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UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 8:55 p.m.

University of Alabama rejects $26M gift after abortion flap

The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back a $26.5 million donation to a philanthropist who recently called on students to boycott the school over the …


With voodoo dolls, cookies Saints fans protest missed call

A New Orleans bakery is turning out thousands of cookies with a picture of a referee with a circle and slash mark across it in red icing.


Canada auto workers seek boycott of GM vehicles from Mexico

The Canadian auto workers union is asking people in Canada and the U.S. to boycott General Motors vehicles made in Mexico.


Saudis call for Amazon boycott over anger at Washington Post

Saudis who are angry at the Washington Post’s coverage of the kingdom in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder are calling for a boycott of Amazon.com Inc. because of its …


Governments boycotting Nike or considering it are mounting

A Rhode Island town is considering asking its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, and the American Civil Liberties Union is objecting.


Resist In-N-Out? Democratic leader calls for boycott of fast-food restaurant, citing GOP donations

The head of the California Democratic Party this week called for a boycott of the popular West Coast fast-food chain In-N-Out after a public filing revealed that the company had …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

Netflix and don’t chill: Obama deal sparks conservative boycott

Now showing on a social media screen near you, a conservative backlash against Netflix over the production deal with the Obamas it announced this week.


Egypt coalition calls for boycott of March vote

A coalition of eight Egyptian opposition parties and some 150 pro-democracy public figures on Tuesday called for a boycott of the March presidential election, calling it an “absurdity” and comparing …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Mayors boycott Trump meeting after sanctuary cities threat

The Justice Department ramped up pressure Wednesday on so-called sanctuary cities seeking public safety grant money, warning that they could be legally forced to prove they are cooperating with federal …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

Israel lists 20 groups to be denied entry over boycott calls

Israel on Sunday identified 20 activist groups from around the world whose members will be banned from entering the country over their calls to boycott the Jewish state, stepping up …


Kremlin: Russia election boycott campaign may be illegal

The Kremlin hinted Tuesday at possible legal repercussions for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny over his calls for a boycott of the March presidential election.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Israeli, French leaders tangle over U.S. recognition of Jerusalem

The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 11:54 a.m.

Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, …


Kenya opposition leader urges boycott on eve of rerun vote

The leader of Kenya’s main opposition party urged his supporters to boycott a rerun of the disputed presidential election scheduled for Thursday amid rising political tensions and fears of violence …


Texas city requires no Israel boycott for hurricane relief

A civil rights group on Friday called unconstitutional a Houston suburb’s hurricane repair grant program that says residents cannot boycott Israel as a condition of receiving any money.


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:02 p.m.

Angie’s List rejects O’Reilly boycott: Trusts members to ‘make their own’ decisions

More than 30 advertisers have fled the airwaves of “The O’Reilly Factor,” the most popular cable television show on the most popular cable network, after a New York Times report …


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Olympics boycott, March 23, 1980


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

Pasco students, businesses join in A Day Without Immigrants boycott

Fiesta Foods, the four-store Pasco chain owned by Craig Gaylord, closed Thursday, along with many other businesses in support of “A Day Without Immigrants.”


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 6:41 p.m.

‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest closes restaurants

The heart of Philadelphia’s Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation’s capital closed for the day. Grocery stores, food trucks, coffee shops, …


Trump says buy LL Bean – but many products are made in China

Republican President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday urged people to buy from outdoors retailer L.L. Bean – even though many of its products are made in China – as it faces …


Breitbart News urges boycott of Kellogg after brand abandons website

Breitbart News urged its readers to boycott Kellogg Co. after the cereal maker stopped advertising on the news site, whose former chairman is a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump.


Tribe calls for pipeline opponents to boycott Bismarck

The leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux in South Dakota is urging all opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to boycott businesses in North Dakota’s capital city.


Tacoma General nurses plan weeklong boycott of extra shifts

Nurses at Tacoma General Hospital are refusing to take extra shifts or voluntary overtime to protest hospital work practices.


Idaho employer of refugees wrongly attacked

Chobani’s critics see a conspiracy to infiltrate the U.S. with Muslims and displace U.S. workers with a low-wage labor force.


Raleigh police vote not to boycott Beyonce concert in May

The Raleigh police union will not boycott Beyonce’s upcoming concert in response to her Super Bowl halftime act and new video, which some unions said contain “anti-police” messages.