Madison, Wisconsin makes hero out of woman who gave the governor mansion the finger on Google Earth

Apr 24, 2017

Timing is everything. Ruth Smith was running her regular route from her Tenney Park home, through Maple Bluff, and by the Governor’s Mansion. It was June 2011, during the passionate Act 10 protests, and Smith admits part of her routine was “giving the bird” in the direction of the Executive Residence. “If I was going…

Harvard Guide: Gender Can ‘Change From Day to Day’

Apr 24, 2017

The office of BGLTQ Student Life at Harvard University has released a guide that says for some people, gender identity can “change from day to day.” The school-sponsored flier, which was distributed to students on the elite Ivy League campus, said for some “gender is fluid and changing,” and it “can be affirmed and/or expressed…

EU critic LaPen moves to the second round of France’s presidential election

Apr 24, 2017

France could face its own ‘Frexit’ in the future after far-right leader Marine Le Pen and independent centrist Emmanuel Macron beat the two main parties to go head to head in the upcoming presidential elections. With 30 million votes tallied so far, France’s Interior Ministry says currently Le Pen is leading with 23.4 per cent…

Israel PM issues Holocaust day warning

Apr 24, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to destroy those who call for the destruction of Israel, in a speech to mark the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day. “Iran and the Islamic state want to destroy us, and a hatred for Jews is being directed towards the Jewish state today,” he said at a ceremony in…

Death toll jumps to 20 in Venezuela protests

Apr 24, 2017

The death toll in three weeks of violence at anti-government protests in Venezuela jumped to 20 people after a night of clashes and pillaging left 12 people dead in Caracas. Riot police and pro-government vigilantes fought running battles with protesters demanding the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro on the capital’s east, west and south sides,…

Pope says some refugee centers ‘concentration camps’????

Apr 24, 2017

Pope Francis on Saturday described some of Europe’s refugee centres as “concentration camps” as he paid tribute to an unknown Christian woman slain for her faith in front of her Muslim husband. “These refugee camps — so many are concentration camps, crowded with people… because international accords seem more important than human rights,” Francis said…

North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier

Apr 24, 2017

North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula…

Sharia Law Advocate to Give Commencement Speech at Taxpayer-Funded University

Apr 24, 2017

There’s been some controversy after the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health announced a pro-Palestinian Sharia Law advocate will serve as the school’s commencement speaker. “I am delighted to confirm that Linda Sarsour will indeed speak at our June 1 commencement at the Apollo Theater,” said Barbara Aaron, chief of…

Florida teen dons Black Lives Matter prom dress

Apr 24, 2017

A Florida teenager’s prom dress stood out from the rest Friday for its Black Lives Matter message. Milan Morris, 17, donned a floor-length gown that featured the images of young black people whose high-profile deaths led to nationwide protests, Essence.com reported. The dress, created by Florida-based designer Terrance Torrence, included images of Trayvon Martin, Sandra…

Oxford University: It’s ‘Racist’ To Avoid Eye Contact, Ask Some Where They’re From

Apr 24, 2017

Britain’s most prestigious university has deemed asking where someone is originally from and avoiding eye contact to be a racist “micro-aggression”. In a newsletter issued by Oxford University, the Equality and Diversity Unit advises students to refrain from asking others where they are originally from and avoiding eye contact as it could potentially cause “mental…