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Check Out Your Horoscope For The Week Of November 11th

Aries

We know you’re all about motion and action, Aries, but with your ruling planet Mercury going retrograde on the 16th, you’ll want to get all of your ducks in a row in the days leading up to it. Remember that it’s a bad idea to start new projects or commitments during a retrograde, so getting your life sorted before then is the best way to come out of one smoothly. Ironically, this same Friday sees Venus plop right into your relationship sector, which will have you on cloud 9 in terms of love. If you’re single, its soulmate time. No, seriously. This could mean wedding bells. If you’re in a relationship, be ready for great collaboration with your partner where you’re both on the same page and exactly where you want to be – with each other.

Taurus

As Mercury turns retrograde on Friday the 16th, you’ll want to watch your spending habits, Taurus. As a bull, you certainly love the finer things but take this time to reconsider your relationship with your finances. Luckily, you’ve got more important things to focus on than money right now. Yeah, we’re talking romance. Your ruling planet Venus will turn direct in Libra the same day as Mercury retrograde, so who can even be bothered with the most-feared of astrological movements when you’re about to reignite the sparks with your current lover and build something even stronger together?

Gemini

Mercury may be turning retrograde on the 16th, but this day also sees Mars moving into your career sector. While your love life can get confusing this week, at least you have more important financial and professional matters to focus your energy on. If you’re single, you could meet someone you share an incredible connection with, but if you’re currently in a relationship, you and your partner might not be on the same page about stuff you used to be. Try to be a good listener and don’t jump to any conclusions just yet. Instead, do your best to focus on work this week, where you know you can shine.

Cancer

Mercury’s impending retrograde on the 16th allows you the time to refocus on yourself and tap into your inner spirituality. What are you doing that has been holding you back? As you reassess and find some alone time, you’ll come out of your shell knowing how to push through those challenges to get you where you need to be. Remember that tense family situation with a partner last week, Cancer? All problems should soon be rectified and you’ll feel the balance back in your partnership again. And if you’re single, rely on some family members who’ve been forcing you to meet someone they think you’ll like. This time, they actually got it right!

Leo

Mercury may be turning retrograde on the 16th, but you won’t even seem to notice it, Leo! That’s because, on the very same day, Venus turns direct in your house of career, making your ideas in the workplace heard and appreciated. You’ll start making much better progress at your job. Minding that retrograde, however, it’s best to use these next three weeks to save all that money you’ll hopefully find yourself earning. Save your acorns for the winter, essentially. Or, as a lion, I guess – save that fresh antelope kill? You get the idea. Your love life is about to pop off, as well, because of course it will. You easily attract attention and this week will be no less. In fact, you’ll be especially lucky in love.

Virgo

Mercury will turn retrograde on the 16th, meaning don’t make any big purchases or sign on to any new commitments. With Venus also turning direct in your sign on the same day, however, this’ll be easy. Your finances will go back up right where they need to be, so make sure to keep them there with financially-sound choices. What’s the only thing better than money? Well, I guess that’s debatable, but most people of sound mind would argue…sex! Expect to see your romantic life take a spicier turn in the bedroom – and you definitely won’t be complaining about it!

Libra

You’re back in your element this week, Libra, feeling the balance in those scales once again. On Friday, Mercury turns retrograde, but Mars also enters your 6th house of work and health. You’ll be killing it from the inside out now that you’ve finally gotten your groove back. Your shine is nothing short of illuminant this week! With that said, if you feel like that certain someone in an important relationship isn’t seeing the glow you and everyone else knows you have, this is the time reevaluate if that partnership is truly serving you anymore. Don’t let anyone dull this sparkle!

Scorpio

A New Moon on the 8th sees Jupiter move into your financial house, kicking things up for you and your finances. Be wise with that money when Mercury goes retrograde on the 16th and don’t make any unnecessary spending choices that burn away that new cash. Venus turns direct for you the same day and your love life will be on fire, Scorpio! If you’re partnered up, you and your love with have no problem keeping each other warm for the winter, and if you’re single, you’ll have a clearer head when it comes to deciding which potential partner is truly the best fit for you and that passionate sting.

Sagittarius

Mercury’s retrograde on the 16th will leave you feeling confused and like you have to overexplain yourself. The problem is is that it’s all in your head. Since Mercury is your planet of love, these misunderstandings in your relationship aren’t as bad as they seem. In fact, they’re more or less just in your head as your sign goes through a bit of a foggy time. Don’t overthink the small stuff because your partner is there for you. The same goes for you and your career, as you may find yourself making dumb errors at work. They won’t be detrimental, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be feeling okay about your missteps. What’s more important is that you stay calm and cool in the wake of these so no one thinks you can’t handle the stress.

Capricorn

Your career planet Venus ends its retrograde the same day Mercury begins theirs, and it all goes down on the 16th. As you smooth out some old residual issues at work, take the time to relax your body and your mind to come out of Mercury’s retrograde stronger. On the same day, you might realize that someone you’ve been seeing just doesn’t fit into your life the way you thought they would. It’s time to make a choice, but know that you’re better off for it, Cap.

