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Gay marriage: Can online activism make a difference?

The gay rights advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has launched an effort on Facebook to sway public opinion on same-sex marriage. Can social media activism be quantified and transformed into a significant force in American politics? Millions of Facebook and Twitter users across the globe changed their user profile pictures last week to a version of the HRC equals sign logo, showing their support for same-sex marriage as the issue was being weighed by the US Supreme Court.But some question whether viral campaigns on social media will ultimately have any impact in Washington DC.

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The View from the Streets: Immigration

A crew of intrepid Citizen TV makers learning to shoot with WORLDbytes, take to the streets to investigate public attitudes to immigration. On asking people what they think about the idea of ‘Open Borders’ many responses are refreshingly positive. Some may argue this is because it’s Hackney and Wood Green in Cosmopolitan London but its clear old fashioned ‘racism’ has had its day. Politicians can not blame the 2nd class citizenship they impose through immigration law on public attitudes. ‘Too few resources’ for ‘too many people’ is more common but we’ll visit the streets to check out public views on that next.

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Io Tillett Wright: Fifty shades of gay

Artist Io Tillett Wright has photographed 2,000 people who consider themselves somewhere on the LGBTQ spectrum and asked many of them: Can you assign a percentage to how gay or straight you are? Most people, it turns out, consider themselves to exist in the gray areas of sexuality, not 100% gay or straight. Which presents a real problem when it comes to discrimination: Where do you draw the line?

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