Jesus fucking Christ.
FYI, their names are Austin Zehnder and Will Frey.
Both (former?) members of the lacrosse team.
i wish there was some way we could support this girl. what a fucking joke.
ETA: if you feel like it, there’s a change.org petition.
Sign and share.
Tell English Border Force to Crack Down on Homophobic Actions!
A gay man was stopped at London’s Gatwick airport by a Border Force officer because he was traveling with his boyfriend, had a camera, and “looked like a pedophile”.
After stopping him and searching his bag, the officer then told another officer that the passenger was HIV positive, prompting his coworker to tell him he needed to use stronger hand gel. These comments could be heard by the passenger and others in the area.
An incident that’s a part of a new report showing staff members making judgements based on harmful stereotypes, it contributes to the 71% of unjustifiable searches at the airport in the past year.
Please tell the English Border Force to crack down on homophobic actions. This needs to be investigated and action needs to be taken to ensure that officers no longer discriminate against passengers!
TW: Rape, Sexual Abuse
Don’t Deport Blanca Medina!
Blanca Medina came to the United States with her four-year-old daughter, Alejandra, to seek refuge after being raped five times in El Salvador, where she is from.
She missed a hearing to apply for protection because of medical problems from being raped, including psychological trauma, and didn’t file a motion to open her case within 180 days after her missed court date.
Now, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants to deport her, despite the fact that none of her rapists have been arrested, including her stalker, and she would be in extreme danger. Medina tried to explain this to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but they are still continuing with deportation proceedings. While her case is in the processing stage, she is in a detainment center away from her daughter.
Please tell the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement not to deport Blanca Medina, and to change their policy so that this does not happen again!
See this picture? This comes from a town in Canada where a 24 pack of water bottles is 104 dollars and formula milk for a baby is priced at 55 dollars a pack. What’s more, a pack of diapers is 95 dollars and one head of lettuce is 26 dollars. Inuit people are starving in a country known for it’s generosity.
If you don’t believe this is true, you can find more images like this here. This is the only grocery store these people have in their small towns, and many people are going hungry & elderly are dying faster.
You’ll send aid to foreign children that are starving, so why won’t you pay a little extra to feed the people in your own country who work hard & still can’t afford the prices for healthy food for their families?
Please have a heart and reblog this photo to raise awareness that even in our own countries people are starving, join the movement and show the government that we won’t sit by and watch people starve.
If you think this will make your blog ugly you’re wrong. Children in a first world country are getting sick & starving, and nobody is even aware it’s happening. You can let people know by reblogging and showing you care. My own family is going through this.
There’s a petition you can sign here.
A local Romanian mayor has just forcibly evicted over 38 Roma families from their accommodation — and is now forcing them to live in a toxic, decommissioned chemicals factory. Small children are already in hospital after chemical exposure, and the situation is so horrifying a respected Romanian newspaper is comparing this to Auschwitz. But the Romanian Prime Minister can stop this shocking treatment.
This factory ‘accommodation’ is still filled toxic remnants of the factory, shut down in 2005 and known locally as “The Death Plant”. Outrageously, Mayor Cătălin Cherecheș has joked that Roma are falling ill from the “cleanliness” of the factory. He’s hoping to win votes by appearing ‘tough’ on Roma ahead of an election on Sunday, but we can turn these horrible acts against him. The local Mayor is a member of the Prime Minister’s Social-Liberal Union, and if we pressure the PM Victor Ponta to speak out against this abuse, we can force the Mayor to close this death factory and re-house the victims.
As a Romanian, I’m deeply shocked by the way these people have been treated. But the new Romanian PM is looking to establish his credibility in Romania and Europe — so let’s make sure he does the right thing. Sign my petition to call on the PM to demand the Mayor apologize and re-accommodate these innocent Roma!
There are currently only 392 signatures… I posted to Facebook, and now here and twitter. I hope we can get this thing blown out of the water.
Please help! SIGN HERE
From the Change.org website
Every month, approximately 2,000 African refugees cross the border into Israel, fleeing persecution in their home countries. To date, 50,000 Africa refugees reside in Israel seeking asylum. En route, these refugees are subjugated to extreme torture and abuse by Bedouin smugglers, their “guides” across the Sinai Desert and over the Israeli-Egyptian border. Everyday Eritrean and Sudanese refugees in the Sinai are electrocuted, branded with hot irons, chained together, starved, and women endure systematic and brutal rape. Recently, human rights NGOs have documented disturbing new developments: the organ theft of those who cannot afford to pay their way out of the camps and the kidnapping of refugees from their homes by Bedouins in Eritrea and Sudan.
This petition calls for the United States government to put pressure on the Egyptian government to stop the trafficking of refugees at the Suez Canal before they turn into torture victims. The Egyptian government must confront the corruption within its army that enables the Bedouin to smuggle the refugees through seven military checkpoints. As citizens of the United States, we advocate on behalf of these African refugees and ask that the United States government use its influence to stop extortion, trafficking, and torture in the Sinai.
Link is a Change.org petition. You do not need to display your signature publicly, so please, there are no reasons for you not to sign!