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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It’s important! Kimberly Crenshaw on Intersectionality

It's important! Kimberly Crenshaw on Intersectionality
Understanding what is happening in our complex society requires thinking of situations in terms of the interaction between simultaneous factors taking place on multiple levels. But even if we do think in these terms we can still miss gross injustices or patent failings in our well-meaning actions. Why? Because if we consider situations from separate multiple perspectives, many things that happen at the intersection of these perspectives or factors fall through the cracks and we fail to see injustice or violence or disempowerment or disqualification that happen just there...
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Thought /

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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Devil’s Bargain

Devil's Bargain
Devil's Bargain. Striking book by Joshua Brown about the relationship between Bannon and Trump and the frightening ideas that underlie and drive Bannon's action behind the Trump campaign and subsequent presidency...
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News /

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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Faster than a car!

Faster than a car!
Ivan Illich famously said that the bicycle was faster than the car, all considered. Of course, there are some preconditions to be fulfilled before that can be true which have more to do with society than bicycles or cars...
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Humour, Thought /

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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Lonely man hangs out with longtime friend

Lonely man hangs out with longtime friend
The White House admits Trump hung out with Putin at the end of an official dinner with heads of state at G19+1. According to a report in the Guardian, they sat apart and out of earshot and had an animated conversation assisted only by Putin's translator...
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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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Who’s the boss?

Who's the boss?
Remember the tiny Trumps? Gotta laugh! Better than crying or ripping your hair out. And I bet laughing at 45 has far more impact than screaming at what he says and does...
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Humour /

The Brexit blokes!

The Brexit blokes!
How Brexit blokes do business: with no papers but also no women, at least that's the impression this photo gives of the core negotiators...
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This is not a poem | Anthony Anaxagorou

This is not a poem | Anthony Anaxagorou
This is not a poem written and read by Anthony Anaxagorou.
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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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Coldplay & Big Sean – Miracles (someone special)

Coldplay & Big Sean - Miracles (someone special)
Not scared to be strong! Miracles performed by Cold Play and Big Sean...
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News, Performance /

Criminalise abortion

Criminalise abortion
Trump and his team of male thugs at work undoing women's reproductive rights...
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Questioning research

Questioning research
Beyond the question of the responsibility of major corporations in funding research to further their vested interests ...
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News, Thought /

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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Protect Net Neutrality

Protect Net Neutrality
If the Trump administration gives  Internet access providers the right to pick and chose how they grant access to the Internet, it opens the door to partitioning the Net between haves and have-nots, with ultra high-speed broadband services for the rich and pitifully slow Internet, if any access at all, for the poor and marginalised...
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Naomi Klein: No is not enough

Naomi Klein: No is not enough
Naomi Klein's book, No is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics. is thought-provoking, inspiring and extremely moving...
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News, Thought /

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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