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The White Supremacy Network .........

 REVEALED: Leaked white supremacist chatroom messages show they are obsessed with promoting 'our guy' Fucker Carlson

Tom Boggioni
Raw Story
April 10, 2021

According to a report from Media Matters, Fox News personality Tucker Carlson has a large fan club in a chatroom dominated by far-right extremists who make up the Identity Evropa movement and they are doing all they can to promote segments from his show.

The report, compiled with leaked comments show Carlson's nightly commentaries have become "many watches" for the racist group.

According to the report, "On March 6, the nonprofit media organization Unicorn Riot released chat logs from a Discord server reportedly used by members of Identity Evropa, a group attempting to sanitize white supremacy by rebranding its racist beliefs as pro-white 'identitarianism.' The chat server's name, 'Nice Respectable People Group,' reflects Identity Evropa's focus on 'optics,' a strategy of intentionally rebranding away from obvious extremism to avoid the negative press that supposedly keeps their ideas from appealing to the mainstream."

According to those chat logs, Carlson is the subject of hundreds of chat messages "who extremists refer to with familiarity as 'Tuck' or 'Tucker' -- and can confirm that the white supremacists routinely turn on Fox News to watch him deliver messages aligned with their extremist cause," reports Media Matters.

The report adds, "The leaked chats clearly show the admiration that some of the Discord server users have for Carlson. They include users praising the Fox host, claiming that he's the sole reason they tune in to cable, and calling him 'a lone voice of reason in the media.' Borrowing language from anonymous message board 4chan, white supremacists call Carlson 'our guy' (users of 4chan have anointed white supremacist Rep. Steve King (R-IA) with the same title -- and they call far-right actress Roseanne Barr 'our girl').

"Members of Identity Evropa praise the Fox host for 'doing divine work' that has 'done more for' white supremacists than they 'could ever hope to' do, while crediting Carlson's rhetoric with moving the Overton Window, a measure of what's considered acceptable public discourse, closer to extremism," T the report adds. "In fact, they suggest staying within the limits of Carlson's rhetoric to be effective with mainstream conservatives, calling it 'the edge of the acceptable' and claiming that 'acceptable … moves toward us daily'."

more: https://www.mediamatters.org/tucker-carlson/leaked-chat-messages-show-members-white-supremacist-group-identity-evropa-are

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 WATCH: Jim Acosta drops KKK quip during report Tucker Carlson and white supremacy

Bob Brigham
April 10, 2021
Raw Story

CNN anchor Jim Acosta seemed to slip a Ku Klux Klan reference into a report on the growing calls for Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson for white supremacism.

On Friday, Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt called on Rupert Murdoch's network to fire Carlson after a population replacement segment.

Acosta interviewed CNN chief media correspondent Brian Stelter about the scandal.

"Brian, this is hardly the first time that Tucker Carlson -- and I'm not sure why he spells Tucker with one just one 'K' sometimes -- has been accused of making racist remarks," Acosta said. "But will Fox do anything this time about what he's doing over there?"

"There's no way Fox will do a thing," Stelter replied.

    In 10 months Tucker Carlson became TV’s foremost spreader of coronavirus lies, his head writer was canned over bigo… https://t.co/UcnvnnlJ4y
    — Matthew Gertz (@Matthew Gertz)1618016785.0

Stelter played additional clips of the Fox personality saying shocking things.

"And that's the face of Fox News," Stelter said. "He's also the poster child for what Van Jones called five years ago 'the whitelash,' this white resistance to a changing country. Tucker Carlson, that is very much his brand. He has a lot of viewers who seem to be with him and Fox is not going to take any action against him."

Acosta then played a clip of Carlson talking about the January 6th insurrection by Trump supporters that he said "might be the most ridiculous line of B.S. yet from Tucker Carlson."

"It's just inexplicable, I can't explain what he's doing," Acosta said.

Watch: https://youtu.be/o2jH45pvaJg

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Hi Julia,

The answer is yes by way of understanding the causes of them, and then desiring to evolve beyond them: new motivations and the dynamics that create them.

God Bless, Rad

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Hi All,

Here is the chart for Tristane Banon (born 13 June 1979) is a French journalist and writer. She is the daughter of Anne Mansouret and Gabriel Banon. She is a regular contributor on youth affairs at the French news website Atlantico.

Early life and education

Tristane Banon was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France. She is the daughter of Anne Mansouret, Socialist vice-president of the general council of Eure, representing Évreux-Est, in Upper Normandy. and French-Moroccan businessman Gabriel Banon who served as industrial policy advisor to French President Georges Pompidou and as economic advisor to Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. She is of Moroccan Jewish descent on her father's side and Iranian and Belgian on her mother's side.

She is a god-daughter of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's second wife Brigitte Guillemette.

Banon earned a diploma from the Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme de Paris.

Career

Banon initially worked as a journalist, anchorwoman on a television show about new information and communication technologies, and as a sport journalist. She was employed in the politics department, and later the cultural department, of the French weekly Paris-Match, then worked at the daily newspaper Le Figaro.

Her first book, a long essay entitled Erreurs avouées… (au masculin) about the biggest mistakes in the lives of political figures, was published in November 2003 by Anne Carrière. A short novel, Noir délire, inspired by the death of French actress Marie Trintignant, was released the same year in the literary review Bordel.

Her first novel J’ai oublié de la tuer ("I Forgot to Kill Her") was published in September 2004 by éditions Anne Carrière (édition Le Livre de Poche n° 30743). The novel, described by Banon as part-autobiographical, tells the story of a young girl's ruined childhood, neglected by her mother and forced to fend for herself against an alcoholic and abusive nanny.

Her second novel Trapéziste ("Trapezist") appeared in 2006, followed by Daddy Frénésie ("Daddy Frenzy") in 2008.

Allegations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn

On 5 February 2007, during a television chat-show, Banon alleged that Dominique Strauss-Kahn had attempted to rape her in 2002 during the course of an interview while she was researching Erreurs avouées: "It ended really badly. We ended up fighting. It finished really violently … I said the word 'rape' to scare him but it didn't seem to scare him much… " Strauss-Kahn's name was initially bleeped out when the television program was broadcast. The news website AgoraVox later repeated the allegations with his name included and Banon subsequently repeated them on a video recording. Banon's mother, Socialist Party politician Anne Mansouret, said in an interview that she had persuaded her daughter not to file charges at the time of the alleged rape attempt.

