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'I even loved his Twankey': Dench, Hopkins, Mirren and more on Ian McKellen at 80

Wild parties, stunning performances, silhouette erections and marrying Patrick Stewart twice. As the actor turns 80, friends including Derek Jacobi, Janet Suzman, Michael Sheen, Bill Condon and Stephen Fry pay tributeIan has been been very important in my life, even before we became good friends. When I was young teen I remember watching Walter on the TV and being hugely affected by it. Then at Rada in the early 90s, I finally saw him live, in Richard III at the National. I was blown away. I rem...
Tags: Ian McKellen, Celebrity, Judi Dench, Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, Russell Tovey, Patrick Stewart, Janet Suzman, Stephen Fry, Theatre, Film, Culture, Television & radio, Stage


Should the government break up Facebook? Industry leaders disagree.

Experts, among them Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, argue the company has become a monopoly and should be broken up. Others argue Hughes and his supports have misread Facebook's position in the market. Despite these disagreements, a consensus agrees that Facebook and other Silicon Valley titans need to be better regulated. None It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. True for Dicken's tale of the French Revolution, but for the less bloody, albeit more toxic, Facebook, the best of ...
Tags: Business, Activism, Internet, Social Media, Markets, Economics, United States, Capitalism, Innovation, Algorithm, Social Change


Should the government break up Facebook? Experts disagree.

Experts, among them Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, argue the company has become a monopoly and should be broken up. Others argue Hughes and his supports have misread Facebook's position in the market. Despite these disagreements, a consensus agrees that Facebook and other Silicon Valley titans need to be better regulated. None It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. True for Dicken's tale of the French Revolution, but for the less bloody, albeit more toxic, Facebook, the best of ...
Tags: Business, Activism, Internet, Social Media, Markets, Economics, United States, Capitalism, Innovation, Algorithm, Social Change


Women shouldn't have to tell abortion stories to remind lawmakers they're human

#YouKnowMe is both powerful and profoundly depressing – women shouldn’t have to justify wanting bodily autonomySign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Activism, Dogs, Alcohol, Women, Society, Feminism, Abortion


De (on)zichtbare blik– een reflectie op Maruf’s bijeenkomst ‘Feminisme in de Islam’

  Gastauteurs: Nora Ledrhem & Fouzia Outmany In een uitverkochte zaal in de Rode Hoed op 15 april, mochten vier moslimvrouwen zich het hoofd breken over allerlei vragen met betrekking tot het feminisme, islam en moslims. De bijeenkomst is de laatste in een reeks van drie onder de titel ‘coming in, coming out’ georganiseerd door Maruf, een internationaal platform voor queer moslims. De gespreksleidster Sylvana Simons laat bij de opening de aanwezigen weten dat de bijeenkomsten tracht om “mensen d...
Tags: Activism, Religion, Iran, Amsterdam, Dino, Maar, Dat, Qudsi, Sylvana Simons, Maruf, Uiteindelijk, Rosalinda, Jamila Faloun, Nora Ledrhem Fouzia Outmany, Dino Suhonic, Nora Ledrhem


Free speech: The history every American should know

There's a reason you're free to wear clothing with protest statements on them today. In 1968, 19-year-old Paul Robert Cohen was arrested for disturbing the peace by wearing a jacked that read "F*ck the Draft" in a California courthouse. His case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which decided that being offended by the jacket did not merit censorship.Jonathan Zimmerman argues that the history of debate in the U.S. – of who gets to say what, and how that has evolved – should be taught to every Amer...
Tags: Politics, Activism, Law, California, History, United States, Language, Innovation, Debate, Speech, U S Supreme Court, ZIMMERMAN, Jonathan Zimmerman, Paul Robert Cohen


'Dumping Trump' robot being sent to UK

Robot of Donald Trump on toilet could feature at protests over US president’s visit A giant talking robot of Donald Trump sitting on a gold toilet is being shipped from Sichuan in China to London for protests to mark the president’s controversial state visit to the UK.The 16ft (4.9m) “Dumping Trump” robot was inspired by the Trump blimp which was the focal point of last year’s protests against last year’s visit by the president. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, London, Activism, Protest, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Donald Trump, Sichuan, Trump


20 states are attempting to pass "heartbeat laws." Georgia and Ohio just passed their own.

