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Hundreds In Missoula, Kalispell Protest Immigrant Family SeparationSeveral hundred people rallied in Missoula and Kalispell Wednesday to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating families attempting to enter the country illegally at the southern border.
Though President Trump overturned that policy through an executive order Wednesday afternoon, many in Missoula remained skeptical.
Nereyda Calero is one of the 100 so-called DREAMERS in Montana under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA policy. She spoke at the Missoula rally as an organizer representing Montanans for Immigrant Justice.
“And even though the President signed that executive order today, kids, moms and dads are scarred for life. It doesn’t matter if he signed the order, he already did the damage,” Calero says. (Continue reading here)
Meet Mx Blouse, the Gender-Nonconforming Rapper From South Africa Making Boundless MusicMx Blouse
raps, but they prefer to not box their music as hip-hop. Which makes sense. While on their debut EP, Believe The Bloom (2017), they favored boom bap-inspired production with touches of electronic, their latest single “Is’phukuphuku,” fuses kwaito, electro and, of course, hip-hop.
Genre is slowly becoming a thing of the past. And Mx Blouse, just like many artists of their generation—think Stiff Pap, Darkie Fiction, among others—is fusing their influences to make music that reflects their character. (Continue reading here)
Stockholm Bans Sexist Advertisements in Public Spaces
City authorities in Sweden’s capital have voted to ban sexist advertising from public spaces. The decision was voted through by Stockholm’s city council on Monday with near-unanimous agreement from all parties other than the Swedish Democrats, The Local reports, and is expected to come into effect within a month.
Green Party deputy mayor Daniel Helldén has been the architect of the proposals, which have been in motion since December 2017. Helldén had argued then that sexist advertising acted as a “mirror” for society, and that he believed the city had a responsibility to ensure that citizens were not exposed to advertising that was “offensive or upsetting in any way.” (Continue reading here)