anthems at any event in which the Federation is represented.” In rescinding the policy, the governing body for […]
US Soccer apologised to its Black players for not using its platform ‘as effectively as we should have’ before lifting its ban on kneeling during the national anthem
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A Black Lives Matter protester in Australia tested positive for coronavirus as officials warn that large demonstrations can amplify the virus spread

A Black Lives Matter protester tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a demonstration in Melbourne, Australia, over the weekend. According to officials, it was very unlikely that the person who attended the protest acquired the virus there since the coronavirus is known to have a four- to six-day incubation […]
A Black Lives Matter protester in Australia tested positive for coronavirus as officials warn that large demonstrations can amplify the virus spread
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Atlanta businesses backed Martin Luther King, Jr.’s civil rights movement in the ’60s. Here’s how companies can support racial equality today, according to his son.

An Atlanta business leader used his influence to honour Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., after he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1963, providing a roadmap for businesses looking for ways to fight for racial justice today. Dr. King’s oldest son, Martin Luther King, III, urges businesses today to pressure […]
Atlanta businesses backed Martin Luther King, Jr.’s civil rights movement in the ’60s. Here’s how companies can support racial equality today, according to his son.
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The White House praised the ‘courage’ of Chinese protesters who died in the Tiananmen Square massacre days after tear gas and rubber bullets were used against protesters in DC

The White House released a statement on Thursday praising the “courage” of Chinese pro-democracy protesters that stood up to Chinese authoritarianism in Tiananmen Square in 1989. The statement was made by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on the 31st anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, in which Chinese […]
The White House praised the ‘courage’ of Chinese protesters who died in the Tiananmen Square massacre days after tear gas and rubber bullets were used against protesters in DC
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LeBron James blasts Fox News host Laura Ingraham for double-standard on which athletes she believes can speak out on politics

Fox News host Laura Ingraham came to Drew Brees’ defence after he said he’d “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag.” Ingraham said the New Orleans Saints quarterback is “allowed to have his view” because “he’s a person” and called outcry against him “totalitarian conduct” and “Stalinist.” When LeBron James […]
LeBron James blasts Fox News host Laura Ingraham for double-standard on which athletes she believes can speak out on politics
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I’m a doctor in Minneapolis treating coronavirus patients. Until racism is abolished, it will always be a greater threat to justice than this virus.

Arjun Arya is a postgraduate year one, or PGY1, in emergency medicine at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He’s passionate about diversity, anti-racism, and leadership. He writes that while a virus doesn’t discriminate, it’s operating in a world that does – and Black people have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. […]
I’m a doctor in Minneapolis treating coronavirus patients. Until racism is abolished, it will always be a greater threat to justice than this virus.
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Coco Gauff delivered an impassioned speech at her local Black Lives Matter peaceful protest: ‘If you are choosing silence, you are choosing the side of the oppressor’

Coco Gauff spoke at her local peaceful protest in Delray Beach, Florida, on Wednesday. The 16-year-old tennis star spoke directly after her grandmother and said, “I think it’s sad that I’m here protesting the same thing that she did 50-plus years ago.” “No matter how big or small your platform […]
Coco Gauff delivered an impassioned speech at her local Black Lives Matter peaceful protest: ‘If you are choosing silence, you are choosing the side of the oppressor’
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We are anti-fascism

When the protests began, some Americans – including President Trump – blamed them on “antifa.” There’s no actual organisation called “antifa.” But, as I understand it, the term “antifa” is used to describe some left-wing groups and individuals who believe they are justified in using violence to advance their causes. […]
We are anti-fascism
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Fox News host Pete Hegseth praises New Jersey lockdown protest as ‘responsible civil disobedience’ and hypes ‘showdown’ with police

Fox News sent conservative opinion host Pete Hegseth to Bellmawr, New Jersey on Monday morning to cover a gym that reopened in violation of the state’s lockdown order. Hegseth called the protest “pretty much the definition of responsible civil disobedience,” despite the fact that many protesters gathered without face masks […]
Fox News host Pete Hegseth praises New Jersey lockdown protest as ‘responsible civil disobedience’ and hypes ‘showdown’ with police
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Photos of armed protesters in North Carolina carrying a rocket launcher, shotguns, and pistols while ordering food at a Subway restaurant are trending

Photos of armed protesters ordering sandwiches at a Subway restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday quickly started to trend over the weekend. The protesters marched through Raleigh’s downtown streets to oppose the state’s stay-at-home orders, which it started easing Saturday. The armed protest came after others around the country, […]
Photos of armed protesters in North Carolina carrying a rocket launcher, shotguns, and pistols while ordering food at a Subway restaurant are trending
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Trump calls protesters who carried guns into the Michigan Capitol ‘very good people’ and says the governor should ‘make a deal’ with them

In a tweet on Friday morning, President Donald Trump described protesters in Michigan as “very good people.” On Thursday, hundreds of protesters – many of them carrying guns – descended on the Michigan Capitol to oppose Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s extension of the state’s stay-at-home order. “The Governor of Michigan should […]
Trump calls protesters who carried guns into the Michigan Capitol ‘very good people’ and says the governor should ‘make a deal’ with them
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The Maryland governor’s office says there were more media requests to cover anti-lockdown protests than there were protesters

