NASA Astronauts Complete the First All-Female Spacewalk

Women in Space 2

Both women, as well as Ms. McClain, were part of NASA’s 2013 class of eight astronaut trainees, which was the first to include equal numbers of men and women. There are now 12 female astronauts in NASA’s ranks, out of a total of 38 active ones.

#NASA #Science #WomenInSTEM #Space

 

Protests Rock Spain’s Catalonia Region But Residents Are Divided Over Independence

Spain Protest

In October 2017, Catalonia held a referendum on whether to become an independent republic, but Spain banned it and deployed national police to prevent voting. Forty-three percent of voters turned up and chose independence by 90%. The Catalan parliament voted to declare independence.

#Catalonia #Spain #Protest #Europe

 

‘So Awful’: Military Returns to Streets in Chile as Unrest Simmers

 

Chile Protest

The country’s billionaire rightwing President Sebastián Piñera announced late Saturday that he was suspending a planned 4 percent increase in subway fares. That fare hike had prompted hundreds of young people on Monday to jump metro turnstiles and triggered protests in other cities in the country. But that may not have been the only catalyst. As The Guardian noted, the “latest protests follow grievances over the cost of living, specifically the costs of healthcare, education, and public services.”

#Chile #Rebellion #LatinAmerica #Economics

 

What If Trump Wins?

Fuck Trump 1

President Donald Trump has a lot riding on 2020. If he loses, he won’t just quietly resume his carefree snowbird lifestyle, albeit with millions of new Twitter followers. He’ll be dogged by big legal bills as he fends off criminal investigations in multiple jurisdictions.

But what if he wins?

#Trump #ThisIsAmerica #Election2020 #EndofAmerica

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