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DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson criticised over Stormont boycott threat

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The Democratic Unionist party is under mounting pressure to accept the result of Northern Ireland’s assembly election even if, as polls suggest, Sinn Féin emerges as the biggest party. In a televised party leaders’ de...

Russian-owned auction house faces boycott by art world figures

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A day after the horrific bombing of a Ukrainian maternity hospital, visitors to the Mayfair offices of the Russian-owned auction house Phillips could not help but wonder if an event preview seemed subdued. “It did fee...

A message from Ukraine: boycott Russia’s blood oil now

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Russian oil is funding the invasion of Ukraine and the murder of innocent people, just as money from the sale of blood diamonds fuelled brutal civil war in Africa. We must cut off this funding at source. This trade ca...

‘Our culture has changed’: young Thais boycott graduation ceremonies

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When 24-year-old Krai Saidee returned to his alma mater Chiang Mai University on 14 January, nearly two years after his graduation, he came not just to support his friends but to make a political statement. Painted go...

‘Null and void’: boycott clouds New Caledonia’s final poll on independence

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Low voter turnout at New Caledonia’s independence referendum “weighs heavily” on the French territory’s self-determination process, election observers from the Pacific Islands Forum have said. In Sunday’s referendum, ...

Authors back Sally Rooney’s boycott of an Israeli publisher

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Major authors including Kamila Shamsie, Monica Ali and China Miéville have backed Sally Rooney’s decision not to sell translation rights to an Israeli publisher, describing it as an “exemplary response to the mounting...

Black Friday: largest boycott planned by independent retailers

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This Friday, independent retailers across the country will shut down their websites, donate their profits to charity and plant trees as part of a renewed drive against the rabid consumerism encouraged by large online ...

Sally Rooney novels pulled from Israeli bookstores after translation boycott

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Books by Sally Rooney will no longer be sold in two Israeli bookshop chains, after the acclaimed writer’s decision not to sell translation rights for her most recent novel to an Israeli publisher. Rooney’s novels were...

‘Corporate colonization’: small producers boycott UN food summit

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Hundreds of civil society groups, academics and social movements are boycotting the first UN global food summit amid growing anger that the agenda has been hijacked by an opaque web of corporate interests. Called the ...

House begins Capitol attack inquiry as Republicans set to boycott proceedings

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The much-anticipated House investigation into the January attack on the US Capitol begins on Tuesday, with Republicans set to boycott proceedings in an attempt to undermine any findings. A special committee establishe...

‘It’s just ice-cream’: settlers’ chilly response to Ben & Jerry’s boycott

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There are blue skies and green grass outside and inside Pizzeria Efrat, a restaurant in a settlement of the same name in the occupied West Bank. Outside, the pizza parlour is surrounded by lush parks and wide, quiet r...

Science journal editor says he quit over China boycott article

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The editor of a long-established academic journal has said he resigned after his publisher vetoed a call to boycott Chinese science in protest at Beijing’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang....

No 10 suggests Oxford students hit by Rhodes boycott should be compensated

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Students should be entitled to compensation if they are adversely affected by the refusal of some Oxford University academics to undertake extra duties for Oriel College over its decision not to remove a statue of Cec...

Hundreds of Islamic groups boycott Prevent review over choice of chair

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Exclusive: choice of William Shawcross to head anti-radicalisation scheme review criticised due to past remarks about IslamA coalition of more than 450 Islamic organisations, including 350 mosques and imams, represent...

Film industry celebrities boycott crisis-hit Golden Globes

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Publicists say their clients have withdrawn support over Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s ‘ethical impropriety’Film industry pressure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the body that organises the...