Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

… couples — still cannot legally adopt children in India. Subramaniam believes change comes slowly. “Passing a law doesn’t change society overnight … the government, the public, the activists need to work together to promote transgender rights and equality,” said Subramaniam. For Padmashali, the Vicks advert is a small step in stirring debate on this issue and bringing it to a wider audience. “The transgender community has been socially excluded for so many …

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SpaceVR cameras will ride SpaceX to bring us all the astronaut experience in VR

April 16, 2017

… majority of its funding, from China’s Shanda Group. Additional funding just came from HTC Vive’s recently announced VR for Impact fund, which is dedicated to investing in VR projects that are designed to have a positive impact on society. “I read a book called The Overview Effect, it’s about this thing that happens to astronauts. When they go into space, they have this really deep, emotional feeling, it’s almost like they’re awakening to the universe,” …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

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How Trump is squandering his power with China and Egypt

April 5, 2017

(CNN)Leaders of repressive governments, like Egypt’s and China’s, have long braced themselves for bilateral visits with American presidents and Cabinet officials, because they know they will be hearing about human rights and freedom of speech. They have to worry about protests, about the response from civil society and the uncensored press. This fear has long given American leaders of both parties the leverage to send a strong message to foreign leaders in support of our values. …

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Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and the Mao factor

April 4, 2017

… and combats his political enemies — including the news media — through bouts of insulting tweets shared with his millions of Twitter followers. “Trump and Mao have a very similar anti-establishment and also anti-intellectual tendency,” said Orville Schell, a leading US scholar on China who has been visiting the country since the Mao era and now heads the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia society in New York. …

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McCain: No comparison between Trump and Reagan

April 2, 2017

… resolution is on the table By assaulting a foundational principle of American democracy, McCain said, Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election was an act more destructive than if the US had been attacked through conventional warfare. “It’s one thing to destroy a building with a bomb or inflict damage, but if you destroy the fundamentals of a free and open society, which is what democracy is all about, you inflict incredibly heavier damage,” he said. The …

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Is it foolish for a woman to cycle alone across the Middle East? – BBC News

April 2, 2017

… stay in Khartoum. In Jordan and Lebanon, refugee camps were visibly struggling to cope with the growing numbers of Syrians fleeing war. The enduring impression was a region in crisis, stretched hopelessly between tyranny and terror. Yet there was light along the way – and that light was the people. “The world shouldn’t judge us by our politics,” a member of the Center for Civil society and Democracy, a Syrian activist group I spent Christmas with, told me. “We …

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SXSW gets political: All eyes on Trump

March 17, 2017

Austin, Texas (CNN)President Donald Trump’s name is on everyone’s lips at the 2017 SXSW festival, with performers, experts, advocates and festival-goers weighing in on the 45th president. While it is not overtly partisan, SXSW has historically drawn a generally progressive group of musicians, artists, writers, experts, filmmakers and activists, including Trump’s latest entertainer foe rapper Snoop Dogg, who performed Wednesday night and is set to join artists to advocate for …

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Price defends tax cut for health insurance CEOs

March 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price defended Wednesday a tax cut for health insurance CEOs in the Republican plan he supports to repeal and replace part of Obamacare. “This is the federal government before saying to a certain sector of society, a certain individual, you can’t make what that company is willing to pay you,” Price said in a CNN town hall event moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Dana Bash. CNN town hall: HHS Secretary Tom …

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Internet slams Steve King after he fires off racist tweet

March 13, 2017

… associated with the GOP, got whipped up in a frenzy over King’s statement, many noting his previous controversy at the 2016 RNC when, during an MSNBC interview, he talked about the lack of contributions to society by “sub-groups.” Others used the hashtag “#someoneelsesbabies” to show their displeasure with King’s statement. My part Chinese son and his white dad. #SomeoneElsesBabies pic.twitter.com/U1OE9iaQLC heidi heilig (@heidiheilig) March 12, 2017 …

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