NBC Pulls ‘Racist’ Trump Ad as Civilian Militia Groups Head to Border Amid Tension Over Caravan  

The caravan of Central American migrants traveling up through Mexico to the U.S. southern border is continuing to stir up political controversy. President Donald Trump is once again facing accusations of racism over his response to the matter, and now some of his supporters have decided to take illegal immigration issues into their own hands.

According to a new report, NBC News, Fox News and CNN have all announced that they will not air an anti-immigration ad sponsored by the 45th commander in chief, 72, which encourages viewers to vote Republican ahead of the midterms. The ad portrays members of the caravan, many of whom are women and children, as invaders and criminals and links them to an undocumented immigrant who was convicted of killing two law enforcement officials in California.

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“America cannot allow this invasion,” the voiceover exclaims. “President Trump and his allies will protect our border and keep our families safe.”

A spokesperson for NBC’s advertising sales department, Joe Benarroch, explained the decision to pull the ad in a statement published by NBC News: “After further review, we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible.”

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Fox News pulled the ad without refuting anything specific about its content or tone. “Upon further review, FOX News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either FOX News Channel or FOX Business Network,” Marianne Gambelli, the president of ad sales for the network, said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

CNN, meanwhile, never agreed to air the ad in the first place.

After Donald Trump Jr. complained on Twitter that CNN “refused to run” the ad, a CNN spokesperson responded in a tweet saying, “CNN has made it abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist. When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined. Those are the facts.”

In addition, Facebook stopped the ad from circulating via paid promotion because it allegedly violates the social network’s “sensational content” policy. That said, the ad is still up on President Trump’s verified Facebook page, where it has been viewed more than 300,000 times.

NBC, Fox News, CNN, Facebook and the White House did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment. On Monday, the president stood by the ad, despite accusations that it was offensive. “Well, a lot of things are offensive,” he told reporters, according to NBC News. “Your questions are offensive a lot of times.”

Amid ongoing threats from Trump, thousands of migrants are continuing their journey through Mexico and toward the U.S. border, in search of a safer and more prosperous life. According to The New York Times, the migrants — who are fleeing poverty and violence in their home countries, including Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala — travel in caravans for protection against the criminals that stalk their trip north.

On Sunday, the migrant caravan, still about 4,000 people deep, entered the city of Cordoba in the Mexican state of Veracruz after completing what was known as the “route of death,” NBC reported. On Monday, several hundred travelers hit another milestone, arriving at Mexico City, according to BBC. The fractured group is still hundreds of miles away, and it’s unclear if it will reunite or where along the U.S. it will attempt to enter.

Amid Trump’s repeated attacks on the caravan, which he has turned into an election issue, some American citizens are so concerned about the issue that they’ve banded together to try to prevent the travelers from entering — alongside the military presence that the president has already ordered at the border.

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According to Defense Department planning documents obtained by Newsweek, an “estimated 200 unregulated armed militia members currently operating along the southwest border,” and there have been multiple “reported incidents” of them “stealing National Guard equipment.” The documents further explain that the groups “operate under the guise of citizen patrols supporting .”

One of these organizations is the Minuteman Project, which refers to itself as “citizen’s Neighborhood Watch on the southern border,” the magazine reports.

“We believe our nation is under attack by foreigners who refuse to accept the rule of law on how to become a citizen in the United States,” the project’s national political director Howie Morgan told the outlet. “Instead of following the rules, they are using our nation’s laws as a shortcut to get in front of the line.”

The Minuteman Project also encouraged forming more militia groups in a message on its homepage. “Your presence is needed everywhere along the 2,000-mile border from San Diego, California to Brownsville, Texas at any time for the next 90 days,” the statement read.

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As tensions over illegal immigration reach new heights, the president is making progress with his long-standing campaign promise to build a wall dividing Mexico and the U.S.

On Friday, CBS reported that the Texas-based construction company SLSCO received a $ 220 million contract to, in February, start constructing an 18-foot reinforced concrete levee wall in the Rio Grande valley, the busiest section for border crossings. SLSCO will also raise the height of existing fences.