On 16 May 2011, it was reported Banon planned to file a legal complaint against Strauss-Kahn. On 20 May, Banon's lawyer, David Koubbi, said that neither he nor Banon wanted to be used (instrumentalisé) by the American judicial system in the New York v. Strauss-Kahn case, later dismissed due to the unreliability in the statements of the main prosecution witness. On 4 July, following Strauss-Kahn's release from house-arrest on his own recognizance in the New York case, David Koubbi said that Banon would file a complaint against Strauss-Kahn the following day. Strauss-Kahn's lawyers responded by saying they would in turn file a complaint of false accusation (dénonciation calomnieuse) against Banon.

The allegations were referred to, but without naming Banon explicitly, in Christophe Dubois' and Christophe Deloire's best-selling 2006 book Sexus Politicus about the private lives and sexual mores of leading French political figures. They were also the subject of the concluding chapter of Michel Taubmann's authorised biography Le Roman vrai de Dominique Strauss-Kahn ("The True Story of Dominique Strauss-Kahn"). Banon contested the version of events described in the biography when it appeared in May 2011.

In July 2011, the Paris prosecutor's office opened a preliminary investigation into Banon's complaint. Strauss-Kahn's lawyers said he had instructed them to open a countercomplaint against Banon for slander. In September Banon stated that if there is no criminal prosecution, she would bring a civil case against Strauss-Kahn. According to a report in L'Express, Strauss-Kahn admits to attempting to kiss Banon. On 29 September, Banon confronted Strauss-Kahn at a Paris police station at the request of French prosecutors investigating the alleged assault. In October the French public prosecutors dropped the investigation. They stated that there was a lack of evidence regarding the allegation of attempted rape. Although there was evidence of the less serious charge of "sexual assault", that charge could not be prosecuted because of the statute of limitations. According to transcripts of the police interrogation released by Strauss-Kahn's lawyers, Strauss-Kahn stated that, as Banon was leaving the apartment, he attempted to embrace her and to kiss her on the mouth; she pushed him away forcefully, saying something like "What are you doing?" and left.

In 2020, Banon was featured in the Netflix documentary series Room 2806: The Accusation, which details the New York allegation and other cases of alleged sexual assault by Strauss-Kahn, based on interviews with persons involved.

for more: Strauss-Kahn accuser Tristane Banon helps shape new French rape law: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/26/dominique-strauss-kahn-accuser-tristane-banon-helps-shape-new-french-law

Her natal Lilith is 9 Leo, N.Node 20 Sagittarius, and the S.Node is 21 Gemini. Her natal Amazon is 24 Aries, N.Node is 29 Taurus, and the S.Node is 11 Scorpio.

Please feel free to comment or ask questions.

Goddess Bless, Rad

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Biden Details $1.52 Trillion Spending Proposal to Fund Discretionary Priorities

The blueprint includes increases in funding to address climate change, along with beefing up education, health research and the Internal Revenue Service.

By Jim Tankersley
NY Times
April 10, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Biden outlined a vast expansion of federal spending on Friday, calling for a 16 percent increase in domestic programs as he tries to harness the government’s power to reverse what officials called a decade of underinvestment in the nation’s most pressing issues.

The proposed $1.52 trillion in spending on discretionary programs would significantly bolster education, health research and fighting climate change. It comes on top of Mr. Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package and a separate plan to spend $2.3 trillion on the nation’s infrastructure.

Mr. Biden’s first spending proposal to Congress showcases his belief that expanding, not shrinking, the federal government is crucial to economic growth and prosperity. It would direct billions of dollars toward reducing inequities in housing and education, as well as making sure every government agency puts climate change at the front of its agenda.

It does not include tax proposals, economic projections or so-called mandatory programs like Social Security, which will all be included in a formal budget document the White House will release this spring. And it does not reflect the spending called for in Mr. Biden’s infrastructure plan or other efforts he has yet to roll out, which are aimed at workers and families.

The plan represents a sharp break with the policies of President Donald J. Trump, whose budget proposals prioritized military spending and border security, while seeking to cut funding in areas like environmental protection.

Among its major new spending initiatives, the plan would dedicate an additional $20 billion to help schools that serve low-income children and provide more money to students who have experienced racial or economic barriers to higher education. It would create a multibillion-dollar program for researching diseases like cancer and add $14 billion to fight and adapt to the damages of climate change.

It would also seek to lift the economies of Central American countries, where rampant poverty, corruption and devastating hurricanes have fueled migration toward the southwestern border, and a variety of initiatives to address homelessness and housing affordability, including on tribal lands. And it asks for an increase of about 2 percent in spending on national defense.

All told, the proposal calls for a $118 billion increase in discretionary spending in the 2022 fiscal year, when compared with the base spending allocations this year. It seeks to capitalize on the expiration of a decade of caps on spending growth, which lawmakers agreed to in 2010 but frequently breached in subsequent years.

Administration officials would not specify on Friday whether that increase would result in higher federal deficits in their coming budget proposal, but promised the full budget would “address the overlapping challenges we face in a fiscally and economically responsible way.”

Congress still must approve the budget. In recent years, lawmakers rejected many of the Trump administration’s efforts to gut domestic programs.

But Mr. Biden’s plan, while incomplete as a budget, could provide a blueprint for Democrats who narrowly control the House and Senate and are anxious to reassert their spending priorities after four years of a Republican White House.

Democratic leaders in Congress hailed the plan on Friday and suggested they would incorporate it into government spending bills for the 2022 fiscal year. The plan “proposes long overdue and historic investments in jobs, worker training, schools, food security, infrastructure and housing,” said Senator Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, the chairman of the Appropriations Committee.

Republicans criticized the proposal as skeletal in detail while calling it an overreaching expansion of the federal government. They also said the administration was not spending enough on defense to counter a growing threat from China.

“While President Biden has prioritized spending trillions on liberal wish list priorities here at home, funding for America’s military is neglected,” a group of top Republicans, including Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the minority leader, said in a joint statement.

Progressives in the House made the opposite complaint: that Mr. Biden was spending too much on the military.

“A proposed increase of $13 billion in defense spending is far too much given its already rapid growth at a time of relative peace,” said Representative Mark Pocan, Democrat of Wisconsin. “We cannot best build back better if the Pentagon’s budget is larger than it was under Donald Trump.

