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Feminists try to have men's charity removed from annual run

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/cafe-bmo-marathon-men-s-charity-sexual-violence-assault-1.4057052

>Five community organizations are expressing concern that a Canadian registered charity associated with the men's rights movement is participating in the annual BMO Vancouver Run4Hope marathon.
>The Canadian Association for Equality Vancouver branch is one of eight community charities involved with the annual run.
>Each year, run participants ask sponsors to donate to any of these organizations, which are listed as community charities. There are also national and official charities from which to choose.
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>The men's group says it advocates for men and boys. Johnston says CAFE is an "evidence-based" organization that gets its statistics from neutral organizations such as Statistics Canada, and is not sure why his group draws such fire for trying to shine a light on male mental-health issues.
>"We are not making up numbers here," he said.
>But critics disagree.
>"This organization pushed their agenda by perpetuating information that is not accurate in regards to sexual assault and domestic violence that happens across Canada," said Greg Oudman, executive director of the Vancouver-based Health Initiative for Men.
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>Run Vancouver sent CBC News a statement in response, which read in part "Charities are not sponsors of the Vancouver International Marathon and their participation in the marathon should not be construed as an endorsement by the marathon."
>"Nonetheless we take seriously any and all concerns brought to our attention and will review this matter thoroughly to ensure that our guiding objectives are indeed being fulfilled."
>BMO did not respond to CBC's request for an interview.
>According to CAFE's website, its mandate is to "[achieve] equality for all Canadians."
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Pakistan to execute Indian man accused of spying

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/asia/india-pakistan-execution-spy/

>Pakistan has sentenced to death an Indian man accused of spying, further raising tensions between the two countries.

>India claims the former naval officer was "kidnapped" from Iran and said his execution would be an act of "premeditated murder."

>Kulbushan Jadhav was arrested in March last year, "for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan," according to a statement released by the Pakistan armed forces Monday.

>The statement said Jadhav confessed that he was tasked by India's foreign intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), to "plan, coordinate and organize espionage / sabotage activities aiming to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan." A military court found Jadhav guilty on two counts of espionage and sentenced him to death.

>India has vociferously objected to Jadhav's sentencing, saying consular officials were denied access to him during his trial, in defiance of international law. New Delhi urgently summoned Pakistani diplomats Monday to discuss the case. "Jadhav was kidnapped last year from Iran and his subsequent presence in Pakistan has never been explained credibly," the Indian foreign ministry said in a statement.
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Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock walk into the White House ...

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/20/politics/sarah-palin-ted-nugent-kid-rock-white-house/

>Sarah Palin, with Kid Rock and Ted Nugent in tow, visited President Donald Trump at the White House Wednesday for dinner.

>The former Alaska governor, who was the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008, posted a set of photos on her Facebook page from throughout the executive mansion, including in the Oval Office.

>A White House official said the group had dinner with the President, but didn't provide any further details.

>In one of her photos, Palin, Nugent, and Kid Rock pose in front of a portrait of Hillary Clinton, which hangs in the White House basement along with paintings of other first ladies. In another, Palin is seen chatting with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner in the Oval Office as the President speaks on the phone nearby.

>Both Nugent and Kid Rock wore hats during their visit: Nugent in a camouflage cowboy hat and Kid Rock in a black fedora. Both men brought dates: Nugent his wife, Shemane Deziel, and Kid Rock his fiancée, Audrey Berry.

>Palin was an early supporter of Trump's, and was rumored to be in the running for a Cabinet post, though she was never selected.
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Joseph Jakubowski MANIFESTO

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Does someone know where I can find the complete manifesto of Joseph Jakubowski the guy on the news? I found this one but it is not complete

http://mediaassets.tmj4.com/document/2017/04/13/Jakubowski%20Manifesto_58240322_ver1.0.pdf?_ga=1.177777507.776253950.1468865234

I just want the complete file to translate it.
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Thoughts?

