ICYMI is Fembot’s weekly news roundup, providing you last week’s feminist and social justice news.
- Renowned statisticians and computer scientists are urging Hillary Clinton’s party to demand a recount and audit of votes in key ‘battleground states,’ after suspicions of foreign interference and hacking may have manipulated the results of the election.
- Activists in Syria beg for the U.N and world leaders’ help in a video plea, to put an end to the ceaseless attacks on the city of Aleppo by the Russian air force and Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. The city has been devastated, and the total number of deaths since Bashar al-Assad’s government launched its military offensive on Tuesday continues to rise.
- The life of Miriam Makeba, the late South African singer and civil rights activist also known as Mama Africa, will be honored in an upcoming biopic. While there is little known about details of the film, it is set to be produced by Susan de Passe.
- Former President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to 21 artists, sports figures, scientists and philanthropists, in his final ceremony as president on Nov. 22. Among the honorees were Bill and Melinda Gates, Michael Jordan, architect Frank Gehry, Tom Hanks and Diana Ross.
- “The future always seemed bright, but it turns out that was just global warming.”
Check out Lucy Mihajlich’s dystiopian novel, Interface, which was released yesterday.
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