While the White House did not hint at how or whether it might pay for the increased spending, the plan does seek $1 billion in new funding for the Internal Revenue Service to enforce tax laws, including “increased oversight of high-income and corporate tax returns.” That is clearly aimed at raising tax receipts by cracking down on tax avoidance by companies and the wealthy.

In a letter accompanying the proposal on Friday, Shalanda D. Young, who is serving as Mr. Biden’s acting budget director, told congressional leaders that the discretionary spending process would be an “important opportunity to continue laying a stronger foundation for the future and reversing a legacy of chronic disinvestment in crucial priorities.”

The administration is focusing on education spending in particular, seeing that as a way to help children escape poverty. Mr. Biden asked Congress to bolster funding to high-poverty schools by $20 billion, which it describes as the largest year-over-year increase to the Title I program since its inception under President Lyndon B. Johnson. The program provides funding for schools that have high numbers of students from low-income families, most often by providing remedial programs and support staff.

The plan also seeks billions of dollars in increases to early-childhood education, to programs serving students with disabilities and to efforts to staff schools with nurses, counselors and mental health professionals — described as an attempt to help children recover from the pandemic, but also a longstanding priority for teachers’ unions.

Mr. Biden heralded the education funding in remarks to reporters at the White House. “The data shows that it puts a child from a household that is a lower-income household in a position if they start school — not day care — but school at 3 and 4 years old, there’s overwhelming evidence that they will compete all the way through high school and beyond,” he said.

There is no talk in the plans of tying federal dollars to accountability measures for teachers and schools, as they often were under President Barack Obama.

The proposal also shows an increasing sense of urgency in the Biden administration to deter migration to the southwestern border, while breaking from Mr. Trump’s border security policies. Republicans criticized Mr. Biden on Friday for not increasing border patrol funding or including money to complete Mr. Trump’s efforts to build a wall across the southern border with Mexico.

Instead, Mr. Biden proposed investing $861 million in Central America, part of the four-year $4 billion package the administration has committed to spending to improve the economy and quality of life in the region. Another $1.2 billion would go toward investing in border security technology, such as sensors to detect illegal crossings and tools to improve entry ports. It also included increased oversight of Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including money to investigate work force complaints related to white supremacy.

Funding for the Justice Department reflects another shift from the Trump era, prioritizing civil rights issues and domestic terrorism, instead of Mr. Trump’s focus on street crime and gang violence.

Mr. Biden also used the spending outline to show how he would achieve his vision of having every cabinet chief, whether they are military leaders, diplomats, fiscal regulators or federal housing planners, charged with incorporating climate change into their missions.

The proposal aims to embed climate programs into agencies that are not usually seen as at the forefront of tackling global warming, like the Agriculture and Labor Departments. That money would be in addition to clean energy spending in Mr. Biden’s proposed infrastructure legislation, which would pour about $500 billion on programs such as increasing electric vehicle production and building climate-resilient roads and bridges.

Much of the proposed increase would go to research and development of advanced low-carbon energy technology, which would be funneled through the Energy Department’s network of national laboratories.

Funding at the Energy Department would increase by $4.3 billion, or 10.2 percent over last year’s levels. That includes $1.7 billion to research and develop technologies such as new nuclear power plants or hydrogen fuels and $1.9 billion for a new clean-energy initiative to help make homes more energy-efficient and speed up permitting of transmission lines that can carry wind and solar power across the country. Mr. Biden has proposed further spending on those efforts in his infrastructure plan.

The Environmental Protection Agency, whose funding and staffing levels the Trump administration sought to cut, would get a $2 billion increase under Mr. Biden’s plan.

Health funding is also prioritized, with an almost 25 percent increase in discretionary funding — to $131.7 billion — for the Department of Health and Human Services, the hub of the federal government’s pandemic response. That includes a $1.6 billion increase for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency public health experts have viewed as chronically underfunded and neglected until public health emergencies.

Almost a billion dollars would go to the Strategic National Stockpile, the country’s emergency medical reserve, for supplies and efforts to restructure it that began last year. Nearly $7 billion would create an agency meant to research diseases like cancer and diabetes.

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 Biden forms commission to tackle Supreme Court reform -- which may include expansion

Agence France-Presse
April 10, 2021

President Joe Biden on Friday established an expert commission to study reforming the powerful US Supreme Court, including the explosive question of expanding its bench.

The move follows months of debate over whether Democrats should seek to expand the court beyond its current nine justices, after moves during Donald Trump's presidential term gave the bench a firm conservative majority.

The Supreme Court sits as the final arbiter on fundamental American legal matters, which can include minority and LGBTQ rights, racism, the death penalty and electoral controversies -- and its justices are appointed for life.

Making good on a campaign promise, Biden signed an executive order creating a bipartisan commission of three dozen experts, including legal and judicial scholars, former administration officials and former federal judges, to weigh the highly-charged issue of reforming the body.

One of the panel's main duties is to produce "an analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform, including an appraisal of the merits and legality of particular reform proposals," said the executive order published by the White House.

The order itself did not specifically address expanding the high court.

But in an earlier statement, the White House said the topics to be studied will include "the length of service and turnover of justices on the Court; the membership and size of the Court; and the Court's case selection, rules, and practices."

The order directs the commission to complete its report within 180 days of its first public meeting.

Commissioners include Nancy Gertner, a US District Court judge from 1994 to 2011, and constitutional expert Laurence Tribe, a Harvard University professor and widely read scholar who also worked in Barack Obama's administration.

The commission's creation comes six months after the controversial confirmation of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court following the September 2020 death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal icon.

Trump nominated Barrett days after Ginsburg's death, and weeks before the November election -- an election Trump lost to Biden.

The confirmation process triggered outrage from many Democrats, who pointed to the US Senate Republican leadership's refusal to hold hearings for Obama's Supreme Court pick in early 2016, much less a vote, on grounds that it was too close to that year's November presidential election.

Rights 'at risk'

Republicans have pushed back at what they see as plans by Democrats to "pack" the court, and on Friday Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee reiterated their concerns.

"President Biden wants to radicalize the Supreme Court. Your rights are at risk," House Judiciary Republicans said in a tweet.

Just this week, Justice Stephen Breyer warned liberal advocates of expanding the court to think "long and hard" about the risks involved, saying it could diminish trust Americans place in the judiciary.

