We the People at Bonn COP

We the People at Bonn COP

Democracy Now is broadcasting all this week from the climate summit in Bonn. In this extract, we see the protest of climate activists from the We the People movement against the one and only session organised at the summit by the Tr*ump administration ...


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Don’t talk about guns after a massacre

Don't talk about guns after a massacre

Seen from abroad this rabid attachment to guns, in which individuals proudly stockpile deadly weapons, despite the slaughter gun-possession leads to verges on collective madness. When are Americans going to have the courage to stand up and say "No!" to guns?


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Puerto Rico: ‘We are dying,’ says San Juan’s mayor

Puerto Rico: 'We are dying,' says San Juan's mayor

As Trump criticises the mayor of San Juan, how I wish that I could banish the man and his cronies to the most remote and devastated part of Puerto Rica.


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Trump guilty of crimes against humanity

Irma denying climate breakdown

Trump is guilty of crimes against humanity. Enough is enough. Let's call a spade a spade. As record-breaking Hurricane Irma devastates islands in the Caribbean and heads towards Florida, as Houston reels under the impact of Hurricane Harvey, as forest fires rage through the drought-stricken west coast of the US, not to mention massive flooding around the world, Trump stands up in front of oil workers in a North Dakota refinery and boasts about quitting the Paris climate deal and giving the go-ahead for several major oil pipelines...


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Women are not objects to be used and abused

Women are not objects
Women are not objects. Yet news from around the world underlines how many men act as if they were, while key figures, like Trump, set a disastrous example. Today it was announced that a ten-year-old Indian girl, victim of repeated rape by her step father, has given birth after having been refused the right to abortion by the Indian Supreme Court. Meanwhile in England in a number of towns girls and women have been and still are being groomed then abused by gangs of men...
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Enough is enough, but beware damage by his minions

Enough is enough, but beware damage by his minions
Enough of the clown. That attention is so focused on him is not surprising. He knows how to hold media attention with his outrageous and shocking behaviour. People are understandably up in arms against his words and acts. Not only is he a staunch neo-liberalist out to rape the world and most of its people for the betterment of a select few, but recent events have reminded everyone that he is and always has been a racist...
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Race-hatred fanned by fawning authorities

Race-hatred fanned by fawning authorities
Race-hatred is being fanned across the U.S. but also in many other countries. Both right-wing politicians and certain media fuel discontent, repeatedly and incorrectly heaping blame on those who are different. The campaign for Brexit was a flagrant example of a nationalist, isolationist discourse with heavy racist undertones...
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Private military enforce corporate agenda

private security forces
Private military enforce corporate agendas. There is increasing recourse to private military not only to backup or even replace the army in conflict zones, but also to enforce the agenda of industrial conglomerates as in the eviction of peaceful demonstrators at Standing Rock who were attempting to halt the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The proposed pipeline was against the will of indigenous peoples and disastrous for local water supplies and, more globally, against efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses, These concerns were of little interest to the petroleum companies whose only idea was to make a quick buck at the expense of the Earth and the indigenous peoples. Hired security staff were on hand to enforce the will of the companies and the neoliberal administration...
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Word-ban: How to combat climate change

Word-ban
Word-ban! How to end climate change? Easy. Ban the use of the word! In his visionary novel, 1984, George Orwell wrote: In the end, we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible because there will be no words in which to express it.  Out of sheer greed and/or ideological short-sightedness, Trump and his neoliberal buddies are using the same tactic to do away with climate change: ban the use of the expression and those words related to it...
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Elect an illiterate president

Elect an illiterate president
An illiterate president - the ultimate recipe for disaster. Understanding requires knowing the necessary words and being able to develop the concepts that underlie that understanding. Without the words, understanding the world is just not possible. Having an extremely limited vocabulary implies that the person is incapable of grasping even the simplest concepts let alone the complex interplay and interconnectedness that characterise the modern world...
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Make war for the few to get richer

Make war for the few to get richer
Make war for the few to get richer. On the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, in threatening North Korea Trump uses the same bellicose language as President Truman’s warning to Japan before bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Except the circumstances and the motivations are very different...
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Donald Trump, disaster incarnate

