Women’s marches against Trump, again in 2018

This video from the USA says about itself:

“The Year of Our Awakening”: Global Protests Mark Anniversary of Women’s March & Trump Inauguration

22 January 2018

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the country this weekend to mark the first anniversary of
last year’s historic Women’s March protesting President Trump’s inauguration. As Democracy Now! broadcast from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, protesters braved freezing temperatures and a snowstorm to take part in a Respect Rally. We feature the voices of longtime women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred and actress Jane Fonda, and speak with actress Tessa Thompson, who played the superhero Valkyrie in the film “Thor”, Samantha “Sam” White in “Dear White People” and Diane Nash in “Selma.”

‘Trump wants to kill all sharks’

This 2016 video says about itself:

“Love” and “affection” are terms not commonly used to describe encounters with large sharks, but they’re used repeatedly by Jim Abernethy to narrate his recent get-together with a large tiger shark known as Tarantino. The special reunion at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas was videotaped and footage shows Tarantino swimming into the arms of Abernethy, and seeming to crave his caresses much like an affectionate dog craves those of its owner after a prolonged absence. As Abernethy and the shark are swept down current, he returns to the camera and Tarantino follows, again swimming into his arms. This happens twice in the footage.

“I could tell she had missed it”, Abernethy says of an apex predator he refers to as an “old friend.”

To be sure, Tiger Beach is a special place, known as a destination where close encounters can be enjoyed in what many consider to be a relatively safe environment.

The predators are fed during commercial dive operations, and many distinctive sharks have been given names. Veteran divers such as Abernethy, who runs Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures, claim to have developed special relationships with some of those sharks.

Though there are bound to be critics of people “tempting fate” with such close interactions, Abernethy, who was once bitten by a lemon shark, was hoping his footage would send a message. “I wish there was some way that I could get the world to see what these beautiful creatures are really like”, he says, “so we could end the needless slaughter and keep our oceans healthy, not only for them but for our own existence on the planet.”

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Trump thinks all sharks should die, according to Stormy Daniels

Donald Trump’s alleged extra-marital activities have been a source of discussion lately, following claims from an adult film actress that the pair had a sexual relationship before his Presidency.

Thirty-eight-year-old Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, spoke to In Touch Magazine in 2011, but the interview remained unpublished until Wednesday.

The interview contained explicit details of the so-called affair, which reportedly began in 2006.

In one extract, she recalls having dinner with Trump in his room – and watching a shark documentary. She said:

“… He is obsessed with sharks. Terrified of sharks. He was like, ‘I donate to all these charities and I would never donate to any charity that helps sharks. I hope all the sharks die.’ He was like riveted. He was like obsessed. It’s so strange, I know.”

… His fixation with sharks however, has been well documented.

Trump’s obsession with sharks is reminiscent of the fictional character Captain Hook‘s obsession with crocodiles.

Maybe a good idea to take cardboard sharks to the next anti-Trump demonstration?

Big Women’s Marches against Trump, 2018

This video from the USA says about itself:

Women March in Defiance of Trump

20 January 2018

In Baltimore and around the world the … anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington prompted calls for unity in resisting the policies of the Trump administration; by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis.

This video from the USA says about itself:

20 January 2018

Last year, 750,000 people participated in the Women’s March in Los Angeles, surpassing New York and Washington.

This year, marchers were out in full force again to speak out about women’s issues. CGTN’s May Lee has more.

See also here. And here. Photos are here. And here. And here.

Women’s March In Tennessee forced to change route after neo-Nazis vow to hijack it: here.

This video from Canada says about itself:

Great turnout for the Women’s March at Victoria Park in London, Ontario Canada on Saturday, January 20th 2018.

This video from England says about itself:

Women’s March organiser “disappointed” Donald Trump isn’t coming to London || Reya Reports

13 January 2018

The US President’s decision to cancel his February 2018 trip to the UK to open the new American embassy has received mixed reactions. Organisers of the London Women’s March say they’re disappointed to be denied the opportunity to come together, against him. London Live News presenter Reya El-Salahi speaks to the founder of Women in Leadership publication, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu.

North, South Korean Olympics agreement hinders Trump’s warmongering

This video from the USA says about itself:

Korean Olympic Unity Gives US War Plans a ‘Bloody Nose’

19 January 2018

North and South Korea will march together at the upcoming Winter Olympics, raising hopes of de-escalation. This, amid talk of a new U.S. strategy dubbed “Bloody Nose” and a U.S.-led summit promoting other aggressive steps. Christine Ahn, who organized a counter-summit of women peace activists, explains.

Donald Trump and Latin America

This 19 January 2018 video is called Trump’s First Year and Latin America.

Women’s March 2018 live updates: Large crowds in Philadelphia and thousands expected in Washington and New York in street protests against Trump: here.