Some Up: Aug 23rd – 29th

Podcast: Trying to flee Afghanistan (BBC’s The Documentary)

Listen to these voices. This humanitarian crises has such a human face, and in the face of such pain, it may feel easier to look away. The international community must do something for those left behind.

Article: I Risked My Life for the Canadian Military in Afghanistan, Now My Family is in Danger (CBC First Person)

The Canadian perspective on this tragedy reminds us that our government was involved in this – we have a responsibility to help these people.

Art Project: The Walk (Good Change)

This larger than life artwork is walking from the Turkish border across Europe to raise awareness about the plight of refugees in 2021.

Some, however, do not welcome Amal with open arms.

News Story: Sirhan Sirhan Has Served 53 Years For Killing Robert F. Kennedy. Soon He May Be Free (NPR)

Another chapter in the strange story of the assassination of Robert Kennedy.

Article: Secret IRS Files Reveal How Much the Ultrawealthy Gained by Shaping Trump’s “Big, Beautiful Tax Cut” (ProPublica)

Of course. Just, of course.

News Story: Performer Josephine Baker to Be First Black Woman Buried at Paris’ Panthéon (Smithsonian Magazine)

A fitting tribute to a woman who was both an incredible artist and activist.

Movie: Wag the Dog (1997)

I saw this movie years ago, and I am shocked how cynical it was for 1997. But I think it absolutely aged well.

Social Media: Letterboxd

I’ve just started to use Letterboxd to track my movies and I really like the app’s functions, and I think the user lists are quite good!

Beauty Product: Banila Clean It Zero

Nothing is better at getting long wearing makeup off your face than this balm cleanser!

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