Too little, too late? Merkel comes to Chemnitz to ease ethnic tensions, but faces mass protest

German Chancellor Angela Merkel finally visited the eastern German city of Chemnitz, more than two months after massive right-wing protests there. However, twenty times as many people came to protest against her than to see her. In late August, the city of Chemnitz witnessed a surge of anti-immigrant sentiment after the fatal stabbing of a […]

Google updates sexual harassment policies following protest

Google has faced quite a bit of criticism and pushback regarding how it has handled sexual harassment accusations in the past, and thousands of employees walked out of their offices in protest last week. Now, ahead of a company town hall meeting, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has released new policies that will guide how the […]

Google Walkout protest included 20,000 participants Friday

According to its organizers, a protest put together over the last week pulled together 20,000 workers in 50 Google offices around the world who walked out at 11:10 AM local time yesterday. While the response came to a boil after the New York Times wrote about misconduct and payouts among high-ranking execs, as several participants […]

Massive protest against right-wing surge hits Berlin as ethnic tensions boil over in Germany

Thousands have rallied in Berlin against the riding wave of right-wing politics. The protests come in the wake of recent far-right and neo-Nazi demonstrations against multiculturalism in Chemnitz, Köthen, and Schönberg. Groups including, pro-refugee, LGBTIQ+ groups, and Muslim organizations hit the streets in support of Saturday’s ‘Indivisible’ protest against the growing surge of racism and […]

Afghans protest ‘achievements’ of government after airstrikes kill 24 people in 5 days

As the Taliban continues to gain ground in Afghanistan, the US and local forces have stepped up their bombing campaign, causing a spike in civilian casualties. Fed up with the carnage, Afghans hit the streets to protest. Angry crowds took to the streets of the Afghan city of Kunduz on Wednesday, protesting airstrikes by the […]

Google employees considered manipulating search results to help protest Trump’s travel ban (GOOG, GOOGL)

Greg Sandoval/Sundar Pichai In early 2017, an undisclosed number of Google employees discussed via internal messages ways that they could manipulate search results in protest of President Trump’s travel ban, reports the Wall Street Journal. They suggested surfacing links to pro-immigration organizations and ways to contact government agencies when you searched for terms like “Islam” […]

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho dedicates Burnley win to Ed Woodward after fans' plane protest

Despite Marcus Rashford seeing red and Paul Pogba missing a penalty, Mourinho dedicated the win to his executive vice chairman after fans had hired a plane to trail a banner saying: “Ed Woodward: specialist in failure.” That was a reference to Woodward’s perceived failure to back Mourinho’s pursuit of central defensive targets in the summer. […]

Turks smashed their iPhones in protest of US sanctions and their plummeting currency

Screenshot/Twitter Several Turks on social media protested US sanctions and the country’s plunging currency by smashing their iPhones and chopping up US dollars.  The trend appears to have started on Wednesday, after a video of a man obliterating five iPhones with a sledgehammer went viral. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the boycott of […]

Google employees reportedly sign letter in protest of China censorship project

Amid internal backlash over plans to bring a censored search engine to China, about 1,000 Google employees have reportedly sent a letter to company leadership asking for more answers. “We urgently need more transparency, a seat at the table, and a commitment to clear and open processes: Google employees need to know what we’re building,…Read […]

Yemeni children protest Saudi-led aggression after school bus airstrike tragedy (VIDEO)

Dozens of children took to the streets of Yemen’s capital Sanaa to protest the deadly Saudi-led bombing campaign in the country. They carried pictures of the kids slain in an airstrike that hit a school bus earlier this week. The young protesters of various ages chanted anti-Saudi slogans and carried banners in both Arabic and […]