U.S.-Canada border crossing planned for upcoming driverless car test

 The U.S. and Canadian border is a busy one, and a likely frequent candidate for self-driving cars to tackle in a future where streets are laden with autonomous vehicles. That’s why a forthcoming cross-border self-driving test ride (via Engadget) should be very informative. Automotive supply giants Continental and Magna are teaming up to send autonomous vehicles from southern Michigan… Read More

More than 50 activist organizations join forces to take down the Trump agenda

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More than 50 social justice organizations are coming together to be President Donald Trump’s worst nightmare. 

The new cross-movement coalition, called The Majority, has formed to resist the Trump agenda — and it features a class of notable organizations dedicated to “justice, freedom, and the right to live with dignity and respect.”

The Movement for Black Lives is leading the coalition, and many of the participating organizations work with at-risk communities, including black, Latinx, Indigenous, low-income, and LGBTQ people. Black Lives Matter, 350.org, Indigenous Environmental Network, Dream Defenders, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, and Fight for $15 are all involved, representing a wide array of issues and identities impacted by the Trump administration’s political agenda and harmful rhetoric. Read more…

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Sweden’s deputy PM is trolling Trump so hard with this picture

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The internet has exploded with memes mocking Donald Trump for signing bills and controversial executive orders, but in Sweden they’ve found a different way to make a point.

Over there, politicians have released a very similar photo with one significant difference. 

Swedish deputy prime minister and climate minister Isabella Lovin posted a photo of her signing a climate change bill to her social media accounts Friday. Behind her stood a row of women, one of whom is even noticeably pregnant.

If it looks familiar it’s because Trump blasted out a very similar looking photo last month. But instead of enacting progressive, forward-thinking legislation, he was signing into effect the global gag order — with a gaggle of older, white men behind him. Read more…

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