Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

May 24, 2017

… in Niger. Meanwhile, in America, President Trump has proposed a budget that eliminates the Interagency Council on Homelessness, an organization that works, in part, to reduce homelessness of military veterans. Jannat Al Ghezi works for the organization for Womens Freedom in Iraq, an organization that helps domestic-violence survivors. Veronica Simogun runs an anti-domestic-violence organization in Papua New Guinea. Malebogo Molefhe of was nearly killed by an ex-boyfriend and now works as an …


‘Mom’ ditches Emmy campaign to donate to Planned Parenthood

May 22, 2017

(CNN)CBS’s “Mom” put its plans for an Emmy campaign on hold in support of Planned Parenthood. Explaining their decision, star Allison Janney told “Access Hollywood”: “It just seems like now is a time to do something like this — as the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood.” Janney, who plays Bonnie on the series, is a long-time advocate for the organization. Janney said her great-grandmother worked with Planned Parenthood …


Well, someone is spray painting condoms on graffiti dicks in London

May 21, 2017

… condom artist has been at it since April, with each fluorescent condom accompanied by the URL for Shine, a reproductive health organization in London providing free STI screenings and free condoms through six National Health Service clinics. So far, he’s added about 20 dicks to his portfolio. City Cock 1 #protectcitycocks A post shared by ProtectCityCocks (@protectcitycocks) on Apr 28, 2017 at 4:58am PDT The creative process is basically a graffiti dick scavenger hunt. Wherever …


Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

May 20, 2017

… — a number that rose after Texas defunded Planned Parenthood and poor women found it more challenging to access contraception and legal abortion. This bizarre definition of “pro-life” extends overseas, too. In what is largely seen as a gift to his anti-abortion base, Trump expanded the Gag Rule, and this week his State Department broadened the order, which strips US funds from any organization abroad that so much as mentions abortion as an option for women — even groups …


Net neutrality is a pivotal moment in a broader movement for a healthy internet

May 19, 2017

… information and creativity. Today, we can voice loud and consistent support for net neutrality. And we can also fuel a broader movement one that values principles like inclusion, equality, literacy, privacy and security online. Mark Surman is executive director at Mozilla Foundation, an nonprofit organization dedicated to support the open source Mozilla project. WATCH: There may be a new solution to the ocean trash problem More From this publisher : HERE Recommended …


Facebook and The Trevor Project hope to help prevent LGBTQ youth suicides

May 18, 2017

Facebook has been working to make users feel safer on the platform for years, and in its latest effort to enhance the online community, the social media platform partnered with The Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth. On Tuesday in the middle of Mental Health Awareness month Facebook announced that users will be able to connect with mental health resourcesfromThe Trevor Project right from their direct messages. The project rolls out over the next …


1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

May 16, 2017

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …


Trump might tap a non-scientist to fill a high-level science job at USDA

May 15, 2017

… and moves appropriately from there,” she told ProPublica. The USDA’s undersecretary for research, education, and economics has historically consulted on a wide range of issues for which a scientific understanding is crucial, including the Zika and Ebola outbreaks and homeland security issues related to food safety, Woteki told the news organization. Image: USDA Climate change-related issues also fall under the undersecretary’s purview. Yet Clovis has decried the mainstream …


Games for Change highlights impactful VR projects with its new summit

April 29, 2017

A visitor plays a computer game holding virtual reality glasses at the independent and alternative games event A Maze.Image: Clemens BILAN/EPA/REX/Shutterstock The social change-driven organization Games for Change is expanding from video games into virtual reality with the VR for Change Summit at its annual Games for Change Festival this year, featuring VR projects that impact the way we learn and shape the way we view the world. The VR for Change Summit is focusing entirely on virtual …


United Airlines had the most animal deaths of all U.S. airlines two years in a row

April 28, 2017

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Zach Galifianakis gives John Legend and St. Vincent’s song cover some harsh notes

April 13, 2017

Raising money has never included so much accordion playing and chair smashing. 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood, a charity producing 7-inch vinyl records to raise money for the women’s health organization, brought together John Legend and St. Vincent to cover Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You.” The duo were having fun jamming on the piano when Zach Galifianakis barged in to offer some particularly useless notes on their performance. More From this publisher : HERE …


Go vegan, save the planet

April 9, 2017

… take climate change. An assessment by the Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations indicated the contribution of the livestock sector to global greenhouse gas emissions exceeds that of transportation. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Choosing plant-based diets can promote environmental sustainability. It is rare that a single choice of ours can have a broad and decisive impact on the climate crisis. We have a moral imperative to choose and advocate for plant-based …


Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… anti-Assad rebels were. And after his strike, some conservative commentators have accused Trump of providing American support to radical groups. In their rush to demonize the opposition, some on the left and right have veered into conspiracy theories. Some writers argue that the internationally renowned volunteer medical organization known as the White Helmets is a terror front. Gabbard Stephen Kinzer, a fellow at Brown University who the American media is engaged in a government-led …


Facebook now lets you create personal fundraisers for yourself, friends, and family

April 1, 2017

Image: Facebook If you’re hoping to raise money for a good cause, but it isn’t tied to a specific organization, Facebook just changed the game. The social media giant has expanded its fundraisers tool, now letting users create personal fundraiser pages to raise money for themselves, friends, and people or things not on Facebook. Previously, users could only raise money for a registered nonprofit on the platform. SEE ALSO: Facebook creates Community Help tool so users can aid each …


Brexit vote: Single market benefit ‘largely imaginary’ – BBC News

March 23, 2017

Economies that trade with the 11 founding members of the single market, using World Trade organization (WTO) terms, have increased their exports to the EU five times faster than the UK has, over the past 20 years, the study says. Michael Burrage, the report’s author, said that before joining the single market in 1993, the UK’s exports to the EU grew at a faster rate than major economies such as the US, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Norway, South Africa and Brazil. But since …


In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.” In the video, he said that …


The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… organization that helps former prisoners. Their neatly decorated, two-story house sits in a fast-growing neighborhood, popular with people who work in the areasResearch Triangle. They buy coverage on their own, rather than through an employer. In 2013, before the main provisions of the ACA took effect, they paid about $7,200 for a policy from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The plan they had was relatively generous, because it included things like inpatient rehabilitative services …


Republicans Obamacare Replacement Just Got A Powerful Enemy

March 9, 2017

WASHINGTON Provisions in the House Republicans Obamacare replacement billthat would raise insurance costs for older Americans are drawing resistance from the influential seniors lobby. The measure was chief among the reasons AARP, the nations largest organization for older Americans,cited in explaining its opposition to the House bill on Tuesday evening. AARP, which has nearly 38 million members ages 50 and older, is also firmly opposed to a pair of major changes to Medicaid that the House …


Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Brings Back Lead Ammo In Parks And Refuges

March 3, 2017

… traditional ammunition does not pose a significant population-level risk for wildlife, Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRAs Institute for Legislative Action, said in a statement Thursday. On behalf of the five million members of the NRA and tens of millions of American sportsmen, we thank Secretary Zinke for eliminating this arbitrary attack on our hunting heritage. Luis Sinco via Getty Images National Wildlife Foundation President and CEO Collin OMara, whose organization has …