Activists meanwhile have been campaigning for Breyer, who at 82 is the court's oldest member, to retire in order to provide Biden with a chance to nominate a young progressive.

Several Democrats have been open to the idea of expanding the court, as a way of rebalancing the scales that they believe tilted too far to the right after Trump got three nominees onto the bench.

But Biden has kept the suggestion at arm's length. "Whatever the position I take on that, that will become the issue," Biden said when asked about it during a September presidential debate with Trump.

Congress grew and shrank the size of the court several times in the mid-19th century, including in 1863 when Republicans expanded the court to 10 seats to give president Abraham Lincoln an appointment.

It was reduced to seven a few years later, but in 1869 it was expanded back to nine, where it has remained.

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Merkel's party faces tough election-year test in state polls

AP
4/10/2021

BERLIN (AP) — Two German states choose new legislatures on Sunday, the first major political test of a year in which a national election will determine who succeeds Chancellor Angela Merkel. The weekend votes come at a challenging time for the longtime leader's party.

They also are expected to highlight the increased popularity of the environmentalist Green party, which could hold the key to forming Germany's next government and is expected to make its own first bid for the chancellery.

Amid discontent over a sluggish start to Germany's vaccination drive, and as a long lockdown only gradually loosens, Merkel's center-right Union bloc faces blowback over allegations that two lawmakers profited from deals to procure masks early in the coronavirus pandemic.

That complicates an already demanding battle to dislodge two popular governors — among them Winfried Kretschmann, Germany's only Green governor. He has firmly cemented his appeal to centrist voters over a decade leading Baden-Wuerttemberg, an economic powerhouse that is home to automakers Daimler and Porsche.

The votes should help determine who gains political momentum for the months ahead. And they come as the center-right approaches a decision on a candidate to succeed Merkel when Germany elects a new parliament on Sept. 26.

It’s an unpromising moment for the new leader of Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, Armin Laschet, to face his first big political test. The centrist Laschet won the party leadership in January. “The ratings for the CDU were going down anyway and now the so-called ‘mask affair’ is coming on top of that," said Thorsten Faas, a political science professor at Berlin’s Free University. “The signs for the CDU and Armin Laschet aren't good — very weak results should be expected for the party.”

Baden-Wuerttemberg in southwestern Germany, where some 7.7 million people are eligible to vote, was dominated by the CDU for decades until Kretschmann won power a decade ago. That stunning result for the Greens came as the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan accelerated the end of nuclear power in Germany.

Kretschmann, now 72, a popular, fatherly and even conservative figure with a strong regional accent, has dug in since then. In the last election five years ago, the Greens overtook the CDU to become the strongest party in the state.

Polls suggest they can hope to widen their lead on Sunday. That could provide a bounce at the national level for the traditionally left-leaning party, which has become increasingly open to alliances with conservatives.

This time, Green election posters in a campaign that has involved little traditional campaigning because of the pandemic feature a photo of Kretschmann with the slogan “You know me.” Merkel, who isn't seeking a fifth term after nearly 16 years in power, once used that phrase in a debate to underline her own largely ideology-free appeal.

Kretschmann has run Baden-Wuerttemberg with the CDU as his junior coalition partner since 2016 — and a coalition between the two parties is widely viewed as a strong possibility at the national level after the September election. His CDU challenger, Susanne Eisenmann, doesn't come close to matching Kretschmann's personal popularity.

Also voting Sunday is Baden-Wuerttemberg's neighbor, the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Some 3.1 million people are eligible to vote there. The center-left Social Democrats have led the once solidly conservative region for 30 years — currently under governor Malu Dreyer, whose personal popularity has kept her party's support above its dismal national ratings. She faces a close race against CDU challenger Christian Baldauf, a longtime regional lawmaker who is far less familiar to voters.

Many people had already voted by mail, so it's unclear to what extent the scandal over lawmakers in the CDU and its Bavaria-only sister party, the Christian Social Union, allegedly enriching themselves through mask deals will impact on Sunday's vote. Nikolas Loebel, a CDU lawmaker from Baden-Wuerttemberg, and the CSU's Georg Nuesslein both quit their parties on Monday and say they won't run for parliament again.

The Union bloc of CDU and CSU benefited from Merkel's perceived good management of the pandemic over the past year and still leads national polls by a distance, but this year has started badly. Germany's vaccination campaign has been significantly slower than those of Israel, Britain and even the United States.

Laschet says that he and Markus Soeder, the CSU leader and Bavarian governor who is the other serious contender to run for chancellor, will decide on the CDU candidate in April or May. Soeder, an advocate of tough action to beat back the virus, has gained in stature during the pandemic.

If Sunday's elections go badly for the CDU, that will be “tailwind” for Soeder, said Faas, the political science professor. “But overall, it turns out that the Union isn't really prepared for the post-Angela Merkel era.”

Whoever takes on the task will face the Greens' candidate, who has yet to be chosen, and current Finance Minister Olaf Scholz in September. National polls show that the Greens' support has roughly doubled since the last German election, while that of Scholz's Social Democrats — traditionally Germany's biggest center-left party and now the junior partner in Merkel's national government — has dwindled.

Kerstin Sopke in Berlin contributed to this report.

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Women and young people could determine Ecuador’s election outcome

Andrés Arauz and Guillermo Lasso are seeking to expand support by broadening agendas to include LGBTQ+ rights, race and gender

Dan Collyns
Guardian
10 Apr 2021 11.15 BST

Women and young people could play a decisive role in determining the outcome of Ecuador’s elections this weekend – and the two male candidates are doing all they can to attract the oft-sidelined sectors of the country’s electorate.

Andrés Arauz, the protegé of former president Rafael Correa won 32.7% of the vote in the first-round vote in February and faces three-time presidential candidate, conservative banker Guillermo Lasso, who won 19.7%, in a runoff vote on this Sunday, 11 April.

With voters weary of debate focused on the polarization over Correa’s divisive decade in power and his controversial legacy, both socially conservative candidates are seeking to expand their support by broadening their agendas to include LGBTQ+ rights, race and gender.

Young voters between 18 and 30 – who make up around a third of Ecuador’s electorate – have been hit by rocketing unemployment and cuts in university funding, exacerbated by a brutal coronavirus pandemic which has infected nearly 338,000 and killed more than 17,000, according to official figures.

