One of Google’s most powerful female executives says she walked out with staff protesting sexual harassment

Google Google’s Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat is one of the most senior women at the company. She told a conference hosted by The Wall Street Journal that she joined employees walking out two weeks ago in protest at how the firm deals with sexual harassment. The protest ended in Google ditching its requirement for […]

‘Protesting during the anthem is not the time or venue' – NFL star Prescott on kneeling issue

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has wieghed in on the NFL anthem protest issue, accusing the players who kneel during performances of The Star-Spangled Banner of “taking the fun out of football”. Prescott, 25, was asked about the player-led kneeling protests aimed at highlighting social injustice in the US and initiated by former San Francisco […]

Read the letter 100 Microsoft staff reportedly sent to Satya Nadella protesting the firm’s $19 million deal with ICE

Getty Microsoft staff wrote to CEO Satya Nadella calling on the firm to cancel its $ 19.4 million contract with the US’s Immigration, Customs and Enforcement agency. They are dismayed at President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, in which families and children are separated after crossing the US-Mexico border illegally. The 100 staff said the […]

Russia arrested 1,600 people in one day for protesting against Putin

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and around 1,600 anti-Kremlin activists were detained by police on Saturday for protesting Putin’s upcoming inauguration.  Putin won re-election overwhelmingly in March.  Putin’s fourth term as president means he will have been in power for 24 years, making him Moscow’s longest-serving leader since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. MOSCOW (Reuters) […]

French police oust protesting students from iconic Sorbonne University (PHOTOS)

Police removed some 200 students who occupied the famous Sorbonne University in Paris. Several universities across France remain blocked by protesters raging against a new educational reform. The demonstrators in the University of Paris, commonly known as the Sorbonne, occupied the spaces inside the building on Thursday afternoon. The university authorities attempted to negotiate with […]

San Francisco latest innovation is protesting Trump’s immigration policy on a restaurant bill

Tristan Fewings / Stringer / Getty Images The battle over President Trump’s immigration policy has inflamed passions across the country, but Twitter and Facebook aren’t the only places to protest anymore. In San Francisco, America’s tech capital and an epicenter of foodie culture, there’s a new way to protest: restaurant checks. Well, at least one […]

Two members of Congress among hundreds arrested protesting DACA, TPS decisions

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 21:19 Thousands of protesters gathered at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC to protest the Trump administration’s decision to ditch programs protecting immigrants. Over two hundred people were arrested, including two members of Congress. Organized by The New York Immigrant Coalition and CASA Virginia, protesters called for Congress to vote […]

Hundreds of fans kneel outside stadium to support protesting NFL players

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 16:25 Hundreds of National Football League (NFL) fans gathered outside AT&T Stadium in Texas before the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, in a show of support for players who kneel during the national anthem. The crowd of protesters, some of whom wore Colin Kaepernick jerseys, […]

Macron sparks outcry after telling workers protesting job cuts ‘to look for a job’

French President Emmanuel Macron is in hot water over his remarks towards workers of a bankrupt plant who battle to save their jobs. He has been accused of “class contempt” after saying that instead of “creating havoc,” they should look for a job. The 39-year-old French leader was visiting a training center in the Corrèze […]

NFL players and teams around the league defiantly reacted to Trump’s comments by protesting during the national anthem

On Friday President Trump derided NFL players who choose to kneel during the national anthem while speaking at a rally in Alabama, saying “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now, out, he’s fired!’” Since then, teams, players, […]