Politics around the world
Some people in France really want to elect Barack Obama as their president.
Obama17 is a guerilla political campaign that’s responsible for the 500 posters that went up around Paris over the weekend. They’ve admitted that it’s a joke, kind of, but they’re still trying to gather 1 million signatures to entice Obama to run. The French go to the polls on April 23rd for their first round of voting. One candidate has to gain more than 50 percent of the vote in order to win. If no one achieves that, there’s another round of voting for the top two candidates on May 7th. [CNN]
The Oscars got pretty political this year.
Several attendees wore blue ribbons to show support for the ACLU. Actor and filmmaker Gael García Bernal spoke out against President Trump’s border wall with Mexico. And Ava DuVernay, who was nominated for Best Documentary for her film 13th, chose to wear a gown by a Lebanese designer, specifically because she wanted to support an artist from a Muslim-majority country. [New York Magazine]