Women in Ecuador have been hit even harder, as Covid-19 confinement and economic hardship caused gender inequality to spiral and the number of femicides to nearly double from 71 in 2019 to 118 in 2020, according to data compiled by the Latin America Association for Alternative Development.

Lasso, 65, a member of the ultra-conservative Catholic group Opus Dei, has visited campaigners for LGBTQ+ rights and tabled policies aimed at tackling gender violence such as creating a women’s rights ombudsman. Arauz, 36, has pledged payments of $1,000 each for 1 million mothers if he becomes Ecuador’s next leader.

So far, however their efforts have failed to impress, said Estefanía Chávez, a lawyer and feminist activist. “We haven’t seen anything that goes beyond the rhetorical,” she said.

Both candidates – who are virtually tied in opinion polls – have opened TikTok accounts following the lead of Xavier Hervas, who came fourth in the first round, and Yaku Pérez, an indigenous and environmental activist, who came a close third with 19.4% of the vote.

But Chavez said that for many voters the messages do not go far enough. “We have only seen superficial and banal responses to a longstanding structural problems of discrimination against women and the LGBT community,” she added.

Rashell Erazo, a trans woman who leads Alfil, an LGBTQ+ rights organisation in Ecuador, says the majority of her community were “inclined towards Yaku Pérez for his inclusive proposals” as well as Hervas.

But neither of the current candidates had “real proposals”, said Erazo. “What there has been is outreach to get votes.”

Pedro Donoso, a political analyst, says the electorate shows a “level of pessimism never seen before”, with pollsters showing most Ecuadorians are worried about the future and 28.8% undecided about who to vote for, according to Cedatos.

At the same time, only three in every 10 Ecuadorians have full employment and poverty and extreme poverty have grown to levels not seen in more than a decade, according to the country’s statistics and census institute.

“Both of these candidates carry the weight of the past,” Donoso said.

Feminist organisations remember Lasso’s opposition to decriminalising abortion in the case of rape, Donoso pointed out, while the authoritarian legacy of Arauz’s mentor Rafael Correa casts a shadow on his policies that set out to be “respectful of human rights”.

Whoever wins the election will face a divided congress, a prolonged economic downturn and rising social discontent amid slow a vaccine rollout. The country of 17.5 million currently plans to inoculate 60% of its population by the end of the year.

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Far-right party set to gain new influence after Israeli vote

AP
4/10/2021

JERUSALEM (AP) — An alliance of far-right groups including openly racist and homophobic candidates appears poised to enter Israel's parliament, possibly as an indispensable member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition, according to exit polls Tuesday.

The Religious Zionist Party includes a new incarnation of the Kahanist movement, a Jewish extremist group outlawed as terrorists by Israel, the United States and other Western countries decades ago over its incitement to violence against Arabs.

Exit polls by Israel's three main television channels projected the Religious Zionist Party will win six to seven seats, the best-ever showing by an extreme right-wing party. With Netanyahu and his opponents deadlocked after four elections in two years, he will likely need the group if he succeeds in assembling a narrow majority in the 120-member Knesset, Israel's parliament.

Its rise heralds a further shift to the right in Israel, where parties that support Jewish settlements and oppose the creation of a Palestinian state already dominate the political scene. A solidly right-wing government would likely find itself on a collision course with U.S. President Joe Biden's administration, which has pressed for the revival of peace efforts.

The Religious Zionist Party is led by Bezalel Smotrich, a longtime activist and former transport minister who has organized anti-gay protests and recently compared gay marriage to incest. In 2016, he tweeted in support of segregating Jewish and Arab women in maternity wards.

“It’s only natural my wife would not want to lie next to someone who just gave birth to a baby that might murder her baby in another 20 years," he wrote. He has also expressed hostility to more liberal strains of Judaism and said Israel should be governed by religious law.

He is allied with Itamar Ben Gvir, head of the far-right Jewish Power party. He is a disciple of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, who incited violence against Arabs, called for Israel to be governed by Jewish religious law and advocated the expulsion of Arabs and other non-Jews from Israel and the occupied territories. Joining them is the openly homophobic Noam faction.

As a teenager in the 1990s, Ben Gvir became active in the Kach movement founded by Kahane, who was assassinated by an Egyptian-American in New York in 1990. In a TV interview in 1995, Ben Gvir boasted of stripping an ornament off then-Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s Cadillac, saying “We’ll get Rabin too.” Weeks later, Rabin was assassinated by a Jewish extremist opposed to his peace efforts with the Palestinians. Ben Gvir later became a lawyer who represented Jewish extremists suspected of attacking Palestinians.

Until recently, he had a portrait hanging in his living room of Baruch Goldstein, a Kahane disciple who gunned down 29 Palestinians as they prayed in a West Bank mosque in 1994. Ben Gvir has said he favors the expulsion of Arabs who are hostile to the state.

In the lead-up to the election Ben Gvir sought to distance himself from Kahane's most extreme views. In an interview with Channel 13 after the exit polls, he said Kahane had done “many good things," adding: “I don’t agree with everything Kahane said."

The National Religious Party is a strong supporter of Jewish settlements and of annexing the occupied West Bank, which Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war. The Palestinians want the West Bank to form the main part of their future state and view the settlements as an obstacle to peace, a position with wide international support.

Netanyahu pressed the three far-right factions to unite to ensure they would pass the minimum electoral threshold. They fell short in last year's election, meaning votes that could have helped Netanyahu went to waste. Now he will need them if he hopes to remain in office and pursue immunity from prosecution on a raft of corruption charges.

Their presence in what would likely be a narrow coalition government has raised alarms across Israel's political spectrum, with critics arguing that Netanyahu will be beholden to their radical agenda for his political survival.

“The Kahanists want to join the government not just for the ministers’ plush seats, the salary and car, an army of aides and funding for their supporters. They have an agenda," Nahum Barnea, a veteran columnist for the Yediot Aharonot newspaper, wrote ahead of the election.

“First of all, it means freedom for Jewish terrorists to operate in the territories. Second, it means destroying the justice system. Third, it means apartheid within Israel; racial separation at hospitals, universities, the civil service and the (military). Fourth, it means gender discrimination. Fifth, it means enforcing national-Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) religious codes. They aren’t playing around.”

