Activism

Topless Protesters Rush Trump’s Motorcade [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: A topless protester ran into U.S. President Donald Trump’s motorcade as it drove down the Champs-Elysees to an Armistice Day event with world leaders. The woman, who was quickly detained by police, came within a short distance of the president’s limousine, which was driving slowly toward the Arc de Triumph. Femen, an anti-war group with origins in Ukraine …

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The Sisters Bestow “Sainthood” On Stormy Daniels

Just in from San Francisco’s Sister Roma: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence recognize individuals who exemplify the Order’s commitments to Activism, community service, and the advancement of human rights with our highest honor: Sainthood. Stormy Daniels’ bravery in sharing her story and speaking truth to power earned her the respect and admiration of the Sisters. We surprised her last night …

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LIVE VIDEO: Protect Mueller Protest In Times Square

MoveOn’s protests calling for Trump to keep his tiny elfin hands of the Mueller investigation are happening right now all over the country. Watch below as New Yorkers gather in Times Square before marching down to Union Square for speeches from prominent activists, politicians, and celebrities. I’ll add live-streams from other cities as they become available.

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TOMORROW: #ProtectMueller Protests Nationwide

Via press release from MoveOn: BREAKING: PROTESTS CALLED FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5 PM LOCAL TIME Donald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation. By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as special counsel Robert Mueller’s boss on the investigation, Trump has …

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Barbra Streisand Robocalls For LGBTQ Rights [AUDIO]

Via press release from GLAAD: Global icon Barbra Streisand just released a message for LGBTQ people and allies to vote tomorrow, November 6, during the midterm election. The pre-recorded call from Streisand is being made to GLAAD members and supporters across the nation. “Hi, this is Barbra Streisand. Tuesday is a critical election for LGBTQ people and all marginalized communities. …

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Gay Porn Stars Urge You To Get Out And Vote [VIDEO]

Adult film star Bruce Beckham has rounded up some fellow gay porn pals for a “get out the vote” clip featuring Austin Wolfe, Chi Chi LaRue, Marc MacNamara, Alex Mecum, Adam Ramzi, Jason Vario, and others. Beckham recently starred in Titan Media’s Cauke For Free, which was the sequel to Cauke For President, in which JMG makes an appearance. So …

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Montana Men Mow Massive Airport Message To Trump

The Great Falls Tribune reports: Kevin Crawford of Bozeman and Curtis Roe of Belgrade decided to protest President Donald Trump’s visit Saturday to the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in grass. The pair mowed “FU45” on Roe’s land under the landing approach Air Force One would make. The result was lettering 60 feet tall and 150 feet across. Crawford said that …

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NFL Cheerleader Kneels During Anthem [VIDEO]

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: A 49ers cheerleader knelt during the national anthem before Thursday night’s game against the Raiders at Levi’s Stadium. It is believed to be the first time an NFL cheerleader has taken a knee during the anthem. The woman was not immediately identified, and when reached by The Chronicle, the team had no comment. The kneeling …

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Transgender Pride Flag Unfurled At World Series Game

CBS Los Angeles reports: During do-or-die World Series Game 5 at Dodger Stadium, fans unfurled a large banner reading “Trans People Deserve To Live.” The statement was emblazoned on the Transgender Pride Flag, colored blue, pink and white. The website Into reports the protest was planned by members of the [email protected] Coalition, a Los Angeles-based activist organization that advocates for …

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LIVE VIDEO: The Golden Probe Awards For Sexism, Starring Margaret Cho, Dan Savage, Stormy Daniels

Technically not a live video, since the show was taped in New York City last weekend. But I was there and you’ll enjoy this. The second Golden Probes taped on Saturday. In the words of creator Lizz Winstead, the satirical awards show “honors so many shitbags.” Hosted by Margaret Cho and featured presenters including Stormy Daniels, Michelle Buteau, Dan Savage …

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#WontBeErased: Trans Activists To Rally Against Trump

The New York Times reports: Activists in the L.G.B.T. community mobilized a fast and fierce campaign on Sunday to say transgender people cannot be expunged from society, in response to an unreleased Trump administration memo that proposes a strict definition of gender based on a person’s genitalia at birth. The existence of the memo, the administration’s latest effort to roll …

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Sing Out, Louise: LGBTQ Resisters Say Vote! [VIDEO]

This is great! Via press release: Sing Out, Louise! an LGBTQ+ singing collective made up of activists from Gays Against Guns, the Women’s March, Rise and Resist, and Moms Demand Action, is pleased to release its first music video, Vote, in the run-up to the fall midterm elections. Instead of Hollywood stars, Sing Out, Louise! raps about its favorite progressive …

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Trump Seeks To Restrict Protests Near White House

Posted last night to the ACLU’s blog: President Trump has a record of attacking the rights of protesters, from suggesting that protest be illegal to praising dictators who crush any kind of dissent. Now, the Trump administration proposes to dramatically limit the right to demonstrate near the White House and on the National Mall, including in ways that would violate …

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Taylor Swift Doubles Down At Awards Show [VIDEO]

Deadline Hollywood reports: Taylor Swift made history last night at the American Music Awards, earning the most AMA wins ever by a female artist — but she also did something she has never done before: talk about politics during an awards acceptance speech. When Swift won for Artist of the Year during the ceremony she took the opportunity to use …

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Amy Schumer Among Dozens Arrested At Kav Protest

USA Today reports: Amy Schumer had a hunch she would get arrested protesting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington. She was right. The comedian, 37, was among dozens of demonstrators detained in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Thursday. Earlier in the day, Schumer attended the #CANCELKAVANAUGH protest outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse. In a …

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Women Who Confronted Jeff Flake Speak Out [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: It was all so spontaneous. Maria Gallagher, 23, had come to the Hart Senate office building on Friday morning to protest the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. And as part of her responsibilities, she’d been tasked with camping out outside of Sen. Jeff Flake’s office to somehow, someway, persuade him to vote no. …

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Don’t Just Vote, Volunteer [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports: Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a message for American citizens ahead of the upcoming midterm election: Don’t just vote — volunteer. PEOPLE can exclusively announce that the actress, who has long been an outspoken Democrat, has partnered with registered Federal PAC Local Majority to put together a PSA — directed by her husband Brad Hall — aimed at getting …

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FLORIDA: Gov. Rick Scott Booed Out Of Event [VIDEO]

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports: With the noxious odor of red tide hanging in the air and a fresh wave of dead fish washing up on nearby Gulf beaches, a large crowd of people incensed about the devastating algae bloom that has plagued the region for months directed their anger at Gov. Rick Scott during a campaign event in Venice Monday. …

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Nike Shares Hit All-Time High After Kaepernick Ad

Bloomberg News reports: Ten days after Nike’s new Colin Kaepernick ad provoked calls for boycotts, shares hit an all-time high, closing at $83.47 Thursday. It will likely be months, if not longer, until anyone can fully measure the business impact of Nike Inc.’s controversial partnership with quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick, but early data from Edison Trends show sales tracking well above …

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Pussy Riot Member In Critical, Poisoning Suspected

The Washington Post reports: Russian news reports say a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning. Ekho Moskvy radio and online news portal Meduza reported Wednesday that Pyotr Verzilov has been in emergency care since late Tuesday. They quoted a fellow Pussy Riot member, Veronika Nikulshina, …

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