international day of action

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Protest groups to unite as “The Majority” for massive actions across the country on May 1

  • Activist groups are uniting as a broader coalition they’ve dubbed “The Majority,” an idea inspired by the Movement for Black Lives — organizers first shared with Mic on Thursday.
  • More than 50 partners representing black, Latino, the indigenous, LGBTQ, refugees, immigrants, laborers and the poor will collaborate from April 4 through May 1, International Worker’s Day, when they’ll launch massive protests across the country.
  • The action will “go beyond moments of outrage, beyond narrow concepts of sanctuary, and beyond barriers between communities that have much at stake and so much in common,” The Majority states on its BeyondtheMoment.org website, which officially launches Monday. Read more (3/23/17 12 PM)

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A Virginia public school system will be closed on March 8th after 300 staffers take off for Women’s Strike

  • The Women’s Strike is already working its intended effect in Alexandria, Virginia, where public schools will close on March 8 after 300 employees requested the day off.
  • The Alexandria City Public Schools system announced Monday that March 8 would serve as a “teacher work day for ACPS staff,” WTTG reported.
  • A statement from ACPS noted that the “unusually high number of requests” for time off on Wednesday “may be attributed to the observance of International Women’s Day," WTTG reported.
  •  There are a number of actions planned for March 8, among them the International Women’s Strike and A Day Without a Woman, both of which call for women to abstain from all forms of labor in protest of economic inequality. Read more (3/6/17 4:50 PM)

anonymous asked:

How vital of a role do accredited zoos play in the role of wildlife conservation?

I really believe in the role that zoos play in wildlife conservation - you only have to visit one to see the wonder in people’s faces as an ancient connection is retriggered with an animal, insect, or bird. It’s a place where people can connect with nature - and a really important one for those people who might not have the opportunity to do it in the wild. The best zoos do this really well - not just triggering wonder, but following through with conservation results on the ground in the wild. I partner with Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle a lot, and it really does feel like a conservation organization first and foremost. They support great research and education work all over the planet and see it as one of their most important roles. But not all zoos are equal, so it is up to visitors to help push the needle in the right direction, making sure that zoos are seen as places to learn and to take action. Then of course the role of zoos for captive breeding of endangered species is essential. What a lot of people don’t realize is that there is a large and essential body of professionals from the zoo world that carefully monitors the genetic ‘stud books’ for countless species as a part of the international conservation picture.

Beauty And The Beast Tag Thing

I’ve seen a bunch of these things going around online, so I figured I would make a Beauty and the Beast themed one.

Enter the following words into the tag and place the first result other than the word itself:

Rose, Mirror, Magic, Disney, Love, Kiss, Beautiful, Change, Spell, Curse, Book, Eggs, Fool, Yellow, Dress, Dance, Castle, Tale

If no tag exists for one of the words, keep deleting a letter until a tag appears on your tags list.

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New York City: Stop Black Genocide / Solidarity with Venezuela protest in Times Square, April 19, 2017.

On the 2nd anniversary of Freddie Gray’s murder by Baltimore, and the International Day of Solidarity with Bolivarian Venezuela, protesters held a united action in Times Square.

Photos by Erik McGregor

I dunno guys. I can go either way on applying modern labels of sexuality on historical figures. It really depends on the specific situation and how much we know about them? And it always comes with a grain of salt because, like, again, the way we define sexuality these days is based on an internal identification, not on past actions or experiences. So it’s always going to be kind of ambiguous. 

“Did she like ladies? Absolutely.” “Was she a lesbian? Well? Maybe? she had a husband. But expected heterosexuality was a thing and it would have been expected of her. So maybe? But maybe she genuinely felt attraction to him as well?  We don’t know?” 

And of course, finding the history that has been erased and stolen from us is so hard and so important, and I’m all for finding and talking about those historical queer people. I just don’t want to fall into the trap of bi-erasure or ignoring societal pressures of heterosexuality either. Because both are important and shitty. 

Like, I feel like I can say Shakespeare? Probably bi. Love poetry for men and women makes that seem likely. James Buchanan? Most likely gay? He was engaged to a woman while he was young, but was rarely with her and they called off the engagement and she died and he was never involved with any other women, but he had his thing with Rufus King that was, well, a whole thing. 