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 on: Today at 03:36 AM 
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Interview: Bolsonaro’s ‘genocidal’ Covid response has led to Brazilian catastrophe, Dilma Rousseff says

Former president tells Guardian Brazil faces perhaps gravest moment in its history and is ‘adrift on an ocean of hunger and disease’

Tom Phillips
Guardian
Sat 10 Apr 2021 10.00 BST

Jair Bolsonaro’s perverse and “genocidal” response to one of the world’s deadliest Covid outbreaks has left Brazil “adrift on an ocean of hunger and disease”, the country’s former president Dilma Rousseff has claimed.

Speaking to the Guardian this week – as Brazil’s coronavirus death toll hit devastating new heights, with more than 12,000 deaths in the last three days – Rousseff said her country faced perhaps the gravest moment in its history.

“We are living through an extremely dramatic situation in Brazil because we have no government, no stewardship of the crisis,” said Rousseff, a former leftist guerrilla who was president for just over five years until her controversial 2016 impeachment.

“We are seeing 4,200 deaths per day now and everything suggests that if nothing changes we’ll reach 5,000 … Yet there is an absolutely repulsive normalization of this reality under way. How can you normalize the 4,211 deaths registered [on Tuesday]?” Rousseff asked as Brazil’s official death toll rose to over 345,000, second only to the US.

Brazil’s first female president, like a growing number of citizens, believes much of the blame lay with Bolsonaro, a far-right populist whose anti-scientific response to what he calls a “little flu” has made him an international bogeyman. Opinion polls and pot-banging protests suggest growing public anger at the Trump-admiring politician who was elected in 2018 after Rousseff’s mentor, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was jailed and prevented from running by a judge who later joined Bolsonaro’s cabinet.
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Rousseff claimed Bolsonaro’s sabotaging of containment and vaccination efforts, refusal to order a lockdown and failure to offer adequate economic support to the poor had contributed to a tragedy of “catastrophic proportions”.

“I’m not saying Brazil wouldn’t have suffered deaths [with a different response] – all countries did,” she said. “I’m saying that part of the level of deaths here is fundamentally down to incorrect political decisions, which are still being taken.”

Brazil’s breakdown was also an international threat. “The absence of an effective fight against the pandemic [in Brazil] leads to something extremely serious: the emergence of the so-called new variants, which are highly infectious and have increased the number of deaths in neighbouring countries,” Rousseff said, pointing to how South American neighbours were closing their borders for fear of the more contagious P1 variant linked to Brazil’s Amazon.

Many critics now argue Bolsonaro’s actions amount to “genocide” – and Rousseff said she was among them.

“I use that word. What characterizes the act of genocide is when you play a deliberate role in the death of a population on a massive scale,” the 73-year-old said from her home in Porto Alegre, one of many cities where hospitals have been overwhelmed and doctors forced to play God.

“It’s not the word [genocide] that interests me – it’s the concept. And the concept is this: responsibility for deaths that could have been avoided.”

On Thursday, Brazil’s supreme court ordered a congressional investigation into the government’s conduct – a shock move that experts called a major blow to Bolsonaro, who still enjoys the support of about a third of voters but faces record levels of rejection.

Brazil’s disaster – which is being turbocharged by the P1 variant – is expected to deepen further in the coming days. More than 66,000 Brazilian lives were lost to Covid in March. April’s death toll is expected to exceed 100,000. On Friday the World Health Organization senior adviser Bruce Aylward called the outbreak “a raging inferno”.

“It’s desperate. To be honest, I can’t sleep properly. I go to bed with these numbers and simulations in my head and I just can’t think straight,” said Miguel Nicolelis, a prominent scientist whose grim projections about the outbreak have repeatedly been confirmed.

“The US had one day with more than 5,000 deaths and we’re going to overtake the US – in the number of daily deaths and probably in the total number of fatalities too,” Nicolelis predicted.

“We’re going to start seeing bodies piling up in our health clinics and people dying in the streets soon in the biggest city in Brazil,” he said of São Paulo, calling for a one-month nationwide lockdown and the closure of roads, airports and rivers.

Rousseff also urged an immediate shutdown, although Bolsonaro has repeatedly rejected that idea, apparently fearing it would cripple the economy and his hopes of re-election in 2022. “There will be no nationwide lockdown,” Bolsonaro insisted during a trip to southern Brazil this week.

Speaking outside his residence on Tuesday, Bolsonaro, 66, shrugged off criticism. “I’ve been called homophobic, racist, fascist, a torturer … Now I’m genocidal,” he smirked. “Is there anything I’m not to blame for in Brazil?”

Rousseff agreed Bolsonaro was not the only culprit for the Covid calamity shaking her country, and the world. She also blamed the economic elites, military chiefs, media moguls and politicians who helped the rightwing extremist win power by backing her removal from office and then cheering Lula’s downfall and Bolsonaro’s rise. World leaders including Donald Trump had also handled the pandemic disastrously.

“People will have to be held responsible for the catastrophe that has been engineered in Brazil,” Rousseff said, charting its current tribulations back to her suspension from office exactly five years ago for allegedly manipulating the budget to mask economic malaise.

“Bolsonaro is a product of this … original sin: the impeachment,” she said of what her supporters call a politically – driven “coup”.

On Sunday 16 April 2016, Bolsonaro, then an obscure congressman, was one of 367 deputies who approved Rousseff’s impeachment during an unruly session in which he dedicated his vote to a dictatorship-era torturer who oversaw the abuse of leftist rebels such as her.

Back then, Rousseff said she had never imagined Bolsonaro would one day become president. Nor could she envisage Brazil facing today’s emergency under more inadequate leadership. “The reality is worse than anything I could have possibly imagined. It’s as if we’re adrift. We are adrift on an ocean of hunger and disease … It truly is an utterly extreme situation that we’re witnessing in Brazil.”

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 on: Today at 03:32 AM 
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This is what rain is like on other planets

By Mike Wehner
BGR
4/10/2021

Rain on Earth is something that we’ve come to know well. It’s relatively predictable in size and shape, and while we’re noticing more extreme weather and lack of rain in some parts of the world (thanks to climate change, which is our fault, by the way), rain itself doesn’t change much. As it turns out, the same may be true on other planets, and a new study suggests that while the makeup of precipitation could vary dramatically on alien worlds, the raindrops would look very familiar to human travelers.

