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'Handmaid's Tale' protest calls out Texas' attempts to roll back reproductive rights

'Handmaid's Tale' protest calls out Texas' attempts to roll back reproductive rights A dystopian novel that has seen newfound attention since Trump's election came to life this week at a Texas protest over legislation limiting reproductive rights.A group of women dressed as the women from Margaret Atwood's 1984 novel The Handmaid's Tale showed up in Austin, Texas, for Monday's vote on a bill that would ban an abortion procedure used in the second trimester.

In 1939, evicted sharecroppers held a roadside protest that captivated the nation

In 1939, evicted sharecroppers held a roadside protest that captivated the nation In January 1939, motorists on highways in the “Bootheel” of southeastern Missouri began reporting a strange sight: thousands of sharecropper families were camped out on the roadside, their meager possessions piled around them, exposed to the wintry cold.The families, almost all African-American, had been evicted by the owners of the farms where they had lived.

What actual activists have to say about that terrible Pepsi ad

What actual activists have to say about that terrible Pepsi ad When it's time to protest, activists know to bring their passion, comfortable shoes, and — most importantly — a chilled, refreshing Pepsi to diffuse any tense situation.Though Pepsi just announced it's pulling the ad due to the reaction, actual activists doing actual activist work are still not having it — and they're using Twitter to speak out.

Alt-Twitter accounts are rallying after government demands to unmask anti-Trump account

Alt-Twitter accounts are rallying after government demands to unmask anti-Trump account As shown above, there's a bunch of these accounts:  Alice Stollmeyer created a public Twitter list, "Twistance," which includes more than 40 of the resistance accounts.As revealed in Twitter's lawsuit, the Department of Homeland Security demanded that the company provide the user data of the @ALT_USCIS account.

Delightfully geeky beanies are the perfect headwear for scientists of the resistance

Delightfully geeky beanies are the perfect headwear for scientists of the resistance Heads up: There's a new protest hat in town and it's a must-have for science lovers.After pussyhats became the go-to protest accessory at the Women's Marches in January, scientists were inspired to create their own symbolic beanies to wear to the March for Science on April 22 in D.

Merkel Proposes Ban on Free Speech

Merkel Proposes Ban on Free Speech I mean, personally, I feel like citizens should have the right to decide what they want to believe.I believe that, if news really is fake or hateful, then it wouldn't hold up under scrutiny.

Protester in viral photo embraces woman she defended from Islamophobic abuse

Protester in viral photo embraces woman she defended from Islamophobic abuse A viral photograph of a young woman smiling as she confronted the leader of the English Defence League (EDL) has become a symbol of resistance against the far-right.In the photo, Saffiyah Khan is seen standing up to EDL leader Ian Crossland during the far-right group's demo in Birmingham on Saturday.

Activists are using fax machines to send clever protest art to lawmakers

Activists are using fax machines to send clever protest art to lawmakers A new campaign called Artifax is encouraging artists, designers, and activists to get the attention of lawmakers by faxing protest art to congressional offices.The goal is to boldly and vocally demand support for national arts funding.

Tweets from Berkely - Antifa VS MAGA

Tweets from Berkely - Antifa VS MAGA Tennessee‏ /user/ten_GOP 10h10 hours ago Antifa terrorists threw a smoke bomb and didn't realize the wind was going their way.Probably the best thing that happened today😆 #Berkeley David [email protected] 15, 2017 The day Nationalists won the streets of #Berkeley and the Left, and their #antifaterrorists thugs, lost the culture war.

Facebook gives employees the thumbs up to protest Trump on International Workers' Day

Facebook gives employees the thumbs up to protest Trump on International Workers' Day International Workers' Day is right around the corner and this year Facebook is giving its employees full permission to protest President Trump.According to Bloomberg, the company announced via an internal forum on April 14 that employees would be free to take time off to participate in the many protests challenging Trump's immigration policies being held on May 1.

‘Immediate Riots’ if Marine Le Pen Wins

‘Immediate Riots’ if Marine Le Pen Wins Click to block a category: ironstorm prev nextrandomComment PrevTopNextComment French Philosopher Predicts ‘Immediate Riots’ if Marine Le Pen Wins PresidencyFrench leftist-anarchist philosopher Michel Onfray claims if anti-mass migration presidential candidate Marine Le Pen wins the French presidency, there will be immediate riots in the streets.”The philosopher said that Le Pen may have a tougher time than she thinks against the elites in the European Union.

Even penguins marched (well, waddled) for science

Even penguins marched (well, waddled) for science What's better than clever protest signs?On Saturday, as thousands of people joined the March for Science worldwide, a group of penguins waddled in solidarity at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

Google says it's cool if staff protests on International Workers Day

Google says it's cool if staff protests on International Workers Day Google employees won't be punished for taking a day off to protest Donald Trump on May 1, International Workers Day.Those who choose to protest will join around 340,000 service workers who are reportedly set for a one-day strike.