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Now: The Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU petition has just passed 5 million.

Yesterday: The Guardian: Put it to the People march: a formidable sea of humanity and powerful strength of feeling
They came to London from across Britain and Europe, filled with enthusiasm for the new three Rs: revoke, remain, reform

Last week: Christchurch shootings: The people killed as they prayed
In order to remember the victims, not the killer.
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So, I tend to collect links.

And since today is a Bank Holiday I figured I'd post them all today. However I can't be bothered to organise them much, so you get a somewhat random collection (many of them probably outdated, but hey ho).

Outside the cut, however, this absolute amazing thing by Lenny Henry:



(If you have not yet watched This is America, then WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?)

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The British among you will know him. Americans - look out. Here he is (13 years ago?) in his Ali G persona interviewing Donald Trump.



But he has moved away from just making fun of people. (And to be honest, Borat must have been ten years ago, have no idea what he's been doing in the mean time...) But NOW? Now, he's gone after American politics. Please watch the clip below, where Republicans Endorse Arming Preschoolers. Yes really. YES REALLY.



For this new show (Who Is America) he has also interviewed Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, that pedophile (I can't remember his name, and can't be bothered to look it up).

America, you're welcome. :)

Omg. He also interviewed Bernie Sanders! Poor Bernie, the look he shoots the camera when his 'interviewer' starts sprouting complete nonsense is amazing.
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ETA:



On a more serious note I also wanted to highlight this:

UK immigration authorities separating children from parents
Scores of children – and possibly hundreds – are separated from a parent or carer in the UK every year

It wouldn't surprise me at all, if the MayBot and Drumpf were comparing notes. :(

ETA2:




This is why I love the baby blimp. It's big, ridiculous and suck a lot of attention from Drumpf himself. Even if never mentions it, I am sure he HATES it. >:) Oh wait, He said it made him feel unwelcome! Hurrah. It worked.
elisi: (Sunglasses)
Last time he was here, we got Brexit.

This time. Well.

But surely you can see the pattern?

ETA: Sad that it’s not coming home and that a lying, misogynist, racist President is coming instead? Here’s a list of the sort of organisations he hates that you can donate to as another form of protest:

https://www.toptrumptargets.uk/

And you can also help the NHS by buying their song and helping them to #1 (multiple links if you go to Twitter):

https://twitter.com/NHSVoices/status/1015128682782953477

On a more serious note, you may have seen this statistic:

BBC: Domestic Abuse Rates increase by 38% when England lose

Information and Support: Domestic abuse
Many links, I am sure most would appreciate a donation.
elisi: (Democracy)


ETA: Mr Bean Appointed As New UK Brexit Secretary

ETA2: Damn. This:


elisi: (Choose Love)
Thread:



They included a handy link so you can email your MP to ask them to speak up:

https://scotpep.eaction.org.uk/lobby/safetynotcriminalisation

Oh and speaking up can help. Here's another thread which... Well, go read it (and he did a lot more than just speak up):

https://twitter.com/PatrickStrud/status/1014084939145412608
elisi: (Impossible Girl)
Make me sick


2018...

21 June 2018 07:41 pm
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HOWEVER. There are good people fighting. Seriously, watch this.



Homepage: https://www.mjfortexas.com/
elisi: (Vote Saxon by diapadme)

elisi: (Choose Love)

This

14 March 2018 12:20 pm
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Speaking of, this is how I found out about Rex Tillerson. Turned out to be 100% accurate.

elisi: (Sunglasses)
Environmental Audit Committee
Heatwaves: Adapting to Climate Change inquiry

Accepting written submissions; the deadline is Wednesday 14 March 2018.
elisi: (Women's March)
This is another collection of links, but these are completely random. Although I have tried to arrange them by subject.

Although first of all, in honour of Women's Day:

Barbie has released a new line of dolls for International Women’s Day and they’re awesome
(I want the Frida Khalo one...)

Twitter thread: There are a whole bunch of women who have (and do) inspired me in different ways, some of whom I've been lucky enough to write about, some I've worked with, some I listen to or read. So here they are

Fundraiser for Refuge (For women & children. Against Domestic violence.)
Richard Herring: I am spending March 8th on Twitter for Refuge because people don't seem to know when Int Men's Day is.

And also this one, because it's one of the most interesting, hard-hitting and informative things I have read on the subject:

Eco-fashion’s Animal Rights Delusion
In this exploration of the hidden stories behind materials such as wool and rayon, silk and polyester, and vegan leather, Alden Wicker—a frequent writer, blogger, and speaker on sustainable fashion—finds some inconvenient truths for the animal rights movement.

ETA: And one more:

Following John Lewis on civil rights journey 'touched by the spirit of history'
(If you can watch/read this without tearing up, you are doing better than I.)


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