The research, which was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, suggests that the physics that govern how water droplets form and fall on Earth will likely result in similar precipitation on other planets, even if the makeup of the “rain” is much different. In modeling raindrops falling through the atmospheres of planets like Jupiter and Saturn, which are vastly different from rocky planets like Earth, they found that the type of planet doesn’t matter all that much when it comes to rain.

The researchers simulated precipitation through different types of atmospheres and found that what determines the size of raindrops on Earth seems to be universally true across the board. When drops are too small they evaporate before reaching the surface, but when they’re too big they end up splitting apart into smaller drops before impact. The middle ground is where the overwhelming majority of drops end up after falling a significant distance, regardless of what type of atmosphere is present or the makeup of the rain itself.

Some worlds have slightly larger rain than Earth, such as Saturn’s moon Titan. Raindrops on Titan, which are made of methane rather than liquid water, are thought to be around twice the size of raindrops on Earth, but that’s still a very small change for such a wildly different planet. It sounds wild but it makes a lot of sense. Physics doesn’t care what planet you’re on and will govern everything in the same way.

What’s even more exciting is that we may soon have the telescope technology to make even more accurate estimates of rainfall on other worlds, that is if the James Webb Space Telescope ever launches.

“Now with instruments like [the James Webb Space Telescope], which hopefully will soon be launched, we will have the capability to detect really fine spectra of exoplanetary atmospheres, including ones that are quite cooler than ones we’re usually able to characterize, in which clouds and rain will occur,” planetary scientist Tristan Guillot, who was not part of the research team, said of the work. “So these kinds of tools as they are developed will be very useful and important to interpret those spectra.”

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 on: Today at 03:29 AM 
Started by Rad - Last post by Darja
All,

We had to take down the thread we had on animals because of being notified by the Guardian newspaper out of England that we had to do so because we had been posting article from their website. Anyway, I am a great lover of animals, and a champion for their well being. So I want to start up a new thread that will not post articles from the Guardian. Hopefully, what I do post from whatever source will just let us be because, in the end, it is about doing whatever we can to help our animal friends.

God Bless, Rad

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All friends of animals,

I would like to direct your attention to a world wide organization who is doing all it can for our animals friends. They really need all the support and help possible, including donations of money. Please visit their website at http://www.worldanimalprotection.org/ to learn more about all that they do, and how you can donate to them if you feel so inclined. Below is just some of the incredibly important things that they are doing. Please help them if you can.

God Bless, Rad

                                          World Animal Protection


We move the world to protect animals.

Animals in communities: We move the world to protect the one billion animals that live in communities.
We move the world to protect the one billion animals that live in communities

Animals in farming: We move the world to protect the 70 billion animals farmed each year.

Animals in disasters: We move the world to protect and rescue animals in disaster zones. Animals in disasters

We move the world to protect and rescue animals in disaster zones

Animals in the wild: We move the world to protect wild animals – and keep them in the wild.

Global animal protection: We move the world to put animal protection at the heart of global thinking.

Education: We move the world to teach students and vets that animal protection is vital.

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                                                Hope For Paws

Here is another outfit called Hope For Paws that is just doing incredible work for animals that need help that really needs financial support to help them keep doing what they do. Here is there web address so you can see what they do: https://www.hopeforpaws.org/. And here their address do donate: https://www.hopeforpaws.org/donationrecurring. And here is an example of what they do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q3PDuU17P4

Hope for Paws is a 501 C-3 non-profit animal rescue organization (E.I.N: 26-2869386). We rescue dogs, cats and other types of animals suffering on the streets or neglected in the wild. Through rescue and education, Hope For Paws works to raise awareness for abandoned animals.
Hope For Paws was founded on June 11, 2008 by Eldad Hagar.

For eight years, Eldad volunteered with other rescue organizations in the Los Angeles area. Because he gravitated towards the most challenging rescues, often saving animals with the most pressing and complex medical conditions, rescue organizations need thousands of dollars to care for the new animals. At one point, Eldad started to feel like a burden on the main organization where he was volunteering and decided it was time to be responsible for his own fundraising. Eldad spent a few hours thinking about a name for the new rescue organization, and came up with Hope For Paws.
When and why did you decide to start posting videos on YouTube?

A friend of Eldad's mentioned one day: "If I didn't personally know you, I would have never believed the stories you're always sharing with me".  She continued to say "Why don't you take a camera with you, and show me... take me with you on a rescue journey".  YouTube was a fairly new platform, and the first video uploaded by Hope For Paws was seen 14 times (10 of the views were from Eldad's Mom).  The channel has grown significantly since that first video in 2009, and as of today, Hope For Paws has almost 3 million subscribers and over 660,000,000 views!

Please help these folks and the animals they rescue.

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                                                Howl Of A Dog

Howl Of A Dog is a small nonprofit animal rescue organization located in Romania.

We rescue abandoned, neglected, injured and abused animals from the streets and from over-crowded shelters, we offer them the medical care they need and find them loving forever homes.

To help reduce dog overpopulation which is a huge problem in our country and to prevent abandonment, we provide free neuter/spay programs and we also support and help low-income families pay for veterinary care and lifesaving medical treatment for their dogs.

At the same time, our efforts aim to build a more compassionate and responsible society. We want to raise awareness and show the world how amazing all animals are and how their unconditional love, loyalty and friendship can bring joy and happiness and improve the lives of their human companions.

Through the stories of our rescued animals we are trying to inspire and help humans learn to respect and protect the lives of other species we share this planet with, resulting in better lives for both the animal and human communities.

Many of the dogs we rescue are seniors or dogs with special needs that would otherwise have very few chances of surviving by themselves on the streets and would be usually scheduled for almost immediate euthanasia in over-crowded shelters from Romania. Being unfairly considered “less-adoptable” because they are old, blind, abused, traumatized or injured, these dogs wait for a home much longer than the average adoptable pet does, sometimes even years. For some of them, we may even be the only family they will ever have.

While waiting for their forever families, our rescued animals are provided with everything they need, from veterinary care and adequate nutrition to basic training and lots of affection. They even have their own parties, on Christmas and other special occasions!

All the animals we rescue are being fostered by us, at our house. They are accommodated in a very nice, clean and cozy facility that we built specially for them and they have a play yard and a large fenced-in area, with grass and trees where they can run and play safely. And of course, they also have full access to our house. They live with us as part of our family and are considered and treated as family members, being given all the love and attention they need to be happy.

