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Canadian group blames corporate interests for firing anti-Trump artist whose work went viral

Canadian group blames corporate interests for firing anti-Trump artist whose work went viralA Facebook statement from the president of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists took aim at one of Canada's richest men in the controversy over an artist's Trump-critical cartoons.Canadian political cartoonist Michael de Adder, whose previous syndication reached over a million readers a week, was released from his contract to draw for newspapers in his native New Brunswick after he posted sensitive anti-Trump art on social media. The cartoon, which appeared on his accounts June 26th, depicts the American president standing over the bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez and Angie Valeria, two El Salvadoran migrants who recently drowned while attempting to cross the Rio Grande River into Texas (as a caution, the art behind that link can be considered disturbing). In de Adder's piece, Trump holds golf clubs and asks the prone figures if they "mind if he plays through," highlighting Trump's assumed indifference to the human cost of his administration's immigration policies. The art quickly went viral, even more so after de Adder announced that he was let go from New Brunswick newspapers the Times & Transcript, the Daily Gleaner, and the Telegraph-Journal– all of which are owned by Brunswick News.De Adder announced the news on June 28 via Twitter and followed up with the clarification that he was let go from his contract, not fired, as he was not technically an employee; he also expressed sadness over no longer being able to draw for New Brunswick papers but insisted he was "not a victim." > My cartoons will no longer appear in @TimesTranscript @DailyGleaner @TJProvincial @TJGreaterSJ> > — Michael de Adder (@deAdder) June 28, 2019> I've got to admit, it hurts pretty bad. I'm a New Brunswicker.> > — Michael de Adder (@deAdder) June 28, 2019Two days after de Adder lost his contract, the president of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists released a statement on Facebook that speculated de Adder was let go to mollify J.K. Irving. The Canadian billionaire (listed at the fourth richest person in Canada) owns both the Brunswick News and J.D. Irving, Limited, a conglomerate with numerous international trade interests. In the statement, association president Wes Tyrell wrote that despite de Adder being known for drawing anti-Trump art, he had been discouraged from doing so for Brunswick News outlets. Tyrell also claimed that while Irving's papers had never published de Adder' Trump cartoons (including the piece in question) the amount of attention de Adder received for this particular cartoon put a target on his back. "Trade has been an issue since Trump took office, trade that affects the Irvings directly," Tyrell wrote, adding, "not to mention a host of other issues. And the President himself is an unknown quantity who punishes those who appear to oppose him."Tyrell connected Irving's dual ownership of Brunswick News and J.D. Irving, Limited and placed the blame for de Adder' situation on the billionaire's shoulders, noting that "whether the powers that be in America would make the connection between de Adder's cartoon and Brunswick News Inc doesn't matter. It seems that the Irving's [sic] don't want to take that chance. So they cut all ties. A solid reason why an oil company has no business owning newspapers."  WATCH: 2018 was the year of the youth activist



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Sri Lankan president shakes up defense forces, says attack warnings went unheeded

Sri Lankan president shakes up defense forces, says attack warnings went unheededSri Lanka’s president has demanded that the defense secretary and national police chief resign after the Easter Sunday suicide bombings.



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14-year-old says he is Illinois boy who went missing in 2011

14-year-old says he is Illinois boy who went missing in 2011In 2011, 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen's mother picked him up at school in Illinois, took him to the zoo and a water park, and then killed herself at a hotel, leaving a note in which she said her son was fine but that no one would ever find him.



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Microsoft 'waiting to find out' why Bing went offline in China

Microsoft 'waiting to find out' why Bing went offline in ChinaMicrosoft is still trying to figure out why its Bing search engine temporarily went offline in China, the company’s president said following speculation that it could have been blocked by censors. The US firm’s Chinese website, cn.bing.com, was accessible again late Thursday, one day after it suddenly went offline, temporarily taking away the most prominent foreign search engine in China. The disruption raised fears among social media users that it was the latest foreign website to be blocked by China.



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President Trump Went to a Border Town to Prove They Need a Wall. Residents Say Otherwise

President Trump Went to a Border Town to Prove They Need a Wall. Residents Say Otherwise'We have never supported the wall,' says a spokeswoman for the Texas Border Coalition



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Saudi woman whose asylum plea went viral might find safety in Australia

Saudi woman whose asylum plea went viral might find safety in AustraliaThe Australian government said it will consider resettlement for a Saudi woman whose plea to seek asylum while escaping her family went viral.



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Protests over death of man who went to N..J. police headquarters asking for help

Protests over death of man who went to N..J. police headquarters asking for helpProtesters in New Jersey demanded answers over the death of a young man who walked into a police station disoriented and asking for help. A short time later, he fell unconscious and never woke up.



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Police: Boy found in storage unit last went to school in May

Police: Boy found in storage unit last went to school in MayDENVER (AP) — Investigators believe a 7-year-old boy found dead in a Denver storage unit just before Christmas last attended school in late May, a police spokesman said Friday.



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This Alpina Z1 showed BMW where it went wrong

This Alpina Z1 showed BMW where it went wrongRarely seen but undoubtedly a star, the Alpina Z1 roadster is what BMW should have done with its own sports car



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Cruise line: Autistic man climbed deck rail, went overboard

Cruise line: Autistic man climbed deck rail, went overboardMOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An autistic man missing at sea since Sunday, when he disappeared from a Carnival Cruise Line ship traveling from Alabama to the western Caribbean, went overboard after climbing over a deck rail, the company said Wednesday. The family says he is presumed dead.



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