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A group of Netflix transgender employees plan to strike next week in protest of Dave Chappelle's "The Closer" comedy special.

Netflix has lifted the suspension of three employees, including a male-to-female transgender, who protested Chappelle's comedy special on social media.

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Netflix software engineer Terra Field, an MtF transgender, has been reinstated along with two other employees.

Prior to the suspension, Field wrote a lengthy Twitter thread on Oct. 9, complaining about Chappelle's Netflix special.

The three employees were suspended for crashing an annual directors meeting to complain about Chappelle at the company headquarters in San Francisco.

Netflix invites 500 top employees to the annual meeting, but Field and the other two workers were not invited.

Field tweeted the reinstatement notice on Tuesday.

"Our investigation did not find that you joined the QBR meeting with any ill intent and that you genuinely didn't think there was anything wrong with seeking access to this meeting."

Field added, "At the very least, I feel vindicated."

A transgender employee resource group at Netflix plans to walk off the job on October 20th to protest statements made by Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos regarding Chappelle.

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Sarandos, pictured with his wife Nicole Avant, denied suspending the three employees for complaining about Chappelle.

Sarandos added he will not pull Chappelle's comedy special off the air.

In an internal memo, the trans resource group ERG wrote:

"Trans Lives Matter. Trans Rights Matter. And as an organization, Netflix has continually failed to show deep care in our mission to Entertain the World by repeatedly releasing content that harms the Trans community and continually failing to create content that represents and uplifts Trans content. We can and must do better!"

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Hundreds of protesters stormed Times Square in New York City to protest the arrests of three Texas women who fought with a hostess over their vaccine status.

Hundreds of maskless New Yorkers flooded Times Square to demonstrate against vaccine mandates.

Many carried signs comparing the vaccine programs to genocide. One woman carried a sign comparing vaccination to the murders of Jews in Nazi Germany.

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Others carried the American flag and signage that read "We are NOT your lab rats", "Walk by Faith, Not by Fear" and "Freedom Over Fear."
 
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an order forcing restaurants to follow vaccine mandates.

A recent investigation found that 11 out of 14 NYC restaurants were not enforcing the mandates.

But a hostess at Carmine's on the Upper West Side stopped the Texas women and demanded their vaccination cards last week.

After the women showed their cards, two males who were with the women said they left their cards behind at the hotel.

That's when the brawl erupted between the women and the 24-year-old Asian hostess.

The attorney representing the three Texas women says they were racially profiled.

"This hostess clearly has some anger management issues and unfortunately her aggression and her violence led to something that three Black women are being punished for," Texas civil rights lawyer Justin Moore told the NY Daily News.

A lawyer for Carmine's vigorously denied the Texas womens' accusations.

"Any claim that they were racially profiled is a complete fabrication, disingenuous, and outright irresponsible," said attorney Carolyn Richmond.

Another protest is planned by Black Lives Matter outside the restaurant on Monday, Sept. 20.

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A small but vocal group of Nicki Minaj supporters protested outside the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on Wednesday.

According to Yahoo! News, the group was comprised of members of the anti-vaccine Black Hammer organization.

The protesters shouted "Nicki told the truth!" and "Fauci lied to me!" - referring to Dr. Anthony Fauci, Covid-19 adviser to Pres. Joe Biden.

The demonstrators also chanted "down with the CDC, Fauci lies to me."

A man in a black mask holding a megaphone said, "Nicki Minaj said I'm not going to take your vaccine."

The activists approached cars leaving the CDC headquarters on the city's northeast side.

Nicki sparked controversy earlier this week when she tweeted her reason for skipping this year's Met Gala.

The "Anaconda" rapper told her 22.6 million followers she was unvaccinated and preferred to do her own research before getting the vaccine.

She also claimed a friend of her cousin in her native Trinidad experienced impotency and swollen testicles after getting the shots.

Health ministers in Trinidad held an urgent press conference to deny the claim.

The ministers told the BBC "there is absolutely no reported side effect or adverse event of testicular swelling in Trinidad."

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Caitlyn Jenner slammed controversial athlete Gwen Berry for turning her back to the American flag during the national anthem at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.

Berry, who took third place in the hammer throw, angered Americans after she protested the national anthem playing during the medal ceremony.

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Berry, left, complained that "The Star-Spangled Banner" played as she stood on the podium alongside first place winner DeAnna Price, center, and silver medalist Brooke Anderson, right.

