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Activists strike world’s largest e-tailer on Black Friday

On what is traditionally the online retailer’s busiest day of the year, the group has blocked the entrance to depots in the US, UK, Germany, and the Netherlands, unfurling banners reading, “Amazon crime”, “Infinite growth, finite planet” and “Black Friday exploits people and planet”. It says it has targeted the …

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Student stops world’s largest coal port in one click

In a video posted to the Blockade Australia Facebook page last week, 23-year-old Kirsten Hoffman proudly told the camera that she had just disabled a machine at Newcastle’s coal port – the world’s largest – by hitting the stop button.  While Hoffman walks around with her Blockade Australia stickers, her …

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UK denies moving its largest tank training base to Middle East

The UK will abandon the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Alberta, western Canada, which has been in use since 1972, the Telegraph reported, citing defense sources. The 2,700 square-kilometre base hosts 400 permanent staff and 1,000 temporarily deployed service members, and is equipped with more than 1,000 vehicles, …

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Obama receives largest ever gift from Jeff Bezos

The foundation headed by the former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle said on Monday that Bezos’ gift is the largest individual contribution they’ve received to date and is intended to “help expand the scope of programming that reaches emerging leaders in the United States and around the world.” …

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Climate protesters shut down world’s largest coal port

Blockade Australia, a climate group focused on “strategic direct action,” declared that two of its members had clambered atop equipment at the Port of Newcastle and stopped work there late on Tuesday night, sharing footage captured by the activists as they suspended themselves from a large loading machine. “Zianna and …

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Crypto trade is HARAM, largest Muslim nation’s religious council rules

The Indonesian Ulema Council, known locally as the MUI, issued the anti-crypto fatwa on Thursday, with Asrorun Niam Sholeh, the org’s head of religious decrees, stating they exhibit “elements of uncertainty, wagering and harm,” likening them to gambling, Reuters and Bloomberg reported. Though the MUI’s decrees are not legally binding, …

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