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Venezuela

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Shia LaBeouf and the Pitfalls of Celebrity Activism

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/nyregion/shia-labeouf-celebrity-activism.html?ribbon-ad-idx=5&rref=nyregion

>The occasion of Harry Belafonte’s 90th birthday landing within a few days of the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday makes it a good moment to think about what celebrity political activism looked like a half-century ago, when Mr. Belafonte’s service in the civil rights movement involved acting as a confidant to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and what it looks like now. Given the current tensions, the Oscars are sure to deliver a number of speeches, in greater volume than might ordinarily be expected, devoted to doing more than merely thanking the good people at Warner Bros. and William Morris Endeavor. Even if our sympathies perfectly line up with the substance of what is said, many of us will find ourselves annoyed — at the prospective opportunism, the posturing, the stridency, the absence of connection in some cases between words and meaningful action.

>Hollywood, for the most part, has positioned itself as one of Donald J. Trump’s chief institutional antagonists, and yet only a nation that had fully absorbed the values of show business could have elected him president. A culture that put a man whom many view as a pathological narcissist at the top of American government has also produced, rather logically, a response to his various offenses, among entertainers, that is tainted by a similar self-regard.

>Consider the recent adventures of Shia LaBeouf, a former Disney Channel performer and star of the “Transformers” franchise (whose name precedes that slightly cringe-making combination of words in any Wikipedia entry: “Shia LaBeouf is an American actor, performance artist and filmmaker”). In collaboration with his artistic partners Luke Turner and Nastja Sade Ronkko, Mr. LaBeouf mounted an exhibit, “He Will Not Divide Us,” on an exterior wall at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens on Jan. 20, the day President Trump took office.
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The war on Muslims and Women's Health and Rights continues

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>Dr. Jumana Nagarwala of Northville, Mich., was charged Thursday with performing traditional female genital mutilation on minors in the first such case that falls under a U.S. law treating the practice as a felony offense, according to the Department of Justice. According to the complaint, some of the victims, who were between the ages of 6 and 8, allegedly crossed state lines to have Nagarwala perform the procedure.
>The procedure (sometimes called “cleansing” by its practitioners) is prevalent in majority Muslim countries with rate among women of 98% in Somalia, 97% in Guinea, 89% in Mali, and 87% in Egypt and Sudan. It involves the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, often performed without anesthesia. It is designed to ensure females remain virgins until marriage.
>According to the Department of Justice, this is believed to be the first case brought under 18 U.S.C. 116, which criminalizes female genital mutilation, stating that anyone who knowingly circumcises, excises or infibulates the whole or any part of the female labia or clitoris of a person who is under the age of 18 “shall be fined or imprisoned not more than 5 years – or both.”
>Female genital mutilation constitutes a beautiful part of Islamic culture that was founded by the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who is widely held to be the world's first feminist. Yet many Islamophobic misogynists continue to attack the practice that promotes peace in communities and chastity among girls. Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel Lemisch bigotedly said “The practice has no place in modern society and those who perform FGM on minors will be held accountable under federal law.”
>According to a 2013 census by the Population Reference Bureau, approximately 500,000 women and girls in the United States have undergone the procedure or are soon to partake in the procedure.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/13/doctor-performed-female-genital-mutilation-in-michigan-clinic-federal-authorities-charge.html
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First protected DREAMer is deported under Trump

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/04/18/first-protected-dreamer-deported-under-trump/100583274/

>Federal agents ignored President Trump's pledge to protect from deportation undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children by sending a young man back to his native Mexico, the first such documented case, a USA TODAY examination of the new administration's immigration policies shows.

>After spending an evening with his girlfriend in Calexico, Calif., on Feb. 17, Juan Manuel Montes, 23, who has lived in the U.S. since age 9, grabbed a bite and was waiting for a ride when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer approached and started asking questions.

>Montes was twice granted deportation protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by President Barack Obama and left intact by President Trump.

>Montes had left his wallet in a friend's car, so he couldn't produce his ID or proof of his DACA status and was told by agents he couldn't retrieve them. Within three hours, he was back in Mexico, becoming the first undocumented immigrant with active DACA status deported by the Trump administration's stepped-up deportation policy.

>"Some people told me that they were going to deport me; others said nothing would happen," Montes told USA TODAY in his aunt and uncle's home in western Mexico where he's been staying. "I thought that if I kept my nose clean nothing would happen." He asked that the exact location of their home be withheld.
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