Price broke her own world record during the trials to secure her spot at the Tokyo Olympics this month. However, her achievement was overshadowed by Berry's antics.

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"They said they were going to play it before we walked out, then they played it when we were out there," Berry said. She added that the American flag and national anthem were offensive to Black Americans.

But Olympic officials asserted the national anthem was played at the same time daily at the trials.

After the public backlash, Berry tweeted, "I never said I hated this country!"

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Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, who won the decathlon event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, ripped Berry for focusing the attention on herself.

Honestly, it's disgusting," Jenner said on Wednesday.

"I love this country, I love this state. I was the first person ever to put the American flag up at the finish line in 1976 and I've very proud of that because I'm proud of my country. I'm proud that my country gave me the opportunity to grow up to be who I am."

"I don't like political statements on the podium. We shouldn't do that. This is the greatest gathering of people and countries in the world... The other two girls ahead of her are so much better, and there's other ones around the world in the hammer throw. So I think that was kind of her last hurrah."

Jenner, who is running for governor of California, was criticized by LGBT+ groups for saying male-to-female transgenders should not compete against biological girls in sports.

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Agents raided the North Hollywood home of Netflix actor Siaka Massaquoi (right) who participated in the "Stop the Steal" protest rally in Washington, DC in January.

Massaquoi was photographed among the Trump supporters protesting the 2020 presidential election in the nation's capitol on January 6, 2021.

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Nearly two dozen armed agents raided Massaquoi's home, terrorizing the actor and his friends just before 6 a.m. on Friday, the L.A. Times reports.

42-year-old Brian Burks and his two minor children were in the home at the time of the raid.

Burks' ex-wife, Luvelle Mendoza, told the Times that her ex-husband was "briefly detained" by agents. She said her two sons, ages three and seven, were also in the home when the agents stormed in with semi-automatic rifles.

"My heart breaks," said Mendoza who worries about the mental trauma to her young boys. "They had to see the big guns and I just think, I wasn't there to console them."

The Times reports that both men are under investigation for their comments on a social media app.

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Massaquoi is best known for his roles in "S.W.A.T." and "NCIS: Los Angeles." He attended political rallies in support of former President Donald Trump in 2020. And he participated in the movement to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat.

On his Instagram account, Massaqoui, a registered Republican, said he was within his constitutional rights to protest -- just as Black Lives Matter and Antifa protested by looting and burning down courthouses and police stations last summer.

"I did nothing wrong on the 6th... did nothing violent," Massaquoi wrote on IG.

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Racial justice organizations are livid that the International Olympic Committee barred Black Lives Matter apparel or kneeling at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

The Olympic Games has long barred protests during the Games. Athletes who failed to comply with the rule faced expulsion from the Games.

The committee will allow apparel with the words like "peace," "respect," "solidarity," "inclusion" and "equality."

Athletes are banned from wearing apparel featuring the words "Black Lives Matter, along with kneeling or raising a fist.

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American sprinters Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) made headlines when they raised their fists at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. The gesture was a symbolic protest against racism in the United States. Smith, the gold medal winner, and Carlos, the bronze medal winner, were subsequently suspended from the Olympic team.

Racial justice organization Color of Change voiced its opposition to the IOC's decision.

The organization called on Olympics sponsors to "keep your promises to Black communities."

"The IOC's oppressive policies cannot stand, especially when its corporate sponsors issued statements supporting Black lives. @CocaCola, @Visa, @Hersheys, @Toyota, @ProcterGamble, @RalphLauren, @Samsung: it's time to keep your promises to Black communities."

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Seven college students died when a railing they were leaning against broke, sending them plummeting to the concrete floor below.

The tragic incident happened at the Public University of El Alto in Bolivia on Tuesday.

About 100 maskless students were protesting in a packed hallway outside a lecture hall where a tense meeting was being held.

Fights broke out and some of the students were jostling each other when the railing gave way.

Seven students were pronounced dead at the scene. Five students are in critical condition at a hospital.

Disturbing video footage, captured by a bystander showed the moment before the railing broke. A dozen students fell to the concrete floor while a few students were pulled to safety.

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A female student in a blue blouse dangled precariously over the edge before her fellow students grabbed her shoes and pulled her back up.

Two female students fortunately landed on the floor just below where the railing broke.

