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The importance of ‘whistleblowers’ as custodians of truth, cannot be underestimated within a feeble, inept one-man band disguised as a democracy.

(WASHINGTON) — A whistleblower has told House Democrats that during President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech, national security adviser Michael Flynn texted a former business associate to say a private nuclear reactor plan Flynn had lobbied for would also have his support in the White House. As the whistleblower chatted with Flynn’s associate at an Inauguration…

via Michael Flynn Told Ex-Business Partner Russia Sanctions Would be ‘Ripped Up,’ Whistleblower Says — TIME

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“Bring back Obama”, is the underlying thread to a majority of Trump trollers.

This year was a rollercoaster socially, politically — and on social media. With news moving at a rapid clip, people turned to platforms like Twitter to keep up with current events, share funny stories and memes and take part in important conversations. Twitter, it turned out, was also an important gathering ground for messages of…

via President Trump Didn’t Make It on the List of 2017’s Most Retweeted Tweets. But Obama Did — TIME

Celebrate and accept the human body, don’t shame it. Natural attributes and culturally-derived derisions, have to be separated. As well as sexuality from sensuality. It’s time.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNoe9VdVAAAjmtS.jpg Fight Body Shame Culture. Celebrate nudity and respect all bodies. pic.twitter.com/kl05JItpTb Source: https://twitter.com/Monica0607/status/926086723720712194

via Fight Body Shame Culture. Celebrate nudity and respect all bodies.pic.twitter.com/kl05JItpTb — Nudie News

The world is watching you Mr.Trump, and reacting to your politics of divisiveness.

Juli Briskman gave the middle finger to Donald Trump as his motorcade passed her on her bike in Sterling, Virginia last Friday (Oct. 28). A photo taken from behind by AFP photographer Brendan Smialowski shows Briskman’s impromptu protest as black Secret Service SUVs maneuver around her bike. The single image quickly took on a life…

via The “obscene” photo that got a Trump protestor fired — Quartz

You better not shout, You better not cry, You better look out, I’m tellin’ you why…..

In 2010, almost every new billion dollar company that entered the market called US or Europe home. Times are changing. China is now closing the gap with the US (and rocketed past Europe in 2015) when it comes to minting new $1 billion startups, reports the investment advisory firm Scenic Advisement which analyzed financing data…

via One in three unicorns is now being born in China   — Quartz

Sealed with a kiss?

James Corden has been accused of “normalising” fascism after he kissed former White House press secretary Sean Spicer at the Emmys. The former White House official made a surprise appearance during the prestigious TV ceremony last night to proclaim that the viewing figures would be at an all time high – making fun of his…

via The Internet Is Not Happy About James Corden Kissing Sean Spicer — TIME

Very familiar reading, as it was the year I got married and subsequently bought Beatle’s albums. Little did they know then they would become powerful social change agents in Western culture and abroad. Still being listened to today.

Milestone moments do not a year make. Often, it’s the smaller news stories that add up, gradually, to big history. With that in mind, in 2017 TIME History will revisit the entire year of 1967, week by week, as it was reported in the pages of TIME. Catch up on last week’s installment here. Week…

via 50 Years Ago This Week: The Beatles Change the World — TIME

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