Four states have now passed "heartbeat laws," which ban abortions at about six weeks. Ohio's new law prohibits rape and incest victims from having an abortion. In Georgia, having a miscarriage could result in an investigation. None Distinguishing between actual news and The Onion has become a tragic sport in recent years, yet even the satire site wouldn't post an article entitled, "Should 11-year-old girls have to bear their rapists' babies? Ohio says yes." Nope, that's the Chicago Tribune. On ...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Activism, Mississippi, Kentucky, Senate, Religion, Alabama, America, Georgia, Choice, Jj Abrams, Christianity, Innovation, Protests, Argentina


Sydney Harbour Bridge protest: 10 arrested in climate demonstration

Greenpeace supporters abseil off bridge unfurling banners calling on political parties to declare a ‘climate emergency’ Ten people have been arrested after environmental activists abseiled off the Sydney Harbour Bridge to demand action on climate change.The Greenpeace supporters launched themselves from a public walkway on the western side of the structure at dawn on Tuesday, calling on the major federal political parties to declare a “climate emergency”. Continue reading...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Sydney, Greenpeace, Environmental Activism, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australian election 2019


Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike as protest over Republican abortion laws

Actor provokes storm with call to regain ‘bodily autonomy’GOP-held legislatures push laws amid quest to overturn Roe v WadeThe actor Alyssa Milano ignited a social media storm with a call for women to join her in a sex strike, to protest against strict abortion laws passed by Republican-controlled state legislatures. Related: Abortion: judge strikes down Kentucky restriction but governor to appeal Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Television, Activism, Protest, Republicans, Film, World news, US news, US politics, Television & radio, Abortion, US constitution and civil liberties, Law (US


How to think about inclusion in tech, with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (Part 2)

Technology is very much in the business of, quite literally, changing the world. When I was deciding whether to write for TechCrunch, I tried to imagine a human life on this planet, in 20 or 30 years, that would not have been dramatically impacted in one way or another by the new technologies we’re creating today. I couldn’t picture such a person, so I decided this ongoing series on tech ethics was the right thing to do with my time. Below is the second part of my interview with Chanda Prescod-W...
Tags: TC, Apps, Science, Activism, Education, Stanford, Government, Lgbt, Tech, Diversity, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Harvard, Equality, Social Equity, Social Justice


thank you alex cora and many red sox for doing the right thing

Thank you Alex Cora, Mookie Betts, David Price, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Jr., Hector Velazquez, Christian Vazquez, Eduardo Núñez, and Sandy Leon! These players and their manager declined to attend the White House visit purporting to honour the 2018 championship team.  The Trump White House could not be bothered to spell the team's name correctly or name the actual sporting event that the team won. The World Series is the oldest professional team sports event in the United...
Tags: Travel, Activism, White House, United States, Baseball, Kentucky Derby, Trump, Trump White House, Golden State Warriors NBA, Laura K, Hower, Sandy Leon, Philadelphia Eagles NFL, Activism In Sports


Audrey Simpson obituary

My friend Audrey Simpson, who has died aged 83, was a powerful voice in Brighton and Hove, which she had made her adopted city after leaving London in 1978.Without any previous experience, she bought a small, run-down, 12-room guest house, the Granville, overlooking the West Pier on the seafront, and transformed it into one of Brighton’s first boutique hotels. Later, in an adjacent space, she created a restaurant, Trogs, which met with equal success and became a gourmet mecca. Continue reading.....
Tags: Business, London, Activism, Society, UK News, Charities, Voluntary sector, Brighton, Hove, Granville, West Pier, Audrey Simpson


Decolonization and intersectionality in tech, with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and a Core Faculty Member in Women’s Studies at the University of New Hampshire. She is the lead “axion wrangler” and a social media team member for the NASA STROBE-X Probe Concept Study. The first Black woman in history to hold a faculty position in theoretical cosmology, Prescod-Weinstein  is also a Twitter activist who frequently goes viral, a prolific writer and editor in multiple genres and disciplines, and the author ...
Tags: TC, Uber, Apps, Science, Activism, Education, Government, Tech, Diversity, Nasa, Policy, Harvard, Feminism, Harvard University, Catholic, Social Justice