Aquarius

Venus turns direct on the 16th, which happens to be your planet of home and family life. Take this time to work on home improvement projects and anything that will make your home more, well…homier! However, the same day will see Mercury, your planet of true love, retrograde for the next three weeks. There will be miscommunication between you and your closest friends. Perhaps you gave bad advice, have been ditching them for a new love interest, or don’t feel ready to introduce a new special someone to your circle just yet. First impressions won’t go well this week, so hold off until December to clear the air with those friends. For right now, at least, communication might just feel haywire.

Pisces

Mercury retrograde has a way of unfairly affecting Pisces the most, doesn’t it? Having this planet as your ruler of love, home, and family life means retrogrades affect the things most important to a Pisces in the most annoying way. However, this final one of the year will probably barely be noticed, my little fish. Since Jupiter moved into your house of career last week, you’ll see financial issues fade away and the encouragement to move forward. If you’re in a relationship, it’s all about sticking with your partner and not playing the blame game over past financial mistakes. It’s all getting sorted now. Single fish might find themselves flirting with a certain hottie at the office. Well, we told you your career would get better. Haha!


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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

Last week, Mexican feminist activists took over the National Human Rights Commissions federal building in a move to bring greater awareness to the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide that has racked Mexico for decades.

According to the federal Interior Secretariat, the statistics in Mexico have recently taken a turn for the worse.

Domestic violence against women has became an even more acute problem since the pandemic has forced women to stay insider with their abusers. Emergency distress calls reporting domestic violence have risen by 50%.

The occupation of the Human Rights building is just another chapter in the saga of the “Ni Una Menos” (Not One More Woman) movement, an anti-femicide collective born in Argentina that has steadily been gaining steam in Mexico since 2019.

In recent years, anti-femicide demonstrations have been sparked by various heinous crimes against women or girls that have been largely overlooked by law enforcement officials. 

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Unfortunately, the government of Mexico has appeared to be apathetic to the wave of femicide that is overwhelming the women of their country.

Recently, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked to address Mexico’s gender violence epidemic, he demurred, stating that he didn’t “want femicide to detract” from the raffle his administration was holding for the sale of the presidential airplane.

As for the feminist activists at the heart of Ni Una Menos and the federal building occupation, the government’s failure to respond to anti-woman violence is the primary fuel for their anger. 

“We’re here so that the whole world will know that in Mexico they kill women and nobody does anything about it,” said Yesenia Zamudio to the LA Times. According to Zamudio, she is still seeking justice for the murder of her 19-year-old daughter four years ago.

The women of Mexico appear to be fed up, grasping at any and all tactics that have the potential to incite change on a grander scale.

Their tactics may seem dramatic to some, but it’s undeniable that they are no longer being ignored. As of now, the radical activists are pulling attention-grabbing stunts like decorating a portrait of Mexican Revolution leader Francisco Madero with lipstick and purple hair.

They’re also making headlines for vandalizing the federal building’s walls and splashing paint on the doors of the presidential palace.

One thing is for sure: something has to change. Otherwise, thousands of innocent women and girls will continue to be raped, abused, and murdered while their perpetrators escape with immunity. 

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has officially picked his running mate.

In a history-making announcement, Biden revealed that he had tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP Pick.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Biden held his first campaign event alongside running mate Kamala Harris in Delaware.

During their speeches, the two candidates wore masks and kept their distance in keeping with COVID-19 standards.

Speaking about his VP pick, Biden described Harris as coming from an “America’s story.” Biden described Harris as “a child of immigrants” who “knows personally how immigrant families enrich our country as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up Black and Indian-American in the United States of America,” he explained. “And this morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially little Black and brown girls that feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities, but today — today just maybe they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way as president and vice presidents.”

In a speech of her own, Harris emphasized the importance of family and urged citizens to vote.  “We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be,” she said. “Joe likes to say that character is on the ballot. And it’s true,” she explained. “I’ve had a lot of titles over my career and certainly vice president will be great. But ‘Momala’ will always be the one that means the most.”

Harris’s nomination makes her the first Black and first Indian-American woman on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Harris is a former prosecutor from California who challenged Biden in her own presidential bid last year. Her nomination makes her the fourth woman to appear on a major presidential ballot. Before her, Geraldine Ferraro ran as a Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. In 2008, Republican Sarah Palin ran as a vice presidential nominee, later in 2016, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden’s choice was one that has long been in the works. In March of this year, he revealed that he would make a point to have a woman as his running mate and in July he announced that he had narrowed his picks down to four Black women.

Kamala Harris was elected to Congress in 2016.

This has been Harris’ first term as a senator. Before, she served as the California attorney general. During her time as AG, Harris formed a lasting friendship with Biden’s late son Beau who was attorney general at the time in Delaware. Writing about Beau’s death, in her memoir The Truths We Hold, Harris recalled that “there were periods when I was taking the heat when Beau and I talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” she wrote in her memoir. “We had each other’s backs.”

Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. Harris attended his funeral.

During his announcement, Biden mentioned Harris’ friendship with his son.

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden tweeted. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

So far, it seems there are quite a bit of Harris x Biden supporters.

Fans were quick to give their support and applaud her candidacy.

In a tweet acknowledging her nomination, Harris wrote “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Here’s to 2020 y’all. Get ready to make history.

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