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No Jacket Required: First Lady Melania Trump Visits Border Patrol Station and Processing Center in Arizona

MELANIA’S SECOND ACT: Attire is generally an aside with White House pool reports, but Melania Trump’s outfit Thursday was clearly stated in the first and second reports detailing her arrival at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., en route to a detention center visit.
Leaving nothing to chance after wearing a controversial Zara jacket to visit migrant children separated from their parents in McAllen, Tex., the First Lady deplaned wearing a black top with three-quarter sleeves, white pants with black piping, black pointy flats and large black sunglasses. She later changed into white sneakers, according to a pool report. A week ago FLOTUS sparked an international firestorm by wearing an Army green Zara jacket with “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” printed in large lettering on the back.
Her 80-minute stop at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Tucson station included a roundtable discussion with federal officials and a rancher. The talk included U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner Kevin McAleenan, U.S. Marshal David Gonzales, ICE ERO deputy field operations director Jesse Williams and others. FLOTUS also had a closed press tour of an intelligence center.
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Jada Pinkett Smith’s ‘Heart Is Screaming’ for Families Separated at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Jada Pinkett Smith is the latest celebrity to speak out against the Trump administration’s child separation policy.

The Girls Trip star, 46, posted a photo to Instagram on Wednesday showing a crying child trapped in a cage.

“This is our solution in handling immigration? Has history taught us nothing? My heart is screaming,” she captioned the image.

Since President Donald Trump’s administration rolled out its “zero-tolerance” immigration policy — which prosecutes undocumented immigrants who cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico — more than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents since April, it’s been reported.

On Wednesday, the president did an about-face, signing an executive order reversing his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they illegally cross at the border.

Pinkett Smith joined a chorus of other celebrities who have also spoken out against the policy.

After House Speaker Paul Ryan shared a Father’s Day post on Twitter talking about how his life changed when he became a dad, John Legend shot back, “Seriously, f— you. Reunite the families at the border and we can talk about father’s day.”

The tweet came days after Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, announced they were making a $ 288K donation to the ACLU on President Trump’s birthday to draw attention to the “immigrant families seeking asylum and refuge in America being ripped apart due to the inhumane policies of the Trump administration.”

In response to a statement from First Lady Melania Trump where she said she “hates to see children separated from their families,” Kathy Griffin fired back in a tweet on Sunday. “F— you, Melanie,” she said, spelling Mrs. Trump’s first name wrong. “You know damn well your husband can end this immediately…you feckless complicit piece of s—.”

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Lin-Manuel Miranda retweeted a viral photo shared by his father, Luis, of a two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker crying as her mother was searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border last week. Luis said that despite having a great Father’s Day planned with his family, he couldn’t “shake image of this little girl that Trump is traumatizing.”

The Hamilton creator and star replied, “Same boat as you, Pa. Sick to my stomach and heartbroken for our nation this Father’s Day. Love you.”

Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano, Common, Ellen DeGeneres and more celebrities also spoke out against the current conditions.


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Matt Damon Speaks Out Against Donald Trump’s Proposed Border Wall

Matt Damon, star of the upcoming movie “The Great Wall,” isn’t really “a believer in walls.” Specifically, walls proposed by President Donald Trump

In a new interview with People, Damon spoke out about the president’s plan to erect a wall between the United States and Mexico, as well as Trump’s idea that Mexico will pay for it

“I believe that history belongs to the cooperators,” the actor said, before noting that he doesn’t think “Mexico is going to pay for our infrastructure any more than we’re going to pay for their highways, you know what I mean? That’s just not going to happen. But, that’s where we are and we’ll see how it all plays out.”

Damon continued, “Hopefully the people of Mexico understand that the people of our country, the majority of them, don’t believe that we should be putting any walls up.”

When Trump was campaigning for the presidency, Damon expressed his discontent over the possibility of seeing the former “Apprentice” host in the White House.

“I’m kind of amazed we’ve arrived at this point,” he said during a 2016 interview with ABC News’ “Popcorn with Peter Travers. “I’m concerned.” 

“There’s no way we can let this guy be the [president],” he added. “To let that dude have the nuclear football, are you kidding me? That’s dangerous. He’s impulsive and rash, and doesn’t seem to think deeply about too many things.”

