So today were the parliamentary elections in Germany.

The AfD took 13.9% of the votes.

For those who don’t know, the AfD, literally “Alternative for Germany”, is a right-wing party that supports shooting refugees that try to cross the border, is against marriage equality, believes that only heterosexual couples with kids are real families, is strongly against teaching about sexual diversity in school, wants to ban abortions, is blatantly islamophobic (wants to ban minarets and wearing the hijab), denies climate change and wants disabled children to be exclusively taught at special schools.

They are now the third strongest party in Germany. This is really scary right now.

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HEY GUYS! I wrote and performed my first slam poem!!! Please watch, it would mean a lot to me. I try to mention 7 ways Trump has fucked us (America) over through the concept of a week. Im really proud of having the guts to perform this actually :) 

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Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first black female judge in the New York State Court of Appeals and the first female Muslim judge in the United States, was found dead on April 12, 2017. Sheila Abdus-Salaam was born Sheila Turner to working-class parents in Washington DC on March 14, 1952. Her inspiration to become a lawyer came from the TV shows she loved as a girl and from Frankie Muse Freeman, a civil rights activist and lawyer, who visited her school. Among her many accomplishments, Sheila Abdus-Salaam made the groundbreaking decision in a case that allowed LGBT parents to pursue equal parenting rights. 

Lacking a final statement from a medical examiner or a suicide note, the police and the media have still been quick to label her death a suicide, citing that she was ‘stressed at work.’
We can only wait for further investigation and hope that she receives as much justice in death as she offered to the world in life. For the time being, until we know the results of the investigation, SAY HER NAME.

Sheila Abdus-Salaam.

On May 24, 2017, Taiwan’s constitutional court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, striking down the Civil Code’s definition as being only between a man and a woman as unconstitutional. It is the first Asian country to do so. 

In the next two years, the Legislative Yuan will have to either amend the Civil Code or to enact laws addressing same-sex couples. If the legislative fails to pass an amendment or legislation in the next two years, same-sex couples “shall be allowed to have their marriage registration effectuated at the authorities in charge of household registration.” 

The fight isn’t over yet, but this is a victory for everyone to celebrate. I am so proud to be Taiwanese. Congratulations, Taiwan! 

Groups Trump has harmed:
• Refugees and asylum seekers
• Muslims
• Native Americans
• Working class Americans (including the coal miners)
• Syrian civilians
• Transgender people
• People of color
• Immigrants
• Servicemen and servicewomen
• POLAR BEARS
• Basically all the animals
• Flowers & trees
• The ocean
• Outer space (emotionally traumatized)
• His children

Groups he hasn’t harmed
• ISIL
• Russian hackers
• His corporate “friends”

Okay I haven’t seen this floating around tumblr yet, but the first Black Muslim appeals judge, Shelia Abdus- Salaam was found dead in the Hudson River. From the articles I’ve seen, there haven’t been any indications of foul play but at this point we can’t be certain. For now I’ll say that we should honor the work she did, she was seen as a trailblazer in her position. Keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

GUYS, PLEASE, PRAY OR SEND GOOD VIBES OR ANY HELP THAT YOU CAN, NOT JUST TO PUERTO RICO, BUT ANY ISLANDS, STATES, OR COUNTRIES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN OR WILL GET HIT IN THE FOLLOWING DAYS BY HURRICANE IRMA.

IT’S LITERALLY A MONSTER HURRICANE, APPARENTLY SO STRONG THAT SEISMOMETERS ARE PICKING IT UP AS A SERIES OF QUAKES. MY ISLAND IS GETTING HIT BY IT TOMORROW AND IT JUST TURNED INTO A CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE, WHICH THE SHORES OF PUERTO RICO HAVE NOT SEEN SINCE 1928 (Hurricane San Felipe II). WE ARE IN A STATE OF IMMINENT EMERGENCY.


IRMA IS A CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE, REACHING UP TO 185 MPH+. YES, PLUS (AND, IN CASE YOU DON’T KNOW, THE THRESHOLD FOR A CAT. 5 IS SOMEWHERE AROUND 157 MPH. WE’RE VERY WELL PAST THAT.) SOME PEOPLE ARE EVEN SAYING IT COULD GO BEYOND CAT. 5.


AMERICA, PLEASE DON’T FORGET US. I KNOW WE’RE STILL HEALING FROM HARVEY’S DEVASTATION IN HOUSTON, BUT PLENTY OF THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS ARE ALSO PART OF THE UNITED STATES SOMEHOW, THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PR BEING AMERICAN TERRITORIES, AND PUERTO RICO BEING A POSSIBLE FUTURE 51ST STATE (IF THAT’S OF ANY IMPORTANCE TO YOU AT ALL). IT DOESN’T EVEN MATTER IF IT’S AN AMERICAN COUNTRY OR NOT, ANY AND ALL PLACES TO GET STRUCK DESERVE SUPPORT AND ALL THE HELP WE CAN GIVE. WE MUST REMAIN HOUSTON STRONG, AND NOW WE ALSO NEED TO BE CARIBBEAN STRONG. 🇵🇷🇺🇸

TO EVERYONE FROM THE ISLANDS TO THE STATES AND EVERY AFFECTED COUNTRY: PLEASE LOOK FOR SHELTER IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR HOUSE CANNOT WITHSTAND FLOODING, INTENSE WINDS (180 MPH+), HEAVY RAINS, LANDSLIDES, OR ANYTHING YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES SAY MAY BE A THREAT TO YOUR AREA. TRY TO ASSIST OTHERS IN WHATEVER THEY MAY NEED.
PLEASE STAY SAFE EVERYONE. 💝
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A TODO EL MUNDO DE LAS ISLAS Y LOS ESTADOS Y LOS PAÍSES AFECTADOS: POR FAVOR BUSQUEN REFUGIO SI PIENSAN QUE SU HOGAR NO PUEDA AGUANTAR INUNDACIONES, RÁFAGAS DE MÁS DE 180 MPH, LLUVIAS FUERTES, DERRUMBES O CUALQUIER COSA QUE SUS AUTORIDADES LOCALES MARQUEN COMO UNA AMENAZA A SU ÁREA. TRATEN DE AYUDAR A LOS DEMAS CON LO QUE PUEDAN NECESITAR.
TODOS MANTÉNGANSE A SALVO. 💝

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“Found me somebody I’m about to kill… this old dude,” chillingly exclaimed 37-year-old Steve Stephens into his mobile phone camera whilst on Facebook live on the 16th April, 2017. The man Stephens was referring to was 74-year-old grandfather, Robert Godwin, who was walking down a street in Glenville, Cleveland. Stephens pulled his car up beside the elderly man and told him that he was killing him because of his ex-girlfriend. He then shot Robert dead in broad daylight as he tried to cover his head with his hands and shopping bag.

Following this brutal and senseless killing, Stephens continued to broadcast on Facebook live, detailing his desire to “keep killing until they catch me,” adding that he had killed 13 people in what he referred to as the “Easter Sunday Slaughter.” Currently, no other bodies have been found. Stephens, who had worked as a children’s mental health case worker, said that he snapped after the breakdown of a three year relationship with an ex-girlfriend. Robert Godwin was described as “a good guy,” by one of his sons, who said his father would have given anybody the shirt off his back.

Steve Stephens is still on the run and has made contact with police, who are conducting a manhunt for the murderer. It was revealed that he could have crossed state lines and may be in Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana or Michigan. Police have warned citizens to be on high alert and do not approach him if sighted.