Dismaland, a creation of the world-famous graffiti artist Banksy, has now closed its doors and will be sending all of its park materials away…
But don't weep for Banksy, as they're going to a very important cause!
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The "bemusement park," which had been set up earlier this summer in Weston-super-Mare, England, announced on its website this week that it will be shutting down and no longer being used to critique capitalism, police brutality, war, and other social and cultural issues as it had been doing.
A statement on the park's website read:
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Not sure if we're buying her excuse…
Earlier this week, we reported on a Hungarian camerawoman who was fired from her job at a TV station after video surfaced of her kicking and tripping Syrian refugees who were trying to flee Serbia and enter Hungary.
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Petra Laszlo was quickly fired for her awful reaction to seeing refugees — many carrying children — simply trying to run from a detention center towards a better life in Europe.
And now, Petra has apologized for her actions, though she claims she's not racist or bigoted and that she doesn't want "political witch hunts" against her because of it.
First, if you forgot (or missed it!), here's one of the offending videos (below):
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This is disgusting.
Dozens of refugees were desperate to escape police officers at a Hungarian camp on Tuesday when a camerawoman decided to get involved in the WORST way.
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The Serbian refugees are fed up with overcrowding and poor conditions in camps along the Hungarian border, and are desperately trying to escape to Germany and Austria to look for work.
As they run, a woman who worked for N1TV can be seen on video tripping and kicking refugees — including children.
Here's the horrifying video of the camerawoman tripping a man carrying a small child while running from police:
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Angelina Jolie has been married to her longtime man and baby daddy Brad Pitt for nearly a week, and she's finally ready to talk.
After a very secret ceremony with no photos, we've been dying for any little detail!
Well Angie finally released a statement on Friday, but it wasn't about wedding bells. It was about war.
The special envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees used the moment on the world's stage to shine the spotlight on an important cause: the civil war in Syria. She said:
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Our culture has a tendency to go from one terrible crisis to the next.
But the problems that we slowly devote less attention to are sometimes still going strong.
Angelina Jolie hopes to put the spotlight back on the terrible events still happening in Syria with this new video that features
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Eddie Izzard is known for being one of the funniest comedians, not only in England, but in the world!
Just because he knows how to tickle some funny bones - that doesn't mean life is all giggles for him!
He proved that point when he went to Syria to meet with some of the child refugees over there, and what he found was just heartbreaking!
We cannot believe the squalid conditions these CHILDREN are forced to survive through, and it's just awful that these kids have been put in such a desperate situation!
We're glad to see this man bring awareness to a place that so desperately needs it.
Check out the video of Eddie Izzard's investigative report by clicking PLAY (above) !!!
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The girl must be feeling on top of the world right now!
Who says you can't have it all???
Actress Angelina Jolie has been caught up in pre-wedded bliss ever since the announcement of her engagement to Brad Pitt, and already, it looks like the gifts are pouring in!
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced today that Angie has now been named a special envoy for the organization!
After committing over a
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