The Daily Populous

Monday November 28th, 2022 morning edition

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Farideh Moradkhani, the niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been arrested after calling on foreign governments to cut all ties with the Iranian government.

In a video statement shared by her brother prior to her arrest, Moradkhani called on people around the world to urge their governments to cut ties with the Iranian regime amid protests sweeping the nation, and to ask their governments to “stop any dealings with this regime.”.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with a group of students in Tehran, Iran, on November 2.

“Oh, free people, be with us and tell your governments to stop supporting this murderous and child-killing regime.

Following her arrest Iranian security reportedly searched Moradkhani’s house and seized some of her belongings, according to human rights organizations.

Iranian demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital Tehran on September 21 during a protest for Mahsa Amini.

The Basij is a wing of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and has been deployed to the streets as protests have swelled. »

A hundred UK companies sign up for four-day week with no loss of pay

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They argue that a four-day week would drive companies to improve their productivity, meaning they can create the same output using fewer hours.

Joe Ryle, the UK campaign’s director, said there was increasing momentum in the adoption of the four-day week, even as companies brace for a long recession.

Most of the companies that have officially adopted the four-day week are in the services sector such as technology, events or marketing companies. »

Adidas to investigate claims Kanye West showed pornography to staff

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The sportswear giant Adidas is to launch an independent investigation into allegations of misconduct made this week against the US rapper and fashion designer Kanye West, including that he showed pornography to staff at company meetings.

Staff allegations included in a letter to Adidas obtained by the outlet included claims that Adidas “turned their moral compass off” and failed to protect employees from “years of verbal abuse, vulgar tirades and bullying attacks”.

The decision to launch an inquiry comes after one of Adidas’ largest shareholders, Union Investment, demanded clarity about the alleged incidents. »

The far right is losing. That’s why America has never been so dangerous.

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Airport police arrested the man, later identified as Nicholas Edward Letney, before he could board the Dallas-bound flight.

It’s clear that America is having a moment right now, and a deeply troubling one at that.

It’s that stunning defeat that’s making the far right so batty, from the inner sanctum of Mar-a-Lago to Gate D10 at Sea-Tac. »

Assault weapons ban: Sen. Chris Murphy doesn't think Democrats have 60 votes to pass it

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Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut said Senate Democrats don’t have the 60 votes needed to advance an assault weapons ban bill but expressed optimism on CNN’s “State of the Union” that something could get done in the next Congress if Democrats keep their seat in Georgia.

“I’m glad that President (Joe) Biden is gonna be pushing us to take a vote on an assault weapons ban,” he told CNN’s Dana Bash on Sunday morning.

But any action on gun legislation – particularly the assault weapons ban Biden has repeatedly called for – does not have the votes to pass. »