Tag Archives: activism

LIVE VIDEO: GLAAD Presents Star-Studded “Together In Pride” With Babs, Buttigiegs, Rosie, And Many Others

Via press release: Billy Porter, Pete & Chasten Buttigieg, Rosie O’Donnell, Jonathan Van Ness, Brian Michael Smith, Ross Mathews, and Tyler Oakley will join GLAAD’s livestream event, “Together in Pride: You are Not Alone,” tonight at 8pm ET on GLAAD’s YouTube channel and Facebook Live. Billy Eichner and Lilly Singh will co-host the event, which will include special performances from …

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Next Week: Florida’s Winter Party LGBT Fundraiser

Let’s take a break from election infighting and virus doomsday scenarios for a thirsty look at next week’s Winter Party Festival, Florida’s longest-running and largest LGBT charity event, which has raised millions for local HIV/AIDS and LGBT rights campaigns. From the organizers at the National LGBTQ Task Force: Our work to lift barriers related to HIV/AIDS reaches across a number …

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“Queers Against Pete” Group Disrupts Buttigieg Event

Newsweek reports: Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg was met with protesters representing the group Queers Against Pete outside of a private fundraising event at the National LGBTQ Center for the Arts in San Francisco on Friday. Inside the building, two activists attempted to disrupt the fundraiser after Buttigieg was asked about his husband, Chasten, …

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BBC To Produce Docu-Series About Greta Thunberg

The Guardian reports: BBC Studios has announced a documentary series about the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. The new show will follow Thunberg’s “international crusade” against the climate emergency, focusing on her campaign work as well as her “journey into adulthood”. It will also see Thunberg meet with scientists, politicians and businesspeople to explore the evidence around rising global temperatures. …

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Parkland Parent Ejected After Shout From SOTU Gallery

Axios reports: Fred Guttenberg, a gun control activist whose daughter died during the 2018 Parkland mass shooting, has spoken about being ejected from the gallery during President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday. The big picture: Guttenberg, who was a guest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was removed by security after yelling “What about my daughter!” as Trump spoke …

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Protester Accuses Trump Of Inciting Anti-Jewish Terror

Newsweek reports: A press conference for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign was interrupted Monday by a Jewish American activist, who blamed the president for rising anti-Semitic sentiment and violence in the U.S. The event, held in Des Moines Iowa, was interrupted as Donald Trump Jr.—the president’s eldest son—was at the podium speaking. Video of the event showed the activist—Elon Glickman, …

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Greta Thunberg Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Reuters reports: Two lawmakers in Sweden have nominated Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, who are both members of Sweden’s Left Party, said Monday that Thunberg “has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis” and “action for reducing our emissions and complying with the …

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Iranian Security Forces Fire On Protesters [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Online videos appeared to show Iranian security forces firing live ammunition and tear gas to disperse protests as popular anger swelled Monday over the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian jetliner and Iran’s failed attempt to conceal its role in the tragedy. The unrest comes amid soaring tensions between Washington and Tehran that have raised fears of …

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Iran Sees Second Night Of Anti-Govt Protests [VIDEO]

The Voice Of America reports: Anti-government protests erupted again Sunday night in Iran for a second day of demonstrations against the military, which first denied and then admitted it mistakenly shot down a civilian Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 on board. “They are lying that our enemy is America, our enemy is right here,” one group of protesters chanted outside …

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Olympic Committee Sets Rules On Protests In Tokyo

Axios report: The International Olympic Committee issued a set of guidelines on Thursday to strengthen a rule that bars athletes from certain forms of political protest at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo. The Committee warns: “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.” Activism such as kneeling, …

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Greta: I Wouldn’t Waste My Time Talking To Trump

Reuters reports: Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg said on Monday that talking to U.S. President Donald Trump at a United Nations summit on global warming would have been a waste of time since he would not have paid any attention. Thunberg said: “Honestly, I don’t think I would have said anything because obviously he’s not listening to scientists and …

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De Niro: Trump Needs To Be Confronted, Humiliated

Variety reports: Award-winning actor Robert De Niro, a vocal critic of President Trump, went after the president once again Friday, saying that Trump needs to be “confronted and humiliated.” “He needs to be confronted and humiliated by whoever his opponent is, his political opponent,” De Niro told acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore on his new podcast “Rumble with Michael Moore.” “They …

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Rallies Held Nationwide Ahead Of Impeachment Vote

CNN reports: Hours before the House votes on whether to impeach President Donald Trump, hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Times Square Tuesday night chanting “Tell me who’s above the law? Nobody is above the law!” They weren’t alone. Rallies sprang up from Oregon to Florida on the eve of the vote on two articles of impeachment against Trump, charging him …

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TONIGHT: 600+ Pro-Impeachment Rallies Nationwide

ABC News reports: More than 600 rallies are planned nationwide Tuesday to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump. They’ll occur the night before the House of Representatives is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment. The “Nobody Is Above the Law” rallies are scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. local time, but that time could vary by …

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TODAY: Veterans Group Flies Banner Planes In Multiple Key States Calling Trump A “National Security Threat”

Politico reports: One of the largest progressive veterans groups in the country is launching a new campaign against President Trump on Monday that seeks to raise pressure on several Republican senators up for reelection next year. To mark Veterans Day, VoteVets will fly planes over key Senate battleground states like North Carolina, Arizona, Kentucky and Colorado Monday morning, with a …

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Trump Baby Blimp To Fly Outside Alabama Stadium

The Hill reports: The “Baby Trump” balloon that has followed the president across the globe is heading to this weekend’s football game between the University of Alabama and Louisiana State University. Organizers raised more than $4,000 in about 12 hours on a GoFundMe page to bring the “VIP (very important protestor)” to an area near Bryant-Denny Stadium on the Alabama …

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Pro-Impeachment Marches Planned For 80+ Cities

Raw Story reports: A coalition of progressive advocacy groups on Friday announced plans for a “historic nationwide mobilization” across the U.S. on the eve of the House’s yet-to-be-scheduled vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets around the country, said the “Nobody Is Above the Law” coalition, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Brits March For Second Brexit Referendum

The Evening Standard reports: Hundreds of thousands of people have descended on London to demand a final say on Britain’s exit from the European Union. Huge numbers are marching through the capital as part of the People’s Vote demonstration, which is taking place as MPs sit for the first Saturday since the Falklands War to decide the fate of Brexit. …

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Teen Climate Activist Blasts UN World Leaders [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Greta Thunberg shocked the United Nations Climate Action Summit on Monday with an angry, accusatory tone and direct, frank talk. “This is all wrong,” said the 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden, fighting back tears. “I shouldn’t be up here – I should be in school, across the ocean.” Taking an angry tone, she continued, “You come …

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Millions Turn Out For Global “Climate Strike” [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A wave of climate change protests swept across the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can’t wait for action. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape Town to Copenhagen, and more were set to follow …

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