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This Danish ad will challenge you to step outside your defining box

Source: Mashable

Sometimes it's difficult to find the things that we, as human beings, have in common.

We live in times when the "Us vs Them" narrative has become mainstream. We get caught up in minutiae and risk losing sight of what binds us, rather than divides us.

This Danish television station ad, entitled "All that we share," challenges this narrative with a simple but effective formula.

In the video, groups of Danes get onto a stage, stepping into delineated areas on the floor that define them by opposition — "The high earners" vs. "Those just getting by;" lifelong Danes vs. immigrants; "Those who trust" vs. "Those we try to avoid."

At some point, something happens that will push these people to step outside their defining boxes. And it's so heartwarming we want to cry.


Canada Mosque Shooting Suspect Known For Far-Right Views

Source: TPM


The 27-year-old suspect, who has espoused support for Le Pen and U.S. President Donald Trump on his Facebook page, was known to those who monitor extremist groups in Quebec, said François Deschamps, an official with a refugee advocacy group.

"It's with pain and anger that we learn the identity of terrorist Alexandre Bissonnette, unfortunately known to many activists in Quebec for taking nationalist, pro-Le Pen and anti-feminist positions at Laval University and on social media," Deschamps wrote on the Facebook page of the group, Bienvenues aux Refugiés, or Welcome to Refugees.

An anthropology and political science major at Laval University in Quebec City, Bissonnette had also expressed support on his Facebook profile for "Génération Nationale," a group whose manifesto includes the rejection of "multiculturalism."


Trump called Trudeau to express condolences to the Canadian people and to offer any assistance that might be needed.

The White House pointed to the attack as an example of why Trump's policies are needed. "We condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms. It's a terrible reminder of why we must remain vigilant and why the president is taking steps to be pro-active, rather than reactive when it comes to our nation's safety and security," White House spokesman Sean Spicer said.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/mosque-shooting-suspect-canada-far-right?utm_content=buffer91425&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

*eye rolls inserted by me

GO SAMANTHA BEE: Samantha Bee is planning a DC event that Trump is going to hate

Source: Mashable

Samantha Bee is throwing a party in DC and it's safe to say President Trump won't be in attendance.

The comedian announced Monday the "first annual 'Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner,'" which will take place on Saturday, April 29 at The Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. (the same night as the annual WHCD).

"Executives at TBS offered their full support of the gala by nodding politely and then muttering under their breath as we turned around," said Bee in a release. "The evening is sure to bring plenty of surprises, music, food, and laughter—and if you're not careful you just might learn something. Specifically, you’ll learn how screwed we'd be without a free press."

All proceeds for "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" will go to the Committee to Protect Journalists, with celeb attendance at the event to be announced at a later date.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/01/30/samantha-bee-not-white-house-correspodents-dinner/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#QqCEeHaRkjqA

'Freedom for refugees,' chanted hundreds at Toronto protest against Trump's travel ban

U.S. consulate suspended services on Monday due to the downtown protest

Source: CBC

Hundreds of people protested against the Trump administration's travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries outside the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto on Monday.

"Freedom for refugees, justice for immigrants," members of the crowd chanted during a march to city hall.

Speakers urged the crowd to write letters to U.S. President Donald Trump, demanding the repeal of Friday's executive order barring citizens from Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Libya and Iran from entering the U.S.

They also said the U.S. should send its refugees to Canada and that protesters should consider privately sponsoring refugees.

Read more: https://i.cbc.ca/1.3958121.1485791599!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_620/u-s-consulate-protest-3.jpg

Our Pres. Once Used Twitter to Defend Paparazzi Stalkers Who Took Topless Photos of Kate Middleton

Source: Slate

United States President Donald Trump(!) met Friday with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May at the White House. May and Trump have a lot to figure out, from the status of NATO to the potential for post-Brexit bilateral trade. Based on the press conference they gave after their meeting, though, it unfortunately does not sound like the pair addressed this 2012 tweet, which was sent after a French magazine published a number of stalker-style photos of future U.K. queen Kate Middleton sunbathing topless on a private balcony:

Who wouldn't take Kate's picture and make lots of money if she does the nude sunbathing thing. Come on Kate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2012

She was asking for it! Come on!


4 yo had a Women's March protest with dolls /This 'Hidden Figures' cosplay is the cutest

Source: Mashable

Sure, going to the Women's March on Washington following Donald Trump's inauguration might have been a historic moment, but hosting a march in your backyard featuring adorable dolls might be just as cool.

Four-year old Rose's delightful protest went viral last week after her parent's posted photographs to Facebook of her dolls ready and geared up for resistance.

“I came up with the idea and Wendy and I made up the slogans and then Rose helped tape the signs and made two of her own," Rose's father, Mark Redfern explained to BuzzFeed. "As she made the first one, she scribbled lines and talked as she did about loving people.”



Just a few days after news of a best picture nomination for Hidden Figures, its star Taraji P. Henson enchanted her Instagram followers with a photo of sweet cosplay inspired by the film.

The photo shows three young girls dressed as the film's leading women, Katherine Johnson (played by Henson), Mary Jackson (played by Janelle Monáe) and Dorothy Vaughan (played by Octavia Spencer).

She captioned the photo: "I do what I do #SoTheBabiesCanDream."



'Upset and afraid' Glasgow vet caught in US flight ban

Source: BBC

A vet from Glasgow says she is "upset" and "afraid" after being prevented from flying to the US under President Donald Trump's executive order barring people from several Muslim countries.

Hamaseh Tayari, who holds an Iranian passport, had been due to fly home from a holiday in Costa Rica via New York.

But she has been told she cannot fly to the USA because of the order.

The American president said the measures would "keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the US".

The 90-day travel ban affects nationals from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

Speaking to BBC Scotland from San Jose airport in Costa Rica, Dr Tayari, who works at the University of Glasgow, said: "We arrived at the airport this morning at five o'clock for the check-in to fly to New York, and then from New York to Glasgow.

"The people at the check-in told me that I was not allowed to take the plane because of the new rules.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-38786119

Holocaust survivor Rae Kushner: "But it can happen here if you don't watch who comes up."

(Language warning: use of racial epithets)





"Because of Donald Trump's visa ban ... I can't go and hug my son."


Peoples mic + Elizabeth Warren... Occupy never ended


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