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Stories of the Week

Really, for many people, there's only one. Donald Trump, xenophobe, Islamophobe, racist, misogynist, queerphobe, anti-Semite, and all-around stunningly awful human being, will be the next president of the US. This will impact the entire world, and it has already caused potentially irreversible damage in the US, where protests have broken out, suicide hotlines have crashed, and violence has escalated.  

With this in mind, this week's news roundup comes a bit late, and a bit shortened. 

Flickr - mal3k

Flickr - mal3k


Blues Buzz

Leonard Cohen, staggering musical genius, has passedVoting as an immigrant in the US for the first time. Anti-Semitism in Trump's last campaign ad. Radical laugh. Support strong women. Stay safe. The silver lining: More women of color in the Senate than ever. Talking to a non-white female child who loved Hillary Clinton about what happened. America elects a bigot. Immigrants, LGBTQ people, and the marginalized will fight on. Great, more Nigel Farage. The second redemption.


Regional Updates

South, Southeast, & East Asia:

Europe & Eurasia:

Middle East & North Africa:

Sub-Saharan Africa:

  • A gunman killed 11 people watching a soccer/football game in Juba, South Sudan. 
  • An explosion in the DRC killed a child, in addition to injuring more than 30 Indian UN peacekeepers. 
  • South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, survived a no-confidence vote.
  • A lot of African leaders are excited about Donald Trump.



Quote of the Week:

"And to all of the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams." - Hillary Clinton

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