Following Trump’s election, however, Damon, took on a more diplomatic tone. The actor, who has openly admitted he didn’t vote for the Republican candidate, told NBC, “A successful American president is good for all of us and we really have to be rooting for him right now.” 

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North West India, July 1897. Simon and Alice Fonthill are travelling with their old friend Jenkins to Marden, India for a 50th anniversary party with the Guides Corps. What begins as a peaceful journey becomes a dangerous battle as they find themselves ambushed by four Pathans. On arrival at Marden, their suspicions of conflict are confirmed as they are told of fresh trouble from the Pathans leading Simon and his comrade, 352 Jenkins, to join the charge in protecting a nearby fort. Afterwards, their respite is short-lived when Simon is tasked by Viceroy Elgin to deliver a very important letter to the Amir in Kabul. For her safety, Alice only travels as far as fort Landi Kotal in the Khyber Pass. But strife prevails throughout the land; tribe fights with tribe and every man is a soldier ready to bloody his hands. Undertaking his mission in Kabul, Fonthill learns from the Amir that an army is heading towards the Pass to seize the forts and will undoubtedly leave most for dead. Can Fonthill and Jenkins battle their way back across the Pass to the fort? And will they make it in time to rescue Alice or will the merciless Pathans get there first?

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One of the questions humans constantly ask is whether art mirrors life. Back in the 1970s, when Memorex started mass producing high-quality audio cassettes, the company developed a brilliant advertising campaign that featured a series of television commercials starring the legendary jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald.

Today’s digital technology allows artists and scientists to simulate all kinds of phenomena. From fractals and algorithms to CGI animation and DNA sequencing, the scientific processes we now take for granted would have seemed unbelievable several decades ago.

Futurist Ray Kurzweil is adamant in his prediction that robots will soon achieve a level of artificial intelligence that allows them to replace humans in most work situations. What robotics engineers have continually failed to achieve, however, is to make their creations experience such human emotions as fear, insecurity, joy, grief, sensuality, and lust.

In theatre and film, a director’s influence over an actor can tread a fine, fine line between inspiration and abuse. Is an exceptionally gifted director a visionary, a narcissist, or a sexual predator? A liberator, a spiritual guru, or a Svengali?

Two new films deal with directors whose brash exploitation of others and internal confusion about themselves blur the lines between fantasy and reality. In each film, the results are fascinating and sexually provocative.

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Screened during the 2014 Frameline Film Festival, Mexican filmmaker Julian Hernández’s visual feast for horny voyeurs is entitled I Am Happiness On Earth. The film centers around the real-life and fantasy exploits of a filmmaker named Emiliano (Hugo Catalán) who is nearly allergic to monogamy and whose libido and cravings for hedonistic outlets can usually be satisfied by a convenient rent boy.

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Although Emiliano is working on a film that utilizes the dancers in a troupe founded by his close friend (Gloria Contreras), some people in his close circle speculate that Emiliano is only making the film because of his physical attraction to male dancers.

Without doubt, the handsome, young Octavio (Alan Ramirez) has captured Emiliano’s fancy. Though Octavio is recovering from an injury, he also has a fairly solid sense of self. After Emiliano comes on strong and beds the young dancer, he starts to lose interest and casually turns his attention to another man. When Emiliano fails to respond to Octavio’s messages, the young dancer seeks comfort in the arms of two female friends while the filmmaker pursues fresh meat.

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Octavio (Alan Ramirez) and Emiliano (Hugo Catalán)

For Emiliano, his creative process often goes dick-in-hand with his sexual conquests. Once he moves on to another project, he starts looking for new erotic stimulation as well. As he works on filming the erotic sequences for a new project, Emiliano performs behind the camera as well as in front of it (indulging in casual sex with actors and friends without caring much about anyone’s feelings).

What Hernández does spectacularly well is capture the sensuousness of a dancer’s beautifully toned body and use it as a vessel of desire, sexual fulfillment, and art in motion. Some may claim that I Am Happiness On Earth is little more than high-quality porn; others will see it as a voyeuristic feast offered up to viewers with no restraints.