Bear Clan: a model of indigenous activism that's swept across Canada

An organisation founded in the 90s and revived in 2014 is now 1,100 volunteers who walk the streets looking for ways to helpIn a small room in a Winnipeg community centre, dozens of volunteers strap on bright yellow vests and ready themselves for night patrol. Some will pick up syringes along the way, others will hand out fresh fruit and water – all under the banner of protecting the city’s most vulnerable.“We are the boots on the ground,” said James Favel, the founder of Winnipeg’s Bear Clan. “...
Tags: Activism, Drugs, Americas, World news, Canada, Indigenous Peoples, Winnipeg, James Favel


Over half of Americans are stressed because of medical bills

More than 137 million people in the United States are struggling to pay their medical bills, according to new research.A recent survey also suggests that employer-based insurance programs are not helping as much as believed. The worst hit group is uninsured Americans, who struggle to keep up with mounting medical expenses. None Health care is at the top of the ticket in the rush toward the 2020 presidential election. Details between "Medicare for all" and public and private options will be on f...
Tags: Health, Activism, US, America, United States, Capitalism, Innovation, Medicare, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Los Angeles Times, Derek, American Cancer Society, Kaiser Family Foundation, National Health Interview Survey NHIS, Surveillance and Health Services Research Program


Sixty groups join pro-choice alliance to campaign for NSW abortion law reform

Women are being forced to beg for terminations or travel interstate, organiser says Pregnant women whose babies are diagnosed with terminal illnesses or grow with organs outside their bodies are having to plead for abortions to medical panels because of archaic New South Wales laws that continue to criminalise abortion.It’s a situation the Women’s Electoral Lobby and a new alliance of 60 organisations are trying to end, launching a new campaign for law reform on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Activism, Women, Australia news, New South Wales, Abortion, New South Wales politics, Gladys Berejiklian, Women 's Electoral Lobby


Google worker activists accuse company of retaliation at 'town hall'

More claims surfaced at Friday’s meeting, where the employees announced plans for a ‘company-wide day of action’ on 1 MayWorker activists at Google held a “town hall” on Friday where they alleged that the company regularly retaliates against employees who speak out about workplace problems and announced plans for a “company-wide day of action” on 1 May.The meeting, livestreamed for Google employees in offices around the world, was announced after two of the organizers of the November 2018 global...
Tags: Google, Technology, Activism, US news


Support for Extinction Rebellion soars after Easter protests

Climate activists say pressure growing on politicians to act as donations flood in Support for Extinction Rebellion in the UK has quadrupled in the past nine days as public concern about the scale of the ecological crisis grows.Since the wave of protests began more than a week ago, 30,000 new backers or volunteers have offered their support to the environmental activist group. In the same period it has raised almost £200,000 – mostly in donations of between £10 and £50 – reaching a total of £365...
Tags: UK, Activism, Protest, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Environmental Activism, Extinction Rebellion


These Teen Climate Activists Are the Only Good Thing About Earth Day

Confession: I hate Earth Day. Read more...
Tags: Science, Activism, The Kids Are Alright, Sunrise Movement, Green New Deal, Climate Strike


Extinction Rebellion: protest lawfully or go home, urges Met police chief

Cressida Dick tells demonstrators to move to official site at Marble Arch as police try to clear Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge Battle of Waterloo Bridge: a week of protestThe head of the Metropolitan police, Cressida Dick, has urged Extinction Rebellion activists to protest lawfully as officers continued a large-scale operation to clear environmental campaigners from sites at Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge in central London.With more than 1,500 officers now on duty at the protests, Dick h...
Tags: London, Activism, Protest, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Dick, Oxford Circus, Waterloo Bridge, Marble Arch, Cressida Dick, Extinction Rebellion, Waterloo Bridge Battle of Waterloo Bridge


Battle of Waterloo Bridge: a week of Extinction Rebellion protests

Group’s ongoing peaceful disruption in London is gaining it global attention and new membersOn Monday morning a strange sight appeared, edging its way through the buses, taxis and shoppers on Oxford Street in London.A bright pink boat, named Berta Cáceres after the murdered Honduran environmental activist, was being pulled carefully through the traffic, eventually coming to a halt in the middle of one of London’s busiest thoroughfares. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Activism, Protest, Climate Change, Police, Environment, UK News, Green politics, Metropolitan Police, Oxford Street, Environmental Activism, Waterloo Bridge, Berta Caceres, Extinction Rebellion


