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Egypt military rulers agree to amend election law

CAIRO — Egypt’s military rulers agreed on Saturday to amend a controversial electoral law following threats of a poll boycott by dozens of political parties and a rally in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for reforms. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which took power when president Hosni Mubarak was ousted…

Israel weighs settlement boycott ‘ban’

Israel’s parliament was poised on Monday to vote on a law that would effectively ban Israelis from calling for boycotts of any part of the Jewish state or its settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Activists and intellectuals have criticised the controversial bill, accusing the MPs behind it of stifling free…

Huffington Post rebuffs union boycott call

WASHINGTON — The Huffington Post rebuffed a union boycott call over its practice of using unpaid bloggers, saying most of them are “thrilled to contribute” despite not being paid. The Newspaper Guild, a union of US media workers with 26,000 members, urged contributors to The Huffington Post earlier this week…

Fake article prompts NYC mosque opponents to boycott Justin Bieber

Some opponents of the so-called “Ground Zero mosque” have launched a boycott of Justin Bieber over the Canadian teen pop sensation’s support of the construction of a Muslim community center not far from the site of the 9/11 attacks. The only problem is, Bieber has apparently never endorsed the center…

TSA chief: Body scan boycott would be mistake

TSA head urges passengers traveling over Thanksgiving not to engage in boycott of body scans With one of the year’s busiest traveling days fast approaching, the Obama administration’s top transportation security official on Monday urged passengers angry over safety procedures not to boycott airport body scans. John Pistole said in…

Threats of Amazon boycott over sales of ‘Pedophile’s Guide’

Amazon.com Inc. is selling a self-published guide that offers advice to pedophiles, and that has generated outrage on the Internet and threats to boycott the retailer. The availability of “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct” calls into question whether Amazon has any procedures —…

Dr. Laura on n-word critics: ‘That’s how it started in Germany’

Several weeks ago, Dr. Laura Schlessinger used the N-word eleven times in a rant sparked by an African-American caller to her radio show, igniting a firestorm of criticism and a call by Media Matters for advertisers to boycott her program. Schlessinger quickly apologized for having “hurt people” while “attempting to…

MSNBC rejects anti-Target ad from liberal group

MSNBC rejects ad from liberal MoveOn.org calling for Target boycott over political donation MSNBC says it has rejected a TV ad calling for a boycott of Target Corp. over a political donation in Minnesota. MSNBC spokeswoman Alana Russo says the commercial submitted by the liberal group MoveOn.org violates its advertising…

Target apologizes for Minn. political donation

Target apologizes for Minn. political donation that angered some workers, sparked boycott talk The head of Target Corp. apologized Thursday over a political donation to a business group backing a conservative Republican for Minnesota governor, which angered some employees and sparked talk of a customer boycott. Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel…

Lebanon activists call for Placebo gig boycott over Israel

BEIRUT — Lebanese activists called Tuesday for a boycott of British rock band Placebo on the eve of its Lebanon gig for performing in Israel in the wake of the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. “You are not welcome in Lebanon,” Lebanese writer and editor Samah Idriss said…

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