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3 October 2017 01:52 pm
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I wish there was something profound I could say about the terrorist shooting in Vegas. But we are just drowning in disasters at the moment.

(Although I wish someone [in government] would be brave enough to say 'Yes, we are coming for your guns, you don't need them'. ETA: Actually, they can all have a gun just like the ones they had in 1791!)

:)

17 September 2017 06:53 pm
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BBC video: Tribes react to polar bears
People from The Solomon Islands, Ethiopia and Mongolia react to BBC's Planet Earth.

ETA: Forgot this one!!! (Thank you Nos.)

Tribes react to Morris dancing
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But anyway:

Dear America... tips from the Faroe Islands
Ahead of Monday's eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic, which experienced one in 2015.
elisi: (Choose Love)
If you haven't heard of The Great Get Together, have a look! There might be something happening near you!!

It's in memory of Jo Cox, celebrating her message, and very much what we need right now. And just look - a media first! The Sun & Daily Mirror print a shared editorial backing The #GreatGetTogether inspired by Jo Cox, and The Telegraph and The Guardian have written a joint opinion piece celebrating #MoreInCommon. (Follow link above to see them.)

And here are four former Prime Ministers:



"We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us."
Jo Cox, firs speech to Parliament.


(And also, you should all go watch The Last Leg. <3)

:(

4 June 2017 12:13 pm
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London Attack

I also don't want to forget to mention the attack in Kabul last week, which was then followed up by more attacks during a funeral...
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This one was close to home.

(Aftermath in pictures)
elisi: (Tea)
Similing
Story behind photo: EDL march in Birmingham upstaged by really nice tea party

Also:

We asked Europeans what they really think of the UK
This is rather silly, but sweet.

(I feel like curling up into a ball and hiding. This is an attempt at looking at something positive.)
elisi: (Eleven/Amy (foreheads) by meathiel)
I keep feeling like I should write something... more.

But there are no simple platitudes. Yes the London attack was terrible, but UN fears 200 died in coalition airstrike on Mosul, Brexit grinds on, Trump's healthcare reform failed (\o/ for now at least), and Red Nose Day raised £71 million...

And the sun is shining on a beautiful and somewhat crisp spring day.



(Subject line from Kipling's Kim, which is my favourite book of all time)
elisi: (Tea)
LONDON

Night in a city that has licked its wounds
Two thousand years. And curls around its kits
Feeding and grooming heroes cowards wits
Lovers and killers. Always quiet sounds
As traffic purrs dim cat lights in the street.
Windows are dark in darkness curtains drawn
So many million. City I was born
In your warm heart my first breath to its beat
And hope to die according to your laws
Breathing your scented passioned poison air
Surrounds me chokes me black dust in my hair
I drink dark milk protected by your claws
Gog Magog Bran and dragons in the stone
You gave me all the words I write breathe own.

Roz Kaveney x
elisi: (Tea)
Icon from 7/7 btw. As is this:

London attack: Four dead in Westminster terror incident

(Disabling comments, as my computer has major connectivity/internet problems)

ETA:

NotAfraid
Don't give them the anger they want. Focus on the amazing job done by the public and emergency services. Don't look at the apparent carnage, look at the people rushing towards the unknown to help others. Make the story about the resilience of London and its citizens. They want your anger, they want your fury - and they want you to focus it on anyone different from you. Don't hand them an easy victory.
(x)

That was my main thought... That governments will use this to target immigrants & make people afraid. I don't know how to stop that. :( It's a vicious cycle, and will only cause more hurt.
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'Peter and Jane and Mummy Too' writes about International Women's Day.
Random quote (it's all good):

Women’s rights have come so far in just the last 100 years, but despite that, predictions suggest that the gender gap won’t fully close until 2186 (World Economic Forum). So, true equality may possibly not exist until our granddaughters’ granddaughters’ granddaughters’ time. That’s why the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Be Bold For Change’, because there is still so much more to change, and 169 years is too long to wait!
elisi: (Democracy)
First of all, the Best Picture Oscar mix up made my day! :D

ETA: Lovely post here with MORE: 10 Beautiful Moments at the Oscars That Were Basically “Fuck Yous” to Donald Trump

Also, this website, via [profile] lynnene:

President Hillary Rodham Clinton
News from the Real America, Where the Majority Rules

It's hilarious, and apparently makes Trump supporters really mad!!

So many links, I'm sure a lot are out of date by now... )

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