But it feels weird to speak in certainties? 

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Women In Action

Meteorologists, Hydrologists, Oceanographers, Climate Scientists. International Women’s Day

The last picture is not giving directions to terrorists :P but rather:

Ms. ZHANG Jichen, a meteorologist of Sunitezuoqi Meteorological Bureau in Inner Mongolia, China, was explaining to herdsmen how to prevent and reduce meteorological disasters in pastoral areas.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/worldmeteorologicalorganization/albums/72157662903687524

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Today, January 27, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  A day to mourn and remember the countless victims of the Holocaust and renew our vows to do all that we can to ensure such a travesty never again occurs.  
My grandfather was a survivor and in his memory I want to dedicate this day of remembrance to all my fellow Americans who are of the Muslim faith.  

All of the promises the Trump campaign that were too absurd to think possible are quickly becoming a reality.  A Muslim ban is antithetical to the constitution of our country and yet, through the thinly veiled ruse of tricky political language, such a ban is coming to pass.  

The reality of a registry, were all Muslim Americans will be asked to allow themselves to be cataloged, is likely to be next.  If and when such a registry becomes a reality it will become essential that all of us who are not Muslim to step up and register.  The only way to defeat such a sinister and dangerous index is to overload it with thousands upon thousands of false claims.  Those who would be persecuted, who would be victims of a new holocaust, will become obscured and hidden by all who would stand in solidarity with them.  The registry would rendered useless.

Of course the Muslim registry won’t be something as simple or overt as a mere survey sent to your home.  Rather it’ll be composed of data pilfered from dozens of different sources… the Pew Research Center, job applications, Facebook pages, college entry exams, anything and everything to asks one’s religious affiliation.   Be vigilant and proactive.  Any time you are asked to identify your religion do so by answering Muslim.  

I realize that all of this is heretical, that it is sacrilege to both Islam as well as most other forms of religion.  But maybe a sin of self sacrifice to help others is not truly a sin.        

The mantra of Holocaust Remembrance Day is ‘never again.’  And now is the time to put those words into action.        

Today, women are not just more likely to be poor – they’re also more likely to work long hours, to earn less money, to have missed out on a proper education and to suffer violence in their lifetime. Discrimination and abuse are trapping women in poverty – and stopping them from ending it too. It’s not just wrong, it’s outrageous. If you agree, please stand with us and make your pledge today: www.oxfam.org.uk/pledge 

Photo of the Week: International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements while calling for greater action to ensure that every woman and every girl has equal access to the opportunities and skills that empower her to create her own future. With the help of government cash transfers, Eva’s mother, a single parent in Dhaka’s Korail slum in Bangladesh, has opened a tea stall. The income she earns supports the family and sends Eva to school. ©UNICEF/BANA2013-00671/Khan

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Guys!

As far as I know tomorrow (08/03/2016) is the International Women’s Day. According to the fact (that some of U probably know) I’m kinda crazy about Ladies’ ski jumping stuff. I have a plan for an action tomorrow, I just feel like we should honour these girls :)

Let’s apprciate the fact that women also jump, that they build amazing teams with team spirits. That there are so many great and underestimated female ski jumpers. That Sara Hendrickson won the first overall WC in history. That Sara Takanashi even beats the pants off Gregs when it comes to the records. That Daniela Iraschko- Stolz holds the current WC in the lenght of a woman’s jump. That Carina Vogt is actually golden girl from Sochi.

Post whatever U want according to the female stuff and the action. Photos, interviews, gifs. If Ya want, U can let me know about it, I will be glad and honoured for sure. ^^

Women’s shit posting is on, U go girls!

#Ladies’ Ski Jumping Spam for International Women’s Day

Today's Action: All Women Are Women

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’ve taken a moment to celebrate this lovely set of illustrations, and the reminder that all women are women, no matter which body parts they have.

For Today’s Action, we ask you to retweet this message, in response to this tweet by Gemma Styles and help us spread the message further.