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Women’s marches against Trump in Britain


This video is adbout the Women’s March in London, England, 21 January 2017.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Build bridges not walls, says planet

Monday 23rd January 2016

Global message of hope seeks to drown out US leader

HUGE protests were held across Britain on Saturday as part of the international Women’s March on the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency.

Women’s rights activists took part in more than 600 rallies worldwide, including those in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Belfast, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Bristol, Sheffield and Bradford.

Organisers said that up to 100,000 people took part in London. The biggest march was in the US capital Washington DC, the day after Mr Trump was sworn in.

The march in London started off at the US embassy in Grosvenor Square shortly after noon and chanted: “Build bridges, not walls” as demonstrators made their way via Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square for a rally. Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, his lawyer wife Saadiya and his two daughters were spotted among the crowds.

People of all ages had descended on Grosvenor Square toting a plethora of placards with slogans such as “dump Trump,” “reject hate, reclaim politics” and “no to racism, no to Trump.”

Labour MP Yvette Cooper, who spoke at the rally, told the Press Association: “When the most powerful man in the world says it’s OK to sexually assault women because you are rich and powerful, we have to stand up and say no way.”

She added: “I think this is a march for equality and action for the future. We don’t want the clock being turned back on women’s equality.”

In West Yorkshire, 1,400 protesters marched through Shipley in solidarity with women in the US, writes our northern correspondent Peter Lazenby.

The protest also targeted Shipley’s notorious Tory MP Philip Davies, an anti-feminist who last year said: “Feminist zealots really do want women to have their cake and eat it.”

Mr Davies is a firm supporter of Mr Trump, and has been quoted as saying: “I would vote for him in a heartbeat.”

His comments led to the start of a Facebook group, Feminists eating cake. It now has 1,000 members. Protesters ate cake on their way past his office, while the Shipley Feminist Zealots group baked and sold cakes to raise funds for Bradford Women’s Refuge and male suicide prevention charity Calm.

Equal enthusiasm was displayed in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, at an anti-Trump rally outside the city hall attended by more than 200 people, with home-made placards focusing on some of Trump’s outrageous comments about women.

This video is about the Women’s March in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

How scuba spiders live underwater


This video says about itself:

13 January 2017

The scuba spider is the only arachnid to live exclusively underwater, despite lacking gills. Its secret, like its name suggests, is a makeshift oxygen supply.

Short-eared owl on video


This video says about itself:

Short-eared Owl

27 December 2016

Video courtesy of Larry R. Arbanas/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Women worldwide against Donald Trump


This video says about itself:

Women all Over the World Take to the Streets Against Trump

22 January 2017

In over 600 marches across 57 countries, millions of women took to the streets to protest against US President Donald Trump.

Truthdig’s coverage of Women’s March demonstrations in cities far and wide: here.

Where did all those “pussyhats” come from at the Women’s March? Here.

Birds and trees in Africa


This December 2016 video, by Danielle van Oijen from the Netherlands, is about the importance of trees for wintering birds and people in Mali, Africa.

Free Saudi blogger Raif Badawi


This January 2017 video from England is about a vigil outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in London to mark the imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi‘s 33rd birthday.

Birds, fungi in nature reserve


This autumn 2016 video is about Dutch nature reserve Huys te Warmont.

Including birds, like ring-necked parakeet, great spotted woodpecker, short-toed treeceeper and starlings.

And fungi, like bearded tooth mushroom.