An investigation has been ordered into the accident.

Engineering standards in the United States require balconies to withstand 100 pounds per square feet of load while railings must withstand 200 pounds of force at any point along the railing.

But construction projects are not up to code in third world countries.

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A judge in Kenosha, Wisconsin denied prosecutors' requests to raise Kyle Rittenhouse's bail or issue an arrest warrant for the teenager who killed 2 people during anti-police protests last summer.

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Rittenhouse, then 17, was armed with a friend's AR-15 semi-automatic rifle when he traveled to Kenosha during the protests and riots following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

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Rittenhouse (pictured center) was charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting death of Anthony Huber, 26 (pictured right), first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Joseph Rosenbaum (not pictured), and attempted first-degree intentional homicide for wounding Gaige Grosskreutz ([pictured left), who was armed with a handgun.

Rittenhouse maintains he shot the three Antifa protesters in self-defense because they were armed with weapons when they attacked him.

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A protester who kicked Rittenhouse in the head was not shot because he was unarmed.

Rittenhouse is accused of violating the terms of his $2 million cash bond after he failed to update his new address when he moved out of his mother's Antioch, Illinois apartment.

Prosecutors had asked Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder to raise Rittenhouse's bond by $200,000 cash, and issue a warrant for his arrest. But the judge declined both requests.

The terms of Rittenhouse's cash bail require him to update his new address within 48 hours of moving.

In an unusual decision, the judge sealed Rittenhouse's current address and refused to provide it to the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office.

The district attorney previously refused to keep Rittenhouse's address a secret.

Rittenhouse moved to a "safe house" after receiving death threats.

Twitter users expressed outrage at the judge's decision.

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After spending a few days golfing at his Florida resort, President Donald Trump returned to Washington, DC, and spoke for the first time since the Capitol riots.

Speaking to a small pool of reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, Trump warned Democrats that their efforts to impeach him for a second time is "causing tremendous anger" among his base.

House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment on Monday, saying they have enough votes to impeach Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 13, just days before his term as President is set to end.

Trump said the impeachment is "a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics."

"We want no violence," he said, before adding that his January 6th speech was "totally appropriate."

5 people died in the clashes at the Capitol building after Trump's fiery speech in DC on Wednesday. Among the dead is a 14-year Air Force veteran who was shot in the neck by a DC cop.

The FBI says armed protests are set to take place in all 50 states prior to the inauguration on January 20.

Trump boasted, "we have support probably like nobody's ever seen before."

Trump was permanently banned on Twitter and Facebook for "inciting violence" in the nation's Capitol.

The President condemned the social media blackout and said he warned his followers he would be banned on Twitter and Facebook.

"This will be a catastrophic mistake for them," he said. "They are dividing and divisive."
 

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A MAGA supporter who ransacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Capitol Hill office has been arrested.

A viral photo showed MAGA supporter Richard Barnett with his feet propped up on Pelosi's desk in her office inside the Capitol building during rioting in Washington, DC on Wednesday.

According to The Washington Free Beacon, Barnett, 60, was arrested at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Friday.

He was charged with entering and remaining on restricted grounds, violent entry and theft of public property.

Barnett was among a group of protesters who entered the Capitol building and ransacked Pelosi's office, breaking picture frames, and scrawling messages on her desk.

Barnett is one of 26 protesters wanted for rioting in the U.S. Capitol that left 5 people dead, including Ashli Babbitt, a 14-year U.S. Air Force veteran who was shot in the neck by a DC police officer. The officer, who has not been identified, has been placed on leave.

Just days before the DC protests, someone spray-painted messages on the garage door of Pelosi's San Francisco home.

Vandals also left a severed pig's head on her driveway in the early morning hours of New Year's Day.

Police responded to a 911 call of a disturbance at the property at 2 a.m. in the city's wealthy Pacific Heights neighborhood. The graffiti read: "CANCEL RENT! WE WANT EVERYTHING."

Protesters also hit the Kentucky home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and spray-painted his garage door with the words: "WERES MY MONEY [sic]," and "MITCH KILLS THE POOR."

The vandalism occurred hours after McConnell refused to pass a bill for $2,000 Covid-19 stimulus checks.

Also on Friday, MAGA supporters mobbed South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham as he arrived at Ronald Reagan Airport in Washington, DC.


 

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