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Ireland is the only country in Europe without legal accessible abortion. Now a woman has been sentenced to jail for self-induced abortion

Two years ago a 21-year-old woman used drugs she bought on the internet to self-induce an abortion when she couldn’t get one legally. Her roommates turned her in. Here’s what happened (are you listening, Donald Trump fans?)

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A letter from Joe Biden to his staff:

To My Wonderful Staff,
I would like to take a moment and make something clear to everyone. I do not expect, nor do I want, any of you to miss or sacrifice important family obligations for work. Family obligations include, but are not limited to, family birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, any religious ceremonies, such as first communions and bar mitzvahs, graduations, and times of need, such as an illness or a loss in the family. This is very important to me. In fact, I will go so far as to say that if I find out that you are working with me while missing important family responsibilities, it will disappoint me greatly. This has been an unwritten rule since my days in the Senate.
Thank you all for the hard work.
Sincerely, Joe

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I can’t fucking breathe 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Deaf Culture: VICE News Tonight on HBO (Full Segment). A VICE News Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLDM2pPYoOs

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VICE NEWS | The Rise Of Swedens’s Far-Left Militants

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Trump expected to sign an executive order calling for a voter fraud investigation

  • Trump will sign an executive order Thursday to create a commission to investigate his claims of voter fraud and voter suppression (ABC News)
  • Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will lead the “Presidential Commission on Election Integrity,” which will seek to look into “vulnerabilities” in the country’s voting process.
  • The commission will include members from both sides of the aisle, and will issue a report on what it finds regarding alleged voter fraud “sometime in 2018.” Read more (5/11/17)

Trump says he may finally release his tax returns — after he leaves office

  • In an interview with the Economist on May 4, Trump, asked if he planned to appease the voters, journalists and Senate Democrats who have clamored for the tax documents to be released, responded, “I doubt it.”
  • “Nobody cares about my tax return except for the reporters,” he said. “Oh, at some point I’ll release them. Maybe I’ll release them after I’m finished because I’m very proud of them actually. I did a good job.” Read more (5/11/17)

Sean Spicer wants you to know he did not hide “in” the bushes — he was “among” them

  • In an editor’s note appended to a Wednesday Washington Post story, the paper clarified that Sean Spicer was not hiding “in” the bushes after the firing of FBI director Jim Comey, but rather hiding “among” the bushes.
  • “This story has been updated to more precisely describe White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s location late Tuesday night in the minutes before he briefed reporters,” the editor’s note reads. “Spicer huddled with his staff among bushes near television sets on the White House grounds, not ‘in the bushes,’ as the story originally stated.” Read more (5/11/17)

VICE’s narrative is based in part that at least a portion of the politicians (the incumbent in the US) are in fact trustworthy (Shane visiting Obama, VICE’s left leaning politics, etc).

VICE’s audience tends to believes extensively in this hyper-individualism that Adam Curtis criticizes, specifically through the means of expression on the Internet. The black mirror concept. Kudos for presenting a uniquely different pov but I think it’ll go right over most people’s heads. VICE used to cover mass movements that tended to fizzle out in the same manner that Curtis has described.

“The most radical thing one could do nowadays is leave your house, walk to Aleppo and back, and not tell anyone about your trip.”

—  Gabriel Calderón [on VICE losing touch in Adam Curtis’ Living in an Unreal World]
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The Black Women’s Defense League Taking Aim at Racism and Misogyny. A VICE Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhx_fdOvnrI