Russian Government Seeks to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses

“Of course, there will absolutely be prison sentences, just like it was in Taganrog [in southern Russia’s Rostov region], where 15 innocent people were sentenced,” he said. “But a majority [of the Jehovah’s Witnesses] will go underground. They will also be congregating, praying and so on. Stalin couldn’t do anything about them even though he […]

Russia Escalates War on Christians with More Jehovah’s Witnesses Arrests

Police detained the man recently in Seversk, a town in western Siberia’s Tomsk region. Investigators say the man and others affiliated with Jehovah’s Witnesses “organized meetings in 2017-2020, disseminated ‘extremist’ literature, and recruited new members” to the organization.

Jehovah’s Witnesses to hold convention virtually, first time since 1897

It said: “The convention will be available in whole in over 360 languages and in part in nearly 120. Each member of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses will present two discourses during the convention.

From the #BLM movement to the pandemic, memes go for the jugular with their wit

That said, there is an upside to the viral quality of (clever) memes. At a time when state censorship is beginning to pose serious problems in India and many other nations, memes are used as a medium of subversion and dissent. Done cleverly, the messaging of memes can be sharp, hard-hitting, and yet never amount […]

‘Pepe the Frog’ Creator Tries to Reclaim Meme in ‘Feels Good Man’ Doc Trailer

In the trailer for the Sundance-winning film, Furie’s beloved “happy little frog” is co-opted by white supremacy groups, which the cartoonist helplessly witnesses. “I’m just a spectator to how things evolved on the internet,” Furie says in the preview.

Jehovah’s Witness jailed in Russia for extremism, lawyer says

“The city court’s ruling is in defiance of repeated demands by the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and other prominent international actors to stop arresting, detaining, and prosecuting Jehovah’s Witnesses for their peaceful worship.”

Jehovah’s Witness Alleges Princess Denied Time To Observe Faith

The plaintiff decided to quit because she “no longer felt comfortable working for (Princess) as a result of their religious discrimination and failure to accommodate (her) religious obligations,” the suit states. Her last day of work was in January 2019, the suit states.

Veteran Seattle detective and Gov Inslee’s cousin suspended over ‘All Lives Splatter’ meme after deadly car ramming

“The driver was reserved and appeared sullen throughout his time in custody,” Trooper James McGuire wrote in the arrest report. “At one point he asked if the injured pedestrians were okay.”

Reese Witherspoon shares sad 2020 meme, goes viral on social media

In her medley of photos, the “Sweet Home Alabama” star is seen as the upbeat and optimistic Elle Woods from her role in “Legally Blonde.”  The other images are pulled from her projects “Wild” and “Little Fires Everywhere.”

Indians Stressed Out as China Warns of Bubonic Plague; Memes Flood Twitter

The plague had become a pandemic back in the 14th century – that adversely affected Europe and Western Asia. Citing author MedicineNet author Melissa Conrad Stöppler, the media has reported that the world has witnessed at least three pandemic outbreaks of bubonic plague, of which, the “Black Death” pandemic of the 14th century is considered to have been the deadliest.