Extinction Rebellion stages youth protest at Heathrow airport

Activists born after 1990 gather at key roundabout to highlight dangers of climate changeExtinction Rebellion and Attenborough put climate in spotlightYouth activists have taken the Extinction Rebellion protests to Heathrow on the fifth day of action, demonstrating beside the main roundabout on the road to the airport.The activists, all born after 1990, unfurled a banner asking: “Are we the the last generation?” as dozens of police prevented them from blocking the road. The protesters said they...
Tags: London, Activism, Protest, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Air transport, Heathrow, Transport, Heathrow Airport, Attenborough, Bristol Continue, Extinction Rebellion, Oscar Idoe


The Times, climate complacency and the need for protest

This week Extinction Rebellion have capitalised on a pause in the Brexit drama to seize some news headlines. (My family inadvertently featured in some) It’s been interesting to see how various news outlets have reported on the blockades in London and elsewhere. They tended to divide along fairly predictable lines, but the one that caught […]
Tags: London, Media, Activism, Climate Change, Future, Times, Extinction Rebellion


Police begin second wave of arrests in London climate protests

Disruption in capital by Extinction Rebellion demonstrators continues into second day after more than 100 people were arrested overnightPolice have moved in to begin arresting climate activists blocking Waterloo Bridge in central London.Hundreds of people had occupied the crossing – and three other sites in central London since Monday morning. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Activism, Protest, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Waterloo Bridge, Extinction Rebellion


Harassment and religious identity – Jewish, Muslim and Sikh kids

Across the US, hate speech and religious-based bullying are on the rise in K-12 schools. In this episode, CBS Religion & Culture explores the ways in which kids from Jewish, Muslim and Sikh backgrounds engage with their religious identity amidst incidents of harassment.
Tags: Activism, Religion, Islamophobia


Animal rights group Aussie Farms faces crackdown after nationwide protests

Attorney general asks privacy commissioner to investigate Aussie Farms and calls for boost to trespass penaltiesThe attorney general has asked the privacy commissioner to investigate Aussie Farms and called on states to increase trespass penalties in response to the animal rights group.But Coalition backbenchers including senators John Williams and James McGrath have demanded the government do more, including stripping Aussie Farms of charitable status due to concerns publication of information ...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Australia news, Charities, Animal Welfare, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Veganism, Victoria, John Williams, Christian Porter, James McGrath, Aussie Farms


Animal rights group Aussie Farms faces crackdown after protests

Attorney general asks privacy commissioner to investigate Aussie Farms and calls for boost to trespass penaltiesThe attorney general has asked the privacy commissioner to investigate Aussie Farms and called on states to increase trespass penalties in response to the animal rights group.But Coalition backbenchers including senators John Williams and James McGrath have demanded the government do more, including stripping Aussie Farms of charitable status due to concerns publication of information ...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Australia news, Charities, Animal Welfare, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Veganism, Victoria, John Williams, Christian Porter, James McGrath, Aussie Farms


Scott Morrison denounces ‘green criminals’ as vegan protests block Melbourne CBD

Nine detained after chaining themselves to a conveyor in Goulburn as animal rights protests sweep AustraliaScott Morrison says the commonwealth is prepared to join a legal challenge if any landholder wants to launch legal action against animal rights activists protesting on their farms.Campaigning in Brisbane on Monday, the prime minister blasted recent protests by activists he dubbed “green collared criminals” and declared “if there are pastoralists, farmers, graziers, that are in a position to...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Australia news, Animal Welfare, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Veganism, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Goulburn, Rural Australia, AustraliaScott Morrison


Vegan protests block central Melbourne as animal rights activists arrested at NSW abattoir

Nine detained after chaining themselves to a conveyor in Goulburn as animal rights protests sweep AustraliaNine people have been arrested after chaining themselves to machinery in a New South Wales abattoir as part of a nationwide protest.The activists chained themselves to a conveyor at Southern Meats in Goulburn about 2.30am on Monday, NSW police said. Continue reading...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Australia news, Animal Welfare, Queensland, New South Wales, Veganism, Victoria, Melbourne, NSW, Goulburn, Rural Australia, Southern Meats