GOLD MILK? "Without immigrant labor, documented or otherwise, the price of milk would rise dramatically, a recent report from the US Dairy Industry confirmed." David Remnick, the editor of @NewYorker from the January 12th installment of @NewYorkerRadio podcast. "Supermarket basics supplied by other agricultural industries would follow suit." @saranics a producer @NewYorkerRadio interviewed Scott Mericka, a dairy farm owner in Wisconsin, where the license plates read "America's Dairyland." Mericka; "Immigrants fill the jobs that run dairy farms from the ground up. If those jobs are not filled everything above us fails." In Mericka's experience, native-born Americans do not want the jobs that immigrants have. Each time you open your fridge, you can see the contributions to the US economy made by immigrants workers. View micro-video: http://bit.ly/2Hra689 Listen to the full episode of @NewYorker podcast: @ http://bit.ly/2mxNvhd #milk#cheese#wisconsin#dreamactnow#immigrationreform#immigration#daca#theresistance#resist#agriculture#thenewyorker#davidremnick#newyorkerradiohour#supermarkets#fruits#vegetables#dairy#cows#immigrants#useconomy#fridge#farms#gopsenate#potus Agitate for immigration reform. SIGN UP @ https://agitpop.worldp
#metoo EUROPEAN DISPATCH @NYMag reported yesterday, "director Michael Haneke, two time Palme d'Or winner at Cannes, is the latest figure in European cinema to criticize the #metoo movement. “This new puritanism colored by a hatred of men, arriving on the heels of the movement, worries me,” Haneke reportedly told "Kurier," an Austrian publication. He added, “As artists, we’re starting to be fearful since we’re faced with this crusade against any form of eroticism.” Haneke also compared the onslaught of accusations to a “witch hunt.” Haneke’s remarks come a month after more than 100 Frenchwomen, including actress Catherine Deneuve, signed an open letter criticizing #metoo and the French equivalent #balancetonporc. Deneuve explained her reason for signing the letter, citing how quickly studios and production companies have distanced themselves from those who are publicly accused. “I don’t excuse anything. I don’t decide the guilt of these men because I am not qualified to do so,” Deneuve said." The global debate on the #metoo movements limits or lack thereof rages on, but most importantly the victims are finally being heard. #catherinedeneuve#michaelhaneke#metoo#balancetonporc#cannes#timesup#nymag#sexualabuse#sexscandal#predator#strongwomen#yesallwomen#wheniwas#shepersisted#nastywoman#notmyfault#feminism#witchhunt#director#film#belledujour#amour Agitate for gender equality. SIGN UP @ https://www.agitpop.world 📷 of Catherine Deneuve from 1968, Wikipedia Commons.
AMERICAN DIGNITY Storied journalist, Dan Rather's, Facebook post on the Rob Porter scandal highlights President Trump's assault on the dignity of the presidency, The White House, and the American people. "The Rob Porter wife-beating scandal that has the White House under siege is a heat-seeking missile to the heart of many of President Trump's biggest fears and vulnerabilities. It reminds everyone that: - Mr. Trump too has been credibly accused of assault (by multiple women). - there have been several other people close to Trump accused of sexual and physical assault. - there are dozens of people working in the White House without full security clearances (including his son in law). - a chief of staff who was brought in to create order is now spreading chaos. - Mr. Trump's vow to bring in only the "best people" to work with him rings hollow, and the administration is having a tough time finding people to work in the White House. Meanwhile the incredible cocoon of privilege and ego with which the President envelopes himself blinds him to the sheer horror of his statements in defense of Mr. Porter. He rails against the injustice of these "accusations" (this from a man who accused President Obama of being a foreigner). He talks about how "Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation" but says nothing about the WOMEN victims. What about the lives of these women? Have they not been "shattered and destroyed"? And what about the lives of all of the women (and men) suffering in domestic violence situations? Mr. Trump once again proves he is indifferent to the fate of anyone other than himself. This is a low for this country that is nothing about politics. We can debate tax cuts and immigration policy and how we fund education. We can disagree about the size of our military or the best balance for protecting the environment. That is democracy. Debating whether credibly accused wife beaters should be allowed the honor (and that is what it is) to
NATALIE PORTMAN Natalie Portman leads a four-woman expedition in Alex Garland’s "Annihilation" a movie adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s acclaimed novel. The film revolves around a biologist (Portman) who sets out to investigate Area X, a quarantined region of America that is undergoing a mysterious ecological evolution where the laws of nature don’t apply. VanderMeer has already praised Garland’s "Annihilation" for being even “more surreal” than his source material and having what he has referred to as a “mind-blowing” ending – an ending that is drawing high praise in the first wave of social media reactions to the film. @ZSharf for @indiewire " "Annihilation" is a big budget Alex Garland film with all the head-spinning intelligence of "Ex Machina." It's violent and patient and then suddenly so transfixing you're pinned to your seat." #natalieportman#alexgarland#annihilation#jeffvandermeer#oscarisaac#jenniferjasonleigh#scifi#exmachina#film#paramount#ginarodriguez#timesup#scificlassic#tessathompson#visuallydazzling#bold#masterpiece#badass#disturbing#brainy#riverting Boldly agitate where no woman has agitated before. SIGN UP @ https://www.agitpop.world Natalie 📷 for @instylemagazine 📷 @alexcayleystudio photo director: @agitpopworld
REESE WITHERSPOON A few months ago, Reese Witherspoon realized everything had changed, reports John Koblin @NYTimes "HBO’s glossy, seven-episode drama, “Big Little Lies” — which Ms. Witherspoon starred in and helped produce — won eight Emmy Awards. It opened a lot of doors for me,” Ms. Witherspoon said in a recent interview “People wanted to be in business with me as a producer in the TV space. My mission was to create television for other women, for other female storytellers that are actresses, other directors, and other writers.” Since then, Ms. Witherspoon has transformed herself from an actress increasingly frustrated with the roles she was being offered into a producer with a slate of projects that puts her in the company of series creators like Dick Wolf, Shonda Rhimes, and Ryan Murphy." Read more: http://nyti.ms/2GqyXZh #reesewitherpsoon#biglittlelies#timesup#hbo#nicolekidman#merylstreep#tv#shondarhimes#ryanmurphy#emmy#johnkoblin#nytimes#metoo#theresistance#genderequality#alexanderskarsgård#zoëkravitz#zoëkravitz#jenniferaniston#sag Agitate for gender equality SIGN UP @ https://www.agitpop.world Reese 📷 for @instylemagazine 📷 @alexcayleystudio photo director: @agitpopworld