Our commitment is to find the most suitable adoptive homes for the animals we save, where they will live happily, being loved and cherished. We also facilitate international adoptions and many of our rescue dogs found forever homes in the USA, Canada and Europe.

Howl Of A Dog does not receive any government funding, our life saving work relies entirely on the support and generosity of compassionate animals lovers like you.

Thank you for helping us give neglected animals the chance to live a better and happier life!

Diana Badescu, Co-Founder
Catalin Stancu, Co-Founder

Howl Of A Dog Organization
Registration Number 33570458, Romania
E-mail: contact@howlofadog.org
Website: www.HowlOfADog.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HowlOfADog
YouTube: www.youtube.com/HowlOfADog
Instagram: www.instagram.com/howlofadog
Twitter: twitter.com/HowlOfADog

Please help these folks by donating here: https://www.howlofadog.org/make-a-donation/

Some of there rescue videos can be viewed here: https://www.howlofadog.org/howl-of-a-dog-rescue-videos/

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      Pegasus Society: rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of horses and donkeys in Israel

The Pegasus Society was founded by Zvika Tamuz of "Moked Hai" ("Living Hotline"), who has been rescuing animals since 1993.

Zvika has been taking care of horses for over twenty years. In 2004 he became aware of how prevalent the abuse of equestrian animals in Israel had become. Different animal welfare organizations began referring him cases involving these animals, knowing that he had the know-how as well as facility to care for them. News that somebody is actually rescuing and caring for neglected and abused horses and donkeys spread quickly. The National Traffic Police, the National Roads Association and municipal vets, who did not know how to help these animals, also started calling Zvika whenever they encountered a stray horse or donkey wandering alone in a place where they were endangering themselves and others (such as on busy roads).

With the price of iron going up, many residents of the occupied territories began scouring the border area of the Sharon plain, collecting (and quite often stealing) scrap iron. That process marked a new era in terms of the numbers of horses and donkeys in very poor physical condition working in the area. An influx of calls was received from people from Kfar Saba, Ra'anana, Hod HaSharon etc. – appalled by the sight of these emaciated and injured animals pulling carts piled high with very large and heavy loads of scrap iron, beaten mercilessly by their owners to keep them going, many of which simply collapsed on the street, unable to go on. The different animal welfare societies who received these calls referred them to Zvika Tamuz.

In August of 2006 Ms. Eti Altman, spokesperson of the "Let the Animals Live" organization, wrote to several government and state agencies, alerting them to the grave hardships endured by horses and donkeys in Israel and demanding that the government will take responsibility for the rescue operations and, for the expensive upkeep of these animals which, up until then, was being paid for by Zvika Tamuz out of his own pocket.

As a result of this effort, the Ministry for Environmental Protection began funding the rescue operations of donkeys and horses, but there still remained the problem of keeping and caring for them during the long rehabilitation periods they required. There was an urgent need for an organization that would take responsibility of these animals in Israel. Dozens of horses and donkeys were rescued by Zvika, at all hours of the day and night, seven days a week. No report of a horse or a donkey in distress was left unattended to. The fear that the owners would try stealing them back or harming them in any way prevented Zvika from making public the rescue stories, and he emphatically requested that the police would never divulge his name or address.

In May of 2007 a team of the International WAP (formerly WSPA) came to Israel on a visit and was taken by Ms. Rivi Meier, founder of The Society for Cats in Israel, to visit Zvika Tamuz's ranch. This surprise visit provided the basis for the founding the Pegasus Society.

In collaboration with WAP the Pegasus Society started on a new path with a clear vision of establishing an educational center and a visitors center that would convey the message of the plight of these animals and supply the tools that would enable the general public to recognize states of distress in horses and donkeys.

In the 'Susita' sanctuary run by the Pegasus Society these horses and donkeys are being rehabilitated both physically and mentally. Some of them remain at the sanctuary for the rest of their lives and become permanent residents.

One of the upcoming projects the Pegasus Society intends to launch in the near future is an educational program, in the Jewish and Arab sectors alike, with the intention of passing on the message of compassion and caring for animals to the younger generation.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyQvabcygSU

Here is there homepage: https://www.pegasus-israel.org/en/home

And to donate: https://www.pegasus-israel.org/en/home#!88

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                                                       WOLF HAVEN

Wolf Haven International is a nationally recognized wolf sanctuary that has rescued and provided a lifetime home for 250 displaced, captive-born animals since 1982. Guided 50-minute walking visits offer guests a rare, close-up view of wolves. Wolf Haven provides a variety of educational programs, participates in multi-agency Species Survival Plan programs for critically endangered wolves and advocates for wolves in the wild.

Main website: https://wolfhaven.org/

To Donate: http://store.wolfhaven.org/donate.asp

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                                                  ANIMAL AID UNLIMITED

Animal Aid Unlimited is a life-changing place for both people and animals in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Founded in 2002, our mission is to rescue and treat the un-owned street animals of Udaipur, Rajasthan, who have become ill or injured. Through their rescue we inspire the community to protect and defend the lives of all animals.

Animal Aid’s hospital has approximately 370 animals of different species with us under treatment on any given day, and our sanctuary is home to 150 animals.

Our work focuses on the vital moment when a resident of Udaipur sees an animal who needs help, and stops to help. Taking action is the pivotal experience that can change everything for good.

By providing a phone number someone can call and a shelter and hospital, we are inspiring action in the community. Action that though small at first, maybe just a phone call on our helpline, is the first step for someone on the road of becoming the person that animals desperately need.
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Our ultimate goal is equality and protection of all animals and a complete end to the use and abuse of animals. We are working for the day that every dog, donkey, cow, pig, fish and mouse can live their lives in freedom.

Based out of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, our emergency rescue team responds to calls on our help-line reporting sick or wounded animals in need of help throughout the day, every day. Animal Aid is the life-line for thousands of animals who otherwise wouldn’t stand a chance.

With the involvement of thousands of Udaipur residents who have become aware of street animal’s needs, we have rescued more than 90,000 injured or ill dogs, cows, donkeys, birds and cats to date.

Website: https://animalaidunlimited.org/what-we-do/attachment/street-animal-rescue/

To Donate: https://animalaidunlimited.org/how-to-help/donate/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AnimalAidUnlimited?&ytbChannel=null

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