What Hernández excels at is framing sexual desire, from the earliest hints of seduction through the process of cruising, conquering, and eventually trying to accommodate a nagging distraction. Deep, passionate looks of love alternate with the pain of betrayal, resentment at being taken for granted, and a steady parade of beautiful bodies engaged in gay, straight, and bisexual couplings.

If one’s taste in porn bends toward high-quality art, this is the film for you. If, on the other hand, you’re the slightest bit prudish, move on and leave the sexual delicacies for those who can appreciate their beauty. Here’s the extended trailer:

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If I Am Happiness On Earth often feels like a full frontal, balls-to-the-wall fuck fest in vivid color with beautiful bodies, Roman Polanski’s sly adaptation of Venus In Fur resembles a game of strip poker between a sexually repressed intellectual and a ditzy actress who ricochets back and forth between an exhausted, rain-soaked woman and avenging goddess with remarkable skill. An intimate tale which makes strategic use of leather corsets, dog collars, servant’s uniforms and some well-timed lightning, Venus in Fur offers BDSM fetishists a delightful evening onstage as well as on screen.

Based on the David Ives play which premiered off-Broadway in 2010 before moving uptown the following year (with Nina Arianda delivering a powerhouse performance as Vanda Jordan and Hugh Dancy replacing Wes Bentley as Thomas Novachek), this powerful dramedy has undergone a stunning transformation while being adapted for the screen. What seemed like a piece which needed a live audience to make it come to life has, instead, become an even more mischievous and emotionally satisfying gender mystery with a delicate musical score by Alexandre Desplat that almost makes it seem like a caper comedy.

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Emmanuelle Seigner (Vanda) and Matthieu Amalric (Thomas)
in a scene from Venus in Fur

In the following set of video clips, the playwright describes the process that led to the creation of his successful stage script and the casting challenges faced by his creative team.

Polanski (who had been looking for a project he could work on with his wife) got involved with adapting Venus in Fur shortly after his agent handed him a copy of the script at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. A year later, Polanski was back at Cannes with the finished product. In describing the process of working with David Ives to come up with a screenplay, the legendary filmmaker explains that:

“In the play, everything happens in an audition room; it’s fairly flat. However, in France, in particular in private theatres, where there is no repertory company, actor’s auditions are often held on a stage. So my first thought was to transpose the action to a theatre. Being in a theatre changes everything right from the start. Being able to move between the stage and the auditorium (not to mention backstage) opened up a whole lot of new possibilities. First we made cuts to the dialogue and changed certain scenes. Our aim was really to make it into a film. Our work was very detailed in that respect even though, when we were shooting, I changed some situations and improvised some movements.”

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Emmanuelle Seigner (Vanda) and Matthieu Amalric (Thomas)
in a scene from Venus in Fur

While the stage set for Venus in Fur is a stark rehearsal room, Polanski has moved the action inside a darkened theatre where the set for a musical Western is still standing on the otherwise deserted stage. This allows the director to drop a perverse clue to viewers (which will probably only be picked up by theatre people) when the hands-on Vanda moves over to the lighting board and proceeds to use the equipment to establish the mood she would prefer for her onstage audition with the playwright.

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Emmanuelle Seigner (Vanda) and Matthieu Amalric (Thomas)
in a scene from Venus in Fur

I was curious to see how the film adaptation of Venus in Fur (which is performed in French) would fare with surtitles being used throughout the movie. Much to my surprise, it helped matters immensely.

Whereas, in the stage performance I saw, there were many moments when the audience’s laughter drowned out key lines of dialogue, nothing is lost in the film’s translation. Polanski’s freedom to work with various camera angles is enhanced by the fact that the actress playing Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) is his wife and that Mathieu Amalric (who portrays Thomas in the film) is not only a gifted stage director but one of the most intuitive and brilliant internal actors in French film.

Timing, as they say, is everything. In the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s odious decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, feminists will take special delight in the way Vanda schools Thomas about women, gender roles, and his latent desire to submit to a dominant female. It’s worth noting that Polanski’s direction of Venus in Fur is greatly enhanced by the subtle work of cinematographer Pawel Edelman. Here’s the trailer:

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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