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!! OMG, he’s a hero: Ayaz the Syrian refugee/animal saver !!

Ayaz Dara Al Ahmad
23-year-old Ayaz Dara Al Ahmad has been caring for animals at a refugee camp in Kurdistan since he was forced to flee his home in Syria. With only one year of study left for his veterinary degree, Ayaz decided to put his skills to good use for animals that were suffering without adequate veterinary care. He also advocates and teaches children not to harm animals in an environment where frustration is running high.

Please consider donating to this GoFundMe campaign to help Ayaz afford a small shelther and more medicine for the animals in need.

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!! OMG, George Takei compares current Trump policy of keeping children in cages to his internment !!

At least during the internment, when I was just five years old, I was not taken from my parents. My family was sent to a racetrack for several weeks to live in a horse stall, but at least we had each other. At least during the internment, my parents were able to place themselves between the horror of what we were facing and my own childish understanding of our circumstances. They told us we were “going on a vacation to live with the horsies.” And when we got to Rohwer camp, they again put themselves between us and the horror, so that we would never fully appreciate the grim reality of the mosquito-infested swamp into which we had been thrown. At least during the internment, we remained a family, and I credit that alone for keeping the scars of our unjust imprisonment from deepening on my soul.

George Takei, on being placed in an internment camp with his family as a child, to Foreign Policy.

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!! OMG, Children separated from their parents wail and ask for help at Trump’s border concentration camps !!

This is absolutely soul crushing and deplorable. ProPublica has obtained audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility where a Border Patrol agent booms above the crying. “Well, we have an orchestra here,” he jokes. “What’s missing is a conductor.” Listen to what’s happening at America’s borders where immigrant children are being kept separate from their parents. The Trump administration continues to dehumanize and treat these people as animals. Awful!

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!! OMG, these new images from National Geographic will stop you from using plastic (hopefully) !!

Paper or plastic!? When you see these shocking new images of the planet suffocating in the latter, you may just change your mind! Check out a recent National Geographic issue that covers some of the bleak realities of where we’re headed if we don’t become more conscious of our plastics use. Find a full gallery after the jump!

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!! OMG, Cuba takes to the streets as it celebrates annual parade against homophobia and transphobia !!

Cenesex (National Center for Sex Education) celebrated its annual May campaign against homophobia and transphobia in Cuba this month, and as part of the program, the traditional conga parade was held on this occasion from the intersection of Linea and Paseo Avenues to 12th Street.

Check out the gallery of the events with images by the Havana Times after the jump!

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