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Libraries are fighting back hard against Trump's America

Libraries are fighting back hard against Trump's America Perhaps libraries and President Donald Trump were destined to be enemies.Scroll through the account's timeline and you'll see libraries battling the administration in a number of ways.

Anti-Trump protesters spread a powerful message on the Statue of Liberty

Anti-Trump protesters spread a powerful message on the Statue of Liberty A sign unfurled on the Statue of Liberty added to its message about America taking in the "tired" and "poor" and those "yearning to breathe free.” A small group of activists claimed responsibility for the message and posted about it on the Twitter account Alt Lady Liberty.

A war-torn family builds a new home together, online

A war-torn family builds a new home together, online It’s 11 a.in the Ahmad house in Doha, Qatar, and everyone is still sleepy.

This chatbot helps refugees claim asylum, for free

This chatbot helps refugees claim asylum, for free After success in those areas — it overturned more than 160,000 parking fines across London and New York for free — lawyers and nonprofits reached out saying that the idea of automated legal services cold be extended to help refugees stranded in these countries.The chatbot works by asking users a series of questions to determine if they're eligible for asylum protection under international law, such as: "Are you afraid of being subjected to torture in your home country?

Justin Trudeau invited Ivanka Trump to a play about welcoming foreigners and the irony isn't lost

Justin Trudeau invited Ivanka Trump to a play about welcoming foreigners and the irony isn't lost Just hours after a federal court blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, his daughter Ivanka attended a Broadway musical about welcoming foreigners under invitation from heart-throb Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.More than 100 ambassadors from around the world were reportedly also in attendance.

Why using voice recognition to identify refugees is controversial

Why using voice recognition to identify refugees is controversial According to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), around 60 percent of people who sought asylum in the country in 2016 didn't have identification papers with them.Now, German authorities are planning to use new voice recognition software to verify the asylum seekers' country of origin, according to a report on Die Welt.

These new educational apps will help Syrian refugee kids learn and play

These new educational apps will help Syrian refugee kids learn and play Two new apps won an international technology competition to help Syrian refugee children learn, play and cope with trauma.5 million Syrian children whose education have been disrupted by six years of conflict," said Børge Brende, Norwegian minister of foreign affairs, in a statement.

Merkel - refugees must respect our values

Merkel - refugees must respect our values INTERNET EXPLODES LAUGHING ASMERKEL SAYS REFUGEES MUST RESPECTLIBERAL GERMAN VALUESAPRIL 3.MADDOW MAKESABSOLUTE FOOLOF HERSELF BYLEAKING'Angela Merkel has reportedly called for refugees to respect the liberal [''' ,' h'' ELIvalues of modern Germany.

These filmmakers will bring immigrant stories to those who need to see them most

These filmmakers will bring immigrant stories to those who need to see them most The new initiative will tell real, positive stories of these communities — but to make a difference, the filmmakers knew their vision had to target a specific audience.We wanted actual impact," Klein said.

Russian refugees read powerful testimonials of gay men who escaped Chechnya

Russian refugees read powerful testimonials of gay men who escaped Chechnya The testimonials of gay and bisexual men recently targeted, detained, and tortured in Chechnya are nothing short of harrowing.-based advocacy organization Human Rights First, gay men from Russia read personal accounts of abduction and violence from survivors of torture in Chechnya.

This gripping app lets you 'walk a mile' in a 16-year-old refugee girl's shoes

This gripping app lets you 'walk a mile' in a 16-year-old refugee girl's shoes Now, a powerful new app will show you how crucial the technology is by taking over your phone's operating system and transforming it into the phone of a 16-year-old refugee girl.Kathijah, or "Kat" to friends and family, is fictional.