Random Acts of Kindness


  1. Fight climate change – go vegetarian for today!
  2. Offer to babysit your siblings/cousins/nephews/nieces etc
  3. Be proactive – sign a petition for a good cause
  4. We all need help sometimes; offer someone a helping hand
  5. Support a small, local business as a customer
  6. Pay for someone else’s meal today
  7. Help a younger student with their work
  8. Go green – don’t waste paper
  9. Read a good book recently? Pass it on to someone else
  10. We all love surprises! Buy someone an unexpected gift

Via: Medium.com . Newsletter


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IN A NUTSHELL: MUST READ

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The Globe and Mail, Canada’s most authoritative newspaper, obtained and reviewed a trove of 150,000 social media messages posted between February, 2017, and early 2018 that reveal the private communications of a loosely aligned confluence of Canadian right-wing extremists. The discussions originally took place on a text-and-voice application called Discord, an app meant for gamers that is also popular with the far right. The group called itself the Canadian Super Players, apparently to disguise themselves as video gamers. The skinhead and neo-Nazi groups of mostly socially marginal members of society have been supplemented by a new cohort whose recruits tend to be better educated, better off financially, better organized, and willing to embrace a range of new tactics.

The record of their continuing conversations reveals that the overarching goal for many in the Canadian Super Players chat group was the eventual creation of a white ethnostate; the way to do that was to begin slowly gaining a foothold in a range of institutions and professions, including law, education and the military. The group gathers on the internet to strategize and seek pathways into mainstream politics. Still, there are several recent examples of online radicalization leading to lone-wolf terror attacks. What to do about this growing and often violent subculture of hate is an urgent issue, both for politicians and the heads of some of the world’s biggest social-media companies.

Via PNUTs Newsletter


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Right Wing Discord: Hate groups certainly existed before Donald Trump. But since his election and ensuing rise of white ethnonationalism in America, far-right identity politics has morphed into a simmering threat of white nationalist terrorism. The president’s anti-immigrant policies, and especially his comments after the neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville, were viewed by those in the movement as validation. Incentivized to build on their anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, Islamophobic, sexist, racist beliefs, and protected by anonymity, a growing internet-based extremist subculture has spread across the globe. And nowhere is the breeding ground of hate more fertile than in Canada.

The Globe and Mail, Canada’s most authoritative newspaper, obtained and reviewed a trove of 150,000 social media messages posted between February, 2017, and early 2018 that reveal the private communications of a loosely aligned confluence of Canadian right-wing extremists. The discussions originally took place on a text-and-voice application called Discord, an app meant for gamers that is also popular with the far right. The group called itself the Canadian Super Players, apparently to disguise themselves as video gamers. The skinhead and neo-Nazi groups of mostly socially marginal members of society have been supplemented by a new cohort whose recruits tend to be better educated, better off financially, better organized, and willing to embrace a range of new tactics.

The record of their continuing conversations reveals that the overarching goal for many in the Canadian Super Players chat group was the eventual creation of a white ethnostate; the way to do that was to begin slowly gaining a foothold in a range of institutions and professions, including law, education and the military. The group gathers on the internet to strategize and seek pathways into mainstream politics. Still, there are several recent examples of online radicalization leading to lone-wolf terror attacks. What to do about this growing and often violent subculture of hate is an urgent issue, both for politicians and the heads of some of the world’s biggest social-media companies.

Poetry on whatsapp


Unknown poet

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📿🔔लाजवाब पंक्तियाँ 🔔📿

तन्हा बैठा था एक दिन मैं अपने मकान में,
चिड़िया बना रही थी घोंसला रोशनदान में।

पल भर में आती पल भर में जाती थी वो,
छोटे छोटे तिनके चोंच में भर लाती थी वो।

बना रही थी वो अपना घर एक न्यारा,
कोई तिनका था, ना ईंट उसकी कोई गारा।

कुछ दिन बाद….
मौसम बदला, हवा के झोंके आने लगे,
नन्हे से दो बच्चे घोंसले में चहचहाने लगे।

पाल रही थी चिड़िया उन्हे,
पंख निकल रहे थे दोनों के,
पैरों पर करती थी खड़ा उन्हे।

देखता था मैं हर रोज उन्हें,
जज्बात मेरे उनसे कुछ जुड़ गए ,
पंख निकलने पर दोनों बच्चे,
मां को छोड़ अकेला उड़ गए।

चिड़िया से पूछा मैंने..
तेरे बच्चे तुझे अकेला क्यों छोड़ गए,
तू तो थी मां उनकी,
फिर ये रिश्ता क्यों तोड़ गए?

चिड़िया बोली…
परिन्दे और इंसान के बच्चे में यही तो फर्क है,

इंसान का बच्चा…..
पैदा होते ही अपना हक जमाता है,
न मिलने पर वो मां बाप को,
कोर्ट कचहरी तक भी ले जाता है।

मैंने बच्चों को जन्म दिया,
पर करता कोई मुझे याद नहीं,
मेरे बच्चे क्यों रहेंगे साथ मेरे
क्योंकि मेरी कोई जायदाद नहीं।

🌞🧘‍♂🧘‍♂🌞🤹‍♂‼*

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