Donald Trump, disaster incarnate
Donald Trump, disaster incarnate. Trump's reckless and incompetent approach to governance is nothing short of a disaster-creating machine. Naomi Klein in No is Not Enough. Defeating the New Shock Politics. While there are so many recipes for disaster trumped up or exploited by the gang of neoliberals currently making a power grab around the world, one of the central factors of disaster is Trump himself...
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Blame, divide & build walls

Blame, divide & build walls
Blame, divide and build walls. As a recipe for disaster, what better than dividing up the population, blaming certain minorities for all the ills and then building walls. Not only does it throw the world into disarray, but it undermines the natural and very necessary human reaction to disaster: solidarity...
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Privatise & militarise the police

Privatise & militarise the police
More and more money is being spent on militarising the police supposedly because of the threat of terrorism and armed crime by migrant populations. But a quick look at some of the articles and links quoted below shows that it is not terrorists who are the major target of police repression and violence, but rather marginalised populations and dissidents...
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Deny climate change

Deny climate change
Why deny what the vast majority of scientists say is proven? Why turn a blind eye on the increasing number of extreme weather conditions worldwide? Just take, for example, the latest report published in Science Advances and reported in The Guardian predicting the weather by the end of the century that could kill even the healthy in some regions of the world if nothing is done to halt global warming...
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Kill the pig!

Kill the pig!
"Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in!" was what the stranded boys chanted as they ran rampage on their island in search of one of their number to slaughter. Surely it is unlikely to see such a scene from William Golding's Lord of the Flies in what is supposed to be one of the most sophisticated societies in the world.  Yet the American president just encouraged police chiefs to take justice into their own hands and wreak violence on the 'bad guys'. He's taking down the very structures and limits that make our lives livable.  And he is doing so purely in the interests of a small group of very rich people who will profit from the chaos he is spreading...
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Undermine the state

Undermine the state
Irrespective of who his audience is, Trump has to talk about himself and vilify those who are or that he imagines are against him. Here he was addressing 12-16-year-old scouts. His behaviour lastingly tarnishes the image of the Presidency and his actions wreak havoc on the state...
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Vilify immigrants

Vilify immigrants
Donald Trump vilifies illegal immigrants by treating them as 'animals' who 'slice and dice' beautiful young girls.--
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Ban transgender military

Ban transgender military
In a typical angry blast of early morning tweets, Trump kicked transgender people from the US military. That's over 15'000 people. Ostensibly a manoeuvre to gain support from certain US Senators for Trump's budget and his Mexican border wall who are against the military paying health costs for transgender people...
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Assist bombings in Yemen

Assist bombings in Yemen
Thousand's die every day from cholera in Yemen in an epidemic provoked by bombings by Saudi-led coalition with arms provided by the United States. Just another of those 'success' of the American president who was proud of signing such an enormous arms deal with the Saudi's. Enough of profit at the expense of human lives and wide-spread misery and suffering..
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Stop blockade of Gaza

Stop blockade of Gaza
In a supposed drive to stamp out terrorism, the systematic blockade of the Gaza Strip has led to intolerable living conditions for the Palestinian population. How can a nation that was a victim of the Holocaust afflict such suffering on fellow human beings? ...
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Energy companies go uncontrolled

Energy companies go uncontrolled
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) to dump 700,000 tons of contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean...
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Sabotage anti-smoking treaty

Sabotage anti-smoking treaty
Multinational PMI invests millions to sabotage anti-smoking treaty according to documents revealed by Reuters...
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Criminalise abortion

Criminalise abortion
Trump and his team of male thugs at work undoing women's reproductive rights...
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Poke fun at climate change scientists

Poke fun at climate change scientists
One tactic of the current US president and his hand-picked band of thugs is to poke fun at scientists investigating climate breakdown...
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Disaster Cookbook Gallery

Disaster Cookbook Gallery
Recipes for disaster: the cookbook liberally employed by NotMyPresident in its original form as an electronic illustrated picture book for wayward children that inspired the raping of the earth and the subjugation of its peoples...
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Fear-mongering

Fear-mongering
The message of 45 in his Poland speech was all about fear, painting images of a world teetering on the brink of disaster...
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