Signal failures in plastic waste management Show more
States around the world are failing dramatically to take the problem of #plastic waste seriously; #corruption in the recycling industry, 1st world nations dumping on poorer nations, etc https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2018/10/plastic-watch-recycling-woes.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NakedCapitalism+%28naked+capitalism%29
Resources and actions for fighting transphobic DHHS proposal Show more
This is super rough and I just threw it together, but it's got contact details for the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Office of Civil Rights, and the regional offices, as well as the two actions I know are happening tomorrow.
Let me know if there are typos or other info is needed or if you know of other actions.
US HHS attack on transgender rights Show more
US Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a legal change to the definition of #gender (!), putting recent advances in #transgender rights at serious risk https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/21/trump-admin-reportedly-aims-to-refine-legal-definition-of-gender.html
Uruguay passes comprehensive trans rights bill Show more
#Uruguay congress overwhelmingly approves a comprehensive law on #transgender rights, including gender on official documents, mechanisms to reverse discrimination and stigma, access to the national health system, etc. Action by the Executive needed, and will be forthcoming https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Uruguayan-Congress-Approves-Comprehensive-Law-For-Trans-People-20181019-0023.html
Korea beauty industry, some puffery Show more
On the madness for #Korea beauty products in the West. Korea based cosmetic firms are everywhere in Bangkok, but I was unaware of their foothold in the first world. "South Korea's beauty industry is typically about 10-12 years ahead of the rest of the world" https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45820671
Moscow blocks commemoration of Stalin's victims Show more
Moscow city officials block the annual commemoration of the victims of #Stalin's crimes against the people, and event held every year since 2007 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/20/world/europe/moscow-stalin-victims.html (paywalled, I imagine you know how to deal with that)
Brexit, People's Vote protest Show more
100s of 1000s march in London (700 k according to organizers), demanding a "people's vote" on #Brexit, when a final deal, or a no deal, is finalized https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-protests/hundreds-of-thousands-take-to-streets-in-london-demanding-second-brexit-vote-idUSKCN1MU0JJ
Khoshoggi, Trump, cover story Show more
#Trump again attempts to provide cover for the #Saudi regime, characterizing as "credible" the narrative that a somewhat elderly journalist took on 15 or so security officials, some of them armed, in a fistfight https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/20/politics/the-forecast-republicans-keep-house/index.html
FL official charged; stand your ground defense rejected Show more
Lakeland, #FL commissioner charged with 2nd degree murder after he shot and killed an alleged shoplifter in his store. His "stand your ground" defense rejected by the state https://abcnews.go.com/US/city-official-charged-murder-state-rejects-stand-ground/story?id=58629913
Sunrise in Bangkok (in a manner of speaking). It''s our laundry day, so of course its been raining hard for over 12 hours.
US Megamillions lottery jackpot hits $1.6 billion, and I'm pretty sure people are losing their damn minds over the infinitesimally small chance of becoming filthy rich
MA trans rights repeal likely to fail Show more
Indications of voter intent suggest that the attempt to repeal #Massachusetts #transgender rights law, fuelled by a mendacious fear campaign, is likely to fail https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/10/19/bathroom-ad-massachusetts-transgender-repeal/
Hillary won't go away, uspol, sigh Show more
Sigh. #Hillary Clinton is a millstone around the neck of the Democratic Party, and refuses to withdraw from the public eye https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/10/19/hillary-clinton-democrats-go-away-2018-2020-221608
HIV prevention breakthrough, perhaps Show more
#Medicine: a new prophylactic pill (i.e., one taken daily before infection), has been seen to have reduced cases of #HIV infection at "unprecedented" levels. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-17/a-blue-pill-is-stopping-hiv-world-first-study-shows
Thailand, civil unions Show more
#Thailand may permit civil unions by the end of the year, according to this #LGBTQ nation article. The bill would not permit same sex partners to adopt. The bill would require a royal decree prior to adoption. At present, no Asian nation allows civil partnerships https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/10/thailand-become-first-country-asia-civil-unions-end-year/
US anarchist expat in Bangkok. Primary influences Kropotkin & Goldman. Trans woman, she/her. Linux Mint 19, Python.
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