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Despite the hate, Amber Heard wants to make the most of her digital soapbox

Once upon a time, Aquaman actor and activist Amber Heard had no social media presence. That fairytale ended last year, when she realized the world was talking about her personal and professional lives and she was missing from the conversation.  “For years and years … I would think constantly, ‘Thank goodness I don’t have to...CONTINUE READING

A new protest is organizing to get Alex Jones booted off of Twitter

Alex Jones is still on Twitter, despite the fact that he repeatedly violated the platform’s rules of conduct. But this is 2018, and Twitter users are ready to protest. Before we go any further, let’s be clear about some terminology: Jones supporters would have you believe that his recent removal from other platforms is an...CONTINUE READING

Michael Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ revealed with unrestrained trailer

Documentarian Michael Moore is back with a new film called Fahrenheit 11/9 and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be pulling any punches. SEE ALSO: Apple removes podcasts from InfoWars’ Alex Jones on iTunes The first trailer for Fahrenheit 11/9 debuted on HuffPost Thursday, teasing what looks like more of the same politically charged...CONTINUE READING

Riots on the streets of Buenos Aires after Argentina votes against legalising abortion

The streets of Buenos Aires transformed into a fire-filled riot after Argentina’s Senate voted against the legalisation of abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.  SEE ALSO: Prepare to sob at these moving stories of people travelling home for Ireland’s abortion vote After a 15-hour debate, 31 senators voted in favour and 38 voted...CONTINUE READING

Pearl Jam’s benefit concerts will do more than just raise millions for Seattle homelessness crisis

You might know Pearl Jam as the world’s most famous grunge band, or the soundtrack of your adolescent angst, or a group of talented yet totally reluctant rock stars. But Pearl Jam is also famous for taking a stand — and it’s doing exactly that in Seattle this week.  The group is currently leveraging its...CONTINUE READING

Naturally, Trump’s destroyed Walk of Fame star had faux ‘Russian’ guards watching over it

We have now entered what is either the most glorious or most tragic age of political performance art. And I honestly can’t decide. SEE ALSO: 5 most ridiculous moments from that disturbing Trump-Putin press conference According to witnesses in the area, two men dressed as “Russian soldiers” were spotted standing guard at President Donald Trump’s...CONTINUE READING

13 women rode every stage of the Tour de France before the men did to make a point about equality

There’s a rather notable absence from Le Tour de France — women. Not only are women not allowed participate in the men’s only cycling event, but an equivalent race for women doesn’t exist.  This year thirteen women rode every stage of the Tour de France before the men did to make a point about equality...CONTINUE READING

Here’s how you can help teachers as students head back to school

Come this new school year, consider taking time to help teachers in underfunded schools meet their students’ needs. In the past decade, U.S. public education has undergone massive budget cuts, leaving many classrooms without fundamental resources. A recent study published by the American Federation of Teachers, a nationally organized union, cites a decrease in teacher’s...CONTINUE READING

New Zealand introduces paid domestic violence leave in world first

In New Zealand, domestic victims can now take out a special type of leave, thanks to legislation that has been passed. The Domestic Violence—Victims’ Protection Bill allows people to request up to 10 days of leave a year if they are affected by domestic violence, on top of regular sick and vacation entitlements. SEE ALSO:...CONTINUE READING
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