Protests have popped up nationwide in opposition to governors’ stay-at-home orders. The protests were recently encouraged by President Trump, who tweeted calls to “LIBERATE” several states. In Maryland, however, not too much opposition to Republican Gov. Larry Hogan materialised. “There were more media inquiries about this than there were participants,” […]
The Maryland governor’s office says there were more media requests to cover anti-lockdown protests than there were protesters
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Over 200 people gathered in California to protest the state’s stay-at-home order

More than 200 California residents descended upon Huntington Beach, California, to protest Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order. Most of the protesters demonstrated without wearing face masks and ignored social distancing guidelines to remain six feet apart. The demonstration against coronavirus lockdown measures followed ones in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Waving […]
Over 200 people gathered in California to protest the state’s stay-at-home order
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‘Live free or die:’ Americans protesting stay-at-home order were supported by prominent conservatives — including one linked to Betsy DeVos

Protests against various coronavirus stay-at-home orders have erupted across the country, in Virginia, Michigan, California, and Minnesota, with others planned in Maryland, Florida, Virginia, and more states. Many of the demonstrations have been backed by wealthy conservatives, including the family of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Matt Maddock, a […]
‘Live free or die:’ Americans protesting stay-at-home order were supported by prominent conservatives — including one linked to Betsy DeVos
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Photos of healthcare workers and essential workers at the front lines flood the lawn of the US Capitol as a plea to the government for PPE

A silent protest for PPE was arranged on the lawn of the US Capitol building in the form of signs depicting healthcare and essential workers at the front lines. The display, organised by “progressive advocacy organisations, health care organisations, and unions representing healthcare workers,” was meant to mobilize Congress to […]
Photos of healthcare workers and essential workers at the front lines flood the lawn of the US Capitol as a plea to the government for PPE
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Take a look at photos of Haiti’s capital where the police and army clashed, killing a soldier and cancelling the Carnival celebrations

Haiti’s Carnival celebration in the country’s capital of Port-au-Prince was disrupted for hours on Sunday as armed and masked, plain-clothed police officers protested their pay and poor working conditions. The officers didn’t hold up placards with catchy phrases during their demonstration. Instead, they opened fire at the army. Some protesters […]
Take a look at photos of Haiti’s capital where the police and army clashed, killing a soldier and cancelling the Carnival celebrations
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Protests in Chile around subway fare price hikes are just another example of how economic inequality has become a global crisis. But there may be an opportunity for a more just system.

Zach Silk is the president of Civic Ventures and a recurring cohost on the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast. He says that Chile represents “the tip of the proverbial spear in the fight against income inequality.” The protests there have captured the attention of elites through economic erosion and show that people […]
Protests in Chile around subway fare price hikes are just another example of how economic inequality has become a global crisis. But there may be an opportunity for a more just system.
Tech

Google fires 4 employees for ‘clear and repeated violations’ of its data-security policies, apparently including one whose suspension inspired a protest at a Google office

Google circulated a memo on Monday telling employees it had fired four workers over what the company said were “clear and repeated violations” of its policies around data security. The memo said the Google employees under investigation had searched for and distributed information outside the scope of their jobs, according […]
Google fires 4 employees for ‘clear and repeated violations’ of its data-security policies, apparently including one whose suspension inspired a protest at a Google office
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People are protesting the Weight Watchers ‘healthy eating’ app for kids, citing toxic diet culture and experiences with disordered eating

WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, launched a “healthy eating” app for kids in August, prompting backlash from parents, nutritionists, and people recovering from eating disorders. Balance, an eating disorder recovery centre, has led the charge with the hashtag #WakeUpWeightWatchers. Protesters gathered at WW’s NYC headquarters Sept. 13 to raise […]
People are protesting the Weight Watchers ‘healthy eating’ app for kids, citing toxic diet culture and experiences with disordered eating
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Hong Kong’s leader says she’ll withdraw the controversial extradition bill. Protest leaders say it’s ‘too little, too late’

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced Wednesday that she would withdraw a controversial extradition bill that would have sent Hongkongers accused of brutal crimes to mainland China for trial. Hongkongers have been protesting the bill since June, in huge demonstrations that have morphed into larger demands for democracy. Protesters […]
Hong Kong’s leader says she’ll withdraw the controversial extradition bill. Protest leaders say it’s ‘too little, too late’
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Walmart corporate employee who urged gun sales protest says 30 people walked off the job in support. Now he’s sending a petition with 46,000 signatures to the CEO.

Roughly 30 Walmart employees took part in a planned walkout on Wednesday to protest the retailer’s gun sales, according to Thomas Marshall, a Walmart e-commerce employee who helped organise the walkout. Marshall told Business Insider “a lot of people reached out to express that they support us but were afraid […]
Walmart corporate employee who urged gun sales protest says 30 people walked off the job in support. Now he’s sending a petition with 46,000 signatures to the CEO.
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Palantir, a secretive tech company started by members of the ‘PayPal mafia’ with close ties to the Trump administration, could be one of the biggest tech IPOs ever. Take a closer look at how it makes money

Palantir has confidentially filed a draft of its S-1 paperwork for its planned IPO listing, the company announced Monday. Activists have long protested the $US20 billion big-data company for the ICE’s use of its software to gather, store, and search for data on undocumented immigrants, and reportedly played a role […]
Palantir, a secretive tech company started by members of the ‘PayPal mafia’ with close ties to the Trump administration, could be one of the biggest tech IPOs ever. Take a closer look at how it makes money